George Lucas, the legendary filmmaker behind iconic franchises like “Indiana Jones” and “Star Wars,” recently shared his candid thoughts about the current state of “Star Wars” under Disney’s helm. In a reflective mood at the 77th Cannes Festival, where he received a prestigious Palme d’Or, Lucas discussed both his groundbreaking work and his concerns about the beloved intergalactic saga’s direction.

Lucas opened up on how he managed to retain merchandising rights to his “Star Wars” universe, a savvy move that has since become legendary in the film industry. However, his tone shifted when the conversation turned to Disney’s stewardship of “Star Wars” since his sale of Lucasfilm to the entertainment behemoth in 2012.

In an interview, Lucas expressed his dissatisfaction, stating, “I was the one who really knew what ‘Star Wars’ was… who actually knew this world, because there’s a lot to it. The Force, for example, nobody understood the Force. When they started the new installments after I sold the company, many of the original ideas got lost. But that’s the way it is.” This sentiment reflects his lingering attachment and perhaps a sense of loss over the franchise he birthed.

Lucas’s words sparked a flurry of discussions among fans and critics alike. Opinions were divided—some agreed with Lucas’s view, feeling that the essence of “Star Wars” had shifted, while others appreciated the fresh perspectives introduced by new creators. As debates rage on, it’s clear that “Star Wars,” much like The Force, continues to generate powerful reactions.

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