George Lucas Enjoys Doing "Goofy and Fun" Television
01.07.10 by BJSprecher
Writer/director/producer George Lucas gave the world two of the most thrilling and imaginative franchises in movie history with Star Wars and Indiana Jones. But despite legions of devoted fans and six of the ten highest-grossing sci-fi pictures of all time, he recently told Jon Stewart that he expected his life to turn out much differently than it has.
Lucas appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to promote his new book, George Lucas's Blockbusting, but spent most of the segment discussing Star Wars. Stewart opened the segment by chiding Lucas about a few plot holes — such as Luke and Leia Skywalker growing up under the nose of the Emperor and the Empire without being detected — and asked Lucas how he feels when fans criticize his work. Lucas commented, "Life is duality," and pointed out that there are now three generations of Star Wars fans who enjoy different parts of the overall mythology, from the original trilogy to the new trilogy to the Clone Wars animated series.
It's a work of fiction. It's a metaphor. It's not real. And, therefore, you can either like it or not like it ... whatever.
A recent rumor has Lucas planning an all-new trilogy, this time in 3-D, and there has been talk of a fifth Indiana Jones movie, but Lucas said that he is "having fun now doing television," referring to Clone Wars, saying that it is "a lot more goofy and fun" than making movies.