George Lucas “Felt Betrayed” By Disney Over ‘Star Wars’ Handling

The Director Wasn’t Happy With The Direction The Network Took With The New Films

September 25, 2019
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It is no secret that George Lucas has not been a fan of Disney’s version of his ‘Star Wars’ series. The original director made some negative comments about the film after ‘The Force Awakens’ was released in 2015. Now, in a new book by Bob Iger, The Disney CEO admitted that George Lucas “felt betrayed” by Disney after they didn’t use some of his ideas for new films.

In his new memoir, ‘The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned From 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company,’ Bob Iger discusses the relationship between the network and George Lucas, along with the original plans for the ‘Star Wars’ revival. In 2012, Disney purchased LucasFilm, along with story outlines of three new ‘Star Wars’ film. However, according to Iger it was never agreed that Lucas’ outlines would be used.

“George felt betrayed, and while this whole process would never have been easy for him, we’d gotten off to an unnecessarily rocky start,” says Iger in his new book. The CEO would continue saying Lucas didn’t do much to hide his disappointment. Apparently Lucas wasn’t happy that the new films didn’t have “enough visual or technical leaps forward.” While many fans are in agreement with Lucas, the films still made Disney millions, so clearly some fans were happy with them.

Via Entertainment Weekly