LucasFilm President Kathleen Kennedy has revealed that George Lucas has seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens and has given his opinion. Kennedy told THR that Lucas “really liked” the film after attending an early screening.
Vulture then asked Lucas to elaborate on his thoughts. “I think the fans are going to love it,” he said. “It’s very much the kind of movie they’ve been looking for.”
Lucas recently compared letting go of his franchise to going through a divorce.
“There is no such thing as working over someone’s shoulder,” he told The Washington Post. “You’re either the dictator or you’re not. And to do that would never work, so I said ‘I’m going to get divorced.’ . . . I knew that I couldn’t be involved. All I’d do is make them miserable. I’d make myself miserable. It would probably ruin a vision — J.J. [Abrams] has a vision, and it’s his vision.”
“I gotta go to the wedding,” he said. “My ex will be there, my new wife will be there, but I’m going to have to take a very deep breath and be a good person and sit through it and just enjoy the moment, because it is what it is and it’s a conscious decision that I made.”