The Rise of Skywalker is the latest Star Wars film Disney has released since purchasing the franchise from its creator, George Lucas, in 2012. Lucas’ thoughts on Disney’s Star Wars films have varied depending on the film. For instance, of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucas said “There’s nothing new.” But he “really liked” Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, according to Rogue One director Gareth Edwards.

What Did Lucas Think About The Rise of Skywalker?

Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch did not return a request for comment.

We do know that Lucas helped with the story of The Rise of Skywalker. Yet he skipped the premiere of the film, according to Screen Rant.

“That premiere marked the beginning of the end for the Skywalker saga, which Lucas began with Star Wars: A New Hope,” SR’s Josh Plainse said. “He served as director for four of the saga’s initial six installments and maintained creative control of the story until selling Lucasfilm to Disney for $4.05 billion in 2012. The subsequent (and concluding) sequel trilogy has proved to be a huge departure from Lucas’ original plans.”

Lucas’ original story ideas for a trilogy that included the ninth episode of Star Wars had Star Wars hero Luke Skywalker living until the end of Episode IX. However, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was apparently more like what Lucas was looking for than The Rise of Skywalker, Looper reported.

Perhaps Lucas skipped the premiere of The Rise of Skywalker because Lucasfilm didn’t use much of his contributions to the story of the film. (Much like they didn’t use his ideas for the entire sequel trilogy after he sold Star Wars to Disney?).

That’s just speculation, but Lucas skipping the premiere is surprising. Hopefully, fans get word of what Lucas thought of the conclusion of the saga he started and once helmed.

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