George Lucas says he hasn’t watched the new ‘Star Wars’ trailer

George Lucas
George Lucas told the New York Post he hasn’t seen the new trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
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George Lucas is sleeping on “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

The original “Star Wars” creator recently told the New York Post that he hasn’t watched the new teaser trailer for the highly anticipated seventh film in the space-opera franchise, directed by J.J. Abrams.

“I don’t know anything about it,” Lucas said. “I haven’t seen it yet.”

Asked why he had yet to watch the 88-second teaser, which has been viewed online more than 100 million times in the past week and a half, Lucas said, “Because it’s not in the movie theater. I like going to the movies and watching the whole thing there.”


He added, “I plan to see it when it’s released,” although it’s not clear from his comments whether he was referring to the trailer, which began rolling out in theaters Thanksgiving weekend, or the film itself, which opens Dec. 18, 2015.

Disney acquired Lucasfilm — and with it, “Star Wars” — for $4 billion in 2012, and the studio has big plans for the property, including a new film trilogy and several spinoff movies. Lucas, however, said he’s “not really” curious to see what Abrams has in store with “The Force Awakens.”

Presumably Lucas also hasn’t seen any of the “Force Awakens” trailer parodies that have popped up either, the most recent being a “Saturday Night Live” take featuring James Franco as an elderly Luke Skywalker.

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