Relief or disappointment? Joy or sadness? Ecstasy or depression? The news that George Lucas has told the world he won't be making another Star Wars film is bittersweet.
Lucas told the New York Times in an interview about his new movie Red Tails that he wouldn't be making any more Star Wars films:
"Why would I make any more, when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?"
Fanboys can be so cruel.
Lucas was also stung by criticism about him changing the original trilogy for different releases:
On the internet, all those same guys that are complaining I made a change are completely changing the movie. I'm saying: 'Fine. But my movie, with my name on it, that says I did it, needs to be the way I want it.'
Lucas has stated that Red Tails will be his last blockbuster, with the possible exception of another Indiana Jones film. While the news that the Star Wars films are essentially over makes a part of me sad, what I really want to see is a tightly edited version of the prequel trilogy. You know, minimise Jar Jar Binks in The Phantom Menace and whiney Hayden Christiansen in Attack of the Clones. Not adding stuff in like he did with the originals, but taking stuff out.
If he did that, I think I'd be a lot less unhappy with how the whole saga ended up...