I sensed a great disturbance in the force… as though George Lucas’ meddling in the Star Wars universe was finally over. According to the man himself, that’s actually true; he’s quoted as saying that he’s on the verge of retirement.
Retirement for George apparently won’t mean that he’ll stop making movies; simply that he’ll stop making cinema movies. He told Empire that
“I’m moving away from the company, I’m moving away from all my businesses, I’m finishing all my obligations and I’m going to retire to my garage with my saw and hammer and build hobby movies. I’ve always wanted to make movies that were more experimental in nature, and not have to worry about them showing in movie theatres.”