Why George Lucas Sold “STAR WARS”

January 3, 2013 – To give birth to something; to breathe life into, nurture it, and watch it grow beyond your grandest dreams; and then, to wake up one morning and decide to let it fly away. You know, of course, what I’m talking about: George Lucas actually relinquished his lifelong work into the hands of another. Would you?

So what prompted George Lucas to sell his STAR WARS franchise? This excerpt is from the Jan. 3rd, 2013, Rolling Stone interview:

Lucas said he sold the franchise to help insure its longevity. “I’m doing this so that the films will have a longer life, so that more fans and people can enjoy them in the future,” he said. “It’s a very big universe I’ve created and there’s a lot of stories in there.”

He cited another benefit to giving up control, too. “I get to be a fan now . . . and I sort of look forward to it,” Lucas said. “It’s a lot more fun.”

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/videos/george-lucas-talks-future-of-star-wars-and-lucasfilm-20130102#ixzz2YAbkhgne
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