"I misspoke and used a very inappropriate analogy, and for that, I apologize. I have been working with Disney for 40 years and chose them as the custodians of Star Wars because of my great respect for the company and Bob Iger's leadership," said George Lucas
"They looked at the stories and they said, 'We want to make something for the fans.' They decided they didn't want to use those stories, they decided they were going to do their own thing. They weren't that keen to have me involved anyway," said George Lucas, who sold the rights of Star Wars to Disney for $ 4 billion in 2012
Leonardo DiCaprio was offered a role in the blockbuster Star Wars franchise, he confirmed. When asked if was in offered the role of Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars prequels, Leonardo said: "I did have a meeting with George Lucas about that as well," but he, "Just didn't feel ready to take that dive"
George Lucas entered the pantheon of US cultural icons on December 6 as he received a prestigious Kennedy Center Lifetime Artistic Achievement award. President Barack Obama said that the filmmaker was "at the vanguard of the New Hollywood, blending genres and combining timeless themes with cutting-edge technology"