Star Wars Editor Marcia Lucas Launches New Disney Movies
Like pure and hard Star wars fans know, Marcia Lucas is the unsung hero of the original trilogy, and her editing skills saved the first movie, which launched the sci-fi franchise into the pop culture giant it is today. . While married to creator George Lucas at the time, she was instrumental in the success of the original trilogy and lent a hand to the Indiana Jones movie theater. After the two divorced, Marcia took a back seat, but Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, continually praised her as the “heart” of the original films.
In short, Marcia Lucas’ opinion carries considerable weight when it comes to the galaxy far, far away, and she wouldn’t be thrilled with the state of. Star wars since Disney bought the franchise. In a recently published book on The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi producer Howard Kazanjian, Lucas criticizes new Lucasfilm director Kathleen Kennedy and director JJ Abrams for their work on the divisive “sequel trilogy”. Via IndieWire:
“It was full of beans. She was really smart and really brilliant. Truly wonderful woman. And I liked her husband, Frank. I liked them very much. Now that she’s running Lucasfilm and making films, it seems to me that Kathy Kennedy and JJ Abrams have no clue about “Star Wars”. They do not understand. And JJ Abrams writes these stories – when I saw that movie where they kill Han Solo, I was pissed off. I was furious when they killed Han Solo. Absolutely, positively, there was no rhyme or reason for it. I was thinking, You don’t understand the history of the Jedi. You don’t get the magic of “Star Wars”. Are you getting rid of Han Solo?“
Lucas also took issue with Disney’s insistence on “spitting out movies every year” before returning once again to Kennedy and Abrams.
“It sucks,” Lucas said. “The intrigues are terrible. Just awful. Awful. You can quote me… JJ Abrams, Kathy Kennedy – talk to me.