|Hi GL, I am a young actress and my name is Allison. I have an agency and I was wondering when the tryouts for Episode 7 are? Is Hayden Christensen (Anakin Skywalker) a really nice guy on and off set? You are my hero for picking him and you are the best director ever. |
George Lucas: The auditions for the sequel trilogy will not begin for another 5 to 10 years.
Hayden is a great, great guy. He is such a wonderful person to be around.
Thanks for your compliments. I deserve to be your hero and I do consider myself to be one of the top film directors in history. Few directors have come close to the massive success I have achieved.
|How come the acting/dialogue is so dry in the prequels in contradistinction to that of the trilogy? |
George Lucas: I believe you are mistaken. Much of the dialogue from the prequel scripts was carefully crafted by Shadow. This is why there are so many memorable lines from the prequel films. Shadow spent many hours fine tuning the scripts to give them the best possible resonance. I believe we should all applaud the outstanding work Shadow has done with the prequels especially with Revenge of the Sith.
If there is something about the prequels you don’t like, well I believe this reflects the quality of your own life more than the films. You’ve grown older. Much older since the first trilogy came out. You have become cynical as your life has not progressed in the way you had hoped. The fact that you are not successful at life should not mean that you take your frustrations out on Star Wars. Use Revenge of the Sith to escape from your awful life for about 2 hours.
|Why don’t you have a Jar Jar Binks fight scene in Episode 3? That way everyone could see how he has matured since Episode 1. |
George Lucas: Jar Jar is a tough character. If need be, he could probably take down just about anybody. Obi-Wan and Mace Windu would find it difficult to defeat Jar Jar. I don’t think you give Jar Jar enough credit. He is one of the toughest warriors I have ever created. Remember the tremendous damage that Jar Jar inflicted on the droid army at the Battle of Naboo. Nobody in their right mind would want to fight Jar Jar. Not even a Jedi or a Sith would dare tangle with him.
|Do you really want to make Episodes 7, 8 and 9? |
George Lucas: Absolutely not. I’m finished making Star Wars films. However, Shadow wants to continue making them. It will take perfect conditions for me to green light the next trilogy. First, Revenge of the Sith will have to be the biggest box-office hit of 2005. Second, the Star Wars TV shows will have to be produced and ready for broadcast. Finally, I will need a five year break before I even come close to considering working on Episode 7. Let’s be honest. Episode 7 may never happen. If it happens, you will all have Shadow to thank for it. He is the driving force behind Star Wars. I decided to make Star Wars TV shows based on ideas formulated by Shadow. He is a very brilliant and clever guy. I owe him so much.