George Lucas said he sold the franchise to “white slavers.” a little harsh, especially referring to Disney, but he has always referred to the characters he created in the Star Wars films, and the films themselves, as his children; he also got $4 billion for his children.. Hollywood predicts ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ to top $2billion worldwide in the coming months; “Star Wars: The force Awakens’ is already the 7th highest grossing film of all time and it’s only been two weeks. Also there are 5 more films in the next five years, easily surpassing the $4 billion expenditure, which also includes the Indiana Jones franchise, yes there will be many more Indiana Jones movies, but we all know the 4th film was too heavily influence by Steven Spielberg, aliens? Indiana a CIA agent? refrigerators can stop a nuclear blast? The danger is that Disney will do a Mighty Ducks with Indiana Jones and Star Wars, an endless amount of sequels until no one wants to watch them anymore. I hope that never happens.
George Lucas talks Star Wars with Charlie Rose in this interview; look for the “white slavers” segment at 50:19 in the interview, watch the full interview here.
future Star Wars films:
Star Wars Anthology films (meaning flashbacks) & continuing on the current timeline with episode VIII & IX:
Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One Dec 16 2016.
Star Wars: episode VII May 26 2017.
Star Wars Anthology: young Han Solo May 25 2018.
Star Wars: episode IX May 2019
Star Wars Anthology: young Boba Fett May 2020