A new deepfake video shows George Lucas responding to the new Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker trailer. George Lucas is of course the creator of Star Wars, who directed the original film, as well as all three of the prequel movies. However, ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012, Lucas has had a much more hands-off role in the development of the Star Wars universe.
While the original Star Wars trilogy starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford is beloved by fans, Lucas' prequel trilogy has been subject to criticism. People mainly complained about the writing, lackluster CGI, and poor acting, but people have also criticized the sequel trilogy as well. Fans were thrilled to see a new Star Wars movie after 10 years, but some complained that Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a ripoff of A New Hope since there were a lot of similarities between the two films. Star Wars: The Last Jedi also proved to be an incredibly divisive film between fans, with some people even calling for the film to be retconned from Star Wars canon. The final trailer for The Rise of Skywalker just came out a few days ago, and Lucas has reacted to the trailer... sort of.
A new deepfake video from Collider, shows Lucas complaining about pretty much everything in the new The Rise of Skywalker trailer. Lucas exclaims how happy he is to have not made the movie, saying that executives at Disney are just "taking a s***" on his work. He also says that the film looks so awful that it makes Star Wars: Episode II- Attack of the Clones look like Citizen Kane. Check out the full deepfake video from Collider below:
While this video is not actually Lucas talking, he has complained about the sequel trilogy before. Lucas has expressed his opinions about The Force Awakens in the past, saying that the film copied A New Hope and there weren't enough new characters and technological advances. Even if Lucas wanted to be involved with the sequel trilogy, he couldn't since Disney made him give up creative control of Star Wars when they purchased Lucasfilm.
Lucas may have complained about the sequel trilogy in real life, but it's important that fans remember that Lucas got paid $4 billion when he sold his company to Disney. Lucas had plans for his own sequel trilogy, but Disney decided to go a completely different route, which irritated the filmmaker. On the other hand, Disney CEO Bob Iger has admitted that he regrets the way Disney handled Lucas' sequel plans. Disney seemed to not use Lucas to their advantage for the first two sequels, but at least J.J. Abrams has consulted with Lucas about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker so that he can effectively end the Skywalker saga.
- Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) release date: Dec 20, 2019