UPDATE: George Lucas Says He Sold STAR WARS To "White Slavers"; Talks Disagreements With Disney

Despite saying he “really liked” Star Wars: The Force Awakens a week before the film's release, George Lucas recently revealed what he disliked about new film, while also dishing on the conflicts he and Disney had after he sold the rights. Hit the jump to check it out!

UPDATE: George Lucas has just apologized for his "white slavers" remarks. He released a statement admitting his flaws, and congratulated J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy for the film's success.  Check out his full thoughts below.

"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. Disney is doing an incredible job of taking care of and expanding the franchise. I rarely go out with statements to clarify my feelings but I feel it is important to make it clear that I am thrilled that Disney has the franchise and is moving it in such exciting directions in film, television and the parks. Most of all I’m blown away with the record breaking blockbuster success of the new movie and am very proud of JJ and Kathy."

Original article:

Nearly everyone is applauding J.J. Abrams for the work he's done on the newest Star Wars film. The film has a 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, and is dominating the box office like no film has ever done! Even though the film is a major success around the world, there's one significant man who has some problems with the new film and Disney. And surprisingly enough, that man is the creator of Star Wars, George Lucas!

In a recent interview with Charlie Rose, the former Star Wars owner revealed what he disliked about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. "They looked at the stories, and they said, ‘We want to make something for the fans.' Lucas said. "They wanted to do a retro movie. I don’t like that." Shortly after, George Lucas spoke on the many disagreements he had with Disney, or as he would call them, the "white slavers". "I sold them to the white slavers that takes these things, and..." After deciding not to finish the sentence, he continued, "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 — but if I get in there, I’m just going to cause trouble, because they’re not going to do what I want them to do. And I don’t have the control to do that anymore, and all I would do is muck everything up. And so I said, ‘OK, I will go my way, and I’ll let them go their way.’"

To see Lucas speak for yourself, check out the video below.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has just become the ninth-highest box office film of all-time, and by the looks of it, it just might become number one in a few months. So even if George Lucas has a problem with the franchise, it can't really stop the film's success. The Force is strong with the franchise now and it only looks to get even stronger as we go into the future. So George, if you have any regrets, follow the wise words of Yoda: "Use faults as teachers, you should. Then, rule you, they will not. Rule them, you shall." As well as Qui-Gon: "You must accept your regret the way you accept your mistakes. Then move on." 

What do you think about Lucas' comments? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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