Over the weekend, Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy revealed that Star Wars creator George Lucas “really liked” Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and now the bearded one himself has briefly given his verdict on the new movie.
“I think the fans are going to love it,” said Lucas, who was appearing at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington where he was receiving a lifetime achievement award. “It’s very much the kind of movie they’ve been looking for.”
So, a bit of a diplomatic response from Lucas, who seems to be keeping his opinion to himself after recently spoke about his “divorce” from Star Wars after Disney rejected his ideas for the Sequel Trilogy.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 17th in the UK and December 18th in the States and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Ken Leung (Lost), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones), Max von Sydow (The Exorcist), Jessica Henwick (Spirit Warriors), Christina Chong (24: Live Another Day), Simon Pegg (Star Trek) and newcomers Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen.