George Lucas Says He Hasn't Spoken With J.J. Abrams About Star Wars
June 18, 2013
When it was first announced that more "Star Wars" movies were coming, and that George Lucas wouldn't be involved with the film, fans were quite ecstatic if not suspicious. Could Lucas really pass off the franchise to someone else without being involved? It certainly seems that way.
In an interview with Access Hollywood (via /Film) Lucas says he hasn't spoken with J.J. about the movie and doesn't appear to know much about the progress of the film.
"I have not spoken to J.J. Heís been busy with Star Trek, and Iím sure that heíll let me know when heís got some questions. So, you know, thatís all going well. Kathy tells me itís working out great."
Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Michael Arndt and is scheduled for a 2015 release. It is scheduled to begin production next year in the UK.