George Lucas, the creator of the epic franchise called Star Wars that has entertained an entire generation since the 1970s and continues to entertain a whole new generation today, recently revealed why he decided to sell his production company Lucasfilm and with she, all creative control of the Stars Wars franchise at Disney.
Ever since Star Wars first appeared in the 1970s, George Lucas has been elevated to mega-famous status and hailed as a creative genius by fans everywhere, so taking a step back from the universe legend he created would need a very good reason indeed, and as Lucas reveals, he had one.
In an interview, George revealed that even though he had lived the life of a mega-star, he didn’t want to miss out on his own life and that’s what made him make the painful decision to step down. move away from the franchise and Lucasfilm as a whole in 2012, selling it to Disney. George’s exact words on this were:
“In 2012, I was 69 years old… So the question was whether I will continue to do this all my life? Do I want to relive this? Eventually I decided that I would rather raise my daughter and enjoy life for a while. »
George revealed that he decided to work on another Star Wars trilogy and even considered delegating the work to other directors while remaining involved with Lucasfilm, but he knew his tendency to not be able to stay away. on the creative side of things and decided it. was time to part ways with Lucasfilm.
George sold Lucasfilm to Disney for $4.1 billion in stock and cash, so he’s definitely ready to enjoy the simple life and spend time with his family without a care in the world. And since George got shares of Disney following the sale of Lucasfilm, George still enjoys many of the benefits of the Star Wars franchise, despite giving up all creative rights.