Filmmaker and Star Wars creator George Lucas revealed his one regret about the galaxy far, far away in an interview this week, and how he finally has the opportunity to correct it 38 years later.
“The only thing I really regret about ‘Star Wars’ is the fact I never got to see it — I never got to be blown out of my seat when the ship came over the screen,” Lucas told USA Today. “The next one, I’ll be able to enjoy it like anybody else.” (RELATED: Star Wars VII Reveals Millennium Falcon)
Lucas also explained how he had originally intended to direct the forthcoming “Episode VII: The Force Awakens” before selling Lucasfilm, but said good timing on the part of Disney as well as the 10-year commitment to a third trilogy persuaded him to do otherwise.
“It’s better for me to get out at the beginning of a new thing and I can just remove myself,” Lucas said. “The time is more important to me than the money.”
The filmmaker originally planned for the seventh installment to hit theaters in May 2015, a date that has since been pushed to Dec. 18 by the franchise’s new director, J.J. Abrams.
Disney released a teaser trailer for the film last November. (RELATED: ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Cast Officially Announced)