Star Wars Creator George Lucas Thinks Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi Was “Soulless”?

Screenwriter Kamran Pasha appeared on Geeks + Gamers, and stated that he has friends who work at Lucasfilm and have associations with George Lucas himself. These associates told Kamran that George Lucas hated The Last Jedi, and called it “soulless.” He also says that his associates told him that Jon Favreau hates The Last Jedi as well.



This is not the first time we’ve heard such things.


In Bob Iger’s book, The Ride of a Lifetime: LESSONS LEARNED FROM 15 YEARS AS CEO OF THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY, he talks about George seeing The Force Awakens for the first time:


Just prior to the global release, Kathy screened The Force Awakens for George. He didn’t hide his disappointment. “There’s nothing new,” he said. In each of the films in the original trilogy, it was important to him to present new worlds, new stories, new characters, and new technologies. In this one, he said, “There weren’t enough visual or technical leaps forward.”


Additionally, Tom Berges from told a story about a lunch he had with George Lucas at Skywalker Ranch in October 2018, on Episode 132: of the Halloween2018 & Story Time With Tom Berges podcast, which has since been deleted. In it he stated around the 1:25:00 mark:


“George was not a fan of what they did with the Sequels.”

“George, it turns out, wasn’t too keen on what they did with the sequel at this point.”

“That’s all I can tell you, cause that’s all we heard.”

“He said he didn’t like what they did with the characters. That came straight from George Lucas’ mouth.”


This, coupled with George Lucas’ public distancing from the Disney Trilogy in making it known that they didn’t use his treatments and went their own way instead lends credence to these comments.


Defenders will likely point to the following comment from one of Lucas’ reps published by Hollywood Reporter:


George Lucas has seen The Last Jedi, and he was highly impressed.

The Star Wars creator recently screened the highly anticipated upcoming installment and thought it was “beautifully made,” Connie Wethington, a rep for Lucas, told Heat Vision.


But it should also be noted, that George Lucas was also once quoted as saying:


There are a lot of movies that are badly made that I love, and there are a lot of movies that are just beautifully made but I don’t like them.


So there’s a very good chance that the comment issued by Connie Washington, may have been intended to be a kind of backhanded compliment.


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