“It was revealed in a recent interview that George Lucas, the father of the Star Wars movies, had originally planned to make ‘Star Wars Episode 7’ before Disney purchased Lucasfilm. He even began developing some ideas for the next installment, which he passed along to Disney. As it turns out, though, the Mouse House and J.J. Abrams didn’t use Lucas’ treatment ideas for the current script.”
Adds MovieWeb, “Last week, George Lucas revealed that he had finally seen the teaser trailer [the film is officially called ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’], and that he was impressed with the first footage. He also claimed that he ‘has no idea what they’re doing’ with the movie.”
Disney bought Lucas’ company LucasFilm –which included the “Star Wars” franchise—in 2012 for $4 billion.