George Lucas didn't just sell the Star Wars franchise to Disney, he sold his "children." Describing how hard it was to let go, "everything in my body said don't do it," Lucas revealed (video below). But he sold Lucasfilm to Disney anyway -- apparently $4 billion beats a body's whims anytime.
Lucas clearly has seller's regrets though, describing the Disney sale this way: "I sold [his children] to white slavers." Lucas later apologized for the "white slaver" characterization, saying "Disney is doing an incredible job of taking care of and expanding the franchise." But he contradicted this too, saying Disney made Star Wars a "retro film" and adding "I don't like that." Next up among Lucas' children is the Indiana Jones franchise, which Disney also got in the deal. Indy may be even closer to Lucas's heart than Star Wars was. Will the white slavers -- sorry, Disney -- make a "retro" Indiana Jones, too? George Lucas can do nothing about it. As he said of the new Star Wars: "they weren't keen to have me involved."
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