Not because I still don't love his work- even with the unwatchable Episodes 1&2, the Star Wars are still among my favorites of all time, not to mention the first three Indiana Jones films (the fourth one can go suck rocks). And while many might pinpoint the decline of Lucas' infallibility at Howard the Duck, I was young enough when it came out that the idea of a sex crazed duck from another dimension coming to Earth by accident and ending up managing Lea Thompson's extremely 80's punk band (which looked a lot, I might add, like Jem and the Holograms) seemed like a great idea.
But somewhere around Episode 2 (Attack of the Clones), I started to lose respect for the man because he was churning out one piece of shit after another (his previous film, The Phantom Menace, being the most unwatchable two and a half hours I have ever had the displeasure of sitting through seven times) and seemed to have no issue raping my childhood and getting rich in the process.
So when I read that he and Seth Green (the actor who has won me over with his voice over work on Family Guy as well as his stoner friendly Robot Chicken) were getting into bed together in order to bring the funny to the Star Wars universe, I was not too too shocked. I mean, it's not like the guy had any qualms making two shit Ewok movies, a legendarily bad Star Wars Christmas special, a shitty Droids cartoon, and an even shittier Ewoks cartoon (in fairness, the Clone Wars series is pretty decent). Lucas is all about stealing money.
Here's the rumor:
"Star Wars" creator George Lucas' Lucasfilm Animation said Monday it is developing a new animated "Star Wars" series that will take a comedic and irreverent look at the characters from the sci-fi franchise and will feature creative involvement from Green and Senreich as well as writing from Brendan Hay ("The Daily Show").
"The 'Star Wars' universe is so dense and rich; it's crazy to think that there aren't normal, mundane everyday problems in a world so well-defined," Green said. "What do these characters do when they're not overthrowing empires?"
Added Senreich, "We're going to pull back the curtain of some of those behind-the-scenes shenanigans."
*excerpt taken from Yahoo! Movie News
Star Wars universe shenanigans...
If it's anything like the two Robot Chicken Star Wars episodes, it might be a cool idea. But that would require Lucas to do something for the adult (or adultish) fans of his films, and not the legions of cash fueled booger pickers he has apparently been catering to for the past ten years.And now, because I just can't get enough talking shit about George Lucas, please to be enjoying the thoughts of Patton Oswalt on the past decade with George Lucas (sadly it is audio, but it works...). Enjoy!