Now, four years later, Disney CEO Bob Iger is once again experiencing the disappointment of Lucas. Lucas "did not hide his disappointment with the Force Awakening," Iger said in his autobiographical memoir, Iger's The Ride of a Life: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as Walt Disney's CEO, released Monday.
Lucas felt that there was "nothing new" about the sequel, directed by JJ Abrams.
“In each of the films in the original trilogy it was important [Lucas] to present new worlds, new stories, new characters and new technologies. In this he said: "There was not enough visual or technical leap forward," said Iger.
But now we also know how Iger feels about accepting Lucas.
"He did not go wrong, but he also did not appreciate the pressure that was put upon us by the ardent fans of a film that feels sensitively Star Wars.
" We intentionally create a world that is both visual and tonal. related to earlier films so we wouldn't stray too far from what people like and expect, and George criticized us for what we were trying to do. "
Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012 for 4, $ 5 billion. In 2015, The Force Awakens arrived and mostly did well with critics and fans. However, some found it derived from the original trilogy, and Lucas apparently had his own problems with it.
"George Immediate Telly was upset when they started describing the plot, and it became clear to him that we were not using one of the stories he presented during the negotiations," Iger wrote. "George knew we were not contractually bound. with nothing, but he thought that buying our story was a tacit promise that we would follow them, and was disappointed that his story was being thrown away. I was so careful because our first conversation did not mislead him in any way, and I did not think. that I have it now, but I could do better. "
Adds Eger:" E Orge felt betrayed, and while this whole process would never be easy for him, we would have made an unnecessarily rocky start. "
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Originally published September 23.
Updated September 24, 1:13 PM PT: Adds more quotes from the memoir.