"I'm moving away from the company, I'm moving away from all my businesses, I'm finishing all my obligations and I'm going to retire to my garage with my saw and hammer and build hobby movies," the "Star Wars" director told Empire Magazine. "I've always wanted to make movies that were more experimental in nature, and not have to worry about them showing in movie theaters."
If that sounds familiar, that's because you've heard Lucas say this before.
"I’m retiring," Lucas told the New York Times back in January while on a press tour for "Red Tails," which he produced. "I’m moving away from the business, from the company, from all this kind of stuff."
Lucas also made similar comments back with "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" was released.
Of course, retiring for Lucas doesn't necessarily mean "retiring." He's still producing a number of projects, including a potential fifth "Indiana Jones" film. Just don't expect him to go back to the "Star Wars" well -- especially after all the criticism he's received over the years for tweaking and changing various things in the original trilogy.
“Why would I make any more,” Lucas said to the Times, "when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?”
'Star Wars' A Cappella Tribute
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Improv Everywhere: Star Wars Subway Car
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LEGO Star Wars
Cello Wars (Star Wars Parody) Lightsaber Duel
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Kinect Star Wars: Duel
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Ke$ha Star Wars Spoof
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'Star Wars' Kid
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