George Lucas is acting as a creative consultant on "Star Wars: Episode VII," but he hasn't done any consulting. At least not yet. In a new interview with Access Hollywood, Lucas said his contact with "Episode VII" director J.J. Abrams has been nonexistent.
"I have not spoken to J.J.," Lucas revealed at the 2013 Daytime Emmy Awards. "He's been busy with 'Star Trek.' I'm sure he'll let me know when he's got some questions. It's all going well. Kathy tells me it's working out great." Kathy in that sentence is Kathleen Kennedy, the current president of Lucasfilm and the person responsible for getting Abrams onboard for the sequel.
"Please do 'Star Wars,'" Kennedy said she asked Abrams, after the director initially said he wouldn't direct "Episode VII." The rest, as they say, is history.
"Episode VII" is set for release in 2015; Disney, which owns Lucasfilm now, has not set an official date for the film's release.