George Lucas Hasn't Watched the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer—Find Out Why!

This is first film in franchise Lucas has not executive produced; J.J. Abrams is directing

By Rebecca Macatee Dec 08, 2014 3:19 PMTags
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Did you totally geek out of the new Star Wars trailer? Well, FYI, George Lucas did not.

The original jedi mastermind actually hasn't seen the preview of J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens (aka Episode VII), he recently revealed to Page Six.

"I don't know anything about [the teaser trailer]," Lucas said. "I haven't seen it yet."

Reason being? "Because it's not in the movie theater," he explained. "I like going to the movies and watching the whole thing there."

Lucas, who directed the original Star Wars in 1977, also directed the last three movies: 2005's Revenge of the Sith (Episode III), 2002's Attack of the Clones (Episode II) and 2000's The Phantom Menace (Episode I). He's served as the executive producer of every Star Wars flick since—up until Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which he'll still be contributing to, albeit in a lesser role as a creative consultant.

Asked whether he was curious what Abrams' was doing with the project, Lucas told Page Six, "Not really."

Not to worry, though! The 70-year-old filmmaker, who sold Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012, isn't boycotting the project by any means. In fact, he said, "I plan to see it when it's released."

He'll have to wait a while, though. Star Wars: The Force Awakens doesn't hit theaters until Dec. 18, 2015.