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George Lucas is still heavily involved in Star Wars: Episode VII

When Disney bought the rights to the Star Wars franchise and placed J.J. Abrams at the helm of Episode VII , it was unclear whether George Lucas would still be actively connected to the series.

However, according to his son Jett, Lucas had long been working on a new series of Star Wars films, and remains heavily involved in the next outing in the galaxy far, far away.

“We knew probably a year prior [ to the sale to Disney ], he had started writing and researching, starting his whole little process,” says Lucas Jr. in an interview with Flicks And The City .

“He’s constantly talking to J.J.,” he continues. “Obviously J.J. was handpicked. [ Lucas ] is there to guide, whenever, he’ll help where he can. At the same time, he wants to let it go and become its new generation.”

Sounds like he’s on call as a consultant should Abrams need any advice, which makes sense, given that the entire universe is his baby. Although don’t necessarily expect Abrams to be talked into a Jar-Jar revival any time soon…

Star Wars: Episode VII
will arrive in cinemas in 2015.

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.