​George Lucas Retiring Over Hollywood Politics

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June 1, 2012

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George Lucas – Back in January Lucas had hinted at the fact he was tired of Hollywood politics and was ready to get away from it and retire, and again most recently he pretty much confirmed his blockbuster movie-making days are over.

When his last movie “Red Tails” came out in movie theaters, he expressed his disdain over the fact he had to fight with several Hollywood executives just to get the movie released, and he was done with dealing with them.

Now the legendary director is telling Empire magazine, “I’m moving away from the company (LucasFilm), 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.”

He added, “I’ve always wanted to make movies that were more experimental in nature, and not have to worry about them showing in movie theaters.”

In January when he told the New York Times, he was planning on retiring, he also expressed part of the reason was because of the criticism he would receive from fanboys, for the changes and tweaks, he would make to his own ‘Star Wars’ franchise over the years, and then at the same time he would be inundated with questions about making more Star Wars movies.

“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?”

At 68-years-old and having been in the industry since 1965, a lot has changed in Hollywood while Lucas has been around, and he obviously does not like the direction it has gone in and apparently feels there is no respect for him in tinsel town these days.