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George Lucas plans 'little personal films' in future

NEW YORK (AP) -- George Lucas is done with "Star Wars," but not with filmmaking.

The "Star Wars" creator says he still plans to make his "own little personal films."

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Lucas spoke Friday night while attending Ebony magazine's Power 100 Gala, days after announcing the sale of his storied Lucasfilm to Disney for $4.05 billion. The deal would allow for more "Star Wars" films. While Lucas will be a creative consultant, longtime collaborator Kathleen Kennedy will be in control.

When asked if he'd have a hand in picking a director for the films, he said, "I've turned it over to a wonderful producer, Kathy Kennedy, and I've known her for years. She's more than capable of taking it and making it better than I did."

Lucas admitted mixed emotions about letting Lucasfilm go. "It's very sad. It's 40 years of work and it's been my life, but I'm ready to move on to bigger and better things."

Among them is his educational foundation, which will be a major benefactor of the money he got for Lucasfilm.

"Mostly it will be philanthropy, but I'm also going to make my own little personal films," he said of his plans.

His last film was this year's "Red Tails," which told the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, a legendary, black flight unit formed in 1941 that debunked widely held beliefs that black pilots were incapable of fighting in combat. While he described that film as a labor of love, he said, "I'm going to go further out than that. I barely got 'Red Tails' into the theaters. The ones I'm working on now will never get into the theaters."

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10Comments
Nov 5, 2012 10:27AM
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your movie's where one of the best movie's ever created and chaged the way we look at movie's today i wish you nice retermint and i hope for the best for star wars thank you for star wars !!!!!!!!
Nov 5, 2012 10:03AM
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George has also committed to another Indian Jones film.
Nov 5, 2012 10:02AM
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I hope the reader knows that George has been saying ever since the release of Return of the Jedi that he is now shifting to make his "own little personal films."
Nov 5, 2012 10:22AM
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That's great George. Make little personal films that nobody ever see's. Great ideal!
Nov 5, 2012 11:26AM
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Heck, he was smart to sell before Obama would have taken all his money in new taxes. 
He can afford to do whatever he wants now.
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