Apparently, George Lucas is not too pleased with how his deal with Disney turned out when he sold them the rights to the Star Wars franchise.
The filmmaker called the Star Wars movies his kids and said that he disapproves of the new direction Disney is taking with the movies. “I sold them to the white slavers that takes these things, and…,” he said, then laughed and decided not to finish that thought.
“They looked at the stories, and they said, ‘We want to make something for the fans,'” Lucas said. “They decided they didn’t want to use those stories, they decided they were going to do their own thing. … They weren’t that keen to have me involved anyway — but if I get in there, I’m just going to cause trouble, because they’re not going to do what I want them to do. And I don’t have the control to do that anymore, and all I would do is muck everything up,” he said. “And so I said, ‘OK, I will go my way, and I’ll let them go their way.'”
He went on to call the new movie, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, a “retro movie.”
“I don’t like that,” he said. “Every movie, I work very hard to make them completely different, with different planets, with different spaceships, make it new.”