Why ‘Star Wars’ will be the last of its kind in 2019
The final movie in the Star Wars franchise will be “the last of it,” the director behind the first two films has said.
Speaking to the Associated Press, George Lucas said the “last Star Wars” movie is not “starving” the franchise.
“It’s not a Star Wars movie that’s going to be a movie that you’re going to watch once, like the first movie,” he said.
“There will be a few people that will be watching it once, and they’ll be happy, and then you’ll have the last movie.
But I think we’ve done that, and that’s where I see it.”
While he wouldn’t say exactly how many, Lucas said it will be about 1,000 people.
“I know that you want a movie with 1,100 people,” he added.
“You’re not going to get that if you’re doing Star Wars.”
The first two Star Wars movies are considered the greatest in the series’ history.
The film is set in a post-apocalyptic future in which humans have become extinct.
Lucas was born in 1947 in California, and his parents, writer and producer George Lucas Sr and wife Lucille, moved the family to the U.S. when he was a toddler.
He later went on to write and direct films such as Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and Return of King Kong.
The original Star Wars trilogy earned $2.9 billion worldwide, and the films’ sequels, the prequel trilogy and The Phantom Menace, each grossed $2 billion.