Marcia Lucas, the Oscar-winning editor of the unique “Star Wars,” wasn’t very pleased with Disney’s sequel trilogy. She stated producer Kathleen Kennedy and director J.J. Abrams “don’t get it” and “the storylines are horrible” in an interview for J.W. Rinzler’s e book “Howard Kazanjian: A Producer’s Life,” which examines the prolific producer’s life, together with his time on the “Star Wars” franchise.
“I like Kathleen. I at all times preferred her. She was stuffed with beans. She was actually good and actually brilliant. Actually fantastic girl. And I preferred her husband, Frank. I preferred them quite a bit. Now that she’s operating Lucasfilm and making films, it appears to me that Kathy Kennedy and J.J. Abrams don’t have a clue about ‘Star Wars.’ They don’t get it. And J.J. Abrams is writing these tales — once I noticed that film the place they kill Han Solo, I used to be livid. I used to be livid once they killed Han Solo. Completely, positively there was no rhyme or cause to it. I believed, ‘You don’t get the Jedi story. You don’t get the magic of ‘Star Wars.’ You’re eliminating Han Solo?'” Lucas says within the e book.
She served as an editor on “Star Wars,” for which she gained the Oscar for movie modifying in 1977, and “Return of the Jedi,” and he or she was an uncredited editor on “The Empire Strikes Again.” Lucas was credited with modifying the thrilling Battle of Yavin and Demise Star assault sequences within the first movie of the trilogy. Her different modifying credit embrace “Taxi Driver,” for which she earned an BAFTA nod, “American Graffiti,” which nabbed her an Oscar nom, “Alice Doesn’t Reside Right here Anymore” and “New York, New York.” She was additionally married to “Star Wars” creator George Lucas from 1969-1983.
Having labored on the unique trilogy, she criticized the deaths of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa and Rey, performed by Daisy Ridley in Disney’s trilogy of sequels.
“They’ve Luke disintegrate. They killed Han Solo. They killed Luke Skywalker. And so they don’t have Princess Leia anymore. And so they’re spitting out films yearly. And so they assume it’s vital to attraction to a lady’s viewers, so now their most important character is this feminine, who’s speculated to have Jedi powers, however we don’t understand how she acquired Jedi powers, or who she is. It sucks. The storylines are horrible. Simply horrible. Terrible. You possibly can quote me — ‘J.J. Abrams, Kathy Kennedy — speak to me,'” Lucas says within the e book.
Learn an excerpt of “Howard Kazanjian: A Producer’s Life,” which is now obtainable to buy.