George Lucas is talking of retiring in a NYT article today. Really does anyone care? Lucas hasn’t done anything worth watching in 30 years. He only comes back to tarnish childhood memories becuase he can’t leave anything alone. Good riddance.
LOS ANGELES, Jan 17 (TheWrap.com) – “I’m retiring. I’m moving away from the business, from the company, from all this kind of stuff.”
So said George Lucas to The New York Times in an interview published online Tuesday morning.
But should the director’s supporters — or detractors — believe him?
According to the N.Y. Times article, Lucas is still leaving room for a possible fifth installment in the Indiana Jones franchise. He also said he might go back to his “THX 1138” roots and make experimental movies that would only be shown in art houses, if anywhere.
That’s the kind of wiggle room that would make Steven Soderbergh proud. The director has stated in numerous interviews that he intends to retire from making movies to focus on painting full-time. But in addition to “Haywire,” which hits theaters Friday, he also has “Magic Mike” due June 29, and “Behind the Candelabra” set for release next year.
Also, Lucas could be smarting from the treatment he allegedly got from Hollywood while trying to make the Lucasfilm-produced “Red Tails,” which hits theaters Friday.