John on May 9, 2007 at 8:55 am
Well, not exactly, but sorta-kinda.
George Lucas was at Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” gala event last night and Roger Friedman of FoxNews came away with something I’d not heard before:
Lucas told me he has seen all the summer movies since his company, Industrial Light and Magic, does most of the special effects. The only one they didn’t work on was “Spider-Man 3.” What did he think of it?
“It’s silly. It’s a silly movie,” he said. “There just isn’t much there. Once you take it all apart, there’s not much story, is there?”
Well, it’s not “Star Wars.”
“People thought ‘Star Wars’ was silly, too,” he added, with a wink. “But it wasn’t.”
Lucas, by the way, says he is readying “Clone Wars,” an animated series for TV that’s derived from “Star Wars.” Many “Star Wars” characters appear in “Clone Wars,” but voiced by other actors.
And here’s a little news: Lucas tells me he will make two more live-action films based in the “Star Wars” era.
“But they won’t have members of the Skywalker family as characters,” he said. “They will be other people of that milieu.”
The two extra films will also be made for TV and probably be an hour long each. But, like “Clone Wars,” Lucas doesn’t know where on TV they will land.
And, yeah, George is right about Spiderman 3. Both 1 and 2 were better films.