The Internet is bursting with excitement to find out what's going on with Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia -- except the man who invented them. Asked if he's curious about the first "Star Wars" film in a decade -- and the first in which he has had no involvement -- George Lucas replied, "Not really."
The hotly anticipated 88-second teaser for the forthcoming seventh film in the sci-fi series has been viewed by millions of people around the world, but not by the man who invented -- and, if you believe some fans, subsequently ruined -- "Star Wars".
Lucas does intend to see the film when it hits theatres, however. "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens" will be in cinemas in December 2015.
Speaking to Page Six, Lucas admitted a dislike of trailers. "It's not in the movie theater," he explained. "I like going to the movies and watching the whole thing there."
Lucas is the original creator of the "Star Wars" saga, having written and directed four of the movies and been involved in the writing of all six films. Having sold his Lucasfilm empire to Disney last year for a galactic $4 billion, he has now handed over the reins of "Star Wars" to J.J. Abrams, the creator of TV show "Alias" and steward of the revived "Star Trek" movies.
Despite the fact that "Star Wars" was the foundation of his empire -- and his fortune -- it's perhaps not surprising that Lucas isn't happy to let it go. He never directed another non-"Star Wars" film after "A New Hope" and hasn't done much that isn't either "Star Wars" or "Indiana Jones"-related since then either.
And few idolised personalities have fallen as far in their fans' estimation without, like, killing someone: the much-maligned prequels and his incessant tinkering with the originals earned Lucas such vitriolic ire from fans that he's probably glad to see the back of the whole thing.
As an indication of the regard with which Lucas' filmmaking skills are held by fans, here's one fan's vision of the "Awakens" trailer if it had been made by Lucas, packed with superfluous CGI, dense visual business and references to trade negotiations...
And in case you've been living under a rock (or you're George Lucas), here's the official teaser: