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After news spread that George Lucas was selling Lucasfilm – the masterminds behind the Star Wars franchise – to Disney for $4.05 billion, fans were left wondering why. But the mega rich 68-year-old has spoken out, admitting that he is “ready to move on.”
E! News caught up with Lucas at the Ebony Power 100 Gala at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, where he exclusively told reporters, “It was 40 years of work. It has been my life, but I am ready to move on to bigger and better things.”
And while it’s unclear what could possibly be any bigger than Star Wars, the man clearly knows what he’s doing.
“I have the educational foundation,” the 68-year-old filmmaker continued. “I do a lot of work with education and I am very excited about doing that.”
According to the Huffington Post, Lucas said in a 2004 documentary, titled Empire of Dreams, that he never expected to reach the level of success that he reached. In fact, that’s not even what he wanted.
“What I was trying to do was stay independent so that I could make the movies I wanted to make,” he said. “But now, I’ve found myself being the head of a corporation…I have become the very thing that I was trying to avoid.”
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