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End of an era: George Lucas says he will not make any more blockbusters

But his latest production, Red Tails, looks good…

George Lucas
George Lucas
Image: Jimi Celeste/AP/Press Association Images

LEGENDARY FILM DIRECTOR George Lucas has said that his blockbuster making days are over as he calls time on his illustrious film-making career.

In an interview with the New York Times, the 67-year-old has indicated there are no plans for any more films like the Star Wars saga and said that he would only be willing to work on a fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise before he calls it quits altogether.

“I’m retiring, I’m moving away from the business, from the company [Lucasfilm], from all this kind of stuff,” he told the paper saying that aside from a potential Indiana Jones flick, his latest production Red Tails would be his last blockbuster.

Red Tails, starring Cuba Gooding Jr, is about a crew of African American pilots called into action during World War II having been kept on the ground for most of the war due to segregation:

Lucas also bemoaned the criticism of his Star Wars movies  sci-fi saga which has spawned six major movies and millions of dollars in revenue. Fans of the series have criticised his final cuts of the saga which included a special effects makeover in 1997 and a 3D cinema release later this year.

“Why would I make any more when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?” he said of them.

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