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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…

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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