Breznican is back, and so is George Lucas (sort of)

Lucas’ broader ideas still provide “the foundation”

George Lucas
George Lucas with C3PO (Anthony Daniels). Variety.com

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water… er, internet, on Monday (August 14th) Anthony Breznican–the “Jaws” of Star Wars journalism–gave us some more chum, details to whet our appetite for more behind-the-scenes insight.

“Despite his retirement, the godfather of Star Wars still weighs in occasionally about the new films,” wrote Breznican on EW.com, just days after he finished posting his The Last Jedi preview cover story. “And George Lucas has one main area of interest: the Jedi.”

Lucas and the Jedi

Officially Lucas is famously done with Star Wars. However, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy told Breznican that George isn’t providing consistent input, “but he’ll whisper in my ear every now and then. Usually it’s something specific or important to him about Jedi training. Things like that.”

Breznican added:

Although his original story treatments for where the saga might go have gone largely unused, Kennedy said some of [Lucas’] broader ideas are still providing the foundation, like handing off the heroism to a new group of characters.

Looking over his work of the last week, Breznican has provided Star Wars fans a terrific service, moving our anticipation to a higher level. Check out all of his work on EW.com.

Below, Breznican talks about Luke and Rey’s relationship in The Last Jedi.

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A graduate of Boston and Northeastern universities, John Bishop became the beat reporter for BostonBruins.com prior to the B’s 2006-07 hockey season. While with the Bruins, “Bish” traveled North America and Europe to cover the Black & Gold’s every move via laptop, blog, and smart phone. The co-author of two books, Bygone Boston and Full 60 to History: The Inside Story of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, John covered the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 and the B’s 2011 championship run and banner raising before taking a faculty/communications position at a prep school outside Boston in 2013. He lives with his wife Andrea and sons Jack, Scott, and Luke in central Massachusetts.

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