Hi Everybody! Long time viewer, first time poster. I just found an interesting interview with the New York Times that Lucas has done recently, wherein he claims he won't do any more Star Wars movies because:
“Why would I make any more,” Lucas says of the “Star Wars” movies, “when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?"
Once again it seems Mr. Lucas is king at completely missing the point of just why people are so angry at him, as he also said:
On the Internet, all those same guys that are complaining I made a change are completely changing the movie,” Lucas says, referring to fans who, like the dreaded studios, have done their own forcible re-edits. “I’m saying: ‘Fine. But my movie, with my name on it, that says I did it, needs to be the way I want it.
The full article is here: George Lucas Is Ready to Roll the Credits
Skip to page 3 if you want to read his comments on Star Wars specifically. It really is amazing that after all this time Mr. Lucas seems to be completely oblivious to the fact that no one is saying he can't edit his movies, but just that he should release the originals as well!
Obviously it is genuinely horrible what some people say of him (raped my childhood, worse than Hitler etc.) but I mean come on.