(CBS SF) – In a recent Vanity Fair video released on YouTube (video below), Star Wars creator George Lucas talks about why he longer wants to direct Hollywood movies. Lucas’ advice to anyone making a Star Wars movie is that “…there’s more to it than just spaceships.”
The 71 year-old filmmaker explains why “it’s not much fun” to make movies under criticism and scrutiny. Lucas prefers to create experimental films like his first major film THX-1138 in 1971. “You go to make a movie and all you do is get criticized, and people try to make decisions about what you’re going to do before you do it,” Lucas says. “I don’t like that, I never did. I started out in experimental films, and I want to go back to experimental films, but of course no one wants to see experimental films.”
Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams appears in the video praising Lucas on his creation. “George, I just want to say thank you, for making my childhood and the childhood of so many, that much better,” Abrams says.
The next installment of Lucas’ Star Wars saga, The Force Awakens hits theaters December 18th.