In a recent interview with George Lucas, it was revealed that the iconic film maker and creator of the "Star Wars" movies had originally planned to make "Star Wars: Episode 7" before he sold his company Lucasfilm to Disney for $4 billion back in 2012.
When the director handed over his franchise, he also gave the studio his plotline for the film. But as it turns out, Disney and J.J. Abrams didn't use any of the 70-year old's ideas for the new installment.
"The ones that I sold to Disney, they came up to the decision that they didn't really want to do those. So they made up their own. So it's not the ones that I originally wrote [on screen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens]," he told Cinemablend.
Lucas created the epic "Star Wars" movies that have earned $2 billion since the first installment in the series premiered in 1977. In another interview, Lucas said that he initially wanted to direct "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which is set to kick off the third trilogy in the sci-fi franchise.
One of the reasons why he decided not to direct the film was because he wanted to spend more time with his 17-month old daughter, Everest, and his wife, Mellody Hobson, who is the chairman of the board of directors of Dreamworks Animation.
"The time is more important to me than the money," said Lucas to USA Today. "It's better for me to get out at the beginning of a new thing and I can just remove myself."
"By the time she's five, she'll have her own career going and being in school and talking about her friends and her homework," he explained. "The fun, goofy time will fall into place in reality, as opposed to right now, when she doesn't have much to do but hang out with her father."
Meanwhile, Lucas recently told Page Six that he just saw the trailer for the new "Star Wars" film.
"I saw the trailer," said Lucas. "I saw it in a theater because I don't watch movies online."
"Yeah, it was intriguing," he added.