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George Lucas responds to criticism for lack of diversity in Star Wars: “They’re aliens!”

George Lucas responds to criticism for lack of diversity in Star Wars: “They’re aliens!”

George Lucas responds to criticism for lack of diversity in Star Wars: “They’re aliens!”

During the Cannes Festival, which ended on the 25th, the filmmaker decided to respond to comments about the franchise

George Lucascreator of Star Wars, decided to respond to accusations of lack of diversity in the franchise. During the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, which came to an end last Saturday (25), it was pointed out that some fans say that the cast is mostly made up of white men, when in fact the characters are not even human.

“They’re aliens!”

Second Lucasthe stories of Star Wars They are mostly composed of characters from other planets, who do not always resemble the human figure: “They say, ‘They’re all white men!’ Most people are aliens!”declared [via¬†Variety].

“The idea is that you should accept people for who they are, whether they’re big and hairy or green or whatever. The idea is that all people are equal.”clarified the filmmaker.

Lucas believes the franchise has changed with the sale to Disney

Even during his speech, Lucas went so far as to state that, since ceding the rights to his work to the Walt Disney Company, in 2012, under a US$4 billion sales agreement, the productions of Star Wars lost their essence:

“After I sold the rights to Star Wars, I think the films and series have lost some of the essence that I put into them. But that’s what happens. Once you give up something, there’s no going back. He’s in other people’s care now.”he declared.

What it is Star Wars?

Launched in 1977 only as Star Warswhich would later become Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hopethe film that gave rise to the successful franchise told the story of the young Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who found himself involved in an intergalactic war after intercepting a message from the princess Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) about plans to build a space station capable of destroying planets.

To date, the main film series already has nine chapters, in addition to two spin-offs at the movies, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) and Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), and several series and animations for TV and streaming, such as Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2020), The Mandalorian (2019- ), Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022) and Ahsoka (2023- ). All productions are available on Disney+.

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Source: Rollingstone

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