You won't have George Lucas to kick around anymore. In an interview with Empire, the Star Wars and Indiana Jones creator claims that he is walking away from his company, Lucasfilm, and retiring from the movie industry. In a statement on the site, Lucas said:
"I'm moving away from the company, I'm moving away from all my businesses, I'm finishing all my obligations and I'm going to retire to my garage with my saw and hammer and build hobby movies. I've always wanted to make movies that were more experimental in nature, and not have to worry about them showing in movie theatres."
Now don't feel too bad for him. That garage he's talking about is probably the size of lower Manhattan, and we're pretty sure he could still score some A-list talent for these "hobby movies." But the bottom line here is that Lucas finally seems ready to put everything about his career, the good and the bad, behind him. And, honestly, who could blame him? All he's heard over the past decade have been the mocking screams of angry Star Wars fans unable to come to terms with the prequels.
In the end, Lucas will be leaving the film industry as a multi-billionaire that revolutionized blockbuster entertainment. However, it seems like over the past few years he has gone underappreciated at times. Everyone might be latching onto flavors-of-the-month like Joss Whedon at the moment, but his career wouldn't even exist without Lucas. For better or worse, the man changed the movie industry.
But still, Han shot first.