Original "Star Wars" creator and director George Lucas won't be Forced.
Lucas, though supportive of his beloved intergalactic franchise moving ahead at warpspeed in the hands of J.J. Abrams, hasn't actually watched the trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
“I don’t know anything about it," Lucas told Page Six of his reaction to the trailer. "I haven’t seen it yet.”
He's one of the few, considering the new trailer is on track to become the most-viewed trailer of all time, according to recent stats.
It's not out of any ill will, it's out of pure, cinephilic, good-hearted stubbornness: "Because it’s not in the movie theater," he said. "I like going to the movies and watching the whole thing there. I plan to see it when it’s released."
We assume that the "it" above means "the whole movie," which means that Lucas will be waiting quite a while for that "Episode VII" December 18, 2015 release date. Will he really hold out and see it with the rest of us, or will he give in to the
Dark Side temptation and see it early?
Another theory: maybe he's just been too busy watching the "Saturday Night Live" spoof of the series from this weekend. There's always that.
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" hits galaxies far, far away and theaters close, close by December 18, 2015.