George Lucas Star Wars 7

Over 100 million people across the world have watched the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer over the past week and a half. The 88-second tease is on track to be the movie viewed movie trailer in the history of the Internet and for good reason. It’s arguably one of the most anticipated and talked about sequels of all time.

Maybe you made your mom watch the trailer, or your grandma, uncle, hell, every family member. But one person who hasn’t seen it is series creator George Lucas. Lucas sold his company and rights to Star Wars in October 2012 to Disney for $4 billion but was rumored to be a peripheral creative consultant on The Force Awakens. Whether that’s true or not, he hasn’t watched the trailer yet. Read his reasoning below.

Lucas was talking to the New York Post’s Page Six and was asked if he’d seen the trailer:

I don’t know anything about it. I haven’t seen it yet.

Why is that, they followed up:

Because it’s not in the movie theater. I like going to the movies and watching the whole thing there. I plan to see it when it’s released.

The question is does he mean he wants to see the trailer in the theater or the full movie? I’m thinking the latter. And if that’s true, it’s funny because Lucas sounds like he’s being spoilerphobic. (Or, probably more likely, he just doesn’t care about what J.J. Abrams is doing with his baby and will find out at the premiere.) I definitely know a few people (COUGHJeffCannataCOUGH) who are avoiding seeing anything from the film until December 18, 2015. Which, I have to admit, is an admirable, even herculean task. And if they can manage it, more power to them. I just don’t have the willpower, and enjoy reveling in rumors, speculation and spoilers leading up to the release.

Do you believe Lucas when he says he hasn’t seen the trailer? Do you think you could wholly avoid anything about a movie you were excited about? And do you think Lucas will be happy with the film once its released?

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