George Lucas is retiring from making blockbusters
after complaining that Hollywood refused to fund his latest self-funded movie
because it has a black cast.
[ apparently the suits just out-and-out told him
“we have no idea how to market this ” – end quote ]
Another impetus for his retirement
appears to have been a backlash Lucas received from fans
for making changes to the Star Wars films,
including introducing extra dialogue for Darth Vader.
“Why would I make any more,
when everybody yells at you all the time
and says what a terrible person you are?”
He intends to return to making experimental,
low budget art house films
of the kind he created as a student.