- Rogue One director Gareth Edwards recalls George Lucas’ positive reaction to the film.
- Lucas reportedly sent a text saying he really liked the movie, which made Edwards cry.
- Edwards considers Lucas’ reaction to be the highest praise the film could receive.
In an interview, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards shared his experience of George Lucas’ incredible response to the film. As the creator of the Star Wars universe, Lucas’ feedback holds significant weight for Edwards and the rest of the team who worked on the movie.
Edwards was nervous about Lucas watching Rogue One, but the legendary filmmaker eased his fears by sending a text message saying he “really liked” the movie. Overwhelmed with emotion, Edwards admitted to shedding tears upon receiving Lucas’ message. For him, there couldn’t be a higher compliment to the film than the approval of its original creator.
Considering that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a story that navigated somewhat uncharted territory within the Star Wars universe, it was important for it to meet the expectations of fans and the franchise as a whole. With George Lucas’ seal of approval, the movie succeeded in doing just that, and it proved that standalone Star Wars films could thrive and contribute to the ever-growing universe that Lucas built.