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'Star Wars' Creator George Lucas Is A Big Fan Of 'The Last Jedi'

'Star Wars' Creator George Lucas Is A Big Fan Of 'The Last Jedi'

A representative for the filmmaker said that Lucas felt the film was 'beautifully made' and has complimented director Rian Johnson.

You tend to worry a bit when film sequels keep popping up, dragging out the franchise whether anyone likes it or not. I mean, we all remember Pirates of the Caribbean's fifth installment, Dead Men Tell No Tales... Nope? Well, there we go.

But there's always at least one exception to the rule, and in this instance, it's definitely the Star Wars series - which continues with new movie The Last Jedi this week.

Credit: The Last Jedi / Disney

The film is the latest in the reactivated Star Wars episodes, which came about after Disney acquired Lucasfilm back in October 2012. It's not been plain sailing with the change, with Star Wars veteran Mark Hamill even finding issue - admitting he only returned because of Harrison Ford.

Earlier this year, he also told Vanity Fair that, initially, he had major disagreements with The Last Jedi director J.J. Abrams about, well, almost everything concerning Luke Skywalker's role in that movie.

But it's all okay, because despite all that you'll be pleased to hear the new film has now had the seal of approval from Star Wars creator and all-round Hollywood top dog, George Lucas. And if there's anyone that needs to be impressed, it's probably him.

Connie Wethington, a representative for the filmmaker, told Heat Vision that Lucas felt the film was 'beautifully made'.

She added that Lucas had also spoken with The Last Jedi director, Rian Johnson, after seeing the film and was 'complimentary' with his comments.

Credit: The Last Jedi / Disney

The film sees Daisey Ridley, Mark Hamill and John Boyega return as the main characters, Rey, Luke Skywalker and Finn. And, of course, the late Carrie Fisher will also star as her iconic role of Princess Leia - her final appearance before her death last year.

In January, Lucasfilm stated it would not digitally generate Fisher's performance for the episode following The Last Jedi, only known now as Episode IX. However, Fisher's brother, Todd, and daughter, Billie Lourd, have since given permission for recent footage of the actress to be used.

The Last Jedi currently has a pretty decent rating of 93% on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, which means George doesn't seem to be on his own in enjoying the latest Star Wars flick.

Steve Crumm from said: "Director/screenwriter Rian Johnson has truly delivered the galaxy goods on this event-the second installment of the sequel trilogy."

Peter Howell from the Toronto Star has also said: "The Last Jedi boasts many very good performances, ones that enrich the characters and which salute writer/director Johnson's ability to find the humanity within technology, something he proved early on with his artful time-travel thriller Looper."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Star Wars, Film, Entertainment, TV and Film, US Entertainment, Mark Hamill