George Lucas blames 'Star Wars' critics for killing series
"Why would I make any more when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?" he tells the New York Times.
Lucas continues to bash these critics despite the fact that their appreciation for the series helped it generate $4.4 billion in worldwide box office sales.
"On the Internet, all those same guys that are complaining I made a change are completely changing the movie," Lucas says. "I'm saying: 'Fine. But my movie, with my name on it, that says I did it, needs to be the way I want it.'"
Lucas drew strong attacks from "Star Wars" fans for characters like Jar Jar Binks and for digital additions to the DVDs and re-releases of the six-part series.
"I'm moving away from the business, from the company, from all this kind of stuff," he says.