The success of Indiana Jones inspired George Lucas to make the Star Wars prequel series

By: PTI | Los Angeles |

Updated: May 13, 2020 12:27:37 pm


Filmmaker George Lucas created a sci-fi franchise in 1977 with A-New Hope, which he did with the sequel – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983). (Photo: Lucasfilm / Instagram)

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says the prequel trilogy was born in the Star Wars franchise because filmmaker George Lucas felt the “ants” felt after the success of the Indiana Jones films.

Lucas created the sci-fi franchise in 1977 with A-New Hope, which he produced with the sequel – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983).

Years later, he returned to the franchise with a prequel trilogy that included The Phantom Men’s (1999), Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005).

During an episode of Disney Gallery: Mandorian on Disney Plus, Kennedy said after the success of the Lucas-produced Indiana Jones films, but directed by Steven Spielberg, he was eager to return to the director’s chair.

Hollywood veteran Harrison Ford, who is synonymous with Star Wars as Han Solo, has starred in the title role of the bull-wapping adventure in four Indian Jones films. A fifth film in the fantasy series works.

“I was with films that were in the middle (Star Wars trilogies) which are Indiana Jones films. I don’t think he ever stopped thinking about whether he would do ‘Star Wars’ and I think what happened during Indy (Jones) was that he wasn’t in the floor direction. That wasn’t necessary, because it was mainly Steven, “she said.

“So, with someone like George, and whoever is a filmmaker.” He said that after living on that floor for some time, he did not get to know his love of telling stories, making films and advancing technology.

Although the prequel triology of Star Wars was well received by fans of the original films, the reviewers were not very hot towards the new films.

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