Newswire: Rogue One has at least one fan: George Lucas

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Members of the press were recently treated to precisely 28 minutes of footage from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Well, George Lucas has seen the full thing, and his reaction was apparently positive. Now, we’re only hearing Lucas’ take secondhand from the spin-off’s director Gareth Edwards, and, presumably, it’s in Edwards’ best interest that Lucas is on board with the film. After all, Lucas created the universe in which Rogue One takes place. That being said, Edwards likely wouldn’t want to risk pissing anyone off by saying Lucas enjoyed the adventures of Jyn Erso and company when he actually hated them.

“Two days ago we got to show George the movie, and we all had a phone call and I got to speak with him yesterday, and I don’t want to put words into his mouth, but I can honestly say that I can ...