Thursday, January 20, 2011

Rogen stunned by Lucas' 2012 theory

It was just a joke, sheesh! George Lucas does really think the world will end in 2012, a Lucasfilm spokesperson says.Funnyman Seth Rogen was left stunned by a recent encounter with his moviemaking hero George Lucas - because the Star Wars director spent 20 minutes telling him the world would end in 2012.

Rogen was left speechless when Lucas and Steven Spielberg joined a movie meeting he was a part of - but the encounter has left him worried his life will be over next year.

He recalls, “George Lucas sits down and seriously proceeds to talk for around 25 minutes about how he thinks the world is gonna end in the year 2012, like, for real. He thinks it.

“He’s going on about the tectonic plates and all the time Spielberg is, like, rolling his eyes, like, ’My nerdy friend won’t shut up, I’m sorry...’

“I first thought he (Lucas) was joking... and then I totally realized he was serious and then I started thinking, ’If you’re George Lucas and you actually think the world is gonna end in a year, there’s no way you haven’t built a spaceship for yourself... So I asked him... ’Can I have a seat on it?’

“He claimed he didn’t have a spaceship, but there’s no doubt there’s a Millennium Falcon in a garage somewhere with a pilot just waiting to go... It’s gonna be him and Steven Spielberg and I’ll be blown up like the rest of us.”

via Rogen stunned by Lucas' 2012 theory | Movies | Entertainment | Toronto Sun.

Yeah, not really.
The man who created "Star Wars" doesn't really think the world is going to end.

But he does think it's flat and the sun revolves around it!

The light-hearted response comes from a Lucasfilm spokeswoman to, dismissing the bizarre claim reportedly by actor Seth Rogen that George Lucas thought the world would end next year.

"I spoke with George," an e-mail from Lynne Hale said. "He was not serious when he talked about the end of the world in 2012, but he is an adamant believer that the world is flat, that Stonehenge was built by aliens, and that the sun revolves around the Earth."

Hale also noted humorously that the 66-year-old filmmaker talks with Elvis, "who he's going to digitally insert into 'Indy 5' along with a roster of famous dead actors."
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1 comment:

Ann said...

What difference does it make what George Lucas thinks? He's not a scientist, philosopher or even deep thinker. He may be a good, creative writer.

I met George Lucas and he's a good guy. But he struggled to become recognized. He worked at it. But he's basically a typical, average person.

Even among writers of the same genre, he's certainly not a Isaac Asimov, who really attempted to think out solutions to societal problems. (However well Asimov did this, is another story.)

I'd put more weight in what Xeno thinks than Lucas, that is, if Xeno wouldn't go into spectacular imaginative tangents, as he sometimes does. At least Xeno attempts to keep up with the latest in various fields.

There are people, who I'd rather not name, who spend hours, literally, everyday reading a vast quantity of the latest material, and have done so for decades. Yet, the mainstream media ignores and consequently the media-viewing public dismisses their public statements.

It's a little scary how people who are basically merely celebrities (some of whom are, by all accounts, rather dim-witted) sway public opinion. We should get over, or perhaps I should say, grow out of this childish tendency. (But, then, again advertisers and campaigners love it! It helps keep everyone in line.)