If you feel like the last time you saw George Lucas smile on a picture was in a American Zoetrope-related still from early 1970s, you are probably right. As close as the cult director of Star Wars (and recently, the worried co-writer and executive producer to WWII action drama, Red Tails) remains to our hearts, he is not exactly known for his jolly beam or merry mannerisms. True Lucas fans have already offered their welcoming arms to Red Tails, which is coming out on January 20 and happens to be the first non-Indiana Jones or Star Wars related Lucasfilm production in 18 years. It looks like Lucas will really appreciate some extra support from his fans, since it took him 20 years, $93 million, and an almost endless cold war with the rest of the Hollywood to make Red Tails happen. The film centers around the famed Tuskegee Airmen of WWII, who (first) had to fight for the right to fight. Lucas condemns the major film studios with ongoing discrimination, as even his name proved not enough to convince the major film studios of Hollywood to chip in for “an all-black movie”.
Although Red Tails is according to Lucas “one of the first, all-black action pictures” to be made, we are more excited about watching Ne-Yo do something other than sweet dance moves. Not to mention, we wonder if there are any other fans out there who are as curious about Lucas’ opinions on Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody as we are.