Many fans of the Star Wars franchise believe that George Lucas has already passed the torch (thanks in large part to the sale of the company to Disney), and they believe that the franchise is in good hands, since J.J. Abrams has consistently proven that he can do justice to beloved franchises. However, George Lucas’ son Jett has revealed that his father is still heavily involved in episode 7, and is also working on a new series of Star Wars films.
“We knew probably a year prior [to the sale to Disney], he had started writing and researching, starting his whole little process,” says Lucas Jr. in an interview with Flicks And The City.
“He’s constantly talking to J.J.,” he continues. “Obviously J.J. was handpicked. [Lucas] is there to guide, whenever, he’ll help where he can. At the same time, he wants to let it go and become its new generation.”
Source: Flicks and the City (via Total Film magazine)