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Original ‘Star Wars’ Editor Marcia Lucas Says Kathleen Kennedy and JJ Abrams ‘Don’t Have a Clue’ About the Franchise

Original ‘Star Wars’ Editor Marcia Lucas Says Kathleen Kennedy and JJ Abrams ‘Don’t Have a Clue’ About the Franchise

Marcia Lucas is no fan of the direction the “Star Wars” franchise has taken in recent years. Lucas, who won an Oscar for editing her ex-husband George’s original “Star Wars: A New Hope,” made her feelings known in a new interview in a just published book by late author and “Star Wars” historian J.W. Rinzler, “Howard Kazanjian: A Producer’s Life.”

“I like Kathleen,” Lucas begins in a book excerpt making the rounds on Twitter about Kennedy, a longtime producer who became president of Lucasfilm in 2012. “I always liked her. She was really smart and really bright. Really wonderful woman.” But Lucas, who was married to George Lucas from 1969 to 1983, said she is less positive about Kennedy’s stewardship of the “Star Wars” franchise. “Now that she’s running Lucasfilm and making movies, it seems to me that Kathy Kennedy and J.J. Abrams don’t have a clue about ‘Star Wars.

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