Yes. That George Lucas, as in George Lucas of the first 6 Star Wars movies, who, now 74, resembles Jaba the Hut with a toupee and beard.
I came across this while cleaning up FOTM‘s old files, in a continuing effort to resolve problems that once again plague this blog. (See “FOTM problems: We’re working on it!“)
The Telegraph reports, Jan. 21, 2011, that comedy actor Seth Rogen told the Toronto Sun that, in a meeting with Lucas and director Steven Spielberg to discuss a film project, Lucas said the world would end in 2012.
Rogen told the Toronto Sun:
“George Lucas sits down and seriously proceeds to talk for around 25 minutes about how he thinks the world is going to 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 realised he was serious and then I started thinking, ‘If you’re George Lucas and you actually think the world is going to 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 going to be him and Steven Spielberg and I’ll be blown up like the rest of us.”
The Telegraph attributes Lucas’ hysteria to the Mayan calendar ending in 2012, which “has led to the notion of an imminent apocalypse gaining some popularity in Hollywood.”
Just remember this the next time a Hollyweirdo lectures down to us about politics, or embeds a movie/TV show with their leftist propaganda.
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