Poor George Lucas hasn’t enjoyed the best end to his filmmaking career.
Original movies like Red Tails underwhelmed audiences, while movies that expanded on existing Star Wars and Indiana Jones films took a lot of heavy criticism from fans.
Now, Lucas has been forcibly retired, after Disney bought his most beloved creation and then kicked his ideas to the curb. But the legendary director has found a new calling: museum curation.
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will be built on a billion dollar complex in Los Angeles, and will feature a host of galleries, including paintings, production items from various movies, and other forms of visual storytelling.
This project has taken a lot of work to get off the ground – Lucas had previously intended to build his museum in Chicago, but plans fell through at the last minute. Similarly, San Francisco was considered, before LA was decided on as the home of Lucas’ exhibitions.
Naturally, a large number of the artefacts on display will come from Lucas’ own collection, meaning there’ll be plenty of Star Wars memorabilia for fans to enjoy and learn from, once the museum is up and running.
Unfortunately, an original cut of Star Wars will not be among the exhibit, as according to Lucas, this particular piece of moviemaking history was destroyed in order to create the Special Edition of the film.
In addition to Lucas’ own works, the museum will boast relics from classic Disney films, pieces related to Steven Spielberg’s movies, and props from the Biblical classic The Ten Commandments.
The museum is still several years away from completion, but when it’s up and running, it’ll be a fantastic place for movie buffs to see genuine props and production materials up close.