George Lucas Weighs In on 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer

He's finally seen it.
George Lucas  

George Lucas has finally seen the trailer for the new Star Wars.

The man behind the franchise set in a galaxy far, far away has mostly remained silent about the latest J.J. Abrams-directed installment, previously deflecting reporters' questions about the film by saying he's "retired."

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Shortly after the trailer for the Abrams-directed movie debuted, even though the clip was a hot topic online, Lucas said he hadn't seen the preview.

But he has seen it now, telling Page Six at a Lucasfilm, Touchstone Pictures and Cinema Society-hosted screening of his new film, Strange Magic, that he saw the trailer in a theater "because I don't watch movies online."

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When asked if he liked it, Lucas smiled and told the New York Post's gossip column, "Yeah, it was intriguing."

The screening at the Tribeca Grand was also attended by Alan Cumming; Evan Rachel Wood; Kristin Chenoweth; and Nashville's Sam Palladio — all of whom lent their voices to the animated film — as well as CBS News' Norah O'DonnellHugh Jackman's wife, Deborra-Lee Furness; and JCrew creative director Jenna Lyons.

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