7:02pm PT by Ryan Parker
George Lucas Thinks 'The Last Jedi' Was "Beautifully Made"
George Lucas has seen The Last Jedi, and he was highly impressed.
The Star Wars creator recently screened the highly anticipated upcoming installment and thought it was "beautifully made," Connie Wethington, a rep for Lucas, told Heat Vision.
"And in speaking with director Rian Johnson after viewing was complimentary," she added.
Lucas created the world of Star Wars and directed the initial film, A New Hope, which launched the space adventure franchise in 1977.
Lucas also wrote and directed the prequels.
In 2012, Disney acquired Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion.
Lucas said in interviews after the sale that he had ideas for future installments, but that Disney was going to do its own thing. Director J.J. Abrams helmed The Force Awakens, which was a monster success in 2015.
The Last Jedi opens Thursday night. Reviews for the film were released Tuesday. Currently, the film holds a 94 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.