So normally we ignore stuff coming from a tabloid, especially ones like the Toronto Sun who made fun of a rape victim on the front page (Lucas with a story from Seth Rogen about a business meeting where Lucas and Steven Spielberg were in attendance, which probably didn’t happen or Rogen’s quote was taken completely out of context. Damn you, Toronto Sun, for making me choose between journalistic integrity and convenient snarkiness. To the batcave blockquote of questionable veracity!
[Seth Rogen speaking (or did he?)] “George Lucas sits down and seriously proceeds to talk for around 25 minutes about how he thinks the world is gonna 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 realized he was serious and then I started thinking, if you’re George Lucas and you actually think the world is gonna 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 gonna be him and Steven Spielberg and I’ll be blown up like the rest of us.” [TorontoSun via Videogum, with the numerous grammar errors fixed because ellipses aren’t a substitute for commas and periods, Toronto Sun.]
No wonder George Lucas is in such a hurry to cash in on the blu-ray and 3D conversions of Star Wars. Wait, what the hell would those extra sales make him able to buy between now and 2012 that he can’t already afford? Oh man, I knew it. He is cloning the entire cast of Coach with plans to ride off into the sunset together in a sapphire-encrusted submarine. The local paper is going to rue the day they told me to stop writing letters to the editor regarding my theories.