George Lucas Responds To Apocalypse Rumor

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01.20.11 5 Comments

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Yesterday I reported a rumor I didn’t believe to be true but repeated anyway for the lulz.  A tabloid printed a purported quote from Seth Rogen saying George Lucas believes the world is ending in 2012 (full quote here).  Lucasfilm rep Lynne Hale spoke to Wired about the rumor:

“He was not serious when he talked about the end of the world in 2012 but he is an adamant believer that the world is flat, that Stonehenge was built by aliens, and that the sun revolves around the Earth,” Hale said. “These are among the many subjects he commonly discusses at length with Elvis, who he’s going to digitally insert into Indy 5 along with a roster of famous dead actors.” […]

“Seth Rogen is a funny guy,” Lucasfilm’s Hale said, “but George and Steven are taking Chris Rock with them on the Millennium Falcon!” [Wired]

The most amazing part of all this is that the Seth Rogen quote hadn’t been completely fabricated after all.  We’re talking about a quote the Toronto Sun reported using WENN as their source. That’s like the time your classmate’s cousin’s best friend’s sister who’s a nurse said your uncle had to get his stomach pumped after a Huey Lewis and the News concert.  Which totally happened.

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