George Lucas reveals how involved he'll be in Star Wars VII

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Jan 14, 2013, 2:52 PM EST

After Lucasfilm's sale to Disney, the big question has been just how involved Star Wars creator George Lucas would be in the upcoming sequels. If a new interview with Lucas is to be believed, we have our answer—a lot.

In an interview explaining the deal, Lucas and Lucasfilm exec Kathleen Kennedy discuss the plan moving forward. Aside from reiterating that all those tie-in novels and comics are officially not continuity, Lucas explains what his role as "creative consultant" will be.

Essentially? He's going to have his fingerprints all over that script Michael Arndt (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Little Miss Sunshine, Phineas and Ferb) is putting together.

Check out the interview below:

It's not too surprising to hear that Disney wants the original architect involved in the scripting phase, but let's hope execs keep enough control to prevent a Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace level meltdown of Jar Jar proportions.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear Lucas will be heavily involved in scripting, or do you wish he'd just back off and pass the torch?

(Via The Mary Sue)