Lucas Urges Parents To Leave Small Kids Behind for Next 'Star Wars'
George Lucas has predicted that his final Star Wars epic will not receive a PG rating like the previous five films and says he quite accepts losing a significant part of his younger audience. "I don't think I would take a five- or a six-year-old to this," he says in an interview for CBS's 60 Minutes due to air on Sunday. "It's way too strong." The story describes the transition of the heroic Anakin Skywalker into the evil Darth Vader. "We're going to watch him make a pact with the devil," Lucas tells interviewer Leslie Stahl. "[The film] is much more dark. ... It's much more of a tragedy." He said that he expects the film will receive a PG-13 rating.
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And by extension, you can make the conclusion that mutants don't exist in the Marvel Studios Universe, which sounds crazy until you realize that the X-Men rights are probably staying with 20th Century Fox for years to come.