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James Cameron, Who Has Four More ‘Avatar’ Films Coming Up, Criticizes J.J. Abrams for Lack of Imagination

James Cameron and George Lucas are buddies, which makes sense. Both of them are pioneers in the world of science fiction, and both of them love creating wondrous worlds filled with strange creatures, and then sapping all of the wonder out of them for the sake of sequels and tie-ins. Lucas (and his pal Spielberg) […]

Let’s celebrate the loss of the Lucas Museum

The more I read about the departure of George Lucas's neofuturist storage unit, that unsightly blob of a building meant to house his movie posters and Yoda holograms, the sorrier I felt for the guy. He's 72 and he just wants a museu...

Will the Force be with San Francisco this time in Lucas Museum's search?

SAN FRANCISCO—With the finality of an exploding Death Star or Britain's vote to exit the EU, legendary movie maker George Lucas has terminated plans to build his Lucas Museum of the Narrative Arts in Chicago. "Chicago will no longer be considered a potential site for the museum," Lucas said late Friday morning. Show More Summary

Roundup: The art world braces for Brexit, Lucas dumps Chicago museum plan, searching for Vincent Van Gogh

How Brexit may affect artists and the art market. George Lucas abandons plans for a museum in Chicago. Miami models allege that an artist asked them to do intimate things with a rope. Plus: Examining the museum industrial complex, Eero Saarinen’s weapons work, the search for a Vincent Van Gogh...

Roundup: The art world braces for Brexit, Lucas dumps Chicago museum plan, searching for Vincent Van Gogh

How Brexit may affect artists and the art market. George Lucas abandons plans for a museum in Chicago. Miami models allege that an artist asked them to do intimate things with a rope. Plus: Examining the museum industrial complex, Eero Saarinen’s weapons work, the search for a Vincent Van Gogh...

Monday Links: The Force Is Not With George Lucas’s Chicago Museum

2 days agoArts : Art Fag City

Well, this can’t be good. New MOCA CEO Chantal Pontbriand has left MOCA after only eight months on the job. This is nothing short of shocking news for the organization, which in the course of a year has transformed its name, mission, and location. Show More Summary

A Fiery Tribune Column Says George Lucas’ Arrogance Is The Reason For Museum Plan’s Failure

George Lucas didn’t court Chicagoans. He never made the equivalent of a visit to the front parlor to ask if he might build his narrative arts museum (whatever that was) in the city’s front yard. He seemed to consider city approval a matter of entitlement.”

Sadder Than Anakin's Fall: George Lucas Drops Plans For His Chicago Art Museum

Star Wars auteur George Lucas' dream of building an art museum in Chicago, like Alderaan, has been destroyed. Following months of debates and lawsuits brought on by Friends of the Parks, a small local preservation group, Lucas has been forced to move the museum's proposed lakefront location to California instead. ... More »

"Star Wars" creator George Lucas gives up on trying to build museum in Chicago

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

"Star Wars" creator George Lucas said Friday he has given up on plans to build a legacy museum in Chicago after a legal battle with local activists. The filmmaker said in a statement he will build his museum somewhere in California. The museum was meant to be constructed along Chicago's famed lakefront in a spot that's currently a parking lot. Show More Summary

George Lucas abandons Chicago, will build new museum in California

4 days agoArts : Culture Monster

The drama surrounding George Lucas' planned $700-million museum has become more intense than a showdown between rebel fighters and forces of the Empire. Officials at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art announced Friday that they are no longer considering Chicago as a site for the museum and that...

George Lucas Scraps Planned Chicago Museum, Shifts Focus to California

“Star Wars” creator George Lucas is abandoning plans to build a museum on Chicago’s lakefront that would have showcased his art collection. The Chicago Tribune reports that Lucas will instead try to build the museum in California. The move ends...

George Lucas Museum May End Up Abandoning Plans to Build in Chicago

For a couple years, George Lucas has been hoping to build the Lucas Museum, a facility that would celebrate filmmmaking through the lens of the creator of Star Wars in Chicago, Illinois. However, the museum has faced a battle from Friends...Show More Summary

Chicago loses ‘Star Wars’ museum to California

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Filmmaker George Lucas is pulling his “Star Wars” museum project out of Chicago in favor of a California location after he ran into legal challenges from an open-spaces group in Chicago, he said on Friday. Lucas blasted the parks group that had sued to stop the building of the museum on...

George Lucas Is Taking His Museum Away from Chicago

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

After a prolonged battle with San Francisco’s NIMBY empire, George Lucas announced two years ago that he would take his giant filmmaking museum project to the friendlier shores of Chicago. Now, after yet another long and protracted battle with Chicago’s NIMBYs, he’s abandoning his plans there, too. Read more...

‘Indiana Jones 5’ Won’t Be the Last One; George Lucas Still Executive Producing

In news that should surprise absolutely no one, Disney has no plans to end the Indiana Jones franchise after the upcoming fifth film. They may, however, have plans to reboot it. CEO Bob Iger says while we shouldn’t expect a Star Wars-style...Show More Summary

What Mystery Project Are Zack Snyder and Geoff Johns Secretly Planning?

Steven Spielberg confirms George Lucas’ involvement with Indiana Jones 5. Karl Urban really wants Dredd 2 to happen. Arrow casts a former Walking Dead star as a new villain. Plus, a Power Rangers teaser poster for a teaser poster, and more Spider-Man Homecoming casting. To me, my Spoilers! Read more...

Spielberg Says Lucas Will Be Involved Creatively in New "Indiana Jones" Film

Steven Spielberg said it would be "insane" to return to the Indiana Jones franchise without his longtime friend and collaborator, George Lucas.

Fight Over Building A George Lucas Museum Goes Bare-Knuckles Chicago-Style

The Chicago Park District on Sunday accused Friends of the Parks of issuing an “outrageous” list of demands that is “nothing short of extortion” and will likely be the “final nail in the coffin” of efforts to keep movie mogul George Lucas’ museum in Chicago.

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