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George Lucas admits none of his ideas for seventh Star Wars used by JJ Abrams in The Force Awakens

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Director/producer George Lucas attends Women In Film's 2013 Crystal + Lucy Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 12, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

Director/producer George Lucas attends Women In Film's 2013 Crystal + Lucy Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 12, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

Director/producer George Lucas attends Women In Film's 2013 Crystal + Lucy Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 12, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

It seems George Lucas' involvement in the further development of the Star Wars series he created is fizzling out.

Lucas had admitted that his ideas for a new trilogy of films were scrapped by Disney following their take-over of the rights to the series two years ago.

Last week he revealed to USA Today that he had a seventh movie planned to release this summer and treatments lined up for three new films.

However, in an interview with Cinema Blend, he revealed that those ideas are nowhere in evidence in JJ Abrams reboot, the seventh film in the series, due out in December.

“The ones that I sold to Disney, they came up to the decision that they didn’t really want to do those,” said Lucas. “So they made up their own. So it’s not the ones that I originally wrote.”

Lucas' son Jett last year suggested his father was in constant contact with Abrams about the new film and the direction which it should take.

However, it seems that Disney's plans for a new trilogy and spin-off movies for key charactesr like Yoda and Han Solo may not have any input from Lucas.

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