Rude Birthday Cards For George Lucas As He Turns 74 This Week
Who doesn’t love Star Wars? Who doesn’t love Indiana Jones? These two iconic film franchises simply wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for George Walton Lucas Jr, so why not send the filmmaker and entrepreneur a few of the ''may you live long and never smell of piss #happybirthday", “Yoda Best #happybirthday” or “Greatest Dad In The Galaxy #happybirthday” rude birthday cards from our cardshit.com website for his birthday this week to help the big man celebrate.
Inappropriate birthday cards aside, Lucas might be receiving some of the “Yoda Best Dad In The Galaxy #happyfathersday” and “You Are My Father #happyfathersday” Star Wars Father’s Day cards this Father’s Day too, although he might be sick of hearing about Star Wars by this stage in his career.
The story starts in 1977 when Lucas decided to write and film an epic space opera called Star Wars, and although all but one film studio turned him down, the film went on to become the highest-grossing film at the time and even won six Academy Awards. Later renamed, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Lucas then produced and co-wrote the remaining films in the trilogy, Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. Between 1999 and 2005 Lucas also directed a prequel trilogy containing, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
Despite the fact that Lucas didn't write or direct the franchise anymore since he sold Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012, the latest Star Wars anothology film, Solo: A Star Wars Story that is coming out in the next few weeks does have a bit of Lucas’ input. It was recently reported that Lucas was visiting the set and suggested a few tweaks and changes which were eagerly accepted. Despite Lucas being removed from the franchise now, anticipation from fans is still through the roof, and pre-sale tickets for the film have already outsold pre-sale tickets for Black Panther twice over. Disney better be sending Lucas a cheeky birthday card this week to thank him for creating such a profitable franchise for them.
After the move to Disney, J.J Abrams took over directing for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, which was released in 2015, followed by Rian Johnson who directed Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi in 2017. The final of the sequel trilogy films will be released in 2019, and it has a lot to live up to after the first eight films in the series were so successful that they were nominated for Academy Awards.