Originally Posted by Closet Geek
He could/should be consulted on the storyline. Lucas wrote Star Wars. There was a vision of this galaxy far, far away in his head for years. No one else can tell you what his intentions were with any concept pertaining to Star Wars. I'm not saying all of his thoughts, ideas, etc. are good one's but the vision is his and his alone. To make Star Wars, with developing the characters there had to be a backstory to some extent. And I'm sure he had a feel of life after the original trilogy. Disney execs could certainly realize a lot of value in his consultation of the story concept. This would enable to keep a consistency with the vision and their production team can add a little Disney magic to it from there with a little stronger scripting and enhanced concepts. Disney could also get a feel from Lucas, what he was attempting to do during production of Star Wars. There is much that can and has been said about Lucas as a director but somehow he made the first one work. Sure picture making is different now (thanks to him) but there was still a vision involved and it all belonged to George Lucas.
Now when I say he should be a consultant I'm not necessarily saying that he should have a hands on role in the production or even that his comments and suggestions should be taken as absolute. Just considered in the scope of the concept.
Whatever his original ......."vision' was, what he does today as far as film making goes, is more important. He is not a good film maker, and his ideas have turned out to be worse than his ability to direct. The last three movies should have proven that he is no longer a necessary part of the Star Wars universe. This is borne out in how video game cut scenes far exceed the quality of story and visual beauty of the prequels. While I'm sure these have had his stamp of approval, I have a hard time believing that he was necessary in them being as good as they were. I understand that people cleave to the belief that GL was at one point a visionary, and that he is somehow a legend in some way or ways....I simply believe he got lucky.
As much as I love the Star Wars universe, I think it has outgrown GL as a film maker and as a spring of ideas. The only area I could see him being of actual help, is in the development and overseeing of the FX. Otherwise, I can only see his hand in the movies as being wrapped around the creative throats of better and more imaginative minds.