By Cameron Bonomolo – September 23, 2019 06:29 pm EDT Share 20 Comments 20 In Disney CEO Bob Iger’s memoir The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company, released Monday, Iger reflects on Star Wars creator George Lucas feeling “upset” and “betrayed” upon learning Disney intended to “go in another direction” and forgo using his plots for the sequel trilogy following the company’s 2012 acquisition of Lucasfilm. “At some point in the process, George told me that he had completed outlines for three new movies. He agreed to send us three copies of the outlines: one for me; one for [Walt Disney Company Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary] Alan Braverman; and one for [Co-Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney Studios] Alan Horn, who’d just been hired to run our studio,” Iger recounts. “Alan Horn and I read George’s outlines and decided we needed to buy them, though we made clear in the purchase agreement that we would not be contractually obligated to adhere to the plot lines he’d laid out.” Iger continues: “He knew that I was going to stand firm on the question of creative control,… Read full this story
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