The Maker has spoken (to Gareth Edwards) as George Lucas has seen Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Rogue One’s official press conference took place today, and Gareth Edwards relayed a story of how a couple of days ago he was asked to take a break from interviews when he was put on the phone with George Lucas. It turns out Lucas enjoyed the movie and gave Edwards his feedback, “I can die happy now. He really liked the movie. It was the most important review to me.” (quote from IMDB who was at the press conference)
Despite some reporting last year that claimed Lucas “liked” The Force Awakens, his real statement left it up in the air with how he felt about the movie. According to Vulture last December, Lucas deflected the question about how he felt about the movie, â€œI think the fans are going to love it,â€ he said. â€œItâ€™s very much the kind of movie theyâ€™ve been looking for.â€
With Edwards’ reaction at the press conference with what Lucas said to him it sounds like George really liked the first Star Wars spin-off compared to The Force Awakens last year.