On breaking with George Lucas and his Toy EmpireBenboX writes "Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back producer Gary Kurtz discusses the bittersweet experience of creating the original two movies in the trilogy, and then breaking with George Lucas over the future of the Star Wars Universe. "I could see where things were headed," Kurtz said. "The toy business began to drive the [Lucasfilm] empire. It's a shame. They make three times as much on toys as they do on films. It's natural to make decisions that protect the toy business, but that's not the best thing for making quality films." Kurtz then reveals his initial idea for the "Return of the Jedi, " which would have been a more emotionally nuanced finale to an epic adventure than the forest celebration of the Ewoks that essentially ended the trilogy with a teddy bear luau.""
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