Seth Rogen Reveals George Lucas Believes World Will End In 2012

by Oliver Lyttelton
January 19, 2011 2:48 AM
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Seth Rogen is currently doing the press rounds for "The Green Hornet" and, while we've already learnt that the film isn't much cop, Rogen always gives good interview, and a chat with the Toronto Sun (via Movieline) has turned up a doozy of a story about Rogen's encounter with a geek demi-god, one that confirms something that most of us have suspected for a very long time: George Lucas is out of his goddamn mind.

Rogen tells of how he was in a meeting which was joined by Lucas and Steven Spielberg, one which seems to have left him with a somewhat different impression of his idols. The actor relates, "George Lucas sits down and seriously proceeds to talk for about 25 minutes about how he thinks the world is gonna end in the year 2012, like, for real. He thinks it. He's going on about the tectonic plates and all the time Spielberg is, like, rolling his eyes, like 'My nerdy friend won't shut up, I'm sorry...'"

Of course, Rogen's a smart guy, and tried to use his new contacts to escape the devestation, John Cusack-style: "I first thought he was joking... and then I totally realized he was serious and then I started thinking, 'If you're George Lucas and you actually think the world is gonna end in a year, there's no way you haven't built a spaceship for yourself... So I asked him... 'Can I have a seat on it?' He claimed he didn't have a spaceship, but there's no doubt there's a Millennium Falcon in a garage somewhere with a pilot just waiting to go... It's gonna be him and Steven Spielberg and I'll be blown up like the rest of us."

Not only is it pretty funny stuff, but it also explains an enormous amount about George Lucas -- if the Spielberg/Lucas dynamic described here alone is true, it makes the final product of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" make all kinds of sense. Rogen may have burned some bridges among the most powerful people, but we're certainly glad he's shared his encounter with the rest of the world.

The good news is, if Lucas is correct, we'll be spared the planned 3D re-releases of "Attack of the Clones" and "Revenge of the Sith." The bad news is, "The Phantom Menace" 3D version, set for release next spring, will still sneak in under the wire. But we wouldn't start fretting unnecessarily: Lucas hasn't been right about anything in 30 years, and it's unlikely that he'd start now, particularly with the fate of the world at stake. Also, for a man worried about tectonic plates? Maybe Marin County isn't the ideal choice of location for Lucasfilm...

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2 Comments

  • Chery Manning | February 16, 2011 7:25 AMReply

    I know that you don't worry about what anyone else says George, so I know you'll be fine. I do know that there are a few things happening in the year 2012 that may cause a problem but, only GOD knows when the world will be reclaimed. We have a VERY large solar flare that is suppose to happen which is currently building and will till that year, so I'm told by NASA. We also have an asteroid that is suppose to pass so close to us that it may pass between us and the moon. Which again, could cause problems with multiple items such as magnetic fields atmosphere problems and even a possible EMP, so I'm told by Astronomers. So, the question is, do we really know when it's the end? No, but, just beware because not everyone will be taken and that will be messy. I do believe in you George and I always have. You have given me the motivation to follow my dreams no matter what ANYONE else has said. Now, I'm an Executive Producer for 1964 Motion Pictures in Wasilla, AK. Currently looking to get our first production underway in June 2011, as long as we can acquire the funds. No matter how long it takes to have this funded, we WILL get Proper Binge in the theaters. I thank you for ALL that you have done for the industry and EVERYONE has the right to their own opinion. Please keep doing what you do and as many times as I've seen Star Wars, I WILL be in line when the 3D versions come out again. I'm just curious why episodes 7,8 & 9 were never done. I know it took 30 years to the first six but, it would be nice to get the last part of the series out there. I wrote my own version when I was 13 of what happened after. It was fun but, I know it can go no farther. Keep your chin up no matter what anyone says. :-)

  • taptup | January 19, 2011 4:05 AMReply

    I think this is the funniest thing I've ever heard from this guy.

    I mean, the only funny thing.

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