‘The Force’ is money, reveals George Lucas

27-10-15

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Startraks Photo/REX Shutterstock (5189380ao) George Lucas American Theatre Wing Gala, New York, America - 28 Sep 2015 James Earl Jones Honored at The American Theatre Wing's Annual Gala

THE mysterious force in the Star Wars films is cash, it has been confirmed.

Amid growing anticipation of sequel The Force Awakens, Star Wars creator George Lucas reveals that the films are not as mystical as most people believe.

Lucas said: “It amuses me that everyone thinks ‘The Force’ is some deep shit, it’s just another word for money.

“As I conceived it, Obi Wan is a freelance financial advisor and Yoda is basically Alan Sugar. He’s trying to convince Luke Skywalker to harness his entrepreneurial instincts so that he can get off that shitty desert planet and start making some serious cash aka force.

“The Empire is actually a big cheap broadband company, like Talk Talk. That’s why Luke has to destroy their main office the Death Star, so that he can start his own internet provider without fear of an overcrowded marketplace.

Lucas added that ‘going over to the dark side of the force’ is a term for being overdrawn.

He said: “Star Wars is Wall Street in space, but without the moral message.

“As you’ll see in the new film when we meet middle-aged billionaire Luke Skywalker who has his own beach planet and a garage full of vintage land speeders, much like I do.”

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