This week Orlando, Florida has been carpeted with all things Star Wars in honor of the Star Wars Celebration event this year. During this years film franchise panel discussion, called ’40 Years of Star Wars’, George Lucas made a surprise guest appearance. He joined the celebration along with film stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Billy Dee Williams. Famed musical composer John Williams was also in the panels attendance.
The Star Wars creator outlined in an interview with actor Warwick Davis at the event Thursday what his beloved film series is really all about:
“It was designed to be a film, like mythology, of: This is what we stand for. You’re about to enter the real world. You’re 12 years old, you’re going to go on into the big world, you’re moving away from your parents being the center of focus.
You’re probably scared, you don’t know what’s going to happen, and here is a little idea of some of the things you should pay attention to: Friendships, honesty, trust and doing the right thing, living on the light side, avoiding the dark side. Those are things that it was meant to do.”
The full panel discussion can be reviewed here. The event also featured an extremely moving tribute to Carrie Fisher, who recently passed away in December 2016.
You can check out the tribute video below: