Between re-releasing all six Star Wars films in 3D and fighting off rumors of resurrecting dead actors for his films, it turns out George Lucas believes that the world will end in a Roland Emmerich-esque fury in 2012.
According to Seth Rogen, “George Lucas sits down and seriously proceeds to talk for around 25 minutes about how he thinks the world is gonna end in the year 2012, like, for real. He thinks it.” Hit the jump for Rogen’s full quote.
Here’s what Rogen told the Toronto Sun:
“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…’
“I first thought he (Lucas) 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.”
There’s two possibilities here. One; Lucas doesn’t believe any of this and is only trying to prevent Rogen from making another Pineapple Express. Or two; Lucas is working furiously to build a spaceship while Spielberg is planning on taking refuge in a 1950s refrigerator.
Both of those scenarios happen to end in no more Pineapple Express movies, so however it turns out, I’m game.