When the day of reckoning comes, where will you be? Or, as George Lucas would put it, “Where are you going to be a year from now?” Everyone’s favorite flannel-clad midget is convinced that the world is going to end in 2012, or so claims Seth Rogen after a 25-minute conversation with Lucas that turned into a diatribe about the end of days.
The excerpt from a Rogen piece in the Toronto Sun lays it out nicely:
“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. 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.”
So Lucas has known about the end of days for a while and his swan song to us is going to be Star Wars: The Clone Wars? Sounds like some shoddy planning, Lucas. If he is so sure the world is going to end, why is he only telling people like Seth Rogen? Does Jonah Hill know about this? Surel Paul Rudd won’t perish with the rest of us. In my mind, George Lucas is taking the next year or so to go around and warn all of the actors in the Judd Apatow universe that the end is nigh. Which begs the question: What has to take place for us to get footage of Lucas giving this serious talk to a befuddled, yet polite Michael Cera?