Okay. Let's all take a long, deep breath. Here is the article in which George Lucas announces his 'retirement': http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/magazine/george-lucas-red-tails.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&bl Here is the quote everyone is going nuts about: In this particular instance, he's referring to not making more SW movies - something he's made clear anyway since 2005, fanboy reactions or not. It's a quick swipe against the extreme reactions, not the reason for this retirement. For the most part, the rest of the article is about Red Tails, & it's the difficulties he experienced making it & getting it distributed that led to his decision to step away from the business of filmmaking. Before you start going on about how The Fanboy Menace drove GL away, read the article, people.