I haven't seen a thread on this piece of news yet, so here it goes. There are some new comments on control of the creative process for the sequels from George Lucas himself via Aceshowbiz: The "Indiana Jones" series helmer opened up about his future plan when attending recent Ebony magazine's Power 100 Gala. During the event, the 68-year-old veteran filmmaker also shared about the future of the upcoming new "Star Wars" trilogy under Walt Disney. Lucas said that he would only serve as a creative consultant and let his longtime collaborator Kathleen Kennedy take control for the rest."I've turned it over to a wonderful producer, Kathy Kennedy, and I've known her for years," so the Marin County native stated. He went on saying that he wouldn't involve himself in selecting a director for the new "Star Wars". He reasoned, "She's [Kennedy] more than capable of taking it and making it better than I did."I think this is interesting for three reasons. One, it shows that Lucas is taking his retirement very seriously. Two, it's going to affect speculation about who might become the director (which is for another thread). And last, but not least, it shows that Lucas sees Kennedy as his primary creative successor for the franchise — not whoever the next director will be. This suggests to me that Kennedy will have a tremendous degree of creative control (something usually thought of as the director's arena), much like Lucas had during the production of ESB and RotJ.