George Lucas: ‘I haven’t watched the new ‘Star Wars’ trailer’

First trailer for JJ Abrams' 'The Force Awakens' premiered on November 28

Star Wars creator George Lucas has revealed that he hasn’t seen the trailer for JJ Abrams’ new movie.

The eagerly anticipated first teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted over a week ago on November 28 but Lucas, who is now retired from filmmaking, has chosen not to watch it.

“I don’t know anything about it. I haven’t seen it yet,” he told Page Six.

When asked why not, the legendary director replied: “Because it’s not in the movie theatre. I like going to the movies and watching the whole thing there. I plan to see it when it’s released.”

The new Star Wars film takes place 30 years after the events of Return Of The Jedi. Plot details leaked online in August suggest the film will follow the search for missing Jedi Master Luke Skywalker against the backdrop of the threat posed by a weapon of mass destruction. The film’s script was penned by director JJ Abrams, Toy Story 3 writer Michael Arndt and Star Wars franchise veteran Lawrence Kasdan. Lucas contributed to its story.

Alongside the returning trio of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, JJ Abrams has also cast Andy Serkis, Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow and British actress Christina Chong.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to open in cinemas on December 18, 2015.