Seth Rogen: ‘George Lucas believes the world will end in 2012’

Actor said he was after a place in the director's spaceship

George Lucas supposedly believes the world will end in 2012 – according to Seth Rogen.

The doomsday theory, which comes from an ancient Mayan prophecy, was the subject of a 2009 movie, 2012, directed by Roland Emmerich.

Now The Toronto Sun reports that Rogen says the Star Wars creator fears it could end up being true.

Recalling a meeting with Lucas and Steven Spielberg, The Green Hornet star said: “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, for real. He thinks it. He’s going on about the tectonic plates and all the time Spielberg is rolling his eyes, like, ‘My nerdy friend won’t shut up, I’m sorry…'”

Rogen joked that rather than being baffled by Lucas‘ beliefs, he asked how he could get involved.

“I first thought he was joking,” he said, “then I totally realised 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.”