George Lucas Believes World Ends In 2012

George Lucas. Photo: Nicolas Genin (CC)

George Lucas. Photo: Nicolas Genin (CC)

Having produced a feature-length documentary film and edited a book on the topic, I thought I’d interviewed or researched most of the important public figures who have something interesting or informative to say about everyone’s current favorite end-times date, December 21, 2012.

Unfortunately I didn’t know that George Lucas is one of the many people who think the end of the current 5,125-year cycle of the ancient Mayan Long Count calendar on that date will mark an apocalyptic event. The Toronto Sun is reporting that Lucas revealed his fears to Seth Rogen of all people:

Funnyman Seth Rogen was left stunned by a recent encounter with his moviemaking hero George Lucas — because the Star Wars director spent 20 minutes telling him the world would end in 2012.

Rogen was left speechless when Lucas and Steven Spielberg joined a movie meeting he was a part of – but the encounter has left him worried his life will be over next year.

He recalls, “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…

[continues at the Toronto Sun]

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  • Bud Bundy

    I’m sure he thinks Darth Vader is real too.

  • Bud Bundy

    I’m sure he thinks Darth Vader is real too.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    This is also a guy who didn’t think Jar-jar would damage the credibility of the second trilogy…I think we can rest easy on this one.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    This is also a guy who didn’t think Jar-jar would damage the credibility of the second trilogy…I think we can rest easy on this one.

    • dumbsaint

      I lol’d

  • Jermajesty

    Is Seth Rogen the one that the prophesy spoke of? The one who would bring balance to the force?

  • Jermajesty

    Is Seth Rogen the one that the prophesy spoke of? The one who would bring balance to the force?

  • http://disinfo.com ralph

    Does this mean he’s considering re-doing the prequels? C’mon George, we know you can make a better movie than “Phantom Menace” the first time around…

  • ralph

    Does this mean he’s considering re-doing the prequels? C’mon George, we know you can make a better movie than “Phantom Menace” the first time around…

    • Andrew

      Can CGI improve dialogue?

    • dumbsaint

      He is actually, but only to make them into 3D.

  • Andrew

    Can CGI improve dialogue?

  • GoodDoktorBad

    We’re all gonna die…..

  • Anonymous

    We’re all gonna die…..

  • quatermass

    The madness is deep and, I fear, irreversible. If Lucas really believes this, I wonder why he’s planning to re-release the Star Wars movies in 3-D. Surely this would be a waste of his time if the world’s going to end next year. Of course, Lucas started slipping into a deranged state around 1982, so he’s probably been comfortable with his madness for a while now. Really, at this point, very little surprises me about Lucas. I can’t believe this is the guy who made American Graffiti. He’s just nuts now.

  • quatermass

    The madness is deep and, I fear, irreversible. If Lucas really believes this, I wonder why he’s planning to re-release the Star Wars movies in 3-D. Surely this would be a waste of his time if the world’s going to end next year. Of course, Lucas started slipping into a deranged state around 1982, so he’s probably been comfortable with his madness for a while now. Really, at this point, very little surprises me about Lucas. I can’t believe this is the guy who made American Graffiti. He’s just nuts now.

  • WhiteRose

    It’s like Y2K deja vu..

  • WhiteRose

    It’s like Y2K deja vu..

  • Anonymous

    I lol’d

  • dumbsaint

    edit: RTFA and Rogen beat me to my comment. I got nothing.

  • Anonymous

    I bet he’s built the most epic doomsday bunker ever.

  • Anonymous

    He is actually, but only to make them into 3D.

  • Anonymous

    He is actually, but only to make them into 3D.

  • http://spiritnewsdaily.com/ Donovan Moore

    Do you really believe Seth Rogen, rofl. good source bro.

  • http://spiritnewsdaily.com/ Donovan Moore

    Do you really believe Seth Rogen, rofl. good source bro.

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  • Malatesting123

    This is fuckin hilarious. Seriously, I can just imagine Lucas sitting there, serious as shit as he expounds his theories about hidden planets and earthquakes and shit.
    At least his wife knows why hes been spending so much money on hookers and blow since the first of the year.
    Ah, that sweet sweet Star Wars cashy money. And only a year to spend it.

  • Malatesting123

    This is fuckin hilarious. Seriously, I can just imagine Lucas sitting there, serious as shit as he expounds his theories about hidden planets and earthquakes and shit.
    At least his wife knows why hes been spending so much money on hookers and blow since the first of the year.
    Ah, that sweet sweet Star Wars cashy money. And only a year to spend it.

  • http://www.askvijay.com/Kalki-Bhagavan/ Vijay Kumar Jain

    2012 End of the World… Do we truly expect this man-made calamity to occur in 2012, the year when life comes full circle as detailed in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism! About 3600 years before came Lord Krishna… an avatar of his era (God manifest in human form). In present mankind awaited Bhagavan Kalki… an avatar of present era!

    If present mankind awaited a gigantic turbulence in 2012, all results from mass karma performed by 7 billion people existing world wide! As per doctrine of mass karma… as we sow so shall we reap… nothing less or more! The events of 2012 result from our doing… karma performed by humanity in past few decades! Society truly has reached a point of no return!

  • http://www.askvijay.com/Kalki-Bhagavan/ Vijay Kumar Jain

    2012 End of the World… Do we truly expect this man-made calamity to occur in 2012, the year when life comes full circle as detailed in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism! About 3600 years before came Lord Krishna… an avatar of his era (God manifest in human form). In present mankind awaited Bhagavan Kalki… an avatar of present era!

    If present mankind awaited a gigantic turbulence in 2012, all results from mass karma performed by 7 billion people existing world wide! As per doctrine of mass karma… as we sow so shall we reap… nothing less or more! The events of 2012 result from our doing… karma performed by humanity in past few decades! Society truly has reached a point of no return!

  • http://www.2012dotcom.com 2012

    2012 Survival
    Will the World End in 2012?

    I recently was told about a movie called
    “The Quickening” you can Google this search term and it will be displayed as
    The Quickening On Vimeo.

    This theory is about events beginning in 2011 as opposed to 2012.

    Hopefully we can create our own reality by not accepting anything else!

    All The Best

    2012
       

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