Lucas’ appearance ended up being a pleasant surprise. But, both he and Stewart left one important question hanging.
In the interview, Lucas reiterated some arguments he made to USA Today last week: Tails, it took 23 years for the film to reach the big screen, was an effort he financed himself – and one he said studios refused to get behind.
“I figured I could get the prints and ads paid for by the studios,” Lucas said, “and that they would release it and I showed it to all of them and they said, ‘No, we don’t know how to market a movie like this. It’s not green enough.’ They only release green movies.”
By “green,” of course, he means money-makers – and in Hollywood parlance, that really means … well, you know. Not Black.
Stewart, unfortunately, dances around the issue.