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."
— Arturo García reports on George Lucas trying to get funding and promotion from the studios and his own fan base for his new film about the Tuskegee Airmen, Red Tails. Read about it here.