George Lucas Was Just Kidding About That End of the World Thing

By Sajid Farooq
|  Thursday, Jan 20, 2011  |  Updated 5:00 PM PDT
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George Lucas can say whatever he wants.

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Breathe easy, George Lucas fans. Your hero is not crazy after all.

Or is he? The legendary director raised eyebrows Wednesday when actor Seth Rogen recalled a recent conversation with Lucas where the movie maker said he believed the world was going to end in 2012.

"George Lucas sits down and seriously proceeds to talk for around 25 minutes about how he thinks the world is going to end in the year 2012, like, for real. He thinks it," Rogen told the Toronto Star.

But it turns out Lucas wasn't "for real" after all. In fact he says -- through a spokesperson since he's George Lucas -- that he was totally kidding.

"He was not serious when he talked about the end of the world in 2012," Lynne Hale told Wired after speaking with Lucas.

Leaving it there would have been just fine but the rep couldn't do that. 

"He is an adamant believer that the world is flat, that Stonehenge was built by aliens, and that the sun revolves around the Earth," the rep said. "These are among the many subjects he commonly discusses at length with Elvis, who he's going to digitally insert into Indy 5 along with a roster of famous dead actors."

At least that gives Lucas time to work on his pet project.

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