Lucas: 'Episode III' 'a tearjerker'

Calling the latest movie a Faustian tragedy, Lucas said he is unconcerned about whether “Revenge of the Sith” draws more barbs from “Star Wars” fans.

“I feel that I’ve made the movie the best I can and it turned out the way I wanted it to be, so I’m happy,” Lucas, 60, told The Associated Press in an interview. “I never try to anticipate what the world’s going to think or even worry about whether they’re going to like it or not. That’s not my job, to make people like my movies. They either like them or they don’t. That’s completely out of my hands.”

“Obviously, fans would love to see a movie about Darth Vader running around killing people,” said Lucas, who also was on hand to receive a “galactic-achievement award” from ShoWest organizers. "I’m not telling that story, and I’m not interested in that. That’s not what the movie is.