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George Lucas doesn't 'know anything about' the new Star Wars trailer

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On YouTube alone, the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has more than 12 million views, but you can count one person out of that number: George Lucas, the man who created the Star Wars universe.

Page Six asked Lucas for his thoughts on the 88-second glimpse into the future of the galaxy far, far away, only to discover that he had none.

"I don't know anything about it," Lucas said. "I haven't seen it yet."

Asked why, he explained that it was "Because it's not in the movie theater. I like going to the movies and watching the whole thing there.

"I plan to see it when it's released."

The filmmaker sold Lucasfilm and its attending franchises to Disney in October 2012 in a deal worth more than $4 billion. At the announcement, Disney revealed that Star Wars: Episode VII was in production, based on Lucas' outline. According to Disney's announcement, Lucas would serve as a "creative consultant" for the franchise.

Disney announced the cast of the next installment, which includes actors from the original trilogy, in April 2014. The first trailer hit on Black Friday. Directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is slated to open Dec. 15, 2015. You can watch the teaser trailer below. For more on what it might mean, be sure to read Polygon's analysis.