George Lucas Believes in 2012, For Real, Says Concerned Citizen Seth Rogen

seth_rogen_225.jpgIf you're a celebrity who owns a fantastical ranch full of spaceship paraphernalia, chances are you have a passing relationship with reality, anyway. Unfortunately, it turns out George Lucas and reality are barely even acquaintances, as Seth Rogen just revealed that Mr. Lucas allegedly holds a sincere belief in Mayan apocalypse lore. Funnier yet: Steven Spielberg is pretty annoyed about it.

In a new Toronto Sun article, Rogen explains that a meeting with Lucas and Spielberg soured once the subject turned to Mayan calendar drama.

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

"He's going on about the tectonic plates and all the time Spielberg is, like, rolling his eyes, like, 'My nerdy friend won't shut up, I'm sorry...'

"I first thought he (Lucas) was joking... and then I totally realized he was serious and then I started thinking, 'If you're George Lucas and you actually think the world is gonna end in a year, there's no way you haven't built a spaceship for yourself... So I asked him... 'Can I have a seat on it?'

"He claimed he didn't have a spaceship, but there's no doubt there's a Millennium Falcon in a garage somewhere with a pilot just waiting to go... It's gonna be him and Steven Spielberg and I'll be blown up like the rest of us."

Jar-jarring stuff. But, not so surprising, right? I'm sure he sleeps in a Brian Wilson sandbox full of moon rocks, too. Authenticity is important in a sci-fi auteur!

Rogen stunned by Lucas' 2012 theory [Toronto Sun]


  • The Winchester says:

    And yet he still plans the 3D releases of all the Star Wars films for every year after?
    Or was he just planning on doing Phantom Menace and leaving it at that, as an "Eff you" to the universe?

  • Andrew says:

    I was flipping channels yesterday and caught him telling this exact same story verbatim on Ellen.
    Lucas must've really wigged him out.

  • HwoodHills says:

    If this is true, and Mr. Lucas isn't a religious man, does this mean come Jan. 1, 2012 the tabloids will be full of pics and stories about George spending all his cash in sordid ways?
    One can only hope...

  • daveed says:

    OK, Rogan really does need to lay off the pot.

  • ZebedeeDooDah says:

    Wait, so you're a Christian who believes in the Mayan prophecies? How does that work?
    Also, my dad once told me the tooth fairy would give me money for my old teeth. Didn't work out that way. Why should I take your word for it about Mr. Christ if my everlasting soul depends on me being right?

  • Dimo says:

    The fact that Rogen got to take a meeting with these two, is the real sign of the apocalypse.

  • The Cantankerist says:

    You know what they say: plan for the worst, but hope for the best.

  • stolidog says:

    difficult to say if the mayan apocalypse would be the worst, or the best. How does one plan, given such uncertainty.

  • Phil D. Glass says:

    Dear People Who Claim To Know Hidden Mysteries of the Universe:
    I believe in the truth. I accept it. Whatever the hell it is.
    But the point is, you don't know what it is. And I don't either. I'm just willing to go ahead and admit it.
    But far be it for me, one little organism, to rail against the power of the entire Universe. There's no question who would win that fight. So, I'll let things play out as they will. What I believe is not relevant. And neither is what you believe.

  • KevyB says:

    Yeah, and remember how in 2000 we were going to see the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? Yet it's usually these same religious fanatics that have no belief whatsoever in Global Warming. I guess there's nothing to fear since there isn't some stupid religious prophecy proclaiming the End of Glaciers!

  • Sarah says:

    While on the island, Jack plugged up that big existence-sucking hole at the bottom of the cave with a huge non-metaphorical cork so we should be okay.

  • Betty Botox says:

    Rogen, Spielberg and Lucas are all Jewish. Maybe THEY are going to all disappear in 2012 (Rapture) and we non-Hebrews will be left on Earth to endure a decade more of Lindsanity, Paris Hilton and Mel Gibson!!! Taint fair!

  • ILDC says:

    "I'm not a Jew!"

  • Phaedrusnyc says:

    George Lucas is not now, nor has he ever been, Jewish. "Lucas" isn't even a Jewish name.