After an apparently “fierce” competition of financial bidding and civic and economic courtship, Chicago has beat out Los Angeles and San Francisco to house an impressive sounding interactive museum dedicated to the life and work of George Lucas.
Chicago might seem like a bit of an odd choice for a George Lucas museum over San Francisco and L.A., considering that he’s from the Bay Area and the original Star Wars trilogy was one of the cornerstones of the New Hollywood movement, both major reasons why those two cities might be far more fitting locations for a museum dedicated to the man. However the man himself made a statement saying, “Building in Chicago is the right decision for the museum,” in spite of the fact that he’s had a lifelong connection to the Bay Area and to Los Angeles.
However, the board for the museum has confirmed that Chicago provided it with a larger space, easier access to public transportation, and a more centralized location than the other two cities.
Lucas is self-funding the museum, which is to chronicle “the history of storytelling” and “dedicated to the power of the visual image.” That’s all well and good, but there are plenty of questions that need to be answered:
2.) Will there be an entire exhibit to George Lucas’s near-fanatical devotion to retconning and CGI retrofitting his existing properties in a way that taints all of the things that made them enjoyable in the first place?
3.) Will Sebulba, the best character ever get a wing? I hope so.