It's not Seth Rogen's fault that few grasped the nuances of the Green Hornet. So he probably shouldn't be blamed for stirring up a bit more publicity for his second-tier superhero title by (presumably) jokingly floating the notion that George Lucas has prepared for the apocalypse by conspiring with Steven Spielberg to build a spaceship just in case 2012 is really the year everything on Earth falls apart. Got that?
Quoted by the Toronto Sun, Rogen recounted an episode where he sat in a movie meeting with Spielberg and Lucas, and the Star Wars creator began a monologue about how the world was going to end "for real" in 2012. "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?'" Rogen told the Sun.
The Hornet star then apparently proceeded to walk back the remarks somewhat: "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."
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