George Lucas picks a Chicago site for his $700 million pop culture museum

June 25, 2014 4:00 PM

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George Lucas picks a Chicago site for his $700 million pop culture museum

Hold on before you get worked up, though, folks. It's not like George Lucas just threw a dart to pick the spot to open his new museum. It sounds like he made a huge effort at opening a museum in San Francisco, but those efforts ended in frustration, and as a result, there will be a museum designed to hold Lucas's huge private collection of "illustrations, comic art, graphic art, animation, and other popular art forms," as The New York Times put it, and it will be in Chicago.

I guess I'll never grow tired of seeing just how many things can make people angry at George Lucas. I thought maybe it would ease up a bit when he sold Lucasfilm to Disney and stepped away from having an active leading role in the ongoing "Star Wars" universe. Fanboys have long memories until the mo...

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