In an interview at the 2013 Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards, where he received the Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award, George Lucas expressed confidence in director J.J. Abrams' ability to produce a worthy sequel to his Original Trilogy with Star Wars
"I think he understands the whole thing and how it works," Lucas told Access Hollywood
, before jokingly adding, "If he doesn't, Kathy [Kennedy] will keep it straight."
Lucas also addressed the extent of his own involvement in the first sequel, saying, "If they need help or anything, they’ll give me a call," but adding that he didn't expect to be doing "much."
Check out more of Lucas' comments to Access Hollywood right here