George Lucas has said that his ideas for the new Star Wars trilogy were turned down by Disney.

The director says that he devised plot treatments for the seventh Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, but none were used in the forthcoming JJ Abrams reboot.

Lucas sold all rights to the space opera in 2012 and in a new interview with film website Cinema Blend, he has revealed that none of his ideas made the final screenplay for the new movie, which is released this December.

“The ones that I sold to Disney, they came up to the decision that they didn’t really want to do those,” said Lucas. “So they made up their own. So it’s not the ones that I originally wrote [on screen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens].”

Last year, Lucas’s son Jett suggested Abrams was "constantly talking" to Lucas and that his father had set out “guidelines” for the new movie.

Disney will release a new trilogy of Star Wars films between now and 2019 and the studio's decision to revert to the style of the original movies has been widely welcomed by fans.