George Lucas says that Disney didn't use any of his ideas for the J.J. Abrams version.
So maybe there's a new hope.
Star Wars was an entertaining matinee-style movie. I watched it in the theater and enjoyed it. I saw it once. The Empire Strikes Back was a better movie, a feature film as they used to say. Return, apart from Carrie Fisher's bikini, was down hill -- Ewoks, we hates them, to cross the streams of geekdom.
I saw about five minutes of whatever the first prequel was and didn't waste any more time. People criticize Starship Troopers, which is not a great movie, but it's roughly equivalent to the original Star Wars, and not as dumb as ROTJ. None of them are as good as Aliens. I've only seen Alien and Aliens, so I don't know about the rest. Of course, I'm partial to Sigourney Weaver, so that might have something to do with it.
In the end, it probably won't make any difference to me because I won't bother to see the new version, either, but Lucas doing a little bit of whining, with his $4 billion buy-out, hardly brings tears to my eyes.