Star Wars creator picks Chicago for his museum

Star Wars creator George Lucas has named Chicago as the home of his upcoming museum of art and movie memorabilia.

Chicago beat San Francisco and Los Angeles to become the city of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which the famed director hopes to open in 2018.

Star Wars creator George Lucas with Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and some of the series' most famed characters. Credit: Reuters

Lucas said, "I am humbled to be joining such an extraordinary museum community and to be creating the museum in a city that has a long tradition of embracing the arts."