Star Wars creator George Lucas has shifted his museum plans from San Francisco to Chicago.
The New York Times reports that Lucas had trouble gaining permission to build a private museum from San Francisco officials, so he has shifted his focus to the Midwest. The museum will showcase memorabilia from Lucas' 40-year career as a filmmaker as well as pieces from his own art collection.
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is slated to open in 2018, and Lucas has pledged $700 million for its construction. "Choosing Chicago is the right decision for the museum," Lucas said in a statement, "but a difficult decision for me personally because of my strong personal and professional roots in the Bay Area."