Probably not, but he did at least have the decency to express some regret.
Simon Pegg recently put out an autobiography, “Nerd Do Well”, that, among other things, talks about how the prequels disprove the existence of a loving, caring God, and mentions, at the end of the chapter, that he met George Lucas.
And what did Lucas say to him? “Just don’t suddenly find yourself making the same film you made thirty years ago.”
It’s not really “I’m sorry I held your childhood down and did things to it that would make a jury of serial killers vote for the death penalty”, but it might have to do.
By the way, apparently, Lucas has fifty hours of a Star Wars TV show planned out, but he’s waiting for, essentially, technology to catch up enough for it to be affordable.
In other words, he’s not done yet.
[ via the apologetic Blastr ]