"Star Wars" creator George Lucas wants to build a museum dedicated to visual storytelling in San Francisco's Presidio that would house an art collection he amassed over four decades.

The Marin filmmaker says he has long sought to showcase his collection of 150 years of populist art, which includes illustrations by Norman Rockwell and Maxfield Parrish along with comics and digital technology.

Lucas, of San Anselmo, says he doesn't have enough wall space at his 6,000-acre Skywalker Ranch in Lucas Valley, north of San Rafael, so he wants to fund and build a museum.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday that Lucas submitted a 20-page proposal to the Presidio Trust last week. It was one of 16 bids to occupy the former commissary site at Crissy Field.

In December, Disney acquired Lucasfilm Ltd., which is already housed in the Presidio.