George Lucas on His Star Wars Sequels That Never Were

Filmmaker George Lucas at the AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams

Filmmaker George Lucas at the AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams

Thanks to a recently published book, we have a better idea than ever-and it would've been weird and divisive. Speaking with James Cameron as part of a companion book for the AMC series James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction, George Lucas offered up some details on where he meant to take the Star Wars saga next. Lucas was among them, featuring heavily in the series' second episode, "Space".

Lucas is confidant that had he kept his company, the Whills-focused films "would have been done".

Back in 2012 Lucasfilm was sold to Disney for $4.05 billion, and we're now two films into the official Star Wars sequel trilogy. "There's this world of creatures that operate differently than we do". They feed off the Force.

As for what would've been in the trilogy, Lucas reveals in the interview that he was "figuring out a way to explain [the Force] that didn't piss people off" after the reaction to midi-chlorians in the prequels.

Now, to rile up those nasty, close-minded idiots, Stephen Colbert has "partnered with Lucasfilm" to remix a unique, brand-new Star Wars trailer for Episode IX, created to rile these trolls who think the franchise exists only for them.

"If I'd held onto the company I could have done it, and then it would have been done", he said. "Of course, a lot of fans would have hated it, just like they did Phantom Menace and everything, but at least the whole story from beginning to end would be told." .

While I admit I'm curious as to how Lucas planned to wrap up the storylines of the Original Trilogy characters, this idea of further explaining how the Force work sounds kind of bad.

John has played the role of Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

So not only was Luke supposed to die at very end of the Skywalker saga, but he was going to train Leia to be a Jedi. Direct mentions of the “Whills” and the “Shamans of the Whills” would appear in novels and Star Wars encyclopedias and was even in the original screenplay for 2005's Revenge of the Sith at one point.

The midi-chlorians comment is mentioned as part of a larger conversation about AI and religion within the context of Star Wars.

Excerpt provided by Insight Editions from James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction. "Even if you paid for a ticket!" the 26-year-old tweeted. What his quotes do show is just how much was-and still remains-possible in the Star Wars universe.

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