It’s well-known that George Lucas had planned another trilogy of Star Wars movies before LucasFilm was sold to Disney in 2012 (for a hell of a lot of money, may we add).
However, the director has now teased what we may have gotten had he taken charge of the new set of films… and he thinks we’d all have “hated” them, apparently.
A new interview with the Star Wars creator in book James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction has emerged on Twitter, via user @LivioRamondelli (and we take it as legit because he’s been retweeted by the book’s publisher).
In it, Lucas explained: “[The next three Star Wars films] were going to get into the microbiotic world. But there’s this world of creatures that operate differently than we do.
“I call them the Whills. And the Whills are the ones that actually control the universe. They feed off the Force.”
Err, given how well the midichlorians revelation in the prequel trilogy went down with fans, perhaps this was one best left on the shelf.
“If I’d held onto the company I could have done it, and then it would have been done,” the director continued. “Of course, a lot of the 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.”
Hmm, we can’t imagine why they would’ve hated them…
Mark Hamill previously teased Lucas’ ideas for the sequel trilogy, explaining how they differed from the eventual result.
“George had an overall arc – if he didn’t have all the details, he had sort of an overall feel for where the [sequel trilogy was] going – but this one’s more like a relay race,” he said. “You run and hand the torch off to the next guy, he picks it up and goes.
“Rian [Johnson] didn’t write what happens in 9 – he was going to hand it off to, originally, Colin Trevorrow and now JJ [Abrams]. It’s an ever-evolving, living, breathing thing. Whoever’s on board gets to play with the life-size action figures that we all are.”
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