Entertainment George Lucas on his Star Wars sequels that never were

04:50  14 june  2018
04:50  14 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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New details of George Lucas' unused take on Star Wars Episode VII through to IX have come to light...

It’s well known that George Lucas, has he not sold his company to Disney, had plans for more Star Wars stories. That he had a sequel trilogy idea, one that he told Lucasfilm’s new team, but that they opted not to follow-up on and went their own way instead.

Where Lucas’ story would have gone has thus far been kept pretty much under wraps. But an eagle-eyed Twitter user, Livio Ramdondelli, has spotted real clues in the companion book for the TV show James Cameron’s Story Of Science Fiction (that's playing on AMC in the US).

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George Lucas had a backup plan. It might not seem like such a bold move today – in the era of blockbuster franchises – to be planning for a sequel before the first movie has even been released. But not only did Lucas have a plan for a ' Star Wars ' sequel , he had two plans.

Plus, Lucas seemed enthusiastic about the prospect of more Star Wars films, saying that it was time for him to allow a new generation of filmmakers play in his sandbox. Furthermore, despite his claim that the core story is finished, Lucas did spend a year developing the sequel trilogy prior to the Disney

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In that book, Lucas states that in his take on the next three Star Wars films – Episodes VII to IX – they “were going to get into a 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 who actually control the universe. They feed off the Force”.

George Lucas arrives at the premiere of © Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP George Lucas arrives at the premiere of "Solo: A Star Wars Story" at El Capitan Theatre on Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Lucas, though, added that he could have done the films “if I’d held onto the company”, but added that “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”.

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Advertising [x]. By Mansoor Mithaiwala. – on Dec 22, 2017. In Movie News. Update: This post incorrectly states that the below plot outline was what George Lucas envisioned for Star Wars : Episode VII.

Mark Hamill reveals some details about George Lucas ' Star Wars : Episode IX, including the plan to While there are some similarities between Lucas ' sequels and Lucasfilm's movies, the two trilogies have some key differences. Which is another thread that was never played upon [in The Last Jedi]."

Lucas no longer has any direct creative input into the Star Wars films, although he has been around them. Ron Howard, for instance, told the Kermode & Mayo Film Review Programme the other week that Lucas was on the set of Solo one day, and helped Howard get a small detail about Han Solo right.

Still, the full story of Lucas’ Star Wars sequels remains likely to be untold. Whills and all…

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