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George Lucas’ Star Wars sequel trilogy ideas shared one major character’s fate with Disney’s films

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There is perhaps no fanbase as rabid as that of Star Wars and perhaps no movies as talked about the world’s biggest sci-fi franchise. Or more specifically, what all the Star Wars movies get wrong, with the most recent trilogy arguably the most divisive of all. Though JJ Abrams launched the modern age of Star Wars with some exciting news characters and bold ideas, many felt that its poorly planned story arc and many retcons ruined the franchise and that these films did not do the Skywalker story the justice they deserved.

That final trilogy though was not the initial ending that creator George Lucas had planned but rather that of Disney which acquired the rights when they purchased all of Lucasfilm. Would Lucas’ ideas – which were also not well planned out in advance – have been better than what we landed up with?

Well, we will probably never know because an idea is not necessarily a working plan for a film. However, in a new book, Star Wars: Fascinating Facts (thanks to Star Wars News Net), we get some vague insight into what those plans were. And while the article doesn’t go into more detail about the plans, it does seem Lucas and Disney were aligned on one thing (WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD)…

…and that is the death of Luke Skywalker in Episode VIII. In fact, while Lucas may have wanted to take his trilogy in a completely different direction, the new trilogy’s overall idea of an older Luke who has gone into exile on a world where the first Jed Temple was built, was part of Lucas’ plans too. The manner of Luke’s death, nor his motivations for doing so, aren’t known, but it does appear that Rian Johnson’s divisive The Last Jedi, may have been pretty much in line with the spirit of Lucas’ plan – at least in the way it treated Luke Skywalker – even if the final product was vastly different.

While Disney did have a copy of Lucas’ ideas, they ultimately chose not to use them and forge their own path instead. One which many could argue they did not succeed with. Not that Lucas minds at all I’m sure, now that he can sit pretty for the rest of his life with all of that money he earned for the sale.

Who knows, maybe one day we might actually get to see Lucas’ ideas come to light and decide for ourselves which was better. I guess if we can have a Justice League Snyder cut happen, we can make this happen.

Last Updated: October 15, 2020


  1. Insomnia is fun

    October 15, 2020 at 15:17

  2. Banana Jim

    October 15, 2020 at 15:25

    lol, Disney ruined Star Wars. They’ve actually done the impossible. Kids don’t want the toys, adults don’t want to collect the toys. I can literally count the people who still care about Star Wars on my left hand. The only shining beacon that they have left is the Mandalorian, but I’m pretty sure, they’ll ruin that as well.

    It’s the way of the Rat. They’re the Haus of Maus.


    • CrAiGiSh

      October 15, 2020 at 16:20

      This …


    • Original Heretic

      October 15, 2020 at 16:20

      There is hope. There is always hope.
      My hope is that The Mandalorian has shown them that they don’t need huge, known characters to deliver a compelling story.
      That said, I’m gonna love watching me some Obi-Wan! Ewan McGregor back!


      • Insomnia is fun

        October 15, 2020 at 17:22

        You’re right, except we know have to place our faith in a series. The blockbuster trilogy we had with episode 4-6(the old ones) seemingly will never be recreated again. Because of social politics.


        • Banana Jim

          October 15, 2020 at 18:06

          It’s sad isn’t it, that a multi-billion dollar franchise has been reduced to a 30 -40 minute series that imitates spaghetti westerns. That’s how bad it’s gotten. As Original Heretic mentioned, I think a lot of us are hoping that the Obi-Wan series is going to be another success, because Star Wars is literally hanging off a hairy wart on Kathleen Kennedy’s nose.


          • Insomnia is fun

            October 16, 2020 at 07:55

            At least Hollywood is progressive now, even if it means it’s costing them hundreds of millions of dollars for some movies.

          • Banana Jim

            October 16, 2020 at 16:06

            “Right side of history” Reeeeeee!!!

          • Insomnia is fun

            October 19, 2020 at 07:41


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