Before George Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney he was planning to make Star Wars Episode's VII, VIII, IX. He even met with the core cast to return. Over the years, we've gotten little bits and pieces about the trilogy he would have made, and today we have some more information to share with you.
Lucas shared the information in the book, James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction, and after sharing those details he says that fans would have hated it. So here's the information he revealed regarding the story:
"[The next three Star Wars films] 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."
He then adds:
"If I'd held onto the company I could have done it, and then it would have been done. 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."
His concept he was looking to dive into certainly would have been interesting. He would have really dove into the whole midichlorian thing and explain it all and it would have gotten even more weird. But yeah, fans probably would have hated it because you just can't make some Star Wars fans happy. No matter what anyone does, including the creator, there is no pleasing 100% of the fans.
In 2012, Lucas did an interview with The New York Times, and in that interview, Lucas had this to say about the fans when asked if he would make any more:
“Why would I make any more when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?”
Yeah, that's still happening. Anyway, The Star Wars franchise has moved on without Lucas, and the Lucasfilm saga is about to be closed out by J.J. Abrams. These films haven't even come close to touching on the things Lucas was planning.
What are your thoughts on the plans that Lucas shared here? Would you have liked to see him realize his vision? Do you think fans would have liked that more than what we've been given?
As far as I've seen, these are the first specifics George Lucas has shared about what his vision of Episodes 7-9 would have been. This comes from @insighteditions awesome companion book to "James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction series" on AMC: pic.twitter.com/Wtlw8zlrqv— Livio Ramondelli (@LivioRamondelli) June 12, 2018