George Lucas Shares His Crazy Star Wars Ideas For Movies That Were Never Made
Get ready Star Wars fans, here's George Lucas' newly revealed idea for Star Wars episodes VII through IX
Most people know that George Lucas sold his production company Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012, but what you might not know is that at the time, Lucas had ideas in the works for Star Wars Episode VII through Episode IX. Disney has gone a different way, and Lucas no longer has creative input on the Star Wars saga in any major way, but apparently, people at Lucasfilm were aware of his ideas and have simply kept a tight lid on them.
Star Wars fans will now be thrilled to know that the veil has been partially lifted on Lucas' ideas for the episodes. Den of Geek reports that a particularly attentive Twitter user found a pretty significant clue into what Lucas' version of the films would have looked like. The clue comes from the companion book to AMC's TV show, James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction.
In the book, George Lucas is quoted talking about his ideas for the films, saying that 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 that actually control the universe. They feed off the Force."
Obviously I could go on and on about everything that is amazing in the Star Wars films, but one of the most striking things about them is the creativity involved in all the different alien characters, their societies, their characteristics, and how well they fit into the stories, and this is no exception. They are essentially a bunch of tiny creatures who happen to have control over the entire universe by tapping into the largest force there is, so large it's literally called THE force; what a bizzare contradiction.
Lucas went on to state 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 have been told." Clearly Lucas has some feelings about the elements of the story that remain unshared, and sadly, it is unlikely that this film will ever be put into motion, especially without the creative vision of Lucas himself. But for now, fans can at least start theorizing with this little peek into the Star Wars that could have been.