Hidalgo would not provide any perception into the character of Luke’s demise, however one other passage suggests Disney might have drawn extra inspiration from Lucas’ story remedies than followers notice. Lucas’ sequel trilogy additionally would have revolved round a younger Power-sensitive lady present process a hero’s journey.
“The Power Awakens’ lengthy journey from thought to completed movie was crammed with evolution, however one concept that remained fixed from the beginning was that of a younger lady’s quest to change into a Jedi Knight,” writes Hidalgo. “In George Lucas’ unique define, she was a 14-year-old woman named Taryn. In his subsequent iterations, she would briefly be named Thea and — imagine it or not — Winkie.”
In truth, it appears Lucas even envisioned a plot level the place Taryn/Thea/Winkie seeks out a lacking, disillusioned Jedi Grasp Luke Skywalker. Hidalgo says Lucas in contrast the story to 1979’s Apocalypse Now and Captain Willard’s hunt for the mysterious, enigmatic Colonel Kurtz. Contemplating Lucas was once attached to direct Apocalypse Now, we’re not shocked he was pondering in these phrases.
Whereas Lucas by no means acquired round to creating a sequel trilogy, he did come shut to creating a live-action Star Wars collection a actuality, years earlier than The Mandalorian. Lucas commissioned no fewer than 50 scripts for Star Wars Underworld, a series set between Episodes III and IV that will have explored the prison underbelly of the galaxy in the course of the reign of the Empire. That is only one chapter in the generally strange history of Star Wars on TV.
Whereas it will be a number of years earlier than followers get a brand new Star Wars film, there’s loads of momentum on the small display screen. The Mandalorian: Season 2 is premiering on October 30, and a brand new animated collection referred to as Star Wars: Bad Batch is debuting on Disney+ in 2021.How do you suppose Lucas would have dealt with Luke’s demise? Tell us your ideas within the feedback part beneath.
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