George Lucas Says “Fans Would Have Hated” His Version Of The Star Wars Sequel Trilogy

Author Thumbnail BY Tiny Diapana - June 13, 2018

George Lucas might have had plans for the Star Wars sequel trilogy before he sold Lucasfilm to Disney back in 2012, but the Star Wars creator things that fans would have probably hated his ideas for the next batch of Star Wars films anyway.

Lucas shared some of the details of the plans he had for the sequel trilogy in James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction, and in the book accompanying the AMC TV special, the Star Wars legend also admits that fans would have probably hated his ideas for the films.

“If I’d held onto the company, I could have done it, and then it would have been done. 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.”

Apparently Lucas wanted to work on a sequel trilogy much closer to the prequel films than to the originals, saying that he wanted to explore and “get into a microbiotic world.” According to the Star Wars creator, he wanted to feature the Whills in his version of the sequel trilogy – creatures that feed off the Force and control the entire Star Wars universe.

Intriguing as it may sound, Lucas is probably right saying that fans wouldn’t have been too happy with the idea of the Whills controlling the universe. After all, no one really liked the idea of having midichlorians as the reason behind the Force – a concept which Lucas introduced in the Phantom Menace.

Before the prequel trilogy, a Force sensitive individual’s connection to Force was mystical, mysterious and spiritual. However, after The Phantom Menace, a Jedi or Sith’s capability to reach out to the Force became attributed to their midichlorian count, taking away the mysticism of the Force.

What do you think? Would you have hated the idea of the Whills? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Star Wars: Episode IX hits cinemas December 20, 2019.

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