26 Mar 2018 1:57 PM +00:00 UTC

Mark Hamill Shares George Lucas' Original Plans for Star Wars Sequel Trilogy

Though George Lucas may not have been involved with the making of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, it is known that he had an original plan Episodes VII–IX that Disney opted not to use. Mark Hamill shares what Lucas was originally planning for the sequels.

Talking to IGN, Hamill explained:

"I happen to know that George didn't kill Luke until the end of [Episode] 9, after he trained Leia. Which is another thread that was never played upon [in The Last Jedi]."


After the sour reception of the Star Wars prequels from fans, it seemed that Disney was confident in not having Lucas involved when it came to making the sequel trilogy. He still gets to make some creative input, though, and he seems to be allowed access to the set whenever he pleases.

When it came to the details of Lucas' sequel trilogy, Hamill also says that Lucas didn't have a solid plan, but more of a broad outlook. Hamill continues:

"George had an overall arc – if he didn't have all the details, he had sort of an overall feel for where the [sequel trilogy was] going – but this one's more like a relay race. You run and hand the torch off to the next guy, he picks it up and goes."

Though I do respect George Lucas for being an ambitious visionary director, it's become apparent to fans that he is not the best when it comes to dialogue and communicating with actors. In fact, it's a complete fluke that the first Star Wars ended up as good as it did. People forget that Lucas wasn't entirely alone when it came to making Star Wars what it was.

We may never know if Disney would want Lucas back on Star Wars again, but he is still respected by many fans as the man who created the timeless saga.

For now, we should expect J.J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode IX to hit theaters Dec. 20, 2019.

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