A new book on the Star Wars saga delves into other aspects of George Lucas’ original project for the sequel trilogy, which was heavily modified by Lucasfilm and Disney.
We recently told you about the original project of George Lucas for the sequel trilogy of Star Wars, later made by Disney / Lucasfilm discarding or partially reworking some of his ideas: in a new book, “The Star Wars Archives: 1999-2005”, author Paul Duncan investigated the making of the prequel trilogy, after having already covered the historical trilogy in the previous volume “The Star Wars Archives: 1977-1983”. Digging into the material, other helpful ideas for sequels that Lucas never made came to the surface. This is a confirmation of the villain that would hold up the story, as well as something more concrete about message background of the narrative. We proceed after a link to other information.
Star Wars, George Lucas’ sequel trilogy with Darth Maul and non-applied democracy
Darth Maul would have been the villain principale of the sequel trilogy of Star Wars according to George Lucas: it would have returned with mechanical lower limbs, exactly as it later reappeared in the canon in the animated series Star Wars Rebels e The Clone Wars (but it also appeared in a famous cameo in Solo: A Star Wars Story). Maul would have teamed up with a pre-existing Sith, the Darth Talon from the Star Wars: Legacy comic. But in what context?
Lucas’ idea was to paint one state of confusion after the overthrow of the Empire at the end of Return of the Jedi: with Leia Supreme Chancellor of the Republic, the Rebels would have disbanded, and it would be difficult to reform them when new threats were on the horizon. In addition to Maul and Talon’s crime syndicate, the situation in the Galaxy for Lucas had to be similar to that of theIraq “liberated” by the Americans, but then unstable in democracy and cradle ofISIS. Same Stormtrooperisolated from the New Republic, they would have coalesced into a militant organization. Leia would play a role of “chosen“, similar to what was later split between her and Rey in the Disney trilogy (with further problems caused by the disappearance of Carrie Fisher).
Ultimately, Lucas would continue, as he had with the prequels, his own political metaphors: Today it is much easier to run into fans who give the right value to the narration of the prequels, so we who remember the exaggerated and unjust arrows of fifteen or twenty years ago seem prey to the travezzoli. Maybe, but better this way: the writer believes that Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith be a little masterpiece, and if the majority of fans have finally changed their minds, perhaps also due to the disappointing new Disney trilogy, we can only be happy.