George Lucas has revealed where the Star Wars sequels would have taken us if he’d still been spearheading the franchise, and it sounds bloody awful.
Lucas, who must have been having a really good few years when he made the original Star Wars movie trilogy, sold his stake in the concept to Disney for a cool $4.05 billion, back in October 2012. At the time, fans were in an uproar that the so-called House of Mouse was now in charge of their beloved Star Wars Universe, but it didn’t take Disney long to placate us all by delivering the outstanding Force Awakens movie.
But nothing Disney could have done would even come close to George Lucas’ horrible, horrible idea to make Episodes 7-9 completely about the midi-chlorians, you know – the microscopic lifeforms that are responsible for The Force.
Speaking in the James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction companion book, Lucas said:
“[the next three Star Wars films] were going to get into a microbiotic world. But their’s this world of creatures that operate differently than we do. I call them the Whills. And the Whills are the ones who actually control the universe. They feed off the Force”
We can only assume that the ‘Whills’ to which he is referring are the same midi-chlorians that Lucas had had Qui-Gon Jinn ramble on about while going on about The Force to Anakin in The Phantom Menace. So, basically, George Lucas was watching Osmosis Jones while planning the next three Star Wars movies, and it clearly made quite an impact on him.
Lucas did admit that the idea wouldn’t have been well received, stating, “fans would have hated it, just like they did The Phantom Menace,” but said that if he still had a say in the future of the franchise, then he’d have made the movies anyway, which just goes to show that he probably didn’t have the fans in mind at all when he created Jar Jar fucking Binks.
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