What Might George Lucas’s Star Wars Sequels Have Been Like?

Over the many, many years Star Wars has been around, George Lucas has always hinted that he had plans for the entire saga, including Episodes VII, VIII and IX. Now, via Space.com, come some tantalizing hints at what his ideas for a sequel trilogy might have been.

The website is reporting a tweet made by Transformers artist Live Ramondelli, in which his shares a few quotes by Lucas in an interview made as part of James Cameron’s A Story of Science Fiction.

The next three Star Wars films were going to get into a microbiotic world. But there’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.

The Whills have been brought up in Star Wars lore before. Most recently in Rogue One, where Chirrut Imwe (Donnie Yen) and Baze Malbus (Jiang Wen) are referred to as Guardians of the Whills. So then, Lucas had originally posited the idea of our heroes (whoever they might have been) journeying to a ‘microbiotic’ world to find and, potentially’ face off against a completely alien species that not only runs everything, but feeds off of the Force itself. Considering that the Force has been very clearly described as the ‘energy of life itself’, this sounds very ominous.

Regardless of what might have been, Lucas’s reasons for not going ahead with these ideas are quite simple and sad. The fan backlash against the prequels and the possibility of going through it all again, was something Lucas just didn’t want to face.

For the full article, check out Space.com.

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