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almostunbiased 12/21/2012 1:43:53 PM

Lucas never had anything planned for a 7 8 and 9, nor did he have a 1 2 or 3.  At least not when he made the first 3 movies.  Now maybe he wrote something at the same time he made 1 2 and 3, but i doubt it was more than just ideas.  Anyway I say we just get some great writers and do some of the books which were great.

keithdaniel 12/21/2012 9:04:28 PM

That's not entirely true, and even though I don't know how far along Lucas was with them but I know for a fact that he had the prequels and sequels planned as far back as the early 80's and recall that being mentioned during an interview with one of the stars, it may have been Harrison Ford.  I recall at the time that that info was fairly well known.

VTGamehendge 12/21/2012 10:54:28 PM

Thanks, keithdaniel.  Was hoping I wasn't the only one who was pretty sure that Lucas at least wrote 1-3 at the same time as 4-6.  That's why when Episode IV was released everyone was like, "Wait...where's Episodes 1-3?"  Only George knows the answers to all these questions/rumors/theories, but I seem to remember him saying he made 4-6 before 1-3 because he felt 4-6 were more compelling and action-packed stories and more marketable and wanted to see how they were received before he did anything with 1-3.

Again, obviously Lucas is the only person who knows the whole truth about all this.  I'm not pretending to know it all.  I even said that what I read several years ago was ALLEGEDLY Lucas's ideas for 7-9 and ultimately 10-12.  I just think the 7-9 story arc I read was great and would love to see it on film, regardless of whether it was actually Lucas's handywork or not.  I just don't like when people are like, "No way!  That could/would never happen!"  As if people know George Lucas personally and know what he did or didn't write 30-40 years ago.  All I'm saying is that I wanna see something badass!  Episodes 1-3 were pretty disappointing overall and I would love to see Luke turn bad and start effing shizz up in the galaxy!

SarcasticCaveman 12/22/2012 1:48:39 AM

 I've actually heard that those closest to Lucas that DIDN'T turn into Yes Men said that he made Star Wars to be a stand alone movie...it was after extreme commercial success that he started writing sequels and prequels...and originally he had 12 episodes planned.  Not only that, but many people say Lucas drew inspiration for Star Wars from a Japanese movie called "The Hidden Fortress."

I'm not saying he didn't have the ideas a long time ago, just not at the same time as the first movie.

My only real question about the original movie is who got fired at Fox for agreeing to let him retain artistic license and merchandising rights in exchange for a directing pay cut.  I have to imagine that heads rolled.

keithdaniel 12/22/2012 10:51:09 AM

Lucas initially was going to make SW as a movie that would've included The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi but he realized that that would've taken way too long and the movie itself would've been too long so that's why he made it into a trilogy.  This was revealed in the dvd documentary, SW: Empire of Dreams that was released back in Sept. 2004 in the SW boxed set.  As far as Lucas being inspired somewhat by "The Hidden Fortress," yes this is true and that's no secret for Lucas himself admitted this and I believe among the times he admitted that was in that same Empire of Dreams doc.  Lucas may not have had every little idea for every sequel/prequel worked out but he certainly had the 3 prequels and 3 sequels planned at least by the early 80's and that's a fact.  

InnerSanctum 12/26/2012 1:03:51 PM

I believe this was debunked last week.  Which is a relief.  I never, ever want to see Ewoks again.  

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