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Lucas was recently interviewed in the new book “The Star Wars Archives: Episodes I-III 1999-2005” about the franchise.
Lucas also said he thought he was going to have a little more say in the sequel trilogy since he influenced all of the other trilogies. He admitted he’s a bit of a micromanager, too, according to IndieWire.
- “I’ve spent my life creating ‘Star Wars’ — 40 years — and giving it up was very, very painful. But it was the right thing to do,” Lucas added. “I thought I was going to have a little bit more to say about the next three because I’d already started them, but they decided they wanted to do something else. Things don’t always work out the way you want. Life is like that.”
The sequel trilogy with Lucas
Lucas also said he would have had Darth Maul return for the sequel trilogy to run a crime unit that spread throughout the galaxy, as I explained for the Deseret News. Maul would have been the big villain of the sequel trilogy, while Leia Organa would have been the main character who would have been revealed as the Chosen One.
Lucas revealed other aspects about his sequel trilogy in the companion book to the upcoming AMC documentary series, “James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction,” which I wrote about for the Deseret News.
He said he planned to bring viewers into a “microbiotic world” and introduce audiences to the Whills, a set of creatures who “feed off the Force” and are “controlling the universe.”
- “(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,” Lucas said. “I call them the Whills. And the Whills are the ones who actually control the universe. They feed off the Force.
- “If I’d held onto the company I could have done it, and then it would have been done,” he continued. “Of course, a lot of the fans would have hated it, just like they did ‘Phantom Menace’ and everything, but at least the whole story from beginning to end would be told.”