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‘Star Wars’ creator George Lucas says he thought he’d have ‘a little bit more to say’ in sequel trilogy

‘Star Wars’ creator George Lucas said he thought Disney would give him a little more say in the sequel trilogy that finished in 2019.

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” had a minor plot line about Dark Rey — a version of Rey that had been consumed by the dark side.
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” had a minor plot line about Dark Rey — a version of Rey that had been consumed by the dark side.
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“Star Wars” creator George Lucas said in a recent interview that he thought he’d have more of an influence on the recent sequel trilogy.

What’s going on?

Lucas was recently interviewed in the new book “The Star Wars Archives: Episodes I-III 1999-2005” about the franchise.

In the book, Lucas revealed he sold Lucasfilm to Disney so he could step away from “Star Wars” and spend time with his family.

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.”