Tuesday, January 20, 2015

George Lucas Says Disney is Not Using His Original Idea for Episode VII

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By: Dominic Jones

Ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm and announced that they were making the Star Wars sequel trilogy, the question has been how will Disney use the ideas George Lucas came up with?  The answer is, they aren't.  Lucas spoke with Cinema Blend while promoting his new animated film Strange Magic and he revealed that even though he wrote treatments for the sequel trilogy, Disney decided they wanted to go in a different direction.

Lucas said,

"The ones that I sold to Disney, they came up to the decision that they didn't really want to do those. So they made up their own. So it's not the ones that I originally wrote [on screen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens]."

You can watch the video of Lucas discussing this below,


A part of me is disappointed to hear this.  I had hoped that George's vision would be kept alive in the Disney era.  However, I believe that the people working behind the scenes have the best interest in mind for the franchise and have great respect for what came before and wanting to make the new films feel like an extension of George work.  Plus, we have seen through Star Wars Rebels how successful Star Wars without George (but made by people who love and respect Star Wars and George) can be.


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