What was George Lucas’ plan for the third ‘Star Wars’ trilogy and why he decided not to do it

What was George Lucas' plan for the third 'Star Wars' trilogy and why he decided not to do it

The original intention with the third ‘Star Wars’ trilogy was that George Lucas himself was responsible for making it. Finally, as you know, Lucas decided to sell the franchise to Disney and withdraw from the project, but the filmmaker wanted to tell in detail what his plans were for those three films at Sega, and we will find it in the book “The”. The Star Wars Archives: 1999-2005′.

“New Trilogy Takes 10 Years”.

Perhaps most surprising is that George Lucas plans to get Darth Maul back to make him the “Godfather of Crime” after his empire falls. In addition, it will have mechanical legs and another character will enter the scene, very close to the character Ray Park played in ‘The Phantom Menace’.

“Darth Maul trained a girl named Darth Talon who appeared as an apprentice in the comics. She was like the new Darth Vader and most of the action was focused on her character. They would be the two main villains of the series.” [tercera] Trilogy”

Lucasfilm later recycled Lucas’ idea and brought in Darth Maul for a cameo in the ‘Han Solo’ spin-off. Bringing back the villain in the ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ series was also considered but ultimately scrapped.

Of course, George Lucas didn’t forget the stories of Luke and Leah. If the original trilogy focused on Mark Hamill’s character (by the way, he also planned to kill in Episode VIII, as Rian Johnson did in ‘The Last Jedi’), this new trilogy will be based on the character. Lucas wants to make her “the chosen one”, played by Carrie Fisher.

“The movies were about how Leia (who else was going to be the leader?) was trying to rebuild the Republic … Luke was trying to reboot the Jedi.”


Eventually, George Lucas decided not to continue the project for these three sequels, even though they were well advanced in development. He himself has no problem confessing what was the main reason behind his decision to abandon his plans.

“When I started the new trilogy, I talked to the actors and I was getting ready to go down to work and I was about to have a daughter. Instead, raise my daughter and enjoy life for a while.

Totally understandable. But what do you think about his plan? Would you have liked Disney to have continued that way, or were they right to leave the trilogy in the hands of JJ Abrams and Rian Johnson?