We were all excited by the news that George Lucas’ original 1974 screenplay to Star Wars was being adapted into comics.
Dark Horse teamed up with with J.W. Rinzler, executive editor at LucasBooks, and artist Mike Mayhew (Avengers) to adapt the rough draft original screenplay for an eighth issue mini-series.
The screenplay featured Luke Skywalker as an older Jedi General, Han Solo as a Reptilian alien, and another Jedi character named Annikin Starkiller, and a different looking Darth Vader as well. Entertainment Weekly has an interview with Mike Richardson and Randy Stradley from Dark Horse, in which they ask them all about the project.
They also revealed the above three pieces of concept art. We had previously posted them, but these images are much clearer.
Randy Stradley fill us in on what to expect:
“Visually I think it’s a lot closer to Flash Gordon. There’s still a lot of stuff that will be recognizable as Star Wars, but there are also a lot of different thing. For instance, Luke Skywalker is an older general and, uh, Han Solo is a big green lizard. Wookiees are the ones that lead the attack in the end on the Imperial Battle Station, which is never called the Death Star. Things are different but there are aspects that are the same as well.”