Earlier this year at WonderCon, Dark Horse Comics announced that they would be publishing a new mini-series based on George Lucas’ original rough-draft screenplay of Star Wars. The news was mistaken by many as an April Fool’s joke…. but not me.
The original treatment called The Star Wars had some very big differences from what actually made it onto the big screen. While many of the character names are the same even if the characters themselves are very different. In The Star Wars, Luke Skywalker was an older Jedi General and Han Solo was a six-foot-tall lizard creature. Star Wars most iconic villain Darth Vader is also merely just a general in the Imperial army. The story does center around a character named Annikin Starkiller, who wasn’t in the original Star Wars.
The first issue of the eight-issue mini-series for The Star Wars is set to be released on September 4, 2013. J.W. Rinzler, executive editor at LucasBooks is writing the series with Mike Mayhew on art.
Check out The Star Wars trailer below, which was just released by Dark Horse Comics.
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Source: USA Today