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WATCH: The truth of George Lucas’ plans for Star Wars: Episode VII

May 11th, 2015 by Marc Comments


After the report last week in Vanity Fair that George Lucas has planned on a very different approach to Star Wars in episode VII than we’re getting, the maker himself has cleared things up.

The report said: “[Abrams] said Lucas’ treatment had centred on very young characters – teenagers, Lucasfilm told me – which might have struck Disney executives as veering too close for comfort to The Phantom Menace and its 9-year-old Anakin Skywalker and 13-year-old Queen Amidala. “We’ve made some departures” from Lucas’s ideas, Kennedy conceded, but only in “exactly the way you would in any development process.”

But according to Lucas that wasn’t the case at all as his characters – which he hints were the grandchildren of Vader – would be in their 20s and he even refers to the Expanded Universe (gasp): “The original Saga was about the father, the children, and the grandchildren. That’s not a secret to anybody, it’s even in the novels and everything. The children were in their 20s and everything, so it wasn’t The Phantom Menace again.”

You can watch the full interview with Stephen Colbert at the Tribeca Film Festival, which took place weeks before the Vanity Fair story, below:

Source: The Star Wars Underworld

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….