Star Wars: The Force Awaken won’t include any of the ideas developed by George Lucas for the new trilogy, the filmmaker reveals.
“The ones that I sold to Disney, they came up to the decision that they didn’t really want to do those,” he tells Cinema Blend during an interview about the animated Strange Magic. “So they made up their own. So it’s not the ones that I originally wrote.”
Earlier this month, Lucas divulged that he’d actually begun development of a new trilogy, but realized it would require at least a 10-year commitment. He’d originally intended to finish Episode VII for release in May 2015 and then sell Lucasfilm, but Disney came along in 2012 with $4.06 billion and its own plan. “It’s better for me to get out at the beginning of a new thing and I can just remove myself,” the filmmaker said.
Although Lucas didn’t say what his ideas were for Episode VII, there will undoubtedly be plenty of speculation.
Directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens Dec. 18.
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