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Disney Scrapped George Lucas' New Star Wars Plans

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Wed, 01/21/2015 - 08:56


It's learned that for the first time, Star Wars will be without George Lucas' storylines.

Lucas recently attended a premiere for his latest movie, Strange Magic, where he told Cinema Blend, "The ones that I sold to Disney, they came up to the decision that they didn’t really want to do those. So they made up their own. So it’s not the ones that I originally wrote [on screen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens].” 

Lucas wouldn't state what his ideas for the new Star Wars movies were, and it's also thought that screenwriter Michael Arndt was working on the Lucas version of Star Wars when he was let go, with Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan (Empire Strikes Back) taking over writing chores.

Another rumor has stated that Abrams and Kasdan rewrote the script to include more of the original characters, with Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

It's also possible Disney may have saved us all from the next Jar Jar.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has a December 18, 2015 release directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer.

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer: