George Lucas Also Planned On Killing Luke Skywalker In ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’

Sounds like George Lucas wanted to take Luke Skywalker in the same direction as Rian Johnson.

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New details regarding George Lucas’ sequel trilogy treatments reveal the Star Wars creator also planned on killing Luke Skywalker in the second part before handing the franchise off to J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson.

Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi is always a heated topic among Star Wars fans for several reasons. One element of the film fans come to blows with is the depiction of Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker at the start as an old man who has given up on the ways of the Jedi. The Last Jedi also marks the death of Luke Skywalker, which also upset many Star Wars fans. This has led to speculation on what George Lucas’ original plans were for Luke Skywalker and the rest of the sequel trilogy before he walked away from the franchise.

Details from Pablo Hidalgo’s latest book, Star Wars: Fascinating Facts, shed some more light on what George Lucas had planned for the sequel trilogy. Thanks to some excerpts shared on Twitter, we now know Lucas also planned on killing Luke Skywalker in Episode VIII after being withdrawn on a Jedi temple and that Rey was originally envisioned as a 14-year-old girl. You can read more about what Lucas had planned for the sequel trilogy below.

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Here is the official synopsis for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:

Lucasfilm and director J. J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. The late Carrie Fisher appears as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the Star Wars franchise and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.