What A ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ By George Lucas Would Have Looked Like

George Lucas Episode VII

It’s no secret that George Lucas had plans to make a sequel for “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.” But what would that movie look like? What would happen?

In a new video from YouTube user Mr Sunday Movies, the speculated ideas from Lucas’ eventually scrapped movies are rounded up and discussed.

Lucas has always been openly against the idea of Star Wars going in a retro direction, like what we saw in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens,” so a lot his ideas included the introductions of several young characters akin to the ones we see in “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.”

The retread of familiar themes and plot points in “The Force Awakens” was definitely a problem for some, but the new direction was a generally welcomed change in the franchise.

Would George Lucas’ take on “Star Wars: Episode VII” have been a better film for the franchise? Watch Mr Sunday Movies’ video and let us know what you think in the comments below!

The next chapter in the Star Wars franchise, “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” directed by Rian Johnson, is out next December. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” directed by Gareth Edwards, is out this Dec. 16.

Source: YouTube User Mr. Sunday Movies

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  • JMMagwood

    Well, it couldn’t have been any worse than what we ended up with, so I wish GL had done it.

    • George Daugherty

      Huh? I believe The Force Awakens was pretty good, actually.

      • Matias Gagliardone

        It was really good, and Episode VIII will be even better

      • Matias Gagliardone

        It was really good, and Episode VIII will be even better

  • Scott Whalen

    Thanks for posting this. The Force Awakens is terrible, with so many flaws that it’s impossible to count. I love both trilogy’s, and hate the fact that Lucas gets so much grief over the prequels. Unfortunately, we live in an age where it’s permissible to criticize anyone you don’t agree with.

    • George Daugherty

      You know… I still fail to see why some think The Force Awakens was terrible. I personally don’t hate Lucas. I have NOTHING, but respect for George Lucas. But personally, I am a big fan of the Force Awakens. I thought it was a very solid film. Episode 8, though, I think will be pretty close to a masterpiece considering who’s directing that one. Sure, Force Awakens has some flaws, but really… It’s just a good movie with a couple problems that don’t detract from the great viewing experience.

      • John Smith

        TFA is essentially the Star Wars equivalent of the Crystal Skull.

        TFA simply took story elements and in a few cases almost shot for shot remakes of entire scenes from the original trilogy then gave it the Michael Bay treatment. No character development but lots of running from explosions followed by a short pause for the obligatory “wow that explosion was close, we so lucky” which is followed by more running from explosions for almost two hours, yet somehow there is no tension nor drama. The main plot, finding Luke, was given no effort, no consideration, and less than 4 minutes screen time. There were far too many coincidences, even in a movie about space magic, to suspend disbelief. TFA had no soul, it had no heart. It was wacky space hijinks meets references to better movies.

  • unpaidpundit

    George Lucas has far more talent than anyone who worked on “The Force Awakens.” Lucas should go ahead and create another space fantasy/space opera that has nothing to do with Star Wars. Lucas should show his imitators how it’s done!

    • George Daugherty

      Imitators? The Force Awakens wasn’t an imitation… SMH.

      • John Smith

        Yes, it imitated Episode IV.

  • Kikaida

    Though I loved GL’s original trilogy, if his idea for Ep VII was going to be similar to what he did with the prequels, then I am glad JJ did Ep VII. Not that I wouldn’t have watched a GL Ep VII or not have liked elements in it (I’m sure I would), but The Force Awakens hit so many beats right that I can’t wait now for Ep VIII.

  • Math

    George Lucas might not have been a great director but he had great imagination and amazing ideas that are clearly missing from these new films. The Force Awakens is a very well made movie, but it’s recycled ideas. My dream would have been to see a JJ Abraham level talent direct the movie based on a story and ideas from George Lucas. Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, the Indiana Jones movies, Willow were perfect because they had great directors working off great ideas. Sure Indy 4 didn’t quite pan out and a lot of people will claim he lost his touch at the turn of the century, but I think he still had great stories in him. He just got sick of being criticized so much. It’s sad we’ll never get to see what else he could come up with.

    • George Daugherty

      I think they HAD to make a safe first return to Star Wars in Episode 7. Episode 8 is going to be insanely different and I’m sure some will still complain that they made t too different, but I digress.

      • Matias Gagliardone

        I agree I think it was for the best that the first movie of the trilogy should be so similar to the original trilogy and then grow apart to introduce different ideas. We haven’t had a Star Wars movie since 2005 so I agree that they had to play it safe so fans would be introduced to this new era without it being so different from the original trilogy before exploring the new possibilities, which is what I think is happening

      • Matias Gagliardone

        I agree I think it was for the best that the first movie of the trilogy should be so similar to the original trilogy and then grow apart to introduce different ideas. We haven’t had a Star Wars movie since 2005 so I agree that they had to play it safe so fans would be introduced to this new era without it being so different from the original trilogy before exploring the new possibilities, which is what I think is happening