Entertainment Star Wars: Lucas' Original Plans for Ep7 and Boba Fett

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  1. eliasbboy

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    https://www.inverse.com/article/151...-for-star-wars-episode-vii-and-boba-fett-reve

    Craig Miller, Lucasfilm's first fan relations officer, reveals the original plan for 'Return of the Jedi.'


    “Originally Boba Fett was set up in Empire as a character, and the third movie’s plot was going to be more about Boba Fett rescuing Han Solo and all of that,” Miller revealed. “Boba was gonna be the main villain… That was set up, why he was taking Han Solo away, why there was a thing with him in the Christmas special.

    “When George decided not to make a third trilogy, he completely jettisoned that story line, which is why in the first ten minutes, Boba Fett gets bumped into and falls into the mouth of a giant monster,” Miller added. “So he took what was planned for the third trilogy, which was the confrontation between Luke and Darth Vader, and the battle with the Emperor, and that got squished down from three movies to one movie. And that became the plot of Jedi.”

    It’s a whopper of a revelation, and helps contextualize four decades of popular culture. Cinematic history was altered by Lucas’ personal fatigue, which came from a mix of dealing with the enormity of Star Wars, business issues, his own personal life, and the desire to make other sorts of films.

    “At first there was one film, and then George originally announced that it was one of 12, and there were going to be 12, and then that changed to, oh there was never 12, there was only 9, and he was going to make 9,” Miller said. “And then during all of it, George kind of lost interest in continuing it… While we were working on The Empire Strikes Back, George decided he was going to complete the first film trilogy and that would be it.

    “And I remember sitting in a mixing room with George, working on Empire, and he told me he was just going to make the third movie, which didn’t have a title at that point, and then stop,” Miller continued. “He was going to retire from making big movies and make experimental movies. And that’s why the whole plot of the third movie, what became Return of the Jedi, completely changed.”
     
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    Hollywood can't come up with any new original story anymore. Just garbage.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    I'm saving this one for nap time.
     
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    They've hired too many of their friends and relatives as writers, directors, ect instead of focusing on hiring people with actual talent and creativity...
     
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    Love the Fett
     
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    Lucas retells his "original" plans for Star Wars every few years.
    Its never the same story twice.
    Just take ur billions of dollars and go away.
    After the prequels, you're dead to me George.
    Dead!

    TY. o_O
     
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    "It’s a whopper of a revelation, and helps contextualize four decades of popular culture. Cinematic history was altered by Lucas’ personal fatigue, which came from a mix of dealing with the enormity of Star Wars, business issues, his own personal life, and the desire to make other sorts of films."

    Because what would the world have been with more Star Wars but no Howard the Duck?
     
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    Jango Fett was only used in the prequels cause Boba Fett was a iconic character in the sequels.

    also screws up the time line
    When the bounty hunters are first introduced in ESB, why wouldn't the empire just hire Boba Fett, since his father, Jango, was a huge part of building the clones in the prequels.
     
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    Star Wars is awesome in spite of George Lucas, not because of him.

    He is a terrible writer and director.
     
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    The biggest thing that happened was that by 1983, George's wife Marcia divorced him and took $80 million of his money away. Plus she got the house and was fucking the 20-year-old stained-glass installation guy. So she got the house, the money, and a hot young guy. Not a bad deal for her, but it really fucked up Lucas. That's a big reason why he bailed on the rest of those movies.

    About 10 years later (around 1994-1995), he started making lots of money on the toys again and suddenly had the dough to self-finance another series of Star Wars films. So part of it was money, and not having to go hat in hand to the studios and losing control to them. This has been reported in a ton of books and articles, and also told to me by more than one person.

    George himself is an interesting guy and a brilliant man in a lot of areas, but I don't disagree that he fucked up the movies in a lot of ways. Note that he's been very quiet about the J.J. Abrams film and hasn't ever really expressed much of an opinion about it.
     
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    Except from what he has said you can tell he really fucking hates Episode VII because it is the kind of Hollywood schlockbuster he loathes; a shallow, stupid film that panders to nostalgia to spur toy sales.
     
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    The man put Ewoks into RotJ to sell teddy bears. He really has no business complaining that someone else's movie was designed to spur toy sales.
     
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    I dont believe it for a second. This just sounds like Lucas' 975th version of what " he was going to do". Fett was a throwaway character that for some reason caught on with the fans and Lucas is trying to make it look like he gave a shit what the fans thought.
     
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    This isn't even anything new. We've known about Lucas's plans for an RotJ trilogy for decades.

    Honestly, they should pull a Christopher Tolkien and release a book of Lucas's "ideas" for the Star Wars films. I'd be interesting in seeing how the stories changed in the telling, and actually having a timeline of George's ideas would be a lot more interesting than them going "AND GEORGE WANTED DARTH VADER TO BE A YODA ALIEN BUT CHANGED HIS MIND BECAUSE HIS WIFE TOLD HIM IT WAS A STUPID IDEA" every few months.
     
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    if youre a fan and want to know what the stories really were supposed to be, you can read the annotated screen plays and early drafts.
    it was a completely different friggin story. names, places, villains and heroes were all completely different.
    Shit, there was even a character named "Mace Windy" in "The Star Wars: The Further Adventures of Luke Starkiller" the original title.
    Han Solo was an Alien, the force actually has names..the light side was called the Ashla and the dark side was named the Bogan.
    The jedi were known as the Jedi Bendu. Alderaan was called Aquilae, the emperors name was Cosdashit. The Sith were everywhere and
    the main character was Ben Skywalker and his sons Annakin and Kane.
    it's a good fun read.
     
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    I bought the graphic novel of his original script and if he made that movie it would have flopped. Thank the maker that he didn't have a bunch of yes men around him and other people were able to help make the iconic movie it is today. Lucas is a horrible storyteller.
     
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    Cosdashit? :facepalm: I had no idea until this post that George was into scatalogical wordplay. After all this time it only just now occurred to me that Sith is an anagram for Shit.
     
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    He's always talking about his "experimental movies". So go make them and quit talking about them. He's such a doufus.
     
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    He did they were the prequels.
     
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    Wow that sounds like shit
     
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