George Lucas admitted that after selling to Disney, his STAR WARS treatments were left in the dust.
When Lucasfilm was sold to Disney in 2012, the House of Mouse announced that they also bought George Lucas’ “extensive and detailed treatment for what would be the next three movies” in the STAR WARS universe. Now, Lucas admits that the final product we’ll be seeing in the fall is very different from the way he envisioned the next three episodes.
In a recent interview, Lucas admitted that his treatments for sequels were ultimately tossed aside:
“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.”
Reportedly, Lucas wanted to focus to script on future generations of Jedis and disturbances in The Force. Original screenwriter Michael Arndt was allegedly taking on the script from that angle, but the story focused back on the original trilogy cast once JJ Abrams and new screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan took the helm.
This may not be a disappoint too many die-hard STAR WARS fans as may were left majorly by George Lucas’ decisions for the prequel trilogy. However, it might have been wise for Disney to do their best to maintain some praise from the STAR WARS creator, who many fans still admire as the leader of the fandom.