Many people love the new Star Wars trilogy, but that doesn’t mean fans don’t wonder what it would’ve looked like if the movies’ creator George Lucas were in charge. Well, now we may know.
Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker, spoke with IGN about his iconic role and the new trilogy. During the interview, Hamill revealed some details about what Lucas’ plans were for Skywalker in the sequel trilogy he originally planned.
Hamill said in Lucas’ original outline for a sequel trilogy, Luke would’ve died in Episode IX after training his sister, Leia, in the ways of the Force.
Obviously, this significantly diverges from what actually happens in the new movies. Luke never trains Leia in the Force, although it is shown that his sister does have powers in the latest film. And (SPOILER ALERT FOR The Last Jedi) Luke dies at the end of Episode VIII, not IX.
Hamill has spoken several times about Lucas’ plans for a sequel trilogy. Last year he said he’d seen an outline for the trilogy, and it is quite different from what we’ve seen so far in Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. He also generated controversy last year for questioning Last Jedi writer and director Rian Johnson’s decisions on what to do with Luke.
Perhaps one day we’ll know more about Lucas’ plans for the sequel trilogy, and we can finally see how the Star Wars creator intended to end the saga.
Until then, we’ll continue enjoying the new movies as well.