It’s never been a secret that the man behind the original Star Wars movies had plans for further stories, just what those would entail though have never really been known.
However his plans never came to fruition following the sale of his company to Disney, who opted not to take up the ideas he had for a sequel trilogy.
For what appears to be the first time though, details of what could have been, have been made public after an eagle-eyed Twitter user spotted real clues in the companion book for the TV show James Cameron’s Story Of Science Fiction (that’s playing on AMC in the US).
As far as I’ve seen, these are the first specifics George Lucas has shared about what his vision of Episodes 7-9 would have been. This comes from @insighteditions awesome companion book to “James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction series” on AMC: pic.twitter.com/Wtlw8zlrqv
— Livio Ramondelli (@LivioRamondelli) June 12, 2018
In the book, Lucas explains that Episodes VII to IX “were going to get into a microbiotic world. But there’s this world of creatures that operate differently than we do. I call them the Whills. And the Whills are the ones who actually control the universe. They feed off the Force”.
Lucas also added that he could have followed through with the story had he kept hold of his company, but did add that “of course, a lot of the fans would have hated it, just like they did Phantom Menace and everything, but at least the whole story from beginning to end would be told”.
Whilst Lucas no longer has any direct creative input in the franchise, he is often utilised to ensure plot details measure up in the latter movies.