It’s no secret that George Lucas had planned on releasing a new Star Wars trilogy before he sold it to Disney for $4 billion. A trilogy of trilogies of sorts. This new trilogy would have ended his vision for the saga. But that wasn’t the case after the release of J.J. Abrams’ The Force Awakens. But no one knew about what Lucas had in store, until now.
A new excerpt from James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction book reveals that there was more science to the Force than originally thought. So if you needed a better explanation for midi-chlorians, then you would have gotten it in his new trilogy. More on the story below.
Lucas’s vision for Episodes VII – IX was spelled out in Cameron’s new book, and pulled by Livio Ramondelli. In it, Lucas would have explained the science behind the Force, which was based on the number of midi-chlorians in the body. So the final films would have gone deeper into that. Here’s what one excerpt said:
“[The next three ‘Star Wars’ films] 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.”
Whatever happened to the Force being an unseen thing that was more about belief and faith. But at least Lucas was willing to admit that, his idea of scientifically explaining the Force was bad.
“If I’d held onto the company I could have done it, and then it would have been done. 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.”
It’s a little bit sad that Lucas was willing to finish his trilogy at the sacrifice of the fans. Or maybe it’s not. It would have ended the way he intended, and that would be that. And it’s not like the new trilogy has not had its problems. The Last Jedi was clear that some people were not open to radical ideas changing the way we see Star Wars. But after how people reacted to The Phantom Menace, how would they have reacted to this new trilogy?
We will never know. But as we have seen in the past, providing even more backstory to myths and legends have done more harm than good. But as of now, the Force acting as a spiritual explanation sounds far better than that of a scientific one. And while this kind of thing may be great for some fans, it’s something that would have rubbed people off the wrong way. So you got to hand it to Lucas for wanting to do something bold and controversial. But either way, there was no getting away from the fact that any new idea presented in a Star Wars film would have been a polarizing one.
[Source: Livio Ramonddelli Twitter]