As anticipation continues to grow for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, original Star Wars creator George Lucas revealed earlier this month that he had started to develop a new trilogy just before selling LucasFilm to Disney. It was believed that Disney may have used some of George's ideas while developing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but, in a new interview with CinemaBlend, the filmmaker claims that isn't true, and that Disney got rid of all his ideas.
"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 [on screen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens]"
Last week, George Lucas revealed that he had finally seen the teaser trailer, and that he was impressed with the first footage. He also claimed that he "has no idea what they're doing" with the movie. The only confirmed details we have regarding Star Wars: The Force Awakens revolve around new cast members and their characters. John Boyega plays a Stormtrooper named Finn, Daisy Ridley portrays Rey, and Oscar Isaac is an X-Wing pilot named Poe Dameron, all of who we saw in the first trailer along with ball droid BB-8. We were also introduced to a cloaked Sith villain with an unusual light saber named Kylo Ren.
Before director J.J. Abrams took over the screenwriting duties with Lawrence Kasdan, Michael Arndt wrote the first draft of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens screenplay. It isn't known if that original script included any of George Lucas' ideas or not, but even if that is the case, they surely won't be seen in the finished film. Are you glad that Disney didn't use any of George Lucas' ideas for Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Chime in with your thoughts below.