It was /george-lucas-spent-a-year-prepping-star-wars-episode-vii-before-it-went-to-disney/revealed earlier this week that George Lucas had spent more than a year working on Star Wars: Episode VII and the new trilogy before he sold Lucasfilm to Disney. His son Jett Lucas divulged the information during a recent interview, where he also explained that the story will focus on a new generation of characters, and that his father and director J.J. Abrams have been in constant communication over what the final product should be.
Now, Latino Review has learned another interesting tidbit of information stemming from this Jett Lucas interview.
During the time George Lucas spent figuring out how to bring the original trilogy cast back together in an all-new adventure, he also spent some time going back and forth on two working titles:
- Star Wars: Episode VII - Rise of the Jedi
- Star Wars: Episode VII - Return of the Sith
As you can see, both of these titles tie in closely with what has come before in the franchise. At the time of the acquisition, both of these titles went to Disney for possible use in producing the next installment of this beloved series. Will they use either title? That is not know at this time, as there is no guarantee or stipulation that they have to use anything given to them by George Lucas.
Already, debates have begun to explode across the Internet about which of these two titles should be used. Many think that Star Wars: Episode VII - Return of the Sith sounds too much like Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. A majority of the crowd likes Star Wars: Episode VII - Rise of the Jedi, as Yoda's mission for Luke Skywalker was to set out and bring back the ancient religion. The title would also tie in with what we've recently heard about a Luke Skywalker specific teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII.
As is sometimes the case, these two titles might be floating around now to guage fan interest in them. Chime in with your likes and dislikes, and other ideas. Disney and Lucasfilm are listening.