Thursday, June 21, 2018

George Lucas wanted to make midi-chlorian movies

... a quote in the companion book for James Cameron’s Story Of Science Fiction TV show hints that Lucas had some truly terrible things in mind:
George Lucas: [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.
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.
...To Lucas’ credit, he knows that “a lot of the fans would have hated it,” but then “at least the whole story from beginning to end would be told.”

That last bit makes it seem like Lucas thinks this “microbiotic world” stuff was really important to the Skywalker saga, even if nobody wanted to hear about it, which is the same sort of unchecked attitude that made the prequels so bad in the first place.
--Sam Barsanti, AV News, on the madness of George