The Star Wars fandom has been making waves in the news lately, and not due to their Han Solo-related takes.
So, George Lucas wanted to explore the role of the creatures called Whills and how they feed off the Force and control it.
For fans who are still wondering what a George Lucas Star Wars sequel trilogy would have looked like, we now have some insight into what the filmmaker had planned.
"To the majority of Star Wars fans thank you for supporting and putting yourselves in our shoes", he added. Direct mentions of the Whills and the Shamans of the Whills would appear in novels and Star Wars encyclopedias and was even in the original screenplay for 2005's Revenge of the Sith at one point.
Most recently, the idea would make an appearance in 2016s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story where two characters from that film were part of the Guardians of the Whills, protectors of the Temple of Kyber and its pilgrims on the planet Jeddha. In terms of his storytelling, Lucas regarded individuals as "vehicles for the Whills to travel around in..." While most of us like starting projects, it takes a lot more effort to finish them off, but that feeling is instantly more rewarding. The midi-chlorians are the ones that communicate with the Whills. They are essentially a bunch of tiny creatures who happen to have control over the entire universe by tapping into the largest force there is, so large it's literally called THE force; what a bizzare contradiction. This nearly feels like a direction similar to what Ridley Scott did with Prometheus and Alien: Covenant (for better or worse).
We don't want to spoil things too much, but basically, Rose Tico is now the central protagonist, white men have been totally cut (in more ways than one), and there's a pretty massive spoiler headed your way about Chewie, but hey - we kind of always knew that was a possibility, right? I never got to tell people about it.
"If I'd held onto the company I could have done it, and then it would have been done", he said.
He says he could have made the films had he kept onto the company.