George Lucas on His Star Wars Sequels That Never Were

Any longtime Star Wars fan will recognize the “Whills” reference as it was a major part of Lucas first Star Wars draft, which was originally titled, “Journal of the Whills”. But an eagle-eyed Twitter user, Livio Ramdondelli, has spotted real clues in the companion book for the AMC TV show James Cameron's Story Of Science Fiction. Mark Hamill himself also responded to Boyega's tweets, joking telling his co-star, "Be careful there son- the last time I let a fan put themself in my shoes, they just took off running & sold them on Ebay". Daisy Ridley, who played Jedi-in-training Rey, has been MIA since 2016 after fans took her comment about gun control the wrong way. At one point, that was even the working title for Star Wars (you can find out more about that over here).

Still, the full story of Lucas' Star Wars sequels remains likely to be untold.

Whether or not these messages from John Boyega, and from Rian Johnson and Mark Hamill before him, will actually help dissuade trolls from attacking Kelly Marie Tarn, or anyone else in the Star Wars franchise. But for now, fans can at least start theorizing with this little peek into the Star Wars that could have been.

"Back in the day, I used to say ultimately what this means is we were just cars, vehicles, for the Whills to travel around in", continued Lucas. We're vessels for them. "The Whills, in a general sense, they are the Force". The midi-chlorians are the ones that communicate with the Whills. This nearly feels like a direction similar to what Ridley Scott did with Prometheus and Alien: Covenant (for better or worse).

Honestly, that doesn't sound all that compelling. According to Lucas, it would have tied in more directly to 1999s The Phantom Menace than the original trilogy, much to the chagrin of fans. But I never got to finish. "People weren't nice about how I looked". If I held onto the company, I could have done it, and then it would have been done.

The Last Jedi's problem is more serious than that: after this epic movie hit screens, breakout star Kelly Marie Tran - who plays Resistance fighter (okay, maintenance worker) Rose Tico - received a barrage of hateful abuse online from racist, misogynistic jerks who couldn't deal with her ethnicity and sex.

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