A few years ago George Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney, and now the rest is history. Disney is in charge of steering the ship, and they’ve made some interesting decisions with “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi.”
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” was one of the more controversial films in the series, and many fans weren’t happy with the movie’s portrayal of Luke Skywalker. Some fans wanted a different ending for Luke, and Mark Hamill recently told IGN that George Lucas had something else in mind.
“I happen to know that George didn’t kill Luke until the end of [Episode] 9, after he trained Leia. Which is another thread that was never played upon [in The Last Jedi].”
It seems we’ll never know exactly what George Lucas had planned for a new trilogy, but according to Hamill he had the overall feel figured out.
“George had an overall arc – if he didn’t have all the details, he had sort of an overall feel for where the [sequel trilogy was] going – but this one’s more like a relay race. You run and hand the torch off to the next guy, he picks it up and goes.”
“Star Wars: Episode IX” will hit theaters on December 20, 2019.