Printed Date – 2020-10-16 04:08:17
Yesterday noticed the discharge of Lucasfilm Inventive Govt Pablo Hidalgo’s ebook Star Wars: Fascinating Information. This light-hearted stocking stuffer provides us a bunch of perception into what’s been happening behind the scenes on Star Wars. Most fascinating is data on the interval within the early 2010s when George Lucas was engaged on his model of the sequel trilogy.
This resulted in a remedy and idea artwork, although after Disney bought Lucasfilm most assumed that they had ignored it and accomplished their very own factor. That seems to not be the case, as gossip over time proven that J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy used a lot of Lucas’ concepts in The Pressure Awakens and The Final Jedi. For instance, we simply obtained affirmation that Lucas supposed Luke Skywalker to be a regretful and unhappy hermit dwelling in a cave that might die within the finale of Episode VIII.
Now we all know extra in regards to the origins of Rey. Right here’s how the Hidalgo tells it:
“The Pressure Awakens’ lengthy journey from thought to completed movie was stuffed with evolution, however one concept that remained fixed from the beginning was that of a younger girl’s quest to grow to be a Jedi Knight. In George Lucas’ authentic define, she was a 14-year-old woman named Taryn. In his subsequent iterations, she would briefly be named Thea and—consider it or not—Winkie. When author/director J.J. Abrams got here aboard, he simplified the names to placeholders… Thea grew to become Sally… because the movie neared manufacturing, Sally grew to become Kira (which caught because the manufacturing code title), then Echo, and at last Rey.”
Rey briefly being referred to as Winkie places a smile on my face and it’s enjoyable to think about annoyed advertising executives attempting to get audiences enthusiastic about Winkie Skywalker. Whereas saner palms prevailed and Winkie was finally named Rey, that is simply one other in a protracted line of very odd names Lucas got here up with. My favourite instance is him saying to confused recreation builders that the hero of the Star Wars: The Pressure Unleashed video games both be referred to as Darth Icky or Darth Insanius. Oh nicely, a minimum of Elan Sleazebaggano made it to our screens intact.
This additionally goes to indicate that Disney didn’t utterly trash Lucas’ sequel trilogy plans. There are nonetheless those that maintain out the futile hope that in the future Lucas will return to Star Wars and make ‘his’ sequel trilogy, little question hoping for him to ‘defeminize’ it and cease the ‘”soyification” of Star Wars. Nicely, should you’re dumb sufficient to need that then don’t look to George “Winkie Skywalker” Lucas as your savior.