Lucas toyed with the idea of making a sequel trilogy but never did so, which kinda implies that he never came up with ideas good enough.
I certainly would be curious to find out what his ideas were, good or bad I'm sure they would have been interesting.
I'm pretty sure I read an article somewhere suggesting that he went to the Episode VII team with some ideas, and they shot him down right quick. But then, I expect any ideas he might have at this stage of his life would be considerably more insane than what he might have been thinking in 1983. (See for instance Planet Stewjohn and Darth Icky.)
Post by edmonddantes on Nov 21, 2018 22:59:38 GMT -5
I keep mentally comparing Lucas to Tolkien. Tolkien also made his own controversial prequel (the Silmarillion) but unlike Lucas, he went in knowing it had problems and correctly predicted a lot of the things people would complain about (most notably that Middle-earth is more interesting when its history is vaguely alluded to rather than spelled out in detail). Helps also that the version we got wasn't even published until after the man's death and may not have been the version he intended to put out (the "history of Middle-earth" series is an extended making-of, not a literal history of the world, and in the last two volumes of those Tolkien's son admits he was working from what he had for Silmarillion and only recently found out his dad had made a more recent draft before his death).
Part of me wonders what Lucas' legacy would be like if he hadn't lived long enough to make prequels, Special Editions, or sell his franchise, and some successor had to pull a Silmarillion and create their own idea of prequels from discussions they'd had once or something.
(Though its just as likely any such successor would pull a Brian Herbert, claim to be working from notes but instead be making crap up and everyone would hate them for it... I'm referring to the son of Frank Herbert and his controversial continuations of the Dune saga, by the by)
@griff - I actually don't know if 2012 was the first time they activated the Large Hadron Collider, though I've heard it has at least been activated at some point... some people had predicted it would destroy the world, but apparently not.
Then again, one thing I have noticed is that both the Y2K and 2012 end of the world prophecies were true from a certain point of view. The world didn't end in a massive catastrophe, but well... I mean, a year after the turn of the millennium we had 9/11, which marked a massive shift in our culture which we're still feeling to this day, and you just described the post-2012 era. So while the world still exists, it feels like its not the same world.
Sometimes I have this theory. Like okay, maybe something bad did happen, but when we die our consciousness just jumps to a different reality where it didn't happen. So everyone who remembers surviving a horrible car crash, they died in another reality. It's sort of like in the PC game Soma, how the main characters have no idea which perspective they're gonna continue from when there's a duplicate of their mental imprint running about.