We have finally reached the end of the Skywalker saga. All nine films were wrapped with a neat little sheet when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was released in cinemas around the world in December 2019.
After the saga is over (or at least the numbered films), let’s take a look at some of the fun and cool ideas that didn’t quite make it The awakening of power, The last Jedi, or The rise of Skywalker. Here are the top 10 unused war of stars Continued trilogy of ideas.
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10th Han Solo The Drunk
While Han Solo is undoubtedly the most endearing villain in the galaxy, his introduction to The awakening of power would have been drastically different in this story. Instead of returning to a smuggler’s life after the breakup of Leia (due to her son’s fall to the dark side of power), Han would have turned to the bottle instead.
A piece of conceptual art shared on the Instagram page of Lucasfilm artist Christian Alzmann shows Solo how he can drink away his problems in a dilapidated house by surviving every exotic patron.
Although this might have been a fun idea and a good bit of character development for Han, it would have been a bit too difficult and “real” for an essentially fun and optimistic film.
9 A bald Kylo Ren
The last Jedi was a real roller coaster of a film. Although it shared war of stars Fan community, it cannot be denied that director Rian Johnson made some bold decisions regarding the direction of the film and its characters.
Speaking of brave. . . The early conceptual art for the highly volatile Kylo Ren shows him as completely bald. Johnson wanted Kylo to have a duality to his character – some good, some bad. The rough, bald look would have stood out from his slimmer and smoother outfit.
In the end it was decided that the most dreamy villain in all war of stars needed that lush hair. The egghead look would have been too much of a departure from the character we knew The awakening of power.
8th The alternative opening shot of The last Jedi
war of stars Movies (at least the numbered ones) traditionally begin with the crawl that moves down and up once to reveal a planet. While The last Jedi follows the example, the film was originally supposed to start a little differently.
The creep would happen and disappear into the depths of space. Then the camera would pan down to reveal a planet. . . but wait . . . It is not a planet. Audience expectations are being undermined, and it turns out that this “planet” is the domed tip of the medical capsule on which Finn recovers after suffering injuries in the previous film.
This interesting idea was filmed and even included in the deleted scenes of the home release. But it didn’t make the final cut. Instead, The last Jedi When the base is evacuated by resistance and the first order attack, the action begins full of action.
7 Rey would be called Keera
When JJ Abrams got the ball rolling for the first time, what was going to be The awakening of powerHe only knew that he wanted to have a female lead. But according to Daisy Ridley, who played that war of stars Hero, the undefined character had a name: Keera (or Kira, whichever you ask).
The name seemed almost certain. However, when filming for Episode VII Abrams started in the Abu Dhabi desert in 2014 and last minute changed the character’s name to Rey.
However, the name Keera was not completely abandoned. For Emilia Clarke’s character, it was repurposed and changed to the more exotic Qi’ra Solo: A Star Wars story.
6 The underwater Millennium falcon
Everyone recognizes that Millennium falcon as the fastest piece of garbage in the galaxy. But did you know that there was early conceptual art in which Falcon traveled under the sea?
The official war of stars The Twitter account tweeted a picture of the submerged spaceship approaching the tower from which Emperor Palpatine’s throne room was housed The return of the Jedi.
Apparently, the thought of underwater exploration was discarded early on in the trilogy’s production. But the idea of Millennium falcon Being waterproof and airtight is great!
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5 The war hammer
Bad guys get all the cool things – cool armor, cool masks and even cool super weapons!
in the The awakening of powerThe newly formed resistance needed something to tackle the new First Order system-destroying Starkiller base (see figure above). Enter the war hammer. This resistance super weapon would drive a wedge between the New Republic and General Leia Organa, but it was very proud of this secret weapon.
Unfortunately, The Warhammer would have been destroyed during the attack on Starkiller Base, which would have made The Warhammer unusable for the entire plot of the film. Still, it’s cool to know that the good guys almost had a super weapon too.
4th Force Ghost Anakin. . . And Darth Vader
The Skywalker saga is undeniably the story of Anakin Skywalker. The prequel trilogy explains his rise, the original trilogy shows his fall, and the sequel trilogy shows his legacy. Despite his large presence in the first two trilogies, Anakin remains largely absent in the sequels. However, this was not originally the case.
A spirit of power Anakin would show either Rey or Kylo Ren. However, this ghost figure would slip between the good – Anakin Skywalker – and the bad – Darth Vader. I’m talking about the idea in the book The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakenssaid artist Iain McCaig:
When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow. This inspired me to suggest for the first time that Anakin’s mind could come back. [ . . . ] When we see Anakin Skywalker because he flows back and forth between Darth Vader and Anakin, we see him as a character with a dark and light side.
Although the idea never got far, it’s an extremely cool concept to emphasize that this is still the story of Anakin Skywalker. Fortunately, he finally made his comeback in (if only in language) The rise of Skywalker.
3rd The floating hand
We talked about the alternate opening shot of The last Jedi, but there was also an alternative opening for The awakening of power: The camera pans down from the iconic opening crawl to see a hand, not a planet!
It is Luke Skywalker’s severed hand The Empire Strikes Back– the one that Darth Vader chopped off during her climate battle on Cloud City. The hand that still hangs on the lightsaber floats through space and falls on the planet Jakku. The lightsaber (without the hand that burns when entering the atmosphere) lands on Jakku and is finally picked up by Rey or another heroic character.
Although the opening of the film was changed to something more traditional, actor Mark Hamill confirmed that the alternative macabre opening was a rough cut of the film.
2nd The eye of the Webbish Bog
The rise of Skywalker begins with Supreme Leader Kylo Ren, who rages through the barren forests of Mustafar in search of a mysterious pathfinder. However, Ren’s encounter with a creature called Eye of Webbish Bog did not make it into the final cut of the film.
The creature was conceived as a pasty-skinned creature that merged with a spider-tentacle parasite that lived in a rancid lake near the ruins of Darth Vader’s castle (as seen in Figure) Rogue One: A Star Wars story). The atrocity would have directed Ren in the right direction to find the coveted pathfinder that would surely lead him through the unknown regions of the galaxy.
Although Webbish Bog’s eye never made it onto the screen (presumably because it would have made Ren’s search particularly confusing), it is one of the few things on this list that have found life in the film’s amendment.
1 The Whills of Power
Until a relatively short time ago, this renegade idea had never got beyond the mind of the original creator of war of starsGeorge Lucas himself. His idea for the entire sequel trilogy (he had kept the rights to it) war of stars and made the films themselves) should focus on the Midichlorians (or Midi-Chlorians), the microscopic life forms that live in force-sensitive people.
Lucas wanted to ground power in the biological world. Although it would have taken away the mysticism of power, this idea would have opened up a fascinating new perspective on the saga. Lucas explained it like this:
I always used to say. . . We were just cars, vehicles the Whills could drive around in. [ . . . ] We are ships for you. And the leadership is the Midichlorians. The Midichlorians are the ones who communicate with the Whills. The whills are generally the power.
Unfortunately, Lucas decided to sell his Lucasfilm company (which owns the rights to war of stars Film franchise) to Disney in 2012 for $ 4.05 billion. He also gave Disney a draft for a continuation of the trilogy. But Disney largely ignored Lucas’ ideas and took them war of stars Franchise in a completely different direction.
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