Mark Hamill Wishes That Disney Would Have Been More Accepting of George Lucas' Advice
After Disney bought Lucasfilm, George Lucas handed off everything involving Star Wars to them. All of his concepts and his ideas. He even shared his thoughts on where he thought the future of the Start Wars saga should go. But, in the end, Lucasfilm ended up taking things in their own direction and they didn't use much of anything that Lucas suggested.
George Lucas hasn't really been involved with the franchise since the acquisition, but Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy previously said that he will whisper in her ear every now and then. "Usually it’s something specific or important to him about Jedi training. Things like that."
During a recent interview with Metro, Mark Hamill talked about Lucas' involvement a bit and he said that he wishes Disney would have been more open to the idea Lucas had for the franchise. He explained:
“What I wish is that they had been more accepting of his guidance and advice. Because he had an outline for [Episodes] VII, VIII andIX. And it is vastly different to what they have done.”
Hamill goes on to admit that the even though they didn't use any of Lucas' concepts, the franchise is more popular than ever:
“But then again, I don’t want to be an old stick in the mud. There were the originals. There’s the prequels. But that’s all George. And now we have the next generation. And as far as I can see they are more popular than ever.”
I'd be curious to know what Lucas' outline was for Episodes VII, VIII, and IX. I doubt that those story details will be released anytime soon, but Maybe one day we will see those story outlines. Regardless, I'm super excited to see how this current Star Wars trilogy will play out. So far I think that Lucasfilm is on the right path.
What do you think about Hamill's comments? Do you think Disney should have been more open to George Lucas' ideas?