Back in 2012, if George Lucas hadn’t sold Lucasfilm for over $4 Billion, he would have created a third Star Wars trilogy focusing on midi-chlorians and the “microbiotic world.”
Speaking to filmmaker James Cameron for the second episode of his six-part AMC series, “James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction,” Lucas went more in-depth about what the future of Star Wars would have looked like were he still in charge.
“[The next three ‘Star Wars’ films] were going to get into a microbiotic world,” he explained to Cameron. “There’s this world of creatures that operate differently than we do. I call them the Whills. And the Whills are the ones who actually control the universe. They feed off the Force.”
He goes on to explain that individuals in that galaxy far, far away were “vehicles for the Whills to travel around in…And the conduit is the midi-chlorians. The midi-chlorians are the ones that communicate with the Whills. The Whills, in a general sense, they are the Force.”
Speaking of midi-chlorians, Lucas clearly understands the fan outcry with his introduction of them in Episode I, and says; “Of course, a lot of the fans would have hated it, just like they did ‘Phantom Menace’ and everything, but at least the whole story from beginning to end would be told.”
For those unfamiliar, Anakin Skywalker had a midi-chlorian count of over 20,000, the highest ever recorded. He was born of a mother, but had no father, and was said to be the Chosen One that would bring balance to the Force. The rest of the story, as they say, is history.
A transcript of their interview can be found in a companion book for the series, published by Insight Editions on May 18th, 2018, and an excerpt can be seen below.
Excerpt provided by Insight Editions from James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction. © 2018 AMC Network Entertainment LLC. All rights reserved.
Star Wars has since gone a different route from George’s plan, but still holds what he created very highly. In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Chirrut Îmwe and Baze Malbus were members of the Guardians of the Whills, who protected the ancient Temple of the Kyber in Jedha.
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