Thought I'd start a thread to discuss the actual Sequel Trilogy that George Lucas once intended to make, as opposed to just speculating wildly about what could come next, or what would be good ideas for future Star Wars films. There's probably more misinformation out there than actual facts about these episodes, the most extreme coming from George Lucas himself, who now denies that he ever planned another trilogy at all. In The Secret History Of Star Wars, zombie does a thorough job of assembling what little is known & debunking the more common myths, & he does speculate somewhat as to what might have happened, but given the miniscule amount of information there is, he does resist the temptation to degenerate into sheer speculation beyond a few logical assumptions. However, I think there's room to make some further educated guesses & a few informed leaps regarding what Episodes VII-IX would have been about. In a nutshell, here's what we do know: "There are essentially nine films in a series of three trilogies. The first trilogy is about the young Ben Kenobi and the early life of Luke's father when Luke was a little boy. This trilogy takes place some twenty years before the second trilogy which includes Star Wars and Empire. About a year or two passes between each story of the trilogy and about twenty years pass between the trilogies. The entire saga spans about fifty-five years... I won't say who survives and who doesn't, but if we are ever able to link togther all three, you'd find the story progresses in a very logical fashion." - George Lucas to Alan Arnold, 1979, Once Upon A Galaxy The last three episodes involve the rebuilding of the Republic. Only two of the main characters will appear in all nine films, & they are the robots, Artoo-Detoo & Threepio. Says Lucas: "In effect, the story will be told through their eyes." - Time Magazine, May 1980 "There are six hours of events before Star Wars, & in those six hours the 'Other' becomes apparent, & after the third film the 'Other' becomes apparent quite a bit." - George Lucas to Rolling Stone, June 1980 The sequels, the three films that would follow Jedi, are considerably vaguer. Their main theme will be the necessity for moral choices & the wisdom needed to distinguish right from wrong. - Time Magazine, May 1983 But he has only a vague notion of what will happen in the three films of the sequel? In the sequel Luke would be a sixty-year-old Jedi knight. Han Solo and Leia would be together? The sequel focuses mainly on Luke, and Lucas says Mark Hamill will have first crack at the part if he is old enough. "If the first trilogy is social and political and talks about how society evolves," Lucas says, "Star Wars is more about personal growth and self realization, and the third deals with moral and philosophical problems... The sequel is about Jedi knighthood, justice, confrontation, and passing on what you have learned." - George Lucas to Denise Worrell, 1983, ICONS: Intimate Portraits There's other bits & pieces, various issues & controversy, & I've got vague ideas about what the ST may have included, but I'll stop there for the time being. Any thoughts?