A long, long time ago in this very same galaxy and country, George Lucas had approached David Lynch about directing Return of the Jedi. It’s a story that comes up every now and then, and if there’s no point in re-telling it, you’re bound to get a lecture from the Internet police. Fortunately, we can mention the story again because a YouTube user named “C-SPIT” uploaded a clip that lets us know what Return of the Jedi might have actually looked like had Lynch decided that he had a little more than “next door to zero interest” in taking Lucas up on his offer.
Because Lynch claimed that listening to Lucas talk about those “things called Wookies” gave him a headache, and he was put off by the fact that they went to a restaurant that only served salad, we’ll never know what his Return of the Jedi could have looked like. But it’s safe to say that C-SPIT’s clip is as close as we’ll ever get to being really, really creeped out by Jabba’s little rat friend. Well, at least a lot more than we already were.
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Just as the story of Lynch turning down Lucas has been retold time and again, this YouTuber isn’t exactly the first to have the idea of showing us what a David Lynch Return of the Jedi might look like, as it was attempted in this decent clip and again in this very unambitious clip. But C-SPIT’s is arguably the best effort.