Now you’ll be able to see “George Lucas’s Original Vision for Star Wars” with Han Solo as a lizard.

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04.01.13 18 Comments

Dark Horse Comics is releasing a comic based on George Lucas’s rough draft for Star Wars that promises to deliver George Lucas’s original vision for Star Wars. I for one think it’s about time someone finally went back and revisited the Star Wars franchise to make it more the way George Lucas wanted it. I mean why hasn’t someone thought of this sooner?

It’s no April Fools’ prank! Dark Horse is honored to announce a dream project: working with J.W. Rinzler, executive editor at LucasBooks, and artist Mike Mayhew (Avengers) to adapt the rough-draft original screenplay which spawned the biggest franchise in film history!

Three years before his 1977 film, George Lucas put down on paper his first story set in a galaxy far, far away—a tale of fantastic adventures, daring escapes, “lazer swords,” romance, and monsters. A story of Jedi Annikin Starkiller and General Luke Skywalker, an alien named Han Solo, and evil Sith Knights. The screenplay was titled The Star Wars!

“I’m not sure where I first read about The Star Wars—it was years and years ago—but the idea of Luke Skywalker being an older Jedi General, and Han Solo being a six-foot-tall lizard, turned my Star Wars fan brain on its side,” said longtime Star Wars editor Randy Stradley. “I always assumed this would be one of those stories that would be ‘lost to history,’ so getting to work on bringing it to life is kinda like a dream come true.” [ComingSoon]

I’m amazed that George Lucas agrees to stuff like this, because from Greedo shot first, to “I love you” “I love you too,” to Darth Vader shouting “Noooo!”, to pretty much all of the prequels, it seems like every time you hear about going back to “George Lucas’s idea,” that idea turns out to be terrible. The man is at his best when he’s being heavily edited. I do enjoy the idea of Han Solo being a giant lizard, but I say that about everything.

LEIA: I love you!

HAN: (*ear-shattering shriek, disembowels goat with talons*)




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