3. His original thoughts for Return of the Jedi were crazy
In case you’re a colossal Star Wars fan, you may have caught wind of the first “dark end” to Return of the Jedi that never made it to the screen. This end had Han Solo die while Luke took off alone, leaving Leia behind to pick up bits of a smashed republic. In any case, what we saw were some tribal teddy bears dancing while some 3D ghosts smiled away.
This is less ridiculous than the proposed idea, when Lucas thought of bringing Yoda and Obi-Wan back to life from “the Netherworld” to be part of the celebrations. It also had the Jedi ghosts cheering Luke amid the last fight. There was more craziness added to this. At a certain point, there would have been Two Death Stars in Return Of The Jedi. One of these would be blown up by the Rebels and the other would be destroyed around the time Darth Vader death-embraced Palpatine into a pool of lava. It’s all quite recently so nuts that it’s difficult to try and envision appropriately. If Lucas had this idea put through, we may have actually seen this crazy stuff on screen. What’s more, we haven’t addressed the most ludicrous thought. As it is, Lucas was conversing with his screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and stated: “Luke takes his mask off. The mask is the very last thing — and then Luke puts it on and says, ‘Now I am Vader.’ Surprise! The ultimate twist. ‘Now I will go and kill the [Rebel] fleet and I will rule the universe.'”
Kasdan really concurred with Luke. Lucas clearly yielded. “These movies are for kids,” he clarified. All the more particularly, children with parents who will get them Ewok toys.
4. He sent huge amounts of trivial Lawsuits
With Star Wars under Sauron Disney, the franchise is protected by one of the most hostile copyright holders. What’s more, Lucasfilm had a lot of copyright claims at an early stage. You can comprehend stopping somebody who sells a feature film or a computer game featuring your characters. However, imagine a scenario where it’s a secondary school play! In fact, it was a secondary school play in 1996 that was sued!
Kids at the Palos Verdes Peninsula High School simply made a musical about the films they adored. They were presumably charging at the door. This was a non-benefit bargain, and any assets gathered would go ahead to add to the budget of their stage production of Space Jam: The Musical. The show sold out for three evenings, everybody was cherishing it and after that the letter came. Lucasfilm caught wind of the secondary school play’s prosperity and closed it down. How lame! Freddie Mercury was another one caught by the Lucas lawyers. He would enter his shows on the shoulders of a sparkling Darth Vader as his steed. It wasn’t cool at all for Lucasfilm, who in the long run put the kibosh on one of the coolest group ups ever.