Jamie
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Jamie asked in Entertainment & MusicMovies · 2 months ago

Did George Lucas start writing the first prequel starwars movie around the 80s to be ready for year 1999?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No.  While making the first Star Wars movie in the late 70s, Lucas developed a vague idea for a larger story centered around Star Wars and negotiated the right to make two sequel films if the movie should become a hit, which it was.  While making those movies, Lucas talked about the idea of a wider story which would be a nine movie cycle.  But after Return of the Jedi he largely abandoned that.  He only really came around to the idea of doing another set of movies in the early 1990s.  They announced that he'd be making new Star Wars movies, and that they'd focus on Anakin Skywalker's tragic transformation into Darth Vader, in 1993 and he began writing them seriously in 1994. 

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  • 2 months ago

    Nope, he wrote the whole story at once.  It was originally called The Journal Of The Whills.  Everyone he talked to said there was no way a story like that could fit into a single film and still make sense, so he broke it up into pieces and expanded them.  

    He re-named it Star Wars (a much cooler name) and pitched it to every studio until 20th Century finally gave in.  Nobody thought it would break even at first, let alone break records.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    He didnt write the prequels. He was on the toilet one sunny morning, wiped his *** on a shewt of A4, and decided it would make a good movie

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  • Mrs H
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    2 months ago

    I read close to the same as Master Shake except according to what I read,  he didn't like the fact that Darth Vader was seen as evil and wanted to tell his story. I thought the prequels made Vader seem more evil 

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  • 2 months ago

    He has said before that he wrote the whole story for the prequels and original at the same time but thought the story would be more interesting for the audience starting at episode 4. He later released the prequels when the pressure from fans got to be high

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