Back in April, Dark Horse Comics announced that it will turn George Lucas' original 1974 "Star Wars" script into an eight-issue comic book series, which will be released on September 4th. Today, the company has unveiled a trailer for the comic book. Watch it below.
According to Dark Horse: 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, "laser 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 a dream come true."
While I appreciate both the enthusiasm and artwork, I think the people involved here are blowing this whole "original vision" thing out of proportion, as if they think they’ve staked a claim on some secrete, hidden Star Wars that makes their efforts special.
There’s a reason why these things are referred to as rough drafts. This was never Lucas' "original vision". It was a series of ideas and outlines that were destined for evolvement and refinement.