Yesterday was Star Wars Day (May the 4th Be With You!) and I announced my intent to rewrite Episodes I-III. One aspect I was saving for today — More Maul. In this re-imagined version, the Sith Lord lives on beyond Episode I a significant antagonist in the trilogy.
As part of this ongoing project, there is now a visual companion in this process, a Tumblr called Reboot the Prequels. Check it out and follow along as we build a vision of the new prequel world.
With this week’s cast announcement (pictured above) for Star Wars: Episode VII, and today being Star Wars Day, I thought it a fitting time for my own announcement from a galaxy far, far away… It’s been almost a decade now that I’ve been complaining about the Star Wars prequels. How they could have been great, should have been great. Well, now I’m going to put my powers to good and finally stop talking. I’m re-writing the prequels. I’m giving us, the fans, the Episodes I, II, and III we deserve. No Jar-Jar, no poop jokes, no politics and trade disputes, no Yoda lightsaber fights, no seeing our favorite characters as plucky children, no so-many-lightsabers-your-eyes-bleed fights. I’m not starting from scratch, I’m taking Lucas’ ideas and reforging them into What the Prequels Should Have Been. I’ve outlined Episodes I and II. Stay tuned for more details, and enjoy this small teaser. The Opening Crawl to Star Wars, Episode I: A New Menace: http://starwars.com/play/online-activities/crawl-creator/?cs=g6qakvkhua (click to view or to create your own floating text!)
PS — Those eagerly awaiting CYP#3, don’t worry, SUPERPOWERED is still on it’s way!