Star Wars creator George Lucas had a pretty tight grip on the franchise when it began. Not only did Lucas write and direct the original trilogy, from 1977 to 1983, but he did the same with the prequel trilogy, which spanned from 1999 to 2005. The prequel trilogy changed a massive amount of the series’ story, however, and although it was ultimately successful, the director was told he was about to make a big mistake.
In the new book, The Star Wars Archives, published by Taschen, it has been revealed Lucas’ plans for the prequel trilogy worried his production company.
At the time, Lucas was working with 20th Century Fox when he began writing The Phantom Menace, The Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith.
According to the book he…