'The Star Wars' Comic Trailer with George Lucas' Original Story Vision
As many hardcore fans can tell you, the version of Star Wars that eventually made it to the big screen had plenty of significant changes from what director and writer George Lucas initially envisioned. Some changes include the name of Starkiller instead of Skywalker (this version actually uses both) and a green-skinned alien version of Han Solo that was obviously scrapped. However, the folks at Dark Horse comics thought it would be cool to take Lucas' original vision and turn it into an eight-issue comic book series, complete with some amazing illustrations bringing to life the first rough draft of The Star Wars from 1974. The comic won't start publishing until September 4th, but this cool trailer gives us a glimpse. Watch!
Here's the new trailer for The Star Wars comic, originally from USA Today:
And here are a couple pieces of artwork for the Dark Horse comic book series:
The biggest changes in the story are that Luke Skywalker is a seasoned older general akin to Obi-Wan Kenobi, and he takes young farmboy Annikin Starkiller (yes, that's spelled correctly) under his wing. Lightsabers are merely "lazer swords" and they're not exclusive to Jedi and Sith, but those two groups are much better at using them. R2-D2 actually talks, and Han Solo looks more like Drax the Destroyer from Guardians of the Galaxy. As comic artist Mike Mayhew says, "'This is the greatest 'what if?' story ever in comics." It would be interesting to see if this version ever hits the big screen decades down the road. Cool?