While Star Wars frequently likes to go back to the past, as can be seen by the many cameos in The Mandalorian‘s last season, there are many who aren’t a fan of the recent trilogy. People are already discussing the possibility of retconning it, and now, the YouTuber known as Overlord Doomcock claims he has inside information that Disney+ plans to remake the sequel trilogy with eight to ten mini-series and then three full seasons of a television series. He also says the Disney+ series would include ten minutes of unused footage shot by J.J. Abrams for The Force Awakens. The rumor also states that the studio is trying to bring George Lucas in as writer and director for the project.
According to the YouTuber, each season of the new Star Wars show would cover the span of one of the movies. So, season one would cover The Force Awakens, season two The Last Jedi, and the third would be The Rise of Skywalker. Doomcock says his source has claimed that the studio would only change a little of The Force Awakens for season one, to use their footage of Leia. The biggest addition would be the ten minutes of footage J.J. Abrams shot with Han, Luke, and Leia. He claims the footage is ten minutes long and was shot in front of a green screen, but does not know what happens in this scene. These three characters were last seen together during Return of the Jedi.
Overlord Doomcock has copyrighted his name and is formally known as Dicktor Van Doomcock. He wears a metal mask and breaks insider news in his YouTube videos, and he’s been up to this since 2017. In the summer of 2020, Doomcock made a similar reveal. At the time, he said that George Lucas was looking to return to Star Wars. He claimed that Lucas wanted Kathleen Kennedy – the current president of Lucasfilm – gone, and that he wanted to make his own sequel trilogy, with the assurance Disney would never change anything in the original trilogy.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard that George Lucas had his own ideas for a Star Wars sequel trilogy, although George Lucas hasn’t said he will actually be coming back to the franchise he sold. This also isn’t the only source reporting that George Lucas may want to return to work on the universe he created. Of course, that would be a wild move on Disney’s part. George Lucas originally sold Lucasfilm when he was 69-years-old so he could spend the rest of his life focusing on his family. While he has publicly expressed that he was unhappy with the sequel trilogy, Disney purchased the company from him for $4 billion. That was a big investment to say goodbye to a man and then bring him back on.
While nothing is impossible, it’s a bit soon to believe that Disney+ actually intends to rework the Star Wars sequel trilogy into a three-season television series and eight-to-ten-part miniseries, which supposedly includes footage no one has ever heard of. And it also seems like it would be kind of insane if Doomcock is the insider to break this kind of mindblowing news.
While we wait to be proven wrong and have our minds blown, there are a lot more Star Wars projects actually confirmed coming to Disney+, including an Ahsoka series, The Book of Boba Fett, an Obi-Wan Kenobi series, and The Acolyte. At this point, it seems like there’s too much in Star Wars‘ future to spend time focusing on the recent past.