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This article is about the draft to the third installment of the Star Wars Saga, from which developed Return of the Jedi. You may be looking for the comic strip named after the working title.
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Star Wars: Episode VI Revenge of the Jedi was the first draft of the script to the film that would become Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.

SynopsisEdit

The film was supposed to focus on Luke Skywalker and his friends trying to save the galaxy from the Galactic Empire.

DevelopmentEdit

On February 20, 1981,[1] the first draft for the third film of the original trilogy, entitled Star Wars: Episode I The Beginning, was completed. George Lucas' original idea for the third Star Wars film was to focus on Luke Skywalker's and Leia Organa's adventures to save Han Solo from the clutches of bounty hunter Boba Fett, but after he decided to not make a third trilogy,[2] the idea was scrapped. The script, written by Lawrence Kasdan and by Lucas, featured Darth Vader, Tiaan Jerjerrod and Darth Sidious competing for the possession of Luke Skywalker.

On September 21, 1981, a second draft written by Kasdan was completed. This draft included the elimination of Had Abbadon, the return of Vader to a more villainous role and the instatement of Dagobah.[3] Among other changes, the Emperor's name was Cos Dashit instead of Sheev Palpatine,[4] and Han Solo was killed.[5]

After many delays, the draft was scrapped, and on November 1, 1981, the shooting script was presented, entitled Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.[6] The film was released in 1983.

LegacyEdit

The idea of a Star Wars film with the word Revenge in its title was later used in 2005 with Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. SWYTlogo Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Comes Home, the Child Lands at New York Toy Fair, and More! on the official Star Wars YouTube channel (backup link)
  2. Zakarin, Jordan (2016-05-04). Boba Fett Was Supposed to Be a Bigger Bad Than Darth Vader. Inverse. Archived from the original on January 9, 2020.
  3. Kaminski, Michael.The Secret History of Star Wars. Legacy Books Press, 2008. ISBN: 978-0-9784652-3-0.
  4. Clark, Steve (2008-10-20). 7 Terrible Early Versions of Great Movies. Cracked. Archived from the original on March 4, 2019.
  5. Why Harrison Ford Wanted Han Solo To Die In Return Of The Jedi. CinemaBlend (2015-12-18). Archived from the original on April 19, 2020.
  6. Ryan, Joal (2013-05-24). The ‘Return of the Jedi’ That Could Have Been. Yahoo! Movies. Archived from the original on August 24, 2017.
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