Controversial ‘Star Wars’ Writer Dispels Sequel Trilogy, ‘Unsatisfying Middle Ground’

The comparisons between star wars The franchise and Nazi Germany in World War II are easy to create, especially in Disney’s sequel trilogy, when the First Order bears a striking resemblance to Adolf Hitler’s Schutzstaffel (SS) soldiers.

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From the way stormtroopers are completely dehumanized – Finn (John Boyega), you’ll recall, didn’t even have a name until Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) gave him one – to the uniforms the general wears Hux and his cronies, the ties to World War II are obvious.

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In 2014, actor of the original trilogy Ken Colley (Admiral Piett) delved into George Lucas’ own dealings with World War II, saying:

“The casting director of The Empire Strikes Back knew me. He asked me to meet Irvin Kershner who I was told was doing the Star Wars sequel. I hadn’t really seen Star Wars at the time, although of course I knew what it was, so I agreed. I remember when I walked into his office, Irvin said to me, “I’m looking for someone who would scare Adolf Hitler!” And he rated me up and down and continued, “Yeah, I think that’s you… Obviously they were doing some kind of design for Darth Vader men – there had echoes of the Gestapo or at least fascism in there – and that was also how I approached the role.

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Now controversial star wars Lucasfilm writer and executive Pablo Hidalgo – who had previously been criticized for his treatment of star wars fans online – dissed sequel trilogy first installment, JJ Abrams Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015), stating that he personally disagreed with the multiple choices that were made in the film.

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In a series of since-deleted Tweets that were captured in line, Hidalgo shared:

Hidalgo explained the decision [to use Hosnian Prime instead of the prequel trilogy’s more familiar Coruscant] was “the unsatisfactory middle ground” between two studio reviews, saying,

“Basically BR [J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot] I wanted it [Coruscant] exploded; LFL [Lucasfilm Ltd.] not. Hosnian Prime was the unsatisfying middle ground. It happens.”

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The social media conversation continued:

When asked if Coruscant would have worked better for the movie since fans know the planet, Hidalgo replied on Twitter, admitting that “Would have been better without the Starkiller:”

“It would have been better without the Starkiller, but that’s a whole other discussion. But I think Coruscant being in development in other projects was a big reason for the reluctance.

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The Lucasfilm Story Group member also started a discussion with fans about Coruscant’s role in the whole thing. star wars story:

Finally, another Twitter user pointed out that the First Order wouldn’t have wanted to destroy Coruscant because the First Order would have wanted it for themselves.

Hidalgo seemed to agree with this perspective and even compared the metropolitan planet to a real-world location, tweeting, “Like Coruscant, it’s Berlin. They want to take it back, not destroy it:

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Coruscant first appeared in a star wars project in the 1997 special edition of Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983). Then the planet played a major role in the entire prequel trilogy – Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002), and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) — and in George Lucas and Dave Filoni’s animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

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Notably, Coruscant is where Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) infamously slaughtered a group of young Padawans as he descended completely to the dark side under the tutelage of Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious (Ian McDiarmid), eventually becoming the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader. .

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The official star wars data bank describes the planet as:

A planet of cities, Coruscant is the vibrant heart and capital of the galaxy, with a diverse mix of citizens and cultures. It features towering skyscrapers, speeder-filled streams of air traffic, and interior levels that extend far below the surface of the world. Coruscant was the seat of government for the Galactic Republic and subsequent Empire, and was the site of many historical events during the Clone Wars. It also housed the Jedi Temple and Archives, which hosted the training and apprenticeship of Jedi for over a thousand generations – traditions that ended when the planet witnessed Order 66.

What do you think? Should Coruscant have had a role in the Skywalker Saga sequel trilogy?

You can see the entire Star Wars sequel trilogy – Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015), Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017) and Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019) – at Disney+. Film stars Daisy Ridley (Rey), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) and John Boyega (Finn), and sees the return of Mark Hamill (Jedi Master Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo) .