First Star Wars-Draft becomes a Comic

Dark Horse wird im September eine Comic-Miniserie basierend auf den allerersten Script-Entwürfen (hier das PDF des Roughs) zu Star Wars von George Lucas veröffentlichen. Kurz nach diesem Script-Entwurf hieß Star Wars dann „Adventures of the Starkiller“ (diese Version kann man hier lesen) und es ging um einen „Jedi Annikin Starkiller and General Luke Skywalker, an alien named Han Solo, and evil Sith Knights“. Basierend auf diesem Script fertigte Ralph McQuarrie seine legendären Concept-Arts (hier die zu Empire) an und Star Wars wurde schließlich langsam zu dem, was wir heute kennen. Und Dark Horse will nun die ganz frühe, allererste Version bebildern. Spannend!

Geschrieben wird das Comic von Jonathan Rinzler, der bereits die Making Of Star Wars und Making Of The Empire-Bücher geschrieben hat, der sollte sich mit den Wurzeln von Star Wars also bestens auskennen. Könnte sehr toll werden!

Three years before his 1977 film, George Lucas put down on paper his first story set in a galaxy far, far away—a tale of fantastic adventures, daring escapes, “lazer swords,” romance, and monsters. A story of Jedi Annikin Starkiller and General Luke Skywalker, an alien named Han Solo, and evil Sith Knights. The screenplay was titled The Star Wars!

“I’m not sure where I first read about The Star Wars—it was years and years ago—but the idea of Luke Skywalker being an older Jedi General, and Han Solo being a six-foot-tall lizard, turned my Star Wars fan brain on its side,” said longtime Star Wars editor Randy Stradley. “I always assumed this would be one of those stories that would be ‘lost to history,’ so getting to work on bringing it to life is kinda like a dream come true.”

“While researching in the Lucasfilm Archives I’ve found many treasures—but one which truly astounded me was George’s rough draft for The Star Wars. His first complete imaginings were hallucinating to read—mind blowing,” said writer J.W. Rinzler. “While working with George on another book project, I once asked if we could adapt his rough draft. He was hesitant. Years later, with Dark Horse’s invaluable help, we showed him a few drawn and colored pages of what it might look like. He gave us the okay.”

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