George Lucas enjoyed Rogue One but stated that it could be improved with a touch of his own magic, chiefly the inclusion of Jar Jar Binks.
Despite having sold the rights to Disney, Lucas is still determined to produce the definitive edition of the gritty entry in the Star Wars saga.
“I liked some of what they did, particularly using CGI to produce ‘younger’ or ‘alive’ versions of some of the characters,” conceded the bearded director.
“But the comedic CGI robot K-2SO was way too relatable, cool and likeable.
“Why not replace him with my favorite character of the series, Jar Jar Binks, who would bring a much needed element of slapstick to the depressing film?” continued Lucas.
“Another major negative was that the Rebels shot first. A lot.”
But perhaps Lucas’s most key change in his new Special Edition will be a modification at the end of the movie to the Dark Lord of the Sith himself, Darth Vader.
“Lord Vader would be clearly perturbed at the Rebels capturing the plans,” reasoned the Indiana Jones creator.
“Some people think Vader’s brooding silence is appropriate. Not me. There is only one way to convey Vader’s state of mind.