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George Lucas’ Vision Of Luke’s Jedi Temple Revealed

Director George Lucas is shown standing next to a digital movie camera used to shoot, 'Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones,' on the set of the film, in this undated photo. Lucas shot the entire film using digital cameras and hoped to have the film shown with digital projectors in theaters. Studio and theater executives counter that the technology is not ready for mass use and that complex questions remain on setting industry-wide standards, avoiding piracy and financing digital-projection systems, which can cost up to $150,000 for each screen. (AP Photo/Lucasfilm Ltd.)

George Lucas wrote a treatment for a new Star Wars trilogy before Disney had acquired Lucasfilm. We’ll probably never learn what Lucas had planned for the Star Wars sequel trilogy. But the brand new book, The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, gives us a tiny look at George Lucas’ designed Jedi Temple on Ahch-to.

Check out George Lucas’ vision of Luke’s Jedi Temple below:

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Here are some interesting details regarding George’s plans:

“This was a very early take on Luke’s temple, way back when there was still no director. This artwork was shown to George Lucas in a presentation. Doug [Chiang] came back and said, “Congratulations, James. You got a George “Fabulouso” stamp.” VFX art director James Clyne recalls.

Adds Lucasfilm executive creative director Doug Chiang, “After working with George on the prequels for seven years, I knew in some ways how to anticipate what forms he would like – which is really good, because he still likes those forms. So for the Jedi temple, he loved that bell shape. It’s reminiscent of some of the imagery that [original Star Wars trilogy concept artist] Ralph McQuarrie painted way back.”

Some of these designs are very reminiscent of the prequels. One shows a Luke in heavy thought and another depicting a Sith Force ghost haunting him.

Here are a few of the noteworthy images featured in the book:

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