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George Lucas: Disney "Didn't Really Want" Use Any of My Ideas for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

Disney wasn't interested in using any of George Lucas' ideas for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII movie.

Earlier this week, George Lucas revealed that the only regret that he had about his iconic Star Wars series was that he never had that amazing first impression that millions of people and later fans had. Recently, the billionaire was doing media rounds for his new animated musical Strange Music, and during a recent interview with Cinema Blend George Lucas revealed that Disney didn't use any of his ideas for the new Star Wars movie, Star Wars: Episode 7. Ultimately, it seems that JJ Abrams and decided to make The Force Awakens completely George Lucas free.
The ones that I sold to Disney, they came up to the decision that they didn’t really want to do those. So they made up their own. So it’s not the ones that I originally wrote [on screen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens]. (Via Cinema Blend)
However, we will not learn about George Lucas early ideas for his Star Wars: Episode 7 script, but there are a few things we can decipher. An interview with Mark Hamill from 1983 revealed footage of Luke Skywalker talking about how George Lucas approached him about playing an Obi-wan-type character in a potential sequel and passing the torch to another generation of Jedi. http://youtu.be/4UGV7WVB-bA In Star Wars Episode VII, Oscar Isaac will portray an X-Wing pilot named Poe Dameron, John Boyega will play a fleeing Stormtrooper (or, more likely, someone disguised as a Stormtrooper), Daisy Ridley will play someone named Rey who knows how to ride a Speeder, and there will be a new Sith named Kylo Ren and a new droid named BB-8. That is only the tip of the iceberg of all the new cast and crew making an appearance in the new Star Wars movie.