Comic Book Series
Comics have proven to be a perfect medium for telling Star Wars stories. Over the years, there have been some great tales told featuring our favorite characters with a couple of the recent highlights being the Darth Vader series and The Rise of Kylo Ren books. If the stories George Lucas had in mind for Episodes VII-IX ever come into fruition, telling them in comic form could work out swimmingly.
First of all, the likeness of all the characters would be consistent. We wouldn’t have to worry about new actors, or actors being deceased and no longer able to play or voice their parts. They could be drawn to resemble the original cast keeping looks and styles cohesive with the original trilogy. Comics also allow the storytellers to do just about anything. They don’t have to worry about a huge special effects budget or timeline to get shots done. If they can imagine it, it can be drawn on the page.
Comics could be the most likely option for telling Lucas’ version of the Sequel Trilogy. That’s because there is precedence for telling alternative tales already in the Star Wars comic book realm. Back in the early 2000s, Dark Horse Comics released a series called Star Wars Infinites. This anthology was a series of “What if?” types of scenarios like what if Luke died on Hoth? They could bring back Star Wars Infinites someday with the whole basis being “What if George Lucas’ story was used for the Sequel Trilogy?” His version could be released for the public to read, while not officially being canon. The Disney version would remain the “real” Episodes VII-IX, but at least fans would know what Lucas had in mind for the final three chapters of his Skywalker saga.