Trailer And Preview For Dark Horse's Adaptation Of George Lucas' THE STAR WARS

Fancy checking out the adventures of General Luke Skywalker and Annikin Starkiller? Well, The Star Wars is Dark Horse's adaptation of George Lucas' original idea which would ultimately spawn six very different movies to what he initially envisioned. Hit the jump for a trailer and preview!

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By Josh Wilding - 8/8/2013
Before Star Wars, there was The Star Wars! This is the authorized adaptation of George Lucas’s rough-draft screenplay of what would eventually become a motion picture that would change the world. Annikin Starkiller is the hero...Luke Skywalker is a wizened Jedi general...Han Solo is a big green alien...and the Sith...Well, the Sith are still the bad guys. High adventure and derring-do from longer ago, in a galaxy even further away!




The Star Wars Exclusive Preview

Source: USA Today
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HavocPrime - 8/8/2013, 2:20 PM
Interesting, and I like that Luke looks exactly like George does now
IIIAdamantiumIII - 8/8/2013, 2:23 PM
freaking George!
lntrn8 - 8/8/2013, 2:25 PM
Berry interesting!

xNightwingx - 8/8/2013, 2:29 PM
Can't wait to check this out.
BadJoke - 8/8/2013, 2:36 PM
So... Han Solo was the Swamp Thing and the General Skywalker was the [frick]ing George Lucas??!!
superbatspiderman - 8/8/2013, 2:46 PM
I think they should have Luke be like he is here in the new movies. I wise Jedi master. This is interesting but I think Lucas did the right thing in the the movies. Star Wars is perfect the way it is (except the prequel movies).

Also if Han Solo was an alien in the movies then Harrison Ford would have never been a star. Weird to think of that.
Maia87 - 8/8/2013, 3:03 PM
Lucas originally conceived Star Wars as an homage to the classic 1930s pulp novels ad series (Flash Gordon), that's why Episode IV: A New Hope is sooo different and cheesy compared to the other movies.
FriendlyNeighborhoodSpidey - 8/8/2013, 3:04 PM
This seems silly. It was a rough draft for a reason. It wasn't ready.
blackagar94 - 8/8/2013, 3:08 PM
For Dark Vader's sake, stop complaining about the prequels ! Most people, like me, got into star wars thanks to the prequels. But what am I talking about, you are always complaining about everything and are never happy, so ... anyway, on the subject, this sounds interesting, the art helps a lot, for sure.
Humby - 8/8/2013, 3:15 PM
Definitely going to pick this up. Oddly enough, if it's good, it would be fun to see a live action adaptation down the line.

Imagining pitching that to a writer. "We need a screenplay of a comic that was based on a screenplay that evolved into the screenplay for Star Wars." My head hurts.
TelaVizion - 8/8/2013, 3:18 PM
I'll read this
exe - 8/8/2013, 3:20 PM
[frick] Elseworlds and What If. This is [frick]ing deal!
SnapperCarr - 8/8/2013, 3:27 PM
Very intriguing.
Joeyfxx - 8/8/2013, 3:43 PM
Impressive, i will read this.
JoeMomma29 - 8/8/2013, 3:43 PM
I am excited!!!!

@McGee I agree with you 100%.
GUNSMITH - 8/8/2013, 3:48 PM
OMGAWD HAN SOLO WAS SWAMP THING....
SunfireUrA55 - 8/8/2013, 4:53 PM
So sick of Star Wars crap. Please make it go away...FOREVER!
OldBenKenobi - 8/8/2013, 5:07 PM
This is gonna be awesome.

Whoa, before we do this trilogy war, let me clarify, I'm 19. The entire reason why I like comics and general geekery is Star War prequels. Admittedly, now they ain't so great. I was pretty bad, II was a bit better, but III was just what they were all supposed to be. Epic from beginning to end (I remember even being in the theater loving it). But I digress. I get why people hate em, everyone prefers the originals, just don't hate your fellow star wars fan. Spread the love, and may the force be with you all.

Peace out.
blackagar94 - 8/8/2013, 5:12 PM
@ChargingStar11 My bad, in France he is called Dark Vador, instead of Darth Vader. Don't know why but it's like that. they even turned han solo into ian solo ...
blackagar94 - 8/8/2013, 5:14 PM
so yeah I know my star wars a bit ^^
OdinsBeard - 8/8/2013, 5:14 PM
meh.. not really interested in an elseworlds star wars.
blackagar94 - 8/8/2013, 5:16 PM
AndI don't want to start any war, just sick of always hearing the hate on the prequels. you didn't like it, fine. don't say it on every article. I'm not talking to anyone in particular, just people who do that.
ButthurtKurvos - 8/8/2013, 5:20 PM
@blackagar94

hawkeye2012 - 8/8/2013, 5:54 PM
SEEMS LEGIT

GIFSoup
Ghostt - 8/8/2013, 6:26 PM
Can't watch video on iPad. Lame
ndwwrestler2 - 8/8/2013, 7:05 PM
I would like to see this. I don't think I was prefer this over the ones we got, but if this turns out good, I wouldn't mind seeing some sort of animated film about it.
DioFoRio - 8/8/2013, 7:38 PM
Peter Weller was in this?
HeadPool420 - 8/8/2013, 7:57 PM
This will be an interesting read. Can't wait!
hench - 8/8/2013, 10:10 PM
Very cool.
MarkV - 8/8/2013, 10:29 PM
Empire Strikes Back is pretty watchable.

Might have to pop that into the DVD player this weekend.

Then again, I still haven't finished Sherlock season 2.
MarkV - 8/8/2013, 10:36 PM
Biggest problem with prequels is that George seemed unwilling to make obi wan kenobi the main character.

You need a protagonist, George!
MarkV - 8/8/2013, 10:39 PM
Maybe he wanted to make a Hamlet, but 3 back to back kids movies is not the right venue for a vanity project like that with space muppets.
Cerebro - 8/8/2013, 11:30 PM
Wow I must be getting to old for this site. Blackagar94ost most people did not get into Star Wars because of the prequels. If they did, they should get the [frick] out of Star Wars.
Ceejay - 8/9/2013, 12:47 AM
The prequels are beyond bad, sorry for those who got into Star Wars because of them but they're ridiculously bad and Revenge of the Sith is the worst out of the lot.

It has a robot made with human lungs, why?

He can kill Jedi with ligsabers, how? They have the Force and he doesn't!

It has more Battle droids that have been a useless comedy act since the first movie, Why?

The biggest battle known to Star Wars happens above Courascant and nobody cares on the planet, life continues as normal and nobody even cares who won.

Ankin decides to turn to the dark side to save Padme from dying by killing everyone else he grew up with? He's that badly written, like killing everyone in your family, school, college and workplace so you can save your wife?

The Lightsaber fights are so badly choreographed they like a flower show of stupid moves and pointless flamboyance. The Emperor kills three Jedi Masters by simply stabbing at them, no special moves or strikes, just simple stab. Yoda stops fighting the minute he loses his lucky coat and runs a for the rest of his life.

Th Jedi who are trained from birth to deflect gunshots with their eyes closed as 2nd nature all get killed by getting shot.

Padme decides she wants to die because Anakin has turned bad but still has time to give birth, name her children, decides she can't be bothered to bring them up BUT tell Kenobi don't give up on Anakin like her because she believes there is still good in him? The Stupidest contradiction ever written in cinema.

An entire planet elected a child to be their queen (a CHILD) and they made Jar Jar (an utter idiot) their representative back up for the entire planet. For any fan to swallow either of those as ok they simply have to be as dumb as the writing.

Being more concerned with making new designs to turn into toys and merchandise than actually showing a progressive timeline, everything in the prequels is created more advanced looking than in the later movies. and so..

1: R2D2 can fly and his CGi version can perform slapstick screwball comedy that is later version can barely comprehend.

2: The sheer level of armory, the guns, the vehicles, the ships etc that the republic have on display before the Clone Troopers become Storm Troopers and virtually have a handful in comparison is an inexplicable joke.

Because Lucas couldn't be bothered to design proper Jedi Knight armor like originally conceived by Ralph McQuarrie. They all dress like farmers, so Kenobi going to Tattooine in disguise makes no sense, he didn't change his last name or his clothes. The average beat cop with the internet would find him here!

1: Kenobi somersaults over Mauls head and Maul blocks his attack without looking continuing to fight both him and Qui Gon at the start of their fight in TPM.

2: Kenobi does it again when he has to summon a lightsaber in mid air and this time Maul watches him all the way and only has time to lift his arms up so kenobi can cut him clean through the mid-section.

3: Anakin somersaults over Kenobi in RotS and Kenobi simply cuts off all his arms and legs despite him having a lightsaber and more control over the force than anyone in history.

..just how is that somersaulting trick meant to work, how is it even a good idea tactically if it fails so many times and why would he do it when he could have just jumped onto the land and walked up to him?

They begin constructing the Death Star at the end of the movie, 20 years later in A New Hope it's completed. 20 YEARS? It gets blown up by the end of the movie and THREE YEARS LATER they've built an even bigger one, THREE YEARS!

The entire movie was just contrived bollocks done by someone who had run out of space to tell a sensible story to tie into the next episode. There are only two good Star Wars films, A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, everything after that is made to sell toys and insanely written.
ComicBookGoth - 8/9/2013, 6:47 AM
Han looks like the love child of Swamp Thing and Ord.





TyrantBoss - 8/9/2013, 9:19 AM
And the little kid said "Yippee!" Even the original idea for Star Wars mocks us.


Meanwhile...... is anyone as confused by reading that sample as I am?

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