Cancelled Star Wars Episode 7 game starred Luke's son

Facing off against an evil Solo.

Back in 2008 a series of logos for cancelled Star Wars games were revealed in the book Rogue Leaders: The Story of LucasArts. Yesterday it came to light that one of these titles, Star Wars Episode 7: Shadows of the Sith, would have starred Luke Skywalker's son facing off against an evil Solo offspring.


Former LucasArts creative director Haden Blackman told Cinelinx that this was basically his concept and it was conceived back in 2004 when George Lucas was adamant that Revenge of the Sith would be the final film in the franchise. The thinking at the time was that the series' chronology could continue in game form.

"Episode 7: Shadows of the Sith would have put you in the role of an adult Ben Skywalker," Haden explained, referencing Luke's son who was born in the Star Wars Expanded Universe book series New Jedi Order.

"[Ben] was walking the line between the light and dark sides of the Force, unleashing new Force powers never-before-seen in games or movies as he investigated a new threat to the galaxy (a Solo...)," Haden continued with his old pitch for Shadows off the Sith.

The idea never went very far, however, as it was one of many potential concepts. "Most of these were just short, on-paper pitches, which I wrote," Haden reflected. "The only one that had more traction - dozens of design documents, concept art, and even a few prototypes and pre-vis videos - was Scum and Villainy, a bounty hunter game."

Some of the ideas proposed in these pitches carried over into other Star Wars games like The Force Unleashed and the cancelled Boba Fett game Star Wars 1313.

In the time since all these pitches were produced Lucasfilm decided to split the Star Wars canon into two different universes: the ones from the films and Clone Wars TV series, and everything else. Still, it's an interesting look at where Lucas and company's head was at circa 2004.

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