Lucas vetoed Wookiee open-world game

Altogether now: Noooooooo!

George Lucas once personally vetoed the idea of a Star Wars game where you play as a Wookiee in an "open world", "over the top-style superhero game", apparently, suggesting King Ewok hasn't gone completely off the rails after all.

Lucas was pitched the idea by LucasArts veteran Haden Blackman, as he told the June 2010 issue of GamePro (thanks 1UP).

"At one point we were kicking around an idea where you were playing a Wookiee," he said. As well as being an open-world game, you would "be running around, and you'd be able to grab the heads of AT-STs and throw them at stormtroopers".

However, Lucas wasn't having any of it.

"He just looked at me and said, 'I just spent the last half hour talking to you about the importance of characters talking to each other, and you pitch me a game idea where the main character can't talk?"

This week LucasArts revealed that Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II will be released in late October.

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