Star Wars: Underworld is the live-action TV Star Wars drama currently being developed by George Lucas and his minions. Despite the unfortunate title, SW fans are stroking their chins in delighted curiosity. It has been described in previous interviews as being a gangster drama like The Godfather with mob bosses and bounty hunters, and that it would be “The Empire Strikes Back on steroids.” Maybe – just maybe – this is the Star Wars we’ve been holding onto our nipples for? *sigh* Well, according to a major plot spoiler, I would almost certainly say not. Or definitely not.
The plot reveal comes from AICN, and it’s doozy. Be prepared to be spoiled in 3…2…1…
One of the series’ first episodes will involve a group of bandits acquiring the capability of time travel, and using it to travel back in time to stop Darth Vader from ever existing.
So… if the bad guys succeed in their plot to erase Darth Vader from history, wouldn’t that reset the entire Star Wars universe with it? My god, is Lucas pulling a play from the J.J. Abrams hand-book? Does he intend to reset the whole kitnkaboodle? Only Lucas would be so bold.
I am disgusted that people would even think about rebooting the Wars. It’s heresy to even speak those words. But, there are those out there who think the franchise has muttered its last breath. Apparently, rebooting is not only a good decision for the franchise but it is the ONLY decision for the franchise. I think these people need to be shot in the face. This the best way to reboot Star Wars: YOU FUCKING DON’T.
I really fucking hope this time travel business is just a bad plot-device that ultimately goes nowhere.