A novel series of great ambition.
Written in the machete order, with changes ranging from subtle to grand, this retelling may be controversial or confusing.
I will approach this project as if I were a fan-editor, except with endless possibilities, not being limited to assets or footage. My outline is as follows:
A New Hope - The Story of Luke discovering his heritage and the mythical power of the force. Mostly retains the story of the film.
The Empire Strikes Back - Three years following A New Hope, Luke is a rebel hero, and soon becomes a Jedi Padawan. Retains the story of the film
Before the Dark Times - Having learnt of his true lineage, Luke confronts Obi-Wan and asks to learn the truth. The novel tells the story of Anakin, Obi-Wan, and the Jedi, set 29 years prior to A New Hope
A Menace Revealed - Set 4 years after BDT, Anakin is now a Padawan under Obi-Wan. The plot is akin to AOTC but drastic changes are made, including showing numerous Sith Lords and raising moral and political questions that may change one’s interpretation of the saga.
Shroud of the Dark Side - Set 6 years after AMR, the Clone War is coming to an end, the plot remain mostly unchanged from ROTS, except Anakin is more of a tragic figure, selflessly striving for justice, rather than acting unjust and selfish.
Return of the Jedi - Return of the Jedi with minor changes.
Seeing as this is a fan project, I will happily take recommendations and am eager to discuss this project. If anyone has ideas and concepts they’d like to share, or experience with writing or art, I would be most grateful for any help of any kind.