Treverrow’s script felt like a Game of Thrones-level middle finger (albeit with some good ideas), while the GL sequel trilogy would need extensive revision (getting rid of Midichlorians and the microscopic stuff). I’m not keen on what we got, but I feel slightly reassured knowing it could’ve been so much thrashier.
I actually think exploring Midi-Chlorians and the Microbiotic World would have been so engaging and interesting. It’s very much Star Wars to me as it has lots of roots in Joseph Campbell’s philosophy. I like how it’s exploring the lore further and enriching it. It gives us a greater understanding of how it’s split between the Cosmic Force and Living Force. Most of all it would’ve given us an explanation of how Anakin came to be and how it connects to the Whills giving the command. The Whills are some of the oldest known lore in Star Wars. I’m very curious how the Whills are possibly connected to the Ancient Order of the Whills mentioned in the Revenge of the Sith junior novelization. R2-D2 is said to have recounted the story of the Skywalker Saga to the Keeper of the the Whills of the said order.
I feel without these things there’s a gaping hole in the narrative that doesn’t have closure and are considered “plot holes”. Same with how George planned to address the mystery of Sifo-Dyas.
Most of all it would’ve made each trilogy distinctive. They’d each serve a different function and purpose within the greater whole but still feel connected.
It reminds me of a quote from George in the 80’s:
“If the first trilogy is social and political and talks about how society evolves, Star Wars is more about personal growth and self realization, and the third deals with moral and philosophical problems. The sequel is about Jedi Knighthood, justice, confrontation, and passing on what you have learned.”