So... I had this idea that maybe Episode One could be written as a "rip-off/homage" to Seven Samurai similar to the way that Hidden Fortress influenced A New Hope.
All I've got so far is the idea that Obi-Wan is a loansome Jedi who gets sucked into a small conflict on the periphery of the war and then six other Jedi join his small cause. In Episode 2, you can expand his ifluence into the rest of the War.
I've never actually made it all the way through Seven Samurai, but I have seen several versions of Magnificent Seven... so my comments are more based on that.
What do you think?
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