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Well this was unexpected. New details have emerged about the cancelled series and from quite a surprising place.

The director for the new God of War game used to work for Lucasfilm and got to read the scripts for the now abandoned series. Here’s an excerpt from a recent interview with VentureBeat:

Probably the really small beginnings of this idea, the germination of this — when I was working at Lucas, I was allowed to go up to the ranch and read the scripts for the [canceled live-action Star Wars] TV show. It was the most mind-blowing thing I’d ever experienced. I cared about the Emperor. They made the Emperor a sympathetic figure who was wronged by this fucking heartless woman. She’s this hardcore gangster, and she just totally destroyed him as a person. I almost cried while reading this. This is the Emperor, the lightning out of the fingers Emperor. That’s something magical. The writers who worked on that, guys from The Shield and 24, these were excellent writers.

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Wow, glad they didn’t make it. Sounds like they would have utterly ruined the Emperor.

So he wants to rule the galaxy why? Because of a broken heart? Jeeesus.

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Why do they always do this!? WHY!?!

I’m just here because I’m driving tonight.

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I bet a diddled eye Joe to a damned if I know that Palpatine was in his teens when this happened. Sounds like something out of a fanfic.

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This was back when George was in charge, though, right? It definitely sounds like his brainchild.

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God forbid we have a villain that’s just an evil person; we need all bad guys to have heartbreaking “misunderstood” backstories!

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SONIC RACES THROUGH THE GREEN FIELDS.
THE SUN RACES THROUGH A BLUE SKY FILLED WITH WHITE CLOUDS.
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I had someone tell me that Ben Solo should have had a pet that Luke didn’t let him keep and that’s why he turned to evil. I shit you not.

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Still sounds better than his characterization in ROTS.

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As much as I dislike the idea of a prequel exploring Palpatine’s backstory, I do like the idea of him being shown as a person rather than some devilish sorcerer who came out of nowhere, and had no reason whatsoever for his desires for conquest.

As Tolkien puts it in LOTR: “For nothing was evil in the beginning. Even Sauron was not so.”

“That Darth Vader, man. Sure does love eating Jedi.”

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Read the Darth Plagueis novel if you want a more human version of Palpatine. Also one does not need a reason to want to rule the Galaxy as wanting have dominion over people is a reason in of itself. Some people are just controlling.

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Still sounds better than his characterization in ROTS.

Not by much; that’s why I prefer the novelization. Even something like Anakin being denied the rank of Jedi Master (which is glossed over in ROTS) is quite profound in ROTS.