Harrison Ford’s draft script of the first Star Wars movie – believed to be George Lucas’ fourth version – is going up for auction in London.
- Harrison Ford’s copy of an original Star Wars script is being auctioned in London, potentially revealing never-before-seen Star Wars concepts.
- The script, titled The Adventures of Luke Starkiller, contains characters and scenes that didn’t make it into the final version of A New Hope.
- If the secrets within the script are shared, it could unveil long-forgotten Star Wars ideas and plans that George Lucas never disclosed.
Harrison Ford’s copy of an original Star Wars script is going up for auction in London, and the early draft may contain never-before-seen concepts. Although eventually titled A New Hope and now a cultural phenomenon, the first Star Wars movie was created from the ground up, and all the world-building had yet to be done. In the decades since, George Lucas has revealed many changes that were made to the names, characters, and stories before A New Hope was released, and it seems Ford’s old script may contain several of those original, discarded ideas.
According to euronews, Harrison Ford rented an apartment in London in 1976 and left behind, among other things, an incomplete draft of the first Star Wars film, then titled The Adventures of Luke Starkiller. The script is said to include characters and scenes that didn’t make it into the final version of A New Hope, which is sure to garner significant attention. It is now being sold by Excalibur Auctions, at an auction scheduled for February 17th, and the script is expected to rake in somewhere between $10,000 to $15,000. A call sheet and handwritten note from Ford are also expected to be sold.
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Harrison Ford’s Script Could Reveal Forgotten Star Wars Ideas
If the lucky winner of the auction decides to share the secrets contained within the old draft, it could mean uncovering long-forgotten Star Wars concepts and perhaps revealing plans that George Lucas never shared. While it’s relatively common knowledge now that Lucas toyed with the name Starkiller and ultimately switched to Skywalker, the script in question evidently includes entire characters and scenes not included in A New Hope. Given how much retconning has happened since 1977, it would be fascinating to find out if any of those old concepts were added to later projects or adapted into others.
Some collectors choose not to go public with their purchases. Hopefully whoever acquires this early Star Wars script will be willing to publish at least some details, though, allowing a unique glimpse into George Lucas’ thought processes. Only time will tell.