The maker of Star Wars, George Lucas, spent decades with the characters and universes he developed, which saw him conjure up all kinds of plots where he saw his stories go, including, at one stage, Darth Maul becoming the lead protagonist in the sequel series to follow his initial films.
This information will be revealed in the book The Star Wars Archives: Episodes I-III 1999-2005 by author Paul Duncan, who took to Twitter to explain that these ideas were being played back as late as 2012 when Lucas eventually sold Lucasfilm to Disney.
The Star Wars Archives: episodes I-III 1999-2005 are scheduled to be released later this year.
The book describes that Darth Maul would have trained a new apprentice, Darth Talon, who occupied a similar role to Darth Vader, as Maul continued to control the criminal underworld.
This trilogy would have taken place only a few years after the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, with Leia trying to bring order back to the galaxy as Luke attempted to rebuild the Jedi. While Luke would have accomplished his task of rebuilding the Jedi, Leia would have succeeded in establishing a New Republic, solidifying her as the true “Chosen One.”
When discussing these exciting reveals on Twitter, author Duncan confirmed to fans, “These were some of his ideas when prepping the films in 2012, before he sold to Disney, as related to me by George in an interview last year.”