I’m a big Star Wars fan but I’ve never gotten too deep into all of it. Seen all the movies, listened to 2 of the audio books, and played the video games, but that’s about it.
One of the things I’ve picked up on though (mostly from around here), is that Star Wars was initially supposed to be only one movie. It seems like I remember reading that the opening of the first movie didn’t originally say “Episode IV” but Lucas quickly added that in after he saw how well it was doing.
A friend swears that Lucas knew exactly what he was doing from the start, but I’m pretty sure he didn’t. So what’s the general consensus, and is there any evidence to back it up? Cites?
P.S. - I know the ‘Same ending twice in one trilogy’ theory but that probably won’t hold much water. Is there anything stronger than that?