Wrapping up the Original Trilogy was tougher than you probably thought for the Lucasfilm team. Check out this great video from Star Wars Theory about the history revolving around the original story. May the Force be with you.
From Star Wars Theory YouTube:
Luke Skywalker was a hero, but did you know it was discussed that Luke could replace Palpatine’s place as Emperor of the galaxy in Return of the Jedi? A good Emperor, but an Emperor…nonetheless… This is all from The Making of Return of the Jedi
Source: Star Wars Theory
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