David Lynch’s Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

Most of us have a strong opinion about whether David Lynch’s version of Dune is a barely watchable piece of sandworm dung or a visionary masterwork. (For the record, I like it, but I agree that it’s not for everyone.) But what if David Lynch had been tapped as director for Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi? The idea’s not as far-fetched as you might think; George Lucas approached the unorthodox Lynch to do just that, but was turned down. A shame, because Jack Nance as the Emperor would’ve been something to see…

YouTube user C-SPIT gives us a look at what might have been. (Thanks to Dangerous Minds for passing this along!)

How David Lynch Might Have Directed Return of the Jedi
[From David Lynch's Return of the Jedi by C-SPIT]

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Our resident "Bob" (pictured here through the lens of photographer Jason DeFillippo) is in love with a woman who talks to animals. He has a fondness for belting out songs about seafaring and whiskey (arguably inappropriate in most social situations). He's arm-wrestled robots and won. He was born in a lighthouse on the storm-tossed shores of an island that has since been washed away and forgotten, so he's technically a citizen of nowhere. He's never killed in anger. He once underwent therapy for having an alien in his face, but he assures us that he's now feeling "much better." Fogarty also claims that he was once marooned along a tiny archipelago and survived for months using only his wits and a machete, but we find that a little hard to believe.