The Resistance Broadcast speaks with author J.W. Rinzler, who wrote The Making of Star Wars series and many other reference books. Rinzler shares many behind-the-scenes anecdotes about George Lucas, the Prequel Trilogy and The Clone Wars.
At 34:45, Rinzler reveals that Lucas “couldn’t stand” Legends character Mara Jade, who became Luke Skywalker’s wife.
At 43:30, he says that Lucas mandated him to “rehabilitate Jar Jar Binks” by writing two episodes of The Clone Wars starring the Gungan (“The Disappeared, Part I” and “The Disappeared, Part II”).
At 51:50, Rinzler says that Hayden Christensen played Darth Vader in the modified scene of The Empire Strikes Back where the Emperor appears. But it seems strange, because there’s no new shot of Vader in this modified version. Maybe Lucas filmed new Vader material for the scene but eventually renounced to use it. Or maybe Rinzler is mixing things up.