Star Wars: The Force Unleashed III is the canceled sequel to the 2010 video game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II and the third installment of The Force Unleashed video game saga. The game was to focus on Starkiller.
The game was to focus on Starkiller and Darth Vader teaming up to overcome a new threat from the Emperor that would have threatening to replace Vader. Also, the game was supposed to finish Starkiller's story.
On February 19, 2013, Star Wars voice actor Sam Witwer said during an interview that he was open to reprise his role as Starkiller in another The Force Unleashed video game during an interview with IGN UK. He mentioned that W. Haden Blackman and him were working in a story for a third The Force Unleashed video game, what would be released for next generation consoles, like PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U. However, he stated that Star Wars: The Force Unleashed III could only be released after J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens.
Despite this, on April 3, 2013, LucasArts' parent company The Walt Disney Company decided to shut down the studio to reorganize the company as a licensing model, firing several employees and cancelling many of its projects, including The Force Unleashed III.
On November 3, 2015, one month before the release of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, Blackman revealed the plot and many details of the cancelled game, like that it would have been more open-world.
On August 6, 2017, during a Twitch livestream featuring Sam Witwer, W. Haden Blackman, and David W. Collins, the three discussed the development of the first game. Blackman also gave some details on his initial ideas for The Force Unleashed III's story. Following on from the events of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, Boba Fett would follow and then shoot down the Rogue Shadow over a planet, forcing the Apprentice and Vader to team up to survive and escape. A co-op system would allow two players to play side by side as both characters. Players would not know if Vader could be trusted or not, and Fett would have been revealed to have been sent by the Emperor to stop both of them from getting off the planet because he had his own scheme in motion.
Blackman also stated that his work on The Force Unleashed III did not get past the initial ideas phase as he was already planning to leave LucasArts to form his own company, Hanger 13. As far as Blackman recalls, there was not even any concept art created.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 http://www.cinelinx.com/game-news/item/8536-haden-blackman-reveals-what-the-future-of-the-force-unleashed-could-have-been.html
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 https://www.comicbookmovie.com/sci-fi/star_wars/sam-witwer-talks-the-force-unleashed-iii-and-star-wars-episode-a74525
- ↑ http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/02/20/a-tale-of-two-mauls?page=2
- ↑ https://www.engadget.com/2013/04/03/disney-closes-lucasarts/
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Sam Witwer. Samwitwer – Twitch. Archived from the original on August 15, 2017. Retrieved on August 15, 2017.