Originally Posted by samwiseb
Those were very rough outlines as I recall.
At the time that there were nine movies (Empire Strikes Back would have already been in production) the middle three chapters were the only ones that actually conformed to a trilogy. Episodes I and II jumped dozens of hundreds of years forward in time (creation of the Republic, that sort of thing), leaving III to cover what eventually became the prequel trilogy. Then I think in films VII-VIII Luke finally confronts his sister (not Leia) and the Emperor... then IX would have been a distant coda/episode film of sorts... my recollection is quite sketchy. Lucas' so-called master plan changed with every film that was in production.
Think way, way back...in early versions, there were five main characters...the gallant knight/wizard, his faithful sidekick, the young princess, and the two droids...the knight/wizard was split into Obi-Wan Kenobi and Han Solo, the Princess into Luke and Leia.