16 ways Star Wars could have been VERY different

If you treat the original Star Wars trilogy as gospel and can't imagine it any other way, you're in for a shock. In honour of the upcoming release of The Force Awakens, we've delved into the deep dark places of the internet to find all the ways Star Wars could have been VERY different.

Han Solo as a green alien, Luke stealing Darth Vader's helmet and betraying the rebels, CHEWIE WEARING CLOTHES! What madness is this? Oh right, this is the Star Wars we could have had. Watch the video above for 16 ways the film could have been very different and thank your lucky stars George Lucas took a second look.

Directed by JJ Abrams and starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is released in UK cinemas on December 17 2015 and in the US a day later.

Lauren O'Callaghan is the former Entertainment Editor of GamesRadar+. You'd typically find Lauren writing features and reviews about the latest and greatest in pop culture and entertainment, and assisting the teams at Total Film and SFX to bring their excellent content onto GamesRadar+. Lauren is now the digital marketing manager at the National Trust.