I still get pissed watching the Episode 1 behind the scenes video where they show the two Anakin finalists and they pass up that one kid over Jake. What about young Anakin?
frick Young Anakin. That was a huge mistake. What we learn in Episode One is entirely worthless on what happens in the later episodes. Start him off at 20 years old, probably as a smuggler who can use his force powers efficiently, with mind tricks and force chokes. His brother Owen, wants him to stop using the Force since it merely brings out the worst in him.
Obi Wan (who is somewhat an outcast in the Jedi Order and recently lost an apprentice) and Anakin become fast friends, and Obi Wan would agree to train him against the Jedi Order's approval. Obi Wan was far too much a stickler to the rules in the prequels, when he really should have been young, eager, and reckless. Anakin is edgy, light hearted, friendly, but extremely power hungry and half the reason he joins the Jedi Order is to increase his power. Add in clones and a minor victory against Darth Maul in the end, and that's what Episode I should have been.
This post was edited on 1/27 at 7:17 pm