In today’s news it was announced that Disney has bought Lucasfilm and already has plans to create more Star Wars films. It was bound to happen sooner or later I guess.
I read somewhere a long time ago that George Lucas had originally planned to make 9 films in the series. A trilogy of trilogies. I don’t know if he had concrete plans for all of them or just vague concepts but it would be interesting to know what they were and if Disney will continue in the same creative direction.
The Star Wars franchise is a money-making machine and I have a feeling that Disney will milk it as much as possible. That’s what business is all about.
I know that we are going to hear a lot of comments like the movies will be ruined. And that Lucas sold out. We have already heard them about the second trilogy that Lucas made. But if you think this is the case, you’re an idiot. The original movie won’t change. New versions might be different but if you are not happy about the new versions, sequels or prequels, don’t watch them. Problem solved.
In the meantime, I have just added tons of Star Wars t-shirts to the Shirt List (so you might want to check them out before the films get ruined. 😉 There are 323 Star Wars t-shirts as I write this.
Link: Star Wars T-Shirts
Yeah – when you have a good idea the best thing to do is sell out completely and ruin the legacy. Just don’t watch them or buy the products or see the McDonald’s Happy Meal commercials or in fact acknowledge any of the endless marketing that will accompany the new franchises. Simples. Role on Casablanca 2 set in a near future with good looking adolescent vampires suffering body angst…
Doesn’t the contrast make the originals seem even better…if you consider the newer additions worse? And if they are not worse than the originals nobody loses either.
That’s a fair point. I am working on the assumption the second trilogy was an epic fail. If you grant that though I am not sure the newbies’ inadequacies add to the enjoyment people get from the originals – for example the skin tearing horror of ‘Hey Jude’ in no way improves my experience of ‘A Day in the Life’. I would sooner it just didn’t exist – like malaria or the new Thundercats cartoon.
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