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.