Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Future Of Star Wars

After Disney bought Lucasfilm for four billion dollars, rumors began to arise about the potential future of the thirty-six year old franchise.  Just a day after the news broke of Lucas releasing his rights to his empire; it was said that Star Wars 7, 8, and 9 were on there way, the first coming to theater in the summer of 2015.  That turned from rumor to reality when J.J. Abrams signed on to direct the first film in the new trilogy.

Now news has hit that Disney plans on creating origin films based on popular characters that we all have come to love over the decades.  The first possible story told will be based on the 900 year old Yoda, a decision that seems to have the fanboys going crazy with enthusiasm or anger.  Of course not everyone will be happy with what Disney is doing, but I say why not?  Disney rarely makes a mistake when it comes to business decisions.  I'm sure a few of you have thought of a few mistakes they've made throughout the last ninety years their doors have been open, but in full view of the company and where its come from, not many mistakes were made.  Disney is, pretty much, the most powerful studio in the world.  In six years, Disney has acquired ownership of Marvel, Lucasfilm and all of its sub companies like ILM and Skywalker Sound, along with Pixar Animation.

I went off track there for a second, but what I'm getting at is Disney has this in the bag.  They know what their doing when it comes to making a decent film and diving into a universe full of characters who deserve a back story told.  Take a look at The Avengers, a universe had to be built and characters had to be introduced in their own films before it could even be made.  Star Wars is working backwards when it comes to origins, being that the main story has already been told, but why not see how the characters came to be?  I find it interesting that die hard Star Wars fans have a problem with this.  Even the release of three more films attached directly to the main storyline is bothersome to fans of the series.  Why not see what happened after the empire was destroyed?  Its a big universe, with so many possibilities.

I'm basically saying, just give Disney and the people behind the creation of these films a chance.  If its not a film you enjoy then don't watch it, much like I do with the Highlander films.  The first film is the best, with a decent ending for the main character.  There was no need to make sequels, so I decided to not count those films into what the real story is. The story I grew up with is the story I follow, which is an example some of you should follow.  If the new Star Wars films fail in your eyes, just don't count them to the stories you grew to love.

By the way readers.  check out my Facebook website for the film a friend of mine and I are doing called Solace.  You can find the link here.

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