Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Wonderful World of Star Wars

I'm a little late to the news about Disney buying Lucasfilm and planning to make more Star Wars sequels (HT: Jeffrey Overstreet). Many thoughts flood my mind, some good, some bad, and others downright horrifying. Questions pop out at me. I wonder where exactly the screenwriters will draw their stories for Episodes 7, 8, and 9. Will Luke, Leia, and Han return with new actors? Will the new movies supersede the expanded universe stuff (Leia and Han marrying and having kids, Luke opening a Jedi academy, the Thrawn Trilogy)? As the B-Movie Cathechist mentions, movie canon always takes precedence. But hey, maybe Chewie won't have to meet such a lame end (a moon crushes him in the comics). I wouldn’t mind that bit of jossing.

Of course, I'd preferred a reboot of the prequels with better writers, but what can you do?


  1. You never know, now that Leia is a Disney princess, we might finally get to see her musical number from the Holiday Soecial again.

  2. Well, Disney got Marvel too and the Avengers turned out okay.

    ...but they sort of made Black Widow a Disney Princess.

    But as long as this:
    doesn't happen, I'm moderately excited to see what they do.

    1. As I understand it, George Lucas will still work as a "creative consultant" for the new trilogy. Let's just hope that the new directors/screenwriters don't take his advice too seriously...