Big news! Disney might, possibly, potentially get rid of the new Star Wars movies. …Well, not quite Jedi mind-trick us. More shove the movies to the side like they did with the LucasArts books written before Disney bought the franchise. Creating Legends so they could start fresh and mold the expanded universe in the image they wanted.
Is anyone surprised?
Personally, I’m still waiting for Episodes 8 and 9.
In fact, besides Artemis Fowl, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is proof that Disney can make a terrible movie. I’m sure they don’t want that on their record. Pretty soon people will begin to think that the only good movies come from their Marvel subsidiary and anything Disney will be lame.
Honestly, I don’t mind a meta movie. The problem is that most fans, viewers, heck, most people, who watched The Last Jedi concluded that the message was “everything you love about the franchise is garbage”.
That’s not a good look.
(And, Chewie didn’t even get to eat a porg… that he had already cooked! So sad.)
So when Episode 11 distanced the fan base, Episode 9 had to course correct. Hard. It probably did it a little too hard. In fact, The Rise of Skywalker did much to make us think [hope] that there actually wasn’t an Episode 8.
Now, I’m all for more stories with Rey, Finn, Poe, Rose, and the new cast. This time, though, can we get a producer and a director who like Star Wars? No offense to Kathleen Kennedy or Rian Johnson, they just don’t seem to actually like Star Wars.
Maybe give Colin Treverrow a chance? His script seemed to be interesting.
The last thing we need, however, is another fan war.
But maybe, just maybe, a little rebellion goes a long way. Perhaps the empire of Disney has realized the error in their ways and will allow a good Star Wars movie to exist.
One can only hope.