So by now the Star Wars-Disney deal is old news. We über-fans have had our time to deal with it as we will, be it with jubilation or grief, and move on. Although, I’m inclined to think that anyone that has accepted the aforementioned deal with any notion of a jubilant spirit cannot rightfully call themselves a über-fan. Personally, my biggest (and frankly only) hang up lies with Disney’s insistence the push the franchise forward by immediately announcing and beginning to work on Episodes VII, VIII, and IX. This stems from my firm opinion that the Star Wars episodic features told the story of Anakin Skywalker,and while there were some blemishes in the telling of that story, it is now complete and should be left to exist on its on. There have been, to my knowledge, 7 or so non-episodic Star Wars feature length films that include the Animated Clone Wars, Ewoks Adventures, and the live action Ewok films (NOT admitting the existence of the Holiday Special). These were all things that pushed the franchise along AND are considered cannon and, again, are not episodic features. The Clone Wars movie specifically revitalized the franchise in a very effective way and, I think, maintained the tone set by the original trilogy (for more see here)So for me, if Disney wants to make Star Wars movies I’m all for it; I just don’t want them to be episodic features.
Still convinced Episodes VII-IX are a good idea??!! I mean its been less than a month and we already have a release year and a writer with, its looking like, a director not too far behind. Moving a bit to fast says I. And if this expedited process is stirring your pod engines then maybe this will. How about the idea that Disney wants Vader to be resurrected for the new trilogy?!!? Sacrilege, right. Yes, I understand that Darth Maul was brought back for Clone Wars and some other things and no one really cried party foul then. But this is Vader we’re talking about!! While it’s nice to see that Disney agrees that he is a staple character for the franchise, it is unfortunately for that same reason that they want to bring him back and to that I cry MAJOR party foul cuz its looking like this deal really is getting worse all the time!! Luckily, for now, it’s all just a rumor.
Full Vader outrage article here.