Disney may be preparing to thoroughly ruin Star Wars. Get ready for some pretty major disappointment if you’re a Star Wars fan.
Star Wars: A New Hope was a cinematic gamechanger. The original trilogy was an incredible piece of sci-fi gold. The film series created a whole culture; it changed the world.
Then, the prequels came along. Phantom Menace was by all accounts, a disaster. While it included amazing effects and great fight choreography, it had some pretty stupid aspects as well.
Jar Jar Binks was perhaps the most annoying character to ever be brought into the world. The main conflict in the Phantom Menace was a trade dispute, cause that’s super interesting, right? And to top that all off, we had to endure young Anakin Skywalker not really doing much and being mildly-moderately annoying.
The other two prequel episodes were not nearly as bad as episode 1. Besides some pretty awkward romance scenes and filler fights, episodes 2 and 3 were pretty good films.
Unfortunately, we’re most likely about to experience several more Phantom Menace’s courtesy of Disney. Thanks to money, Disney plans to release a new Star Wars film every year for at least the next six years. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like an excellent way to tarnish the Star Wars universe.
“If the people at the Walt Disney Company, which bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012, have anything to say about it, the past four decades of Star Wars are merely prologue,”
When you’re just pumping out Star Wars movies like they’re hotcakes, inevitably the movies are going to be shitty.
There’s even going to be a movie devoted to Han Solo, which will not feature Harrison Ford. So we already know that’s going to be incredible, right? Yeah, we don’t think so either. Harrison Ford appears to be just as antagonistic toward the idea of a Han Solo spinoff.
“I’m sure whoever is responsible for that film, and I’m not, will think through the issues and problems of doing such a thing. Let’s make them responsible for those questions you might think to ask me [about the Han Solo movie] because I’m not involved.”
In the end, I think Disney’s planned expansion of the Star Wars universe is not a sincere endeaver. It’s being done for profits and profits alone.