30 October 2012

So more Star Wars then...

It's been a strange day. It started long before the sun came up with howling winds and pelting rain. It woke me up around 2:30 AM and kept me up for about an hour and a half. Looks like it woke my neighbors as well since there whole house was lit up. Then it woke me again a few hours later. Just no good sleep. I've had my share of spooky for the year, thanks.

On the upside, I didn't lose power or internet as Sandy banged through, just sleep.

After a long day, Deadline Hollywood Daily tells me: UPDATE: BREAKING: ‘Star Wars’ Returns — ‘Episode 7′ Slated For 2015 And More Movies Planned As Disney Buys Lucasfilm.

They are making more Star Wars movies. I'm not even sure how to feel about that.

From the article:
“The last Star Wars movie release was 2005’s Revenge Of The Sith – and we believe there’s substantial pent-up demand”, Disney said.
Pent-up demand. More like disgust and dismay that have only abated some with the Lego Star Wars video games.

At least Lucas won't be in charge although it said he'd be consulting. One can only hope not too much or in such a way that someone (ideally someone in charge) with better sense can ignore.

They're planning 3 more movies: episodes 7, 8, 9; so the story should pick up after Return of the Jedi. That should take us through 2019 at least. What do you think?

4 years ago on TTaT: And that's a picture wrap on Fall


  1. I think "pent-up demand" is code for "name recognition that ensures we'll make lots of money, even if people hate the new movie." The fact that almost everything has to be a sequel or a remake or an adaptation of an amusement park ride drives me crazy.

    1. The movies don't even matter that much, there's so much merchandizing to be continued.

      For years I've been saying Lucas should make something NEW. American Graffiti's a good movie. It wasn't always Star Wars. It was bad enough he was resting on (and obliterating) his laurels, now other people are resting on his laurels.

      I, too, am tired of all the remakes and sequels.

  2. I'm torn. And not in the "I'm happy but I'm not" way but in the "I can't decide if I love or hate both Disney and Lucas right now or not."

    I don't care what they say, Lucas will have his hands all over this film. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if he already had all three scripts written and part of the sale agreement was that they use those scripts for the films. Plus, as great as Disney can be, they are the kings of needless sequels (I'm applying for a trademark on that and will likely be using it on my own blog when I type about this tomorrow... I need some time to formulate all my ideas).

    1. I really hope someone else writes the films. I think Disney is pretty savvy but that won't necessarily be good for the franchise, particularly if they stick to Lucas's watered down revisionist history.

      Loads of SW fiction books continuing the saga have already been written so maybe they'll pull from there.