Lucasfilm on the Future of Star Wars.


Like with their Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney is already setting up plans for Star Wars sequels well into the future. Entertainment Weekly has just run a piece discussing what the future of the franchise entails beyond Episode IX – and it confirms that the Boba Fett movie was, in fact, scheduled for a 2018 release window before it and the Han Solo movie swapped places.


The article, written by the talented Anthony Breznican, covers a wide variety of topics concerning Lucasfilm’s plans for the future. Here are six key revelations from it.


There’s more riding on Rogue One than you think.


Do you like Star Wars experimenting with new concepts? If so, then you’d better cross your fingers and hope that Rogue One does well, because how well it does will help determine what kind of direction Lucasfilm will take the franchise going forward. Star Wars obviously isn’t going anywhere, but whether or not they continue going forward with other trilogies or if they develop a number of spin-offs is up in the air at this point – and Rogue One looks to be the deciding factor in how they plan on taking their approach after 2020.

The biggest question of all: After the new trilogy ends with Episode IX in 2019, will a new trilogy begin? Or does the annual release of a Star Wars film become a litany of stand-alones, only occasionally threading back together (the way the Marvel movies do)? “That’s a conversation going on right now, too,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says. “I have to honestly tell you, could we [do nothing but stand-alones]? Sure. But I don’t know. We are looking at all of that.” Gauging audience reaction to Rogue One will be critical as Lucasfilm evaluates how different it can get with these stand-alone films from the traditions of the trilogy, or “saga,” films.


The Opening Crawl is seen as essential for the Saga Movies; not so much for the Anthologies.


If you’re worried that Episode VIII might buck tradition and forego the Opening Crawl format, then this should come as a relief – Kathleen Kennedy has insisted that the only movies that won’t necessarily use the serial-esque format are the standalone movies.

“More than likely [Rogue One] will not have a crawl,” Kennedy says of the iconic floating text that has opened every previous Star Wars movie. “We feel that that is proprietary with the saga films. But how this evolves…? We haven’t fully decided, and [traditional Star Wars elements] may be pretty spare for this first one.”

This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, but given that Episode VIII will take place immediately after The Force Awakens, some were concerned that the movie would immediately open on Ahch-To instead of featuring the classic Star Wars way of delivering exposition. Well now, you can put those concerns to rest, as the Opening Crawl is here to stay for the Skywalker Saga.


Josh Trank was going to direct the long-rumored Boba Fett movie.



…And had he not been fired from the project, then a proof-of-concept teaser akin to the one for Rogue One would have been shown at Celebration Anaheim. It’s also presumably the reason why the character of Boba Fett has featured so little in the new canon thus far in spite of his importance in the Legends continuity.

After the release of the new film, the Star Wars braintrust will map out the further reaches of the galaxy. Among the titles that have been considered is a Boba Fett/bounty hunter movie that director Josh Trank was hired to make before he dropped out following the troubled production of his Fantastic Four reboot. It came so close to being officially announced, Lucasfilm even prepped a teaser reel to show at Star Wars Celebration in spring of 2015, sources tell EW. At the last minute, the split with Trank backburnered the project.

It’s not really mentioned in the article itself, but the behind-the-scenes drama that happened with Fant4stic was the stuff of legend – Twentieth Century Fox ordered that most of the action sequences planned for the film would be cut shortly before filming began in order to save on budget, leading to hasty re-writes cutting the film’s intended story into a third of what director Josh Trank had wanted to tell. With his creative vision impaired, coupled with the stresses of handling a much larger project (as the only other film he directed – Chronicle – was a low-budget, small-scale film), Trank broke down over the course of filming and became despondent to the film’s cast and crew, and outright unresponsive to Fox when the time came for them to film reshoots for several months. Producer Simon Kinberg, who has done some work on Rebels, apparently threatened to leave the Boba Fett movie (and possibly Lucasfilm altogether) if Trank was not encouraged to skip out on directing the project, leading to the suspiciously-timed excuse that the director caught a cold and couldn’t attend Celebration Anaheim.



Shortly after the event, Trank later “left” the project altogether, which was subsequently delayed to a 2020 release window or later. By the time the intensely-negative reviews for Fant4stic came in, Trank was apparently so crestfallen that he threw the studio under the bus and blamed them for the state of the film, leading to the film bombing and dashing Fox’s hopes of making an X-Men/Fantastic Four crossover in the future, let alone another Fantastic Four movie. In spite of the debacle pretty much ending his chances at handling another major studio project in the foreseeable future, Trank still intends to move forward with his smaller films, such as Fonzo, a Tom Hardy-led biopic about Al Capone’s descent into dementia-ridden madness after his imprisonment. It seems as though he may be the kind of director that creates much better work when he tells smaller stories, so we wish that his current project will help him turn his career around.


A summit will be held in January 2017 to decide what other projects are developed.


Trank’s departure doesn’t necessarily spell the end to the possible Boba Fett movie, but the people at Lucasfilm are still weighing out their options at this time.

“There are [possible movies] that we have been talking a lot about,” Kennedy says. “But we are planning to sit down in January, since we will have had The Force Awakens released, now Rogue One, and we’ve finished shooting Episode VIII. We have enough information where we can step back a little bit and say, What are we doing? What do we feel is exciting? And what are some of the things we want to explore?”

Who will be making those calls? “The story team and the trust, and the visual effects team that we have been working with,” Kennedy says. “We always pull in the directors and the writers that have been a part of these other three movies. We create pretty much a very collegiate group of people to share ideas.”

Again, because it’s worth mentioning, the future of Star Wars depends on you, more or less. Sure, they’ll make more, but continued support of the franchise decides what sort of creative risks they’ll take and what decisions they will make down the road. The earliest possible time where we could hear about the results of this summit would be Celebration Anaheim, though a rollout on the scale of Marvel’s Phase 3 announcement back in 2014 is not likely.


The Anthology films were the brainchild of George Lucas.



If you’re familiar about the development history of the Star Wars franchise, then you may know that George Lucas’s vision for the Skywalker Saga at one point encompassed twelve movies – three trilogies and a series of unconnected spin-offs to add more texture to the Galaxy Far, Far Away. Eventually, Lucas cut the twelve movies down to nine, and further down to six, and that seemed to be that until he decided to hand the franchise off to a new generation of filmmakers. But before he retired from his position as Lucasfilm’s CEO, he threw out a couple of pitches for movies that revisited his initial outline (since he knew that they were going to make a Sequel Trilogy regardless of whether or not he’d be the one to direct it).

“George talked to me about doing this when I first came aboard,” Kennedy says. “He had often thought about doing it and he had actually written down three or four thoughts and ideas, directions you could go. Obviously inside the mythology there were lots of opportunities. So that was the first conversation I had… We certainly talked about origin type stories, but we didn’t get into the specifics of that… We talked a lot about the Jedi and the foundational ideas that George had thought about when he created the mythology. It was sort of spit-balling ideas.”

The idea for Rogue One as an idea came not from George Lucas, but from John Knoll, ILM’s CCO. The first of George’s ideas for spin-offs is the Han Solo movie, and presumably the Boba Fett movie was his concept, too. We won’t be able to learn more about George’s ideas for future filmmakers to take on until after they’ve been announced, but it’s interesting to see that he invested some degree of involvement with Lucasfilm after his plans to retire.


Finally, why Rogue One was used as the launchpad for the Anthology series.


When asked about why Rogue One was picked to be the first Anthology movie, Kiri Hart – Lucasfilm’s head of story development – said the following:

“Rogue One felt like a great beginning for because [most Star Wars fans] know about the Death Star plans. They know the things that happened in A New Hope… So it had those familiar elements, those anchor points, but it also was about a completely new set of characters. So it felt like a really good template for the kinds of things that we feel these movies can do.”


Which, of course, suggests that the more money Rogue One makes, the more Lucasfilm will go against “playing it safe” in the future. The premise being so rooted in the original film actually plays to Rogue One‘s benefit for the people who know their stuff about Star Wars – the only problem here is that audiences unfamiliar with the setting might be confused about what happened to Rey making contact with Luke, or why Darth Vader is suddenly alive again. Still, the amount of hype the film has generated online suggested that the movie is going to overcome that pitfall rather easily.


That’s it for today, but Entertainment Weekly has promised that a piece on the music of Rogue One will be hitting soon. We’ll be sure to cover it when it arrives.


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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

Grant Davis (Pomojema)

Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

115 thoughts on “Lucasfilm on the Future of Star Wars.

  • November 23, 2016 at 4:59 am

    This trilogy should end with Luke’s death, and Ben’s redemption, but even he is back to light, he goes away from everyone, because he can’t forgive himself with what he has done. We saw Vader’s redemption, but we didn’t get chance to see how he deals with what he has done, and how he lives with that, and I want next trilogy be exactly about that. Ben Solo, fallen Jedi who did terrible things, leading new Jedi order against new threat

  • November 23, 2016 at 5:00 am

    I really hope they decide to make an Obi Wan Kenobi spin-off! So many of us want it…

    • November 23, 2016 at 5:38 am

      Let’s hope for a full blown Obi-Wan trilogy! Let’s be real…Ewan McGregor wouldn’t do just one film.

    • November 23, 2016 at 6:41 am

      Agreed. They know we want it, Ewan is ready to go whenever. I say put it in motion for 2020.

      • November 23, 2016 at 4:13 pm


    • November 23, 2016 at 6:43 am

      Of all the character spinoff ideas (Han Solo, Boba Fett, Yoda), this is the only one that I’m fully on-board with. I lost it for a second when the fan-made teaser popped up, before realizing what it was. It would be such a different Star Wars movie tonally; I’m guessing it looks like a risk to them, but it’s well worth it.

    • November 23, 2016 at 7:00 am

      I’d honesty rather see a Boba Fett movie than another Obi-Wan one. Feel his story has been told already.

    • November 24, 2016 at 6:10 am

      I’m down for that. Enough of these side characters. I need light saber battles in my Star Wars again. Sorry but the Lightsaber battles were the weakest part of Episode 7.

  • November 23, 2016 at 5:42 am

    I would just love to see them do a romance – Annie and Paddy: A Star Wars Love Story. Bring back GL to direct.

    • November 23, 2016 at 3:47 pm

      Every scene somehow involves sand.

      • November 23, 2016 at 4:13 pm

        And the most amazing romance dialogue you’ve every heard.

        • November 26, 2016 at 12:38 am

          And stories that actually have some kind of subtext and themes they want to explore!
          Shit, sorry, I don’t think I’m doing it right.

      • November 23, 2016 at 9:18 pm

        And a fireplace – wow, I actually shuddered just thinking of that.

  • November 23, 2016 at 5:48 am

    I hope for more movies in the vein of ROGUE ONE, that is, films with new characters. The more they “explore” established characters (Han Solo, Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi, whathaveyou) the less interesting these become

    • November 23, 2016 at 6:24 am

      To you. To some of us, it’s fun and exciting to see the characters in new stories.

    • November 23, 2016 at 9:14 am

      At least let us see Boba Fett and Obi Won in their own movieso. But I too would like future SW movies to embrace the large galaxy of characters, stories and timelines it has available. If they continue to focus on pre-established characters then it probably won’t feel like such a big universe.

    • November 23, 2016 at 10:33 am

      I agree. I couldn’t care less about a Boba Fett movie. Sure, give Han a final send-off with a spin-off centering on him (though I doubt the 2018 movie is the last we’ll see of him), but give me NEW characters to get invested in. Really excited to see the characters in R1.

  • November 23, 2016 at 5:55 am

    Rogue One, part II? A new Mission?

    • November 23, 2016 at 6:43 am

      Yeah, like a remake of the first Rogue One movie where we’d follow a crew of Bothans trying to steal the plans of DSII, and at the end they die bringing the information.

      • November 23, 2016 at 4:12 pm

        And everyone can complain online about how it’s just a rehash of the first film. It’s gonna be great.

        • November 24, 2016 at 3:06 am

          And everyone on Star Wars forums can be confused and bitch endlessly about ‘where is Jynn???!!!”

    • November 23, 2016 at 4:45 pm

      Rogue Two. FTFY.

  • November 23, 2016 at 6:26 am

    I think they’re going to take a 5 to 10 year break from the saga in order to build hype for Episode X. They might even market Episode IX as the final film in the saga and deny any plans for another main trilogy, to get maximum effect. It’s worked in the past. I honestly wouldn’t mind, there is so much they can do with the standalone films, and any of those could spawn their own trilogies as well.

    • November 23, 2016 at 6:33 am

      It’s going to depend on a lot of things. Do VIII and IX suck? Are they still pumping out other trilogies and stand alone films? Does the story of IX have anywhere we can easily go to continue the story? Is there reason to?

      It’sa mystery.

      • November 23, 2016 at 6:35 am

        Indeed, there are many variables, but I have faith in them (so far).

  • November 23, 2016 at 7:30 am

    I know this is a Star Wars site of course but speaking more broadly about Disney’s future I hope they give Tron 3 a shot soon. I liked Tron Legacy and the Animated Tron Uprising was amazing.

    • November 23, 2016 at 8:51 am

      They were planning on doing a Tron 3 until Tomorrowland flopped. There’s some optimism that the project will eventually move forward, but for now, there don’t seem to be any concrete plans. (I think it goes without saying that a sequel to the cult-favorite Tron: Legacy would have been a better investment than a sequel to the widely-maligned Alice In Wonderland, which only did well because it was in 3-D.)

      – Pomojema

      • November 23, 2016 at 2:29 pm

        Name the person that must die to get Olivia Wilde back in that suit… and it shall be done!

        I was crushed when Tron 3 got shelved. I’m not saying Tron 2 was perfect. It could have been so much more. What was there though was pretty nifty.

    • November 23, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      I would also be interested in seeing Tron: ascension someday, but hopefulness with an 80s-influenced aesthetic more reminiscent of the first film.

  • November 23, 2016 at 7:52 am

    I would like to see a stand-alone movie from the Empire’s perspective. Could center on new officers who meet at the academy, and what subsequently happens to them. Timeline would be between Episodes IV and VI.

    • November 23, 2016 at 10:29 am

      Yes! Have you read Lost Stars? I thought that book was just brilliant because you got to see events from the OT from the Empire’s perspective. Gonna re-read it when I’m finished with Catalyst. 🙂

      • November 23, 2016 at 2:04 pm

        I’ve not yet, but it sounds a very interesting premise.

        • November 23, 2016 at 4:08 pm

          It’s fantastic.

    • November 23, 2016 at 11:19 am

      After RO, I’m pretty much done with empire stuff. We have rebels already.

      • November 23, 2016 at 4:09 pm

        Have never seen Rebels, but maybe an element from it could transcend onto the big screen.

    • November 23, 2016 at 4:07 pm

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    • November 24, 2016 at 3:03 am


  • November 23, 2016 at 7:54 am

    End it at IX. How many generations of this family do we need to see becoming Jedi/turning to the dark side/being redeemed before it becomes a hopelessly repetitive soap opera?

    • November 23, 2016 at 11:18 am

      As many as they can give us. I do not mind. I would like to see it split.

      PT worked because it came long after OT. ST will work for same reason.

      The Skywalker clan would easily become fresh again if enough time is left in between.

      Heck, their is 30 years missing of Luke. And if Kilo is the only new Skywalker–which he’s not really a Skywalker, but a solo with Skywalker blood, then the clan again ending on the dark side would be disappointing. Even if Kilo makes a grand sacrifice at the end.

      I wouldn’t mind seeing in the future the Skywalker name so tainted that one comes along to redeem the entire brand.

      • November 23, 2016 at 1:07 pm

        Oh come on, the PT didn’t work, it was an embarrassing mess. Among other things it ruined Darth Vader, Boba Fett, the Jedi etc by demystifying them with risible and inane detail.

        The story of Anakin Skywalker’s fall and the Empire’s rise could be great, it just completely baffles me that so many people are willing to settle for the trash Lucas put out with the PT, especially when you consider all of the money and resources that were available to him.

        I wish people, instead of defending these sorry efforts with ever more ridiculous theories about how they’re actually secret works of genius, would just cut the BS and strive for a higher standard. Disney should be fixing episodes 1-3 before any of this standalone stuff.

        • November 23, 2016 at 3:13 pm

          Give it up already, man! Can no one have their own opinions about the PT without constantly getting bashed for it? It’s seriously getting OLD hearing this crap.

          • November 23, 2016 at 5:56 pm

            Just ignore those fools.

          • November 24, 2016 at 5:57 am

            “People who disagree with me are fools.”

            That’s a dangerous line of thinking.

          • November 24, 2016 at 5:19 pm

            “Thinking” – you’re being very generous there TUD.

          • November 23, 2016 at 9:14 pm

            No I won’t give up my own opinion nor will I moan if you disagree with me or have a go at me – work away.

          • November 24, 2016 at 12:34 am

            Look, It’s cool if you hate the prequels, but why do you feel the need to blast what someone else may appreciate? What even gives you the right? I am not disputing your right to hate them. Have at it. I couldn’t care less.

          • November 24, 2016 at 5:17 pm

            What exactly are you advocating here Jeff, that everybody agrees, that nobody ever criticises anything in case someone else finds it upsetting or uncomfortable or annoying is that what you want?

            Timothy made a blanket statement that the PT worked, like that was the general consensus that had come to be accepted. My reply simply more accurately reflected the reality that those movies have at the very least polarised the fandom.

            Wouldn’t it be far preferable if we had 3 well made movies, with good scripts, good direction, good acting etc, that most fans could be united in celebrating. You selfish PT fans would lose nothing in such a scenario you’d gain 3 good Star Wars movies and still have the original PT to watch if you preferred.

          • November 25, 2016 at 3:07 pm

            I am advocating letting someone have an opinion without telling them it is wrong. That’s it. Nothing more. So, keep thrashing if you wish, troll.

        • November 23, 2016 at 3:46 pm

          I would love for them to reboot the PT. Probably should wait for George to die, though. Doing it while he’s still alive would be bad form, IMO. But that will always be number one on my wishlist: make a PT that doesn’t suck and actually works continuity-wise with the OT without resorting to gimmicks.

          • November 23, 2016 at 6:20 pm

            Nope. Never. Ever reboot any of Lucas’ work. That is not happening nor should it.

          • November 23, 2016 at 7:18 pm

            Says you. There are plenty of Star Wars fans who hated the PT and would love to see it redone.

          • November 23, 2016 at 10:05 pm

            And plenty of people are often wrong about lots of things. Doesn’t mean we should do them. And there are probably plenty more who loved it, so the people who hate it are just gonna have to deal.

            And the one good way to kill a franchise is to do things because the fans want it. There is no reason to go back and “redo” the PT and anyone who wants that needs a tall glass of “get over it”.

            To do so would be disrespectful to Lucas in a way that I can’t see anyone involved with Star Wars being.

            And also: it’s been 17 years since TPM and 11 since ROTS. Time to move on from hating these movies.

          • November 24, 2016 at 5:02 pm

            If there had been no more movies I would gladly have moved on, but we’re currently in the midst of episodes 7-9 which are inextricably linked to eps 1-3, it’s all one big saga remember, so stop talking like it’s somehow not relevant anymore, that’s nonsense, as is the disrespectful to poor George stuff.

            When he wielded total control over SW he had no qualms whatsoever of constantly interfering with and changing the much beloved and award winning efforts of lots of people who worked very hard on those movies. Nor did he ever listen to fans about any of this, so why the hell should they respect his wishes now.

            It would be nothing but pure karma to have the PT rebooted while ol George was still alive – give him a taste of his own medicine. I’m sure he could take some comfort in the over 4 billion he made from the franchise.

          • November 26, 2016 at 12:47 am

            “And the one good way to kill a franchise is to do things because the fans want it.”
            Fucking. Word. It baffles me how people don’t get this. To be successful, a franchise has to walk a very careful tightrope between satisfying expectations and offering the unexpected. To use an example from SW, it’s why Empire works like gangbusters, and it’s why TFA leaves a lot of people feeling a little hollow – the former breaks fan expectations while the latter checks them off a long actuarial table.

          • November 26, 2016 at 2:14 am

            I don’t know who had the table you refer to in TFA, but not many, I imagine haha.

            I disagree about TFA because I don’t think that gave people what they wanted: no Luke until the end, the big 3 didn’t appear together, etc…

            That is purely subjective though and we don’t know how many people it left hollow, but the larger point remains: it’s not meant to give you anything but the story the creators want to tell.

          • November 24, 2016 at 5:56 am

            It won’t happen, but I wouldn’t mind it tbh. Imagine the prequels redone with good dialogue, effects, and directing. they might be tolerable.

          • November 24, 2016 at 5:01 pm

            Then they would recast it and we lose Ewan as Obi-Wan. Nope, gotta live with it.

          • November 24, 2016 at 5:45 pm

            Ah you’re probably right, at the very least I hope Disney will tinker with the prequels and keep bringing out “special” editions(as if they’re not already special enough). We’ll probably have to hope that these standalone movies can each work as prequels, even though they clearly won’t form another trilogy.

  • November 23, 2016 at 8:26 am

    I admit I’ve had enough. The Skywalker family should leave the big screen, for some time at least. Let new stories develop, through new series, new movies. And I’m not talking about Star Wars Rebels here, but maybe more complex (not that I’m saying Rebels is bad) ones.
    Let there be a Star Wars cinematic expanded universe. Without necessarily “avengers assemble” types in-between. Tell stories centuries after the original trilogy. Centuries before. Do Darth Bane. Do the creation of the Jedi order. Do the Old Republic (even if you have to adapt the story in order to diminish their level of technology… to avoid the “space elves” symdrome of those who never evolve). Develop the Force beyond simplistic and subjective notions like good/evil. Show us stories without any Force weilders (hopefully, Han Solo movie will be such a story… not that I don’t like the Force… it’s just that not everybody uses it or even feels it). Do the genesis era, etc… So much new stories to create. So much content to adapt. So much ideas and notions to explore.

    If Disney continues restraining themselves to the Skywalker/Solo family, or characters who surround it, they’ll only be scratching the surface of one of the richest fictional universes that was ever created. And that would really be too bad.

    • November 23, 2016 at 11:14 am

      I want more skywalkers, it will always been my anchor into Starwars, but I agree, there probably needs to be a break. After this trilogy, revisit Rey story in a decade or two.

      I absolutely want to see a Darth Bane story, since he is so amazing. However, it’s a complex story, I’d hope they’d do it in its own Trilogy.

      Jedi origin story may be what we kind of get in Ep. 8, so that may not be feasible.

      An old republic would be epic, with countless stories that could be told.

    • November 23, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      Do both

  • November 23, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Did anybody else think that this was a Boba Fett movie announcement when they saw the thumbnail? Almost fell of my chair.

    • November 23, 2016 at 9:32 am

      The point was to emphasize that a Boba Fett movie was in development at one point, and it will probably still be made (eventually). I felt like it was better to use that image than a generic one summarizing Star Wars.

      – Pomojema

      • November 23, 2016 at 10:06 am

        Thank you, Pomojema. >_<

      • November 23, 2016 at 9:07 pm

        A picture of Fett crawling out of the sarlac pit would have been better in that case. 😉

  • November 23, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Man… assuming R1 is good. I really really want them to experiment. Don’t get me wrong I love saga films too. It’s just we’ve been down that road. I’d love crazy ideas taking place in the Star Wars universe.

    As for Fett. I’d much rather have Fett than Han. That being said… I’m touchy about all legendary characters. I hated everything to do with the Clones and Jango. I’m always worried when they mess with preconceptions. Thus my fears for Han.

    If they do it right? It’ll be glorious. If they do it wrong which is going to be different per person… man… Risky!

    • November 23, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      Yeah, “Boba is a clone that shares DNA with the original stormtroopers” was a terrible idea. Take a mysterious, minor character and make him directly connected to one of the most important events in Star Wars history. That was a swing and a miss.

    • November 24, 2016 at 3:00 am

      Yep, said it before, say it again – if you’re not going to experiment in the one-offs, why bother? I see these as fulfilling Lucas’ original idea for the saga, which was establishing a universe and then letting other film makers loose in it to tell their own stories.

      • November 27, 2016 at 4:57 am

        exactly. That was his plan not because hes a genius and hes not butr because its the only way to do it. He stole every second of this stupid thing from every thing hed ever seen. What he didnt know was how you make something successful live forever… he knew that you had to tap into archetype and you that you had to write a myth. This is special for only one reason. Its ours. Myths are important to human connectivity and staying culturally resonant – but combining those 3 things plus Space and making his myth a movie are why Lucas was sucessful in the first place. So long as DIsney doesnt stray from that they can make your secret Darth Darth Binks musical with score by Bjork and we all will go .

  • November 23, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    I still hope this Boba Fett movie never happens. I’d like to see a Kenobi and Vader/Palpatine team up movie before I’d ever be interested in Boba Fett getting any attention.

    • November 23, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      Then, if they make one, don’t see it. I don’t wish for things to never be made, I just avoid them.

    • November 24, 2016 at 2:58 am

      Vader/Palpatine team up? What would that look like exactly? One is, okay, Darth Vader, but the other is an old man in a dress whose hobbies consist entirely of enjoying a really, really good chair.

      • November 24, 2016 at 3:22 am


      • November 24, 2016 at 3:06 pm

        I want to see the Emperor with a more action packed role. I want him and Vader to be in a scenario where they have to fight their way out.

        • November 24, 2016 at 5:48 pm

          Read Lords of the Sith. That is exactly what happened

          • November 24, 2016 at 8:23 pm

            I did read Lords of the Sith. That’s why I want to see it.

        • November 25, 2016 at 11:36 pm

          I don’t know. The Emperor is this shadowy figure, the ultimate puppet master. Part of what works about the end of Jedi is that he isn’t some obvious warrior who goes around kicking ass – the power and the threat is all either mental or implied. Making him some bad ass in a buddy-cop movie with Vader just seems like it weakens that.

  • November 23, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    “Trank was apparently so crestfallen that he threw the studio under the
    bus and blamed them for the state of the film, leading to the film

    Trank throwing the studio under bus didn’t cause the film to bomb. The film bombed because it was terrible. It was terrible because of the studio.

    • November 23, 2016 at 4:05 pm

      However, it would still be a bit naive to say that Trank’s highly publicized meltdown didn’t still have something to do with the film’s box office failure.

    • November 23, 2016 at 11:36 pm

      It wasn’t only because of the studio. To give no blame to Trank for that crap film would be as bad as giving him all the blame.

  • November 23, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    I really hope Lucasfilm stays away from a Boba Fett film. I’m not terribly excited at a young Han Solo film, but it’s a way better idea than a Boba Fett movie. Expand the galaxy. If they’re going to make a film about one of established characters Fett would be near the bottom of the list.

  • November 23, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    It’s nice to hear that they’re thinking a lot about this and I also kind of guess Rogue One would decide a lot of things going forward. As for the spin-off movies, I like the concept of them a lot. I’ve played many star wars games and the ones I like the most are about characters not in the movies doing their own thing.

    Also, As much as people don’t like the concept of a Boba Fett movie, I like the idea of it if not only because he never did anything cool in the movies anyway. It seems like a crime to still have this guy hyped up as so epic and cool, but all he does is fall into a pit. It could also open up the world of bounty hunters for future movies about them too.

  • November 23, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    I’m wondering if we will get a teaser/film title for Episode VIII with Rogue one? They’d be kinda silly not to.

    • November 23, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      Well, there is an argument for both. Could take away from Rogue One’s hype and moment in the sun. But also could hype up your next movie.

      • November 24, 2016 at 2:55 am

        But we’re also a whole year out at that point, and everybody already knows it’s coming, so I have to ask…why would you bother?

        • November 24, 2016 at 5:19 am

          that, too

    • November 24, 2016 at 5:55 am

      No, they won’t include one.

  • November 23, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Josh Trank would have completely ruined the Boba Fett film. I think he was WAY more responsible for how crappy Fantastic Four turned out than he said, and we don’t want to see his kind of behavior going on behind the scenes of a Star Wars film.

    • November 23, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      Both parties dropped the ball on the movie; he’s right to say that it’s not entirely his fault, but the studio also has its share of the blame to carry.

      Still, his initial work with Chronicle made for a surprisingly good little film considering that found footage tends to be gimmicky.

      – Pomojema

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  • November 23, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    I just want to see that Darth Vader horror movie everybody already has subconsciously considered.

    • November 24, 2016 at 5:54 am

      Same. I know it will never happen, but I would love a Netflix series about Darth Vader slicing up people between movies in the OT. Whether it’s based on Lords of the Sith, the Vader comic, or whatever, but seeing Vader chop off heads in graphic detail would be amazing.

  • November 23, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    I’m still sticking with the “we don’t need a Han origin movie” line. A Fett movie, done in proper context (using the EU Fett) has potential! Especially if it were to open like the fan made one did…. recently (within the last year), with him escaping the sarlac pit. Endless possibilities for him and EU Mando’s, not the Filoni breed.

    High hopes for Rogue and Ep VIII…especially hoping that VIII can right all the plot holes and the reboot nature of VII. Give some true weight to the film, kill some of the new supposed major characters like Poe and comic relief Finn. Let Rey turn truly dark, redeem Ben Ren and have 9 end with a redeemed Ren destroying dark Rey…

    Let’s hope for a very dark, Darth Bane trilogy in the future! So much potential for a huge trilogy with that story!

    • November 23, 2016 at 11:24 pm


      With the lengths they went to to endear Rey to the audience in FA, having her “go dark” in VIII or IX would be like stomping a puppy to death on screen. Just not going to happen, especially with Disney at the helm.

      And I like Poe. I don’t want to see him killed off. As for Finn – eh, I can take him or leave him. But I’m sure he’ll make it through this trilogy as well – Star Wars is inherently uplifting and the good guys always triumph over the bad.

      • November 24, 2016 at 2:53 am

        Yeah, as far as Rey goes, you don’t think that’s a perfect reason to do it? It’s what Lucas was trying to do with Anakin after all.

        • November 24, 2016 at 3:13 am

          I don’t. Disney likes to play it safe – hence TFA. I would be EXTREMELY surprised if Rey fell to the Dark Side. As the first female Jedi heroine (with all due respect to Leia), I don’t think they want her journey to be that “complex.” Rey is supposed to be an inspiration to all those little girls out there, I doubt Disney wants to crush them with Rey becoming the new Vader.

          • November 24, 2016 at 12:22 pm

            Though Rey could and should be tempted by the Dark Side as every Jedis encounters this problem during their formation. if the keep with the all-white Rey i will think Disney failed at catching up the spirit of Star Wars.

      • November 27, 2016 at 4:18 am

        Your dead wrong. Disney doesnt rubber stamp these movies and while i think Evil would be far to dark an adjective to describe Rey or any one part of her arc… without question there will be an exploration of her darker personality traits.

        she is probably not a skywalker people.

        its boring and irelevant if thius lonely scavenger is apple pie and vanilla ice cream underneath… shes going to kill people and somehow we will see Anakin flavored elements in the arc.

        more like Anakin less like Luke – luke is a homo

        theyve been hinting at it for months and so am I so save the stupid pc replys

    • November 24, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      I am not sure they ll go that route. More like EU ends on that part with Rey killing Ren

      • November 27, 2016 at 4:13 am

        theyre going to use ewan while hes in his prime and hes a far more important and relatable and also recognizable character. jesus dorks. no one cares about boba. not even trank did when he was smoking all that meth instead of filming four

    • November 24, 2016 at 4:03 pm

      Why does everyone wants a Boba Fett movie after he escapes the Sarlacc Pit? I’d much more like a story seeing him grow up into the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy.

      • November 25, 2016 at 5:06 am

        I believe it’s because most want to see him in his prime, not how he got there. If you’ve ever read any EU books, you’d love the Fettuccine in those. Complete badass!

        • November 25, 2016 at 7:35 am

          I feel like they could possibly do more than one Boba Fett movie though. But the first one should definitely start when he is younger. I mean yes they explained him somewhat more in The Clone Wars show, but there’a still like 20 years between Episodes 3 and 4. And he could technically be in his prime near the end of the movie.

  • November 23, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    I’m hoping once this new trilogy finishes we have a break, apart from the odd spin-off. Instead they break new ground and look at developing a trilogy of Sith v Jedi wars of old, using the comics as inspiration and sources to plunder.

    • November 23, 2016 at 8:59 pm

      Dark Horse comic SW run….

    • November 24, 2016 at 5:52 am

      I would totally be up for a Star Wars: Dawn/Fate of the Jedi trilogy.

  • November 23, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    I want trilogies. I think stand-alone movies could get pretty boring pretty fast, and just make a mess of what has been a cohesive mythology. I like trilogies because of the opportunity to develop stories and characters more over time. I also like looking forward to the continuation of the story, and wondering what will happen next. You don’t get that with stand-alone movies.

    The trilogies don’t have to be about the Skywalkers, but I would like them to be centered on the Jedi and the Sith over different time periods. I would love to see a trilogy about the beginnings of the Sith!

  • November 23, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    Are you really saying Rogue One isn’t playing it safe? Its a prequel to a new hope about stealing the death star plans. With all the familiarity to the original trilogy the film will bring I can’t think of a safer way to go for the first stand alone pic. Han Solo spin-off has much bigger risk than rogue one and even that is still pretty safe.

    If this is what you call a risk for a studio, I’d hate to see what you call safe.

    • November 24, 2016 at 5:51 am

      All things considered, it’s not that safe as far as Star wars films go. A character story (like Han Solo) would be much more safe actually, since it’s all about a familiar character. But even the idea of a *spin-off* Star wars film is a bit of a risk.

  • November 23, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    I honestly don’t know about a new trilogy after this one is done. It’s crazy to think about actually that you’re going to get so far away from a timeline where Luke Skywalker is relevant. It’s a really tough decision because I think just stand alones is not the right choice either.

    • November 24, 2016 at 5:50 am

      I agree. Honestly, ten years down the line, I would totally be up for a trilogy about Finn, Rey, and Poe as decade-older defenders of the galaxy. I wouldn’t even mind a Rakata invasion tbh.

      • November 24, 2016 at 10:15 pm

        IX comes out in 2019 after that I think they’ll give the Saga a rest. This is my prediction:
        2020 – Han Solo 2: Enter Boba Fett
        2021 – KOTOR 1
        2022 – Han Solo 3: Run From Jaba, Han messed up (leading into ANH)
        2023 – KOTOR 2
        2024 – Obiwan – That Darn Maul guy
        2025 – KOTOR 3
        2026 – Obiwan 2 – How does he keep living or something???
        2027 – New Saga Begins

        • November 25, 2016 at 1:07 am

          I’d be up for that.

  • November 25, 2016 at 5:27 am

    Is the 69 symbol on Boba’s Helmet canon ? I didn’t know mandalorians were that naughty…

  • December 16, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Can we get some new Star Wars Legends content? Please?

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