Collider Jedi Council: Does Star Wars Need a Year and a Half Break or is That Too Long?

On this episode of Collider Jedi Council, Kristian, Ken, Perry and Mark answer Twitter questions from the viewers about the world of Star Wars including: Do you think we’ll ever get a movie that features a Sith Lord as the lead or a movie told from the point of view of a member of the Dark Side of the Force?; What do you think Grand Admiral Thrawn’s end will look like in ‘Star Wars: Rebels’?; Are Disney and Lucasfilm saving any Obi Wan-Kenobi movie announcement until just before ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ premieres? Could an animated or live action series between ‘Return of the Jedi’ and ‘The Force Awakens’ explore the relationship between Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade?





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26 thoughts on “Collider Jedi Council: Does Star Wars Need a Year and a Half Break or is That Too Long?

  • February 9, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    I would love a animated series between 6-7 and show the galaxy with the forming of the new republic and the end of the empire with the first order. Luke would be starting his new Jedi academy

  • February 9, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Needs to go on a hiatus. I knew that a new Star Wars movie every year would cause ‘Star Wars Fatigue’ sooner rather than later. One and a half years is not long enough. After Ep. 9, it needs more like a 3-4 year break . Over-saturation isn’t clearly working in Star Wars’ favor.

    • February 9, 2018 at 9:27 pm

      Totally agree – IMO the ST was rushed out. If they had taken on Marvel’s approach from the start and planned things out I don’t think people would be feeling fatigue.

      • February 10, 2018 at 12:43 am

        Agreed. The MCU I argue has been consistent. To a fault? Sure. The MCU has plenty of issues. But so far; I haven’t really seen many gripping about fatigue or anything about that franchise.

        Maybe, after say Age of Ultron but really during Phase three, minus some gripes and moans; most general audiences and fans have been accepting of the MCU.

        As for SWs, beyond just planning; I truly seeing this fatigue coming as a byproduct of over use of an era: specifically, the OT aesthetic.

        I never thought I’d say this, but I am sick and tired of seeing X-wings and Tie fighters as well as this Rebels vs Empire. TLJ tired to do this to where it said none of that mattered, yet at the end; we got Rebels vs Empire. And really; at this point, I just want the franchise to explore other eras.

        It’s why KOTOR/ and TOR are still popular. And yeah; we have gotten bits and pieces of PT and even ST related media in the NC, but it has been sparse at best.

        It is why I am honestly more interested after the ST to see where LF goes. Because, a totally new aesthetic, separated from the Skywalker line and everything we know as SWs is what is needed.

        Because, Marvel Studios, like them or not; know how to make most of their movies look and feel different with blends of genres. Even if some accuse them of being formulaic.

        • February 10, 2018 at 2:39 am

          The danger for Disney is that if they move away from the familiar elements then the general audience will fall away. It is a big risk. I hope they do expand the Universe on-screen but TLJ definitely didn’t accomplish any forward momentum. If anything, it was a big step backward for the franchise.

          • February 10, 2018 at 6:35 am

            TLJ, I argue was a divisive movie. As for whether or not it was a step back, I’m not so sure. Perhaps, if we consider Solo which assuming it is bad, then yeah; I can see TLJ being that to many people. A movie that signaled the end of the honeymoon for SWs. But I can see your point.

            As for moving too far away from familiar elements, that I agree. I like to use Iron man 3 as a prime example of a divisive movie. It arguably does a lot of similiar things to TLJ where it is a deconstruction and subversion.

            And the Mandarin no doubt was the most polarizing element. And Marvel Studios, in light of the criticism, did something brilliant. The short they released, “Hail to the king”, did such a fantastic job of rectifying the Mandarin in a middle road path by acknowledging the events and then moving on.

            And truthfully; that is what I want Episode Nine to be. Because, if LF basically tells Abrams to go full safe and pull a TFA, then that is LF tossing the white flag of surrender and admitting: “We screwed up. We’re so sorry.”.

            Now, to be fair; Abrams did say he wanted to prove naysayers wrong. And assuming he will hold to his words, I do assume that Episode Nine won’t be like TFA/ ROTJ.

            But really, at this point; LF cannot be so flippant. They need to learn from their shortcomings and adapt/ have a plan.

        • February 10, 2018 at 9:31 pm

          They might well be formulaic, but totally agree that Marvel are on the ball with different blends. There’s quite a difference between say the Captain America films and Guardians, and now they’re confident to introduce new characters ready to take over the role of those older established ones as they draw to a close on those arcs.

          I personally would of loved a mixture of styles taken from the OT and PT for the ST. Then like you say, using the standalone films as filler, they could work on different eras of the Star Wars universe. I think the basics need to be kept, such as lightsabers, but I’m tired of the standard Rebel/Resistance vs Empire/First Order line up. Honestly feel that narrative is pointless in the ST.

          • February 10, 2018 at 9:54 pm

            Yeah. I’m just disappointed at how inconsistent the ST has been. Contrary to some, I do not think it is unreasonable to ask for some consistency with this new trilogy. Heck, you could argue that the OT had issues like this. But GL and Kasdan were smart to keep the Luke and Vader stuff at the forefront of the trilogy.

            Now, on one hand; I do suspect there was a degree of hubris with Kennedy or at the very least Disney when it came to SWs. I mean I can’t blame them: SWs was a huge IP worth billions and even more. But really, that value I argue is what got them in this position to where they neglected the elements of the story. Instead, focusing on merchandising and other aspects.

            And that sucks. What Kennedy has done to SWs reminds me of what WB has done to the DCEU or DCU movies. Contrast this with Marvel and Feige had a harder job.

            He had characters nobody wanted to deal with and pressing financial issues. Marvel, as a whole, was going to go under. And yet he did with Iron Man and Jon Favreau. And while bought by Disney sometime in 2010; Feige still managed to craft something amazing.

            Not without some bumps, Iron man 2 and AOU being examples. But overall, I do not think it is a stretch to call Feige the George Lucas of how era. And hence, I prefer the MCU to SWs now. But this is all just my view.

            People can like or dislike what they want.

          • February 10, 2018 at 11:19 pm

            I’m not so sure KK/LF was so confident, hence reports now the original vision for VII would of been more akin to a mash-up of VII & VII. Though they knew it was still going to make a ton of cash, there was an element of caution in the story I think and so an overuse of nostalgia. I think that lack of confidence has shaken the reaction to the Saga, unlike the more risky standalone films that appear to have greater interest and thrive on the OT fan-service and links.

            I’m certainly at the stage that I’m more likely to put on something from my MCU collection over Star Wars, despite a couple of weaker films, it all fits so well together.

            Good talking with you!

  • February 9, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    In the week we get the Solo trailer, news of new tv shows and a new film series, Jedi Council decides to air a pre recorded Twitter-question and answer show. Pretty weak!

  • February 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    It’s not the movies themselves I think need a break.

    It’s just the fact that everytime one of these comes out, it’s an onslaught for months.

    The commercials, toys, advertising, just everywhere, and on top of that we live in an age where people can create media and it is easily accessible.

    So everybody and their mother’s blogs and vlogs giving their two scents about the movie and they make multiple videoes about every minute thought they have. So yeah now its the clickbait viewbait culture that is bringing this shit down for me.

  • February 9, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    We used to wait 3 years, and that was lot, but one every six months is overkill, not every franchise is Marvel. Between 18 and 24 months would be cool at least for me.

  • February 10, 2018 at 12:31 am

    As long as their good movies, they can release them every year. I hated the 3 year wait for each PT movie.

  • February 10, 2018 at 12:41 am

    Whenever they are ready with quality story they should do it. Having 1 every 10 years or 1 a month shouldn’t matter. Another thing about the break between Solo and EP9. There is nothing else at all planned that we know of. We had Clone Wars and then Rebels leading up to TFA and Rebels through TLJ and ending right before Solo. Nothing else in video or film format announced for the time between Solo and Ep9. Makes me think announcement coming after Solo premier.

    Though this pre-recorded episode came at a really bad time. So many thoughts in that episode that are wrong with this weeks news. From Lucasfilm getting cold feet to being afraid to market Solo.

  • February 10, 2018 at 1:28 am

    NO it doesn’t need a break!

    • February 10, 2018 at 1:35 am

      The people that weren’t thrilled with TLJ now are going to blame fatigue. There are a billion different types of Star Wars movies to tell in that universe just like there are a billion stories to tell in the real universe. No one complains there are to many Earth based stories.

      • February 10, 2018 at 2:16 pm

        wow, nice view.

  • February 10, 2018 at 2:44 am

    I think with the opening of Galaxy’s Edge we can see Disney’s ‘vision’ for Star Wars. They will keep a lot of the familiar elements as they will populate the park. Disney has wiped away the OT and created Stormtroopers 2.0, Rebels 2.0 and Jedi/Sith 2.0. These are the elements which will continue to fill the movies for the future. Disney have their own version of Star Wars to capitalise on and advertise their park.

  • February 10, 2018 at 10:25 am

    4 movies in the can. 5 currently planned and a series on the way.

    Yeah… that’s a bit much.

  • February 10, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    I think some fans should take a break. Not Lucasfilm.

    • February 11, 2018 at 12:51 am

      Lol! I think we all need therapy!

  • February 10, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    If Ambrose Bierce was still alive and writing entries for The Devil’s Dictionary…

    STAR WARS, n. A never-ending epic loved by many, agreed upon by none, and would be betrayed and killed for by everybody.

  • February 11, 2018 at 12:56 am

    I think many fans have to find what type of SW movie they like as we don’t have to see everyone that comes out. That is why I hate the constant obsession by the Box office numbers by everyone including Lucasfilm.

    My point is that I’m a Saga fan so the only movies I were hyped for were the ST movies as I was there Opening weekend. I only saw R1 after a friend’s gave it a thumbs up and I will do the same for Solo.

  • February 11, 2018 at 2:18 am

    I could assure that the movie will be released in July and not in December. That was the initial plan since TFA. If you remember, it was delayed 6 months by the accident of Harrison Ford on stage, so surely we will see ep IX in vacations and not at Christmas as it should be

  • February 11, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    I really hate that I’m beginning to not even care…lately just hanging onto all my old love for SW and focus on my collecting of EU material without legends banners.

  • February 11, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    As long as the screenplay’s finished before they start shooting.

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