|Star Wars Episode VII (2015) fan poster Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill)|
Disney's Star Wars movie release schedule is going to destroy the franchise. Recently a German news site posted the rumored schedule and names of the Star Wars movies up to 2020. It was supposedly part of a presentation by Hasbro, the company that makes the Star Wars toys.
Here it is
- Autumn 2014: Rebels
- December 2015: Episode VII
- 2016: Boba Fett
- 2017: Episode VIII
- 2018: Solo
- 2019: Episode IX
- 2020: Red Five
1. There's No Time to Make a Good Movie
What's troubling about all this is that the schedule is insanely short. Only two years in between each sequel and a year in between each film? Can they really keep quality with that pace? They already had to change the schedule for Episode VII after J.J. Abrams complained about losing artistic quality. I have a bad feeling about this.
2. Disney Will Kill Us With Advertising
Disney is well known for it's marketing machine and Lucasfilm was pretty intense too. Put them together and you face a tidal wave of trailers, promos, commercials and viral videos every time the movie is coming out. Now multiply that by 10 and imagine it happening every year. Every. Single. Year. I'm sure the trailers will be cool, but I don't want to watch them every five minutes.
3. The Stand-Alone Movies Will Ruin Characters You Love
What do you love about Boba Fett? That he's a cold-hearted mercenary? A scoundrel? A man willing to use his amazing skills for anyone who'll pay him? Great. Now imagine taking all that away. Disney is rumored to be struggling with a Boba Fett movie because you can't make a movie without a protagonist or hero. Boba Fett is NOT A HERO.
The "Solo" movie could be a follow-up to elderly Han Solo in Episode VII, which would be surprising since Harrison Ford hates Han Solo. It could be a prequel story telling one of Solo's adventures as a smuggler. Also, it could be a family member named Solo, like one of Han's kids. As cool as all these ideas are we don't really want them. Do you want a whole movie focused on the Kessel Run? No. Because the idea of the story is better than the reality.
What's interesting about "Red Five" is that it could be a reference to Luke Skywalker's X-Wing fighter call-sign in Episode IV. Could it be an X-Wing fighter squadron film? That might be cool, or it could be lame. Not every movie about pilots can be as good as Top Gun. Remember Stealth?
If they insist on taking all the mystery out of your favorite characters it will ruin them.
4. Fan Burnout
The great thing about the three-year schedule between the original films was there was time to get excited. How excited are you going to be when you know the next Star Wars sequel is coming in two years? There's such a thing as too much of a good thing.
What do you think about the schedule for Star Wars? Are you worried that Disney is doing too many movies too fast? Are you looking forward to a Boba Fett or Solo film? What should they be about?
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