“Star Wars” – Attack of the production line?

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Honestly, you go away for a couple of days – a work trip, not exactly exciting – and things get all confusing for any self-respecting member of the “Star Wars” generation.  It’s as though you’ve been out of the game for a while and people get delusions of grandeur or something…

The sci-fi franchise’s new overlords, the Walt Disney Company, this week unleashed dark, Sithian portents of wholly predictable corporate malevolence by announcing that films seven, eight and nine in the new trilogy will open two years apart in 2015, 2017 and 2019 , with spin-off movies featuring “Star Wars” characters filling in the gaps between new instalments of the main saga (“Salacious Crumb – Lust for Glory” – make it so).

So, the House of Mouse is borrowing a note or two from the thus-far successful Marvel Studios play book and pitching their comic book movie business against the biggest name in cinematic sci-fi in a playground battle to win all of the marbles in the yard.  Greedy, much?

I confess to be alarmed by the proposed timeline – is two years between movies really a realistic schedule which would allow for quality to be maintained?  It doesn’t seem as though director J.J. Abrams could realistically turn around movies on this scale in that production line fashion – could any director keep to that kind of workload and deliver something which didn’t feel like a product tooled to meet a release date line in the sand?

Is the plan, then, to alternate directors on each Episode? Curiouser and curiouser…

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3 responses to ““Star Wars” – Attack of the production line?

  1. I fear about a film a year, unless they were like that Snyder film that turned out to be false 😦

    • It’s going to happen – but I don’t want to see “Han Solo – The Early Years”. I’d much rather see a movie set amongst the bounty hunters, or some kind of “Avatar”-like clan tale set on the Wookie homeworld.

      At most, I would want to see cameos from established characters, rather than having them be the main focus.

      • Han Solo – The Early Years, its one of those things that people want but I instantly see flaws and people will hate it because nothing can meet up to peoples expectations of that character especially 😀

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