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General Discussion Stand-Alones

Posted: August 19th, 2017, 12:44 pm
by Master Magnus
This thread is for general discussion about the stand-alone Star Wars movies. For specific discussion, use the relevant thread.

Re: General Discussion Stand-Alones

Posted: August 19th, 2017, 12:52 pm
by Master Magnus
Variety reports that in addition to the stand-alone Obi-Wan Kenobi-movie, it's rumored to be a Boba Fett movie and a Jabba the Hutt story in the works. Heck, it's also rumored that a Yoda movie is being considered. If this is indeed true, it does seem to me that Disney is milking the cow to a too large degree and that the franchise might become diluted.

Variety: ‘Star Wars’ Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie in Early Development at Disney

Re: General Discussion Stand-Alones

Posted: August 20th, 2017, 11:23 am
by thepepgal
Of course they are milking the cow. They paid $4 billion for the cow and it is expected to produce milk. It's like buying the golden goose and not expecting to being able to sell the eggs. James Bond is up to 24 movies (26 with unofficials) and people still go and see them.

Disney demands a return on the investment so it will give the public what it thinks the public want. The quality of SW films going forward will all depend on good writers and their scripts. Origins films are popular in many movie franchises. SW has several favourite characters, so Disney will give them a back story in the shape of a movie.

I'm waiting for them to realise a series focussing on the X-Wing pilots / squads will get bums on seats. Then they can make the X-Wing book series into films. Yub Yub. :xwing: :xwing:

Re: General Discussion Stand-Alones

Posted: August 20th, 2017, 1:25 pm
by Master Magnus
Oh, I didn't question Disney milking the cow, I questioned whether Disney is milking too much out of it oversaturating the market which might lead to a decrease in quality.

If there indeed are more stand-alones planned, I would want to see them going into other directions.

EDIT: I agree with the sentiment in this Nerdist article (though I liked the prequels... well, with the exception of TPM):

Nerdist: STAR WARS Films Need to Show Us Something New, Soon

Re: General Discussion Stand-Alones

Posted: August 21st, 2017, 10:03 am
by thepepgal
Considering other movie franchises (Marvel & DC) these days are releasing more than one movie in a year, LFL isn't milking the cow excessively. I think Disney are scared of new stories as the sequels perceived as a poorer product to the OT. A rehash of ANH (TFA) broke records so this assures Disney to to reboot old storylines.

The studio system is no longer willing to branch out with new ideas when a reboot "remake" is a safer bet of return. How many more times can they re-image Superman, Batman and Spiderman?

Re: General Discussion Stand-Alones

Posted: August 22nd, 2017, 2:06 pm
by Master Magnus
thepepgal wrote:
August 21st, 2017, 10:03 am
Considering other movie franchises (Marvel & DC) these days are releasing more than one movie in a year, LFL isn't milking the cow excessively. I think Disney are scared of new stories as the sequels perceived as a poorer product to the OT. A rehash of ANH (TFA) broke records so this assures Disney to to reboot old storylines.

The studio system is no longer willing to branch out with new ideas when a reboot "remake" is a safer bet of return. How many more times can they re-image Superman, Batman and Spiderman?
Well, I suppose you're right, Pep. Disney is of course in for the money. And one shouldn't jump to conclusions beforehand.