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Disney ending the Skywalker Story??

Discussion in 'General Sequel Trilogy Discussion' started by Trevor, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. Trevor

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    So, I don't quite know what to think of JJ Abrams' statement in the Rolling Stone article when asked of this trilogy would be the end of the Skywalker story and his response was “I do see it that way,” but then added “But the future is in flux,” however."

    Now maybe it's just me, but Star Wars IS and WILL ALWAYS BE the story of the Skywalker family, their relation to the Jedi, and their relation to the Force...and if their presence ends in Star Wars, I don't know if I'll want to keep watching, because for all that it has meant to me to be, will be no more.

    Thoughts?
     
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    For me Star Wars isn't about the Skywalkers. This family is just part of something bigger. As long as the movies have interesting characters and great stories to tell I'm all in for something new.
     
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    I don't know how to feel about potential end of the Skywalkers... In a way I get it, they want IX to be a closure for the story which starts with TPM and move towards a new point of focus (Rian's trilogy). But if we were to take this literally, it means that no Skywalker will survive IX and that would be a mistake IMO. Well, it still depends on what the ending is going to be, but at the moment I feel like closing the door for the Skywalkers definitively is too radical.
     
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    Exactly, but remember that Rians trilogy is a "side-story", and the saga will continue into another trilogy of its own.
     
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    Well, we don't know that. ;) But still, I think that Rian's trilogy will become the forefront of all things Star Wars for like 7 years.
     
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    We do...straight off of SW website:

    "As writer-director of The Last Jedi, Johnson conceived and realized a powerful film of which Lucasfilm and Disney are immensely proud. In shepherding this new trilogy, which is separate from the episodic Skywalker saga, Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored."

     
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    Star Wars is about the Force.
     
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    Lucas said he had 9 films originally planned (I lol at this notion somewhat as so much doesn't make sense but it's what he claims so whatever).

    If the Skywalker saga ends at 9 and we move on to a different lineage or put forth less interest on singular names, then maybe, it isn't really Disney ending it but rather keeping with Lucas' "original" idea.
     
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    I kinda hope it is. The galaxy starts to feel too small when a single bloodline is of extreme importance for 8 movies- if you give it dozens of generations, it's all the more worse.

    I think we at least need a break from the Skywalkers. If, in ten years or so, we get another new trilogy (after RJ's) maybe we could have it in the future and a character (not the main character) could be implied to be a Skywalker descendant- but I wouldn't take it any further than that. Not unless Rey is a Skywalker or Kylo survives, and a new trilogy is made about them again.
     
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    Sure, I know it's supposed to be a separate story. But you said:
    and that's not confirmed. The press release just says it's separate from Episodes, which most likely means I-IX and not something beyond that.
     
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    If Disney figures out that the "Skywalker Saga" is a consistent box office win, they won't end it.

    Star Wars has to be recognizable to mainstream movie patrons. If they only catered to fans who have read every book and comic, profits would plummet.

    I am not so sure a "far out" Star Wars in some nebula outside the galaxy, where the entire universe is reshaped will work. It has to look and feel like Star Wars. Toy companies want to sell tie fighters and x-wings. Comic book companies want to peddle stories where identifiable characters are on the cover.

    Disney is looking to augment and expand the brand and clearly putting some of the successful methodologies of Marvel into Star Wars. But make no mistake, if having Skywalkers in your film increases your box office even just 10%, we're going to see more Skywalkers in future films.
     
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    While I like the Skywalker story line, the rule that all of the major Star Wars films have to be related to them restricts creativity or the ability for other characters to take center stage. I'm impressed they were able to do that with TFA while maintaining the importance of Skywalker saga with Luke, Leia, Han and Ben. As someone who has ventured into the Expanded Universe from time to time, I have embraced other characters and would love to see them or new ones get highlighted in future Star Wars movies without being forced to stand in the shadow of the Skywalkers.

    With that said, I totally respect all who feel Star Wars is Skywalkers. I get that, I just think it forces other stories to be told outside of the major films and it creates an atmosphere among the fan community to always expect a Skywalker to be in a position of importance. For me, that creates elements of predictability if handlers of the story aren't creative enough. I'm not saying everything would be predictable, but the usual things like Skywalker = somewhat powerful in the Force and at the center of whatever conflict is in the Force at that time.

    Despite the whole thing with Anakin and the chosen one prophecy of which EU writers had tried to downplay in SWTOR, there were/are tons of powerful and influential Jedi stories to tell in the past and in the future as well as non-Jedi, non-Sith, non-Force user stories.

    Just my two cents.
     
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    If IX is the end of the Skywalkers, then
    - first: Kylo has to die as he is clearly a Skywalker
    - second: Rey isn't a Skywalker and she lives - else she's related to the family and she also dies.
    - anyways: IX closes the Skywalker's door and opens the door to the next RJ trilogy. That would connect with what said the news: "Rian Johnson is working on a new trilogy from a yet unexplored part of the galaxy far, far away with new characters!".
    - that lead us to one unique option: Snoke Rulez the RJ trilogy !!!!
    ( that last assert is more humor than anything ;) )
     
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    Oh right...I see where you're coming from. Honestly, do we really believe that there WON'T be another trilogy...and billions of dollars to NOT be made?? :D

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    They could just not make them the focus and keep them in the back pocket for a rainy day.
     
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    I also think J.J. saying the future is in flux may have meant he just didn't know what would happen after 9 as he is not at the helm nor beyond that either. I also don't think the end of the Skywalkers necessitates a total Skywalker genocide.

    Yeah, I agree with this.
     
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    No, no, remember how they killed the whole Rogue One squadron in the end.
    So will they kill the whole Skywalkers.
    Disney has turned to the Dark Side.
     
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    I wished they had told us before they started this Sequel trilogy that they will wrap up the Skywalker story with this trilogy. Nonetheless, I hope they handle the story really well and end it on a really high note.
     
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    so it is how the Skywalkers die... with thunderous applause... :)
     
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    There is a reason we still have Superman, WW, Batman & Cap. America after almost 80 years.

    They still make $$$$$$$$$$$$.

    Killing off all blood related Skywalkers could b the dumbest marketing decision in the history of all dumb marketing decisions.

    Kylo will never outsell Vader & Rey Random will DEFFINENTLY never outsell Luke. But Rey Skywalker might.
     
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