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SW 20 to 40 years from now.

Discussion in 'General Movie Discussion' started by Andrew Waples, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. Andrew Waples

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    Do you ever think about where SW could be 20 to 40 years from now? Is there so much content we don't know what to do with or is there a sort of end goal? Or are they just going to keep making movies/content till the day we die? *These are the kinds of things I think about when I'm bored, btw.
     
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    No end goal. Disney paid $4billion for SW and will continue to churn out as much high-quality SW they can for as long as you and I are alive (and possibly longer, still). Naturally, SW will expand and evolve significantly with the ever-expanding content, (just think how vastly different SW became in the 90s just because of all the books, comics, RPGs, and video games, from what it had been in the 80s), but as long as Lucastfilm has control over it (which, I believe, was stipulated in the sales contract or something), we won't see any major shifts or re-boots or genre-altering weirdness in SW. For instance, we won't ever visit Earth.

    Just my couple of credits.
     
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    I think the world will end or we'll be living in a dark dystopia in 20-40 years.

    Post No.666, thought I'd make it a fun one! :):D
     
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    They will explore Star Wars forever.

    In every media possible.

    Star Wars has no end. In 300 years in the future they will still make films about it.
     
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    Probably a lot, considering how much content that Lucasfilm has churned out since Empire-i.e. the EU, prequels, the sequels, a live-action tv series, cartoon series, etc. More than what they've already done? Probably.
     
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    I think it really depends on what Star Wars needs to do in the future. It might require a soft reboot like what superhero movies and comics do (and like it did when Disney bought the company). It might require a hard reboot like the mid-2000s Battlestar Galactica.* It might just keep moving forward as it has been doing. Or it might switch to an alternate universe ala JJ's Star Trek. Any or even all of these are options. The ultimate end-goal for Star Wars is to make content and money so it can keep making content and money. Cynical, but true. So long as there's money to be made, Star Wars will continue to exist.
     
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    I have a few random predictions for where Star Wars might be in 2041 and beyond. Of course, that’s assuming that the world hasn’t ended by then, and if it has, my hope is that it was ended as a result of a Death Star. :p

    I’m just going to lay out some guesses in no particular order:
    • By 2040, we will have picked up the story of Rey and friends post-TROS in some significant way. Whether it be via a new series of films, comics, shows, or books (preferably a mixture of the four), we won’t be missing our favorite Jakku scavenger for too long.
    • We will see more video game characters cross over to live action next, just like what we’re getting with the animated shows now. The characters in BF2 and JFO look so life-like and identical to the actors that I wouldn’t be surprised to see Iden or Cal pop up in future shows or movies.
    • We’ll see more book characters pop up in live action, similar to what we saw with Cobb Vanth in The Mandalorian.
    • Ahsoka Tano will have finally met her fate by 2040. For realisies this time.
    • We’ll finally have a TCW-esque show about the OT gang.
    • We’ll have seen a live action reprisal of Jar Jar Binks in the not-too-distant future.
    • We’ll have confirmation of High Republic movies if we haven’t started getting them already.
    • Solo 2 will have happened by 2030, most likely on Disney +. (Wishful thinking here.)
    • We’ll start getting live-action or animated movies for Disney+ in the 2030s.
    • The constant bickering amongst the Star Wars fandom results in civil war. I’m only 80% joking here. XD
    • By 2050, we’ll start jumping way forward in time past the Skywalker Saga. Maybe we’ll have already gotten an entire trilogy set at the point in time.
     
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    This is a very interesting question. What would this franchise look like 20-40 years from now? Hmmm...

    Hard to see, the future is, but my first reaction is “it better looked darned different from now” if it wants to keep up with the other Hollywood offerings. When The Phantom Menace came out 16 years after ROTJ, that “era” looked distinctly different, both stylistically and technically, from everything that had been done before...and yet it still looked like “Star Wars.” There’s some debate as to how “Star Wars” it could and should have been, but it was still in that universe.
    I am worried that under Disney’s control, this franchise will not be allowed to grow and will stay with the “tried and true” Original Trilogy format. Evidence of this is the Sequel Trilogy. Made 40 years after the OT, the story and style is very very close to what was done before. Some people like this, but I think many (such as myself) would prefer to see something new and different.
    With High Republic in its infancy and Disney+ on the verge of cranking out 11 Star Wars shows, I can definitely say that IF Disney doesn’t burn out this franchise through over-saturization and lack of diversity in content, we will definitely be seeing more Star Wars more frequently. There will be webs upon webs of plotlines, all intermingling with one another, making it more difficult for the casual viewer to follow what is going on.
     
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    In 40 years we could very well be in the era of 100% digital movies- I.e. no actors. The technology will have matured by then and CGI will be totally lifelike.
     
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    That's actually a quite interesting idea. Perhaps we'd get to the point where writers "write" (i.e. create) their movies directly, sitting down to orchestrate their stories in situ, chosing changable stock-characters, pre-programmed environments, and downloading a Tolkien-simulation to proof-"read" and edit their work according to his style... or whatever. Frightening as heck, but yeah... We do live in the future right now, but the future is gonna be even more future in the... um... future, so I could very much see something like this happening.

    Perhaps we'll even see a development where the audience creates their own experience, with no artistic guidance. Wanna watch a TV show with Darth Vader fighting King Kong on the Sun? Sure, just spend an afternoon programming and you'll get it. Wanna immers youself into the experience and play King Kong yourself in the fight? Sure, just do some more programming and pop on those VR-glasses to enter your augmented reality combat zone.

    The potential is... worrying.
     
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    I think in 40 years Star Wars will be looked at as it’s 2005-2012 self. Meaning no more movies. Maybe some shows
     
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    In 40 years time they will be arguing that the real Luke Skywalker would never grow tentacles of that colour and that Chloe Grace Moretz is a better Obi Wan than Sir Alec ever was. In the remakes.
     
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    This is a cool question.

    I hear fans say that kids today will embrace the Sequel Trilogy in the same way my generation embraced the Prequels, and that when today's kids get older we will see a renewed loved of the ST.

    But whenever I actually hear kids talking about Star Wars, they're usually geeking out about Clone Wars.

    We are currently in an era where most Star Wars creators are trying to capture the spirit and tone of the Original Trilogy. In 20 years, I wouldn't be surprised if creators are trying to recapture the Prequel/Clone Wars nostalgia.
     
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    It seems that the younger generation does not appreciate the Sequel Trilogy, maybe they will understand it better with time. I say this because I am young and get nothing out of the ST.
     
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    Unfortunately I don't think that's gonna happen for the ST. For our generation, the prequels were basically all we had. Obviously we had the OT as well but I know that growing up, those 3 films always felt a bit foreign to me considering everything that was coming out at that time, from obviously to the movies, to Clone Wars, to the video games, etc. it was all mostly centered around the PT. That's why people 20-30 years old have such a fondness for it.

    Kids these days (yikes I can't believe I actually typed that) they have all Star Wars at their fingertips, and there's far more of it than when we were kids and as far as the timeline goes, it's kind of all over the place. We now have 3 animated shows, one for each film era, a live-action TV show that exists in this weird, mostly unexplored era. We've had an entire new trilogy of films as well as two standalone films that are from completely different eras, AND there is much much more on the way that guarantees to scatter the timeline even more.

    I know people disagree when someone calls the 10 years between ROTS and TFA dead, but it was dead compared to what we have now and DEFINITELY compared to what's in store the next 2-5 years. We're getting so much Star Wars thrown at us now, and it's coming from all different times and directions, and because of that I don't think 2000's kids are gonna get for the ST what 90's kids got with the PT and 60's-80's kids got with the OT.
     
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