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The Future of Star Wars Films: Post TROS

Discussion in 'General Movie Discussion' started by DailyPlunge, Nov 22, 2021.

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Where should future Star Wars take place on the timeline?

  1. Distant Past

    5 vote(s)
    41.7%
  2. Distant Future

    3 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. After the Sequel Trilogy

    3 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. Between the Original Trilogy and Sequel Trilogy

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  5. High Republic

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    16.7%
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  1. DailyPlunge

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    For a long time I've wanted Lucasfilm to make films in a different era. However, I do think that's a risky choice and knowing Disney their first priority is to make money. The next Star Wars film has a lot riding on it. Kennedy's comment about the sequel trilogy characters got me thinking.

    Pragmatically it seems like the choice is simple. The most difficult thing to do is to create characters that people care about... regardless of what people think about the sequel trilogy there's no doubt that a lot of people love Finn, Rey, Poe, and BB-8.

    Lucasfilm needs clarity on the theatrical front. Sticking to one time line makes a lot of sense logistically. The next film series should be set after The Rise of Skywalker. Start with a smaller story focused on Rey or Finn or both and build from there. Slowly introduce other characters. If a new character doesn't work then they can move on to the next thing. This format is more forgiving that trilogies. There's a built in audience waiting and it's not confusing for the general audience.

    What would you do if you had to decide where Star Wars is going next?
     
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    "After the Sequel Trilogy" I think it will take time. Maybe in 10 or 15 years we will see what's Rey is doing (a possible Jedi Academy?).

    I voted for a distant future or a distant past. Still hoping to see the RJ Trilogy (if it really happens...).
     
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    Although, I'm fond of the sequel trilogy, for a change of pace I would want them to tackle the High Republic era. It would be a fresh start, for me there are so many flaws in the sequel trilogy that I would want to see something different.

    As you mentioned Disney's interest is to make money, so they will most likely go with the characters that they created rather than do something risky.

    I haven't heard KK's comments on the sequel trilogy, so I'll be back after I hear that maybe my thoughts will change.
     
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    I totally agree, but there would be a ton riding on that first film. There's also the matter of being constrained by the timeline. Certain things can't happen around the High Republic era. Things were going pretty well in the period until the events going on in the books. They kind of have a blank slate in the distant past and after the ST.
     
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    High Republic is a good way to test the waters. On one hand, it will force filmmakers to think bold without relying on the Original Trilogy. However, it is safe because of certain restrictions, namely: we know how things end up 200 years later.
    It is, in my opinion, much more difficult to move the plot forwards into new territory (post Sequel Trilogy.) The ST has shown Disney is incapable (or was not prepared) for that monumental task; around every turn, Original Trilogy characters were used as a narrative crutch.
     
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