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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

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  2. Distant Future

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  3. After the Sequel Trilogy

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  4. Between the Original Trilogy and Sequel Trilogy

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  5. High Republic

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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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    This Joanna Robinson quote from this podcast has been making the rounds in regards to future Star Wars films. This is in regards to attachment when it comes to the Jedi Order. This topic came up in 6th episode of Boba Fett and @eeprom had some well thought out points about the subject (although I disagree).
    I do think this would be a valuable story choice for Lucasfilm. There does seem to be a great deal of confusion about the attachment rule and how that would play out in Rey's new Jedi Order would be worth exploring. My dream would be to let David Filoni drive the story post-TROS. He seems to understand the lore better than guns for hire they've brought in to direct. Rian Johnson seems to be the only one that really got close to the Lucasfilm team for the sequel trilogy. Hopefully, Disney doesn't interfere with future stories and just lets Lucasfilm have creative control.
     
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    I’d like to see more about Rey, Ben and FINN Chewy.
     
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    I want to see the stories of Rey and Friends continue down the line, maybe in 10 years or so once the extreme sequel reactions die down. I wouldn’t be opposed to Ben Solo being brought back either, and I’m generally not a fan of characters returning from the dead. I hope Lucasfilm doesn’t limit themselves to trilogies going forward, or rely too heavily on OT nostalgia. Also, I hope these hypothetical movies aren’t just Episodes 10, 11 and 12. Start off a new series.

    For the aesthetics alone, I wouldn’t be opposed to High Republic on the big screen either. There are so many amazing designs and costumes that I would love to see brought into mainstream Star Wars. (I’d also love to see some Lego High Republic sets!) I’m going to start diving into the HR books and comics later this year, so my appetite may grow even more.
     
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    This is why I think the next film should be something like a stand alone film with Rey and Finn. Get rid of the trilogies. They could release that film in 3 years and if done well it would be a hit. The "sequel haters" can kick rocks... they're not effecting anything other than YouTube views. Rey, Finn and BB-8 are beloved characters regardless of the last film.
     
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    My assumption is that, once the Mandoverse thing has played out and culminated in the supposed "epic crossover event" (or whatever it was called), we'll have Ahsoka & Esra (possibly time-jumping via the World-Between-Worlds [which for the record I would hate]), with Grogu, join Rey Skywalker and Jedi Student Finn on whatever the next saga is going to be. And, I'm ready to bet good credits that Thrawn is gonna be the new super villain (i.e. he survives Ahsoka & Sabine's search for Esra), and that whole shebang might even be named "The Thrawn Saga" and encompass at least another trilogy (loosely borrowing some vague beats and moments from the Zahn Trilogy).
     
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    If this is a trilogy, then I want Finn as the lead. He had one good arc, one controversial arc, and no arc. Let him lead and show how well John Boyega can really act.

    That would be...a choice. I'm not sure I'd like that choice, because it feels like the Monkey's Paw of fan service, but I could see it happening...yeah, I don't think I'd like that...
    Great call on the "epic crossover event" though. I didn't even think Lucasfilm was building up to that these days, but now that you mention it, the path is clear to see.
     
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    I remember Pablo Hidalgo saying they plan 10 years into the future for some stories. This was back in 2018ish. Obviously there's only so much you can plan, but I believe Filoni and Lucasfilm have been setting up an enemy in the unknown regions for years. Thrawn will be a huge part of that. He'll be introduced as a villain, but I suspect Ezra will be working with him. Ezra had a path elsewhere and that was with Thrawn. Thrawn was only there to find support to fight the evil the Chiss were facing. If Thrawn was going to be the big bad I don't think Zahn would have written 6 books where it's clear there's a purpose for Thrawn and the Chiss. That was a Lucasifilm plan.

    I don't know how much of this bleeds over to the post sequel trilogy, but Ezra could still be around. Rey hears Ahsoka so she's gone. Grogu could be a huge part of things and the whole attachment thing post sequel trilogy. Another great thing about Grogu is he is tied to all three eras. So there's a chance with some good storytelling that Rey/Erza/Grogu/Chiss/Finn/Sabine are in situation facing the growing threat.

    There has to be a very big reason why Ahsoka/Erza aren't involved in the OT trilogy events.
     
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    I want a movie about the founding of the Jedi and Sith and I want a movie about the dissolution of the Imperial Senate.
     
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    There's going to be an Episode 10. Not tomorrow, not next year but it will happen... there's too much money to be made and all surviving characters are still young, CGI or wears a furry costume.

    Old enough to remember the "ts going to be 12" then it was 9 then 3 then 6 right up to the "nah its my thing" after a reporter asked GL is he'd ever pass the reigns to someone else ….been there, seen all the flip flops.

    SW is a cash cow and Disney is a public company. They're not going to leave that much $$$ on the table.

    After Kenobi there's also going to be an appetite for a Vader movie.

    Past : Old Republic, Jedi/Sith wars
    Present: Vader
    Future: EP10+
     
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    I...don't know. Episodes 1 - 9 were all part of the Skywalker Saga, and DLF have stated unequivocally that it is at an end. So, I don't think they will do an 'episode 10', although they might continue the story of Rey, Finn and Poe. The question is; will it be on the big screen or the small? At present, DLF are enjoying a lot of success with TV series' so they may very well go for a Rey tv series, guest starring Finn and Poe. I think Ridley would be up for it, as she herself said she'd come back if the others did, I think Boyega would as well, but I'm not so sure about Isaac...he's currently playing Moon Knight.
     
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    I agree there will eventually be an Episode 10---but I disagree about it involving any of the ST characters.

    My guess is that we'll learn that Luke had a love baby he never knew existed. This might be how the character Mara Jade is introduced into Disney canon. But I don't see this scenario playing out for a looooooooong time.
     
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    But they wanted rid of the Skywalkers!:p
     
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    If I was charge I’d say;

    The sequel trilogy is garbage when compared to any other current and decent sci / fantasy / space film.

    Instead; create!!!

    They have a full universe to explore and thousands of years to traverse through, create original characters, create new politics, ideas, planets, people.

    Keep on brand, make it feel similar (production, camera choices) , new characters nobody can complain about. Give directors more freedom to play with things.

    Thank the Lord I’m not in charge, I’d have hate Mail 8 miles deep. :D
     
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