Sunday, April 21, 2013

S7ar War7: Correlian Drift

"I live my life a parsec at a time" 

Twenty eight years separate A New Hope and Revenge of the Sith.  The next six years will feature a Star Wars feature every summer.

Presumably following the success of the yearly Avengers films, beginning with Iron Man I and II, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers, and continuing with Iron Man III, Thor II, The Avengers II, and Captain America II, Disney recently announced that a new Star Wars film will be released every summer from 2014 through 2019.  The plan is to release Episodes VII - IX every other year, with character-specific films (I'm betting on origin stories which by their nature lack any tension or purpose) filling in the gaps.

My initial hope when creative control over the franchise was wrested from the incompetent hands of Lucas was that Star Wars could experience a semblance of redemption.  However, while not impossible to create six quality films for the franchise on such a tight schedule, it is tremendously unlikely.  What is far more probable is that the franchise will be treated as nothing more than a cash cow to be absently milked until the masses, nevermind the fans, are completely sick of Star Wars.

I'd like to say more.  I'd like to make amusing predictions of bad plotlines.  But dammit, my heart just isn't in it.  If you need me, I'll be in the lounge chair, curled up with a bottle of bourbon, gazing wistfully at my OT VHS box set and listening to the rain pattering against the window.

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