October 30, 2012
Have you heard the news with George Lucas? Yesterday, not too long, long, ago, in San Francisco, Disney purchased Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion.
“Mickey and The Gang” are now in control of the Star Wars saga – and Disney announced intentions of releasing three more episodes.
Many people are excited about this triple-trilogy in the making. However, I think differently. Executives at Disney have already expressed their ideas on converting the series to become more family- and kid-friendly.
I hope they don’t decide on turning the Star Wars series into a “Pirates of the Galaxy.” Although I can guarantee you I will be attending the midnight showings of these features in full Skywalker garb, with my Yoda backpack on, trying to use the force on anyone who cuts me in line, I envision I will be sitting in a theater full of screaming girls who want to see Miley Cyrus as Princess Leia.
I’m also more than confident that if the storyline takes us to the Planet Endor, there will be twice as many cute and fluffy (a.k.a. annoying and stupid) Ewoks running around.
I also do recall that we no longer have a bad guy. Darth Vader is dead. Who in all creation will they introduce to us as our next villain?
All I can say is, nothing will upset me more than seeing another Gungan in Episode VII. However (unfortunately), I believe Jar Jar will be given a lead-role and the rest of us will be left dumbfounded by this absurd, floppy eared moron who will more than likely get his own roller coaster at Disney World.
With that being said, here are my predictions for the next three films:
But, I will have to admit, I’m still very excited for Episodes VII, VIII, and IX. Who couldn’t be? While the characters and the plot are likely to be mediocre, I’m sure Disney animation and filming is going to be incredible by the year 2016.
I don’t care if you’re excited or not – may the force be with you.