Remember when there was a time when all we had was the original Star Wars trilogy? Before the prequel shit-show? Then 16 years after Return of the Jedi, we got The Phantom Menace. Hell, even after the prequel trilogy we REALLY THOUGHT WE WERE DONE getting new Star Wars films. Boom – Disney purchases Lucasfilm and then announces that a “sequel trilogy” will be released to the public starting with The Force Awakens. Kathleen Kennedy(Head of Lucasfilm) reports to expect a Star Wars movie every year over the next 6 years or so. Well, that report just changed. Wired just reported that Disney/Lucasfilm are expecting to release a Star Wars movie EVERY YEAR INDEFINITELY. Whoa. Two things come to mind – 1. Hell yeah, and 2. What if Star Wars gets oversaturated? We went from having barely any Star Wars movies to one every year for the rest of our lives.
“The company intends to put out a new Star Wars movie every year for as long as people will buy tickets. Let me put it another way: If everything works out for Disney, and if you were old enough to have been conscious for the first Star Wars film, you will probably not live to see the last one. It’s the forever franchise.”
How do you feel about visiting the Star Wars universe every year? As much of a Star Wars fan that I am, I don’t think this a good idea. The more movies you release, the more chance of a bad one getting released. You can compare it to Marvel – and yes they have a good track record- but the Thor movies and Iron Man 3 movies sucked. I guess we will have to wait and see. So far we have the sequel trilogy, Rogue One, and the Han Solo spin-off. We will be reporting more to come. Comment below!