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What Is the Future of Star Wars

What Is the Future of Star Wars

What Is the Future of Star Wars

Movies don’t fall out of popularity, they just change and shift in a way that reflects new cultural values. Which means that Star Wars may not be dead after all, but it’s definitely changed.

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Leading a show that feels like it's been years in the making, Ewan McGregor will finally return as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new show set 10 years after Revenge of the Sith. Hayden Christensen has also been confirmed to return as Darth Vader. The series will be directed by Deborah Chow, who directed two episodes of Mandalorian, and will also feature Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton , Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend , O'Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Uncut Gems director Benny Safdie.

Dear White People's Justin Simien will develop Star Wars: Lando, a new stand-alone series for the character of Lando Calrissian that will air on Disney+. So far, there's no update on who will star as the titular smuggler, but fans are hoping Donald Glover, who portrayed the character in 2018's Solo, will return for the series. (Could fans see Billy Dee Williams return as an older Lando again? No word yet, but after his appearance in Rise of Skywalker, at least fans know he's still available.) (Source: ew.com)

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Disney sees streaming as vital to its future and needs consistent content from its biggest brands to grow subscriptions. But The Mandalorian has also been one of the most well-received recent Star Wars projects, so Disney is striking while the iron is hot. Disney+ also allows Lucasfilm to explore standalone Star Wars stories without each being expected to gross $1 billion at the box office. Several of the shows are set to receive only one season, so they can be viewed as an evolution of Disney's previous strategy to release spin-off films like Solo in between "main" installments. Indeed, the Boba Fett and Obi-Wan shows were originally discussed as movies before Solo disappointed.

And canonicity is a big deal for Star Wars. When Disney first bought Lucasfilm, they declared all previous Star Wars comics, novels, games, and cartoons (except for the long-running Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as non-canon “legends” of the Star Wars galaxy. The move was made to offer maximum freedom to the filmmakers involved in the Sequel Trilogy (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and Rise of Skywalker), but it didn’t take long for “Legends” characters and ideas to seep back into programs like Star Wars Rebels and The Mandalorian. And, as you will see in this guide to Star Wars’s streaming and theatrical future below, those senses of canon and continuity are as important to the galaxy far, far away as the Force itself. (Source: editorial.rottentomatoes.com)

 

 

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