So this morning I wake up to the news that Disney has paid $4.05 billion to purchase Lucasfilm Ltd, the production company behind the Star Wars franchise.
Ok . . .
I don’t really have a problem with this. Well the purchasing part anyway. Stuff like this happens all the time. It’s business! But also part of the news, is that they have announced they are making Star Wars 7.
WHAT THE ACTUAL HELL!
Now if you don’t want to know what could happen next, then stop reading. I’m seriously about to get my nerd on, and go on a Star Wars rant. Those of you who know me, know I live in a Sith Robe, and align myself with the Sith, not the Jedi. You would also know that I would marry Darth Vader if I could, so it’s no real surprise I’m feeling all passionate about this. Anyway, rant time.
So in Star Wars expanded universe, Han and Leia get married and produce offspring, and even Luke gets married and spawns. Really Luke? Isn’t it one of the Jedi’s things NOT to get entangled romantically with people as it may lead to the Dark Side? Surely you remember what happened to daddy? Ugh. Anyways.
Now I have no idea at what point in the story they all get married and start having kids. I just know it happens. And I also know that in the twins that Han and Leia have, their son Jacen **SPOILER ALERT** goes to the Dark Side. I would love to see how that happens. I loved watching Anakin’s decent towards the Dark Side, which is why Revenge of the Sith is my favourite movie.
But I just . . . I just don’t know. I just don’t know how it’s going to work. Despite the fact I know parts of the expanded universe, in my mind, the movies are done. Anakin Skywalker DID bring balance to the force when he turfed the Emperor over the edge on the Death Star. Return of the Jedi, in my mind, is the end! Besides, isn’t Luke supposed to be the LAST SURVIVING JEDI? After the shit fight that was Attack of the Clones, majority of the Jedi were slaughtered were they not?
Obi-Wan dies in A New Hope, there’s one of the last Jedi’s down. Then Yoda dies. And then that leaves Luke? How is Luke going to bring back the Jedi? Is this what Star Wars 7 is going to be about?
If it is, ok. I can maybe handle that. But here comes another problem. You can’t get different actors to play the main characters. Carrie Fischer with ALWAYS be Leia, Harrison Ford will ALWAYS be Han Solo. And Mark Hamill will always be Luke. It’s just the way it is. Have you seen Mark Hamill lately? The guy looks like Sith. He hasn’t aged well at all. How can you bring him back to play Luke?
You can’t do what they did with the Star Trek reboot. Star Wars has never ever discussed alternate universes. EVER. Star Trek has done. Heaps. So they could get away with doing a reboot and then doing the whole alternate time line because Eric Bana the crazy Romulan changed the past.
But you can’t do that with Star Wars. How are they going to get around that? How are they going to cast Star Wars 7 without all the diehard fans wanting to kill all the things?
I seriously don’t know how this is going to work. People are already cursing George Lucas for the debacle that was Star Wars I The Phantom Menace. Are we going to be cursing George Lucas for selling off to Disney when Star Wars 7 comes out?
But I’m curious. I will be watching the stories on this like a hawk. Waiting for little titbits about story line and characters and casting.
Please don’t make us regret this George. You still owe us big time for introducing us to Jar Jar Binks . . .