Photo Credit: [Star Wars: The Last Jedi] Lucasfilm
Is nostalgia worth the price we’ll pay?
But with Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Rogue One and the possibility of a Lando, Boba Fett, and Obi-Wan Kenobi films, Lucasfilm shows that Star Wars may be suffering from another issue with time, its history.
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Is there an actual point to seeing Han’s beginnings when we just got finished watching him get run through by a lightsaber and dumped off a bridge by his own son?
Does a Boba Fett movie prove that he’s more than a suit and not the worst bounty hunter in the galaxy? Probably not.
Stuck in the same forty-year loop, alternate Star Wars media has provided a rich template of history for the franchise to rip from. Maybe more than time, Lucasfilm is having a self-identity crisis, shoehorning Vader and Darth Maul into feature films to keep the social media heads quipping.
Nostalgia and nods can grab a few more dollars but eventually, that feeling wanes until the characters are nothing more than the mummified remains of what easy money used to look like.
The point is, Star Wars doesn’t need to stop making films or money–it needs to evolve and, maybe, slow down. A great movie every three years would help the momentum swell and make it what it once was: special.