Star Wars fans haven’t gotten much news lately when it comes to the future of the franchise? What’s taking Disney so long when Marvel is so forthcoming?
At San Diego Comic-Con, fans of franchises have come to expect big news. Those who love The Walking Dead and the Marvel Cinematic Universe got plenty of it over the weekend.
Star Wars fans did not.
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It seems like such a strange time to not release any breaking news about Star Wars either, especially considering Episode IX and The Mandalorian are both slated to come out this year.
Disney already braced us that The Mandalorian news coming at D23 in August, but what about The Rise of Skywalker. Fans received a teaser trailer at Star Wars Celebration in April — and not much else.
Even if Lucasfilm isn’t ready to reveal much from Episode IX yet, it seems as though there could have still been a lot more it could have offered fans.
While Marvel wasn’t breaking the internet with trailers, it did expand on the MCU and explained what movies and shows are coming to phase 4 and phase 5. In all, at least 11 new projects were announced over the next several years in film and Disney+ series.
It didn’t give huge details. But it did bring out actors (we miss you Natalie Portman), and gave dates to get fans excited and anticipate the projects to come.
Perhaps Lucasfilm is waiting for the end of the Skywalker Saga to do something similar? Marvel did just end its most recent phase with Avengers: Infinity War. There was a finality to many of the characters and storylines.
The Skywalker Saga will do that for Star Wars.
But as we wait for news and updates on current projects, I can’t help but wonder what else is there?
Disney did tell us Star Wars movies will be arriving every other December starting in 2022. That’s still a very long way away and anything we think we know about those movies are just rumors and speculation.
It just feels Lucasfilm has an over-abundance of caution when releasing info when it comes to Star Wars projects. Yes, part of the fandom has been overly critical and trollish about certain aspects — and it’s not something to be proud of.
Is Lucasfilm scared of backlash? Is it waiting for a better moment? Did Disney want to give MCU the spotlight this year? Maybe to all of those.
But I also wonder if there is time built in to elevate these projects perhaps there would be more excitement from Star Wars fans for what’s to come. Instead fans are left with mysteries surrounding their favorite franchise.
And no answers.
What do you think of about Lucasfilm’s lack of news on the Star Wars front at San Diego Comic-Con?