There’s no dancing around it anymore, if there was ever any point in doing so in the first place. The Star Wars sequel trilogy was not a good story, and it needs salvation from the dynamic duo that could actually save it.
It may not be anytime soon, but with the work they have done in recent years on Star Wars shows like The Clone Wars, The Mandalorian, and Star Wars Rebels, there’s no question that Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau need to be at the head of fixing the mess that has been created by those in charge of The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker.
As far as Star Wars films go, the sequel trilogy is at least entertaining. Fans were more than willing to see what kind of world might be left in the post-Return of the Jedi era of Star Wars lore, but the stories in Episodes VII-IX fall painfully short.
To think, just over two years ago, the Star Wars fan base’s primary concern was J.J. Abrams ret-con-ing what they believed to be an egregious portrayal of Luke Skywalker.
As all of us have seen, it was Favreau and Filoni that redeemed that story, at least for the time being. More on Luke later.
The Star Wars sequel trilogy needs salvation. It may not happen in the next decade, but at some point, the stories that are being created on Disney+’s The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett as well as the upcoming Kenobi project are going to necessitate some serious creativity from storytellers if they are going to intertwine with the horrendous plot that unfolded in the sequels.
There are more than just five, but for the time being, let’s look at five aspects of the stories that need to be saved as soon as possible.
Help us Favreau and Filoni, you’re our only hope.