I was reading today that Disney is planning on releasing a Star Wars movie every year starting in 2015. Now, I sense a disturbance in the force with this idea. Yes, Disney owns the rights and they can do what they want with the franchise. George Lucas owned Star Wars from 1977 to 2012 and only managed to make six movies (Clone Wars doesn’t count). For all the complaints the fans can attack George with, at least he didn’t churn out a thousand films. He saved the silver screen for the major parts of the story. Disney will be mixing their movies with a continuation of the trilogies and other films that follow different characters, like what Jabba the Hutt did between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Lucas left all that to the Expanded Universe (which will probably be ending soon). Doing movies outside the main story is fine, but it runs into the danger of becoming overly complicated. I say this as a comic book fan who knows when you create too many spin-offs to a series that after awhile you don’t know what the hell is going on. I hold out hope for Episode VII because JJ Abrams is directing. We’ll see what happens. It will either go well or collapse into crap.
Also, check out this clip from Parks and Recreation of Patton Oswalt filibustering about Star Wars to Pawnee’s city council that has been circulating the internet.