With STAR WARS: The Rise of Skywalker being the fifth STAR WARS movie in the past five years Disney has decided to put on the breaks. When Disney bought the franchise it looked like the plan was to go big or go home. Well just when it looked like STAR WARS was going to go toe to toe with the Marvel franchise they backed off and decided to go in a different direction.
The STAR WARS slow down
When The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters in December that will be the last STAR WARS movie we will get until 2022. That’s is when we will get the new trilogy from the Game of Thrones directors DB Weiss and David Benioff. Also now instead of getting a movie or more every year like Marvel does, Lucasfilm will go to a take one year off between films. Kathleen Kennedy says that this change is needed, as STAR WARS just wont work like the Marvel Franchise. Kennedy told Vanity Fair:
“I think there is a larger expectation that Disney has. On the other hand, though, I think that Disney is very respectful of what this is, and right from the beginning we talked about the fragility of this form of storytelling. Because it’s something that means so much to fans that you can’t turn this into some kind of factory approach. You can’t even do what Marvel does, necessarily, where you pick characters and build new franchises around those characters. This needs to evolve differently.“
To much time between movies
Could some of this have came from the backlash that Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi received. Or could it be from the low box office performance of SOLO: A Star Wars Story? SOLO was Disney’s first crack at a character movie like Marvel did with Captain America and Iron Man. These definitely could have been factors. But the other problem is how there has been so much time between the trilogies. Unlike Marvel where their story-line all took place in the last ten years, the STAR WARS story-line has taken over four decades to tell. With this big of a gap between movies and trilogies Disney needs to be more careful on how they tell the STAR WARS story.
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