Daily Archives: March 24, 2017
“We’re starting talk about what could happen after Episode IX. About what could be another decade-and-a-half of Star Wars stories,” Iger said Thursday during a talk in Santa Monica.
–The Hollywood Reporter, March 23, 2017
While the original trilogy is untouchable (the originality, cultural impact, cast, story, etc.), if The Force Awakens and Rogue One are any indication of the quality of the Star Wars films to come, then the quote above by Mr. Iger should be received with elation by fans. It’s clear that the next generation in this franchise is being introduced and groomed for their own bright cinematic spotlight. And, thus far, these 20-something and 30-something Star Wars newcomers (Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Felicity Jones) are impressing in exciting, dynamic ways.
Star Wars as a cinematic universe is here to stay and Star Wars as a vacation destination is on-track for a 2019 opening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland. The latter was confirmed in a report from last month.
This all started with one of the wildest and craziest ideas for a film that soared to impossible heights back in 1977. Amazing.
If these forthcoming Star Wars lands don’t perfectly capture the magic of movies, I don’t know what does.