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Even Mark Hamill thinks we’re getting too much Star Wars

April 2nd, 2018 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

Can too much of a good thing be a bad thing?

In some cases yes and it appears that according to Luke Skywalker himself Mark Hamill we may be approaching a Star Wars saturation point. In an interview with CinemaBlend, The Last Jedi star Mark Hamill shared his own concerns about there potentially being too many Star Wars films.

Hamill explained why he believes the studio should “pace themselves” when it comes to scheduling the release dates for Star Wars projects:

“I will say they should pace themselves, because you don’t want to over-saturate it. I said to Disney, ‘Really? Five months after we come out comes [Solo: A Star Wars Story]? Can’t you at least wait until Christmas?’ But they’ve got things booked – they’re doing Marvel and their own movies, so that’s beyond my [purview.]”

However, Hamill noted that there are an infinite amount of tales to tell in the Star Wars universe and discussed how the standalone films offer creators a chance to break storytelling formulas:

“So I think the advantage of the standalone films is that they don’t have to follow the formula of a trilogy, so they can establish their premise, get it on, get it done and get out leaving the audience wanting more. So there’s infinite possibilities.”

While we are getting a lot of Star Wars movies at the moment i do believe it is due to the huge amount of money Disney paid out to acquire the franchise and hopefully once that has been recouped and a healthy profit has been made we will see small decrease if the amount of Star Wars movies.

That’s said, I love Star Wars and would be total happy for a new movie to be released annually, along with a high quality weekly TV show and a few decent cartoons too

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