We figure it’s pretty clear that Disney have big plans for Star Wars.
We know we’re getting at least six movies, Rebels, books, comics and park attractions but is that only the tip of the iceberg? It looks like their Marvel universe is only half the size of their plans for Star Wars.
The guys at Badass Digest via Darkhorizons, claim to have a reliable member of Lucasfilm who has revealed some of the details about the plans for our favourite franchise:
“Marvel Studios has shown that multiple franchises can work together to tell one story, and they’ve even played with a bit of transmedia by having Agents of SHIELD peripherally involved.
“But Star Wars is about to blow that out of the water; there have been big meetings setting the future of the Star Wars universe, and these meetings are going to impact everything we see from Star Wars moving forward. Everything.
“For the first time in franchise history, the arc of the new trilogy is planned out in advance. They’re taking this story someplace, not just picking up the loose ends and figuring out where to go next with each new film. Even with the prequels, which had a predetermined ending, Lucas was kind of making it up as he went along.
“That longform vision alone is exciting. But what’s more, they’re going to weave this story through cartoons and books and comics, making every piece of side story count. Star Wars has too long been a central series of movies surrounded by absolutely disposable books, comics and games. No more. You won’t have to know that stuff to follow the main story, but if you do know that stuff you’re going to be rewarded… It’s all going to matter.”
“The detailed plans means the change of filmmakers at the helm shouldn’t disrupt the process, it also adds weight to things like the upcoming “Star Wars: Rebels” series as events in that can have implications on events down the line in future movies.”
So it’s exciting to think that, for the first time in any franchise, every book, comic panel, tv episode and game will effect the movies and vice versa. Personally I can’t wait to once again get completely immersed in the Star Wars universe once again…