Superweapon VII said:
I wish Lucas had released his IPs into the public domain and made an effort to convert Lucasfilm into a worker co-op.
I did think when George sold Lucasfilm we’d be experiencing many divergent views, interpretations and points of views in the Star Wars story sandbox. Instead, there is a reluctance, maybe even a fear, to go too far away from playing it safe. Or “George’s vision” or “playing with action figures” as the excuse has become.
TLJ, for its faults, tried. Visions and Andor is what many fans would like too have seen years ago, i think. Hopefully Acolyte and Dawn of the Jedi follow that independent “unbeholden to George” vibe.
Am I glad George sold Lucasfilm to Disney? Well he sold out his own “independent” and “anti-film corp” way of doing things with that decision. Though from the Charlie Rose “White Slavers” interview he didn’t seem to have a high opinion of them. Plus, Disney’s history on this seems to be “profit over risk, rinse and repeat”
At least we didn’t get to see George retcon his own stories further with his latest vision for the Sequel films that would have made Leia as being “The Chosen One” instead of Anakin. Instead we get Favreau and Filoni retconning the EU instead.
So, I am glad he sold up, just not to Disney.