Apart from The Last Jedi, which is currently my all-time favourite Star Wars movie, and Rogue One, which I greatly enjoyed, I must say I’m sorely disappointed with the way Disney has handled the franchise, even moreso with how fans loved TFA which is essentially Star Wars 2.0.
So far Disney’s nu-EU has been devoted to every last minute detail of the OT, from the time Luke took a dump after receiving his medal for destroying the Death Star to all the hours Leia spent braiding her hair in her spare time. Come ON!!! You have an entire Galaxy’s worth of storytelling spanning thoudands upon thoudands of generations yet it revolves around the same five characters during the same four year period of the OT.
Then there’s Star Wars Rebels, which is Star Wars at its most risk-averse, play-it-safe, where the good guys always prevail and win to such an extent one must wonder how did the bad guys rise to power in the first place, so much so it’s a miracle Kanan Jarrus died at all, which despite it being the logical conclusion to his character arc Filoni admited he would have had him survive. We also had to endure Thrawn, one of the smartest characters in the Galaxy, being thwarted by a whiny teenager, thus ruining him in my eyes.
Under Disney I’ve already noticed Star Wars is becoming increasingly sanitised. Case in point the Hutt species. In the original canon all Hutts were hermaphrodites with some having a more masculine personality whilst others having a more feminine one. Now in the new Disney canon the Hutts are strictly male and female. Another example is the near-complete removal of sexy female characters, starting with Disney no longer selling slave Leia outfits. Remember Darth Talon? Or Quinlan Vos’ sexy wife from the old EU? I guarantee we will never see those types of characters ever again in SW.
Sometimes I wish Lucasfilm had been bought by another film studio, like Warner Bros or Universal. Right now the only thing I’m looking forward to in terms of Star Wars are Johnson’s SW trilogy and Benioff and Weiss’ films.