How would you feel if they remade the original trilogy films in a couple of decades from now? Personally, I’d be okay with it, especially in the form of a TV series which retells the whole saga.
Honestly, I probably wouldn’t mind all that much. Star Wars is a modern myth, and myths are meant to be told and retold. I’d only hope that if they were to do it again, they’d make it it’s own thing, and not try to merely replicate what made everyone enjoy the OT (like, for instance, how the Disney live action remakes often do).
If it sucks, who cares. I still have the OT (well, maybe not, but that’s what this site is for).
They’re already doing this with the ST. They try to make it its own thing, but the big reason for making it is to capitalize on these classic stories. And I’m perfectly fine with that. But if they want to do it again, just make a Sequel-Sequel Trilogy. Remaking the OT is too on the nose… although it’d probably still make a ton.
No, it really is two different things, I genuinely wouldn’t mind if somewhere down the line we got a new Luke Skywalker, for example, not just a character reminiscent of him. But you’re right that it is along the same principle I mentioned, in regards to repeating/reinterpreting myths. Which is probably why I never had any issue with the plot similarities.
As to a sequel-sequel trilogy that’s another permutation, in some ways it would be fitting. The ST certainly is already laying the groundwork of the ‘history repeating itself’ theme (“If you live long enough you see the same eyes in other people”), not to mention the PT as well was designed to mirror and “rhyme” with the OT. Arguably the concept is ingrained within the original film as well, which took influence from the serials of old, where you sort of got the impression that these characters would be living out these adventures every week into eternity, whether you saw them or not.
Now, as to whether or not that’s what I’d actually want to have happen, I don’t know. But I’ve always said I’m of the opinion that TROS/the ST should end on a note that these stories will continue on (even if they don’t plan on making more).