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What other spinoffs should Disney make?

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So far we’re getting :

  1. Rogue One : A Star Wars Story - How the rebels stole the plans for the Death Star.
  2. Untitled Han Solo prequel - How Han Solo became that selfish smuggler we first meet in the cantina.
  3. Untitled Boba Fett movie
  4. Untitled Mace Windu movie
  5. Untitled Obi Wan movie/trilogy
  6. Untitled movie
  7. Untitled movie
  8. Untitled movie? (news reports were confusing; says that we’re getting an additional five movies to the SIX announced movies then saying that it sums up to TEN total movies instead of eleven).

What other spinoffs should we get? Here’s what I want :

  1. Prequel Trilogy reboot - Maybe the rumor that we are getting an Obi Wan trilogy was just misinterpreted (I doubt we’ll be getting a trilogy just based on Obi Wan being sad on Tatooine). Maybe Disney is working on a prequel trilogy reboot and are considering bringing back Ewan McGregor (I don’t think they will). To avoid disrespecting George Lucas, they’re working on movies that respect what the prequel trilogy did (Boba Fett, Mace Windu, Obi Wan) before straight up rebooting. You don’t even need to reboot the original trilogy. Just release the unaltered original trilogy and make a non-canon universe where this new prequel reboot and the unaltered OT can exist separately from the Special Edition canon George Lucas universe. Maybe we are not getting a canon Obi Wan movie at all to avoid confusion.

  2. Old Republic movie/trilogy - Not the prequel trilogy we need, but the one we deserve.

  3. TR-8R movie - TR-8R gets ressurected by a magic walrus and must unleash his revenge on Finn.

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Don’t we already have at least two of these threads already in progress?

“I am a writer. Therefore, I am not sane.”

― Edgar Allan Poe

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DuracellEnergizer said:

Don’t we already have at least two of these threads already in progress?

I checked the first three pages of General Discussion and didn’t see any. Maybe something’s wrong with me.

What threads are you talking about?

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BillionaireHobo287 said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

Don’t we already have at least two of these threads already in progress?

I checked the first three pages of General Discussion and didn’t see any. Maybe something’s wrong with me.

What threads are you talking about?

You have to scroll through a few pages but I found this one: http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/What-anthologyspinoff-film-would-you-like-to-see/id/45913

If only there were a search bar

Prequel Fan-Edit thread: http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Yet-another-series-of-prequel-edits/id/17329

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Prequel reboot is never in a million years going to happen, and it probably shouldn’t either. Strange as it may sound to jerks like us here on this forum, the PT has a sizable following, and there’s a whole generation of kids who grew up on the Clone Wars cartoon. The idealistic side of my brain says live and let live, those kids have as much a right to their preferred Star Wars as I do to mine, however misguided that preference may be. The cynical side says Disney’s not going to go out of their way to piss off that prime tween merch-buying demographic, especially when it’s so much easier to please everyone by ignoring the prequels and playing in their shiny new sequel-era sandbox. Honestly, now that we’re getting more movies, I don’t even care that the prequels are bad anymore. There are so many potential subjects out there that are so much more interesting to me than Anakin Skywalker again.

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joefavs said:

Prequel reboot is never in a million years going to happen, and it probably shouldn’t either. Strange as it may sound to jerks like us here on this forum, the PT has a sizable following, and there’s a whole generation of kids who grew up on the Clone Wars cartoon. The idealistic side of my brain says live and let live, those kids have as much a right to their preferred Star Wars as I do to mine, however misguided that preference may be. The cynical side says Disney’s not going to go out of their way to piss off that prime tween merch-buying demographic, especially when it’s so much easier to please everyone by ignoring the prequels and playing in their shiny new sequel-era sandbox. Honestly, now that we’re getting more movies, I don’t even care that the prequels are bad anymore. There are so many potential subjects out there that are so much more interesting to me than Anakin Skywalker again.

I don’t see the problem. If they go with what I’m saying (making a new non-canon universe separate from George Lucas’ canon universe), nobody’s going to be angry. Reboots happen all the time now! It’s not like the prequels are going to be edited and altered (coughSpecial Editionscough). They’re still there, and if for whatever reason, there’s still people blinded by nostalgia goggles, they can watch their stupid prequels.

Even if people do get angry for whatever strange reason, the majority will be very happy.

The rebooted prequels don’t have to and shouldn’t be about Anakin Skywalker. They can be about the Mandalorian Wars, the Sith Empire, etc. The Star Wars universe could be so much richer than what we actually got. People pretend that the prequels expand and enrich the Star Wars universe, but the prequels do it in all the wrong ways. Because of the prequels, not everybody can be a Jedi hero or use the Force. Yoda wasn’t wise, he just had a bunch of midichlorians. Yes, the prequels did lead to better stories like Knights of the Old Republic, but we would have gotten the same if not a better result if Lucasfilm just decided to remove the block on the past of the original trilogy long before any of Lucas’ prequels actually came out, letting better writers than George Lucas go crazy with the Clone Wars.

Since that didn’t happen, writers have to go out of their way to work around Lucas’ prequels. Why do you think every new dark side user now isn’t a Sith or called “Darth”? (though they are called Kylo Ren, Ventress, Supreme Leader Snoke, Savage Opress, Grand Inquisitor, etc.)

Reboot and everything will be better.

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I’ve already got my personal canon, so I don’t particularily care for a PT reboot. It’d just end up being a second set of prequels I’d end up ignoring.

Of course, I’d still like Disney to release an official statement declaring the PT apocryphal.

“I am a writer. Therefore, I am not sane.”

― Edgar Allan Poe

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I don’t see why films about the Sith Empire or the Mandolorian Wars would need to take the place of the PT though. Those could easily exist without splitting the continuity. I just feel like the last thing Disney wants to do is complicate the timeline. They’re all about bringing in new fans right now, and introducing alternate continuities would be a bad move for that. Better to just build around the prequels and reference them as little as possible.

I can’t remember if it was here or the AV Club, but at some point I heard someone say that their personal canon was that the prequels are factually accurate, but that the films themselves as we know them are essentially in-universe B-movies of the actual events that took place. That’s pretty much the attitude I’ve adopted since reading that, and I’m fine with sticking with it.

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I still don’t see that as a viable excuse for not liking something without watching it in it’s totality and forming an opinion of your own. Not in 2016, but maybe when Star Wars wasn’t so expansive.

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Believe it or not, Disney makes money off the prequels. Prequel toys are still being made, and the characters appear at the parks. So why would they mess with that?

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SilverWook said:

Believe it or not, Disney makes money off the prequels. Prequel toys are still being made, and the characters appear at the parks. So why would they mess with that?

They can make money off of BOTH prequels. That’s double the money, YO!

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joefavs said:

I don’t see why films about the Sith Empire or the Mandolorian Wars would need to take the place of the PT though. Those could easily exist without splitting the continuity. I just feel like the last thing Disney wants to do is complicate the timeline. They’re all about bringing in new fans right now, and introducing alternate continuities would be a bad move for that. Better to just build around the prequels and reference them as little as possible.

I can’t remember if it was here or the AV Club, but at some point I heard someone say that their personal canon was that the prequels are factually accurate, but that the films themselves as we know them are essentially in-universe B-movies of the actual events that took place. That’s pretty much the attitude I’ve adopted since reading that, and I’m fine with sticking with it.

Like I said, series reboot all the time now! If people can keep track of all the superhero universes (there’s at least 10 film universes based on Marvel heroes and that’s not even counting DC), they can keep track of two Star Wars universes (three if you count Legends but that’s pretty obscure now).

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Do you really want two versions of Jar Jar Binks in existence? 😉

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BillionaireHobo287 said:

So far we’re getting :

  1. Rogue One : A Star Wars Story - How the rebels stole the plans for the Death Star.
  2. Untitled Han Solo prequel - How Han Solo became that selfish smuggler we first meet in the cantina.
  3. Untitled Boba Fett movie
  4. Untitled Mace Windu movie
  5. Untitled Obi Wan movie/trilogy
  6. Untitled movie
  7. Untitled movie
  8. Untitled movie? (news reports were confusing; says that we’re getting an additional five movies to the SIX announced movies then saying that it sums up to TEN total movies instead of eleven).

I realize that the thread is about spin-offs Disney should make (whatever that means), but is this list meant to be real? Last thing I heard was that they were simply making three anthology films, and that they still aren’t too sure about what he third one is supposed to be about.

As a sort-of side-note I’m kind of curious bout whether they’ll actually make three of them at all, considering how these are basically just filler between the main trilogy films (or has that changed recently?). The reason I say this is that I find it kind of strange that they’ll just dump a final film SW film on the public after the main trilogy is over. I’m pretty sure that there’s quite a lot of people who aren’t huge SW fans who will be confused by the upcoming Rogue One (it’s obvious for us, but not so much for many people). So it seems weird to me to give us a Fett/Kenobi/whatever film after ep. XI.