I also think veering off too much and you have a SW indie film that a lot fewer people will want to see.
But would probably be infinitely more interesting. I’m probably in the minority here, but I would love to see a Star Wars story done on a smaller scale. You don’t need $200 million to make a good Star Wars movie.
I’d like to see more stories on a smaller scale - a short series of one-off specials - maybe the coming Disney+ service will make this more of a possibility…
(and it’s not like Disney or Lucasfilm are amatuers at maximising revenues (blu ray sales, tv rights, toys, books & comics, merchandise etc - and of course… ‘growing the brand’ 😉)
Well it just got announced today that an Obi-Wan series is coming to Disney+.