Movies include sequels in the ongoing line (i.e. what Rey and friends are up to next), Rogue One, a spinoff about young Han Solo, a spinoff about Boba Fett.
What do you think, 3.5 readers?
My first concern is I wonder if Star Wars’ success hasn’t been a case of “absence makes the heart grow fonder.”
When I was a young adult, I cheered for the prequels because I was just happy to see lightsabers on screen again. Years later I look back and realize that yeah, those movies sucked. Revenge of the Sith wasn’t bad though.
But I wonder if maybe the time between film releases helps us to love these movies more.
Maybe too many will cause us to lose interest. Like that love interest you’re pining for, you want her so bad but once you get her you realize there’s a person in your house cutting her fingernails everywhere. Yet when she goes away you want her back.
Then again, Marvel has been riding high on since 2008 when the first Iron Man was released. Disney’s purchase of and oversight of Marvel has made those movies a success and to date, I have not grown tired of them despite there having been so many of them.
Iron Man 3 was the only stinker, in my opinion but hey in all those movies, one dud is inevitable.
So maybe Disney can keep Star Wars coming and keep us riveted. They seem to know what it takes to keep the kids happy and buying merchandise and keep the adults from complaining that the film hasn’t become too cutesy.