Lucasfilm learned the wrong Star Wars lesson

Luke Skywalker's CG rictus makes Grogu look withered on a forest planet.

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the saddest thing Vanity Fairhuge appearance Enter s future star wars Are there any new details about the specific future that are missing? star wars. that’s it, despite the claims to the contrary, I don’t know Lucasfilm Anything learned from the lessons of the sequel trilogy and its TV series means the future of the franchise will be more of the same.

This is a quote from an article that is driving me crazy. Author Anthony Breznican writes: “In order to retain fans, Lucasfilm has to make a new generation love-hate, not every classic character that can be brought back endlessly. [Lucasfilm president Kathleen] Kennedy is now aware of all this. “

That’s fine, but it doesn’t change the next fact star wars series is about Obi-Wan Kenobi (introduced in 1977), Cassian Andorra (launched in 2016), and Ashoka (introduced in the original clone wars 2008 film).Or prequel star Hayden Christianson returns to Darth Vader Kenobior Mon Mothma (introduced in 1983) is Andorra series, or we just spent an entire TV series watching fan-favorite character Boba Fett (introduced in 1980, died in 1983) try to become a crime lord most familiar planet Throughout star wars galaxy?

Truly brand new unique plan star wars At least the story we know is the series Acolyte, set some 100 years before the prequel, but even it will serve as some kind of prequel.According to showrunner Leslie Headland, “My problem with watching The Phantom Menace Always thinking, “Well, how did things get to this point?” How did we get to a point where a Sith lord could infiltrate the Senate without a Jedi taking over? Like, what went wrong? What brought us to where we are today? “

Even more abhorrent is the above line from Breznicken: “exist The Mandalorian and Book of Boba Fett, Mark Hamill, 70, plays Luke Skywalker in his 30s, but a younger actor plays Luke’s body and advanced deepfake technology replaces the face. Bringing Luke to life is now a team sport. But the technology has its limitations. The same goes for reforging. “

“The 2018 movie Solo explored Han Solo’s younger years, with Alden Ehrenreich taking on the role of the smuggler originated by Harrison Ford,” the piece continues.The film has its admirers, but it made less at the box office than any other live-action Star Wars movie. Solo’s swagger may be too singular for another actor to replicate. ‘There should be moments along the way when you learn things,’” says Kennedy. ‘Now it does seem so abundantly clear that we can’t do that.’”

To go from “Lucasfilm knows it needs to make new Star Wars stories” directly into “The lesson Kennedy took from Solo is that they need to use deep-fake technology so 70-year-old Mark Hamill can be transformed into a young Luke Skywalker ghoul” is beyond baffling. Shouldn’t new stories specifically preclude classic actors from returning as the classic characters they’ve been playing for 45 years?

Apparently not. I guess we’ll see how new The Acolyte really is when it debuts in… 2023 or so?

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