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NFT: Big Star Wars News (New Trilogy + TV Show)

Giantology : 11/9/2017 5:23 pm
Rian Johnson is developing a brand new trilogy of Star Movies:

Announced by Disney CEO Bob Iger during an conference call discussing Disney’s financial year 2017. An official statement was then quickly posted confirming the news, and that Johnson’s trilogy—being produced with Ram Bergman—will be separate from the Skywalker Saga of move the prequel, original, and sequel trilogys, and “introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored”.

Also looks like we'll get a Star Wars TV show:

Alongside the trilogy of movies, Iger also confirmed that a live action Star Wars TV series was currently being developed by Disney, and will exclusively premiere through Disney’s planned streaming service, set to launch in 2019. It was previously confirmed that the Star Wars movies would be leaving Netflix and other streaming services to find a new home on Disney’s in-development platform, but now they will be joined by an exclusive live-action venture. The service is set to launch in 2019, but a date for the Star Wars TV series was not revealed.

Rian Johnson Is Developing a New Trilogy of Star Wars Movies - ( New Window )
Mr. Bungle : 11/9/2017 5:26 pm : link
Very very excited to see what they do with a blank slate  
Giantology : 11/9/2017 5:31 pm : link
Rogue One was amazing but still had to do a lot to make sure it lined up with A New Hope. A complete fresh story in this same universe could be very fucking cool!
Disney really likes the Netflix Model...  
Dan in the Springs : 11/9/2017 5:32 pm : link
Netflix realized that exclusive TV content was the best way to capture monthly subscribers, which is the best way to generate revenue as an entertainment provider. Heck, it's really (imo) always been the best way to generate revenues.

Using the Star Wars property to create an instant base who would very likely subscribe is genius, but only if the content is good enough to get high reviews. Lots of pressure on Disney to get this right.

As for me, I won't be subscribing anytime soon. Too many monthly subscriptions as it is - got to start cutting some of them off.

I am not surprised  
NYG07 : 11/9/2017 5:33 pm : link
I do think this is a very good sign for episode 8 that Johnson is involved with this new trilogy. Disney must be very pleased with the final cut of The Last Jedi.
This is NOT going to GO  
Mr. Bungle : 11/9/2017 5:40 pm : link
the way you THINK!!!...
this sounds great...  
Italianju : 11/9/2017 6:16 pm : link
i worry they are over doing it with star wars, but its supposed to be a whole galaxy so as long as you dont do the same characters over and over this should work.

Disney is def trying to compete with Netflix. Its why they are trying to acquire all of the Fox properties. As a marvel fan im really hoping this happens.
Fantastic news  
UConn4523 : 11/9/2017 6:56 pm : link
their kids shows on Netflix is a huge selling point and I couldn't see them giving up that money for much longer. Their entire kids library plus everything Star Wars is reason enough to fork over $10 per month.
Jim in Forest Hills : 11/9/2017 7:00 pm : link
Hope jedis are in it!
They eventually run the risk of overdoing it with the series  
mfsd : 11/9/2017 7:09 pm : link
but that should be a long way off. So many possible storylines to create with the universe and mythology...fingers crossed they pick the right writers and directors.

I agree the freedom to break from the original stories should be a longer obsessed with planting tons of easter eggs and matching up storylines
Disney didn't pay a billion dollars  
ZGiants98 : 11/9/2017 8:17 pm : link
for this to be over after episode 9. It's never going to end, similar to the Avengers universe. Not sure how I feel about that.
Glad they're opting for something fresh  
Modus Operandi : 11/10/2017 12:12 am : link
This repackaging of old plot devices in the current trilogy has left a lot to be desired. You'd have to think that through sheer odds, someone's father/brother/sister/mother doesn't turn to the dark side and decides to be an accountant inside.

Fuck off.
I find the movies a lot stupider and ham handed now than  
oghwga : 11/10/2017 8:35 am : link
when I was 12 but it is very impressive how they have turned on the money machine. When Lucas first sold I thought he snookered them out of a billion dollars but they have made that back already and then some. One of the reasons they probably bought it was that they had long range plans for the streaming service. CEO's earning their money.
I had a feeling  
BIG FRED 1973 : 11/10/2017 9:54 am : link
this would happen sooner or Later .Marvel has done a great job creating a new character in the Star Wars comics called Doctor Aphra .I really hope she can get a live action show because she is bad ass .
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