Star Wars has vanished. For the first time in four years, December is underway without a new adventure in the galaxy far, far away, as Disney and Lucasfilm this year opted to put out Solo: A Star Wars Story over the summer instead. But bucking the yearly tradition of releasing every Star Wars film shortly…
Seriously, what’s the point?
There’s a scene in the movie that is clearly intended to get a big audience reaction, but from my experience, it didn’t. Why not?
Star Wars: Rebels’ season finale featured the exploration of Malachor, the return of Darth Maul, and a battle against three inquisitors, but for much of the fandom, the highlight was always going to be Ahsoka Tano. Formerly the young Padawan of Anakin Skywalker in The Clone Wars, Ahsoka made her return to the Star Wars universe early on in Rebels’ second season, and…
The trend of bringing culturally-significant franchises back to screens via reboots that fit within the established canon has created a dilemma: How do you balance originality and fan service?
Back in 1983, Star Wars fanatics everywhere lined up for Return of the Jedi, their expectations through the roof for the next installment in the series. It was a satisfying sequel overall, but one element rubbed a lot of people the wrong way: the repetition of the Death Star storyline.
As we count down the days until Star Wars returns to theaters, it’s difficult not to flash back to 1999 when we all felt this same anticipation for The Phantom Menace.