Thursday, December 19, 2019

The Future of Star Wars

Are you watching The Mandalorian?* Despite the titled character's lack of parental skills, we are loving it at my house. This show, more than anything else coming out of Star Wars since Disney purchased Lucasfilm a couple of years ago, has me convinced that the future of Star Wars is bright.

While I've enjoyed every Star Wars movie Disney has produced (and I'm really hoping I like Rise of Skywalker), I have been a little concerned how they all seem to center upon the original three movies. There are only so many stories that can be mind from the original trilogy. The Mandalorian--and it's huge success--shows that Star Wars needn't return again and again to the Skywalker family. I look forward to the weird and wild stories still to be told.

*Or as we call it at my home: The Baby Yoda Show with Special Guest Star Mando.