Originally Posted by Agentsands77
but I couldn't care less about Rogue One
or any of the spinoff films. I expect my interest in it this franchise to be dead and buried once Ep. IX
Same here. You could argue its a huge universe and ripe for filmmakers to tell stories, but you can't have that without running the franchise into the ground via oversaturation and revealing too much about iconic characters (Han Solo prequel can go fuck itself). Only one new Star Wars movie has been released and I'm already sick of the whole thing.
The Marvel thing works because we hadn't really seen it before. SW has been around for 40 years.
Part of me does dig the idea of playing around in that universe. You just can't do it without corporatizing the whole thing until your eyeballs are bleeding. Now they are about to do a (neverending) TV show. You could argue SW has always been over saturated, but nowhere near this extent, and before you could just sort of ignore it. They just took it to a whole new unbearable level now and are screwing around with iconic chacters in the movie world, which is the one that matters most.
The movies were always something you could use as a good hand at poker. You could build and make SW an event (Lucas screwing up the prequels misses the point) and in turn keep things fresh. Now that all sectors are covered and being cranked out non stop, it covers the whole thing in a cloud of cynicism. SW always kind of excitedly walked that line between genuine artistic merit by a creative auteur who had genuine showmanship, and corporate greed. That made it unique and as a result, tolerable, even something to be admired. It now seems to have tipped over completely into corporate exploitation. That's why people arr reacting so strongly to this...its just a whole different beast. Hollywood and its insatiable appetite for profit by way of making everything as bland as humanly possible now has a hold of the one franchise that had some shred of integrity left (regardless of its prequel misfires).
I would like to have seen Lucas sell the company to no one and just use a chunk of its profits as a self sustaining business model to keep funding projects. To keep it an indepedent studio like it was before, with Kennedy still in charge without having to answer to corporate masters.