My take on Disney buying out Lucasfilms, and what it might mean for the Star Wars franchise
It can’t be worse, and it might be better.
1) Disney, whatever its flaws, knows how to tell a story.
2) Lucas does not. Anymore.
3) The people who saw the first three movies as kids and loved them, and then saw the three prequel movies and were perplexed and saddened, are all grown up now. Some of them are writers, scriptwriters, directors, actors, casting directors, stuntmen and stuntwomen, film editors, etc.
4) Some of them already work for Disney. You know they do. Let them make the next movies; they want Star Wars to be good again.
You know, there’s something worse than two-dimensional characterization: it’s characterization reduced to flash-cards
. I’m pretty sure Disney won’t do that. They might err in the other direction, which could be just as bad… but it won’t be worse.
I shall watch developments with interest.