If you were thinking that “Star Wars” might try to emulate the same formula that Marvel Studios has in creating their successful Marvel Cinematic Universe, you should think again. Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy has shared that Disney doesn’t want the franchise to evolve in the same way, even if the MCU has been responsible for multi-billion dollar blockbusters.
The studio feels that the ‘Star Wars’ franchise was built up quite differently and since it doesn’t have the same type of source material to draw on, there is going to be a lot more trial and error than what we’ve seen happen with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
According to Kennedy:
“Because it’s something that means so much to fans that you can’t turn this into some kind of factory approach. You can’t even do what Marvel does, necessarily, where you pick characters and build new franchises around those characters. This needs to evolve differently.”
With ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ dividing fans over their enjoyment of the film and ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ bombing at the box office due to reshoot costs even though it was praised by fans and critics alike – it seems that the “Star Wars” franchise is being carefully reexamined after the release of ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’. However, going the Marvel route isn’t a direction that we’ll be seeing them head towards.
That in mind, it does seem to not fully agree with a previous statement where characters from the next movie might return in future films.
Are you excited for the future of the “Star Wars” franchise? Do you feel that they should be emulating the Marvel Studios dynamic or is that something which can only work for a company that already has so many established characters? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Vanity Fair