It’s quite a feat to steal thunder from the final installment of the ‘Star Wars’ “Skywalker Saga,” but that’s exactly what has happened with Disney+’s TV series ‘The Mandalorian,’ which is generating almost as much buzz as the pending theatrical release of ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’. Disney+ has plans to release additional ‘Star Wars’ shows showcasing such characters with untapped potential as Ewan McGregor’s ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ and Diego Luna’s ‘Cassian Andor’. But it sounds like the cast of the current films is not open to the idea of journeying back to the galaxy far, far away on the small screen.
Oscar Isaac just put the kibosh on any chance of a ‘Poe Dameron’ series, and now John Boyega has also nixed the idea of a ‘Finn’ series.
“I ain’t getting no Disney+! I’m watching it, though, but I’ll stay in the feature films.”
To be honest, I’m not sure fans want to see the further adventures of Finn or Poe (or Rey, for that matter). It’s actually kind of a relief that ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ is putting a cap on the four-decades-long “Skywalker Saga.” What ‘The Mandalorian’ has proven is that there are more stories to tell in this universe, and fans are eager to see them… provided they are NEW stories. ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ seemed to indicate that fans weren’t so keen to see stories with the same characters, connected to established events.
However, Boyega’s words sound a little close to those of Shailene Woodley, who found out her franchise ‘Divergent’ was being scrapped as a feature film series and moving to TV:
“Last I heard they were trying to make it into a television show. I didn’t sign up to be in a television show. Out of respect to the studio and everyone in involved, they may have changed their mind and may be doing something different, but I’m not necessarily interested in doing a television show.”
It sounds a little like they are turning their noses up at slumming it on television, when they have aspirations for movie stardom. But maybe I’m reading too much into that. Woodley has gone on to do television, on HBO’s ‘Big Little Lies’, which has won four Golden Globes and eight Emmy Awards. Woodley herself was nominated for the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress. (She didn’t win, but it’s an honor to just be nominated… so I’ve heard.)
Boyega’s one major role post-‘Star Wars’ was in ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ and that was a disaster. But who knows what the future will hold? (In Isaac’s case, it sounded more like he was simply done with ‘Star Wars’ and wanted to move on.)
Would you like to see the cast of the current ‘Star Wars’ trilogy go on to Disney+? Or should this book be closed for the time being?
Source: Cinema Blend