One of the biggest issues with the Star Wars film series is that we only had six films in its nearly forty-year lifespan. What makes it more beneficial for fans now that Disney has purchased Lucasfilm is that Disney is not going to rest with simply six more films and a bunch of animated television stuff. According to a feature story in Wired, it seems that Star Wars will be getting the Marvel treatment.
“If the people at the Walt Disney Company, which bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012, have anything to say about it, the past four decades of Star Wars are merely prologue,” Wired writer Adam Rogers wrote. “They are making more. A lot more.”
It seems that Disney is looking to make the upcoming Star Wars films a new “infinite series” by not just doing sequels but branching out into various movies and creating the expanded universe like Marvel has done. Not to mention, Star Wars fans will be able to get that expanded movie series that they had been hoping for since their first expanded series of novels.
Many observers saw this coming when Disney picked up the franchise. Give it the money and ability to make movies year after year as long as the audience is willing to purchase tickets. For many fans, it will be seen as either a bastardization of the franchise or the franchise that many people were hoping for when the original debut back in 1977. You decide.