… and it plans to make new Star Wars movies every 2 to 3 years.
Here’s what I think will happen. Sequels are rarely as good as the original when the original is unusually good. It’s hard to hit a home run twice in a row. Films like Terminator 2 and Godfather 2 are the exceptions rather than the rule. On that basis, the new Star Wars films will likely suck compared to the original. But many people will still go see it anyways and Disney will keep milking the franchise until it dies a Rock Band death.
On the other hand, maybe the new Star Wars movies won’t be so bad. Maybe Disney will be smart enough to not let the director write the entire script on his/her own. The Star Wars prequels were atrocious:
I don’t like sand. It’s coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. Not like here. Here everything is soft… and smooth.
Have you seen Matrix 2? Prometheus? Some directors just need help from professional writers. The new Star Wars movies might… just maybe… turn out to be half-decent.
Here’s an interview with George Lucas where he talks about the sale:
To me, it seems that George Lucas is a little tired of making movies.