Most of you have probably read in the newspaper about Disney buying the rights to the “Star Wars” franchise and extending the life of the movies. More sequels! Now, just imagining the cast of characters is both scary and funny. Who will play who? Will we be able to take the story and characters seriously like we’ve done the past? Come on, diehard fans, speak up!
The scenes that could be created in Disney studios can run amok in one’s mind. Picturing Mickey Mouse as Mickey Solo trying to help his beloved Princess Minnie Leia, and I wonder who’s to take the role of Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi? Let’s not forget the other great butt kicking heroes, Chewbacca and Yoda. I guess the other popular Disney characters such as Goofy, Donald Duck and Daisy would have to step in. Somehow that just doesn’t seem right.
Disney is very talented and imaginative when it comes to producing movies and telling stories, even the not so pretty ones. If you have read the original “The Little Mermaid” you will understand what I mean. True, Pixar does add a lot of fun and charm and coolness to what they bring to the big screen along with great story telling and of course, memorable lines.
Now from reading the article, Disney picks up with Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia. Hmm, is this after Luke has discovered his true heritage, his actual father, Darth Vader (aka Anakin Skywalker) and peace has been restored to the Republic. Wonder what is left to tell? Do we see Han and Leia get married? We already know they love each other. Most of us realized that Luke would continue to be the Jedi he trained to be. So what now?
My only hope that is justice can be done to the already successful movies that Mr. Lucas himself dreamed up over thirty years ago. I hope that he insisted that Disney respect the integrity of the story, the characters, and keep everything flowing smoothly. And may the force be with them, always.