Saturday, November 10, 2012
Star Wars Episode VII
What do you want from Disney's Star Wars sequel? With Episode VII slotted for 2015, who should be in it? What should it be about? Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
I think we definitely need a new villain. There always has to be a dark jedi element, but the prequels prove that the story fails when it's too Jedi-centric.
You could do a story where the remnants of the Empire break up into factions the alliance has to deal with, but that's going back to the well. What they need is a new story for a new generation. The original characters need to be on hand to help the new ones deal with the threat and ultimately pass the torch for them.
I like the idea of the story focusing on Han and Leia's kids, with Luke as mentor. But I don't want them to draw from the expanded universe of the novels and comics because that limits their choices.
Here's something from the old Han Solo novels they could do: Han used to square off against this organized crime syndicate that even the Empire wouldn't touch. In the chaos following the fall of the Empire those elements like the Hutts could come to power and be something that need to be dealt with.
As for the Jedi element, I wouldn't mind a quest to discover some ancient jedi hoodad like the Kaiburr crystal or something. I always thought that was a neat idea.
Yeah, and now that Disney owns Star Wars and Marvel, I'm just going to say what everyone's thinking: Hoojibs.
Hoojibs, Disney. Think about it.