There have been multiple Star Wars movies, and now series, made through the years. The question that is often asked is regarding what the next Star Wars movie will be made next. Recently this has led to news about a movie about Rey taking place after the events of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and also a move made by Dave Filoni that will be a culminating event of the multiple Star Wars series that have been released on Disney+. One question that isn’t asked very often is if the original Star Wars trilogy should be remade. X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn has brought up the idea of rebooting the original Star Wars movies.
If Vaughn’s vision came true, there would be a new cast for a reboot of Star Wars. “For me, doing a Star Wars movie is to play with the characters that I loved,” he said on a recent episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast. “If they said to me, do you want to reboot Star Wars and actually have Luke Skywalker, Solo and Vader and do your version of it? Everyone would say you’re an idiot to try, but that would excite me. … Why are the characters so hallowed that from 1977 that you can’t re-do it for a new audience?”
For Vaughn, Star Wars is really about the Skywalker family. He believes that this should always be the focal point of the franchise and that it has strayed from that. Vaughn acknowledged that the new series are good but believes that the franchise really needs an epic new film.
“That’s what I would do,” he said. “Everyone is going to go bats*** crazy, but let’s bring it on. If you want a new generation, make the movie for them. The old generation, hopefully, you make it well enough that they go, ‘Oh, OK, I’m enjoying it.’”
The odds of something like this happening, however, are probably much less than 3,720 to 1. Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy has indicated that the future of Star Wars is with more stories that expand the Star Wars universe and tell more stories beyond the Skywalker Saga. Every indication is that these new stories will be with newer characters. The one time an original character was revisited was in Solo, where the movie and recasting of Han Solo was met with less than stellar results.
“We also can’t go do something with Luke Skywalker that isn’t Mark Hamill,” she said in an interview which further confirms this isn’t the direction that Star Wars will go. “We’re not going to suddenly go try to do that.”
The future of the Star Wars franchise continues to be looking to new stories and not back to retelling classic stories. However, The Walt Disney Company has not shied away from re-imagining movies before. It has re-imagined many classic animated films for new audiences. It is possible, while very highly unlikely, that some future leader of Disney or Lucasfilm could decide that this franchise should get the same treatment.
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