Rumor Bomb: The Future of Star Wars
Okay, this one is all on WDW Pro.
Normally I wouldn’t go with a rumor like this but Pro’s track record is exceptional so my confidence in this intel is high.
There was a big pow-wow at Disney on the future of Star Wars. Iger, the senior executive leadership at Disney as well as the leadership of LucasFilm. Disney has massively over-invested in Reylo Star Wars. The sunk costs are too big to reskin the rides and attractions at Disney Parks. Disney hates the idea of retconning away Rey anyway, they NEVER throw away a property, that company’s executives are as repelled by that idea as fish is of getting a suntan.
They have come up with the most designed by committee future of Star Wars imaginable. This is the result of market testing, egos tied to malinvestment and of course the malinvestments themselves.
Consequently, the new big Star Wars movie is going to star five characters.
Ready? Because Disney don’t care if you aren’t
D. ?? (new character that will be introduced in the TV shows)
E. (You guessed this one already) Baby Yoda.
Bob Iger had to go with something. In fact, anything. He can’t shitcan Kathleen Kennedy, not with a big proxy fight coming up. He has to express confidence in her despite her disasterous record because he was the one that never fired her.
What they are telling themselves is that the reason Rey isn’t popular is because she has faded from public memory and needs to have her profile raised and not that she was Queen of the Mary Sues.
No, the problem is that Star Wars needed to future proof itself with the third trilogy. It needed to bring in the Zoomers but it didn’t. There is almost no interest in Star Wars from that generation. Sneer all you like at Prequel Trilogy, it did its job of bringing in the Millennials. Reylo on the other hand botched it. This creativity by committee project is doomed from the start. No director is currently attached to this project and whoever Disney picks it’s going to be someone with only one or two credits to his name.
It hasn’t started yet and it has already failed.