Star Wars fandom can have some of the best people out there. But it also has its dark side. The Disney era of Star Wars has created a set of fans who are very unhappy with Kathleen Kennedy since she is the one in charge of Lucasfilm and they have not been happy with all of the company's decisions regarding recent films.
If there's one thing that most Star Wars fans want to do, it's actually visit the galaxy far, far away. We want to go in for a drink at the infamous Mos Eisley cantina. We want to run through the corridors of the Death Star. We want to sit in Han's seat on the Millennium Falcon. Well, thanks to the magic of Disney, and the people behind ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm's immersive entertainment studio, we will be able to. Come November 19, they will put out a new virtual reality experience called Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge. It will be an immersive VR experience for the Oculus Quest set of headsets.
When The Rise of Skywalker came out, it shed further light on the idea that the sequel trilogy was not very well planned out. The month after the film's release, people became aware of another Episode IX script titled Duel of the Fates, which was written when Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow was still attached to direct Episode IX. The script included a more prominent role for Finn than what we got in The Rise of Skywalker, which shows him meeting other former stormtroopers like Jannah but did not lead to the stormtrooper uprising that many fans were hoping to see.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi series starring Ewan McGregor has long been in the works. Even going as far back as the lead-up to The Force Awakens, I remember when fans were hoping for an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie. Over the years, there were rumors and reports that it was happening. In interviews, Ewan McGregor said that he would like to return to the role. Finally, at Disney's D23 Expo last year, it was confirmed that the story would happen as a series, when Ewan McGregor met up with Lucasfilm's president Kathleen Kennedy onstage. At that time, McGregor mentioned how he had spent a long time trying not to reveal anything in interviews until the project was announced officially. It seems like this has been happening for a long time.
Last week, Culture Slate featured an article that highlighted some of the new information found in Pablo Hidalgo’s latest publication, Star Wars: Fascinating Facts. Though the concept of George Lucas and Luke Skywalker's story arc was mentioned briefly, it is an interesting point worthy of a deeper look. On page 140 of Star Wars: Fascinating Facts, Hidalgo states:
Star Wars 3D animation has become such a huge part of Star Wars over the last 12 years. During the years when no new episodes were being produced for The Clone Wars, we got a successor of sorts called Star Wars Rebels. That particular show had a satisfying ending, but it left the door open for further adventures of the characters who remained. It feels open-ended and not quite like a concrete conclusion. Later, The Clone Wars was finally given its final season, during which it featured the elite squad known as the Bad Batch. Months later, it was announced that The Bad Batch would be the next Star Wars animated series, coming sometime in 2021. But what about the Rebels sequel series that fans have been expecting?