With all kinds of information at our finger tips the world is a smaller place to be. The news of the world’s conflicts now hits closer and closer to home leaving behind a public numbed with socio-political upheavals.
Our entertainment is now increasingly more escapist, this can account for the success of such fantastic and awe-inspiring movie fare such as Lord of the Rings, Avatar, the Dark Knight, and… Star Wars.
Disney is on a roll to dominate pop culture and the acquisition of Lucasfilm after its Marvel purchase continues the trend.
Kathleen Kennedy, who will be George Lucas’ successor, plans to do two to three movies a year. The most prominent of these: Star Wars. Even though it’s improbable, it could be Disney will milk the iconic franchise until it bleeds.
There has only been the announcement of this future Star Wars movie, but already the rumor mill clamors for more. Quite a few directors have come up; the most interestingly mentioned being Guillermo Del Toro, if he could find the time. It also remains to be seen if the original cast of the first trilogy will appear or in what definite roles. There are also countless of books that can serve as inspiration to the next set of adventures.
Other successful titles that could be in play are Indiana Jones or the Land Before Time. Maybe we can get re-imaginings of forgotten fair such as “Willow” or “Latino.” And just maybe, if fate demands it, we can get the sprawling epic of “Howard the Duck” we all deserve.