How ‘Andor’ staged the first rebellion in the ‘Star Wars’ universe – and how Lucasfilm was there
We often think it’s a coincidence that we get such a range of new Star Wars movies every year – but that’s because that’s the way Lucasfilm and Disney want it.
That’s the point of it.
In the past, the company has had a reputation as the producer of blockbusters with sequels like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
In the case of The Force Awakens, that came with a price: a new trilogy of movies set to conclude the saga that had taken over the Skywalker saga.
That meant making those movies twice, and having to cut a lot of content to make them fit into the new “universe”.
A Lucasfilm spokesperson was on hand to explain to The Hollywood Reporter how such films don’t actually make money from the box office, and they’re better spent on other things.
“It would be disingenuous to say they’re not profitable, but the real number is what they don’t make in profit,” said the spokesperson.
While Disney spent a lot of money on The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, the company wasn’t doing nearly enough to make them financially viable.
The first of the new “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” trilogy, The Last Jedi, failed to connect with viewers and critics alike, and as we reported at the time, it was made possible by a massive marketing push.
In the case of The Rise of Skywalker, Lucasfilm found itself with an unviable story and a series of underwhelming characters, and the decision was made to end the series as it was supposed to end, with the film Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
The rise of The Rise of Skywalker
The decision to end the series with The Rise of Skywalker was initially seen as a mistake, however, as it didn’t make sense to end it with a sequel to an unviable movie.
There’s been a lot of interest in what the final film will be like, and how it will be connected to The Last Jedi.
Fans have been expecting a new chapter or ending to the saga as Disney had plans to make a seventh installment in the upcoming 2019 Disney+ series The Mandal