Obi-Wan Kenobi ended its miniseries run on Disney+ earlier this week, lastly offering longtime Star Wars fans a appearance at what Ewan McGregor’s titular, magnificently bearded Jedi was up to inbetween the veryfirst 2 trilogies. The reveal’s gathered a blended reception general—well, as far the reception that’s actually genuine—and for some, there’s a hope that Star Wars will now be able to relocation on. Not simply from Tatooine, the New York of this franchise in that every other program or movie is set in it; however likewise in topic and design, for absence of a muchbetter word.
To state that Star Wars is a little too in love with its history might be “first time eBay seller” generous. Even without the Sequels and whatever about them now hanging over the franchise, the last coupleof years have feels like the franchise is doing a Q&A hosted by excessively compulsive tradition hounds. Filling in spaces on the timeline is all well and great, and has led to some legitimately fantastic minutes in Star Wars storytelling. But Disney’s rejection to do anything that isn’t simply filling out a Wiki page is beginning to be a little strenuous, and the initial liberty that was partly guaranteed by the early days of The Mandalorian no longer exists. We’ve got to invest time seeing live action variations of animation characters, discover more about one-and-done characters and what they did priorto their psychological death, or individuals who’ve cheated death and now can’t stop triggering problem in a familiar place.
Right now, the just real outlier appears to be The Acolyte, set in the age of the High Republic, with nary a Skywalker or Palpatine in sight. It might sketch out some of the timeline leading up to the Prequels, however High Republic overall has felt more interested in making things matter in the minute than years or centuries down the line. The different authors and artists appear to be making the most of that time duration, and what’s enjoyable about is what kind of reveals and videogames might generate from it now that it’s developed a strong structure for itself.
For this week’s Open Channel, we wanna understand what you desire from Star Wars and its future as a TELEVISION home going forward. Less Jedi, more than mostlikely, however what else? A office funny set in the time of the New Republic, a Sith/Jedi romcom throughout one of the Visions shorts? Let us understand in the remarks listedbelow.
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