We take a look at the positives and negatives of “Episode VII” blazing a new canonical path.
It feels as if we’re still reeling in many ways from the announcement of new Star Wars movies, in large part because we all assumed that – for want of a better way to put it – we were finished with all of that awhile ago. Thinking about it got me wondering the obvious follow-up question: What other movie series could stand to be extended, years after the fact?
Sons of Anarchy actor Jimmy Smits, who played Senator Bail Organa in two Star Wars films, acknowledges he’d be interested in reprising the role in the newly announced Episode VII. “If they want to call, let them call,” he tells Spinoff Online.
George Lucas met with big-name screenwriters, and actors Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, to discuss a new live-action Star Wars trilogy months before Tuesday’s announcement that Disney is buying Lucasfilm.
Disney’s new Star Wars trilogy won’t be based on any existing material, including the bestselling Thrawn Trilogy, a Lucasfilm source contends.