When I first heard Disney had acquired Lucasfilm I was like…
I felt like a million nerdly dreams had cried out in agony, and were silenced…
But then, I was like…
After all, what has Lucas really done with it?
The only good thing Lucas himself actually did was Star Wars: A New Hope. (Which is really only a step away from being a Tarentino movie if you understand where most of it really comes from.)
Everything else he did pretty much sucked.
The Empire Strikes back was almost 100% other people running Star Wars, and it’s the best of the bunch.
Lucas was behind Return of the Jedi, which is thoroughly mediocre.
The Prequel Trilogy is only noteworthy because it spawned The Clone Wars tv series, which is overall pretty good. (When Lucas hasn’t had input…)
So pretty much, he’s been a mediocre writer/director and a so-so manager who’s made a few lucky decisions.
Disney, on the other hand, is doing a pretty good job at handling both Pixar and Marvel, letting them do what they do best, and staying pretty hands-off. I both like and respect that, and it gives me some hope for what may come next with Star Wars.
They want to do a new movie series, and a new TV series. Which, if they get the right people, might be a fresh start and a new direction for the setting.
My only worry is that they’ll kill The Clone Wars, because it’s on a rival network to their own Disney XD channel. They killed Spectacular Spider-Man (which was also on a rival network) when they acquired Marvel so they could replace it with the horrid Ultimate Spider-Man on their own channel. I can see Clone Wars having a similar fate, although in Clone War’s case I hope they’ll let them actually end it properly instead of just stopping it.
Ahsoka needs to fly off into the galaxy with Lux, and give it a proper happy-ish ending.
So overall, I’m cautiously optimistic, and will wait and see.