A couple of weeks ago I ranted about George Lucas selling his Star Wars franchise to the Disney Studios (Empire 1-Rebels 0). I basically called it not only a sellout, but also a total victory for the Empire. The rebellion represented by Lucas’s temporary success in remaining independent of the big studios had been crushed.
Some fans thought it could be a good thing. At least there would be more Star Wars movies in the future. But the question was what kind of movies would they be? Yesterday we got a clue about what’s coming from the Big Mouse. The news came out that Disney has selected J. J. Abrams to direct the first of the new Star Wars movies.
Check out my blog over at Amazing Stories for my take on this selection, and what it means for the much beloved, long cherished Star Wars franchise.