The official Star Wars Twitter account has seemingly ignored Billy Dee Williams birthday, just as they ignored James Earl Jones and Carl Weathers before him. Hmmm... we're noticing a definite trend here....
Disney IGNORED the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy in a May the 4th post and Twitter Reylos were enraged. Is Disney OVER the Sequels? Seems like they're not making merch for or referencing the Star Wars Sequels as much as they were. Almost like... the Disney Star Wars sequels were a failure, and Disney knows it.
Zack Snyder has no interest in working on Star Wars... probably because he knows what a minefield Lucasfilm is these days. Then Snyder praises the "toxic" Snyder Cut fandom for raising $750,000 for charity, but says he was AFRAID that Warner Bros. would SUE him for talking to them. WTF?!
George Lucas joins the snubbed ranks of James Earl Jones, Carl Weathers and Billy Dee Williams. The official Star Wars Twitter account didn't mention The Maker himself on his 77th birthday... but lots of other news outlets DID.
'Star Wars Fatigue' isn't a concern for Lucasfilm, says VP James Waugh. The interview took place during promotion for the Star Wars Visions anime series, in which Waugh said...
"Are we worried about oversaturation? I think we're always very thoughtful and cautious about how do we keep Star Wars' specialness in this landscape," Waugh explained. "We're mindful, but this wasn't one of those instances where we had our spidey-senses on a lot because we felt this was such a new offering."
He continued, "When it comes to things like Visions, I would say that we weren't ever concerned about the oversaturation potentiality with Visions in particular, and I think the reason was we were offering something that's kind of a diversification of what the offering is... We weren't concerned that this was going to impact Star Wars in aggregate, we thought this would be a breath of fresh air for people to explore Star Wars in an exciting new way."
"From a broader kind of creative strategy perspective, Disney+ has changed the way we're viewing a lot of what's possible with Star Wars. So you can get shows like The Mandalorian and Boba Fett because the platform allows for it," the VP concluded.
Is Disney going back to the Original Trilogy based on... data? A slew of new OT character books were announced, and there are rumors of an animated "reimagining" of Star Wars based on one of George Lucas' early drafts. Meanwhile, The High Republic seems to losing more momentum...
There's a RUMOR that no Star Wars movies will be announced at D23 Expo this year, but rather everything coming down the pipeline is for Disney+. Is Disney done making theatrical Star Wars movies for now? If the rumor is true, they might not even announce any theatrical releases until 2024 at the earliest. It's just "Star Wars Fatigue," everybody.