Apologies for the barrage of Star Wars: Episode VII news here on the site, but everyone is immensely excited and there’s tons of news on the project right now, which is tremendous. Anyway, just now we reported that the storyline for the Sequel Trilogy will be original and won’t directly follow any stories from the Expanded Universe books, and earlier we were speculating on who should direct the new sequel. Well, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Disney is looking at several options to continue the franchise and one of them is to create their own cinematic universe…
“Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that one possibility being considered is an Avengers-style movie universe with not only Lucas’ planned final trio of films but offshoot movies focusing on individual characters.”
This isn’t at all out of the realm of possibility, given how successful the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been and I’m sure Disney will want to exploit it in any way possible. If they follow through this that idea, this means we could get Star Wars: Origins movies! When I was younger and thought I was some kind of creative genius, I had planned out nine different “Origins” movies (similar to X-Men Origins: Wolverine) telling the stories of seperate Star Wars characters – Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Sidious and even Darth Vader himself.
I honestly think that would be a cool direction for the franchise to go in. How do you think Disney should introduce Star Wars to a new generation? Share your thoughts below.