Star Wars: The Disney Era

This tweet from 2012.

They were off by two episodes.

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Kinda feel like if you browse the internet enough, someone will have named the title of everything years before it’s conception.

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This is what I’ve been wanting ever since Episode VII came out:

" If the massive success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has taught us anything, it’s that having a single unifying voice like Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige overseeing the entire operation can be very helpful. Since its acquisition by Disney in 2012, the Star Wars franchise hasn’t had a person with such a direct hand in the series — until now. On Monday, Lucasfilm announced that it had named Michelle Rejwan the senior vice president of live action development and production at the studio."

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I feel like this article is a bit disingenuous. Kathleen Kennedy essentially performed this role and had the title in addition to being the President of Lucasfilm. She was very out front in interviews and behind the scenes on the writing and staffing decisions for all of the films.

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Kathleen Kennedy was in charge of Star Wars for ALL media, not just the movies. Considering all the various forms and iterations that Star Wars can take (games, comics, movies, TV shows, toys, underoos, etc.) I would think that her job is much more 10,000 feet up in the air compared to Kevin Feige, who’s only in charge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

I mean I would agree, part of the problem was she was wearing both the executive position hat responsible for the business/strategy decisions and also wearing the creative director hat and that might have cost some focus.

Star Wars IX will have new stormtroopers.

A redshirt stormtrooper! They probably just spontaneously die, don’t even need to be shot at.

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Yes please.

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I will give Disney/LucasArts credit, they certainly know how to get you excited about their stuff:

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Even the Phantom Menace trailer was terrific. It actually kind of started the whole teaser/trailer culture. Definitely the first one I remember being widely (re)distributed digitally. I had it in a QuickTime mov file and watched it several times. Before then, movie trailers were pretty much only ever seen in the theater before other movies, and maybe sometimes as a commercial on TV.

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Wow, that star destroyer fleet.

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There was a site I would go to that had bootleg cam caps of movie trailers. These were like 12p resolution and super bootleg…

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I did not know of such a site. I was a pleb going to apple.com/trailers which still exists and works to this day. IIRC they originally made that page as a way to get people to install and use QuickTime.

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There was a similar site that had 20-ish second .rm files of various musicals. Tons of them.

These were all not sites, per se, but more sitez. They were the same places I downloaded mp3s before Napster really took off.

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I remember the distinct joy I had when official trailers started being uploaded to youtube by the distributors and I could remove the only apple software from my computer finally. I distinctly remember quicktime pushing iTunes pretty hard before I was able to stop using it for trailers.