If you know anything about me, you know that I absolutely love the entirety of the Star Wars universe. I've been just shy of obsessed since I was a kid. Movies, action figures, books, whatever I could get my hands on, I certainly tried to do exactly that.
This past week in Anaheim, CA, Star Wars Celebration was taking place. They closed out the show with a trailer for a Star Wars movie, but not Episode VII. Instead, there was a reveal for the first of a proposed series called Star Wars Anthology. That film will be entitled Star Wars: Rogue One.
First and foremost, this excites me. According to reports, the plot will unfold between Episodes III and IV as a group of Rebels try to infiltrate the original Death Star. If the Rogue Squadron sounds familiar to you, you obviously have been paying attention over the years or have played a number of LucasArts video games.
But is this a positive direction for LucasArts and Disney to take?
I honestly don't know.
For years, there has been talk of a live-action television series that would focus on the non-Force users from the Galaxy Far Far Away (which I still like to assume that is the actual name of the galaxy). That is a plan that I've long been a fan of and it appears as though Rogue One will go in the exact direction I had always envisioned that series going.
The other possibility that I envisioned centered around Netflix's recent foray into developing original programming. A series like Anthology could easily present an opportunity for LucasFilms/Disney to provide episodic content without have to worry so much about silly things like FCC regulations or rigid network demands. Plus, Netflix or other similar services would salivate at the opportunity to lure all the new subscribers that such a series would attract.
The development of this feature film could either spawn an entirely new series of films or could be used to launch that long-rumored television venture. At this early stage, we simply don't know.
All we know is that on December 18, 2015, my ass will be in a theater for The Force Awakens and in December of 2016 I'll be back for Rogue One.
What are your thoughts? Leave them below in the comment section.