what about Star Wars? Has audience interest really waned? Is there some fatigue? Has your imaginary been overexploited? It’s time for big changes?
The ball is in the court of Disneywhich owns the rights to Lucas Films, but it’s pretty clear in light of The Mandalorian season three ratings data that something is up. We are talking about television blockbusters that are increasingly facing fierce competition, but also about formulas that need to change so as not to saturate viewers.
All the imaginary of Star Wars is porous to hybridization as demonstrated by series like Visions, but it is also necessary to stop pulling nostalgic phenomena and engage new audiences. Something that was not achieved either with the Skywalker Saga trilogy or with the Han Solo spin-off, which aroused a great division of opinion within the public and critics.
For now, the Star Wars cinematographic universe is going to lie fallow for a couple more years, until the release in 2025 of a new untitled project that seems to correspond to the work of Taika Waititi (something that worries the fandom for the humorous approach of Thor: Love and Thunder).
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But what is clear is that, as is the case with the Marvel label, it is necessary to dose the releases more and let them breathe. Perhaps another of the workhorses is to hook a young audience to the franchise, hence the focus of series like Skeleton Crew but also to continue looking for unique experiences through Visions.
The one that is making out in a galaxy far, far away! What do you think is the future of Star Wars? Do we have much left to explore in the ways of the Force?
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