Disney’s Bob Iger, on the day they beat expectations on quarterly earnings, sat down with CNBC and happened to mention they have two VERY big-deal writers working on spin-off films in the Star Wars universe. No word on what characters are involved.
(See the whole clip here: http://www.deadline.com/2013/02/disney-to-release-additional-films-based-on-star-wars-characters/ )
The writers are both very high-profile (one wrote the screenplay for “The Empire Strikes Back,” the other the screenplay for “Sherlock Holmes.”
Yikes. It COULD be good. Goodness knows there’s been some fun stuff created in spun-off properties in the Star Wars universe (never mind the “Knights of the Old Republic" stuff that I adore). But everyone knows there’s lots of dross too.
What do you think? SHOULD they be doing this? Or is it just inevitable, given that they dropped $4 billion on LucasFilm and need to get their money back?