Lagamorph wrote:So I think they said that's it for Star Wars films for a little while didn't they? So we probably aren't going to see anymore spin-offs or the new 'saga' until probably around 2023 at the earliest?
I seem to recall they're talking about a 3 year break? Then it was supposed to be D&D's film but now it looks like it'll be Rian Johnson's trilogy
Johnson having his own film(s) on his own terms should prove very interesting. He could use a co-writer though, and there are a good few wonderful choices he could pick from, if he so chose.
But right now I don't think it's at all clear that he'll be doing any SW films. We'll have to wait and see.
Zilnad wrote:I tried reading Tarkin last year and it was dire. I can't imagine reading novelisations of the films.
See, the problem was reading something that had been rushed out after the Disney acquisition and hoping for something great. Plenty of the novels within the first year suffered from that. Even A New Dawn - which was made exclusively for the new canon stuff (being a tie-in to introduce two of the major Rebels characters) - had such a feeling with it. It was the year where writers played things too safe as they adjusted to not being able to draw on the massive wealth of lore of what once had been a part of the universe. The novelisations are pretty good for everything released since that canon wipe, and even those before the wipe (not counting those of the originals which barely gave anything other than a strict retelling of the film) were great to read. As I've said, the Revenge of the Sith novelisation hits the execution of that story right.