Day 30: What would you like to see regarding the future of Star Wars?
More than anything, I’d like the franchise to go back to the things that I have always loved about it: iconic characters that aren’t just archetypes but people who can be related to, epic almost mythic struggles between good and evil and the belief that what is entertaining can also be thoughtful and complex. I think the franchise has pandered to the would-be “family entertainment” market too heavily and has gotten bogged down by bad ideas (New Jedi Order) and recycled ideas (Jacen’s fall).
That said, there’s hope. The Clone Wars seems to be learning that a show written for kids doesn’t have to sound like it was written by kids. The Force Unleashed gave us the most complex, layered EU character since Mara Jade in the Secret Apprentice. There are people out there who get it. Lucasfilm just needs to move its focus away from merchandise and constant tinkering with the films and concentrate on revitalizing the universe.