According to the Meet the Movie Press podcast, writer/director Rian Johnson is currently rewriting his screenplay to focus more on the characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens instead of introducing new protagonists.
This makes perfect sense to me. The new cast of TFA have received almost universal affection from fans new and old. In my view Rey, Finn, and to a lesser extent Poe, are the very life and energy of the film. Putting them front and center is the right choice. It can’t be stated enough: the new characters in TFA have captured the hearts and minds of fans much in the way the original cast did in 77.
Second, financial and cultural impact (aka MONEY!)
Now the biggest movie in U.S. box office history, TFA has proved the December release window is the perfect time for a Star Wars movie. Also, with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in early may, it makes sense not to have 2 big budget space fantasy films from Disney releasing in the same month.
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During the era of the Clone Wars airing on television, Star Wars fans received the treat of many connections with the greater Star Wars mythology. However, we’ve never seen such an interconnected fireworks display of the Star Wars myth on television until the Star Wars Rebels midseason trailer dropped. With direct connections to the Clone Wars, the prequels, the original trilogy, and The Force Awakens, Star Wars Rebels graduated to an absolute must see for any Star Wars fan.
Rebels is transcending what any Star Wars TV show has ever accomplished previously. Let’s take a look at the trailer:
What follows is a *almost* comprehensive shot by shot analysis of the Star Wars Rebels Season 2 midseason trailer.