Boba Fett’s book proves Disney has a Star Wars prequel problem

Boba Fett’s book points to a prequel issue at Disney’s Star Wars universe. The return of Boba Fett in The mandalorian, Season 2 was well received, and the next bounty hunter spinoff is highly anticipated. While it promises to be an exciting journey for a fan-favorite character, the show becomes part of a bigger problem when considered alongside the rest of Disney. Star Wars board.

Among Boba Fett’s book, The mandalorian season 3, and Ahsoka, Disney is hastily creating and developing an era of “sequel prequels.” So far it has been very successful and in many ways get Star Wars Right. As evidenced by Ahsoka and Fett’s appearances in The mandalorian season 2, these shows also promise to bond with each other. However, while these “prequel” offerings will likely be received more favorably than the George Lucas prequel movies, this era of Disney may be just as questionable, for more troublesome reasons.

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The sequel to the Disney trilogy featured a stellar cast and had sparkling moments, but is otherwise largely thought of as a disorganized and poorly planned mess. In light of that, Disney needs to focus on narratives set after the Skywalker saga or build the sequel trilogy’s story in a meaningful and deliberate way. Without them, Disney’s focus on the immediate postReturn of the Jedi era appears to be an attempt to quickly fix some of the weirder plot holes in the sequel trilogy (such as Clone Origin of Supreme Leader Snoke) and please disappointed fans. If that’s the case, it’s worth wondering whether Disney’s Star Wars It is heading towards creative decline.

That’s true The mandalorian connects to the sequel trilogy in a number of ways, and it is likely that Boba Fett’s book and Ahsoka you will find ways to do it too. However, for these shows to really help redeem the sequel trilogy, they need to connect in a way that provides narrative, not just logical continuity. The George Lucas prequels filled the universe of the original trilogy, but they did so in the service of telling the tragic story of Anakin Skywalker, not to fix plot problems. This is far from how The mandalorian tangentially fills in the gaps in the logic of the sequel trilogy, such as its hasty setup of Force healing to explain how Rey and Kylo Ren can force healing on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and its glimpses of the Empire’s early cloning attempts. These revelations patch holes in the sequel trilogy, but don’t make them any more interesting to watch than a series or movie would about Kylo Ren abandoning his Jedi training for the First Order.

If the post-Jedi The shows don’t add depth to the sequel trilogy, they must plant seeds for a post-Skywalker Saga timeline to avoid being mere fan service. Even if The Book of Boba Fett, The Mandalorian, and Ahsoka connect with each other, the stakes will feel lower and lower if audiences realize that each story is irrelevant to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Even Ahsoka, which promises to reintroduce both Jedi (for including Ezra Bridger) and a brilliant villain for the post-ROTJ timeline, unlikely to affect a post-sequel trilogy galaxy – Ahsoka is assumed to have passed away Rise of Skywalker, and his likely adversary, Grand Admiral Thrawn, is completely absent from the trilogy.

It’s also clear that Disney has been hesitant to commit to a post-sequel trilogy direction. Star Wars: Visions has demonstrated the potential of the age, touching on the Force, lightsabers, and the future of the Jedi. However, it is not canon, which further hints that Disney is afraid of taking the saga in a new direction. Upcoming Lucasfilm shows are sure to please audiences. However, without a larger plan, they may just be safe bets and an appeal to nostalgia. I wish, Boba Fett’s book will use the iconic character to grow the franchise in a meaningful way.

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