Future of Star Wars

There is a lot of buzz surrounding the announcement of a new series of Star Wars, following Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm.  George Lucas discusses the handing over of the series to Kathleen Kennedy, the new president of Lucasfilm.  I am not too optimistic about a  new series of Star War films if they are going to be anything like the last three, which were very disappointing and, in many ways, facile, with poor scripts, mediocre acting, heavy-handed direction, and annoying characters. Kennedy has an excellent track record as a producer, so Lucasfilms should be in good hands.  I think that if anyone can produce new decent-quality Star Wars films, it’s Kennedy, but has the series jumped the shark?

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