Disney bought all of Lucasfilm again in 2012 for greater than $four billion and thus far, they’ve been turning that into an excellent funding. They’re making plenty of Star Wars films (that are raking within the field workplace ) and different media equivalent to comedian books and video video games. However lengthy earlier than Disney ever stepped in, there have been talks of a live-action Star Wars TV present of some type. So the place are they with that? Effectively, it seems prefer it may nonetheless occur, however positively not anytime quickly. No less than not on ABC.
ABC’s President Channing Dungey just lately spoke with Leisure Weekly concerning the potential for the community to develop a live-action Star Wars TV present, one thing we’ve heard loads about in recent times, however nothing concrete. Whereas he would not put the concept to mattress fully, it seems like ABC is a really great distance off from truly bringing a galaxy far, distant to a TV close to you. Here’s what he needed to say about it.
“That was type of a dialog at TCA that bought blown approach out of proportion. We’ve had some conversations usually about desirous to discover a method to carry one thing from the Lucas Star Wars Universe to ABC, however that is far into the longer term. The main target in the mean time for Lucas is on the present stuff that they are doing on the movie aspect after which, in fact, they do have the stuff that they’re doing on XD.”
The one Star Wars present Disney has dropped at the desk within the time since Lucasfilm was bought has been Star Wars Rebels, which as Channing Dungey notes, is on Disney XD. That present has increasingly more turn out to be important viewing for Star Wars followers, particularly since there have been a ton of references to it made in Rouge One: A Star Wars Story. Nonetheless, nearly as good as Star Wars Rebels is, nothing can actually examine to the concept of getting a live-action Star Wars TV present in some unspecified time in the future. One would think about it’s an inevitability, however it may frustrate followers to assume it’s such a great distance off.
Within the days earlier than anybody knew that Star Wars: The Pressure Awakens was going to be a factor and when George Lucas was nonetheless in management, there have been plans for a live-action Star Wars present, supposedly titled Star Wars: Underworld. Little is understood concerning the present particularly, however it will have taken place previous to the occasions of the unique Star Wars trilogy. The present was thus far alongside that Lucas had someplace within the neighborhood of 50 scripts commissioned, that are most likely sitting in a vault someplace at Disney or Skywalker Ranch. So there’s all the time an opportunity Disney may mud these off and make use of them. The present in the end bought scrapped in 2008 as a consequence of price range constraints, which is smart. Making something Star Wars associated is not low cost.
ABC looks like a really logical place for Disney and Lucasfilm to ultimately place a live-action Star Wars TV present sooner or later, since Disney owns the community. With that stated, that is not the solely place it may occur. In addition they have a great relationship with Netflix and there have even been rumors that The Mouse Home is trying to purchase the streaming large, so maybe that might be a great place to do a Star Wars sequence of some type. It might actually make followers joyful to have the ability to binge it as a substitute of going week-to-week. In any case, that’s all speculative and at the least for now, we’re going to must be proud of a brand new Star wars film yearly and all the different content material within the Star Wars expanded universe. Let’s be trustworthy, it’s nonetheless a fairly good time to be a Star Wars fan.