Quick side point for those who think Ive just become a hater..
The fight between Kenobi and Maul in Rebels.. is absolutely brilliant. Like, stunning in its depth ..what people thought to include. (spoiler..?) Having him win because he tricked Maul into thinking he was using Qui Gon's style.. its just amazing to have included that. I still dont think its cool to have brought Maul back at all, and would challenge anyone to a duel that says shit like "Darth Maul is the coolest part of the prequels"..BUT that episode of Rebels was Rebels at its best.
Lucas ..in on the Kenobi movie.. you know, I might be ok with that. I wouldnt have been a couple years ago. But I dont know where to go right now with Star Wars. Lucas utterly messed up the prequels. I know people are trying to rehabilitate them now.. some because Disney money, some because they want to rehabilitate Lucas.. but the prequels are awful as cinema art. Awful. Literally not 2 lines in a row of dialog actually make sense. So there is that. But , whether you like or dislike the new trilogy there is no escaping it has turned away swarms of fans as well. So..where are we at? I THINK.. I think.. I would be ok with going back to make Lucas sort of the Czar..keeper of the Whills.. but give him someone else to interpret his reading of the Force such as it is. If you catch my drift.
Enfys Nest.. that should have been the movie they made and I agree thats where I would go next. Theyve stumbled across something that is actually intriguing and interesting...open ended and fun and fresh..
I dont need more a feminist robot that actually seems to be mocking liberals by being liberal.. I dont need to know what Kenobi was doing.. I get to keep some of my own stories dammit. I dont need to know about the bounty hunter on Ord Mandel.. I dont need to know what Snaggletooth (or whatever name they gave him later) was ordering in the Cantina.
I Do want to know what happens if you were born Force sensitive after the rise of the Empire and you had this innate ability with no training or hope of being trained... and how it maybe sometimes enriched your life but also made it difficult and sad.
I do want a movie showing how systems went through a cycle.. of joining the Empire.. losing autonomy..suffering under tyranny, and slowly and organically developing a resistance.
I do want to see 4 brothers sent off to fight for the Imperials.. 2 die.. the remaining 2 learn opposite lessons.. one joining the Rebels, one rising to a trusted officer in the Imperial Navy.. and then one day fate brings them face to face in an abandoned Rebel base on Hoth..
Goddam..give me something ORIGINAL... dont be afraid to make NEW shit.. I PROMISE we will watch it..