It’s Star Wars day! A day when fans celebrate the greatest film trilogy ever made and fanatics do so slightly more than on any other day.
For me, I wanted to say that my Reboot The Prequels project is still alive and well.
Since last year, we were introduced to a new Star Wars film that I quite enjoyed, but wasn’t without its detractors. People complained (somewhat validly) that The Force Awakens was just a soft reboot of the Original Trilogy. A Star Wars “Greatest Hits” if you will.
I can definitely see where this criticism comes from; I just don’t see it as a bad thing.
As an audience member, I was extremely skeptical of a new Star Wars movie. I’m sure many of us were. So, giving us something that “felt” like Star Wars was a big step towards regaining that audience trust. Now I’m incredibly excited for the next installments in the saga.
But for my reboot? It’s a great thing! The Prequel Trilogy was all but written off in the new film, leaving a wide berth for the Reboot Trilogy to fit within the confines of the saga overall.
I know it’s been a while since I announced my intent to rewrite these movies, but here’s a solid commitment: After I finish my next Click Your Poison book (this summer), I’m going to dive into these Star Wars scripts full time.
So…it’s coming. I just need to buckle down and remember, “Do or do not, there is no try.”
PS — I also had my fist taste of a “reboot hater” on the internet this year. I get that you might think I’m wasting my time, or hell, you might even like the prequels. But if you don’t think rebooting the prequels is a good idea, let’s just each go our own way on this issue, okay? Especially on Star Wars day, I think we can agree to disagree.
What do YOU think? Still waiting patiently? Don’t care and hope I don’t take too long of a sabbatical between books?
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“I also had my fist taste of a ‘reboot hater’ on the internet this year.”
Are you referring to the rando that just jumped into our discussion on Twitter? I laughed my ass off when I read that 😂. And I agree with what you said to him. As great as the Clone Wars series might be (I still have yet to watch it, though), I’d much rather have had good, solid Prequels.
As with everything else you write, I’m very excited for the Reboot Series. I have faith that the Force is strong with you and that you will fix it. Because, damn, if anything ever needed fixing…
Also, how do you think Darth Maul would react if someone (I’d volunteer as tribute) actually did try to hug him?
I think you answered your own question re: the rando. As for the hug…clearly that’s just what he needs to come over to the light side! Haha