From a galaxy far, far away, comes bad news. Now that J.J. Abrams is in the role of director for the “Star Wars” film franchise, the decision has been made to let dead wookies lie and create the expansion of the franchise.
The 3D release of “Episode I – The Phantom Menace” brought in $103 million and it is deduced that because of the lack of box office income the other two prequels have been struck by the light saber and off the list for releases in the future. While the amount is definitely enough to cover expenses and bring in a rather healthy profit, the risk of overdoing the franchise is to be considered.
The three future films in the “Star Wars” franchise are currently being written. It is impossible to predict how well the series will turn out, although the choice to not saturate the market with prequels is a good option.
While it is frustrating to not be able to peek into that galaxy so far away in 3D, the newest “Star Wars Episode 7” will be released in theaters in 2015.