I have to be honest… my Star Wars fandom was a late-bloomer. Although I largely agree with people that the prequel trilogy was… well… crap, that’s also when I became aware of Star Wars, and found myself interested in it… which is why I will never hate the prequel trilogy as much as some others do.
And of course I loved The Force Awakens and Rogue One, I can’t wait for The Last Jedi, and I’m actually looking forward to the Han Solo movie, as well.
We’re going to be getting a lot of Star Wars films going into the future, too. One every year. And there are rumors that Disney is looking at Netflix for live-action Star Wars series, which would also be incredible. So, of course, many many people have discussed what anthologies they’d want to see.
Featured here are three videos discussing anthology wish lists. The first two videos are in fact connected, as they’re a collaboration. The third video is a completely separate/independent video on the same topic. Then I’ll follow that up with two subjects I personally want to see explored in live-action form…
As for me… well… I do agree with most of these. I’d love to see an exploration of Yoda’s history; his days as a padawan, his moving up the ranks of the Jedi order, and so on.
But there are two subjects I find immensely fascinating in the Star Wars universe that people making similar videos seem to skip entirely.
The first are The Ones. Their story, as well as the story of The Mother, who would become Abeloth, has fascinated me for some time, and it would be amazing to see in live-action form on the big screen.
The other subject I want to see really fleshed out is The Grey Jedi.
When I think about how I feel about the Sith and the Jedi, I have always thought that both were wrong. You cannot achieve balance by destroying the light or the dark. You can only find balance by bringing the two together. Sith and Jedi are fanatics, led astray by their own arrogance. Hence, my interest in the middle ground, like the Grey Jedi. And I’m not talking about the term in its generic use to refer to “rogue Jedi” or Jedi like Qui-Gon Jinn, who sometimes disagreed with the counsel, but ultimately was a true Jedi.
And yes, it’s entirely possible that this is where the Star Wars main films are heading, if the teaser for The Last Jedi is any indication… could Luke have actually given up on the Jedi, and become Gray himself?
Actually, I do have a third idea… an exploration into the Force itself. Go back to the very beginning, and explore the origins of the Force, the Sith, the Jedi, and so on. This would probably work better as a darker Netflix series or something like that, or maybe a multi-series verse. But still live-action. I think it’d be fascinating for the official canon to really delve into the history.
But anyways… that’s just me.
What would y’all want to see in terms of anthology films, and/or maybe series?