When I first heard the news I was honestly devastated. It was pretty much a nightmare to think of all the harm that could happen to this franchise. I know Star Wars is George Lucas' baby, and if he wanted to put it up for adoption, well it wasn't really my say....but I still couldn't help but feel extremely sad and worried about the future of this beloved galaxy. It's hard as a fan not to get attached and feel a sense of ownership over something....that's the only way I can explain the outrage over every little thing George decides to change or uh just the prequels in general haha. I've always respected that it should be George's vision as the creator, so hearing and feeling like he was abandoning these movies for money really was a terrible feeling. And what's worse is abandoning it to Disney....a company notorious for not knowing when to say "no. enough is enough." It scares me of the unlimited power they get from this and how nothing could possibly reign them in. I mean for Pete's sake, they're doing a television series sequel to freaking Boy Meets World. When they get a cash cow they milk it dry.
Sooooooo....while I'm very nervous about these recent developments, I have become optimistic that in the right hands this could be the greatest thing ever. The prequels were the first movies that I followed from development to screen, and looking forward to another trilogy is going to be pretty exciting. These movies were the ones that sparred my love of film and desire to get involved in the filmmaking process, and perhaps one day since this series will live on and on, I could get the chance to work on them. Verrrrry unlikely I know, but a girl can dream. :)