So it's been announced that come August Star Wars is returning to the big screen. This time as a CG film, it'll take the first 3 episodes of the new Star Wars: The Clone Wars show and make them into a 90 minute feature. Now although I quite like the look of the style they're going for I really can't see the point of doing stories that take place between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, we've already seen the outcome of that story, and the last film didn't work anyway because we did already know the outcome to this story !
At least the Clone Wars series by Genndy Tartakovsky was made before people had seen Revenge of the Sith and helped build up to that movie, but now it seems like this is seriously retreading old ground.
For me Star Wars has become to much about Jedi's and Sith flipping around with 2 lightsabers and lots of Sith lords with fancy tattooed faced, OK it may have worked for Darth Maul but it's become awfully boring. Star Wars used to be more than just Jedi. They were such a small part of the original trilogy now they've become boring in a lot of ways. In this new story Anakin has a Padawan, Ahsoka, pictured with Anakin above. Again we already know she doesn't survive even up to Revenge of the Sith making any new characters pretty much redundant already in terms of drama. Also returning is General Grievous, a poor excuse for a Star Wars villain if ever I saw one.
I'd rather Lucas use this style of animation and do sequels to the original trilogy if he doesn't plan to make live action films of them, or the adventures of Han and Chewie etc... There's so much more they could do if they stop being tied down by all this prequel crap.
Fans would love to see Timothy Zahn's 'Thrawn Trilogy' turned into an animated show I'm sure, characters like Mara Jade already have a very large following, as does Thrawn. Zahn's 3 novels Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and The Last Command were super books that really stood out because the market hadn't been flooded with the hundreds of Star Wars novels there are now.
Here's the link to the news story at the BBC.