SFX Hot Topic: The future of Star Wars

SFX Hot Topic: The future of Star Wars

SFX Hot Topic: The future of Star Wars

by July 14, 2016

So now we know: Star Wars side-quel Rogue One will see the return of cinema’s pre-eminent man in black. Yes, Darth Vader is striding back into Disney’s most bankable franchise in all his wheezing, gleaming-helmeted glory.

Are you thrilled at the thought of seeing the Dark Lord of the Sith on the big screen again, especially in a movie that shows him in his Episode 4 era prime? Or did The Force Awakens prove that nostalgia, not the Force, has a choke-hold on Star Wars now?

What do YOU want to see? New faces, new villains, new worlds? Or old faves and familiar locations? Which characters have you missed (shout-out to Mama Calrissian’s boy!)? Who should never darken a multiplex again (shout-out to Mama Binks’s boy!)?

Do Rey, Finn, and Poe have the same iconic staying power as Luke, Leia, and Han? Can Kylo Ren match the sheer villainy of Vader, Maul, or Palpatine, or should he be sent to his room with no fried Bantha for supper?

What stories should the spin-off movies tell? Do you want to see the Knights of the Old Republic in IMAX? Maybe there’s mileage in a medical drama with 2-1B or a Godfather style generational drama with the Hutts? Where should the next trilogy take us?

What’s the future of a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away?

Email your thoughts to sfx@futurenet.com, using the subject line HOT TOPIC: STAR WARS. Alternatively you can post a comment below, tweet us at @SFXmagazine (using the hashtag #SFXhottopic), or join us on Facebook. We’ll pick the best comments to appear in the letters page of SFX 278.

You don’t just have to get in touch about Star Wars of course – we’re dying to know what you make of the Ghostbusters reboot, now that you’ve had a chance to see it. Or maybe you have some thoughts on that oh so explosive Game of Thrones finale, now that you’ve recovered from the shock and bloodshed? Write in now and you could see your opinions immortalised in print!