Disney isn’t controversial, but their recent treatment of Star Wars certinately is.
Destroying the character of Luke Skywalker, killing the legacy heroes of the Original Trilogy, and creating an Anakin Skywalker wannabe who is really just a Mary Sue.
So when people saw The Mandalorian in 2019, they were pleasantly surprised. They brought back what people loved about Star Wars. It had action, it had drama, it had a more gray character similar to Han Solo! It, of course, also had merchandising (Baby Yoda).
Many were again thrilled when Disney approved Star Wars: The Clone Wars, season 7. Clone Wars is based on the three years leading up to Anakin Skywalker’s fall.
Disney gave the fans their first season since 2014. Was it out of fan service? Yes. We already knew what happened to the cast. Anakin became Darth Vader, Obi-Wan trained Anakin’s son, Luke, before being killed by Vader, and Ahsoka managed to survive throughout all eras of the saga, a massive feat.
Disney then gave fans The Book of Boba Fett. Overall the show was decent, but many felt it needed major pacing work. Following Boba Fett was the Obi-Wan Kenobi show. The fanbase was split on the highly-anticipated series, with some saying it was terrible and others saying it showed Obi-Wan dealing with depression and guilt and trauma, finally reconnecting to The Force and once again becoming the Jedi Master we all know and love.
On September 21, Disney plans to release a new show, Andor, on Disney+. This show plans to focus on Cassian Andor, Sepratist sympathizer turned Rebel spy. On the flip side, it will also show a more political side of the rivalry between progressive Senator Mon Mothma and the Emperor, Sheev Palpatine, who few know to be an immensely powerful Force user.
Also premiering this year, on October 26, the show Tales of the Jedi will focus on Anakin training Ahsoka during the Clone Wars, and Dooku, then the greatest Jedi of his generation, falling to the Dark Side.
There is so much more in store for 2023, and the fanbase may finally have peace.
Hey, I’m Noah and I am a staff writer on The Mycenean. I participate in Executive Council and I am on the autism spectrum which is useful for retaining information about my special interest, politics.