Marvel? Watered down? I think you've been watching different movies than I have, or somehow have traveled to the future and witnessed Ant-Man, Dr. Strange, the Netflix shows, and more to come to that conclusion.My God.....are they going to water down Star wars the way they watered down Marvel. UGH!!!!! Please say it isn't so!!!!
Yeah that sounds dreadful.Idiot kids. One is about a group of rebels having adventures around the galaxy; one is a parody that's all-comedy, all-the-time with a broad-shouldered Vader, tiny Palpatine, some tiny stormtroopers, tiny Leia with giant hair-buns, Han Solo, Lando, Sleazy Obi-Wan, etc all bumbling around in comedic situations. Night & day. And because it's by the Robot Chicken guys, it's Star Wars parody I still wanna see.
Ah, unless Disney manages to one day entice Mr. McGreggor to reprise his role for a film that depicts Obi in an adventure after a decade or so on Tatooine. I'd happily watch that!Or ever.
the further we move from the PT and the more Ewan ages, the less likely it becomes
I think a stand alone movie with Obi Wan could be brilliant. Ewan was one of the best parts of the Prequels. (It certainly wasn't Anakin or Padme.)
I think it would be interesting if the first three stand-alone movies were a Trilogy... IN REVERSE. Stay with me here:
A) Rogue One is set just before Ep IV and chronicles the taking of the Death Star Plans with Jyn Erso and company... Jyn is the Catalyst, but one of the other characters is the tie to Han Solo, which is the next stand alone movie.
B) Let's say this new Young Han Solo movie is set 10 years? before Ep IV and is an origin of sorts for him. But they need more than just "this is how Han became Han and met Chewy and got the Falcon". They could very easily have one of the characters that are with Jyn in Rogue One interact with a Young Han Solo. Since I don't know the whole story of Rogue One yet, I'm going to choose one that I think would work... Galen Erso - Jyn's father.
C) I haven't seen Mads Mikkelson on screen yet so I'm going on nothing, but If somehow Han is involved in transporting something dangerous for Galen Erso... we have a nice second act to our trilogy. You could even have a cameo for Krennic and/or Saw Guerera in there somewhere which would help tie the 2 movies.
D) OK... so Obi Wan is the 3rd of our Trilogy and happens almost directly after Ep III when he drops off Luke and is exiled to Tatooine. It would be fascinating to me to see his life on Tatooine and simply do the story of a runaway Jedi - Sharad "Howlrunner" Hett and his interaction with the Tusken Raiders. In the EU, this story was set much earlier in time and originally had Ki Adi Mundi coming to retrieve him and eventually led to Aurra Sing killing Hett and Mundi taking his son A'Sharad Hett back to Coruscant for Jedi Training. I say give the Ki Adi Mundi role to Obi Wan and keep everything else (except obviously the going to coruscant with his son as that would not be possible in this timeline). I'd include Jabba in there too and a new location on Tatooine also that is like a Kingdom that Jabba controls (so he's not just stuck in his Palace.)
E) So where's the tie in? My thought would be the Tusken Raiders are guarding a very important "something" that also relates to the death star technology that people are after. Hett isn't just a runaway after all. My thought would be that Bounty Hunters including a younger Saw Guerera are part of Obi Wan's movie and also feature in the new Han Solo Movie. In my scenario, the Han Solo Movie would be like a Last Man Standing type film where everyone is after Han Solo and his cargo where the Obi Wan Movie would be more of a "things are not as they seem" and the bad guy is not the bad guy thriller.
SO.... If we look at this in chronological order...
Star Wars: Obi Wan connects to Han Solo through Death Star Technology and the Bounty Hunters that show up in both movies. One of which could be a younger Saw Guerera. The whole movie takes place on Tatooine in an adventure to redeem a Jedi that is one of the "Lost 20" - a tie in to the Prequels, and a twist type thriller.
Star Wars: Han Solo connects to Rogue one through Death Star Technology and Galen Erso, whom he's doing a job for that goes south. Everyone is chasing him including Saw Guerera and Krennic. His cargo would be a key part of the death star technology and Han didn't know what he was getting into.
Star Wars: Rogue One finishes the "Death Star Trilogy". It already has Saw Guerera and Krennic and Erso. So we've given a little back story on those three in reverse... and tie ins to the other Star Wars movies could be endless.