That's a big question. And a big ask.
Who could do the Star Wars universe and the mythology that surrounds it real justice?
Now that the big man himself, George Lucas has passed on the mantle.
I grew up for the most part on the original trilogy. They're the films that got me into movies in the first place. They set a benchmark for others to follow. There are few films that can rival them.
This would be a role with great privilege, but it comes with a lot of responsibility to take on as well.
Because, if you get it wrong. You'll be in a whole heap of trouble.
Whoever Disney decide to get on board for these projects. They will need to do some thorough research into what the writer/writers can bring to the table.
Picking someone just because they happen to be the writer who's in with the crowd in my mind would be the wrong way to go.
They must know the Star Wars universe inside out and they must have passion. Real passion to want to make it work on all levels. A fly by night approach isn't going to cut it. The writer/writers will need to show that they care and want to do justice to what's gone before.
The five writers who I think should be considered for the role:
There are possibly a few others that could be brought to the table.
But as a writer who gets offered this role. You're going to need to show that you really care and are in love with the source material. Old and new. And there's a lot of Star Wars material out there. Lots and lots of source material, new and old to work from.
Disney have their work cut out and they are going to have to take this into consideration when they interview writers for these projects.
I certainly don't envy the decision makers.
I forgot about Peter Jackson. Although he is busy with The Hobbit. But he'd do a great job with story and directing. A very passionate film maker.
May the Force be with you.
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