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Female-centric 'Star Wars' series in works: reports

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By Craig Barritt

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It seems interesting!

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They already did that with the last three films, and look what we got!

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I don’t think the anger is so much about a black lead or Asian character. It’s the complete disregard for Star Wars lore and unoriginal story lines that have upset people.

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As long as the story's good it will be widely popular but just adding women and expecting people will throw money at them is lazy and pretty patronising

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Boring. Another female-centric conversion of a movie/series. Doesn't Hollywood have ANY original ideas?

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Go for it! I won't watch it though... not because it's female-centric at all, but because I don't like spin-offs.

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They already did that with the last three films, and look what we got!

The best Star Wars movie since Empire? We sure did! Let's make sure someone with talent equal to Rian Johnson is in charge of this spin-off.

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@Bugle Boy

I think you're right. They have used the reprehensible comments of a few cretins online to scapegoat racism/misogyny for the failure of the new trilogy, when in truth they were just flat, forgettable movies.

(OK, relative failure; I know they made billions, but does anyone really care about these movies? Do people wear Rise of Skywalker T-shirts? Like Avatar, everyone saw it but nobody remembers it. They aren't building on the legacy, they're just selling it out, and the Disney execs know they can't do that for long.)

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Kathleen Kennedy is doubling down I see.

Well, 30 years from now nobody with taste will look back on these new series, but they will watch the OT. Sorry, Kathy, this is why you fail.

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The Rise of Skywalker was pretty much the end of the line for me. I have no interest in wasting any more time. The much criticised Episodes 1-3 were better than Disney's efforts.

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No! Don't destroy it like the GhostBusters remake !

Perhaps its a sign that the "Star Wars" franchise has had its time now.

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There's a lot of Sci-Fi that could be turned into a good Movie series - take the E.C. Tubb Dumarest Saga - very "Male" orientated, but could be tweaked to turn it into something more appealing to today's generation.

SciFi, is very forward thinking, very imaginative, not just space battles, but encompasses all genre of literature. It also, when done properly can give hope... something which a lot of people need nowadays.

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In the mid 80s just after 'Return of the Jedi' there was a TV movie that was more fairy tale than sci-fy (it had a rider on a  HORSE - in a galaxy far far away) and there was a Saturday morning cartoon about the Ewoks. And during 1979 there was a pseudo-Thanksgiving special (about the Wookiee 'Life Day') where then-Jefferson Starship appeared and Carrie Fisher sang! It was soooooooo awful that George Lucas himself totally renounced it as junk and he has done his damndest to make sure that it will never be aired again, ever.

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