Okay, quick question to start things off: are the Star Wars prequel movies still canon?
Well, a cursory Google search -- and requisite findings -- suggests that they are. Apparently, it was only the Expanded Universe that got booted into the Sarlacc pit; I can’t say that I was a diehard consumer of that fiction, but I can understand why anyone would get unthinkably salty at the thought of it. How many good stories in there suddenly lose their impact because executives from on high decreed “lol, nope”? Granted those stories still exist, so the sting is lessened; on the other hand, the fact that the beloved prequels are still in place can’t have gone over well with some.
I know it’s a little late to ask this, because the deal’s long since been sealed. But I’ve been thinking about it, because Rogue One had its trailer drop. I was in no rush to watch it, but I managed to get over my apathy and give it a look -- and honestly, I think it looks fairly interesting. Plenty of potential, for sure, so I’m hoping it goes well. Granted there’s a dark part of me that wonders why there needs to be a prequel movie about taking down the Death Star (and to a lesser extent its origins) when we all know it gets summarily REKT in the canon on three separate occasions, but whatever. That sure is a movie they’ve got on the way.
With that in mind, I’m WAY more interested in Frozen 2. For…some reason.