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Is it time for Star Wars superfans to bid a fond farewell to 1977 and all that? Increasingly there are signs that the sun(s) might be setting on George Lucas’s original trilogy, a full four decades after we first watched a teenage Jedi wannabe take on the might of the evil Empire.
Once the forthcoming Episode IX is done and dusted, we are promised a new trilogy of films, to be directed by Rian Johnson, set in a corner of the galaxy far, far away from Luke Skywalker and his feted clan. At the same time, Lucasfilm’s plans for a series of spin-offs centered on characters from the 1977-83 era are disintegrating faster than Alderaan in the blazing lasers of the first Death Star.
From The Guardian: