No matter what you think, making a Star Wars movie, or any more for that matter, isn’t an easy thing to do, and something you need a little bit of help.
Now, this help can come in many different forms, but often when making big franchise blockbusters, filmmakers, producers and writers occasionally rely on source material.
This has been a trend throughout Hollywood history, and it isn’t going to stop any time soon.
Look at films like the Lord of the Rings movies, or the recent pictures in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
They are all inspired by books and comic books, and when that source material starts to dry up, it can be difficult to think of new stories on the spot without having any source of inspiration to lean on.
This is now obviously the case with the Star Wars franchise since Lucasfilm President has just revealed that they are finding it tough to come up with new Star Wars storied because of the lack of source material.
Kathleen Kennedy thinks there aren’t enough Star Wars books to make Star Wars movies from
Here’s what she had to say on the matter during her interview with Rolling Stone:
Every one of these movies is a particularly hard nut to crack. There’s no source material. We don’t have comic books. We don’t have 800-page novels. We don’t have anything other than passionate storytellers who get together and talk about what the next iteration might be. We go through a really normal development process that everybody else does. You start by talking to filmmakers who you think exhibit the sensibilities that you’re looking for.
I’m not going to lie, I find this statement incredibly puzzling because there’s a literal gold mine of Star Wars source material to choose from.
There are the recent Marvel Comics comic books, there are the video games and there are also the Expanded Universe novels and comic books which are no longer canon since Disney took over Lucasfilm, but I’m sure they could use them as a source of inspiration to make a future film.
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