I can understand a reboot, I am willing to recognize the need for a remake and I have no problem accepting a sequel to a movie, but I can’t and will never fathom why a prequel has to even exist.
The story has already been told, we can determine the history of a character without having a whole movie made about the stuff we kind of already know about. Where’s the surprise? Where’s the intrigue? You already know the outcome. It’s like reading the last page of a book before going back to the start to read how the story reached it’s conclusion. Re-heated lasagne from the night before.
In short what I’m trying to say is that I take no pleasure in informing you good people that the Star Wars spin-off movies, which were announced earlier this year and which will focus on particular characters from the franchise, are looking like they’ll be prequels.
Sorry, my mistake. They’re looking like they’ll be ‘Origin Stories’.
Somebody important who is the media contact for Disney affirmed this week that they’ll be alternating a trilogy film and an ‘origin story’. He enthusiastically shouted:
”There’s incredible flexibility. It’s an unbelievable palette to create from. The overall strategy is to put out a great film first”.
Apparently if you channel your Internet correctly it will tell you the first ‘Origin Story’ will be Yoda’s and is set for a 2016 release.