When Star Wars was initially bought out by Disney, there were some fans who were worried that the franchise might begin to share more in common with the kinds of movies the studio’s been making nowadays, as opposed to the Original Trilogy that we all love. So far, those worries seem to have been put to rest. With all of the trailers and images putting a large emphasis on bringing the property back to the heights it started out at, fans have gone crazy for what they’ve seen so far.
Well, it looks like there is a possibility Disney may be using one of their Marvel trademarks for the future Star Wars movies, or at least this year’s Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. According to a new report by Schmoes Know, their sources claim to have heard that Disney is planning on including a post-credits scene with The Force Awakens later this year, like what they have done in the past with the movies in their Marvel Cinematic Universe.
However, that’s not all. The rumor also claims that instead of the post-credits scene teasing Rian Johnson’s Episode VIII like some might assume, the scene will be including a teaser and short scene for Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, leading audiences into the first anthology film and also the next SW film after The Force Awakens. So while it’s not exactly like the Marvel model, which usually includes some sort of footnote from the movie itself, or a teaser for the next installment in the franchise’s continuity. This will instead introduce some of the more casual moviegoers to Rogue One, while also showing die hard fans their first look at the movie.
While this rumor should be taken with a large grain of salt and nothing has been confirmed yet, the idea has already put a sour taste in the mouths’ of a lot of fans because they see the post-credits scene as Disney breaking tradition. Every time a Star Wars film has ended so far, when the credits began, it was okay to leave the theatre at that point. There was no hint at what would be coming next, and they would have to wait to find out what that would be – even if that meant leaving Han Solo frozen in carbonite for three years before giving fans some relief in Return of the Jedi.
The move doesn’t seem like Disney just using the Marvel model on Star Wars though, as much as it seems like the studio taking advantage of all the people that will be seeing Force Awakens in theatres and premiering the first trailer for their next movie when they’ll have the most people ready to see it at (fairly) the same time. So whether or not this ends up happening, it looks like fans might be getting more than just the first Star Wars movie in ten years later this December. We’ll have to wait and see.
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is set to hit theatres on December 18th, 2015 and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set to premiere on December 16th, 2016.
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