Monday, September 30, 2013

Rumor: Success of 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D' is Good News for Star Wars on TV

By: Dominic Jones

Last week ABC debuted it's new series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, a television series set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has been playing in movie theaters with films such as The Avengers.  Aparently, the success of the series could have implications for Star Wars.  Both Marvel and Star Wars are owned by Disney, so if Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D remains successful, it could prove to Disney that it can have live action content on television that ties into blockbuster films.  

The website Blue Sky Disney is reporting that the success of the pilot alone has Disney discussing story ideas for a live action Star Wars TV series,

From what I hear behind-the-scenes, Bothans are telling me that this is a good possibility. Although, it might not be the dark brooding adventure that was described. There is talk going on, but nothing definite yet as to what a new series could entail.  In fact, it may not even happen in the time it was originally set.  Again, preliminary talks are still going on so many things could change but right now there's a debate as to whether or not a television show would take place in between the Prequel Trilogy and the Original Trilogy, or should they go forward with a series that's between the Original Trilogy and the Sequel Trilogy.  This way they could play on the new mythos this new trilogy is creating.
Really right now it's just batting ideas around and seeing which ones work and which ones they want to pitch to the network.

Prior to the sale to Disney, George Lucas was developing a live action series to be produced in house at Lucasfilm (apparently there are 50 completed scripts, which Disney now owns), so the idea of live action Star Wars is not an entirely new idea.  This isn't even the first we've heard of a live action series since the sale to Disney, back in January ABC president Paul Lee expressed a desire to have a Star Wars series on ABC.  It seems that a live action Star Wars series is going to happen at some point, and the continued success of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D could certainly help expedite that process.


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