Should Disney Remake the Star Wars Prequels?

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People have been asking whether Disney will remake the prequels since they bought Lucasfilm back in 2012. And unless the ‘rona takes the House of Mouse down or it has to sell off parts of its holdings to weather the storm, it seems inevitable that the prequels and probably the original trilogy will get remade (and probably gender swapped). But should they?

A lot of people dislike the prequels, and it’s even been speculated that the fan favorite Clone Wars TV show was canceled because Disney wanted to distance itself from the prequel era and fans’ dislike of that trilogy.

But should Disney remake the prequels?


If I had faith in Disney’s Lucasfilm, I would probably say yes. The Clone Wars has done such a great job of expanding the mythology, building out the world of the prequels, and laying the foundation for Anakin’s turn to the dark side that I think there’s a way to go back and salvage that trilogy and make it so much better than it actually is.

But I don’t have that faith in Disney. As bad as the prequels are, Disney’s sequel trilogy is as bad (and possibly worse) as the prequels are in many respects. Anakin was redeemed after doing a bunch of evil shit, but I think Star Wars is beyond redemption at this point. I’m kind of treating Star Wars like a Chinese buffet: I put the stuff I like on my plate and avoid even looking at the rest.


But what about you, folks?Do you think Disney should remake the prequels?

Tell us why in the comments, and we’ll see you in the trenches!

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Author: Billy Dhalgren

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