George Lucas will always be the man who created Star Wars, and although for years he no longer has control over the material that is worked within his own creative universe, his legacy simply cannot disappear. In fact, many have used the bad reviews of the new films to reexamine the director’s latest work on the prequels starring hayden christensen, Ewan McGregor and Natalie Portman. Fans have made this so public that Lucasfilm took note to develop a prequel series that was quite successful, and now the Oscar winner wants to be a part of that to return to her character as soon as possible.
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The original trilogy of Star Warsstarring mark hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Fordand made up of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope – 93%, Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back – 94% and Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi – 80%, they were successful from the beginning and they even changed forever the way in which fans consumed commercial cinema. The merchandise and everything that could be related to the canon began to be exploited to the maximum and the followers became true fans dedicated to learning and taking note of each detail and each collection. Over the years, it was clear that the audiences were ready to return to this world and that is how Lucas decided to dedicate himself to the prequels that would explain the origin of Darth Vader.
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace – 55% It was an unprecedented success at the box office, but it greatly divided fans who did not know exactly what this already well-known story was being told for. Instead, for others it was a golden opportunity to learn details never mentioned before, and although it would always be difficult to live up to Darth Vader’s original impact, seeing his turn to the dark side could definitely be interesting. The big problem is that many attacked the prequels as they now attack the new trilogy.
For starters, the most toxic fans had no qualms about insulting Jake Lloydwho brought the character to life as a child, and they certainly wasted no time in also attacking hayden christensen, who earned the acclaimed role among many other actors and ended up nearly losing his career within the industry after being considered one of the most promising talents of his generation. Although Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones – 66% and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith – 79% They had better reception among critics and audiences, the general position was that these installments had been a very simple method to get money from fans. But timing was generous, and when fans were disappointed with the new offerings, they decided to look back in admiration.
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When the company realized that it had found a gold mine with the series of The Mandalorian- 90%they began to work on other similar offers to attract fans from nostalgia and that is how the project of Obi-Wan Kenobi- 95% in which Christensen and McGregor returned to their respective roles, now with the respect and emotion of the public. But Natalie Portmanwho has always defended the prequels, does not want to be left behind and hopes to have the opportunity to return one day to bring Padmé Amidala back to life.
During an interview with G.Q. (via indiewire) to look back on her career, the Oscar winner was asked if she would return to the Star Wars franchise:
I have no information about it. No one has asked me to come back, but I’m open to it.
The closest thing that has happened was a small incident in which Taika Waititi He asked her if she wanted to be part of Star Wars because he is developing his own film and she reminded him that she had already done it:
He said he did it because he asked me if I wanted to be in a ‘Star Wars’ movie and I said, ‘I already have.’ I thought he was joking. He’s so joking I thought it was a joke. And then he said in some interview that he was very ashamed.
The actress’s work as Padmé Amidala has also been reevaluated by fans over the years, and while many still have issues with how she was portrayed towards the end of the story, overall they believe her work was pretty good and should have the same opportunity as their peers to introduce themselves to a new generation of fans. Of course, considering her fate, this could only work in a spin-off prequel or a well-placed flashback, but now that Natalie Portman He has said that he would surely the followers will begin to make theories about how he could comply with it.
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