Wednesday, January 11, 2017

My Life in Fandom: Make Rogue Squadron Films Already

Dear Lucasfilm:

Rogue Squadron emblemRogue One showed your intent to make Star Wars-specific versions of classic adventure types (with the aforementioned film being akin to the wartime spy action films like Where Eagles Dare or The Guns of Navarrone). Why not bring back the Flying Ace story that was so popular between the World Wars, enduring through the second World War and only disappearing in its aftermath? (And, today, only finding popular expression in media out of Japan. I strongly recommend watching or reading that stuff.)

Yes, you can easily do this by making films about Rogue Squadron. Why you haven't done this already is boggling to a lot of us; even if you have to work around things like Dennis Lawson not being in his 20s anymore, you've already demonstrated both the means and the will to digitally recreate dead or aged actors so this is not a legitimate objection.

You're leaving money on the table by not doing this. Nevermind a Han Solo film, get on this right now. You've already shown that you're able to make good action-storytelling work when suitable motivated. Go for it, now, and strike while the iron is hot.

Sincerely,

--Bradford C. Walker

(P.S.: If you can somehow do such a film while featuring the Z-95 Headhunter, you're cooking with gas.)

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