Link Friday: You Won’t Live to See the Final Star Wars Movie

I’m trying out something new. Since I’ve mostly stopped posting on Twitter I thought I’d try posting an interesting link each week to a long-form story that I found interesting and thought-provoking.

You Won’t Live to See the Final Star Wars Movie [Wired] – an inside look at how Disney plans to run the Star Wars franchise. As a Star Wars fan I’m equally concerned, intrigued, and excited by passages like this:

And if the people at the Walt Disney Company, which bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012, have anything to say about it, the past four decades of Star Wars were merely prologue. They are making more. A lot more. The company intends to put out a new Star Wars movie every year for as long as people will buy tickets. Let me put it another way: If everything works out for Disney, and if you are (like me) old enough to have been conscious for the first Star Wars film, you will probably not live to see the last one. It’s the forever franchise.