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‘Star Wars’ leaker calls sequel trilogy reboot rumor ‘preposterous’

Jason Ward of ‘Making Star Wars’ recently downplayed the new sequel trilogy reboot rumor

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A scene from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Jason Ward of ‘Making Star Wars’ recently downplayed the new sequel trilogy reboot rumor.

A scene from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Jason Ward of “Making Star Wars” recently downplayed the new sequel trilogy reboot rumor.

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Famed “Star Wars” leaker Jason Ward recently shut down the idea that the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy will be rebooted, erased or retconned in the near future.

Ward — who has had scoops on the future of “Star Wars” in the past — told The Inverse that there’s no sign of Disney or Lucasfilm wanting to reboot the sequel trilogy.

  • “There is nothing that makes me think anyone has any inkling of reworking the sequel trilogy. In fact, the idea is preposterous,” Ward tells Inverse. “Each of the sequel trilogy films is performing rather well for Disney/Lucasfilm financially. To ‘erase’ those would weaken a consistent revenue stream that is currently being capitalized on.”

Ward told The Inverse that rebooting the sequel trilogy would upset millions of fans who have enjoyed those films.

  • “The idea of erasing those films would likely anger more fans than it would please,” Ward said. “Can you imagine trying to convince the general public that the films they just saw do not matter?”

Context

Last week, a new “Star Wars” rumor hit the internet, suggesting that Disney would soon reset the sequel trilogy in a new show that would include unused footage of Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker, as I wrote about for the Deseret News.

  • The U.K. tabloid Express reported that a YouTuber — named Doomcock — said Disney planned to retcon the sequel trilogy so that it never happened in the “Star Wars” timeline.

Back in the summer, there was an unconfirmed internet rumor — also from the YouTuber Doomcock — that Disney wanted to reset the entire “Star Wars” cinematic universe, erasing “The Force Awakens,” “The Last Jedi” and “Rise of Skywalker” from the timeline, as I wrote about for the Deseret News.

Takeaway:

  • At the end of the day, these are two reported insiders sharing two sides of the same coin. Lucasfilm nor Disney have commented on the rumors. Until they do, take these rumors with a grain of salt.