Alright, this is probably controversial, but hear me out (there will be personal opinions which you can feel free to disagree with me on). The longer Disney holds onto the Star Wars franchise, the more it’s been apparent to me that the Star Wars franchise is extremely limited in what it can tell at this point. Despite all the new TV shows coming out, and movies already out, there doesn’t seem to be a sense of progression (IMO) in the Star Wars story. Now, obviously the start of the new Disney canon was made to give them more creative freedom in telling new stories, particularly the ST. In a mind boggling move, they rushed out a soft reboot of ANH with TFA, a movie they had no idea how to follow up on, which led to the (also rushed) mess of TLJ and TROS. Disney realized they messed up by retelling a story that was less interesting with less likable characters than the original, and I think it’s pretty telling that the sequel era is relatively untouched just three years after TROS- because there aren’t stories to tell in that era. So instead, the new content takes place closer to the OT, but in making new stories, they have to keep things exciting by introducing some flimsy retcons such as in Obi-Wan (not sure if spoilers are allowed here), or outrageous ones like in Solo (the last name thing is so cringe inducing). But unfortunately, there just isn’t a lot of content to tell during this time period, because we know what’s gonna happen- who survives, where people are going to end up, etc. This can be done well, but it gets tiring if every story has such low stakes for the characters- it makes them predictable. There’s also an over-reliance on nostalgia. They keep showing us X-Wings, Tie Fighters, Stormtroopers, Vader, R2D2 and C3PO, Ahsoka, and especially Tatooine. Somehow, Palpatine returned instead of having a new, original villain. There’s a whole galaxy out there, and we keep running into the same few characters. I think that’s one of the reasons Mandalorian is so popular, because they actually get away from that for the most part, even if Mando is basically Boba reskinned. Which brings up the problem of Disney’s “new” characters- they’re mostly just unoriginal copies of the OT ones. Rey=Luke, Kylo=Vader, BB8=R2D2, Poe=Han Solo, Snoke=Palpatine (literally though), etc. Heck, even Mando and Baby Yoda aren’t fully original. So what’s the solution? Is the set timeline of Star Wars a problem? Should they branch out into a multiverse? How can we get modern stories in the spirit of Star Wars that tell a good, original story?