The Star Wars 9 actor shares his thoughts on the future of the franchise
Exclusive: Dominic Monaghan, who played a Resistance fighter in The Rise of Skywalker, weighs in on where the Star Wars franchise should go next.
Dominic Monaghan, who appeared in the most recent War of the galaxies movie The Rise of Skywalker, shares his thoughts on the future of the franchise. The War of the galaxies The franchise has evolved in several ways since the title was acquired by Disney in 2012. After creator George Lucas decided to step back from overseeing the series, the Mouse House passed the reins to modern filmmakers like JJ Abrams and Rian Johnson. The War of the galaxies The franchise has been successful at the box office with movie entries such as The Force Awakens i The Last Jediwhile also receiving critical acclaim on Disney+ with TV series such as The Mandalorian and this year’s Obi-Wan Kenobi.
However, with The The Rise of Skywalker being the most recent War of the galaxies film, there has been much discussion about Disney’s altered approach to managing the franchise. While several more War of the galaxies films have been announced to be directed by respected filmmakers such as Taika Waititi, Patty Jenkins and Johnson, several of which have stalled in development. Currently, Disney’s focus seems to be to continue War of the galaxies‘ television presence, including upcoming seasons of The Mandalorian and the next series Andor. Most upcoming titles focus on preset characters. Still, fans who prefer the cinematic experience of a War of the galaxies movies on a big screen have been left with only questions.
Now, talking to Screen Rant during an interview at San Diego Comic-Con, Monaghan, who played Resistance fighter Beaumont The Rise of Skywalker, gives his own opinion on where the franchise should go. Monaghan, who is currently promoting Moriarty: The Devil’s Game on Audible, believes that while the franchise has gained its fan base by focusing on male heroes, that focus should change going forward. Read the full excerpt below:
“I think they’re telling different stories with different characters from the Star Wars universe, and I wonder if maybe after focusing so much on Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Ewan McGregor, and Hayden Christensen, maybe they should tell stories with right. from a woman’s point of view or from a different people’s point of view. So, I’ll just sit and wait.”
The Monaghan Dam scratches the surface of a contentious disagreement between different sides of the War of the galaxies fandom While the Disney+ series have been very successful and continued the franchise by telling new stories, the division War of the galaxies The fandom, made up of many fans who have criticized the franchise’s use of female and POC actors in major roles, has created a dangerous environment for launching projects. War of the galaxies has made some attempts to expand its reach and, for the most part, they have been well received. It’s only a distressingly vocal minority who claim otherwise, though Lucasfilm shouldn’t be deterred from its efforts because of those opinions.
Although the Monaghan Dam may be controversial among certain sects War of the galaxies fans, he certainly has a point about depicting diverse stories and depictions even in a galaxy far, far away. Both of us The Mandalorian i Andor are starring Latino actors, and Daisy Ridley’s Rey has given voice to so many young girls who grew up watching the War of the galaxies movies Disney’s goal, and beyond War of the galaxies productions, it should be about maximizing those stories and expanding the universe so that anyone watching can feel like they fit in, regardless of any loud voices in the background telling them they shouldn’t be there. If someone like Monaghan can see that, maybe Disney will soon realize that this is, in fact, the way to go.
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