Likewise, the spinoffs haven’t really been impressive either. Rogue One benefits from entirely new characters (even if they aren’t exactly memorable), but it still lives in the nostalgia of A New Hope, literally leading directly into that movie. Plus, no one really had to strain themselves to think up giving spinoffs to Han Solo, Obi-Wan and perhaps Boba Fett. Maybe they’ll be great movies, but the ideas are predictable. Conversely, we don’t know what to expect from Rian Johnson’s trilogy, which only makes the potential for them limitless. It could be set in any time period, in any location, and could have nothing to do with age-old battles of Jedi and Sith that we’ve come to expect. Star Wars is the biggest universe out there, and there’s no need to keep every movie familiar. It can afford to push boundaries a little and go somewhere unique. It’s Star Wars; people will go see it.