5 Reasons Why the Star Wars Prequels Won\’t Be Retconned or Remade



Today is the fifteenth anniversary of the release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. While large film blogs will obviously be putting together stories to bash the movie to both make themselves feel cool and to pander to a mindset that says the Prequels are horrible, we actually like the Prequels here. Instead we want to address something that’s been gaining steam ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012…

There’s an absolute sickening cycle of bogus rumors going around that are mostly started by film blogs hoping to rile up Star Wars fans into spreading around their links so they can soak in the juicy viral website hits. The other part of this is they hope by telling a certain segment of Star Wars fandom something they want to hear they’ll continue to read their site for a steady stream of Prequel bashing.

The problem is these rumors aren’t based in any sort of reality, and there are several reasons why they’re complete lies. These rumors are started by people who aren’t Star Wars fans at all, and only cover Star Wars because it gives their web traffic a nice boost.

Of course I’m talking about the recent trend of bogus stories about how Disney plans to either retcon or remake the Star Wars Prequels. One of the more recent ones came from Bleeding Cool who claimed that Disney would be making the Preqels non-canon “Legend” status like the rest of the EU, but another big one that went viral recently was Latino Review’s bogus theory of how Disney will retcon the Prequel continuity out of existence with the Boba Fett spin-off. As for the remake side of things, last year Slashfilm ran a dumb piece (that the writer is very proud of) of how Disney should remake the trilogy.

There are a lot of reasons why rumors like these are completely made up just for some Star Wars related website hits, but we’ve compressed them down to five simple points…