We're seriously hoping that the bigwigs behind the Star Wars franchise reboot know what they're doing, because as well as pumping out a new movie every year from 2015 onwards, they're thinking about adding a live action TV series to the list of new arrivals too.
Now, the whole concept of Star Wars on TV ain't exactly new: There were plenty of cartoons to keep the kiddies ticking over after the Clone Wars, and who could forget that errr, wonderful Holiday Special that was broadcast way back in the day? Therefore, it was no surprise when Disney CEO Bob Iger said he saw TV potential in the newly acquired franchise.
Reuters is now reporting that ABC boss Paul Lee has confirmed that the network (which is also owned by Disney) is in ongoing talks with Lucasfilm about the project, but stressed that it really is early days yet. "We've started conversations with them," Lee apparently said. "I have an inkling in my mind, but they have a lot on their plate."
Now, don't get me wrong, I'm all for giving the reboot a shot, but I do hope they learn to walk before they start trying to run. We don't want a repeat of that Jar Jar debacle now do we? Star Wars fans may take comfort in the knowledge that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D looks pretty decent: Sure maybe the gang from the galaxy far far away will fare just as well...