Disney’s New Era of Storytelling Will Be Something To Witness This Decade

Disney loves franchise world-building. It’s what has made the House of Mouse a powerhouse in the last half of the 2010s’. In fact, last year was one of Disney’s best years at the box-office with films becoming billion-dollar hits left and right.

Captain MarvelAvengers: Endgame would become the highest-grossing film of all time nearly making $3 billion, AladdinThe Lion KingSpider-Man: Far from Home, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, these were all of the Disney films that made over a billion dollars last year. And Disney isn’t slowing down.

This decade is almost staggering to think about when it comes to the stories we can expect this decade and leading the charge is Marvel, Star Wars, and the Avatar films.

Marvel is almost dizzying to think about when it comes to all of the entertainment we can expect in just the new few years. Continue reading Disney’s New Era of Storytelling Will Be Something To Witness This Decade

A New Era of ‘Star Wars’ Storytelling Has Come But I’m Not Entirely Thrilled

Star Wars is my favorite franchise. It holds a special place in my heart and will forever do so. The Skywalker Saga has come to an end, a lackluster conclusion at that, and now LucasFilm is trying to take us to an era of storytelling that hasn’t been breached before under the House of Mouse; the High Republic, set 200 years before the events of The Phantom Menace.

New stories will be told, we will be introduced to new characters to fawn over, there will be plenty of Jedi to spare, a new evil has arrived in the form of the barbaric Nihil, and yet I’m not excited.

Star Wars: The High Republic - poster

As someone who loves the lore of Star Wars the main focal point I appreciate in these stories is the battle between the light and the dark, the Sith and the Jedi, the Empire/First Order vs. the Rebellion/the Resistance. The underlying current of hope and how love is more powerful than darkness.

I’m not…getting that from these new stories. Continue reading A New Era of ‘Star Wars’ Storytelling Has Come But I’m Not Entirely Thrilled

The Dark Knight Lives (FIFTY-EIGHT)

Commissioner Lynx knew she would have to keep her emotions in check but as she stared at the decorated casket containing Commissioner Gordon’s body within its confines she was finding it very hard to.

The rain had begun to appropriately fall from the sky, casting everything in a gloomier light. People were starting to arrive at the procession, meaning she would have to regain composure quickly. Behind her, she heard footsteps approaching but she didn’t turn to look. Continue reading The Dark Knight Lives (FIFTY-EIGHT)