“We’re going to redefine longform storytelling,” a Lucasfilm employee told Devin Faraci at Badass Digest, a comment that will be seen by super-fans of the franchise as something to look forward to. Faraci adds to the comment writing:
Knowing I won’t be watching any cartoons or reading Star Wars comics and/or books I’m not sure how much this new “longform vision” affects me. Faraci continues saying, “It’s all going to matter.” Matter to whom? I guess, is the real question.
While Faraci suggests you won’t need to pay attention to the peripheral stuff to stay up to date on the main story of the new trilogy or those upcoming standalone films, will subtle nuances be missing for those of us that stick strictly to the movies?
We’ll only know once we get deeper into this new twist in the franchise and I don’t think J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars: Episode VII will give us too many clues unless the new “Star Wars: Rebels” cartoon holds information that could prove valuable to the start of Abrams’ film. I guess I’ll never know, or at least not until I write my review and someone in the comments tells me how stupid I am for not having watched the cartoon. Such is life.