Star Wars: Underworld – ‘It is like The Godfather’

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“It is like The Godfather, Empire Strikes Back on steroids.” Big words from the mouth of Star Wars producer Rick McCallum talking about the new live action Star Wars TV show in development, Star Wars: Underground. So what else does Ricky boy have to say about the project?

“[Underworld is] much darker [than the movies]. It’s a much more adult series. I think, thematically, in terms of characters and what they go through, it will be … if we can ever get it together and George really wants to pursue it, it’ll be the most awesome part of the whole franchise, personally … It’s Empire Strikes Back on steroids.

“Obviously, we changed it for where we couldn’t go in terms of language. It was to be serious performances, very complicated relationships, unbelievable issues of power and corruption, greed, vanity, pride, ego manifesting itself at levels that only equal the world that we live in now, but, as I said, on steroids.”

“Basically, it is like The Godfather; it’s the Empire slowly building up its power base around the galaxy, what happens in Coruscant, which is the major capital, and it’s a group of underground bosses who live there and control drugs, prostitution.”

It all sounds great but that fact this show is going to cost a gaziillion (yes that is a real world…kinda) dollars to make means it’s going to be a while before Underworld goes into production, let alone gets made. If we take what’s being said here at face value then I like the premise of it so long as it doesn’t go too dark so that it doesn’t resemble what we all loved about the Star Wars films.

These ‘it’s much darker’ catch phrases wants us to think ‘oh it must be good because they’re going darker this time around’ but that isn’t always the case. I just hope they keep that in mind as the show develops. I’m now going to derail my entire argument by saying that the Clone Wars TV series had a dark edge running through it and that’s a fantastic slice of Star Wars fun so I’m eager to see what a live action show can do.

Going back to the premise, I hope what he means by The Godfather, that we’ll see much more of the Emperor (though probably played by a different actor) as he was my favourite thing about the prequel trilogy.

What do you guys think?

Source: geektryant 
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