Development[ edit ] George Lucas , the director and writer of Star Wars, shown here in He was unsuccessful in pitching his idea to several major Hollywood studios because it was "a little strange". Eventually, Lucas presented the treatment to 20th Century Fox , and the film was approved. This is what led to the fun and adventurous tone of the space opera. Of course I realize now how crude and badly done they were So I began researching and went right back and found where Alex Raymond who had done the original Flash Gordon comic strips in newspapers had got his idea from.
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The Clone Wars — was introduced through a animated film of the same name. Diego Luna will reprise his role from Rogue One, and production is planned to begin in with Stephen Schiff as the showrunner. Star Wars expanded to other media From to , the term Expanded Universe EU was an umbrella term for all officially licensed Star Wars storytelling material set outside the events depicted within the theatrical films, including novels, comics, and video games. Existing works would no longer be considered canon to the franchise and subsequent reprints would be rebranded under the Star Wars Legends label,  with downloadable content for the massively multiplayer online game The Old Republic the only Legends material to still be produced.
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The Star Wars mythos is also the basis of many toys and games of varying types. The films and novels employ common science-fiction motifs. Whereas Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek , a science fantasy franchise that has enjoyed long-lasting popularity in American popular culture , is portrayed by its makers to appear as a rational and progressive approach to storytelling, Star Wars has a strong mythic quality alongside its political and scientific elements. College literature professors have remarked that the Star Wars saga, with its struggle between good and evil, democracy and empire , can be considered a national epic for the United States.
The film is set during the three-year time period between the films Star Wars: George Lucas was inspired to make the movie while reviewing footage from the show and described the film as "almost an afterthought. Striking swiftly after the Battle of Geonosis, Count Dooku's droid army has seized control of the major hyperspace lanes, separating the Republic from the majority of its clone army. With few clones available, the Jedi generals cannot gain a foothold on the Outer Rim as more and more planets choose to join Dooku's Separatists.