You must *unlearn* what you have learned.
Let’s remember how we got here. A long, long time ago a man named George Lucas really wanted to make a science fiction movie. Supposedly after writing a very long script he was forced by the nature of movies to trim his one movie into three films starting with Star Wars, eventually named A New Hope. Despite going over budget, over time, and being a laughing stock during almost every stage of production the little science fiction movie blew up the movie world. A genuine phenomenon was born and Lucas’ little fantasy space opera was to become the iconic film franchise we know it to be today.
Then after years had gone by Lucas wanted to go back into the business of making Star Wars films. Some can say it was due to Lucas’ divorce, which happened during Return of the Jedi production, which drained his personal wealth greatly. Or maybe he wanted to finish his vision of telling Darth Vader’s entire story. Either way the prequels were planned and released to a middling reception from fans. There were complaints about characters, story-lines acting, and dialogue in the new movies which fell upon the shoulders of Lucas.
Now it has been years again since the last Star Wars films and again Lucas makes a move that ensures the future of his story. Disney bought Star Wars and only months later announce plans not to make just one more film, but three more, and fans are told they are all pre-planned by Lucas himself.
I'm not afraid. You will be. You will be!
So there we are. Disney is already in pre-production on Star Wars 7 and for now the immediate future for Star Wars is known. What about afterwards? Assuming three films are produced in a timely fashion and are successful enough to keep making it should take about 7-10 years before we see all three. Disney will them be left with a money maker behind them and once again Star Wars will go years without a film.
At some point there will be adults who will grow up in a Disney version of Star Wars world. Scary. For Disney though it will be an opportunity, to take one of the world’s best known movies and remake it for all to pay money to see.
It's a trap!
What would a remake of one of the world’s most well known movies even look like? Can a shot for shot remake work with all new characters and scenes? Would fans even care by then about changes made to their beloved franchise after Lucas himself has made changes already? Will stilted dialogue become an accepted cliche of the films rather than a mark of lack of quality? Certainly with the right hands a carefully crafted film could please both the hardcore fans and the newbies as well.
We seem to be made to suffer. It's our lot in life.
Do not fret though because nothing will ever be the same again with Star Wars and that is a good thing. Star Trek has been able to reinvent and remake itself while staying true to a singular universe and general vision set forth with the original show. Even with different casts, crews, characters, ships, and story-lines the overall Star Trek feel remains the same. With a bigger set universe it can be very easy for Star Wars to lose itself without the vision of one man, Lucas or not, but it has been going on like this since the first film was released.
Those years without films saw fans clamoring for book series and video games to help fill the lightsaber-less void in their lives. Already you might have played or experienced something with the bigger universe. The Star Wars you remember as a kid, the one you first experienced, will always be with you but more than likely won’t return. At least not the same way you remember it. The best thing to do is suck it up and instead of biting the hand that feeds it may be time to try some new Star Wars out in hopes of sharing it with others for years to come.