Thursday thought for the day: Just because you could, does not mean you should!
So news broke yesterday: Feige joining Star Wars.
And Sam, Laura and Jeff all rejoining Jurassic Park/World/Universe.
Great! I know you are excited. And it MIGHT be all as rewarding as the excitement of the headlines.
BUT: Notes of caution..
1: Kevin’s expertise = Marvel. Marvel movies. Marvel product. He is as yet relatively untested in other media properties. So his Midas touch from Marvel might not commute to the Jedi!
2: ANYTIME we put great faith in one particular Star Wars regime..it disappoints. JJ, Rian, Kathleen: all perfectly competent imho. But it’s been neither the warm hearted satisfaction nor bold visionary surprising head start we might have expected.
3: Jeff was IN Fallen Kingdom. FOR TWO SECONDS. Despite his being integral to marketing. We have been conned before: these could be mere cameos!
4: Sam /Laura: great actors. FAR happier and indeed better in non franchise fare? Goldblum’s Ian Malcolm is a ‘character’ who can win our curiosities. Doctors Grant /Saddler..less so!
5: Shared Universe fever? Kevin Feige mastered the idea of inter-related, connected properties. But that idea might not work with Star Wars..same way we don’t really get a tingle at the idea of a Jurassic teams union..though yeah Chris Pratt with Jeff Goldblum..VERY very cool indeed!
So: Have a great Thursday and enjoy the new bits of..er..news. Look forward..optimistic yet cautious, all the same!
‘Life finds a way!’