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Yes, we do, but it may be too soon to publish a Wikipedia article about it now. In this case, we should at least wait until after Star Wars VIII comes out, after which many sources will be reporting on the upcoming film. Gamingforfun365(talk) 02:45, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
@Gamingforfun365: Now that The Last Jedi has been released, I believe it is time to create the page for episode IX. What do you think? EdTocino1 (talk) 00:39, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
@EdTocino1: Typically, we don't push film pages to the mainspace until principle photography begins. ~Cheers, TenTonParasol 01:39, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
last comment more than two months ago, perhaps IX should have its own article now...IMO--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 13:37, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
My comment stands, typically articles aren't pushed to live until principal photog starts, and it isn't scheduled until June. ~Cheers, TenTonParasol 14:53, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
Neither of those ideas has been used within the sequel trilogy so far. Lucas additionaly opininonated:"If Id held onto the company i could have done it, and then it would have been done. Of course a lot of fans would have hated it, just like they did (with prequel trilogy film) Phantom Menace and every-thing but at least the whole story from beggining to end would be told".
Besides the fact that the other two trilogies just have overviews on the Star Wars article, all the production information can go into more specific pages. There is also a discussion of a plan to create better handoff between the various SW articles at Talk:Star Wars#Drafts. UpdateNerd (talk) 07:58, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
Regarding this, eh? No. This article is about the trilogy. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is about a film. How does it make sense to merge the trilogy article into the film article? Also, have a look at Spider-Man in film for how we cover films in a series. I see that you already noticed List of Star Wars films and television series and proposed that it be merged into the Star Wars article; I disagree with that as well. The Star Wars article is about the franchise and the list article would overwhelm that article. We have WP:Spinout articles for a reason. The List of Star Wars films and television series article is one example of a spinout article being needed. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 02:19, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
To be clear, the proposal isn't to merge the entire article to the one on TLJ. See the list of articles on this page's template. The other two trilogies don't have their own articles; they're covered by Star Wars and the List of films sections, making this article a redundancy. UpdateNerd (talk) 02:27, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
While I can understand the motivations to do so, I'm only moderately opposed. More specifically, I fear the loss of informative production information and historical decisions bearing significance in the development of the sequels as a whole - particularly with the changes to ownership as well as plot development in a notably foggy future for the universe. It seems this merge is based upon semantic patterns of the articles associated with the franchise rather than the presence and suspected (non-)usefulness of the information encompassed within. I get the impression from the article that it mostly stays on topic (some of the detail could be reduced or merged to the respective film articles where currently marked), that is, most of the content would be best suited in an article holding this title. .digamma (talk) 14:32, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
A clearer, more explicit merger proposal at the top would really help here. I oppose any merging beyond the individual film sections. The background on trilogy needs to stay here. The article existed long before work on the movies began (c. 2005). Shortening the film sections per WP:Summary style is fine and I tagged those sections for this already. -Fnlayson (talk) 14:43, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
The background on the various stages of the production of each trilogy is relevant to the Star Wars franchise as a whole, and can be incorporated to the overviews on that page. There is a section for original/prequel/sequel trilogy focused on just the major developments of the series as a whole, where as the List page/individual articles have more detailed info for each episode. The information has not yet all been duplicated there, but that would be implied in the merge. UpdateNerd (talk) 15:39, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
Well step one is, I think, we can drop production information, etc. of the films from here. But step two, I am not sure from the proposal. I think the information presented here is notable to film history. One thing I like about Wikipedia and I think is valuable is how the various bits and pieces of a history or topic are put together into a Wikipedia article that has all of the information together. You don't see much of that in the news media anymore. This article is not perfect, but it does cover the topic. If you were talking about a 'History of Star Wars' series of articles, I think this would fit in nicely as one. There could be similar articles on the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy, if that's not too much, but I'd consider the overall history as a series. The franchise article is fairly packed with information. Merging this article into the 'List of' article would leave that one unbalanced, having too much on this trilogy. Alaney2k (talk) 04:30, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
I'm all for an article on the 'History of 'Star Wars'. Many notes about the sequel planning are relevant to all three trilogies, so it makes sense to keep all together. I've copied over some of the information from the ST article to the "franchise" article, so you can see what that looks like at Star Wars (the main difference is less direct quotes). I think collectively we can get by without articles for each trilogy, but a real-world 'History' article would solve the disconnect between the trilogy overviews on the SW page & specific episode summaries on the List, and also allow a more expansive approach including quotations. UpdateNerd (talk) 05:54, 13 October 2018 (UTC)