Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the most anticipated movie coming out in 2015, but that is not stopping the company from going ahead with plans to market the film, especially to the younger crowd who might know what Star Wars is, but never watched the movies.
According to new reports, Disney has teamed up with Maker Studios to create a short web series that is based on the new movie. Maker Studios is the largest channel owner on YouTube and is also owned by Disney. This means anything Maker Studios develop could find its way to several YouTube channels, which will likely increase viewership.
We can now finally understand why Disney bought Maker Studios for $500 million back in May of this year. The company is planning to use the studio to promote several of its contents, and we are confident Star Wars is just the beginning. We expect to see several Marvel projects being developed by Maker Studios, along with those classic Disney related contents.
We are hoping that the new web series might shed some light on what moviegoers should expect from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. At the moment, no one knows what is going on, and what the plot is all about. The recently revealed teaser trailer did nothing to give viewers a peek into what the story is all about.
What we do know is that the Sith didn't die with Darth Sidious and Darth Vader and that a Stormtrooper is the lead and not a Jedi. Furthermore, actors from the old movies have returned to reprise their roles, but it is not certain if they will play a huge part in the story overall.
Additionally, the film will be set 30-years after the events of Return of the Jedi, enough time for the new Jedi generation to take shape. We suspect during this period the Sith had plans of returning once more, but had to rebuild after that terrible defeat. We wouldn't be surprised if a Jedi fell victim to the Dark Side, and ends up being the villain with the odd Lightsaber.