When Lucasfilm announced that the upcoming films in the ‘Jedi’ franchise would be animated, some were excited.
But others wondered how the franchise would translate to the big screen.
“I think the thing that’s going to give me a lot of joy is that I’ve never been on an animated feature,” director Rian Johnson told The Hollywood Reporter in May.
“The thing I’ve been interested in for a long time, I’ve always thought was, ‘How would you get a kid to go to a movie?'”
He added: “I’ve always been very interested in kids and I always thought, ‘Why don’t you try to do that?'”
In addition to Disney, Lucasfilm will produce the animated films, with John Musker, Chris Miller and Chris Weitz directing the films.
The first film, called ‘The Phantom Menace,’ was released in 1983 and featured Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Darth Vader.
The films have since spawned a number of sequels, and there are currently five films in production, including two of the Star Wars prequels.