What else is there past that? Anakin is dead. Game over.
But that's just one take on them.
Ahem! Side stories and crossovers?
Just off the top of my head...
Let's explore Yoda's origins from simple child on Degobah to the moral awakening that led him to become a Jedi Master. Think something along the lines of Carradine's Kung Fu
Or.... how about a nice "little kid" series featuring the Ewoks. It's Smurfs with fur Baby! You can do a TV series, DVDs, books, clothing, an activity set (team up with Fisher-Price on this one!) - and possibly even do a feature film down the road if it really takes off...
Or...cast the characters from some classic Disney pieces with the StarWars
crowd. Maybe have Mickey and friends meet up with cutesy animated versions of Lucas's characters. You'd need a framing meta-story for it to work without "diluting" the separate branding. Maybe have all the characters meet at summer camp, or at some big competition - or even better yet, for a whacky race!
Do Around the World in 80 Days
- but in combo time machine/space ships
- and have them cut across both the StarWars universe and Disney's cartoon worlds. Maybe even have a teenage (but bad boy) Darth Vader hook up with a sweet 16
Cruella DeVille on a first date. Hint at "getting to first base" for some laughs. (Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink!) Or have Donald Duck square off against Darth for a (non-lethal) light saber duel. Make sure singed tail feathers are flying everywhere! Have Donald lose and end up with a featherless bare butt for the next few minutes. (Hee-yuk! Hee-Yuk!!) And all this with the two grown-ups (Obiwan and Mickey) trying to keep a lid on things...
Oh no. The force for making money
is still very strong in such as these...
Especially when all you need to do is just keep rearranging your extensive collection of deck chairs.
Extra credit question
I wonder who will be the next to be acquired?
Will it be these guys?
Or possibly these folks?
Oh well...at least some things will always be safe: