Direct-to-DVD movies seem to be very popular, and not just amongst the horrible sequels. Franchises that want to have more than just a television presence and can't have a theatrical existence seem to find some success in in doing these. This is especially evident with Marvel and DC, who have made several Direct-to-DVD animated movies that have been well received. Clone Wars is Star Wars' only public influence at the moment, aside from the alleged live-action TV show, so are they missing a great opportunity for an alternative cash cow, and just a way to keep Star Wars alive in general?
The thought that brought this up stems from reflecting on McQuarrie's concept designs. A lot of the ideas would look cheesy on the big screen, but what if they did an animated, direct-to-DVD movie in McQuarrie's style? Luke and co. would have their strange gear, and the Stormtroopers would have lightsabers and shields. It wouldn't have to be a full retelling of the trilogy in a new style, but rather it could simply be akin to "Animatrix," "Batman: Gotham Knight," and "Halo Legends" in that it's made up of a bunch of story segments done by different people. This could allow for there to be a McQuarrie style, anime style, CGI, etc. all on the same disc.
What do you think?