In five to ten years times I believe the sequels of the original Star Wars trilogy will be met with the same (if not more) scorn as George Lucas’s infamous prequel trilogy. And the 8th episode of the series is reason enough to believe so.
Blade runner 2049 is possibly one of the best sequels ever produced and is going to be the best film of 2017. While also being a movie that did not need to have been made in the first place.
If there is a way to make big bucks in Hollywood, its to make a sequel to a film franchise so old that most kids in the targeted demographic range have never heard of it.