Originally Posted by Bowser
Disney didn't acquire this franchise for the cost it did to finish a story the way people my age hope against hope to see. They got into this for money, plain and simple. To make huge money over long stretches of time, you do what Lucas did - you cater to the younger generations for sustainability. That is EXACTLY what Disney is going to do, as hinted at with a teenaged girl rumored to be the hero of the upcoming movie(s).
I get what you're saying SDH, and I for one would love to see an adult sized Star Wars movie about the Jedi Academy, Thrawn, Bane, or any number of the darker tellings of the Star Wars Universe, but the fact of the matter is we likely won't ever see anything resembling Empire come out of the Disney studios. They're Disney, for crying out loud. Sucks, but that's the way it likely will be, even though I hope I'm wrong.
I have no doubt that there will be some darker, more adult-themed entries in the Star Wars universe but I'd be surprised if that happens before the next trilogy is released.
There are still plans for a new animated series set between ROTS and ANH and plans still exist for a live-action series set in that time period as well, which is definitely darker in tone.