Truthfully... reboots are just the latest term for remake. Remakes have never been complete recreations of the original, the term reboot is being used as the term for remaking a series, as opposed to a stand-alone film. But at their core, the are essentially the same thing, just with a different term describing them.
I know, and i have argued here that reboots, ramakes, and re-imaginings are all the same word but there are fewer people on this side of the argument than the other.
But what i am saying is start with a new the story from the beginning where outside of some similarities in the worlds, aliens species, and some concepts there is nothing in common with the previous version of the film. You know, they can actually make it so Anakin was an actual ace pilot when Obi met him, or *gasp!* not have the main story be some trade blockade dispute!
Originally Posted by Number_5
Ok, you said reboot, still would draw more comparisons than a sequel. I mean, a reboot would have to cover old ground, yes?
Being a continuation will draw a whole lot of scrutiny to see if stuff matches up, that's pretty much a given. Starting fresh will also draw some but given that it's divorced from the main world people likely be focusing on the differences first and weighing those to see which does it better. And if Disney succeeds its most of that then.... it succeeds.