Last winter’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens was not really angled toward Chinese audiences and, perhaps as a result, did not perform as well there as Lucasfilm might have hoped. The film—which leaned heavily on nostalgia for an original trilogy that didn’t play in China until last year—pulled in only (“only”) $124.2 million of its worldwide $2 billion gross from Chinese moviegoers. In other words, it may not be a coincidence that beloved Chinese stars Donnie Yen and Jiang Wen will appear in the next installment: Rogue One. And as for generally increasing a sense of Disney nostalgia in China, the House of Mouse opened a massive theme park in Shanghai in June. The huge undertaking forced Disney to cede an unprecedented amount of control of the park and general merchandising to the communist Chinese government, but it might be worth it.

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