There’s been a renewed faith in continuing the Star Wars movie saga when Disney purchased LucasFilms a few months ago. Before that, this game was released so you could say this was a catalyst perhaps?
“Join an epic adventure with the Angry Birds in the legendary Star Wars™ universe! Use the Force, wield your lightsaber, and blast away Pigtroopers on an intergalactic journey from the deserts of Tatooine to the depths of the Pig Star — where you’ll face off against the terrifying Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Pigs! Can you become a Jedi Master and restore freedom to the galaxy?”