This, to me, has always been more of a problem with fans than it is with any concept of greed.
Fans of a franchise are the worst people to be in control of it.
People who want to "stay true" or "keep authentic" to the original work they're fans of often miss the entire point of whatever they enjoy.
What made the original good is often the fact that the creators were willing to do something unique. Maybe it was something pretty risky, maybe it was something people had never seen before, or maybe they just took things that were already around and just did an absolutely incredibly job with them. But more often than not, what made it good was that they didn't try and stick to some formula or concept that had come before.
Trying to recreate the magic of the original trilogy isn't going to work, no matter how closely you stick to it. Your main audience is older and has a lot more perspective, they'll punch hundreds of holes in your movie even as they forget all the holes the old ones had, because they were kids.
You need to be willing to tell your own story, to stick to your own vision, to not be chained to the monolith that is the originals. And if you anger the "true fans" in the process, well, those fuckers are going to be unhappy no matter what you put out, because they've placed the originals on a pedestal that might as well be infinitely high.