I recently submitted a series of AI generated Star Wars wedding scene images that have all been denied twice due to release issues. I have tagged the images as AI generated in the release title, description, even used words like "Fictional" to no result. I have seen other Star Wars images available for download, but was wondering if it's the subject matter that is the issue? Some help here would be greatly appreciated!
You would need a property release from the designers of these characters, which I assume are under copyright by George Lucas. That seems unlikely to happen, so you'll need to abandon the idea of submitting them to any Stock agencies.
The Star Wars franchise is worth billions & fiercely protected by Lucasfilm Ltd. You can't use any part of it commercially unless you obtain legal permission. And if you have to ask how much that would cost, you can't afford it.
No deals can be made for this kind of content because it's not yours to sell.
The other images that you see in the database, if they are any of the trademarked characters, are marked "Editorial" and can only be used in news-related publicstions.
Star Wars characters need a release from Disney. You will need to pay high licence fees to get a release from Disney, and they will highly limit the scope of the picture use. So it won't be adequate for the general carte blanche of stock. You could use generic astronauts, but not Star Wars characters.