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Candlelight February 6 2013 01:49 AM

More Star Wars films announced
 
http://starwars.com/news/new-spinoff...rs-galaxy.html

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The Star Wars cinematic galaxy is about to experience a Big Bang. Lucasfilm is officially announcing new spinoff films that will expand the mythos and depths of the Star Wars universe in previously unexplored ways.
One of the standalone films will be written by Lawrence Kasdan, screenwriter of The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and co-writer of Return of the Jedi while the other will be penned by Simon Kinberg, writer of Sherlock Holmes and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The movies will be separate from the upcoming Episodes VII, VIII, and IX, on which Kasdan and Kinberg are also consulting, and are expected to be released sometime after Episode VII. Each standalone film will focus on a specific character, and two spinoff films are currently confirmed.
Hooray, more money to throw at them! Disney is worse than Lucas!

ryan123450 February 6 2013 01:54 AM

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My guesses.

The final episode of The Clone Wars features the supposed death of Ahsoka.
Episode VII reveals that she is still in fact alive, and she features breifly in the film.
Spinoff 1 is Ahsoka's life between TCW and VII
Then Spinoff 2 is the return of Boba Fett.

flavaflav February 6 2013 01:57 AM

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I'm really curious to see who they base the movies around. I would hope the major characters from the movies would be off limits. I'd like to see Ahsoka in one. Maybe another with Lando getting all gangsta and throwing back some Colt 45s?

Mr Light February 6 2013 01:57 AM

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AICN says the first movie will star Yoda. I remember Lucas mentioning doing a Yoda movie set hundreds of years ago back around 2005.

Sindatur February 6 2013 01:59 AM

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ryan123450 wrote: (Post 7645480)
My guesses.

The final episode of The Clone Wars features the supposed death of Ahsoka.
Episode VII reveals that she is still in fact alive, and she features breifly in the film.
Spinoff 1 is Ahsoka's life between TCW and VII
Then Spinoff 2 is the return of Boba Fett.

Hasn't 1 of them already been confirmed as a Yoda film? Or is this on top of the third trilogy and a Yoda film (So, now 6 films confirmed)?

Professor Zoom February 6 2013 02:13 AM

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Candlelight wrote: (Post 7645465)

Hooray, more money to throw at them! Disney is worse than Lucas!

Whose worse, the film company that keeps making movie after movie, or the fans that keep going and going?
They wouldn't get made if there wasn't a market.


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ryan123450 wrote: (Post 7645480)
My guesses.

The final episode of The Clone Wars features the supposed death of Ahsoka.
Episode VII reveals that she is still in fact alive, and she features breifly in the film.
Spinoff 1 is Ahsoka's life between TCW and VII
Then Spinoff 2 is the return of Boba Fett.

My bet: she will have very little to do with the new films.

tighr February 6 2013 02:20 AM

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ryan123450 wrote: (Post 7645480)
The final episode of The Clone Wars features the supposed death of Ahsoka.
Episode VII reveals that she is still in fact alive, and she features breifly in the film.

I would hope not. I don't consider myself a "purist" by any means, but to me the Star Wars saga should only include the official main feature films. The Clone Wars stuff is fun, but I treat that stuff like the EU books. None of which I've read. I don't want to have to sit down and watch hundreds of hours of cartoons and tv shows in order to understand what I'm seeing on the big screen. Much like Star Trek TWOK didn't require me to have seen "Space Seed", I shouldn't have to know who Ahsoka is to understand her role in the film.

Now, a stand alone film featuring Yoda from 1000 years ago is fine by me, as long as its not required viewing to understand the main trilogy of trilogies.

Saul February 6 2013 02:25 AM

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Darth Maul is one possible spin off. Boba Fett too.
I wouldn't mind seeing them in the same movie. Two guys who hate each other having to work together to stop a drug gang. Hilarity ensues.

Hanukkah Solo February 6 2013 02:29 AM

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Sounds to me like they want to release at least one movie each in the gaps between Episodes VII-IX.

Temis the Vorta February 6 2013 02:46 AM

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They'll do movies about Ashoka, old Luke, young Luke, Chewie as a mere cub, Han and Leia and their dozens of kids (book, what's that?), Yoda's entire Jedi career starting with padawan-hood if not the fetal stage...if it's a recognizable brand name that's proven itself in visual media and doesn't make anyone vomit (sorry Jar-Jar), Disney will exploit it to the hilt.

davejames February 6 2013 02:52 AM

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Part of me is seriously concerned about franchise fatigue setting in with all these movies they're making... but part is also excited at the thought of possibly getting some really cool SW movies again.

I just hope Disney allows for a bit of variety in tone and style, and doesn't force all of these directors to be super safe and family-friendly.

SantaEddie74 February 6 2013 02:53 AM

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Yoda and Boba Fett seem like the most obvious and popular options for spinoff films, though I wouldn't mind seeing a film set between ROTS and ANH that depicts Luke as a small child starting his journey in life and would show a gradually aging Obi-Wan watching over him from afar. It'd be a chance for Ewan McGregor to reprise his role in makeup that would make him look more like Alec Guinness and expand the Outer Rim/Tatooine mythology.

But hey, that's just me. I also wouldn't mind a "Starship Troopers" type of film depicting the recently-established Imperial military and its expeditions to conquer and pacify on behalf of the Empire and the resistance cells and movements that would rise up against them and predate the Rebel Alliance.

Set Harth February 6 2013 02:59 AM

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cooleddie74 wrote: (Post 7645690)
I wouldn't mind seeing a film set between ROTS and ANH that depicts Luke as a small child starting his journey in life and would show a gradually aging Obi-Wan watching over him from afar. It'd be a chance for Ewan McGregor to reprise his role in makeup that would make him look more like Alec Guinness and expand the Outer Rim/Tatooine mythology.

That movie would likely be boring because canonically not enough can happen to Luke at that point.

SantaEddie74 February 6 2013 03:03 AM

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Probably so, although if you base part of the film around Obi-Wan's misadventures and close calls with Tatooine natives and the scum and villainy of local spaceports it could help pad out a story....the film could be about both Luke and Ben.

There was a book or graphic novel from a number of years ago that depicted Luke's life being endangered when he wandered out into the Jundland Wastes with his childhood friend "Windy" and Obi-Wan had to save the two of them. That could be the kernel for a suspense story involving young Luke.

Candlelight February 6 2013 03:17 AM

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Professor Zoom wrote: (Post 7645546)
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Candlelight wrote: (Post 7645465)

Hooray, more money to throw at them! Disney is worse than Lucas!

Whose worse, the film company that keeps making movie after movie, or the fans that keep going and going?
They wouldn't get made if there wasn't a market.

Lucas said he would do six movies and then stop.

Disney's middle name is 'sequel'.


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