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Old October 30 2012, 09:08 PM   #1
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Star Wars Episode 7 - 2015

So spinning out of the news that Lucasfilm has been bought by Disney (see thread in TV&Media) is the news that they plan to release episode 7 in 2015.

What should it be about?

And how will the fanboys react as it (and this is an if at this stage) drives a big wrecking ball through their extended universe?
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Old October 30 2012, 09:13 PM   #2
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Can't be worse than the PT... Maybe a lessened direct role for GL will be a good thing. Don't care about the EU, hasn't done Trek novels any harm to not be canon.
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Old October 30 2012, 09:13 PM   #3
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I have a bad feeling about this.
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Old October 30 2012, 09:14 PM   #4
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Or just simply NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
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Old October 30 2012, 09:17 PM   #5
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Re: Star Wars Episode 7 - 2015

How the EU fairs is a fascinating question. I'm just now reading the Thrawn Trilogy in comics book form and thinking what a great movie it'd make, but given the ages of the principle actors for the original trilogy, that probably won't work. Plus I understand Harrison Ford has written off the idea of ever reprising Han Solo. I personally was never into the whole Yuzhang Vong business or what have you.

On the other hand, the Clone Wars cartoons have been vacuum packed liquid awesome (IMHO) so there's certainly potential for Disney to do it right. I, for one, enjoyed what they did with Tron Legacy. Though it'll be weird seeing a Star Wars movie start out with Cinderella's Castle instead of the 20th Century Fox searchlights....

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Old October 30 2012, 09:18 PM   #6
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Im in shock that Lucas would sell out to Disney, please wake me up from this dream.
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Old October 30 2012, 09:19 PM   #7
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Yeah Bloomberg was reporting this, and I went to tell my grandma, a huge Star Wars fan.

I rather they stop The Clone Wars cartoon, make a cartoon that takes place after Episode 6 and then go right into a new trilogy.
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Old October 30 2012, 09:22 PM   #8
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No doubt after the Emperor was killed the Ewoks in the new Disney [fied] version of the franchise will rule the universe, sing songs and generally all will be generally well.
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Old October 30 2012, 09:25 PM   #9
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No doubt after the Emperor was killed the Ewoks in the new Disney [fied] version of the franchise will rule the universe, sing songs and generally all will be generally well.
Kill me now!!!

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Old October 30 2012, 09:25 PM   #10
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WTF?! Is this for real?
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Old October 30 2012, 09:27 PM   #11
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Lucas selling it to Disney has been a rumor that has cropped up on Disney sites for months. Did not take it seriously but thought it was possible.

The real surprise is a another movie and having a release date already!!!! Maybe they will be drawing ideas from the books, because they would need to start shooting this SOON to make that date.
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Old October 30 2012, 09:29 PM   #12
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Donald Draper wrote: View Post

The real surprise is a another movie and having a release date already!!!! Maybe they will be drawing ideas from the books, because they would need to start shooting this SOON to make that date.
For all we know, Lucas has sat on a script for a while or they have had a script waiting in the wings while working out a deal.
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Old October 30 2012, 09:29 PM   #13
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They should go for the gusto and recast the OT characters, and pick up right where ROTJ left off.

Luke - no idea, let me think about that
Han - crazy idea, how about Michael Rosenbaum
Leia - don't need to think about this at all, it's Jennifer Lawrence
Lando - Anthony Mackie

The EU should be treated as Trek treats its own EU - possible inspriation, not holy writ.

The Clone Wars TV series should be continued indefinitely and if Ahsoka survived/survives to the post-ROTJ era, she should be played in the movies by Angela Bassett.
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Old October 30 2012, 09:29 PM   #14
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Well, they sure aren't wasting any time, are they?
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Old October 30 2012, 09:30 PM   #15
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I, for one, enjoyed what they did with Tron Legacy. Though it'll be weird seeing a Star Wars movie start out with Cinderella's Castle instead of the 20th Century Fox searchlights....

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On a more positive note and from a business perspective this move virtually guarantees Wars a permanent and immortal place in film and entertainment.

edited to add: unlike other movie studio's e.g. Universal - Disney has a huge theme park in Asia and Europe.

Not only does Disney own a huge film division but Wars will now have place in their world-wide theme park operations and on ABC television which they own as well.

While Fox owns a TV network they don't command entertainment interests that would give wars a home in one or all of their theme parks.
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