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Old October 31 2012, 12:56 AM   #211
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Re: Star Wars Episode 7 - 2015

^ Hey, come on. I've read the outline, and the sample chapters. It looks like a fascinating idea!
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Old October 31 2012, 12:59 AM   #212
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Get Ben Affleck to direct
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Old October 31 2012, 01:01 AM   #213
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The EU fanboys are going to crap themselves when episode 7 has nothing to do with it.

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Old October 31 2012, 01:02 AM   #214
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^ Doesn't Lucas regard the EU as canon? He may not let Episode 7 contradict it.
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Old October 31 2012, 01:05 AM   #215
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Ghouleddie74 wrote: View Post
Does this mean more appearances of Hayden Christensen as a Force ghost? Anakin's spirit is said to help guide Luke, the revived Jedi Order and the New Republic in the years after the defeat of Vader and the Emperor at Endor so I wonder if this means Hayden gets more work as Anakin Skywalker in the new films, even if it's a shimmering blue ghost that can't really interact with anything?
I think you're on to something there... of course it does depend on how Skywalker-heavy the next story is. I can't imagine it not involving the Jedi twins of Han and Leia. They aren't considered canon, right?

Leia as a Jedi is considered canon isn't it? Luke could "see" that she would when they discussed it on Endor: "in time you will come to use the force as I have."
Maybe... just maybe this is the reason that Lucas(film) has been so dead set against having anything set post-ROTJ... because all along there was this plan to continue it, and it depended on a gigantic merger.
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Old October 31 2012, 01:05 AM   #216
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^ Doesn't Lucas regard the EU as canon? He may not let Episode 7 contradict it.
The new Dark Horse graphic novels coming out in 2013 are already going to change and contradict long-established EU lore so I don't think it matters if the megabudget films do. The EU will have been partially rewritten by the time Episode VII rolls around.
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Old October 31 2012, 01:07 AM   #217
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I'm kind of optimistic. I love the original trilogy, but at this point I'm much more attached to the Star Wars Expanded universe. Heck, a lot of my favorite SW characters (including my top 2) are from the books. Maybe they can just treat it like how the star Trek franchise was treated when the the horrible 2009 ST movie came out. The books stay in their universe (aka current EU for SW) and are allowed to continue like they have been, pleasing fans of that and generating the same amount of money that it has been (and the Star wars EU has apparently been profitable enough to last for decades). The new movies can continue to go were they want to go. That is probably the best solution, it wouldn't alienate any fans, and it would make them money. Disney hasn't really messed with Marvel, another company people were worried about them screwing up when they bought it, so I'm hoping Star Wars doesn't get screwed.
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Old October 31 2012, 01:07 AM   #218
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^ The EU is 'secondary canon', in that it is Canon so long as the material therein isn't overridden by the films or the Clone Wars cartoon(s).
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Old October 31 2012, 01:08 AM   #219
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The Ep 7 writers must be in a bit of a pickle. Canon to the right of them, canon to the left of them...
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Old October 31 2012, 01:09 AM   #220
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CandyCornCosby wrote: View Post
Ghouleddie74 wrote: View Post
Does this mean more appearances of Hayden Christensen as a Force ghost? Anakin's spirit is said to help guide Luke, the revived Jedi Order and the New Republic in the years after the defeat of Vader and the Emperor at Endor so I wonder if this means Hayden gets more work as Anakin Skywalker in the new films, even if it's a shimmering blue ghost that can't really interact with anything?
I think you're on to something there... of course it does depend on how Skywalker-heavy the next story is. I can't imagine it not involving the Jedi twins of Han and Leia. They aren't considered canon, right?

Leia as a Jedi is considered canon isn't it? Luke could "see" that she would when they discussed it on Endor: "in time you will come to use the force as I have."
Maybe... just maybe this is the reason that Lucas(film) has been so dead set against having anything set post-ROTJ... because all along there was this plan to continue it, and it depended on a gigantic merger.
The EU considers Jaina and Jacen Solo canon, but that all depends on if you the fan consider the EU canon.

As per Force ghosts, Anakin and Yoda will be no-brainers...just rehire Hayden and create a new CGI Yoda only this time make him shimmering, translucent and blue. But what about Obi-Wan? Alec Guinness died a few years ago and likely wouldn't have participated in any new films to begin with even if he hadn't passed away. Does this mean a new Guinness lookalike and/or soundalike? Or does Ewan McGregor reprise the role and play Obi-Wan as a younger version of his Force spirit?
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Old October 31 2012, 01:10 AM   #221
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Lucas and the new chairperson, Kathleen Keneddy talk about teh decision:

http://nukethefridge.com/2012/10/30/...wars-and-more/
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Old October 31 2012, 01:10 AM   #222
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I would actually not be surprised if Lucas tries to do complete CGI versions of Luke, Han, Leia, etc., and gets the original actors doing the voices again.
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Old October 31 2012, 01:11 AM   #223
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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
^ Doesn't Lucas regard the EU as canon? He may not let Episode 7 contradict it.
He sold the property to Disney, not his call
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Old October 31 2012, 01:12 AM   #224
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According to the interview I read above, Kennedy is in control of the creative aspects and wants to preserve the integrity of the characters
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Old October 31 2012, 01:12 AM   #225
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Can't see what this could possibly hurt, at this point.

And sure, Abrams ought to make one. At least he's not Lucas.
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