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Old February 6 2013, 06:56 AM   #31
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I assume they're doing a bit of copying of the Marvel model here, what with stand-alone superhero films and the occasional coming together in a big event movie. Episodes VII, VIII and IX are the Avengers movies. These newly announced stand-alones are Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, etc.

Of course, the difference being that the big characters are established in the main episodes and then split off into mini-adventures, while in the Marvel universe the characters are established in mini-adventures and then brought together after the fact...
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Old February 6 2013, 07:28 AM   #32
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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.
We could see him shooting womp-rats and hotrodding his T-16 down Beggars' Canyon.

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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.
Yes. At one point, he also said he wrote stories for a movie just about Wookies
He did! That was The Star Wars Holiday Special.
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Old February 6 2013, 07:32 AM   #33
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They claim they've been working on it with more than fifty writers from all over the sci-fi/fantasy world submitting story treatments, but who knows now that Disney's in charge. If you ask me they'd be fools to turn down the money they could reap from a live-action TV series, but as of right now I'd have to say the show's status exists in some sort of pre-production limbo.
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PS. Ahsoka in TCW is so not dying! Kids love her. She'll have her own string of films.
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Old February 6 2013, 07:58 AM   #34
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I think these side movies are going to flop actually (on the whole, I'm sure the first one will do ok). I think Disney is going to be very surprised at how little general audiences care about "side stories" set in corners of the SW universe. I just have this feeling that if it's not a "real" star wars movie, they're going to treat it like that theatrical Clone Wars "movie" (which was the first two TV episodes packaged for theatrical release).

Of course i have no idea on the execution. They could make it super awesome I suppose. Actually if they do the Yoda movie, the best bet might be to make it overtly a kid's movie.
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Old February 6 2013, 08:39 AM   #35
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I think these side movies are going to flop actually (on the whole, I'm sure the first one will do ok). I think Disney is going to be very surprised at how little general audiences care about "side stories" set in corners of the SW universe. I just have this feeling that if it's not a "real" star wars movie, they're going to treat it like that theatrical Clone Wars "movie" (which was the first two TV episodes packaged for theatrical release).

Of course i have no idea on the execution. They could make it super awesome I suppose. Actually if they do the Yoda movie, the best bet might be to make it overtly a kid's movie.
I'm the opposite. I'm tired of the Skywalker storyline. Let it go.

I'd rather see a bunch of spin offs in the same universe.
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Old February 6 2013, 09:44 AM   #36
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It might be cool and fun to have a movie based around a handful of Jedi who managed to survive the Great Purge and flee into the distant corners of the new Empire in an attempt to hide and survive. EU materials (which may or may not suck and be worth one's time and attention depending on the story) have more than once depicted Jedi who successfully went into long term hiding on distant worlds outside the reach of the Emperor and Vader only to reveal themselves after the events of Return of the Jedi.

Done right a "Fugitive Jedi" story might be entertaining with a lot of suspense along the lines of Harrison Ford's The Fugitive. A two-hour film of a former Jedi Knight staying one step ahead of a squad of Stormtroopers or even Darth Vader himself could prove a good investment of a movie ticket.
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Old February 6 2013, 10:06 AM   #37
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Realistically, in terms of market penetration, we're looking at a movie targeted at kids and a movie targeted at women.
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Old February 6 2013, 10:15 AM   #38
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Which I don't mind for some of the future projects, but even Disney-owned studios have featured more adult and gritty material and made lots of money. Let the kids have their occasional film for all I care....spread the wealth around. After all, Lucas always intended his universe to be for everybody young and old.

But for those among us who wouldn't mind a dark tale every so often I hope the common tendency to play it safe to reach the widest audience possible doesn't result in some very dumbed down and castrated storylines that refuse to take dramatic risks.
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Old February 6 2013, 10:22 AM   #39
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Oh, Interwebs. You nerf-herding scoundrel.

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Old February 6 2013, 10:24 AM   #40
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Hmmm. "Know" is the wrong spelling.
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Old February 6 2013, 10:27 AM   #41
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I didn't make it. But then I think that it was likely done on purpose, as in "Know death" or "Know your enemy."
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Old February 6 2013, 10:36 AM   #42
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Perhaps. Doesn't really make any sense to me, though.
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Old February 6 2013, 10:42 AM   #43
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Facebook photoshops don't always pass smell and quality tests but I couldn't pass this one up given the topic of this thread.

A Tarantino Boba Fett flick? We'd all go see that.
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Old February 6 2013, 12:20 PM   #44
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Didn't take Disney long to begin milking its new cash cow. Watch out for franchise fatigue down the road
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Old February 6 2013, 12:22 PM   #45
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Oh, Interwebs. You nerf-herding scoundrel.

There's also the prequel about how his father first got into the bounty hunting business:

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