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Old February 9 2013, 10:47 AM   #181
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Re: More Star Wars films announced

Shadows of the Empire should be first up for animation.
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Old February 9 2013, 05:18 PM   #182
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^ Not sure Disney'd be too interested in the whole rapey lizard-man thing. Also, Shadows is pretty dark, what with Dash and all. I'm not holding my breath for an adaptation there...
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Old February 9 2013, 05:36 PM   #183
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Yeah, Prince Xizor doesn't sound like much of a modern Disney-approved villain given some of the very dark things he says and does in the SOTE storyline, and besides I don't think a 17 year old book like that - no matter how great it is in the overall panoply of Star Wars novels - would be on the list of any new projects, live action or otherwise.

SOTE is widely respected as canon to fill in part of the gap between Empire and Jedi and even got its own line of merchandising in 1996 and '97 (including a Nintendo 64 game), but I think Disney is probably going to steer clear of revisiting most if not all of the older stories and forge ahead with brand new ideas.

All that said, I'd stack SOTE up against almost any novel written and published today.
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Old February 9 2013, 05:37 PM   #184
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Judge Frollo, Gaston, and a dozen other Disney villains are far more "rapey" than Xizor could ever aspire to.
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Old February 9 2013, 05:39 PM   #185
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I think Disney is probably going to steer clear of revisiting most if not all of the older stories and forge ahead with brand new ideas.
I'm all for that.
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Old February 9 2013, 05:41 PM   #186
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I don't mind them using elements from older books and stories to insert into new scripts, but I don't see Disney and Lucasfilm ever adapting SOTE, the Thrawn Trilogy or the Hutt Gambit for the big or small screens.

I think Grand Admiral Thrawn is as cool and interesting as the next SW fan, but some fans just need to accept that those books are not going to be turned into movies. Thrawn himself might be a possibility, but only in brand new stories.
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Old February 9 2013, 05:42 PM   #187
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Yeah, Prince Xizor doesn't sound like much of a modern Disney-approved villain given some of the very dark things he says and does in the SOTE storyline, and besides I don't think a 17 year old book like that - no matter how great it is in the overall panoply of Star Wars novels - would be on the list of any new projects, live action or otherwise.

SOTE is widely respected as canon to fill in part of the gap between Empire and Jedi and even got its own line of merchandising in 1996 and '97 (including a Nintendo 64 game), but I think Disney is probably going to steer clear of revisiting most if not all of the older stories and forge ahead with brand new ideas.

All that said, I'd stack SOTE up against almost any novel written and published today.
Of course they are going to make more characters and more stories the more you have the more $ you get. I am just going to hate to see star wars be destroyed by Mickey.
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Old February 9 2013, 05:57 PM   #188
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Judge Frollo, Gaston, and a dozen other Disney villains are far more "rapey" than Xizor could ever aspire to.
I dunno... the whole "but you'll like it" pheremones thing could be far harder to show on screen, without the omniscient narrator describing the female's internal struggle. At least with conventional villains, the woman has the freedom to be totally icked by untoward advances.
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Old February 9 2013, 07:32 PM   #189
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^ Not sure Disney'd be too interested in the whole rapey lizard-man thing. Also, Shadows is pretty dark, what with Dash and all. I'm not holding my breath for an adaptation there...
Disney also owns other production/distribution studios under which PG-13/R rated content could be released, notably Touchstone (much like they used to utilize Miramax). Not that any Star Wars content would be released under anything other than the Disney banner, nor would such high visibility films be able to pull the wool over anyone's eyes.

I will admit, it will be weird to see a Lucasfilm released under anything OTHER than the 20th Century Fox logo.
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Old February 9 2013, 07:36 PM   #190
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I will admit, it will be weird to see a Lucasfilm released under anything OTHER than the 20th Century Fox logo.
True, disney intro will just look wrong
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Old February 9 2013, 07:36 PM   #191
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Judge Frollo, Gaston, and a dozen other Disney villains are far more "rapey" than Xizor could ever aspire to.
Plus you'd get a dance scene a la Beauty and the Beast!
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Old February 9 2013, 08:12 PM   #192
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I will admit, it will be weird to see a Lucasfilm released under anything OTHER than the 20th Century Fox logo.
True, disney intro will just look wrong
Don't worry. You've already damned the movies anyway.

Why don't you wait for one to be made and you know - see it, before crying in every post that Disney has ruined the franchise?
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Old February 9 2013, 08:14 PM   #193
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Don't worry. You've already damned the movies anyway.

Why don't you wait for one to be made and you know - see it, before crying in every post that Disney has ruined the franchise?
We will see. But they will probably most likely ruin it greed will get to them.
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Old February 9 2013, 08:16 PM   #194
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Yep, Lucas was a saint and never cashed in on his creation.
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People like Kathleen Kennedy, Lawrence Kasdan and J.J. Abrams know what they're doing. I have faith the new movies will be okay.

Hell, they might even kick ass.
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