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Old March 6 2013, 04:28 PM   #691
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How could they possibly have a script ready by this summer to begin filming?

Edited to add: related to Fisher, Fords, and Hamill's return I'm kind of surrised to hear that because I'd imagine they'd want huge amounts of cash just to make an apperance.

In the mind of Disney executives would it be worth the investment?

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Old March 6 2013, 05:26 PM   #692
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I still want to see Chris Pine as a young Han Solo in the rumoured spin-off movie, just to watch heads explode.

As to the "big three", I think only Ford could demand insane money and I think he'd be more interested in approving the script than a ridiculous payoff (just an impression formed from the few interviews I've seen of him with Charlie Rose--not much to go on, I know, but then again I'm only a very casual Wars fan).
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Old March 6 2013, 06:45 PM   #693
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I am in full support of Abrams doing Star Wars. I really don't see an issue, but I do respect that there's always been a lot of loyalty between fans of either franchise. I never understood the desire to choose one over the other personally. I love Star Trek and I love Star Wars. I'm an anomaly I guess, because I enjoyed the prequels as well. Even Jar Jar, but I see Jar Jar differently through the eyes of my 3 year old son. He looooooves Jar Jar. If he deems something cool, I support it!

I wasn't sure about Abrams at first doing Trek, but when I saw the movie here in DC at the Uptown on opening night, it was magic. The crowd was full of fans, and it was a great great evening. I trust him with Star Wars too.
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Old March 6 2013, 07:28 PM   #694
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I still want to see Chris Pine as a young Han Solo in the rumoured spin-off movie, just to watch heads explode.

As to the "big three", I think only Ford could demand insane money and I think he'd be more interested in approving the script than a ridiculous payoff (just an impression formed from the few interviews I've seen of him with Charlie Rose--not much to go on, I know, but then again I'm only a very casual Wars fan).
I guess this could happen. Fisher says she will be back as Leia, Hamil has been spoken to about Skywalker, and Ford may return as Solo. In any case, the article below says Lucas will have any of the three original characters written out if the actor doesn't want to do it rather than recast the character.

For what it's worth, Fisher is 56, Hamil is 61, and Ford is 70.

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http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-575...ar-wars-films/
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Old March 6 2013, 07:36 PM   #695
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A handful of folks on this board will hate anything J.J. Abrams makes no matter what it is, so don't pay any attention to them. I have no reason to doubt that he'll do a serviceable or even great job with Episode VII and until I have a reason I'm not going to bad mouth the guy like he's some double-dipping traitor who cares about nothing but flashy action.

My advice to anyone who pays too much attention to the J.J. haters: drop those zeroes and get with the heroes.
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Old March 6 2013, 08:41 PM   #696
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A handful of folks on this board will hate anything J.J. Abrams makes no matter what it is, so don't pay any attention to them. I have no reason to doubt that he'll do a serviceable or even great job with Episode VII and until I have a reason I'm not going to bad mouth the guy like he's some double-dipping traitor who cares about nothing but flashy action.

My advice to anyone who pays too much attention to the J.J. haters: drop those zeroes and get with the heroes.
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Old March 6 2013, 08:42 PM   #697
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Thanks. Carl Spock is the man.
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Old March 7 2013, 04:52 AM   #698
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My advice to anyone who pays too much attention to the J.J. haters: drop those zeroes
Is the double meaning in the above intentional?
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Old March 7 2013, 05:03 AM   #699
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Star Wars with lens flares. I am curious how it will look like.

There are already some jokes about it.
That's because there are many deeply unfunny nerds on the Internet.
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Old March 7 2013, 05:39 AM   #700
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My advice to anyone who pays too much attention to the J.J. haters: drop those zeroes
Is the double meaning in the above intentional?
That's confidential. Depending on the size and quality of the bribe.
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Old March 7 2013, 05:21 PM   #701
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http://www.businessweek.com/articles...-for-star-wars


George Lucas tells them that Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford were pretty much signed on for Star Wars: Episode VII before the Disney deal was even made.

Asked whether members of the original Star Wars cast will appear in Episode VII and if he called them before the deal closed to keep them informed, Lucas says,

“We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison—or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation. So I called them to say, ‘Look, this is what’s going on.’ ” He pauses. “Maybe I’m not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them.” Then he adds: “I won’t say whether the negotiations were successful or not.”
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Old March 8 2013, 10:21 PM   #702
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This almost seems to point to a possibility of a cross-over.

Now Leia lost her home planet, and so did Quinto's Spock. Carrie may even resemble Amanda a bit.

I could see Quinto's Spock having trouble with emotions with Carrie winking at the audience saying something along the lines of "I know all about that."

Clearly the days of the metal bikini are gone. Good. I like Carrie better as herself anyway. In order to keep the movie in a serious note, I might make Carrie's own background part of Leia's. She and Han aren't speaking after the loss of Jacen, we will say.

They fight a lot of course.

We stumble on a drunk Han trying to clean that blaster. "It's in pieces...I can't get it back together."

The new characters then find Leia on Coruscant. Now, if you remember, in her darker days Carrie had dreams of futuristic cities as part of her condition--so you work with that--and have her talk with some CGI guys to do the section of Coruscant just outside the area on the planet that is actually not covered by the world-smothering city...

It is the closest thing to Alderan, after all. Like Boothby, I can see her as a gardener there, trying--failing--to make something grow. Quinto's Spock thinks her Amanda for a moment, and they converse. Quinto beams up. The Falcon lands in this open zone and Han gets off the ramp, and goes to Leia.

He gives the keys, as it were, to the new kids in JJs movie, post EU, and off they go.

They are allowed to build a small hovel there, surrounded by mile tall buildings. It all looks quaint.

We see Luke, who like Hamil, is a little heavy. He no longer can use the force, due to some sacrifice or other, and wants to visit old friends. This area of Coruscant is like a labyrinth.

At the pink corner of Ul Qoma and Besźel, or was it at the triple junction of Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius, or at the square of Globus Cassus? I forget, but Luke bumps into a furtive veiled man--Hakim Dengar? Or was it Funes? At any rate, he was wearing Han's blaster!

Luke fails to run after him, instead drawn by smoke from the hovel.

No...not again.

And there Han and Leia are...as burning skeletons.

You see, there are worse things than having JJ directing Star Wars.

It could have been Borges:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borges_and_mathematics
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Old March 8 2013, 11:03 PM   #703
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Funny you should bring up Borges.
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Old March 9 2013, 07:00 PM   #704
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Some new comments from Burk

Given that the Gene Roddenberry series debuted in 1966 and we've just had a huge Bond 50-year anniversary celebration - has Paramount been talking to you about making a 2016 release date for the next Star Trek film?
"We're definitely talking about the next one, but we haven't talked about a release date. We don't want to wait four years, the same amount of time between the last one and this one, but it's going to be a big year to celebrate, hopefully."

So Bad Robot will still be able to balance working on both Star Trek and Star Wars?
"Yeah. Obviously they're completely different universes, they're completely different films. The only thing in common is the word 'Star', which is why we're going to do the Ringo Starr movie as well. We'll corner the market!"
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/i...#ixzz2N3ERwBSi
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Old March 9 2013, 07:40 PM   #705
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ST09 was better than any of the Star Wars movies in my opinion, so JJ is going to have to do a lot to top himself and STID.

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Some new comments from Burk

Given that the Gene Roddenberry series debuted in 1966 and we've just had a huge Bond 50-year anniversary celebration - has Paramount been talking to you about making a 2016 release date for the next Star Trek film?
"We're definitely talking about the next one, but we haven't talked about a release date. We don't want to wait four years, the same amount of time between the last one and this one, but it's going to be a big year to celebrate, hopefully."

So Bad Robot will still be able to balance working on both Star Trek and Star Wars?
"Yeah. Obviously they're completely different universes, they're completely different films. The only thing in common is the word 'Star', which is why we're going to do the Ringo Starr movie as well. We'll corner the market!"
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/i...#ixzz2N3ERwBSi
I actually found this pretty amusing.
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