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Old March 20 2014, 02:41 AM   #421
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If they are going to already start filming in May, JJ must already have selected the principles for the film? I'm surprised that hard choices haven't leaked.

Even with Trek we knew many of the main characters that close to production time.
Not so surprising. Back when it was just Lucas making these things they managed to keep a very tight lid on them, now with Disney in the mix...well, let's just say I doubt there are many people in the business stupid enough to violate an NDA with the Mouse House.

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Old March 20 2014, 03:45 PM   #422
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Hell, in the EU after 30 years things had already been "fixed", broken again, fixed again...
In the books, what ever happened to the Imperial Fleet? I'm guessing that now every super star destroyer captain laid down his/her arms?
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Old March 20 2014, 05:45 PM   #423
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Hell, in the EU after 30 years things had already been "fixed", broken again, fixed again...
In the books, what ever happened to the Imperial Fleet? I'm guessing that now every super star destroyer captain laid down his/her arms?
One of Palpatines hangers-on became 'Emperor' and things somewhat continued on as they had with the Empire decreasing in power and relevance as the fighting went on - some Admirals took their fleets and became Warlords - either taking certain systems as their own or basically becoming large pirate groups.

Coruscant was taken by the Rebels 2-3 years after Return of the Jedi and at that point the Rebels declared a "New Republic".
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Old March 20 2014, 06:40 PM   #424
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Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII

To be frank, I won't be sorry to see a lot of the post-ROTJ Expanded Universe be decanonized. So many of those novels were fair-to-mediocre at best and I had enough trouble demonstrating a lasting interest in the Yuuzhan Vong conflict much less most of the stories set after Chewie's death.

If the new Sequel Trilogy improves the overall quality of the SW universe in the decades and generations after Endor I'm all for it. Frankly, Disney, Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy and others can't really do that much worse with the EU characters and timeline than some of the books have.
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Old March 26 2014, 09:19 PM   #425
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New rumors about this film. Yahoo News. Many people associated with the film believe the storyline will follow Jacen Solo's rise to join the dark side as Darth Caedus.

If this is true, I think this would make for an awesome story.
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Old March 26 2014, 09:23 PM   #426
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Hopefully they give him a better Sith name than Darth Caedus (which was the winner of a contest where fans submitted ideas for the name).
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Old March 26 2014, 09:26 PM   #427
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Assuming I'm pronouncing it right, it sounds a little too much like Sidious for my liking.
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Old March 26 2014, 09:52 PM   #428
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Jacen and Jaina Solo were two existing EU elements that I had been hoping the new Trilogy would retain and make on-screen canon, so if at least one of the new films deals with Jacen that would be good to hear.
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Old March 27 2014, 12:42 AM   #429
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I don't really care either way if they use story material from the EU, but I would love to see them bring in characters like the Solo twins, Mara Jade, Corran Horn, ect.
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Old March 27 2014, 01:14 AM   #430
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Mara Jade is one of the oldest existing characters of the EU and one of the more recognizable names when it comes to Star Wars characters who weren't in a movie or a TV show. I'd be surprised if they didn't find a way to introduce Mara Jade into the new trilogy even if they heavily rewrite her backstory to accommodate the revised post-ROTJ timeline.

Any rumor of a Jacen Solo storyline might end up being complete poodoo, but I'm not opposed to the idea of featuring him.
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Old March 27 2014, 01:14 AM   #431
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...Yeah, I'm really not buying it. Positively wreaks of a fan invented rumour.
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Old March 27 2014, 03:39 AM   #432
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I don't really care either way if they use story material from the EU, but I would love to see them bring in characters like the Solo twins, Mara Jade, Corran Horn, ect.
That'd be great. I've always thought Rogue Squadron could've made a great weekly TV series.

However, if they use EU elements like that I'll be amazed. They likely won't.
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As long as Chewie doesn't get killed by a colliding moon I'm cool with a lot of potential story ideas drawn from the EU.
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As long as there is a mullet or 70s feathered mop, I'm cool with whatever.

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Assuming I'm pronouncing it right, it sounds a little too much like Sidious for my liking.
You're probably not pronouncing it right.

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...Yeah, I'm really not buying it. Positively wreaks of a fan invented rumour.
There seems to be a rising tide of assumption that the new films will be all about recreating the EU. It's like in the 90s when people kept saying the Thrawn books would be the basis of the next movies.
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