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Old November 2 2012, 05:23 PM   #571
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Re: Star Wars Episode 7 - 2015

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Old November 2 2012, 06:27 PM   #572
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Avengers strategy for Star Wars?

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that one possibility being considered is an Avengers-style movie universe with not only Lucas' planned final trio of films but offshoot movies focusing on individual characters.*
So, use the OT characters in the first three movies to draw the audience back in and re-establish the movie franchise. Any number if new characters could be introduced during the trilogy, and if they're popular enough, they get individual movies as well.

I could see Hamill coming back as a framing device - old Luke reminscing - then the action procedes to the younger Luke. However, this puts even more pressure on the recast Luke to look a whole lot like Hammil and it also gives away the game that he survives to the end of the new trilogy.
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Old November 2 2012, 06:37 PM   #573
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Where do you get this crazy idea that they will recast Luke? It holds about as much water as recasting Indiana for Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls - which they didn't.
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Old November 2 2012, 06:42 PM   #574
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Where do you get this crazy idea that they will recast Luke?
Lots of people are insisting that Luke is going to be recast. Like Temis the Vorta, and Temis the Vorta, and...

But no, I think it's pretty obvious they're not recasting Luke Skywalker for Episode 7 for reasons that are right there in the name. Want to recast Luke, do a straight up remake of the original trilogy. More likely he's the Obi-Wan for a new cast of characters.

So movies focusing on individual characters could be characters who spin off from this movie trilogy (say, a movie trilogy about a bunch of kickass Jedi teenagers, and then these kids, in true superhero movie fashion, get movies about their own adventures) more than shoehorning old characters in.
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Old November 2 2012, 06:47 PM   #575
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No point in doing a reboot right now. Not until the franchise is dead and buried like Trek was after ENT and Nemesis. They would make more money doing a true sequel.
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Old November 2 2012, 06:58 PM   #576
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I do like the idea of spinoff movies with new characters. That will go a long way towards the bigger universe of the original movie instead of everything being centered on the Skywalkers.
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Old November 2 2012, 07:19 PM   #577
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No point in doing a reboot right now. Not until the franchise is dead and buried like Trek was after ENT and Nemesis. They would make more money doing a true sequel.
I would prefer them picking an empty solt in the timeline, not just because i care about canon. It would be nice to start fresh like Trek did with TNG.
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Old November 2 2012, 07:25 PM   #578
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Isn't he under contract with Paramount and also is going to do at least one Star Trek movie after Into Darkness? A world where Abrams is directing a Star Wars more and a Star Trek movie simultaneously seems improbable to me.
I doubt he would be able to do both, but I don't believe he's under any sort of contract with Paramount to return for a third movie. He wasn't under contract to direct a second movie, either, but he eventually chose to do so.
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Old November 2 2012, 07:26 PM   #579
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Avengers strategy for Star Wars?

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that one possibility being considered is an Avengers-style movie universe with not only Lucas' planned final trio of films but offshoot movies focusing on individual characters.*
So, use the OT characters in the first three movies to draw the audience back in and re-establish the movie franchise. Any number if new characters could be introduced during the trilogy, and if they're popular enough, they get individual movies as well.
This is similar to Lucas's original plan for SW when ANH took off. Essentially getting directors he wanted to work with to do one shot movies not necessarily about Luke, but stuff in the backstory or stuff in the future. Of course the plan were changed and went sour after the problems with the production of ESTB and later his collapsing marriage.
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Old November 2 2012, 07:33 PM   #580
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In the Secret History of Star Wars it is made pretty clear that Marcia Lucas hated SW, no wonder lucas treated it the way it did.
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Old November 2 2012, 07:50 PM   #581
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Avengers strategy for Star Wars?

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that one possibility being considered is an Avengers-style movie universe with not only Lucas' planned final trio of films but offshoot movies focusing on individual characters.*
So, use the OT characters in the first three movies to draw the audience back in and re-establish the movie franchise. Any number if new characters could be introduced during the trilogy, and if they're popular enough, they get individual movies as well.

I could see Hamill coming back as a framing device - old Luke reminscing - then the action procedes to the younger Luke. However, this puts even more pressure on the recast Luke to look a whole lot like Hammil and it also gives away the game that he survives to the end of the new trilogy.
Wasn't there a rumor that Lucas wanted to make an early life of Yoda movie right after ROTS? He may be thinking along those lines.
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Old November 2 2012, 07:52 PM   #582
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^Doesn't fit with "Episode 7".
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Old November 2 2012, 07:54 PM   #583
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I do like the idea of spinoff movies with new characters. That will go a long way towards the bigger universe of the original movie instead of everything being centered on the Skywalkers.
Yeah, I definitely like the idea of expanding the universe beyond just the Skywalkers (although really, it wasn't until the prequels that it started feeling that confined in the first place).

And I'd probably refrain from centering it on the Jedis as well. I think we've seen MORE than enough of them for awhile.
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Old November 2 2012, 08:06 PM   #584
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The amount of confusion that seems to exist with regards to what this new Sequel Trilogy will constitute is starting to border on the absurd. It is particularly bad over at the forums for TheForce.Net.

I urge anyone who hasn't yet to go watch the 'The Future of Star Wars' video that can be found by going to the official Star Wars website because it provides a lot of insight into not only the decision to sell Lucasfilm to Disney, but also the decision to bring Kathleen Kennedy over to Lucasfilm and the decision to go forward with this new Sequel Trilogy and other future SW filmic properties.
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I urge anyone who hasn't yet to go watch the 'The Future of Star Wars' video that can be found by going to the official Star Wars website because it provides a lot of insight into not only the decision to sell Lucasfilm to Disney, but also the decision to bring Kathleen Kennedy over to Lucasfilm and the decision to go forward with this new Sequel Trilogy and other future SW filmic properties.
Cool vid, thanks!

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The amount of confusion that seems to exist with regards to what this new Sequel Trilogy will constitute is starting to border on the absurd. It is particularly bad over at the forums for TheForce.Net.
I don't ever remember a time when discussion at TFN were anything but "absurd" - it's a veritable hive of scum and villainy.
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