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Old November 10 2012, 11:49 PM   #871
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Re: Star Wars Episode 7 - 2015

No.

But hey if Spielberg directed it the sidekick would be sporting a backwards baseball cap. Things can always be worse.
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Old November 11 2012, 03:03 AM   #872
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Mach5 wrote: View Post
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Say I hear Charlize Theron could be in this.
Yeah, a short cammeo. A Mos Eisley hooker, they say.
Who would have an extensive backstory developed in the EU.

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Vulture: Arndt's treatment features a "Son of Jar Jar and Chewbacca" sidekick

Highly-placed sources within Lucasfilm are telling Vulture that Michael Ardnt's "Sequel Trilogy" treatment features a wacky child sidekick-type character who's the love child of Jar Jar Binks and Chewbacca. The "Gungie" hybrid, carried to term by Chewbacca's sister-in-law, was purportedly added at the request of senior consultant George Lucas, in order to "help the sidekick character motifs of the three trilogies rhyme". These same sources also tell us that, as a highly personal request that is one of Lucas' few contributions to the new trilogy, franchise steward Kathleen Kennedy is likely to be be "fiercely protective" of the character in future consultations with Lucasfilm's new Disney overlords.
Is it wrong that I actually like this idea?
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Old November 11 2012, 04:44 AM   #873
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Yes.
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Old November 11 2012, 08:12 AM   #874
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Maybe Carrie Fisher will return and play 'Leia The Hutt'
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Old November 11 2012, 10:25 AM   #875
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Oh haha.
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Old November 12 2012, 01:28 PM   #876
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So if pre-production has started, it must mean that concept artists are busy at work on Episode VII right now. Who are these people? Ryan Church? Ian McCaig? Warren Fu? Feng Zhu? Who's schedule has been totally cleared for some undisclosed project?
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Old November 12 2012, 02:57 PM   #877
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Is it wrong that I actually like this idea?
YES!

Seriously, if that's true this idea alone should be enough to kick Lucas out the door and have a standing order at Lucas Film to ignore everything he suggests from now on.
I don't have problem with a comedic sidekick as long as it's not an annoying crap character like Jar Jar, after three movies the damn gungans should never appear again, they're awful. And it's not enough that they might be back, Lucas wants to add their stink to the awsomeness that are the wookies.

I don't even get why it's important for the sidekick motifs to rhyme ... Chebacca and Jar jar were polar opposites, nothing about them rhymed. If he wanted them to rhyme he should have started when he did the prequel trilogy and not squeeze two characters that had nothing in common into a third one.

If the new trilogy features a wookie with floppy ears who steps into poop and acts like an idiot I don't think I'll survive that, the wookies are to awesome for a fate like that.
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Old November 12 2012, 03:55 PM   #878
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Chewbacca and Jar Jar were polar opposites, nothing about them rhymed.
Of course Chewbacca and Jar Jar didn't rhyme. Jar Jar rhymed with Han Solo.

The social outcast, in trouble with the law, vest-wearing troublemaker who somehow helped our heroes to find a way around their enemies' position, only to lose hope and have a change of heart during the big battle. Jar Jar in Episode I is Han Solo in Episode IV. And it becomes even clearer once you realize that the original concept for Han Solo was that he was some kind of amphibious alien.
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Old November 12 2012, 04:19 PM   #879
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I never made the connection.

But it fits.
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Old November 12 2012, 06:31 PM   #880
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I never made the connection.

But it fits.
And now I must find a large rock to bash my head on so that I might forget it.
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Old November 12 2012, 07:39 PM   #881
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Except Han Solo wasn't a bumbling buffoon.
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Old November 12 2012, 08:13 PM   #882
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Neither was Jar Jar originally.

I think he only made the transition to buffoon in the final draft, which was also the version where Liam Neeson's character was given a larger role.
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Old November 12 2012, 08:22 PM   #883
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Well I only count what I see onscreen.
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Old November 13 2012, 01:43 AM   #884
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No, no, no, Jar Jar is Yoda.

The frog-like character found on the proverbial side of the road who unexpectedly turns out to provide crucial assistance.
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Old November 13 2012, 11:44 AM   #885
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Obviously take it with a grain of salt but there's a rumour that Vader will be back.

If it is true I can understand why they want to bring him back, and perhaps they could find a way to make it work but it would be extremely hard. If they bring him back as dark-side Vader it undoes his whole redemption story and if they bring him back as light-side Vader he probably wouldn't be as cool.
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