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Old January 31 2014, 01:58 AM   #241
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Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII

Why on earth would they do such a thing?

Rip off the characteristics of the EU characters, but just change all the names?

What is that supposed to accomplish, other than pissing off EU fans that much more?

Whatever happened to creativity? Doing something new? Or with Abrams on board is that kind of thing out of the question?
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Old January 31 2014, 03:21 AM   #242
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I just hope they'll still call Luke's son Ben. That's pretty much the perfect name for him. If they're still keeping the Solo twins, I'm kinda glad they seem to have eliminated the third child. Anakin Solo always seemed kind of superfluous to me.
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Old January 31 2014, 03:23 AM   #243
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I never gave two craps for Anakin Solo, really. After Jaina and Jacen I stopped caring about their offspring (and most of the later EU stories involving them).
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Old January 31 2014, 05:46 AM   #244
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Is it true that they killed off Anakin Solo because they thought people would get him confused with Anakin Skywalker?

Because that is some derpy shit right there.
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Old January 31 2014, 05:56 AM   #245
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George Lucas thought the storyline they had planned for him was too similar to Anakin Skywalker's, and he thought it would confuse people, so he asked that they change their plans. So basically they took their plans for Anakin and put them on Jacen and then killed Anakin.
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Old January 31 2014, 06:28 AM   #246
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As a fan I always confused Jaina and Jacen with Zan and Jaina.
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Old January 31 2014, 06:33 AM   #247
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Seriously, I always thought that was where Zahn got the names from.
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Old January 31 2014, 06:40 AM   #248
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I met him once at a con about 20 years ago. He wore all black and a lightsabre the entire time.
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Old January 31 2014, 11:47 PM   #249
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Why on earth would they do such a thing?

Rip off the characteristics of the EU characters, but just change all the names?

What is that supposed to accomplish, other than pissing off EU fans that much more?

Remember that EU fans are a drop in the ocean compared to the tens of millions who will go to see the new films. Disney doesn't care and they shouldn't care what a few fans of books written twenty years ago think. For the vast majority of us, the books are an embarrassment at best - a blight at worst.

The EU was always just a stopgap(and a very spotty one)until the resurgence we are seeing now


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Old February 1 2014, 12:04 AM   #250
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So why rip off ideas and character concepts from the EU, then, if the whole enterprise was such an embarrassment?
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Old February 1 2014, 12:05 AM   #251
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We don't know yet that that's happening.
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Old February 1 2014, 12:25 AM   #252
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It's still too early to draw conclusions that something's definitely happening or not with any of the characters. Billy Dee Williams was just asked if Lando is returning for Episode VII and even Billy Dee doesn't have a clue what's going on yet, and the script's already finished.
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Old February 1 2014, 12:35 AM   #253
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Does this mean we're not getting Nien Nunb? Because that would be bad.
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Old February 1 2014, 12:37 AM   #254
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There's always Ten Nunb.

No joking, there was a Ten Nunb who was another pilot in the Rebel fleet at Sullust and Endor. B-Wing Fighter, I think.
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Old February 1 2014, 04:31 AM   #255
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Wedge Antilles or nothing. If E7 doesn't bring back Dennis Lawson, then I promise I will boycott ... all future discussions of Wedge Antilles ...
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