Abrams Directing Star Wars

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by Kamdan, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. King Daniel Beyond

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    Considering Lucas is apparently so anal about Star Wars that he wants 20th Century Fox to distribute Episode VII just so it'll have the same logo at the start that Episodes I-VI had, I'm not so sure he'll allow Abrams to deviate too much from the style of days gone by.
     
  2. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Unless something to that effect was stipulated in writing he's pretty much out of luck.
     
  3. M'Sharak

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    Mostly just tacky.

    But you knew that.
     
  4. YARN

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    And he was well compensated for the property.
     
  5. CorporalCaptain

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    Well, that fanfare intro leading into the main title rocks. I'd have been that anal, too. Don't forget that Lucas resigned from the DGA over the structure of the beginning of the OT films.

    That entire intro from the fox fanfare to the ellipsis at the end of the crawl is almost like a trademark. If it were me, I'd stipulate that the crawl must be there, the font of the crawl, the music, a lot of things that make the beginnings all distinctive and intrinsic to the first six films.
     
  6. Balrog

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    One concern regarding Williams (although the man hasn't seemed to slow down yet) - He is 81.
     
  7. cooleddie74

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    I won't be shocked in the least if Lucas has the right connections within the industry to keep 20th Century Fox as the distributor of the third Trilogy. I know Disney now owns Lucasfilm and the Disney folks would carve their name and logos on Mount Rushmore if they had the legal leeway to do so, but as CC said the opening Fox fanfares of the first six Star Wars films are some of the most legendary and iconic opening sequences of any movies in the entire history of cinema. I don't see Lucas giving up on a Fox distribution deal without the biggest fight he and Kathleen Kennedy can muster.
     
  8. Melakon

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    Since the 20th logo is so iconic to the SW brand, something like this could work swapping the order of 20th and Disney (and dropping the Pixar)

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FjIi_HyydM[/yt]
     
  9. Admiral Buzzkill

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    That opening isn't iconic, it's just familiar.

    Frankly, Star Wars did more to boost the status of the 20th logo than the logo does for Star Wars. A Disney logo there will do just as well.

    Disney does a lot of variants, tailoring their logo to individual films.

    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1eLFy-QIBg[/yt]

    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwpCa2QCNto[/yt]

    I'd like to see their Star Wars variant. ;)
     
  10. CorporalClegg

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    I suspect it will be something like having an X-Wing squad fly through the fireworks akin to the added bit at the end of RotJ SE.
     
  11. Mr Pointy Ears

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    I was just looking at some of the topics about this over at a star wars forums and someone mention that ben affleck was in the running to direct star wars number 7.
     
  12. The Wormhole

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    Everyone was in the running. But Abrams seems to have been selected even if no actual official announcement has been made. Hell, news on TV and radio is even running with this news. If this turns out to be a hoax, a lot of people are going to be embarassed.
     
  13. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Affleck's a talented director. He's not shown real interest in fantasy films, but I'd certainly not be alarmed if he were directing a Star Trek movie.
     
  14. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    And, here we go courtesy of the L.A. Times:

    So, for folks who thought maybe this was going to produce a change in the direction of the Star Trek films and franchise:

    Tough shit.
     
  15. Balrog

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    ^You mean those who were "hoping it would change the direction."

    And I concer with your sentiment. :)
     
  16. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Well, they can commiserate over at the punch bowl. Let's slow dance. :cool:
     
  17. Nerys Myk

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    Maybe JJ will spike the punch and things will get interesting.
     
  18. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Oh, you don't wanna see sloppy drunk fanbois trying to cut in on the jocks. :lol:
     
  19. Balrog

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    ^Why am I picturing a role for Billy Zabka?
     
  20. UFO

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    I doubt anyone was expecting that. Cultural degeneration doesn't change overnight. Anyway JJ seems OK. The writers are probably the bulk of the problem. But thanks for caring. :lol: