More Star Wars films announced

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  1. SantaEddie74

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    It's kind of meaningless to anybody except me, but I've had the gut feeling that the title will be something along the lines of The New Republic.

    We've had both the Sith and the Jedi (opposing forces and philosophies) in titles, two that are somewhat vague at first glance but represent negative and positive (Phantom, Hope) and - of course - Empire. The opposite of the Empire in goals and philosophy is, of course, the Republic, whether old or new.

    I know, I know. That leaves Clones. There's always one loner that stands out from the rest. :p
     
  2. billcosby

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    Count on it. I'm thinking 2017 is more likely. JJ likes to take his time, Hollywood in general doesn't seem to care for deadlines.

    "Those Joe Six Pack idiots will wait. They have no choice. Mwah hah hah!"
     
  3. CorporalClegg

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    Normally I'd argue "Better to wait for a good film than rush a poor one." But Star Wars has a funny habit of disproving the time = quality correlation.
     
  4. SantaEddie74

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    Yeah, I like the movie (sue me) but Episode I getting the fan and critical reactions it did after the 16-year wait since Jedi definitely doesn't help the "more time elapsed means superior product" argument.
     
  5. tighr

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    You're probably more right than wrong. They follow a certain, yet vague, pattern.

    The Phantom Menace = A New Hope
    Empire Strikes Back = Attack of the Clones
    Return of the Jedi = Revenge of the Sith

    I remember some discussion around the original title of Return of the Jedi, and whether it should have been titled Revenge of the Jedi. The middle two movies share a theme of "striking back".
     
  6. CorporalClegg

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    So then the next one should be appropriately titled The New Flare.

    Yes. Yes. Someone had to...
     
  7. SantaEddie74

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    No, that's the third Trek film Abrams is making.

    The Enterprise has to battle blinding light rays that prevent starship crews from pressing the right buttons, resulting in numerous self-destructs and emptying of waste storage tanks into planetary atmospheres.
     
  8. CorporalClegg

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  9. tighr

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    And the crew are unable to discern lens flares from enemies beaming into the ship. It becomes harrowing.
     
  10. billcosby

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    We should be able to pump those titles into a 'supercomputer' that will deduce the next three Star Wars film names!
    A hulk of a machine that takes the entire floor of an office building and there are spinning wheels of analog tape.
     
  11. SantaEddie74

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    A machine with one weak spot? An exhaust port, perhaps?

    Nah....that'd be impossible, even for another computer.
     
  12. tighr

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    What if we disabled the targeting computer? Trust me.
     
  13. Scroogourner

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    "so, you want the big climax to be a scene where the cute young hero shoots his torpedo up an exhaust pipe until it explodes? What rating is this movie again?"
     
  14. SantaEddie74

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    There's so much subtext to those films.

    For all ages my ass.
     
  15. Skywalker

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    And look at Luke's reaction when he hit his target. He was clearly having an orgasm.
     
  16. SantaEddie74

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    It was likely the first time Luke had ever gotten laid.

    You saw Tatooine. And Camie was already engaged to Fixer.
     
  17. Hound of UIster

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    Rise of the Lens Flare.

    That would be because they had the Weinstein Bros doing the company.

    I don't trust Disney proper to tie their shoe laces after Prince of Persia and John Carter.
     
  18. SantaEddie74

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  19. tighr

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    Huttese, motherfucker! Do you speak it??
     
  20. CorporalClegg

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    "Don't tell me about Force chokes. I'm the Force fucking master!"

    This is fun!