Star Wars Episode 7 - 2015

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by JoeZhang, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Phily B

    Phily B Commodore Commodore

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    it's not just hilarious, but pretty much tears the films a new one.
     
  2. Mach5

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    HOW DARE YOU insult the Prequel rejection Society (or whatever it's called)? :lol:

    Honestly, only the first fifteen minutes of TPM review was good. The rest was just a gazillion minutes of incoherent butthurt nerdrage.
     
  3. cooleddie74

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    That should be the site's official slogan: "Fifteen minutes of quality. A gazillion minutes of butthurt." ;)
     
  4. Photoman15

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    Re: Disney to Acquire Lucasfilm

    Why else would they buy Lucasfilms? Just to say they own it?
     
  5. The Wormhole

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    Re: Disney to Acquire Lucasfilm

    The point I was trying to make is that if Star Wars was owned by anyone else, we'd clearly continue to get new movies on a regular basis, as provedn now that as soon as someone else gets ownership, a new movie is immediately made.

    Another thought I had, is this going to have any impact on the 3-D re-releases of the remaining six? I know Episodes 2 and 3 are set to be released in 3-D fall 2013, but what about the OT? I doubt they'll want to release them the same year as Episode7, so does that mean all three will get their 3-D re-release in 2014?
     
  6. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    Now that I've had the chance to think about it, this move makes sense. Lucas wanted to retire, but he wanted to make sure that he trusted whoever would inherit the franchise.

    For over ten or fifteen years, Lucas has been going to Disney World in Florida during the month of February. I saw him walk by me when I worked at Innoventions. It wasn't just a vacation.. he would do all the tourist stuff, and he would take his son to DinseyQuest during these trips because that's when his son's birthday was. (By the way, DisneyQuest has within its walls the old classic "You're all clear, kid" Star Wars arcade game, complete with asterix's instead of enemy laser bolts). This was also the perfect time for him to lend his insights into Star Wars Weekends while the Studios had a few months to prepare for them. This was a yearly thing. Obviously, Lucas had gotten to trusting Disney with actual Star Wars content (not just distribution rights)
     
  7. DigificWriter

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    I've already said this once, but we know that plans for the ST were in place back in June, so yesterday's announcements were not a 'cause and effect' situation. IOW, they're not making SWE7 because of the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney; the announcement of the sale and the announcement of the new trilogy just coincided with one another.
     
  8. DarthTom

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    I was thinking about it. It would be very cool if Disney changed the big Globe at Epcot center into the Death Star. :techman:
     
  9. Samurai8472

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    I know nothing of the expanded universe but i'm sure some people will delight at Joss Whedon twitting about it

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    Whedon for Episode 7 or 8!



    Didn't take long for someone to make this picture

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  10. marillion

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    Mind blown by the inevitability... That WOULD be really cool!
     
  11. Mach5

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    Confirmed for fake (according to some guy on /tv/)
     
  12. flavaflav

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    I was just going to post this. I believe it was in an issue of Bantha Tracks.
     
  13. PsychoPere

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    Re: Disney to Acquire Lucasfilm

    Lucas was already stepping away. That's why Kathleen Kennedy was named co-chair in June.

    This doesn't necessarily "prove" that, as LFL's Pablo Hidalgo mentioned on the official SW blog that he first learned at the end of June that the new trilogy would be produced.

    Yeah, it's fake. Whedon doesn't have a Twitter account.
     
  14. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    Let me ask something.

    While people are eager to see a new directorial vision for Star Wars - as am I, is there anyone else a stickler that the future films continue with the same stylistic consistency of the other films?

    All the other films had elements that tied them together:

    - all the individual films took place over a short time span, regardless of the amount of time between the films

    - no flashbacks or flash-forwards (Lucas sort of bent this rule showing Anakin's dreams in Episode 3, but he didn't break it)

    - 40's style wipes to transition to new scenes

    - each film would conclude with a scene or montage that had no dialogue whatsoever, and was carried by a musical theme

    - music itself was as important to carrying the films even as much as sound and dialogue. Even scenes where no music was used was a musical decision.

    And there are others as well.

    As much as I want to see a new director bring some kind of a new vision - preferably a bit grittier - to the franchise, I would be leery of anyone straying away from the staples above that in all the past films. I say this primarily for the continuation films (episodes 7-9) but wouldn't mind so much of a change in format for films that would be made after, so loing as they aren't numbered episodes.
     
  15. sonak

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    my view on this: a great opportunity. I'm disappointed that they're going forward with new movies though. Imagine how quickly they'd get in good with the fanbase by OFFICIALLY de-canonizing the prequels and rebooting/remaking them entirely.

    Is the "hardcore pro-PT" crowd really big enough that this would create any backlash? I doubt it.
     
  16. thumbtack

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    Google Image what Hamill and Fisher look like now. There is not enough slim-fast in all the world.
     
  17. Mach5

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    get serious.
     
  18. thumbtack

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    The fans are even less important to Star Wars than they are to Star Trek.
     
  19. Brolan

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    Disney just spent 4 Billion buying the franchise; half of which is the prequels. You think they are going to purposely devalue them in any way, shape, or form?
     
  20. BillJ

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    This. Whether we like them or not, we're stuck with them.
     

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