Star Wars Episode 7 - 2015

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

  1. wamdue

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    How much of an effect would the prequels even have on episode 7? assuming of course its set some point after episode 6.
     
  2. Saul

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    Well, he's a little too busy to do episode 7 with a little art house film he is making at the moment called 'Avengers 2' due to be released 2015 also.
     
  3. yenny

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    Star wars 7 is probably the first of three parts of the Jedi wars that were mention in one of the Star wars movies? But I can't remember if it was episode 1 or 2 that is was mention in.
     
  4. Hound of UIster

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    Hayden Christensen reprising his role as Anakin's ghost.
     
  5. sonak

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    Well de-canonizing them doesn't mean that there not out there making money from them. Does the Trek animated series' non-canon status mean they don't get money from the DVDs?

    It would be a bold move that would show that they care about getting back disappointed fans, and would clear the way for a prequel re-make.
     
  6. cooleddie74

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    George Lucas will sooner win a Best Director Oscar and stop wearing flannel. You not liking them doesn't invalidate the films any more than me liking Enterprise makes it the most beloved Trek spinoff.
     
  7. -Brett-

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    For one thing, I'm fairly certain you imagined such a reference. For another, how exactly would characters in episode 1 or 2 be able to mention events in episode 7, which from their perspective, wouldn't occur for at least 35 - 40 years?
     
  8. DarthTom

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    Time Travel. ;) Just ask the multiple directors/writers in Star Trek how they managed to get around that problem. :)
     
  9. KalEl

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    This news really gives Star Wars fans a new hope for a really good trilogy. I just hope that the Disney Empire doesn't strike back with inteference from their executives. It wil be nice to see the Jedi return to the big screen
     
  10. Savage Dragon

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    Yes, because seeing an older couple together on screen is so disgusting. :rolleyes:
     
  11. FPAlpha

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    I couldn't care less about Star Wars traditions and what made those movies so good if the new movies are good (for whatever reason).

    Compare it to the Bond movies.. i absolutely loathe the Brosnan Bonds (though i like him in the role) on the same level as the Prequels. They were typical modern age Bond movies with gadgets, larger than life villains, stupid plots etc but we got the Craig Bonds.. a reboot of the entire franchise that only kept a few cornerstones to be able to call him Bond and make him recognizable and i rate Casino Royale as one of the best Bonds.. maybe the best Bond movie (will see Skyfall pretty soon).

    I don't care about the word crawl in the beginning, time frames of the movies or something else as long as they tell an engaging story with good actors that plays out well. I don't want flash anymore.. i want substance.

    I want the magic back that made the originals iconic movies.. their stories were not anything groundbreaking or clever, the actors were not Oscar material (nor did they get oscar worthy scripts to work with) but the whole sum of all the parts together made them an awesome ride.. something the people will enjoy decades or maybe even centuries from now.

    The Prequels were more concerned with huge, cgi-ed action scenes but forgot to have a soul.. if the new team can inject some soul into the new movies i will be one happy fan.
     
  12. DarthTom

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    Plus you'll have the added bonus no doubt of feeling the whole experience in an ongoing basis at Paris Disneyland. ;)
     
  13. KalEl

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    I said nothing of an old couple, but Carrie Fisher is disgusting. Han Solo is the type of character that I just don't imagine as old. I imagine him dying a hero in the aftermath of ROTJ. A statue of Han would be great a holorecording of him would be even better, but I just don't envision him living on. Lea, I could see as a diplomat, a leader, or former chancellor, but man, she is not looking good. Luke being older is fine and can work because of the Obiwan/ Yoda connection, plus Count Duku/ Lord Sidous being older.

    Here's another question: what kind of fighting and action are we going to see, the new style or the old slower style? Also, the ship designs; will they be closer to Padme's style or old style. All of this has to be addressed as to how the fall of the Empire has effected things. Think about the late 70s-mid 80s with the USSR on the brink of collapse 30-40 nyears after WW2. How did the fall of Germany effect the word? How did the collapse of the USSR effect the world? How has terrorism effected the world? These themes can play out in the Star Wars universe and if done right, can be really good.
     
  14. Deckerd

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    So you equate a woman with "not looking good" (presumably as young and fit) with "disgusting"? Did I pick that up correctly? Men into middle age are "fine" but women are disgusting.
     
  15. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Well, I wouldn't go that far. Some of 'em. :lol:
     
  16. Flake

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    I am not sure what to think about this announcement yet... because we do not know wtf the new trilogy will be about.

    Personally I want to see Han Solo, Chewie, Luke & Leia and everything that made the OT great except for Vader/Emperor/Empire of course.

    Now the options here are recast those characters or Avatar style CGI where they recreate those characters in 3D with mo-cap technology. I remember reading somewhere that their heads where scanned in the early 90s? Don't ask me where I saw that... its probably not true anyway !

    Fingers crossed they are good this time !
     
  17. Temis the Vorta

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    Sure, that attitude is contemptible, but it also applies to men when it comes to the type of films that Disney is going to want to make. Can anyone honestly envision Disney opting to launch big budget movies in a huge franchise, and not making sure the leads are young and pretty?

    Fischer, Ford, and Hammil might get cameos or a small role like Nimoy did in Abrams' Star Trek, but there is too much money at stake not to recast with young, pretty actors who will put butts in seats.

    (The alternative is young, pretty actors playing all new characters, but that's a bigger risk and corporations usually can be counted on to take the least risky path.)

    Disney can't possibly have failed to notice Paramount's recent success with another degraded space opera franchise badly in need of a smart revival, tossing out what doesn't work and keeping the core of what does.

    The most obvious route to $$$ is what Abrams did: recast the big, famous roles with young actors, and be damn careful about it because you're dealing with icons. Establish the new actors in the roles and then use it as a path to making money indefinitely.

    Abrams may stop Star Trek after three movies (that's ok, it really belongs on TV anyway) but Disney could keep making movies indefinitely. They use the recast OT characters in three movies to re-establish the movie franchise and then move on to other characters, who have been introduced in the previous movies to establish continuity.
     
  18. Skywalker

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    Star Trek needed the recast and reboot more than Star Wars does, though. People will go and see a new Star Wars movie--which are always events--no matter what. Otherwise Episode III would not have made as much money as it did on the heels of Episodes I and II.

    Recasting the Big Three is not as likely as moving the story forward and focusing it on the next generation is.
     
  19. Temis the Vorta

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    Here's some new fodder for discussion: is Hollywood overdoing the fantasy-action franchise thing?

    My gut reaction: if anything loses out, it will be lower-tier superhero movies. Star Wars has its own unique quality and there will be demand for it regardless. Guardians of the Galaxy, not so much.
     
  20. KalEl

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    No, I equate fat, old, wrinkly and ugly as disgusting. Harrison Ford still looks ok as an action star, even though he's old. Carrie Fisher does not. Mark Hammil as Luke Skywalker, the only Jedi left after ROTJ and I'd imagine, the HJIC, would almost have to be in Episode 7. I don't want to see old fat guys whipping around the Galaxy. I think Hammil could pull of the "wise old man" look and would be necessary to pass the torch. If Han Solo has an old War General look like Harrison Ford did in Cowboys and Aliens, I think that he could pull that off, but really, I don't think Carrie Fisher is atractive to me, so if you do, that's fine. The reality is, they are going to hire a bunch of young actors, with hopefully Mark Hammil and maybe Harrison Ford. I doubt Billy Dee Williams and the rest of the older gang will be there.

    I doubt they will reboot Star Wars, but they will have a young cast and you're right, men want to see a young pretty girl, not a fat old lady. If there is one original cast member other than Anthony Daniels, it will be Mark Hammil. The rest will be younger. There are plenty of older actresses who I do find atractive, Carrie Fisher is not one of them.