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Star Wars Episode VII

STAR WARS EPISODE VII INFO
It has been confirmed that the Star Wars: Episode VII storyline will take place
30 years after the Battle of Endor and the events portrayed in Return of the Jedi
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In summer 2013, it was revealed both Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill
had begun a vigorous regimen of diet, exercise and stunt training
to prepare for their roles of Leia and Luke
George Lucas stated the transition from Lucasfilm to Disney was
a way to "pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers'
The story would focus on the building of the New Republic after the fall
of the Empire, that Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo would
all appear, and that the children of Luke, Leia and Han would
serve as the main characters of the story
Chloe Grace Moreto and Saoirse Ronan were
believed to have auditioned for lama Solo
Before Adam Driver was cast as the villain, Michael
Fassbender and Hugo Weaving were considered for the role
Lee and Oliver Steeples, members of the Builders Club
are building the new , and it has been confirmed that Kenny Baker
who has been inside for all six films so far will be back.
Anthony Daniels will also be back to play
There Hasnt been any news about the bounty hunter Boba Fett making
an appearance in Star Wars Episode VII yet, but there are many rumors
about the possibility of a Boba Fett movie
Abrams confirmed that the multiple Academy John
Williams would be back to write the music for the next Star Wars film
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#1 - psychadelicace ONLINE (05/03/2014) [+] (2 replies)
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The cast, Clockwise from right- Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Producer Bryan Burk, Lucasfilm President and Producer Kathleen Kennedy, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Adam Driver and Writer Lawrence Kasdan

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#47 - gibroner (05/03/2014) [-]
I have really high hopes for this movie from it what I've heard about it sounds like it has potential, but I kind of feel bad for the film makers because no matter how good the movie ends up being there will still be ********* of unpleasable fanboys that are going to complain and say it's **** just because it's not the Star Wars that came out when they were kids
User avatar #266 to #47 - thepinkestofthepie (05/04/2014) [-]
There's always someone who complains. Take, for example, the time when Diablo 2 just came out. It was **** on for not being the same as Diablo 1.
User avatar #310 to #47 - snowshark (05/04/2014) [-]
They don't matter. I plan on complaining if the film is bad, but I don't think it will be. The Prequels being bad were exclusively the fault of Lucas as he was the person solely in charge of those films and everything that went wrong in them. However Disney? Recently Disney have been on a roll like they have never been before. They've acquired numerous, very lucrative properties and done right by each one of them.

Whilst they have had some missteps along the way they've also had plenty of very good steps and from what I've seen they are really pouring their all into this movie. They know they have to break through the stigma of the prequels and the rose-tint of the original trilogy to unite both sides of the fanbase by taking what worked the best from both trilogies. I would be worried about how they would do it if it wasn't for the Clone Wars series which (whilst much tamer) was actually able to do just that and then some.

So I think Disney have got everything set up this time. They know how much of a cash-cow these films will be. They know geeks all over the world will be watching their every move... really I can't wait to see these movies.
#340 to #47 - selfdenyingbeggar (06/18/2014) [-]
After the prequels, they can do a fantastic job just by not ******* it up as much.
User avatar #50 to #47 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/03/2014) [-]
that's...going to be true about anything though.
User avatar #239 to #50 - internetexplain ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
see : the prequels
#169 - anon (05/04/2014) [-]
Have any of you noticed the sheer hatred episode VII is going through?   
   
"UGH, ruined already by the prequels!"   
"UGH, Star Wars sucks apart from the originals"   
"UGH, Disney is for kids!"
Have any of you noticed the sheer hatred episode VII is going through?

"UGH, ruined already by the prequels!"
"UGH, Star Wars sucks apart from the originals"
"UGH, Disney is for kids!"
User avatar #173 to #169 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
yes and it;s already sickens me. the hatred i mean.
User avatar #174 to #169 - kelseymiss (05/04/2014) [-]
worst part is that the average age of these haters are middle aged
#207 to #169 - anon (05/04/2014) [-]
no, my good man
trix are for kids
User avatar #175 to #169 - syrenthra ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
My only hatred is that it killed the possibility of EU being canon
User avatar #203 to #175 - doctorstein (05/04/2014) [-]
Does that include the greats, such as Revan and Nihilus? Or are they safe?
User avatar #303 to #203 - authvin (05/04/2014) [-]
They're set waaaaayyyyyyy before Episode 1, so until they make prequel movies set thousands of years in the past, they're canon.
User avatar #282 to #203 - syrenthra ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
I think technically anything that is not the movies, or the 2 cartoon shows is not canon, they never said it is everything after return of the jedi flat out
User avatar #306 to #282 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
which in this case means the stuff set after jedi.
User avatar #305 to #282 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
except they did...it's literally just the stuff that conflicts with the new movies that's getting axed.
User avatar #201 to #175 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
as well as darth bane, and the ruusaan reformation.
User avatar #200 to #175 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
Parts of the EU already are canon...Such as Coruscant and Kashyyyk.
#209 to #200 - onewhoobserves ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
They are canon because they are in the movies. Essentially Disney scrapped everything aside from the movies and TV shows from canon.
User avatar #211 to #209 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
actually, and they've continually said this, It's just the stories set after return of the jedi that are being ignored, everything before then is still safe since it doesn't actually affect the movies unlike the post-jedi stories.

Furthermore, Coruscant, Darth Bane, Kashyyyk, and the Ruusaan formation all started out in the EU before they were in a movie, or in darth bane's case, TV show.
#6 - redblueyellow (05/03/2014) [-]
I am really disappointed that they confirmed the death of the Expanded Universe. So the movie won't need to contain the solo children or Ben, because the officially don't exist anymore.

I really hope for them that they are going to come up with an amazing storyline, though I think it will be (almost) impossible to surpass the great stories so many writers have writing that untill not so long ago formed the Expanded Universe.

I will probably never get over the fact that they did it and therefore will not see the movies as great or true to the Star Wars universe, but I hope it will be a wonderfull movie for the next generation of star wars fans.
User avatar #11 to #6 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/03/2014) [-]
it's just the post jedi EU...and even then, story elements are still going to be around.
User avatar #17 to #11 - redblueyellow (05/03/2014) [-]
I know it's stull going to be around, it just saddens me a bit to think it's won't play a big role at all in the new movies. I mean if they decide to scrap one of the Solo kids, a big part of the EU wouldn't make sense.

I get that they wanted a sort of fresh start, and I can't blame them since the EU is so big and detailed that it would be impossible to make a good film adaptation, but it still saddans me.
User avatar #21 to #17 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/03/2014) [-]
yeah...it saddens me as well, but still, new beginning.
User avatar #24 to #21 - redblueyellow (05/03/2014) [-]
Yeah, as I said before, I understand and I hope it can continue to be an inspiration for a new generation of star wars fans. But I don't think the new movies can replace my love for the EU.
User avatar #25 to #24 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/03/2014) [-]
indeed.
User avatar #14 to #6 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/03/2014) [-]
and when I say story elements, i mean at any point, any of the characters can mention the Y-V war, and all that crap.

and honestly they only did it so that the new movie would be completely new.
User avatar #36 to #6 - thenewerbooks ONLINE (05/03/2014) [-]
what does the Expanded Universe mean is it the star wars lore or the adding of more lore or what?
User avatar #40 to #36 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/03/2014) [-]
it's actually both, the universe spans 24000 years before the movies, and...until now 137 years after the 6th movie.
User avatar #39 to #36 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/03/2014) [-]
yes it's the star wars lore.
User avatar #42 to #39 - thenewerbooks ONLINE (05/03/2014) [-]
Thanks for the info, Too bad they won't add more lore, the last time i checked the last star wars lore post thing the lore was pretty interesting and detailed
User avatar #48 to #42 - redblueyellow (05/03/2014) [-]
Most books and comic books are post Return of the Jedi (I believe) and games like KotOR are the reason why the EU before RoTJ spans 24000 before. So the last one is less detailed and more a general timeline, while post episode 6 is quite detailed and contains alot of stories revolving around luke, han and leia.
User avatar #45 to #42 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/03/2014) [-]
honestly this whole thing is quite convoluted :/
User avatar #43 to #42 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/03/2014) [-]
they are adding to the lore still...The old post ROTJ stuff (Thrawn, YV War, etc) is taking place in an alternate universe, similar to marvel's **** . The new stuff is going to be completely canon.
User avatar #120 to #6 - logiblack (05/04/2014) [-]
Did they ever say that the EU is dead?
I thought they only said, that they consider only the movies as canon.
That doesn't "un"canon the EU, if they don't conflict with any of the movies.

There may be a chance that they avoid touching the subject.
We just don't have to expect a reference to anything.
I mean if the kids of the main cast appear again, and keep their names, then there may be hope!
If they really wanted to **** the EU they would just create complete new characters with complete new names.
#125 to #120 - anon (05/04/2014) [-]
they said EU will no longer be treated as canon
User avatar #129 to #125 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
Except they didn't say that either.

They said that the stories that take place post-return of the jedi, are being ignored.
#139 to #6 - cityoftroy (05/04/2014) [-]
I probably shouldn't weigh in on the subject having not read the particular works of EU i'm about to mention, but to me, most of it seems to be glorified fan fiction. I really enjoy some of the EU books that go with the prequel trilogy, but it's the EU where authors were able to take more liberty with their writing, mainly the EU taking place after Return of the Jedi. Like someone just happening to find Luke's hand and cloning him from that, Palpatine getting resurrected, or Chewie getting crushed by a falling moon. As I said, I haven't read these particular works, and I probably should before criticizing them out of context, but based on those alone, it sounds like fan fiction sold to the public, in which case I'm thrilled it's not considered canon.
User avatar #192 to #6 - KINGOFTHESTARS (05/04/2014) [-]
I hope that jar jar faggot isnt involved
User avatar #199 to #192 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
in fact he probably died of old age by this time.
User avatar #198 to #192 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
he won't.
#205 to #6 - sedativechunk (05/04/2014) [-]
I have nothing against the novels/expanded universe. With that being said, anyone who knows anything about the movie industry should know by now that film studios almost never follow the expanded universe of books. Don't act so disappointed. With the exception of movies like LOTR and Harry Potter which were based off of books, film studios just don't really give a crap about the expanded universe.    
   
One of the reasons being I heard was because of legal reasons. The studios don't want to deal with rights and royalties to those who wrote the Star Wars books. Also they want to surprise the audience with storylines and plots, they don't want to tell stories that people know how they are going to end already. Personally, I have avoided the books as number one, I figured there would never be an official movie based off any of them and number two, one of them has Luke Skywalker joining the dark side which is just ridiculous.    
   
I enjoyed the games, though, especially the old republic with the Darth Baras story line.
I have nothing against the novels/expanded universe. With that being said, anyone who knows anything about the movie industry should know by now that film studios almost never follow the expanded universe of books. Don't act so disappointed. With the exception of movies like LOTR and Harry Potter which were based off of books, film studios just don't really give a crap about the expanded universe.

One of the reasons being I heard was because of legal reasons. The studios don't want to deal with rights and royalties to those who wrote the Star Wars books. Also they want to surprise the audience with storylines and plots, they don't want to tell stories that people know how they are going to end already. Personally, I have avoided the books as number one, I figured there would never be an official movie based off any of them and number two, one of them has Luke Skywalker joining the dark side which is just ridiculous.

I enjoyed the games, though, especially the old republic with the Darth Baras story line.
User avatar #321 to #205 - snowshark (05/04/2014) [-]
That's true for me too. In fairness, what they've said doesn't mean the EU is gone, rather that it's not how things are going to play out. Just like with the Marvel movies they're going their own way with the source material which is for the best.
#206 to #6 - sedativechunk (05/04/2014) [-]
... Why is Darth Vader flying on Charizard over Caprica?
#342 to #6 - selfdenyingbeggar (06/18/2014) [-]
What is the expanded universe?
User avatar #351 to #342 - redblueyellow (06/18/2014) [-]
The Expanded Universe (EU) are all the stories related to Star Wars outside of the six Star Wars films. This includes comic books, videogames (KotOR) and novels. I believe most of the expanded universe takes place after episode VI and revolves around Luke and the others.
#91 to #6 - azraelthemage (05/03/2014) [-]
On the bright side, it's only the stuff Post Return of the Jedi. On the Dark side  Heh , MOST of the EU was Post RotJ.
On the bright side, it's only the stuff Post Return of the Jedi. On the Dark side Heh , MOST of the EU was Post RotJ.
User avatar #296 to #6 - hellomynameisbill (05/04/2014) [-]
My main criticism is the fact of how much important information exists only within the expanded universe. the characters' entire lives are played out and detailed in the extended universe to the point in which most of the movies' current plot would be useless without it. there is so much crucial plot in the EU that without it, an entirely new trilogy would be filled with plotholes considering that the current 6 films align with the EU. also, if they renounce all of it as canon, they would have to rewrite EVERYTHING. millions of story items suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced
#49 to #6 - CakemanRPG (05/03/2014) [-]
Me too. I'm especially pissed that disney declared badass characters like starkiller to have never existed.
Me too. I'm especially pissed that disney declared badass characters like starkiller to have never existed.
User avatar #51 to #49 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/03/2014) [-]
actually since TFU takes place during the movies, and given that they never actually said the games were non canon with the exception of the jedi knight games and that they actually said that the post ROTJ stuff is not canon, it's likely starkiller is still canon.
#314 to #51 - snowshark (05/04/2014) [-]
Nnnnope. Sorry. They're not.

Pisses me off too but I played the games because I loved the games, not because I wanted to see the games have an impact on the movies. The books and games are as canon as you want them to be in your head so smile, bend over, and take that cock like a good little fanboy.

(As we all must.)
User avatar #317 to #314 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
"In order to give maximum creative freedom to the filmmakers and also preserve an element of surprise and discovery for the audience, Star Wars Episodes VII-IX will not tell the same story told in the post-Return of the Jedi Expanded Universe. While the universe that readers knew is changing, it is not being discarded. Creators of new Star Wars entertainment have full access to the rich content of the Expanded Universe. For example, elements of the EU are included in Star Wars Rebels. The Inquisitor, the Imperial Security Bureau, and Sienar Fleet Systems are story elements in the new animated series, and all these ideas find their origins in roleplaying game material published in the 1980s."

starwars.com/news/the-legendary-star-wars-expanded-universe-turns-a-new-page.html
User avatar #320 to #317 - snowshark (05/04/2014) [-]
Ah, I see where the misunderstanding happened here.

No, the only things in the currently observed canon are:

Episodes I through VI. The Clone Wars series. The Rebels Series.

Everything else has been put under the banner of 'Star Wars: Legends'.

"Demand for past tales of the Expanded Universe will keep them in print, presented under the new Legends banner."

They're still going to be around but they exist within the Legends section which is made up of everything outside of the movies/t.v. series. The move was made so that the mainstream audience can approach the films with fresh eyes.

Now, just because the EU is no longer canon doesn't mean it's all untrue. Just because it isn't canon doesn't mean it didn't happen or it will definitely remain non-canon. Things like this have happened in the past and things considered non-canon have been re-canonised based on fan-feedback. What is more, everything that is in the EU is simply material for the new movies and the new canon to build off of. Similarly to how the Marvel Movies take a lot of inspiration from the comics, but don't necessarily follow them to the letter the same will be true of the new canon.

Disney want a clean slate so they can build a more coherent and marketable narrative out of it. It is a shame but that's just how things are. The Star Wars canon is as wide and vast as that of Dr. Who (though far more coherent) and Disney don't want to be tied down by that. They want to tell the story anew. Fresh eyes. Writing for a different medium with different needs.

I'm glad they've done what they've done because it means the movies are more free to be their own thing and they've presented it in a way that shows they don't disregard all that came before, rather they are going their own way with it all.
#323 to #320 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
eh...I'm still adamant about things taking place before and in between the prequels being canon, i mean...a lot of the pre-phantom stuff doesn't really start being relevant to the movies until the grand plan takes place, which starts around 1000 BBY.
User avatar #324 to #323 - snowshark (05/04/2014) [-]
Hence why I mentioned re-canonisation. As it stands they're non-canon but there's no reason many of the games shouldn't come back into the canon. We'll see with time but as it stands they're not canon.

It's probably just to make it easier to write the movies they want to write and, in time, they can add/subtract what they want/need to out of the VG/novel pool. Personally I'm fine with it this way. They still happened in my headcanon which is what matters to me. If the movies trample over the EU canon I won't raise a storm. It's still there. It still happened. It's just alternate-universe stuff now and I'm okay with that.

Besides, this way we get to see film-version re-tellings of various EU things that happened pre-New Hope.
User avatar #315 to #314 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
yes. It is. they literally said this on their website.
User avatar #52 to #49 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/03/2014) [-]
honestly, the media likes to twist things out of preportion, even if it's just something like this. :/
#53 to #49 - angelusprimus (05/03/2014) [-]
Starkiller is still canon.
So is KOTOR.
User avatar #54 to #53 - CakemanRPG (05/03/2014) [-]
You have no idea how happy you just made me knowing that impossibly powerful jedis like him are capable of existing in the star wars universe
User avatar #57 to #54 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/03/2014) [-]
anakin and luke...>.> All i'm saying. Also yoda.
#55 to #54 - angelusprimus (05/03/2014) [-]
He is simply extremely focused on his telekinesis.
Luke is far more powerful, so was Yoda.
#243 - poppies (05/04/2014) [-]
Yesterday I was sick of being at work, tired, couldn't wait to go home.  I was also sick of the pop radio channel so I turned it to classic FM.   
   
They were playing all the Star Wars tracks.   
   
It made the day significantly easier to get through.
Yesterday I was sick of being at work, tired, couldn't wait to go home. I was also sick of the pop radio channel so I turned it to classic FM.

They were playing all the Star Wars tracks.

It made the day significantly easier to get through.
User avatar #322 to #243 - mrsixinch (05/04/2014) [-]
What? When was this? That definitely would have helped me through my studies!
#295 - quintonsword (05/04/2014) [-]
Harrison Ford's face when he hasn't let himself go like the other actors:
#292 - anon (05/04/2014) [-]
Unpopular opinion tiem.
I liked the Prequels. Yes, even episode 1. It's my least favourite, but still

It's likely i'll enjoy the Sequels as well, regardless of how far they ignore the EU.
#143 - twofreegerbils (05/04/2014) [-]
Why...
User avatar #162 to #143 - tehlulzbringer (05/04/2014) [-]
they have clubs for everything
r2d2, roundabouts, reliant robins, trainspotting, ******** in diapers, my little pony, you name it
#176 to #162 - twofreegerbils (05/04/2014) [-]
******** in diapers, you say?
User avatar #190 to #176 - deadinferno (05/04/2014) [-]
I'm gonna go kill myself now...
#165 to #162 - muscularsystem (05/04/2014) [-]
All but one of those things sound fun!
All but one of those things sound fun!
User avatar #167 to #165 - tehlulzbringer (05/04/2014) [-]
i don't like my little pony either
#168 to #165 - juter ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
Yeah, who the **** wants to look for trains?
#171 to #168 - muscularsystem (05/04/2014) [-]
****		 you. Trains are amazing.
**** you. Trains are amazing.
#172 to #171 - juter ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
Then I can assure you that you will not like me.
#178 to #172 - muscularsystem (05/04/2014) [-]
HAVE YOU EVER EXPERIENCED THE ALMIGHTY THREE SHOE BEATING!?
HAVE YOU EVER EXPERIENCED THE ALMIGHTY THREE SHOE BEATING!?
#179 to #178 - juter ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
bitch please
bitch please
#180 to #179 - muscularsystem (05/04/2014) [-]
I like the cut of your jib.
I like the cut of your jib.
#181 to #180 - juter ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
**** off.
#183 to #181 - muscularsystem (05/04/2014) [-]
****		 			****		 			****		 out of Ed Edd & Eddy gifs  No, you!
**** **** **** out of Ed Edd & Eddy gifs No, you!
#186 to #183 - juter ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
the bitch be like, "I'm a virgin."
the bitch be like, "I'm a virgin."
#187 to #186 - muscularsystem (05/04/2014) [-]
This is how I eat da pussy.
This is how I eat da pussy.
#188 to #187 - juter ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
the bitch be like, "I'm on a diet."
the bitch be like, "I'm on a diet."
#189 to #188 - muscularsystem (05/04/2014) [-]
TOO MUCH.
TOO MUCH.
#193 to #189 - juter ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
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#285 - russianbro (05/04/2014) [-]
I dont know why people bitch about J.J Abrams so much

He is litterally the perfect guy to make a remake of this series ,Specially after the marvelous work he did with Star Trek.
Im not saying his films are flawless but the guy knows how to make films effectively while still keeping the feeling of the original and adapting it to a new generation.

And pretty much anything is better than George Lucas and his crusade to ********* his own work.

Nostalgia fags are gonna ******* despise it either way....They hate everything.
#298 to #285 - anon (05/04/2014) [-]
"Specially after the marvelous work he did with Star Trek. " Hahaha I can only assume you're joking!
User avatar #325 to #298 - russianbro (05/04/2014) [-]
nope

what the hell do you expect?

He transformed a nerd circle jerk into a simple yet interesting story

Hell is not flawless but its WAAAAY better than the other Star Trek movies of the past.
#288 to #285 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
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#291 to #285 - apexhawk (05/04/2014) [-]
1. Having both star trek AND star wars at the hands of a single individual is bad. Period.

2. You're right, Abrams is, at this point, better than Lucas buuut... is that what you want? better than the current George Lucas? How 'bout a guy with some grand vision for the material? Someone with something to say, or a style they prefer? There's a reason Abrams is only known for lens-flares, and that reason is that his movies have no stand-out characteristics or directing genious to them whatsoever. The guy's vanilla. Tasteless. He hasn't shown any capability thus far to make great movies, even when he tries SO hard _(The Super Eight)
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#293 to #291 - russianbro (05/04/2014) [-]
Sort of a good point...but not really
Star Wars is not of the most mind blowing film of all time

Star wars was simply lightning in a bottle
Is a simple as **** tale paying homage to old sci fi series while making relatable and yet simple and iconic characters.

Big Empire and big war ,Young Hero, likable goofballs ,Princess in distress ,Rogue ally.
Simple characters but yet effective.

He will probably make an average Star Wars at worst but the truth is that Star Wars have always been average ..Im talking about the original trilogy not the EU or the Prequels thats a Hole new realm.

And the whole Star Trek and Star Wars thing...Why is it even a problem?
Besides the annoying as **** lens flare the guy has done a pretty decent job so far and if he keeps doing it that i dont see the problem.
#297 to #293 - apexhawk (05/04/2014) [-]
I agree. The formula is pretty basic, and the plot points are ripped off from old cowboy and samurai films. What made the original films (and the prequels to a lesser extent) so successful, was the director. George Lucas has a passion for that material of space, cowboy and samurai films, so he put a lot of time, effort and imagination into making those kinds of Fun films. If you look at his other films, he's also made other kinds of Fun films about the same kinds of themes.

This production's goal is to make more Star Wars. And unless the people making the movie understand what makes Star Wars so good at it's best, they are going to end up making an expensive, but forgettable movie. And thus far no Star Wars movie has managed to be forgettable exept attack of the clones
User avatar #38 - zaggystirdust (05/03/2014) [-]
**** , now I'm more excited about this Boba Fett movie idea
User avatar #41 to #38 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/03/2014) [-]
lots of people are.
User avatar #123 - pivotmasterdm (05/04/2014) [-]
Chloe
Oh dear god yes
User avatar #138 - ThatFuckingGuy (05/04/2014) [-]
Boba's dead now.
His escape from the Sarlacc pit is non-canon now
User avatar #213 to #138 - altairibnlaahad (05/04/2014) [-]
It would be awesome if they got Temuera Morrison to play him.
User avatar #215 to #213 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
they most likely will if they do the boba fett thing.
User avatar #140 to #138 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
he's most likely not dead...the Sarlacc keeps you alive while it digests you...it's pretty gruesome really, it basically keeps you alive while eating you slowly, similar to how a fly eats. If anything, he's probably still down there...being digested. if they wanted to, they could start the boba fett spin off with him climbing out directly after the battle, have temura morrison voice him while someone else plays the character, like they did for empire, attack of the clones, and jedi.
User avatar #141 to #140 - ThatFuckingGuy (05/04/2014) [-]
Well the thing now is, there's absolutely nothing confirming that he survived. Right now it's up in the air. I'm not saying it's unlikely that he survived, because there is always that.
#163 to #141 - pxthreezerothree (05/04/2014) [-]
I think I read somewhere that they wouldn't be continuing the Boba Fett story line from the prequels. Instead, someone new taking on Boba Fett's name and armor but completely different background. Wouldn't be a bad idea.
User avatar #214 to #163 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
and they did that once, his name was jodo kast, dude was poisoned then blown up after boba fett set jodo's jetpack to detonate while he was slowly dying from the poison.
User avatar #212 to #163 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
that's retarded.
User avatar #208 to #163 - ThatFuckingGuy (05/04/2014) [-]
Lazy ass writers..
User avatar #142 to #141 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
hopefully they'll confirm it with the spin-off, i mean, i honestly doubt disney would let someone that popular die that way.
User avatar #145 to #142 - ThatFuckingGuy (05/04/2014) [-]
I don't care either way. Not a fan, but I don't dislike him. I would rather they focus on new characters, though.
User avatar #146 to #145 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
this too. Honestly, i'm curious to know what adam driver's going to be doing.
User avatar #147 to #146 - ThatFuckingGuy (05/04/2014) [-]
I'm surprised they didn't go for Weaving, though. But I do have hopes for Driver being a good villain.
User avatar #148 to #147 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
I am too actually, Although...he doesn't seem like he'd fit in the universeunless he plays a CGI Alien sith or something. hell i could see him being a sith in the old republic
User avatar #149 to #148 - ThatFuckingGuy (05/04/2014) [-]
I wanted to see him glare at everything...
User avatar #150 to #149 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
that would be cool as well. Hell i personally think orlando bloom would make a great echani.
User avatar #151 to #150 - ThatFuckingGuy (05/04/2014) [-]
I think he looks like John Mayer.
User avatar #152 to #151 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
eh. I mean all he'd have to do is basically look like a star wars version of Legolas ...just with normal ears instead of elf ears.
User avatar #153 to #152 - ThatFuckingGuy (05/04/2014) [-]
He can keep the Elf ears and call himself an alien, yo.
User avatar #154 to #153 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
i suppose. hell he could be an arkanian, then he could keep the ears.
User avatar #155 to #154 - ThatFuckingGuy (05/04/2014) [-]
Hmm.. holy **** , TOTALLY!
Just.. yknow, with white hair
User avatar #156 to #155 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
indeed.
#316 - dontknowmeatall (05/04/2014) [-]
>John Williams is back

All I needed to know. I'm gonna see that film.
#269 - apexhawk (05/04/2014) [-]
There are loads of reasons of why this looks to be bad, without including the recent EU-nullification.

The production is going to be rushed. The release date was set to 2015 Chrismas well before the casting or filming had even started. This might lead to a number of problems with special effects and editing being rushed.
J.J. Abrams, while comercially successful, hasn't directed a single critically acclaimed film. He is also said to lack vision, big ideas and personal touch in his movies. They feel kinda... generic. Not bad, but generic.
The cast has some problems. The main ones are the inclusion of the aging original cast in big action roles, and the lack of women in in the new cast. Harrison Ford has been rumoured to have a "gigantic role" so that might be hard to watch. As for the women's issue, the new cast shown above, only includes one female actor, which would indicate that the film has ditched quite a few powerful female characters from the EU, and probably switched around the number of the orginal characters children. also, with only one woman in the main cast, her role will inevitably be "the chick" of the group.

And finally... what we know of the story. We are assuming, based on information thus far, that it's going to be a sort of "passing of the torch" from the old cast to the new. Now, the main problem with this, is that 30 years have passed, and it is going to be diffictult to identify these older versions as the aged original cast. If Abrams manages it, great, some nostalgia. But the bigger constraints would be, that this seems to indicate a very formulaic, very predictable and kinda... disney story. The kind of story Abrams has been known to make.
User avatar #283 to #269 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
>The production is going to be rushed

the LOTR movies were all filmed at the same time, and look how they came out...besides, they're already working on the second unit
#289 to #283 - apexhawk (05/04/2014) [-]
Umm... not really seeing how that's against my point. If you trace the timeline from the pre-planning and art direction to the final post-production and release, the Lord of the rings movies were nearly a decade-long project. The filming went on for 1,5 years, with multiple re-shoots. if anything, that is a prime example of how a film's production should be made, if you want a unified trilogy of films.

The Star Wars pre-production had a little less than 2 years before shooting(actually a respectable enough ammount) , but in the middle a director was chosen and the script reportedly went through multiple writers and overhauls. That doesn't prove anything, but it is troubling, especially with Abrams making changes to the script. My main fear is, that this project might have "too many cooks". Lucas's original idea, The first writer, the second writer, disney looking out for it's investment, Abrams, the raving mad fanbase...

I admit that there still isn't much info about what the film actually IS (as per Abrams's "mystery box" marketting) but so far, there really isn't anything in this production to give me a sense that the people doing this know what they're doing.
User avatar #257 - jimboismynameo ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
Just because the EU isnt canon does not mean it is dead
With such a rich collection they are bound to re-use some of it whether it be the stories or the character names and they are more than free to do so they have even hinted as much

I reckon thrawn will make an appearance some day and with all the possible spin offs i reckon the likes of Bane and Revan will rise again

Sadly tho i think the yuzahn vong are too violent for a disney controlled starwars
#273 to #257 - anon (05/04/2014) [-]
I don't get why people don't understand this. They used Darth Bane and Coruscant in the canon **** , and they're from EU material. So why not take characters or at least base them on characters from the EU.

I mean if that Daisy Ridley is said to be Han and Leia's daughter then wouldn't she be the movie equivalent to Jaina Solo?
User avatar #278 to #273 - huntergriff ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
that's what they're most likely going to do anyway.
#252 - fourchinsbrah (05/04/2014) [-]
mfw chloe moretz
User avatar #249 - theshwazy (05/04/2014) [-]
May the 4th be with you
User avatar #191 - KINGOFTHESTARS (05/04/2014) [-]
**** episode 7. i want my ******* boba fett movie and spinoff series that was promised years ago!
User avatar #137 - xxfalconxx (05/04/2014) [-]
anyone know who the villain's gonna be? Holding out a fool's hope for admiral thrawn.
#210 to #137 - onewhoobserves ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
Good luck...Thrawn is no longer canon according to Disney even though either of his arcs were good stories.
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