Speculation Colin Trevorrow to direct Ep7 - interesting quotes

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by LANDO_ROCKS, Nov 18, 2012.

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  1. Chrono85 Jedi Master

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    People keep saying that Trevorrow has stated that he hates the prequel movies, but I have not actually seen this alleged interview anywhere. Anyways, Lucas did not have much experience before Star Wars, and Kershner did not have experience with this type of movie, but they both did a great job, obviously :).
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  2. Diggs Force Ghost

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    If people in the know have seen enough to suggest he's the guy for the job then I'm fine with that. As I said earlier, it's not as if Irvin Kershner was considered a hotshot pick. Does it particularly matter if has issues with the PT? So long as he doesn't do anything to sh**can them overtly (which would never get past LFL anyway), I'm not so sure it does. To maximise the Box Office on this one they need to be hitting all the OT buttons to erase the media perception (deserved or not) that SW of late (ie the PT) has lost it's way.

    Agree with people pointing out that GL himself hadn't done much to suggest he had SW in him.
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  3. LANDO_ROCKS Force Ghost

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    Actually I think it's a really smart choice, being predictable and hiring a JJ Abrahams or his ilk would be the EASY thing to do.
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  4. Skaddix Jedi Grand Master

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    Well as the creator such standards don't really apply to GL.

    Still I don't need it to be JJ but would I like someone with some quality scifi work under their belt, yes I would.
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  5. Diggs Force Ghost

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    And if there's one thing a relative unknown like Trevorrow would have, it's hunger. Passion to get this right is going to be massively important.
  6. KED12345 Force Ghost

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    That quote doesn't seem like it may be Star Wars, it's possible it's the Justice League movie, the upcoming Batman reboot, so on.
  7. LANDO_ROCKS Force Ghost

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    It definitely sounds like some kind of 'franchise' or 'property' that has a massive following - superhero/comic book stuff, Star Wars or something on that scale. But if you read the two quotes from him it really does look like he's talking SW.
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  8. Jobertus Jedi Grand Master

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    I think the world has changed a great deal since 1978, or whenever principle shooting began on TESB, so I doubt that people knew a whole lot about the behind the scenes operations at that time like we do now with the evolution of media and the Internet. So it is highly likely there was far less fan speculation about the director of TESB than there is now with Episode VII, so the two can't really be compared. Only in hindsight can we say "oh Irvin Kershner was a nobody, a choice way out of left field to direct TESB." We have no idea. I think Kathleen Kennedy's resume speaks for itself as to whether she knows how to pick the right director for the job. Whether it is Colin Trevorrow or not, in KK and her little Yoda (GL) I trust.
  9. KED12345 Force Ghost

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    Possible, as it's already been reported that he's met with George Lucas on it.

    I'm willing to bet it's between him, and Joe Johnston at this point.
  10. Saurion-Fett Force Ghost

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    I was hoping for Mathew vaughn
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  11. yodasbum Force Ghost

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    There are amazing opportunities...

    A Star Wars film? Sounds likely.

    Episode VII? Strong possibility but maybe it could be another potential film in the Saga. However, I like the idea of someone so left field.
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  12. Diggs Force Ghost

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    Spot on that had the internet been around in 1978 people would have been questioning Kersh as director. Not to mention Kasdan as writer.
  13. lord_eidolon Force Ghost

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    I trust LFL to pick the right candidate for the job.
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  14. Skaddix Jedi Grand Master

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    No thanks I hated first class. All the females go bad and the only black guy dies first (despite having a power that explicitly makes him unkillable). Leaving Straight White Males as the only heroes. Yeah no thanks. Not to mention in no way faithful to source material at all.
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  15. G-FETT Chosen One

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    It does seem like this is our guy and if he is its pleasing to see LFL sticking with the tradition Lucas himself started of inexperianced, little known directors making the movies.

    That said his alledged attitude to the PT is VERY concerning. I wonder if he told GL the PT is horse **** when he went for his interview? [face_laugh]
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  16. Spork111 Force Ghost

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    I really think you guys are on to something - the more I read about this rumor, the more I could see it happening. It's exactly the sort of thing Lucas would do. He's always really seen himself as an independent filmmaker and has been outspoken about his disdain for the Hollywood corporate machine - this may be his way of getting one final say in making sure the SW films maintain some sort of artistic integrity. Lucas also has a track record of trying to get unknown talent - just look at his casting decisions. In addition, I think Lucas and Kennedy would be reluctant to hand it to a big-name director for fear of the director becoming a tyrant and overstepping his bounds - Lucas has said in the past (I believe in the ROTJ commentary, actually) that the SW films are structured more like television. Normally films are a director's medium, where the director is the "autuer" in charge; but hiring a relative unknown may keep that person more beholden to the wishes of "the boss" (the executive producer, aka Kennedy, and maybe to a lesser extent Lucas). Also, this would seem to jive with Lucas' statement about passing SW on to the "next generation" of filmmakers. It all seems to fit into place to me, no matter which way I look at it. All I can say is: I hope this guy is good. Maybe I'll check out Safety Not Guaranteed.
  17. Diggs Force Ghost

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    I know this might hack some of you guys off and I really don't mean it too - I honestly think getting a guy who doesn't like the PT is not a bad thing at all. If there is a cross section of the fan base that loves only the PT and hates the OT it can't be that big. If he loves the OT he'll be going for an OT vibe. Is that bad?
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  18. LANDO_ROCKS Force Ghost

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    I don't think he can openly criticise them even if he didn't enjoy them, however there are exactly zero quotes from him suggesting that so far.
  19. G-FETT Chosen One

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    An "OT vibe" would be OK, but I have no desire to see the OT remade, which is what I've always thought a lot of the PT haters wanted to the PT to be.

    I want to ST to be its own thing. Not OT, not PT. But live as its own entity. Seeing a 2015 version of Star Wars 77 would bore me to be honest.
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  20. Artoo-Dion Force Ghost

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    For anyone wanting proof of Trevorrow's prequel dislike, here it is:

    http://www.dvdtalk.com/interviews/colin_trevorrow.html

    Despite my affection for the PT, I don't actually disagree with his larger point: ANH felt like a hotrod taped together and made from scraps (just like the Millennium Falcon), whereas AOTC (IMHO the most clinical-looking, if only for the early use of digital) was antiseptic like the Kaminoan cloning facility. I'd very much like to see a return to the feel of ANH.
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  21. Diggs Force Ghost

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    I agree with that. And I'm not saying that he should or that the PT necessarily deserves all the grief it gets. I just think if there was one trilogy that the ST perhaps needs to echo more closely, it's the OT. For the marketing, the media and the general public, more OT and less PT is the way forward.

    G-Fett, totally with you. I want the ST to be its own beast.
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  22. LANDO_ROCKS Force Ghost

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    Well you could interpret that as being a statement about the look/feel of the PT vs the OT.
  23. Diggs Force Ghost

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    I think the horse**** part is where he goes beyond pure look.
  24. G-FETT Chosen One

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    See this could be my problem with this guys attitude to the PT.

    He wanted the PT to look and feel like the Star Wars he grew up with, but the Star Wars he grew up with was set in a different time and place to the PT.

    Why should the Star Wars universe, before the ravages of the Clone Wars, the Empire taking over and the Rebellion, look like it does after all those intergalactic catastrophe's? There is a progression, a downward spiral, that the Star Wars universe goes through from TPM to ANH. As would be expected during such an extended period of strife.

    Did Europe in 1925 look exactly like it did in 1945? Of course not. Europe in 1925 was a booming, sophisticated, artistic, romantic, vibrant place. Nothing like the smashed up, beaten up, bombed out grey shell it was after five years of war and dictatorship.

    If Trevorrow doesn't understand why the PT looked as it did, the fate of the ST worries me to be honest. And assuming the ST is set thirty years after the OT, I would certainly hope/expect for a look and feel closer to the PT than the OT, otherwise it would seem that after 30 years very little progress has been made in the Galaxy and most of the inhabitents of the GFFA would probably be thinking they were better off under Palpatine! [face_laugh]
  25. gregvader123 Jedi Master

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    I won't believe anything til official word is given by Lucas. This stuff happens all the time. Everyone was wondering who would direct TPM. Everyone was wondering who was gonna direct the Hobbit. Darth Vader is gonna be in episode VII. Please. It's all bluster till we get official word.
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