Could Disney dare remake the original trilogy?

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  1. MRCynical Jedi Grand Master

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    SW won't go into the public domain. Every time the copyright on big money-making franchises is about to expire, the bought-and-paid-for politicians extended the copyright term again. 2018 is the year to watch for the next example of that.
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  2. janstett Force Ghost

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    I predict it will be like Trek -- we'll get the ST and the spinoffs, and then the danger is being driven into the ground. Trek spawed movies, then movies with the TNG cast, the TNG series, the DS9 series, the Voyager series, and the Enterprise series. They drove it into the ground. It took pretty much 20 years. Thus requiring a reboot of the original characters that people remembered.

    The PT sort of had that effect but it's early in the "driving it into the ground" lifecycle. But eventually, 20-30-40 years into the future, Star Wars will still be about the characters from the OT and that's what they'll try to capitalize on.
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  3. Giovs Jedi Master

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    They wouldn't.
    If they want to win new fans and still keep the older ones, they don't need to remake the OT, they just need to make new movies in unexplored timelines (in the movies at least). I vote for the Old Republic.
  4. TheRevanchist Jedi Master

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    Hopefully not.

    I said that it before that is is perfect as it is, and some shiny lightsabers and better fighting scenes won't make better movies.

    If they want to make new movies (trilogies), there are a lot of events in Star Wars where they can do it.
  5. Obi-Wan21 Force Ghost

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    No. It wouldn't make tactical business sense to begin remaking the original trilogy AFTER releasing a whole sequel trilogy to it. Disney is not known for remakes, look at their entire catalogue of animated feature films, none of them are rebooted or remade, instead we see a steady wave of re-releases and remasterings to incite every new generation.

    I believe Disney will assume this approach with the Star Wars saga; faithful remastered releases ever so often to fuel a new generation of fans. I think Disney's first release will be that of the original, unaltered films, as that just makes logical business sense.
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  6. Artoo Detoo Jedi Youngling

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    I wouldn't be surprised if they did, seeing how films are being remade faster than hotcakes these days. I surely hope they don't, though.
  7. Artoo Detoo Jedi Youngling

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    A release of the original, unaltered films sounds great! It would be awesome if Disney did that.
  8. Visivious Drakarn Jedi Grand Master

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    It would be interesting to see more complex and less plot hole-ish OT, but after the ST which will most likely involve OT cast, that would be useless.
    Perhaps the ST will serve as OT remake.
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  9. Space_Wolf Force Ghost

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    If they do, I will not be seeing it. I don't mind edits which fix bloopers, holes in the story etc, but redoing the entire trilogy with new actors, etc, I don't think that would be wise. I am open perhaps to new stories with different actors for Han, Luke, etc, because the time as passed so much that Harrison Ford or Mark Hamil wouldn't be able to play the characters if they are young in the story (and the idea of geriatric Luke and Han running around the galaxy doing stuff they did when they were younger is just as off putting in a film setting, if not more so, as it is in the novels.). New stories yes, but remakes no...
  10. Darth_Panicius Jedi Grand Master

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    If they do decide to do remakes (which won't be for another 10-15 years, if ever) then I would imagine that they'll be remade in chronological order rather than original release order
  11. Jarren_Lee-Saber Force Ghost

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    I hope that don't remake ANY of them!

    But if they were going to, and I had a choice over which trilogy - I would choose to remake the OT.

    But again, please no!
  12. Skelter Jedi Master

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  13. DRush76 Force Ghost

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    Why bother? I don't see the need to remake both trilogies.
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  14. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Do NOT remake them, movies like Star Wars, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings should not be re-made
  15. Darth_Pevra Chosen One

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    It will inevitably happen someday and it wouldn't even bother me all that much. If the new version adds something new and interesting, good, if not then I ignore it.

    We'll probably also get an OT remake sooner than a PT one because "classics" are usually preferred for remakes.
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  16. Placeholder Force Ghost

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    I think if I were tasked with rebooting the Star Wars universe, I would start with Anakin and move straight through the entire story from beginning to end, rather than reboot the middle of the story first.

    In other words, if the time ever does come it won't be remaking OT Vs PT, it would come in the form of rebooting the entire Star Wars universe. That may happen one day, probably a couple decades from now
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  17. Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Grand Master

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    To the original question. No.
  18. Jae-Dec Jedi Master

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    It wouldn't surprise me if Disney decided to remake the OT at some point. but IMO it would be a huge mistake. If they were to go down this road, I imagine they would focus on the entire series and not just one Trilogy.
  19. Emperor Von Schweetz Jedi Knight

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  20. Rachel_In_Red Jedi Grand Master

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    It would definitely make a buck.
  21. Emperor Von Schweetz Jedi Knight

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    Which is probably the main reason that they would make it.
  22. Rachel_In_Red Jedi Grand Master

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    Yep.
  23. Placeholder Force Ghost

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    It wouldn't happen in the near future, it would happen when support for Star Wars as it stands dies off among younger generations, that's when it will get rebooted for them. Probably 20 or 30 years from now or something like that.

    Of course, we have no idea yet what the effects of these new movies Disney has in the works are going to be. That will remain to be seen.
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  24. SweetZombieJesus Jedi Master

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    I agree, in that just like Star Trek = Kirk + Spock + Enterprise, Star Wars = Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. That's what Disney paid $4 billion for.

    I believe they will try Star Wars: The Next Generation for a while, but like Trek it won't reproduce the magic and they will drive the new characters into the ground with a lack of creativity, and then it will be time to bring Star Wars back to Luke and Vader, reboot time. I'd give it 15 years.

    And you know what, if it's an alternate reality, I might not be against it so much.
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  25. Force Smuggler Force Ghost

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    If we get a GOT type thing for a redone Star Wars I could get behind that.
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