Discussion in 'Literature' started by TypoCelchu, Oct 30, 2012.
I may be pleasantly surprised, but presently ...
I'm all on board for a Tim Burtonized Thrawn Trilogy.
Johnny Depp Thrawn? Bring it on.
that is what will happen eventually, and don't think that the people of Dark Horse did not know or suspect something, cause why are they going out to do other stuff? Avatar anyone, Mass effect and other projects they haven't alked about yet? They suspected something
With Helena Bonham-Carter as Gilada Pellaeon.
Titmouse Studios do a lot of Disney shows these days. A 2D animated series from them might be fun.
The more I think about it, the more possibilities I see.
Wow. Don't really know how I should feel about this. Kinda having a bad feeling about it.
The EU, and most importantly the Post-RotJ EU, was what kept my interest in SW alive. Continuity and canon are only reasons why I am still such a big SW fan. I've invested so much time (and money) into this universe over the years. If they're going to throw continuity over board, I see no more reason to buy essential guides or similar books. Not even sure I'd keep on buying SW comics or books at all.
If they're really going to ignore the post-Endor EU, I guess it's time to put Star Wars on my Murtaugh list and be finally free of this obsession.
So that happened.
Really hope LFL isn't forced to swap the comic license to Marvel after DHC's contract is up...
There's a vague chance only post-NJO material would be affected (Episode 7 has a good chance of presumably being set at least 30 years or so after the OT (as the PT was 30 years earlier), as they'd likely want to try to use Old Luke but won't be able to use Old Han Or Old Leia (and they cant recast, at the very least, Han, since we KNOW what a 30 years later Ford looks like)), which would help prevent a total catastrophe. All depends. We'll see.
Let me be the first to advocate the viewing order of 7/4/5/1/2/3/6/8/9.
IF they do as they said, and keep the EU continuity, then it might not be so bad. Maybe Shannon McRandle can actually play Mara for real? Because that would be so freaking cool.
When I first heard the news I was not happy, but the more I think about it this is what's going to keep Star Wars alive, maybe they will change some of the EU, or even reboot. But they could keep the current continuity seperate from the movies.
I am looking at it like this, aside from the movies do you really think Disney will screw with the current format? Its proven pretty successful so far
If they manage to handle this in a manner that respects fandom as it stands now, and keeps continuity relatively stable (I don't expect 100% faithfulness in any scenario), Disney will have made a fan in me. If not, they'll have just confirmed my general opinions of them as a corporate giant.
Some more info, potentially - though be aware the source is reasonably reliable but still basically a gossip site:
(Note: indicates that Disney bought extensive treatments for Eps 7 - 9, suggesting the movies are roughly based on Lucas' existing ideas).
(Some information about how long this has been planned - vaguely for 5 years, imminently...not for long).
We'll just wait and see I guess. We've survived worse (I think). And heck if it works out then great (new Tie Fighter game would be more likely with GL far away from the decision making).
I simply hate how these bombshell are just dropped on our heads.
does anybody remember what we talked about less than 6 hours ago? Me neither after I realized this is no halloween joke..
TCW.. LOTF.. heck.. all unimportant compared to the DEATH of STAR WARS and EU with THUNDEROUS APPLAUSE.
how I hate that. and I am usually no hater.
and if Marvel returns to the SW license after Dark Horse... I can already feel the laughter when old Marvel comics rise to canon status and Dark Horse stuff is lost to infinities.
That about sums it up.
At the risk of showing how divided the fanbase is, WHY would we want them to introduce the next generation of Star Wars to a drug addicted mercenary pirate protagonist? We should want them returning to clean cut PG Star Wars.
God. Fu**ing. Damn it.
Or something more elegant that expresses an equal amount of rage. "Plans to release a new Star Wars film every two to three years for the forseeable future"? Suddenly the thread immediately under this one, "Star Wars is dead", is sounding much more believable... obviously not commercially, you know very well what I mean.
But I'm mostly being overly dramatic because I can. I'll wait and see, and if I hate it, deny its existence. Easy to do that with work of fiction.
Bah, forget Thrawn, who do you want as San Hill?
Seriously, just like ROTJ set up the PT's villain, the opera scene in ROTS was obviously setting up the Sequel Trilogy's true mastermind all along.
Well I don't really know what to think of this new situation. Heck I just got the Complete Saga on Blu-Ray the day before. Will the thousands of dollars I've spent on Star Wars mean NOTHING NOW?
I hope they try and respect the 30+ years of continuity and EU, but who am I kidding?
Yes, Lucas said in the video that he already had detailed outlines of the Sequel Trilogy, and recomends that they build off of the EU.
So, what open ends from the movies could be explored in the Sequel Trilogy?
I'm now nearly certain that CRUCIBLE is being written as the bridge novel.
I also fear we're going to hear a lot more about Mortis and Cyborg Maul...
I thought the Marvel comics were canon, save a few exceptions . . ?
Canon is a make-believe bit of silliness when it doesn't apply to religious law.
There is no "True Story" of what happened to Luke, Han, and Leia.
As DC comics used to say,. "This is an imaginary story but then again, aren't they all?"
But yes, I like the NJO and I enjoyed Legacy but I'd *HATE* them if I believed I had to accept that Cade/Krayt is what REALLY happened to the Skywalker legacy.
If Marvel takes over the Star Wars comics line, will Dead Pool become the keeper of Star Wars Continuity and Canon?
If Lucasbooks gets words of a full reboot come 2014... if they don't go balls-out for their last in-continuity stories (like, say, the passing of Luke), it'll be wasted opportunity.
The full irony of some people's reactions... if the sequel trilogy is based on an outline by Lucas, then those cheering the "loss" of Dark Empire might just be replacing it with a whole film trilogy, ha.