Lit Disney Wars: Episode 7 and the EU (Spoiler Thread)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by TypoCelchu, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Aayla_Amidala Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm not sure why everyone assumes that EU characters can't be used because it will be too confusing to non-EU fans. Everyone survived the prequels just fine with basically all new characters. I remember leaning over to my husband in the theater and saying, "who the hell is Grievous?", but I survived just fine. I'm sure most movie patrons will suspect that the characters continued to live their lives between episodes 6 and 7, and that stuff happened;) I think it would be more strange if the movies picked up with Luke, Leia, and Han with no marriages, no kids, nothing.
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  2. phatdude1138 Force Ghost

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    I don't want to sound like a jerk, but I honestly can't read all 141 pages to see if this question was answered. Please forgive me if it was:

    In the George Lucas era of EU, there were rules about what characters and stories you could and couldn't write about. Do you think this will still exist? Or is it out the window? If it does exist? Who's making the rules?
  3. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    They will, and debatably already are, honor his wishes as a consulting producer, but the difference now is that legally they don't have to. A couple years down the line, when Lucas has other things going on, will be a whole different story.
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  4. jedimikey Jedi Master

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    Yeah, this. I've been saying this exact same thing for awhile now.

    Explaining anything in the opening synopsis is a big no-no. It'd be like them explaining who Luke's parents were in the synopsis of ANH. Or the synopsis of RotS explaining that Anakin Skywalker had an apprentice for the past severral years...but where is she now? Etc. The synopsis can only explain what is needed for the audience to know what is happening NOW as the story begins. I don't think it will matter to the general audience who Ben's mother is, only that Luke is his father, as long as the plot/story/action is good. There can be references and teasers, of course....like this: "Allana, your grandmother was a great Jedi Knight who fought in the Vong wars..." Or, Ben and Luke pause to regard a statue of Mara in the main hall of the Jedi temple. That sort of thing. Also, D/LFL WANTS new general audience members to go out and buy the latest Visual Guide if they're curious....that's the demographic the Visual Guides are made for, after all. They cerrtainly don't make 'em for us crazy uber-fans whho know everything about Star Wars, anyway.
  5. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    I just took "cinematic canon" as their new way of saying "G-canon", since it isn't George himself now, simply the movies.
  6. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    C-Canon is the new G-Canon? I'm cool with that.
  7. fett 4 Chosen One

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    Zahn was asked about that on his facebook, here is his response

    "R2-D2, you know better than to trust a strange computer." Seriously, until you see something on StarWars.com, you should probably chalk it up to internet rumor and go on with your life. Still, it *would* be nice if it were true..."

    Pretty much confirms it's not true
  8. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Only if you assume that he'd have responded differently otherwise.
  9. krtmd Force Ghost

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    True dat.

    JJ Abrams ring any bells? He outright said he wasn't directing SW VII.
  10. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    They hired Kyle Katarn to persuade him to reconsider his position.
  11. BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost

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    "TELL ME WHAT YOU KNOW!!"
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  12. Dr. Steve Brule Force Ghost

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  13. TheRedBlade Force Ghost

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    Man, it is going to be weird to see Carrie Fisher take this role seriously again. Hamill and Ford haven't spent nearly as much time and effort lampooning their roles.
  14. Ghost Chosen One

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    WOAH! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

    I was expecting it, but still, YAY! :D





    But Artoo was right about trusting that strange computer... ;)
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  15. Death T Jedi Master

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    Maybe. But I think they might opt to build a new Star Wars ride/attraction in Tomorrow Land at Magic Kingdom instead. Who knows. Funny enough, one of the first things that came to mind when this deal came to light was new Star Wars rides at DW. [face_laugh]
  16. Valin__Kenobi Author: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Praji

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  17. JackG Force Ghost

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  18. Dr. Steve Brule Force Ghost

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    Well, that's only 18 more issues, which is a year and a half, probably at least a year or so before VII comes out. And probably still within the frame of DH's current contract, whether or not it gets renewed.
  19. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Only 18 more issues?? Someone start a petition! Stop chopping your series off at the knees, DH!! :mad:
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  21. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    20 issues in the current marketplace ain't bad really.
  22. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Haven't you learned anything from Legacy? 100 issues or it didn't happen.
  23. krtmd Force Ghost

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    http://mobile.businessweek.com/arti...-bought-lucasfilm-and-its-plans-for-star-wars

  24. Robimus Force Ghost

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    Lucas quotes are the most unreliable narrator there is :p
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  25. darthcaedus1138 Force Ghost

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