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

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

  1. darthcaedus1138 Force Ghost

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    I'd say in this case, it would be best to assume the worst and hope to God it's better than that.
  2. jedimaster203 Force Ghost

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    This could be good or this could be bad.
    Remember, Disney is behind Avengers. I say we start a petition for Joss Whedon to direct.
  3. Tzizvvt78 Force Ghost

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    It's a good thing I was never heavily invested in post-ROTJ. Goodbye, DE, it was nice knowing you.
  4. beccatoria Force Ghost

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    I...legitimately have no words to express how I'm feeling. [face_plain]
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  5. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    I'm torn. I want to stay optimistic and say this is what we've been waiting for: the end of Lucas, and a new owner with more respect for the franchise and the material.

    The movie stuff is what really worries me: I am really not sure how they can do a 7, 8, and 9 without either I. adapting the EU (and thus changing parts of it for a movie) or II. jettisoning the EU.
  6. darthcaedus1138 Force Ghost

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    This is what it must feel like to be insane.
  7. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaybe there isn't total cause for despair. They wouldn't keep pushing out new novels into 2014 as the official continuation of Star Wars if they were just going to invalidate them the next year, would they?

    ...Oh wait.

    Now I fully comprehend how the Traviss fans feel.
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  8. StarkRhavyn Jedi Master

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    They finally sentence EU to death after torturing it (and me) with the Clone Wars nonsense.
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  9. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    I'd bet heavily on the latter.
  10. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    Oh well time to sell my WEG and Comic collection
  11. Quinnocent-Till-Sith Force Ghost

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    At least Underworld seems more likely. Right..? [face_worried]

    Wonder if I could finally get an Indiana jones cartoon series...
  12. Skaddix Force Ghost

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    Amazing. Well I guess the EU is going to need a reboot.
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  13. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    So, now that I think about it, I guess this is back to "it was going to be nine films all along."
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  14. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Steve Sansweet's take on the matter.
    IDK, Lucas almost seems the lesser of two evils
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  15. JediDingo Force Ghost

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    I, for one, find this incredibly awesome. Disney must have seen my "Star Wars is Dead" thread.
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  16. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    Best case scenario is the EU becomes an altogether separate universe that doesn't deal with the new movies. But I'm not holding my breath.
  17. TypoCelchu Force Ghost

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    To everyone going "But look at The Avengers, look at what they did with Marvel!", consider the fact that Marvel never had a single continuity.
  18. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    And now, neither do we!
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  19. beccatoria Force Ghost

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    Okay, okay, I do have something to say. A tenuous piece of desperate hope.

    After Indy IV, sure, they could probably pay Harrison Ford enough to come back as Han. But I don't think Fisher or Hamill wanting to come back. I'm...clinging to hope that because of that they'll be setting it well after ROTJ.

    Argh, I really hope that there's some sort of announcement for us poor EU-loving minority before long.

    I just. I AM NOT EMOTIONALLY PREPARED TO DEAL WITH THIS TODAY.
  20. Nobody145 Force Ghost

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    Wait a second... what does this mean for Dark Horse Star Wars comics?! Since Disney owns Marvel and Star Wars now....

    Please don't take away the Star Wars comic license from Dark Horse, please. Even with no ongoing series at the moment, Dark Horse has still produced some of the best recent Star Wars stories. I'm still sad the Darkwing Duck comic series ended when Disney bought Marvel (at least I think that's what happened). Well, unless this means we can get Weaver back on a Star Wars project (not like that SHIELD series is going anywhere fast).
  21. Ghost Chosen One

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    PLEASE RESPECT CONTINUITY!


    PLEASE RESPECT CONTINUITY!


    PLEASE RESPECT CONTINUITY!


    PLEASE RESPECT CONTINUITY!


    PLEASE RESPECT CONTINUITY!


    PLEASE RESPECT CONTINUITY!


    PLEASE RESPECT CONTINUITY!


    PLEASE RESPECT CONTINUITY!


    PLEASE RESPECT CONTINUITY!


    PLEASE RESPECT CONTINUITY!


    PLEASE RESPECT CONTINUITY!


    PLEASE RESPECT CONTINUITY!


    PLEASE RESPECT CONTINUITY!
  22. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Let's not panic too soon though.

    edit: Whoah, I hadn't thought about the Dark Horse aspect.
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  23. cavalier_one Force Ghost

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    Oh well, goodbye canon, it was nice while it lasted. If anyone wants me, I'll be out back with my WEG collection.
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  24. beccatoria Force Ghost

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    Consider also that Disney effectively let Marvel do what Marvel wants with the movies. It's not Disney that's responsible for its success, it's Marvel's movie studio, under Disney.

    It's possible that LFL will end up with a similar deal - as long as it's working well, it'll be left to its own devices, but all we can really give Disney credit for regarding The Avengers is letting Marvel do its thing.
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  25. Darth_Zandalor Force Ghost

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    Oh god, that's even worse. Losing Dark Horse.....