Official Info Doug Chiang back for Episode VII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Spoilers Allowed' started by Mystery Roach, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. LawJedi Force Ghost

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    Roach, I was speaking rhetorically about the chrome plated flame war, but I agree with all your points. ;)
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  2. CryGoneGin Jedi Master

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    A compromise? In the sequel trilogy, the galaxy is slowly returning to the splendor and high-tech look of the prequels, but there are still many worlds yet to get the make-over? That could be neat to see: the heroes travel from one Republic-restored world, to a planet still dirty, lived-in and oppressive-looking?

    In honesty, I still don't get the dislike for the aesthetic of the prequels. When you are exploring different eras of a fictional world, it would be silly and a wasted opportunity to keep the same look and feel in every period. The Old Republic was supposed to be lavish, grand and spectacular in appearance, to reinforce the irony of this government actually being horribly corrupt and ugly deep down. Forgive me for the potential insensitivity of this next remark, but I consider the look of the Empire-era galaxy to be equivalent to a slum or ghetto: a galaxy driven to decadence due to governmental neglect.

    Damn, I keep accidentally clicking the "Reply" button when I want to edit a post!
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  3. Buddha Fett Chosen One

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    Sort of... Design wise, the Prequels can be equated to the U.S. in the late 1940's / early 50's, while the OT was clearly based in the 1970's. The aesthetic of the ST will be interesting to see.
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  4. Count Yubnub Force Ghost

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    The '80s, of course, then! You know: leg warmers, synth pop, sport coats, one white glove on one hand, lots of rouge make-up, the moonwalk, a talking car, and so on. You know it makes sense! Besides, that's when most of the diehards came of age... so, commercially foolproof! Make it happen, JJ!
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  5. Buddha Fett Chosen One

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    When the sale to Disney happened, GL and KK claimed there was enough material to do 100 Star Wars stories. I'm thinking a Holocron and a Flux Capacitor, and we're good to go. Where we're going, there are no roads. :cool:
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  6. my kind of scum Force Ghost

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    Actually, the information for the Chiang/McCaig panel at Celebration Europe did confirm that they are both working on Episode Seven.
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  7. Mystery Roach Chosen One

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    Thanks. I thought it was implied that they would be, but I did wonder if they confirmed it on that panel. Glad to know it's official.

    Yeah I knew you were being facetious, but I couldn't help addressing your comment literally anyway.
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  8. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

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    It would be interesting to see the ST have the look of our modern day technology.
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  9. sethg Pulled Pork Sandwich/E7 Manager

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    Ahhh okay, good to know!
  10. TheStorm Force Ghost

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    One of them I believe said something about "drawing a female Jedi and the Falcon" was cool.
  11. CryGoneGin Jedi Master

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    To clarify, I liked your post for how odd of an idea it is. Not making fun, it's genuinely a fascinating thought, though it rapidly stops making sense after a few seconds of thought...
  12. EHT New Films Manager

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    I've updated the Confirmed Information thread with this... thanks.
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  13. Darth Cornish Force Ghost

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    Yes, definitely a 50s aesthetic. I just noticed recently the similarity between the naboo fighter and the yellow hot rod from American Graffiti.
  14. WatTamborWoo Jedi Grand Master

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    I think Anakin's speeder from AOTC was intended to mirror the hotrod from American Graffiti:

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  15. AniSkylover Force Ghost

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  16. TheStorm Force Ghost

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    Even though I did not care for Man of Steel that much, I will not lie that the artwork/design of a lot of things in it were very impressive and unique. I think that's great that he's putting in his two cents as well.
  17. Mystery Roach Chosen One

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    I can't say I'm terribly impressed with his resume, but I'm having a hard time separating my feelings about many of those films from what his work on them might have been.
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  18. my kind of scum Force Ghost

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    He also does sculpture - they could have him working on macquettes and masks.
  19. Darth PJ Force Ghost

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    Watch Prometheus and then MOS. I don't know which one actually came first in terms of pre production concept art, but it appears to me that MOS was heavily influenced by Prometheus and the other earlier Alien concept designs (including Ridley Scott).

    I really love the designs/concepts for the prequels... from the Naboo Starfighter to General Grievous... and for me they are very much as brilliant as the OT... but for different reasons. I think that the fact that the OT is a more iconic set of films helps elevate the iconic status of the designs... it's a bit like the chicken an egg - which came first... iconic films or iconic designs? Also - as we discussed in the other thread... and this is in no way meant as a slight to the OT, but part of the brilliance of the OT's design is it's simplicity... be it the angular geometry of a star destroyer or the ball with a fin either side of a Tie fighter. PT designs are more sophisticated/complex I think, in that they are designed to be their own thing, but have to also be reminiscent of/and reference existing 'Star Wars' iconography. :)
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  20. TheStorm Force Ghost

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    Actually MOS and Prometheus had very close productions schedules. MOS was originally ready for a November 2012 release and was in the can by then, mainly because of the big lawsuit over Superman and Siegel/Schuster's heirs. WB had a possibility of loosing the origin story of Superman after December 31st of 2012 (which of course WB won the suit so there is no worries now). So they had to have the film completed by that date. They actually had very close pre-production schedule so I don't think they had heavy influence on one another.
  21. Echo-07 Force Ghost

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    Hate to be nit-picky but it was actually George whos stated that he gave Disney enough material to make SW movies for the next hundred years. So maybe not 100 movies or stories but still quite alot.

    I'm hoping they continue with the main episodes indefinitely. It would be fascinating to see what Episode XX looks like in comparison to Episode IV.