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Discussion Episode VII Story Theory (Expanded Universe Concern)

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by Celorio, Sep 25, 2013.

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  1. Celorio

    Celorio Jedi Youngling

    Sep 25, 2013
    Disney has bought Lucasfilm. Yeah, yeah almost a year since then. But this particular event has affected all of the Star Wars fans, specially after hearing that episodes VII, VIII and IX will be coming out in the next couple of years plus, a few movies that may or may not be abou characters such as Han Solo or Boba Fett. But the main reason of me writting this is the following:

    There is a huge risk that by doing new star wars movies, specially by having a 62 year old Luke, a 71 year old Han and a 56 year old Leia, the events that the Expanded Universe present may become Non-cannon (meaning that they wont matter and that everything presented in comic books, novels, and even videogames would count as "this-never-happened"). Lets consider the following:
    • Before Luke, Han and Leia had the age they will be having in Episode VII, some interesting things happened. For example:
    1. The Yuuzhang Vong wars, a massive event that nearly cost the lost of the entire galaxy to some alien invaders from some other random galaxy that caused the extintion of a several ammount of species and the lost of alot of planets.
    2. Luke gets married with Mara Jade (Former Emperor´s hand,and a super hot red-hair lady) and have a son with her, Ben Skywalker. He trains Jedi, including his sister and his nephews)
    3. Leia and Han get married and have twins during the rule of Admiral Thrawn (blue red-eyed guy), just after the battle of endor, named Jacen and Jaina. Later they have a third son named Anakin Solo. Now this isimportant, Anakin dies, Jacen turns to the Dark side, kills Mara Jade and gets killed by his twin sister Jaina, leaving her as the Only Solo Bloodline Heir.
    4. The rebel alliance and the empire join forces at some point near the end of the Yuuzhang Vong wars, greating the Galating Federation of Free Alliances after the fall of Bastion.
    5. In episode VII there can´t be any Chewie, because a freaking moon fell on him during the Yuuzhang Vong Wars! If they bring Old Chewbacca (I love him, don´t get me wrong) They might put the Expanded Universe as Non-cannon and ruin everything.
    6. Alot of Jedis!
    7. Boba Fett Lives!!
    8. Palpatine comes back! and gets killed, like three times by three differente people (not including Daddy Vader of course)
    9. And other events...
    My question regarding this point is, How can they explain, in one movie (or to be more presize, in a few paragraphs of flying yellow letters across the screen) all this events? They have to do this or else... their movie won´t have any meaning.
    So, here are my questions:
    • Should we hope for Disney to respect the events in the EU, or should we hope for them to obliberate the EU and come up from a new ****** story written by people who only care about money and don´t know a thing about SW?
    • Do we want Chewie Back?
    • Do we want spin-off movies if there is a risk of directly affecting our percetion of SW? (Remember the prequels´ effect)
    • Can we trust JJ and Kathleen Kennedy to do the right thing?
  2. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

    Nov 12, 2012
    First off, having the filmmakers write a story that's a sequel to Return of the Jedi and isn't constrained by the post ROTJ EU canon does not mean "they only care about money and don't know a thing about Star Wars". You can know a hell of a lot about Star Wars and be focused only on making a great movie, one that would easily fit into a Star Wars movie marathon right after "Jedi" (and using the post ROTJ EU would not make that possible). I don't get this approach where people say "If you care about Star Wars you *have* to take the post ROTJ EU into consideration exactly so it fits perfectly." How is that even logical?

    Second off, wrong thread, yo. Look at the one stickied at the top of the forum, please.
  3. The Hellhammer

    The Hellhammer Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 4, 2012
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  4. Dra---

    Dra--- Force Ghost star 6

    Dec 30, 2012
    Many of us are hoping the EU will be a source for possible ideas, but that there won't be any feeling for a need to remain true to it. Basically, the ST represents a reboot of the post-ROTJ EU.
  5. Lazy Storm Trooper

    Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Master star 4

    Sep 18, 2012
    In before the lock.
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  6. Apophis_

    Apophis_ Jedi Knight star 2

    Sep 4, 2012
    Really? So you are saying that in A New Hope we had everything explained? Clone Wars, history of the Empire and the Rebellion, history of the Jedi, what happened to Luke's father, how the Senate looks like, who is the Emperor etc? There is no need for any explanation. And if the movie will be set 30-40 years ABY it doesn't matter if EU will be preserved or not, SOMETHING happened betwenn VI and VII, quesiton is: WHAT?
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  7. sons_of_anakin_tatooine

    sons_of_anakin_tatooine Jedi Knight star 3

    Sep 28, 2005
    exactly. even though they may not follow the exact story like a heir to the empire they still very well could use charachters from the original eu and make there own ish up. ive been saying that ever since i have been back.

    its like saying lets ignore what was written about darth bane revan or whoever and write them in to fit this new eu wich is 7 8 and 9.
  8. ManaByte

    ManaByte Chosen One star 5

    Aug 20, 1998
    Lucasfilm will never make a Star Wars movie that has twenty years of books that would be required reading to get the whole story and know who the characters are. Never.
  9. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

    Aug 19, 2003
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