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Episode VII will be an Original Story

Discussion in 'EU Community' started by darkchrono, Nov 13, 2012.

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  1. darkchrono

    darkchrono Jedi Master star 4

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  2. thesevegetables

    thesevegetables Jedi Knight star 4

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    I think we have threads on this, right?
     
  3. darkchrono

    darkchrono Jedi Master star 4

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    There is a thread about the new trilogy but not rather or not it is going to follow the expanded universe. All that is said in there is people wondering if it is going to follow the EU
     
  4. The Corellian

    The Corellian Jedi Youngling star 1

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    ...well, there goes everything right out the airlock
     
  5. Skywalker_T-65

    Skywalker_T-65 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I already heard this on a different website. Just because it won't FOLLOW the EU doesn't mean it won't use chunks of it. There is a difference between following it (which implies following a story line, like TTT or NJO) and cherry picking bits and pieces. It is still entierly possible we get Thrawn and the Solo Kids. Slightly less likely sure...but still possible.
     
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  6. thesevegetables

    thesevegetables Jedi Knight star 4

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    So...are we talking about if the new movie will RESPECT the EU?
     
  7. Robimus

    Robimus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The article referenced tells us nothing. An original stoyline could mean 100's of different things.
     
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  8. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    And I've edited the title to reflect what we've been told.
     
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  9. darkchrono

    darkchrono Jedi Master star 4

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    I really think it is highly doubtful that they will use any of the names from the EU if they plan on it being an original story. Possible they may use some of the ideas. But probably not any of the names nor personalities. They may just take an idea and change it up enough to where you can't directly connect it to the EU.
     
  10. darkchrono

    darkchrono Jedi Master star 4

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  11. Skywalker_T-65

    Skywalker_T-65 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'm not going to claim they will use them. Just that its still a possibility until they flat out say 'no, we aren't using *insert EU character here*'.
     
  12. Falcon

    Falcon Chosen One star 10

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    sigh, they are going to royally mess this up.
     
  13. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    No it doesn't?
     
  14. darkchrono

    darkchrono Jedi Master star 4

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    Yeah it does. Read the paragraph that starts with Eonline.
     
  15. darkchrono

    darkchrono Jedi Master star 4

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    Actually in my opinion a lot of the EU stuff wasn't very good anyway and to much of it contradicted eachother. It would of been more of a mistake to follow the stories that had been told in the EU.
     
  16. Falcon

    Falcon Chosen One star 10

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    I want Kyp in the story so shush you
     
  17. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I reiterate. No, it doesn't. I've read the whole page three times. Am I missing something?
     
  18. Skywalker_T-65

    Skywalker_T-65 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    All I see is it saying that they won't be the basis for the films. I don't see it say that none of the characters will be used (I'm assuming that's what Sinre's arguing).
     
  19. darkchrono

    darkchrono Jedi Master star 4

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    If they don't plan on the storyline to have to have something to do with Thrawn what would the purpose be to have Thrawn in the story as at all? To appease the few people who actually read the EU stuff?
     
  20. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Clone Thrawn would at least move the plotline there forward. But I'd rather they didn't.
     
  21. Mitth_Fisto

    Mitth_Fisto Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    If they had Zahn consulting for a Thrawn clone I could dig it :D
     
  22. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress. star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    What she said....I've got alot of fainting lined up you know!!!
     
  23. Silas Nightstalker

    Silas Nightstalker Jedi Knight star 3

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    I'm hoping that this original story takes place after the FOTJ series, do we can keep our EU, and have amazing new content for years to come. :)
     
  24. darkchrono

    darkchrono Jedi Master star 4

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    It is supposed to take place when Luke, Leia, and Han are significantly older (about thirty years probably after Return of the Jedi as there are talks of bringing those actors back). If you are looking at EU stuff that takes place around the same time of the original trilogy it probably will happen after that. But the history of the movies probably will not coincide with the books.

    Now I am glad I never really started reading any of the EU stuff. Considered it a couple times but was always driven away based on the scheer amount of stuff that was out there and not trusting that all the books would coincide with eachother.
     
  25. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 9

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    This paragraph:

    They acknowledge that there are treatments in place and the despite the nine beloved Star Wars Expanded Universe novels written by author Timothy Zahn (most notably, the Thrawn trilogy which begins with Heir to the Empire) which technically qualify as canon according to the publishing department at Lucas Licensing in the ’90s, none of that will serve as the basis for the films going forward.
     
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