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Weiss/Benioff Series Game of Thrones Creators to Write/Produce a New Series of Star Wars Films

Discussion in 'Beyond the Saga - Spoilers Allowed' started by Diego Lucas, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. oncafar

    oncafar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    same.

    I'm trying to remember what I meant by that but I can't.
     
  2. The Regular Mustache

    The Regular Mustache Jedi Master star 4

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    Prediction! The protagonist will be the Force tree from ahch-to and the big bad will be fire.
     
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  3. GregMcP

    GregMcP Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Did you have some Confederates - Star Wars mashup brewing in your head?
     
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  4. black_saber

    black_saber Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Which Sith order and timeline? There where multiple sith empires at different and same time periods within thousands of years in the old republic. Hell I would love to Sith empires fight other Sith empires full scale galatic war.
     
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  5. Jedi Master Scorpio

    Jedi Master Scorpio Jedi Master star 4

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    For those who are hoping for a Knights Of The Old Republic type of show, these dudes would be the ones that I would choose. This seems to be right in their wheel house.
     
  6. LANDO_ROCKS

    LANDO_ROCKS Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I played KOTR once, worst game ever, I hope it has nothing to do with it.
     
  7. Jedi Master Scorpio

    Jedi Master Scorpio Jedi Master star 4

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    Yeah I'm not much into gaming either, so I know nothing of KOTOR.
     
  8. Oissan

    Oissan Force Ghost star 7

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    If you know nothing about KOTOR, then why would you think that Benioff&Weiss would be the right choice for it or that this would be right in their wheelhouse? :confused:
     
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  9. Jedi Master Scorpio

    Jedi Master Scorpio Jedi Master star 4

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    I keep hearing about Old Republic and Knights of the Old Republic, are they one in the same? If so I may be just confused
     
  10. Oissan

    Oissan Force Ghost star 7

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    They are connected, but not really the same.

    KOTOR was a single-player game from Bioware that played a few thousand years before the movies (the looks isn't ancient though, it is still modern). It was followed up by a sequel made by Obsidian that gave a slight twist to the background of the original story, but mostly dealt with something else. A third game was in early development but got cancelled. Years later, Bioware made The Old Republic, which is an online multiplayer game that plays a few hundred years after the events of the two KOTORs, and builds upon one piece of the story from those two games, though probably not in the way the second KOTOR had intended. TOR is basically a huge war between the Republic and the Sith, and a player can play for both sides, with different character-types offering different stories.

    In other words, KOTOR I & II are quite different games from TOR, but they are connected through the story, and characters from the KOTOR game - or their ancestors - play a sizeable part in TOR as well.

    The two KOTORs were awesome, but I'm not really a fan of what they have done to the story with TOR. There are some cool elements in there, but also parts that didn't really fit to what happened in KOTOR. It's one thing to have a character turn into something different in the future, but having newer stories go back and changing the background of older stories (e.g. turning the villains of the original into pawns of an even bigger villain) is not something I'm fond of.
     
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  11. miasma

    miasma Jedi Master star 3

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    I thought it was a good game, but I'm not sure how well it would translate to a movie, simply because it relied too much on trying to replicate things from the OT. It had its own version of the Falcon, its own Chewie, its own Yoda, etc. And everything looked remarkably similar to the OT aesthetics, despite the fact that it was supposed to take place 4,000 years earlier. Which, again, was fine for a game because it was just an opportunity for players to play in the familiar SW universe with a new story. But for a movie, I think making it look and feel so much like the OT, despite taking place so far in the past, would be more problematic. If this series of films is about the Old Republic, then take advantage of it being so old, and make it look different from what we know. This is a chance to really reinvent SW with totally new ships, architecture, technology, etc. Sure, it's risky, but they can still make other films that have the more familiar setting for people who want the comfort of that.
     
  12. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I don't think anyone expects an adaptation of the video game. KOTOR has just become the term people use when discussing the era it takes place in. It's shorthand for saying you'd like to see something involving the ancient wars between the Jedi and the Sith.
     
  13. The Regular Mustache

    The Regular Mustache Jedi Master star 4

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    The prequels were meant to fill in the blanks for what led up to the OT while the ST is obviously about filling us in on what happened after the OT.

    With that in mind do you all think the B&W series will somehow inform the PT, OT, and ST or will it be it's own thing? If it informs the other movies than I guess we're talking about movies about the first Jedi and Sith users and the formation of the Republic?

    Does anybody want them to go in another direction? Maybe tell some sort of first contact story? Maybe a story about the first space travelers?
     
  14. smudger9

    smudger9 Jedi Master star 4

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    I’ve never played the game, but the thought of a Live action film based on this, is very exciting.

     
  15. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Force Ghost star 10

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    Really? Why?
     
  16. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Force Ghost star 6

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    Firstly, I don't think it has to be filmed in Black and White to indicate it was a long time before the current Saga :p

    But seriously, I don't think they should go too far back in time. Without FTL travel and an existing set of known worlds then they would be really limiting themselves.
     
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  17. Baron_Papanerd

    Baron_Papanerd Jedi Master star 4

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    I never heard anything Official; but I am betting that Disney have jettisoned KOTOR from Canon, just like the old EU novels. And like the old EU novels, they may cherry pick certain Characters/situations from the KOTOR games, but go in a different direction in the overall design; if they end up exploring the golden age of the Jedi/Sith Era that is. And I think they definitely will at some point, sooner than later. Seeing a complete Sith Order for the first time, as well as the Jedi in their Prime? It is too fertile of an Era to pass up. :)
     
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  18. Lord Sith Harloxzz

    Lord Sith Harloxzz Jedi Knight star 3

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    I only want Revan, Nihilus and Kreia and i will die happy
     
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  19. Lord Sith Harloxzz

    Lord Sith Harloxzz Jedi Knight star 3

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    Play KOTOR II its better game than the first one
     
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  20. LANDO_ROCKS

    LANDO_ROCKS Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm down for some ancient Jedi/Sith origins type story but the technology should be a lot more primitive than what you see in KOTOR which seemed like it could have been the week before TPM, not 4000 years earlier.
     
  21. Siphonophore

    Siphonophore Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'd be down for something really old, where there was interstellar travel, but repulsorlifts had not yet been invented, so there are wheeled cars and motorcycles and prop-driven airplanes. Or maybe that's going too far back.
     
  22. black_saber

    black_saber Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I did suggest many times in the past that some of the star wars movies and tv shows should be made based in the pre Republic like 35,000 or further back before TPM and Thousands of years taking place after the sequel trilogy. If they want to pull something bold and new.
     
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  23. Baron_Papanerd

    Baron_Papanerd Jedi Master star 4

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    I agree that a TV Series set in the Sith era should be a little more primitive than what we see in the Saga movies, to make a distinction. Though I don't think they should devolve the technology too far back. Technology in the Star Wars Galaxy isn't necessarily going to change near as much in a 1000 years, as it would in our real world, since the tech in the Saga is extremely more advanced than our own. The Jedi and Sith already have lightsabers, more than a 1000 years before the existing movies, for example.
     
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  24. StarWarsFan91

    StarWarsFan91 Jedi Master star 4

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    I would love for the films to be old republic and to show inferior tech compared to the Saga.

    However it has to be done carefully because "old republic" is term for various eras because of how long it lasted. Basically anything that is 1000+ yrs before TPM Is old republic. But what needs to take into account is that the technology shown in say the last war between Jedi vs Sith (Banes era), shouldn't be in same progress as an earlier time period/conflict (such as 100yr darkness or early days of the old republic). Then of course their was a time even pre-republic.

    Though technological progress doesn't always have to go upwards. You could have periods during the Old republic where people are using inferior tech compared to earlier times because long lasting wars has hurt industry/civilizations.

    So when (since I'm sure it will happen) old republic films become a thing, they have to make sure its old.....but not to old technology wise. Leaving the door open to show an even older world before said films.

    Then again, if they do make old republic films, they could all have them set during the same generation, allowing a unified ancient tech look. Instead of having each trilogy separated by long spans of time.
     
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  25. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Now I'm envisioning the next announcement of SW movies from LFL:
    "Lucasfilm is pleased to announce the next exciting series of films in the Star Wars universe. The ghost of Charlie Chaplin will be directing a series of black and white silent films surrounding previously unseen events and adventures in the galaxy far, far away. Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm president, said, 'we're very excited to be working with Charlie's ghost on these groundbreaking new silent films!'."
     
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