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TFA Is Arndt working on VIII? New article hints at it.

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by newdawn12, Nov 12, 2013.

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  1. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

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    If Cuaron goes onto Star Wars he will find a way to ruin the franchise, just like he did with Harry Potter.
     
  2. CryGoneGin

    CryGoneGin Jedi Knight star 1

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    I blame him for making that opinion a popular line with those who mock those movies. And by way too many aerial pans of the group walking, you mean all the beautiful shots of New Zealand that gave you an idea of the scope of the journeys? And then there's this problem: so maybe a dozen shots like that represents the sum accomplishments of an entire motion picture, eh? I apologize in advance for how baiting this next comment will sound like, but I don't like the attention-deficit crowd mocking a film because they personally can't handle it.

    That's my umbrage with that kind of remark: it implies and accuses the movie of something that is both a huge exaggeration and a lie, and also is revealing of the person making said remark.

    On topic, however, I'm hoping Arndt handed in a script that just needed polishing. I won't rule out the "kicked out" theory, however. It's not unprecedented...
     
  3. CryGoneGin

    CryGoneGin Jedi Knight star 1

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    double-post. Sorry.
     
  4. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

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    Well I guess we'll just have to disagree. You're wrong though.
     
  5. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    GTFOTB
     
  6. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

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    My dream team:

    Episode VIII: Christopher Nolan (TDK-like character building movie)
    Episode IX: Peter Jackson (ROTK-like grand finale)
     
  7. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Cuaron did just make a masterful film in Gravity (and as with the books, Prisoner of Askaban is arguably the best of the Harry Potter movies), but that doesn't mean he should suddenly get the Star Wars job.
     
  8. CryGoneGin

    CryGoneGin Jedi Knight star 1

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    Concerning the director speculations on here, my vote goes for Guillermo del Toro. I love his quirky style and the endearing affection he brings to his blockbusters.
     
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  9. Mystery Roach

    Mystery Roach Force Ghost star 4

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    I'm sorry... I know del Toro is a geek darling, but I've never been able to stand the movies of his that I've seen. I'm not exactly a huge fan of Cuaron either, but my gut tells me he'd be the perfect choice for Episode VIII.
     
  10. T-R-

    T-R- Chosen One star 5

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    I'm not mockng the film because I can't handle it. I simply don't like it. The movies were 3+ hours long with a lot of wasted time on aerial shots and shots of the characters walking without dialogue, so the plot wasn't being furthered it was simply so the director could indulge in sweeping vistas.

    So not a huge exaggeration or a lie. What it reveals about me is that I don't particularly like a director added pointless, time consuming shots to stroke their own ego.
     
  11. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I want to see a David Lynch or Terry Gilliam SW. If it was the latter, it would take 23 years to make.
     
  12. Mystery Roach

    Mystery Roach Force Ghost star 4

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    They're two of my favorite filmmakers, and I can safely say that I have zero interest in seeing either one of them do a Star Wars movie. Oddly though, J.K. Rowling wanted Gilliam to make (I think the first) Harry Potter and I can't help but think that would have been an interesting and at least somewhat better fit.
     
  13. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I am hoping for Herschel Gordon Lewis to direct Episode 8.
     
  14. -Jedi Joe-

    -Jedi Joe- Jedi Knight star 2

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    Uwe Boll to direct Episode VIII!
     
  15. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Already been said.
     
  16. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    He arndt here.
     
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  17. LottDodd

    LottDodd Jedi Master star 4

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    I want Edgar Wright.... But for a spinoff, not a sequel.
     
  18. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    He arndt here either. :(
     
  19. sluggo1313.

    sluggo1313. Jedi Knight star 4

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    Really? About what, the obviously plot threads that were left open in the PT, or about the fact that working on future episodes can help eliminate those?
     
  20. Mystery Roach

    Mystery Roach Force Ghost star 4

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    I never thought the Sifo-Dyas thing needed an explanation. We have enough information to draw whatever conclusion we want from it and move on. By the end of AOTC, we know that the whole thing was orchestrated by Sidious and Dooku, who is really Tyrannus, and in ROTS we learn that Sidious is really Palpatine. Sifo-Dyas is a red herring. Further explanation is irrelevant and best left to the EU. One of the stories in the TCW bonus content will involve him too so there's a decent chance that will clear up any unanswered questions about that character anyway.
     
  21. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Well maybe Sifo-Dyas was Plagueis this whole entire time?!
     
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  22. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Knight star 4

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    Side note: speaking of Gilliam, just yesterday I read that (1) the Wachowskis are making a space opera movie ("Jupiter Ascending") to be released next year--I was unaware they were making a space opera movie--and (2) Terry Gilliam will be in it! Cannot wait.
     
  23. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    You mean he's actually going to star in the film?!
     
  24. KED12345

    KED12345 Jedi Master star 4

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    I loved Prisoner of Azkaban, plus it has a 91% on RT... I think only the last one has a higher RT rating.

    Cuaron would be a great choice for Star Wars. Harry Potter, for me, proved he's great with franchise sequels and getting the tone right (Azkaban felt the most like the books). Gravity proved he can do cool space stuff. :p
     
  25. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Knight star 4

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    According to Gilliam's Facebook post, it's a "small but vital part."
     
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