Official Info JJ Abrams to direct Episode VII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Spoilers Allowed' started by Kuestmaster, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. krtmd Force Ghost

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  2. KED12345 Force Ghost

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  3. Diggs Force Ghost

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    Great link. This for me is the key quote. He gets it.

    My favorite thing about Star Wars is the ability to tell an incredibly personal, intimate, and emotional story against a backdrop of conflict and battle that’s planetary and massive. What I would love to see is a story about characters that I am desperately entertained by and definitely care about, and keep that story as focused as possible and make more of that than the pyrotechnics of it all which to me is what makes Star Wars so brilliant.
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  4. Vale Man Jedi Knight

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    It would be great if Abrams did a short animated story on how Imperial Stormtroopers dealt with the Gungans as illustrated in my Avatar. Just as a teaser y'know.
  5. Pro Scoundrel Chosen One

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    Where'd you find that Avatar? That's hilarious!
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  6. Krueger Chosen One

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    Reading that blog entry is quite creepy, actually. All those old quotes. Does fate exist? I don't know. But it really looks as though JJ Abrams was meant to breathe new life into the Star Wars franchise. Here's hoping he bloody succeeds (I'm sure he will).
  7. Vale Man Jedi Knight

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    On the force.net's facebook. I'm sure it was. I'd pay serious money to see a movie consisting solely of that. Ha,ha
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  8. Samayel_ Jedi Grand Master

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  9. Darth Claire Chosen One

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    I like this guy....he's adorable sometimes. Now we just need to track him down and force him to answer the questions we all want to know....mainly if the original cast is returning. Show no mercy, fanboys.
  10. PiettsHat Force Ghost

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    To be honest, I think this one quote is most emblematic of the gap between some of the older fans and some of the newer fans:

    “I was probably most affected by the end of the film [ROTS] when we are returned to some of the sets on the ship that we see in the first
    Star Wars
    movie, Episode IV,” Abrams says. “I was surprised by how good it felt to be home. Given all of the scope and scale of everything that had come before, there was something incredibly satisfying and warm and fuzzy about being back in those white hallways that sort of rekindled the feeling you had when you saw the
    Stars Wars
    universe for the first time.”

    For me, at least, I could never describe ROTS in such a manner. It was just such a bundle of emotional torque (in movie terms at least) that I would never say the ending was "satisfying" or "warm and funny." It kind of sounds absurd to me to hear the ending described that way, when you basically see everyone die, go into exile, or be immolated.
  11. DarthBrian Force Ghost

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    I like the EU just fine. I just don't want it cluttering my movies based on George's outlines from 35 years ago. :p

    I especially don't want the Yuuzhan Vong in it, who were and still are a terrible idea.
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  14. hear+soul Force Ghost

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    I know someone has probly already said this, since I'm jumping in at 84 pages deep, but I love how this is connecting Star Wars and Star Treck in an inextricable way. They will now both be part of Abrams' body of work- to decidedly be compared and shared. They're basically making the jump to bro-speed. :p

    I also thought it would be hilarious (though, very sad)- if JJ bailed like way late in the process and kind of screwed over the project as like the ultimate Treckie dagger. haha
  15. Episode Swag Jedi Master

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    This guy sounds pretty awesome to me! The only thing I really am worried about is when he says that knowing too much of a character ruins the mystery of said character. While yes this is true, that doesn't mean that it's a bad thing to get to know characters that we don't know much about. It can be interesting if done right.
  16. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    Someday, J.J.Abrams will have a box office hit, and we'll know whether he's qualified to direct a Star Wars movie.
  17. Bobatron Jedi Grand Master

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  18. Bobatron Jedi Grand Master

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    Those quotes end at 2008. It could continue to include many times STAR WARS was specifically referenced as an inspiration of his Star Trek movie on the DVD's commentary track and featurette.
    I'm looking forward to seeing the combination of nods to classic STAR WARS and trademarks and quirks of J.J. Abrams's stuff without much...razzle dazzle. [face_mischief]
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  19. LawJedi Force Ghost

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    Well it turned out alright for that poor chap who made Serenity.
  20. hear+soul Force Ghost

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    yo man that dude at 49:55 has the squeakiest wheels ever. haha c'mon dog! that cart was a bad choice!!! he's cool with it.
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  21. ezekiel22x Chosen One

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    Yeah, that stood out to me too. Kind of makes him sound like a perfect pick for the prequels suck crowd if a hallway from the original film was the most affecting portion of ROTS for him. Oh well, not like I was expecting anything like the rumination sequence from Abrams even before I read that bit.
  22. Luukeskywalker Chosen One

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    Nah. He seemed to speak highly of ROTS and Anakins fall.
  23. DowClimber Jedi Master

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    I agree. It's clear that he grew up with the OT and feels more connection to it than the PT. However, a lot of people in this demographic are the "prequels suck" people. I like that he's still very respectful and appreciative of the PT, even though he's definitely an OT guy.
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  24. ManaByte Chosen One

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    JJ isn't on Twitter. There's fake accounts, but not him.
  25. phatdude1138 Force Ghost

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    It may not actually "be him", but is did come from "Bad Robot" (twitter verified)

    https://twitter.com/bad_robot