Official Info JJ Abrams to direct Episode VII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII - Spoilers Allowed' started by Kuestmaster, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Diggs Force Ghost

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  2. LawJedi Force Ghost

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    [face_party] Great piece.

    And she got the cover, that's awesome.

    EDIT: Also our first hint that the movie will not be shot in LA.
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  3. Diggs Force Ghost

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    I would lay money on it not being shot in LA.
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  4. Krueger Force Ghost

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    Thanks for that. Quite interesting stuff in there. Sadly, though, I think we can all say bye-bye to 2015. Hopefully not, but I'm really feeling its coming in 2016 rather than sooner.
  5. Diggs Force Ghost

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    While I can't wait for the movie, I'd rather they wait and get it right rather than rush it to hit an unrealistic dead-line.
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  6. Darth Claire Force Ghost

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    Cool. It would be great if the reason JJ signed on was because the script was great. Speaking of Arndt...where the hell is he? Ever since he was announced we've heard nothing from him while we've heard plenty from JJ. I'm telling you Disney is keeping him hostage somewhere in order to avoid leaks. Disney is the Empire now ;)
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  7. Darth Chiznuk PT Trivia Master / Game Host

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    Stuck in a room somewhere under lock and key writing Episode VII! Boy would I love to be a fly on the wall.
  8. Darth Claire Force Ghost

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    I say he's probably in a warehouse guarded by "top men"
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    He's probably somewhere in the back
    ;)
  9. krtmd Jedi Grand Master

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    Quick, get some metal - I'm sure he's magnetic.
  10. KevinM1 Jedi Grand Master

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    I wouldn't mind them not hitting the initial 2015 target. I mean, there's so much to do:

    The script needs to be finished
    Actors need to be cast
    Abrams needs free time
    Locations need to be scouted and procured (not necessarily an easy task dealing with foreign governments)
    Sets and costumes need to be created

    Even after filming, there's a ton of work:

    Editing
    Music
    CG
    Sound effects (including the actors coming in to fix any muffled/unclear dialogue)

    30 months may seem like a long time, but with the army of people involved in making something like this, I'd rather everyone take the time to do it right.

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    That article reinforces my belief that the franchise is not only in good hands, but in the right hands. I can't wait to see who they cast. Hopefully we'll know in another couple months.
  11. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I don't understand this argument that J.J saved Mission Impossible. Yes, MI:3 was great, but it did worse at the box office than 1 and II. Ghost Protocol did really well, but he only produced it.
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  13. Darth Claire Force Ghost

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    Found this. Kinda funny....and true...and also cruel at the same time.

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    JJ you traitor!
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  14. Krueger Force Ghost

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    Fantastic picture. Quite true, really.
  15. laurethiel1138 Force Ghost

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    Why, oh, why must it always be reduced to a playground rivalry? I am quite happily a fan of both series, and would be hard-pressed to choose between Trek and Wars, who fulfill my dreams in wholly different capacities... Trek for the relentlessly hopeful optimism it presents about our own future, and Wars for the sheer epicness of the tale and its resonance in our own lives.

    Frankly, I'm just happy that J.J. Abrams gets to be the one to start them both on their new paths.

    Cheers,
    Lauré :)
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  16. Darth_Zidious Force Ghost

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    He's talking about the actual reaction to Anakin by his actual children, not his reaction.
  17. darthgator1217 Force Ghost

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    Let the hype and over expectation begin anew!! Still, this is promising!
  18. darthgator1217 Force Ghost

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    I it not clear to me what exactly Abrams means by this comment. Is he saying that it is wrong to feel any sympathy for Anakin because he royally messed up and the Jedi gave him little respect? Does he mean that the prequels were a bad thing because Darth Vader has become a more pathetic character in a sense?

    I am wondering (this is probably answered elsewhere), but is Abrams a fan of all 6 movies, or just the OT?
  19. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I don't like either interpretation.
  20. darthgator1217 Force Ghost

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    Wonderful analysis!

    You know, I have posted elsewhere that his movies are more like pure popcorn flicks, sort of like Transformers light (less overly stimulating with better acting). They are entertaining, but the thrill fades quickly. For example ,Super 8, while entertaining, felt like an inferior copy of a Speilberg movie from the 70s/80s. Let us hope that Kennedy will be tough as nails with Abrams and make damn sure that George's vision remains intact.
  21. Serpico Jones Jedi Master

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    Tom Cruise had a bizarre meltdown on Oprah's couch a few weeks before the movie opened that effected the box office.
  22. LawJedi Force Ghost

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    He talks about his own reaction to unraveling the mystery, but that's his whole "blah, blah, mystery, blah" thing. Which is fine, I just prefer the emotional catharsis of ROTJ and the PT to any mystery that Vader might have held. Also, "I still think it’s wrong to be on Anakin’s side." I understand that he's emphasizing the generation gap, but sympathy with Anakin (at least to a certain point) is kinda key. But he's not writing Anakin, so who cares?

    I do love that he gets how subversive Anakin as a protagonist can be. I think this is strongest in the Clone Wars: a Saturday morning style cartoon starring a fair-haired Darth Vader (with actual Vader costume details), his Stormtroopers, and his kid-friendly little sister Padawan riding around in a Star Destroyer, having adventures. It's so wonderfully twisted, but works on it own.
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  23. KED12345 Force Ghost

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    Not pointing this at any in particular, so I hope no one takes it personally, but it's idiotic to say you have no hope for Episode VII, or you have no plans on seeing it just because Abrams is directing. Not sure how to break this, but directors change style based on the direction of the movies. Plus, Abrams is an avid Star Wars fan but he also knows how to make a decent movie. Star Trek 2009 did not suck, I'm sorry but it just didn't. Even RLM loved it. It has a RT rating higher than Wrath of Khan, and was a huge critical and commercial success. Abrams can mess with Arndt's scripts a bit, but it seems people are forgetting who the heck came up with the plot - George Lucas. These are treatments off George Lucas's ideas, and these new Star Wars movies are his stories, and odds are they're the ones that have been floating around out there since the early 80s.

    It's nonsensical to be Debbie Downer at this point when there are so many other factors that come into play other than a director. That and there are over two years before this movie even comes out.
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  24. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Ummm no that happened a year before when War of the Worlds was coming out.
  25. Jedi Dragon D Jedi Grand Master

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    Would love to see more Star Wars/Lost compare videos.