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Discussion Lucas clarifies his 'consultant' role

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by dolphin, Dec 11, 2012.

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  1. dolphin

    dolphin Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  2. LunarMoth

    LunarMoth Jedi Master star 4

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    So in other words, the writers and such will go to Uncle George for info, not the EU........

    Hmmmmmmmm???????? Interesting.
     
  3. V-2

    V-2 Jedi Master star 5

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    Doesn't George already have a team of EU consultant types?

    I expect they'd go to him regarding plot, characters, motivation and thematic stuff, rather than trivia.
     
  4. lord_eidolon

    lord_eidolon Jedi Master star 3

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    The writers won't adhere to established EU canon. They'll think it up, George will okay it.

    The film will be awesome.
     
  5. V-2

    V-2 Jedi Master star 5

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    I hope so too!

    I'm sure they'll stick with species names and planet names, etc, just as they did with the PT. I hope that's the extent of it, the EU is a convoluted mess.
     
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  6. lord_eidolon

    lord_eidolon Jedi Master star 3

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    Yeah. Names only. The events have to be original. And they will be, otherwise they might as well get somebody like Zahn to write the screenplay. Yawn.
     
  7. Esg

    Esg Jedi Knight star 4

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    Jesus christ the first page in and people are already claiming the EU is getting the shaft with no proof and the people who defend it are the bad guys
     
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  8. Bender666

    Bender666 Jedi Padawan star 2

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    For a small admittance fee you can pat George on the head.
     
  9. KilroyMcFadden

    KilroyMcFadden Jedi Knight star 3

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    Not adhering to the EU and a minimum of involvement from George Lucas. Best.Of.Both.Worlds
     
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  10. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd The Man / Also Known as Bazinga'd star 6 Staff Member Manager

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  11. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    I betcha he'll still get an Executive Producer credit at the end of it, they toss those out like hotcakes in some big productions. Gene Roddenberry got a "consultant" credit on the Star Trek movies but that mostly consisted of him complaining about every single Star Trek movie he didn't get involved in.
     
  12. JediKnightOB1

    JediKnightOB1 Jedi Master star 5

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    Sorry to inform you but Jesus Christ will not be making an appearance in this film, nor will his father God. Thank you for your understanding.
     
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  13. Lando's Little Maneuver

    Lando's Little Maneuver Jedi Padawan star 2

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    I think the writers will hit up wookipedia first, then take it to GL to give it the once over. I imagine GL working furiously on charitable projects, I get the feeling the doing some kick ass good is high on his bucket list.
     
  14. V-2

    V-2 Jedi Master star 5

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    I consider Zahn one of the good two, though his recent efforts have been very poor. Cascade Point (not a SW book) is well worth a read. I wish I could unread the Hand duology and Survivor's Quest. I'm not sure I'll ever bother finishing Allegiance. Outbound Flight and the Heir trilogy are pretty good, but suffer from too much shoehorned continuity nonsense and whimsy... His Mara Jade graphic novel is incredibly bad, but one of the better Star Wars comics. ;)

    The other good one is Luceno, btw, but I've only read Plagueis.
     
  15. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    That sucks. Wookieepedia has misinformation from erroneous sources and occasional mistakes.
     
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  16. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    This is a surprise--how exactly?

    As far as whether Episode VII will incorporate existing EU or not--don't know, don't care, but I think the conversation that has already happened in this one-page thread shows that they can't win regardless. If they incorporate EU and incorporate "bad" EU, someone will be upset.
     
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  17. Darth_Zandalor

    Darth_Zandalor Jedi Master star 4

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    "implying convoluted EU is any less convoluted than the films."
     
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  18. Lando's Little Maneuver

    Lando's Little Maneuver Jedi Padawan star 2

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    That's not what I heard; word is that he is gunning for a role.
    [​IMG]
     
  19. JediKnightOB1

    JediKnightOB1 Jedi Master star 5

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    What's he going to do... Cut off the Siths ears and then reattach it? Or is he going to kill the Sith and then bring them back to life?
     
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  20. Lando's Little Maneuver

    Lando's Little Maneuver Jedi Padawan star 2

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    He's going to go door to door and hand out pamphlets about the Jedi
     
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  21. JediKnightOB1

    JediKnightOB1 Jedi Master star 5

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    No, I think he is going to be more powerful than you can possibly imagine. ^:)^
     
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  22. Panakas_Dawg

    Panakas_Dawg Jedi Master star 5

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    Not even as Force Ghosts? In Jedi Robes?
     
  23. LunarMoth

    LunarMoth Jedi Master star 4

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    Indeed!
     
  24. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent 2017 Celebrity Deathpool Winner star 10

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    If I hear Han Solo say, "Gimme a minute, I'll call Dash Rendar for advice," I'm walking out of the theatre.
     
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  25. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    The edited script now uses the term 'laser swords'.
     
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