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TFA Lucasfilm Confirms: Michael Arndt To Write Screenplay For Episode VII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by Diggs, Nov 8, 2012.

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  1. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Hmmm...definitely Raiders. I won't even watch Temple of Doom. Willie Scott is an affront to all women. Quit whining you stupid *****.

    As far as Arndt, I'm confident in his ability to write a good screenplay. I'm a little more worried about Abrams' direction than Arndt's writing.
     
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  2. krtmd

    krtmd Jedi Knight star 4

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    Oh, THIS THIS THIS.

    I loathe Willie, and she ruins what was otherwise - oh never mind, it would have been a terrible movie anyway.
     
  3. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Have you guys have read the notes from the Lucas, Spielberg, and Kasdan pre-Raiders meeting?
    Holy crap! That is a fascinating read. I fear what we would have gotten if not for Kasdan. Lucas and Spielberg are like 12 year olds.
     
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  4. Jcuk

    Jcuk Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Thank **** he's involved with the ST. Raiders and ESB. Need I say more.
     
  5. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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  6. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Right now I think I want an interview with Michael Arndt way more than I do an official confirmation of the Big 3. I mean we all know that they're coming back but this guy seems to have gone into the Witness Protection Program. When was the last time he was even heard from?
     
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  7. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    Last interview I've seen was from very early 2012 *could have been 2011*. Definitly before he was announced as SW writer
     
  8. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Disney is really keeping him under lock! I mean we've heard from Abrams, Kennedy, Burke, Kasdan and Kinberg but not a peep from him. I really want to listen to what he has to say about his involvement thus far.
     
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  9. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm still convinced that the scene in Toy Story 3 where Big Baby lifts Lotso over his head and throws him down into the dumpster is a reference to the scene in ROTJ when Vader lifts Palpatine over his head and throws him down the shaft. Arndt may not have come up with it himself, and there were SW references in earlier Toy Storys too (at least the father revelation in Toy Story 2), but I still take it as a good sign.
     
  10. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    Yeah. In a way, I'm more interested in reading (or watching) an interview with him than Abrams. As of now, at least.
     
  11. Chewgumma

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

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    Do screenwriters get enough attention to warrant interviews? Normally in cinema it's the director of a film that gets all the attention. This is especially true of big budget blockbusters like Star Wars. Heck even the producers tend to get more creative credit than a film's writer these days. I'd love to see an interview with Arndt, but I really don't think we will for a while to come now that JJ is the public face of the project.
     
  12. kubricklynch

    kubricklynch Jedi Knight star 3

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    I'm pretty sure there are lots of people out there that would want to interview the writer of the new Star Wars film.
     
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  13. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    Very very true. The dude legit knows all of the secrets regarding the sequel trilogy, maybe moreso than Abrams.
     
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  14. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I think we can agree that he Arndt going to write a bad script.
     
  15. aguywithabiggun

    aguywithabiggun Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I was reading about the Lucasarts dismantle and the cancellation of the tv show an an apparent focus on post VI material for a new series. Games and books about post VI to follow. It seems like we have enough info here to pretty much guess this trajectory!:_|
     
  16. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Exactly. I would like five minutes alone with him so I could go all Jack Bauer on his ***! :p[face_devil]
     
  17. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    Haha. I imagine it would be easier to get info from Ardnt than Mr.Secretive JJ Abrams.
     
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  18. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    So I watched Toy Story 3 today *which BTW is one of the most perfect movies ever* and I love how its basic theme kind of fits the new trilogy. IMO the basic theme of Toy Story 3 is letting go of the past in order to embrace the future. That could totally work for the sequel trilogy which *so far* seems to be about the next generation. A story about letting go of our childhood icons in order to begin embracing a newer generation of heroes would fit perfectly for this movie.

    BTW: If you havn't seen Toy Story 3 go watch it now. It is perfection.
     
  19. Jcuk

    Jcuk Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    So now you've indulged yourself in the 'perfection' that is TS3 (again?) are you less pessimistic for EVII? Or has it ramped up your expectations even more?!! Lol
     
  20. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    I'm a pessimistic worrysome girl. I learned from past movies that nothing is guaranteed to be great and nobody is guaranteed to give a good movie *like how the hell did the guy who made Casino Royale make Green Lantern?*. That being said, Arndt and Abrams give me hope but I am always cautiously optomistic *due to my horrible past with hyped up movies*
     
  21. Jcuk

    Jcuk Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    So a kind of standing there arms folded, foot tapping, lets see what you got kind of girl? :)
     
  22. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    Yep. People need to prove to me that they can do a good job. I'm not much of a blind faith kind of girl. Blind faith leads to disappointment and the denial of the true quality of the film
     
  23. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    "Blind faith leads to disappointment"
    "Disappointment leads to denial"
    "Denial leads to suffering"
    :)
     
  24. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    It's beautiful film and it's part (along with LMS of course) of why I'm so excited that Arndt was hired to write Episode VII. I'm already planning on see Oblivion when it comes out and I might check out Catching Fire too. I'm really interested in seeing if there as good.
     
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  25. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    The more you tighten your grip Abrams, the more spoilers will slip through your fingers.
     
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