Speculation Middle trilogy, lost opportunity?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by DarthBlanco, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. darklordoftech Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Sep 30, 2012
    star 6
    They could always make a movie about the birth of the Rebellion.
  2. EHT New Films Manager

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Sep 13, 2007
    star 6
    They did; it's called ROTS (especially if you include the deleted scenes). :p

    Also, geckos and chameleons are not the same thing... haha.
  3. darklordoftech Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Sep 30, 2012
    star 6
    Based on that logic, AOTC is about Anakin becoming Vader.
  4. EHT New Films Manager

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Sep 13, 2007
    star 6
    Well, AOTC does show us steps along the way to his Vaderhood. But no, it's not as explicit as the scenes (mostly deleted, as I said) of early Rebellion-forming as in ROTS. It's not the primary focus of the movie, but it's there.
  5. Darth_Pevra Chosen One

    Member Since:
    May 21, 2008
    star 5
    Here's my pitch:

    One of the Jedi who escaped Order 66 went dark side crazy. He allied himself with Dark Sun types or pirates or whatever. Now he wants revenge on Vader and Palps no matter what. He plans to blow up Coruscant which of course would kill billions in the process. There is only one man capable of stopping him: Darth Vader. Vader will stop at nothing to protect the security of the imperial capital. But can he overcome the self doubts he has because of his new cybernetics and his defeat on Mustafar?

    To all the naysayers regarding Vader: Dark Horse puts Vader in the role of protagonist all the time and it works well. Stories like Lost Command have shown that he is more than just a scary mask and brutish demeanor. Hidden behind all that is a twisted yet complex psyche.
    Last edited by Darth_Pevra, Mar 29, 2013
  6. DARTH_BELO Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 25, 2003
    star 4
    What about a spinoff movie about Darth Vader: taking place between ROTS and ANH...and it could focus on the internal struggle of Darth Vader as he gets used to using the Darkside and getting used to his new mechanical suit, and his frustration about losing Padme And hunting down the Jedi etc...? That could be interesting...

    I would watch it anyway!
    Poor Greedo and darklordoftech like this.
  7. P.Sam Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 31, 2011
    star 1
    The period between ROTS and ANH is for the Live Action series. That's why there is basically very little EU in this gap. George Lucas forbidden it. I see no reason why Disney shouldn't make use of this project in the coming years. Apparently the scripts of season 1 are already written. The main reason why this project has stalled is for financial reasons. It was too expensive for Lucasfilm under Lucas. Now that it is under Disney's corporate umbrella I think it will not be much of an issue. I've read somewhere that negotiations between Lucasfilm and ABC have taken place. It make sens since ABC is owned by Disney. Come to that it would be awesome if the guys of LOST with Abrams were in charge. Otherwise I can see the Scott's brothers (Tony Scott and Ridley Scott) there in charge as they can do great Sci-Fi production so why not a try with SW.
    Last edited by P.Sam, Mar 29, 2013
  8. Darth_Pevra Chosen One

    Member Since:
    May 21, 2008
    star 5
    Not sure the live action series is all it was advertised to be. Who would even watch Sopranos in space? Mob series are interesting because we know the Mafia really exists. SW and Sopranos has different target groups.

    Additionally, the series is supposedly about "non-known" characters which isn't very interesting for anyone who expects Jedi or Darth Vader.
  9. darklordoftech Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Sep 30, 2012
    star 6
    I was actually thinking that Mothma or one of the Organas could be the protagonist, but your idea is interesting too.
    "Non-known" characters can be affected by "known" characters and would reflect the will of the people of the galaxy.
    Last edited by darklordoftech, Mar 29, 2013
    DarthBoba likes this.
  10. Darth Claire Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Dec 21, 2012
    star 4
    I think the missed opportunity trilogy was between episode 6 and 7. Darn...and to think we could have had the sequel trilogy years ago with the OT actors still being all prettyful if they had made them earlier. Darn but what can ya do.
  11. DARTH_BELO Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 25, 2003
    star 4
    Well if they're reserving the period between revenge of the Sith and a new hope for something different or special, then they better get down to it! Since the EU has been first created, we've heard hardly anything about that time.

    What are we still waiting for!? Let's go!!
    darklordoftech likes this.
  12. darklordoftech Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Sep 30, 2012
    star 6
    I get the impression that the Lucas way of thinking was "movies for the saga, tv for everything else" while the Disney way of thinking is "movies for everything".
  13. bstnsx704 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 11, 2013
    star 3
    Give Disney a few years to get the hang of the material they have. With the success of The Avengers Disney is planning on expanding the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the TV series S.H.I.E.L.D. this fall.
    darklordoftech likes this.
  14. Darth_Pevra Chosen One

    Member Since:
    May 21, 2008
    star 5
    That's interesting. What kind of story are you thinking about? A typical "stop the empire" plot from the rebels point of view?
    Last edited by Darth_Pevra, Mar 29, 2013
  15. darklordoftech Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Sep 30, 2012
    star 6
    I'm not sure what kind of story. Perhaps the realization that the Empire needs to be stopped?
    Last edited by darklordoftech, Mar 29, 2013
  16. LunarMoth Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 27, 2012
    star 4
    Some of the stuff that happens between 3 and 4 would be cool to see, but its not really part of the story being told in the movies. That being said, I wouldnt call it a missed opportunity.
  17. DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Jun 8, 2002
    star 4
    For a second there I thought you meant middle trilogy as in taking place between Episode VI and VII.

    But yeah, I wouldn't mind seeing a ROTS continuation storyline.
  18. Sum-Wan Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 16, 2013
    star 3
    Tony Scott is dead, he committed suicide about a year ago...
  19. gregvader123 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 16, 2012
    star 2
    A lot of people, I would think.

    The original Alien was pitched to the studios as "Jaws in space" and a lot of people watched that.

    Anything popular can be recycled into a space setting and it will make dollars, just look at Leprechaun in Space. Okay, bad example, but you get my point
    Rawne likes this.
  20. Rawne Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jan 2, 2008
    star 2
    'Middle' Trilogy? Nah. It'd fail. The audience would know, even more so than with the Prequels, how it ends. The Jedi would have to die and Vader has to end up chasing down the Death Star plans. First film would be a commercial mega hit but the other two would be the biggest case of "same s*** different day" in film history. We've already seen Anakin's fall from grace, we don't need three movies of Vader brooding over Padme's death and hunting down 'Jedi of the Week'.

    But I definitely think a Dark Times Vader spin-off will be coming our way at some point.
    Darth_Pevra likes this.
  21. HankSolo Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 3, 2012
    star 2
    I actually think it would be more like 'Dallas in space', but I think even more people would watch it in that case.
  22. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 18, 2012
    star 4
    What I want for the Dark Times era.

    -Underground TV Series
    -Kenobi Movie
    -Darth Vader
    -Dark Times Animated Series
    -More Comics Series
    -A nice novels series
    darklordoftech likes this.
  23. Darkslayer Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 26, 2013
    star 4
    Personally I enjoyed the sylized CGI - I didn't actually feel like I was watching a cartoon.
  24. P.Sam Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 31, 2011
    star 1
    That's because there is no Jedi at that time. Anyone who expected to see Vader at that time should read or play The Force Unleashed even though the story of starkiller isn't very good.


    @Sum-Wan Gosh I didn't know that!
    Last edited by P.Sam, Apr 2, 2013
  25. Darth_Pevra Chosen One

    Member Since:
    May 21, 2008
    star 5
    I disagree. Some probably escaped Order 66 and were hunted down during Dark Times by Vader.
    Last edited by Darth_Pevra, Apr 2, 2013