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Lit Obi-Wan movie is happening

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Jeff_Ferguson, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis

    The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Save for the inevitable "Where did Obi-Wan get his copy of Off the Wall?" so we can have a satisfying answer for the krayt call redub.
     
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  2. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    They've confirmed an RJ trilogy, and set of D&D movies... but still no word on the third spinoff movie that was supposedly a Kenobi movie...
     
  3. Jeff_Ferguson

    Jeff_Ferguson Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Fantha Tracks claims to have a new exclusive report about this film's development based on a "well-placed source" who has seen "documents" stating that pre-production on the Obi-Wan film has begun, with shooting happening next year for a December 2020 release date.

    I had never heard of Fantha Tracks before today. Here's what the "What is Fantha Tracks?" part of their website says:

    "Fantha Tracks brings together a team of experienced Star Wars reporters from around the world with the aim of bringing the latest breaking news, reviews, podcasts via our Fantha Tracks podcast network, collecting news and fan interactions from across the planet. With decades of combined Star Wars reporting experience and thousands of pages posted to a variety of sites, blah blah blah."

    So... yeah. Grain of salt. Fantha Tracks broke the news eight hours ago, and so far it's only been picked up by not-very-reputable wannabe-websites like MovieWeb and Screen Rant. The better entertainment websites are instead reporting on real things, like Brooklyn Nine Nine's cancellation.

    Although if this does turn out to be true, it would make sense for LFL to wait until after Solo to announce it. Especially since Solo looks like it's going to, against all odds, actually make a nice bit of money (quality of movie still TBD though).

    Here's the full text from the "team of experienced Star Wars reporters."


     
  4. nancipants

    nancipants Jedi Knight star 1

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    FWIW - Fantha Tracks was founded by people from Jedi News UK. They're not the types to just make stuff up. (Not saying I believe this rumor, but that it's more likely than if it had been reported elsewhere.)

    Adding fuel to the rumor fire is that Ewan McGregor was a guest at the Solo premiere last night. But so were lots of celebrities, so I don't think that necessarily means anything. (Although Frank Oz DID attend the TLJ premiere, again FWIW.)
     
  5. Jeff_Ferguson

    Jeff_Ferguson Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    A rundown of the history of the rumors of this movie maybe happening was published over at Comic Book Resources yesterday. It's not as comprehensive as it could be and is notably missing the THR news about Stephen Daldry directing that broke last summer and kicked off this thread... if Wookieepedia allowed an article on this film to already exist, it would probably be more comprehensive. Owing to a user named AdamwanKenobi, who's kept detailed accounts of development-hell-projects like Underworld.

    But one interesting tidbit from the CBR article, which doesn't seem to have been brought up in this thread yet:

    I know I'm grasping at straws here. Should I just read JJM's book? Never got around to it.
     
  6. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Does Tatooine have two suns?
     
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  7. Outsourced

    Outsourced Jedi Master star 4

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    Look Barriss, just because you know the deep lore doesn't mean we do. Get this obscure legends trash outtahere.
     
  8. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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    If you're interested in reading a small scale, western-like Star Wars story that focuses on (great) characters, then definitely check it out. It's one of the best explorations of Obi-Wan's character.
     
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  9. sidv88

    sidv88 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Barriss was making a light-hearted joke to say that Kenobi by JJM is a good book. I don't agree with the tone ("trash") being used on a helpful and longtime poster like Barriss here.
     
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  10. Supreme Leader Woke

    Supreme Leader Woke Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Outsourced was joking... Tatooine having two suns was established in this iconic scene of a not-so-obscure 1977 movie. ;)

     
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  11. sidv88

    sidv88 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    We'll have to see, but the impression I got was that he was referring to the topic Barriss responded to ("I know I'm grasping at straws here. Should I just read JJM's book? Never got around to it.") when he was telling Barris to remove "this obscure legends trash" (i.e. the Legends Kenobi novel) and preceding this with "Barriss, just because you know the deep lore"...

    If this is not the case, he's welcome to clear up the misunderstanding.
     
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  12. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    That's how I got it too, AND I'm notoriously bad at getting jokes.
     
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  13. sidv88

    sidv88 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Oh OK, maybe I'm just not good at jokes. :( If I got it wrong then I'm sorry.

    Well, back on topic. Obviously no one will call Kenobi "Obi-Wan" since he didn't go by that name since before Luke was born (iffy going by ROTS).
     
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  14. Outsourced

    Outsourced Jedi Master star 4

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    It was a joke.

    That's why I quoted the "Twin Suns" bit.
     
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  15. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    Kenobi: A Star Wars Story

    or

    Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Star Wars Story

    or

    Old Ben Kenobi: A Star Wars Story

    or

    Ben Kenobi: A Star Wars Story

    I'm think just "Kenobi: A Star Wars Story" is the best.
     
  16. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Jedi Knight star 4

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    Apologies if this discussion has happened but I saw this tweet and it made me wonder the same



    So basically lets say they do a Obi-Wan film between Ep 3 and 4 (Heck even next day after 3) and Ewan didn't want to do it, would they recast, should they recast or does it not matter and we have no power over the decision makers that be.
     
  17. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Noooooo I have created drama among good people. I am ashamed. I shall amend this with an entirely unambiguous correction that even a hillbilly moisture farmer would understand.:
    Does a duck quack?

    I think it depends on the actor in question. Ewan is such a well-loved actor that they'd be drawing in people who aren't even Star Wars fans to see it. And it would be really hard for most people to imitate his special snarky attitude without coming off like forced mimicry. Ewan could convince you he was Alec Guinness's Kenobi while making the character... weirdly... if memorably... his own.

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Outsourced

    Outsourced Jedi Master star 4

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    What do I look like, a duck biologist!?
     
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  19. starfish

    starfish Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    ducks fly together :p
     
  20. Outsourced

    Outsourced Jedi Master star 4

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    Obi-Wan Ben Larry Steve Kenobi: A Star Wars Story

    20 GBP for anyone who gets that reference.
     
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  21. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    What's a duck?
     
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  22. Darth_Duck

    Darth_Duck Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Sometimes. Sometimes, and this is crazy, they sing "Call Me Maybe" loudly in the shower.

    Sent from my SM-G386W using Tapatalk
     
  23. Dr. Steve Brule

    Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I don't necessarily think that a role has to be tied to an actor forever. But recasting a role when an actor is still available and age-appropriate... definitely a no-no.

    For example, recasting younger versions of Han and Lando are fine for obvious reasons. Recasting Obi-Wan for a post-ROTS movie, especially when Ewan MacGregor is so enthusiastic about the role... no.

    With something like recasting Leia for IX... in general I think I'm fine with recasting dead actors as a broad concept, I had no problem with Tarkin for instance, but in the specific case of Leia in IX, there's just no way she should be recast.
     
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  24. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm mainly in favour of recasting Leia because I worry they'll otherwise say the character died offscreen. That would be crap.

    If she's alive and simply elsewhere (maybe with her own story going on concurrently in novels/comics) then, phew, crisis averted.
     
  25. Jeff_Ferguson

    Jeff_Ferguson Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Yeah, definitely depends on the actor and the character. Taking the MCU for example, recasting Rhodey between Iron Man and Iron Man 2 wasn't a big deal for a couple of reasons --- one, he was a sidekick who didn't do all that much in the first movie and only memorably became War Machine after being recast for the sequel; two, Terrence Howard wasn't that big of a name in 2010 whereas Don Cheadle was, so many people saw it as an upgrade anyway. If they had had to recast Tony just one film and two years after the first movie, though, it would have been a different story.

    (Recasting Bruce Banner was made smoother by the four years that elapsed between The Incredible Hulk and The Avengers, Mark Ruffalo knocking it out of the park and winning all of our hearts, and many fans assigning a weird pseudo-canon status to The Incredible Hulk because it was a co-production with Universal.)

    Similarly... Obi-Wan didn't really do all that much in The Phantom Menace, and if he had had to be re-cast for Episode II, it would have been a little messy but ultimately not all that big of a deal. The character had a completely new look, anyway, so casting an older, shaggy-haired and bearded Brit wouldn't have been as jarring as you might think. Having a new Anakin alongside him would have helped, too.

    But re-casting Obi-Wan now? Not a chance. Ewan made the role his own over three movies. It would be like re-casting Thor or Iron Man. Or bringing in someone other than Harrison to do Han in The Force Awakens. It would be a hurdle that the movie would have way too much difficulty overcoming, and it could very well doom the picture from Day 1. SW fans are stubborn.
     
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