Discussion in 'Live Action, Clone Wars & Classics' started by fanboyskywalker, Jun 26, 2008.
I'm guessing Fall 2015 will be the launch date. I just hope they keep us entertained until then.
Er... at this point you should be lucky if it even went into production at all. It's on hold, and as long as they're not going to be able to produce this show for considerably less than what they projected, it's just not going to happen.
There's a new interview on the TFN main page. The project is still quite intriguing, but I'm a little concerned about the idea of an "anthology" format. I'm hoping McCallum meant new story arcs only every season or so, but I'm concerned about the chance that we'll get a more episodic format like TCW.
Also, on the subject of the EU, I'm cautiously optimistic. On one hand, LFL has a habit of tearing continuity to shreds. On the other, the show sounds like it will be set mostly on Coruscant, which means planets, history, etc. have a smaller chance of being affected. As long as EU characters are kept true to their backstories and personalities, I'll happily accept their inclusion in the series.
It's still a long ways off. Rick was asked 3-4 years and he said "longer out than that".
Rick, are you waiting until TV doesn't even exist?
I really hope not!
TV, I suspect will always exist. Movie theaters, I give about 20 years more of so, but TV will be around a LONG time. technology certainly is moving in the direction of giving us less and less of a reason to go outdoors. In fact, under the right conditions the tech already exists to make you not need to EVER leave your house. it's actually kinda scary.
But in any case, back on topic, it's nice to know that the idea of the show is still floating around the office, as it were, and I have patience enough to wait for it. Before I was worried about them getting the stories together, but with the whole problem being a budgetary one, that sort of thing is more easily surmountable, even if it takes time.
These development things don't sound good to me. If you let a series languish too long, interest gets lost and the creators might wanna work on something else.
The latest from Rick seems to suggest that Lucas isn't even fully into the project yet, and they're looking at some insane budget for each episode, rather than going the BSG/Firefly/etc. route and having less lavish a production.
I don't even know why we're discussing the series at this point, they've had NOTHING new to tell in the last 5 years.
Well, you know why. It's not happened before, from what we've heard it could be good, and it sure can't be as bad as some of the other SW products (Clone Wars, in particular) that have been put out recently. And we're optimists.
Plus, the fans crave new live-action content. It remains the one project I'd like to see that gets the light of the day, and that's even including an actual third installment in the KotOR series, not a bloody MMO game.
But no matter...if it ain't happening in even the next 3-4 years, then we may as well give up hope altogether.
Just like people kept asking for Episodes VII-IX, right?
Personally I think theyre being too ambitious with the production. Theyre trying to make this series upstage the movies in terms of set pieces and effects, and personally I think that would be odd for the series to do that, since it isnt even involving the irconic characters from the movies. Fans would be satisfied if it had the same quality as the Star Trek series. But people arent going to want to wait that long.
I was just about to comment that I have begun to doubt very much that this show will ever happen, but it looks like others have had that thought.
Join the club alot of people have been thinking that for years and now with GL retiring who knows if we will ever get it
what we do know is that we are going to get more animation. In the form of Seth Green stuff.
Lucas is retiring from blockbuster movies. This show is not a part of that equation. Plus the ground work is already laid out. He was never announced as a director, McCallum will produce so he can go about his business even if this goes into production.
Yeah. Lucas isn't retiring as in leaving for good, but he's retiring from creating blockbuster filmmaking.
Lucas said something similiar to this back in 05.
"According to the new, untested AICN source, Underworld will involve ?a group of bandits acquiring the capability of time travel, and using it to travel back in time to stop Darth Vader from ever existing.?"
I'm a friend of Sara Conner.
I wouldn't be surprised if it's one of those recurring retirements like KISS' final tour, the Rolling Stones' final tour, Black Sabbath's final tour, etc. Bands have been doing "final" tours repeatedly since the 80's. I wouldn't be surprised if the same happens with GL's retirement(s).
Sports figures, too... Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan... lots of boxers, really. And Stephen King... he retired like thirty novels ago.
Come to think of it, I remember before Ep. I came out he said he was only going to direct that one to set the tone for the prequels and other people would direct the other two, and obviously that didn't happen.
So counting GG's example this is at least the third "retirement." Let's hear "War Pigs"!!! Woooooo!!!
I heard the show's gonna be called Star Wars: Underworld
I also heard that there will be podracing in this show and Vader and Sidious will only be mentioned but not appear in the show and also i heard that this show will go into more details about The Great Jedi Purge
After Ian McDiarmid's interview at C6, I'm not so sure that "Sidious will only be mentioned" bit still holds.