Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII - Spoilers Allowed' started by YoureNotJonesy, Nov 2, 2012.
They could do the Jar Jar, green bunny and Howard the duck mash-up people have been clamoring for.
Oh dear. The film is based on real history: http://www2.gsu.edu/~eslmlm/chiefjoseph.html A part of US history certainly worth knowing.
Well, I'm British, so that's my excuse.
didn't marvel originally release star wars comics back in the late 70s to early 90s?
Close, they had 2 issues out before the release of Ep IV in 1977 and ended their run with issue 107 in 1986.
I have every wretched issue in storage, but when recollecting the series, the initial memory that always jumps out to me is the galactic casino wheel. Followed by Bucky O'Hare.
you do realize if they are still in a good condition they are worth a little bit of money?
I am aware. I have many, many valuable comic books. Mostly from the Golden Age and Marvel's Silver Age.
Leland Chee @HolocronKeeper13h@pauldunahoo @rwknopp Star Wars Canon is now determined by the Lucasfilm Story Group which @infinata and I are both a part of.
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Leland Chee @HolocronKeeper11h@A_Targaryen Story Group has a hand in all facets of Star Wars storytelling, including movies, TV, games, and publishing.
That is, potentially, a rather cool development.
A very little bit of money. For some reason, the old Marvel Star Wars comics just aren't that big of a deal. You can get a great condition #1 for around $100. By contrast, a Luke Skywalker carded action figure in good condition can easily run $2,000.
Thank god Leland is involved. You know he's about to safe just about as much canon as he can.
Leland may be part of the group, but he has little actual power.
I think I see what you did there, unless you didn't mean it.
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Yea you should probably back that up with proof.
JJ is the director, KK is the manager, Lawrence Kasdan is a legend.
Leland Chee is cataloging EU content. He is just a sort of bookkeeper.
So what does that mean? He's the one dude in charge of continuity. JJ is in charge of a number of movies between 1-3, that does not make him in charge of the EU as a whole. KK looks like someone who would defer to the expertise of Leland. Kasdan is a consultant.
Do you mind if I ask how old you are, darthjulian?
Please say you meant Lucas....
In case you weren't, Leland has as much power as Steve Sansweet...
While I agree that clearly there are more powerful members in the story group (if push came the shove that is, though all signs point to a great team working well with each other atm beyond maybe Ardnt who's now left so that's a moot point now... though this is like arguing the importance/power of Jedi Council members in the prequals since at the end of the day they mostly all agree with each and work well together though clearly there was a big 3 in the movies with The Clone Wars expanding upon a few others after that) the presence of Lehand Chee does suggest that he has a role in adapting EU content into all upcoming stories into eps 7-9, to Rebels, Star Wars comics by Marvel, and beyond to atleast some degree.
After all they're admittedly planning at least a decades worth of stories right now, so they EU serves two purposes to them at the very least:
1) quick places to borrow fully developed ideas, characters, races, starships, general past of the republic/empire, sects, other tech, etc... not to mention a great way to appease [many] harder core fans2) a great place to study what was well recieved by fans and how attempts to reach other target markets worked (for example what can be done to make Star Wars more appealing to women, how did the EU do it well and where did it fail).
The question though is how much EU will make it into each new content and when his job will transition from fitting in old EU to making sure the new stories all work in unison (and if conflict pops up by accident then fix it later) since eventually they will have fit in as much as the story group felt was right and need to move on. Maybe this has already happened, maybe it will once Marvel and the future novels get a chance to play with the plot next year, or once the spin off films are all written... who's to say and we'll know soon enough in a few years
At the very least his presence implies the EU is being looked at for some reason and Disney's CEO did say the characters, planets, and timeline where being looked at for 'inspiration' for their writers. So I feel at the very least we will get something like The Clone Wars where many EU characters appeared for a bit kinda close to what they where but some eventually evolved into very different characters such as Offee becoming a terrorist from the peaceful Jedi she was in the EU... I suppose the future is always in motion.
I agree with all you said. But he is still not in a position to "save canon" or anything like that.
If they wanted to get rid of the current EU they wouldn't even need a story group, much less Leland. All they would have to say is, poof, it's gone. Just by the fact that they are retaining him indicates that he has an amount of power in the project.
I think Leland's presence has more to do with keeping the continuity consistent moving forward, building on the base of canon which is the movies and TCW. I doubt much of the story material from the established EU will make it into the new continuity, though the holocron would provide a resource for any characters, planets, tech, etc. that they may want to plug into whatever stories they're telling.
What little EU makes it through, may do so at least partly thanks to having been taken up in TCW.
The Black Sun criminal organisation was invented by the EU- and TCW Season 5 used it. Thus- it has migrated from C-Canon to T-Canon, preserving it.