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Discussion Official Sequel Trilogy / Legends / Expanded Universe discussion thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by YoureNotJonesy, Nov 2, 2012.

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  1. MillionthVoice

    MillionthVoice Jedi Knight star 3

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    It seems people don't realise that it takes much more work to sustain the EU than not to. And what will it gain them? They can sell some more books that don't represent much of an investment to them. Contrary to the films, which do.
     
  2. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    All it would really take is setting it late (adding just a little ageing makeup to the cast if necessary) and not using characters who are supposed to be dead, or planets that are supposed to be destroyed.

    It's more work than "not sustaining the EU" - but it could maximise EU fan goodwill- without necessarily compromising the goodwill of other fans.
     
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  3. MillionthVoice

    MillionthVoice Jedi Knight star 3

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    Yeah but why? EU fans have pretty much maxed out goodwill as it is, considering as they are the ones buying all those books.
    Restart, and you can sell more stuff, to more people.
     
  4. kubricklynch

    kubricklynch Jedi Knight star 3

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    The thing is "not using characters who are supposed to be dead" is much harder than you make it sound when the characters that are supposed to be dead are 2 of Han and Leia's children and Chewbacca. It's not like it's just General Madine or something. Starting the ST off with Han and Leia having two dead children just might be "compromising the goodwill of other fans."
     
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  5. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Maybe Han and Leia will have two undead children?

    "Jacen stop eating the neighbor's cat, and put your arm back on!"
     
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  6. MillionthVoice

    MillionthVoice Jedi Knight star 3

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    The way to keep the EU is by making the film about something else entirely, but if so, why make it? We want a sequel to the OT and we want it on screen. We don't care if there are books, Star Wars is films. And we want to see the important things, not be told. Unless it's a mystery. Mysteries are cool. But if it's already been book series about it, it doesn't really work as a mystery.

    So let go of the EU, it's just not gonna have happened.
     
  7. Artoo-Dion

    Artoo-Dion Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I can't believe we're at page 323 and still going through the "Why can't they just write around the EU?" argument. Seriously?
     
  8. MillionthVoice

    MillionthVoice Jedi Knight star 3

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    I think it's a trickle of new people coming in all the time. That's why it seems more or less circular, the same idea over and over. Maybe we should make an FAQ?
     
  9. The Shrike

    The Shrike Jedi Knight star 1

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    All of the characters in the EU belong to Disney, so there's nothing stopping them from lifting a few of the more interesting ones and transplanting them into the sequels. They have a whole treasure trove of characters they can choose from, and a pretty good idea of which ones are popular. Either way, nothing is set in stone yet, and the cannon going forward is being written as we speak.
     
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  10. Artoo-Dion

    Artoo-Dion Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've got no doubt the EU will be mined for characters and story ideas, which makes a lot more sense than maintaining the current continuity as-is.
     
  11. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    This reminds me, why can't they just write around the EU?
     
  12. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    Because it's restrictive to the filmmaking team's creative process.

    (100 pages later)

    Because it's restrictive to the filmmaking team's creative process.

    (100 pages later)

    Because it's restrictive to the filmmaking team's creative process.
     
  13. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Hey when is Star Episode VII coming out you guys?
     
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  14. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    In the WRONG month!!!

    Now, why can't they write around the EU that I like and piss all over the EU that I hate?
     
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  15. Pro Scoundrel

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

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    Ironically, that's probably what I'll get, since most of my favorite EU is pre-ROTJ. The only exception I can think of is "Shadows Of Mindor" and the "Legacy" comics.
     
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  16. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    It's coming out in December?! This news has upset me so much that I dropped out of college, quit my job, and now live on the streets. Thanks Obama!
     
  17. mattman8907

    mattman8907 Jedi Master star 4

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    Nov 17, 2012
    a little dramatic don't you think?
     
  18. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    What do you mean, "dramatic"? Star Wars tradition is important! :_|
     
  19. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    Look on the bright side, now you can get in line early.
     
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  20. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Yes but how will I ever get enough money for a movie ticket now?! I spent it all on whisky when I learned the news.
     
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  21. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    You have a few years to hang out in front of the theatre and make money through various unique methods, I'm sure you'll be fine.
     
  22. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Yes! I'll just do minstrel shows!
     
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  23. mattman8907

    mattman8907 Jedi Master star 4

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    what's more important to you some silly tradition or a good star wars movie?
     
  24. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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  25. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Pizza of course.
     
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