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Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by STARBOB, Apr 11, 2014.

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  1. STARBOB

    STARBOB Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    With the recent rumors of tatooine being in episode 7 I think this would be a perfect way to open
    the new movie. After the opening crawl we pan down to see a ship flying down towards tatooine which would mirror episode 4.Then the next shot would be the ship parked next to the ruins of the old lars homestead. After we would see Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, C3PO, & R2D2 next to the head stone of Anakin skywalker(would have to assume Luke buried his father's ashes next to his mother on tatooine)
    laying some kind of tribute to him next to his grave.
     
  2. DarthWilliams

    DarthWilliams Jedi Master star 4

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    I assume by "his mother" you mean Shmi, since Padme was buried on Naboo, right (sorry, just want to make sure who the "his" is referring to)? In some books the Larses move Shmi's grave to prevent Luke from asking questions as he gets older, so this would all boil down to how much Luke actually knows about his grandmother/where she's buried. Good thread on this here.

    That being said, why would Luke wait ~30 years to bury his father's ashes? And why would he bury ashes in the first place?

    EDIT: Sorry, I misread your post. You're saying he's been buried there for a while and now they're back making a tribute? That could potentially work. Although I think Luke is going to need to have a really good reason to return to Tatooine and having Anakin already buried there would mean he's now returned twice.
     
  3. STARBOB

    STARBOB Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    He wasn't burying his ashes 30 years later . He and his family would be visiting the grave every year to pay tribute to him for saving him. Like the president laying a wreath
    at the unknown soldier's grave every year.
     
  4. DarthWilliams

    DarthWilliams Jedi Master star 4

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    Yep, sorry, I misread your original post. I don't think an annual wreath-laying fits into a post-ROTJ storyline because that would mean Luke either a) returns to live on Tatooine; or b) returns every year just to lay a wreath. I don't think either of those are likely.

    If Luke is going to bury his father's ashes somewhere, I'd much rather see it be the culmination of Luke diving deep into his father's past, finding out about Padme, visiting Naboo, burying him next to her.
     
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  5. STARBOB

    STARBOB Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I just can't see any other reason to include Tatooine in episode 7 other than that.
     
  6. DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR

    DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm guessing Luke returned home to be away from all the politics and hoopla concerning the re-establishment of the Republic.

    Who knows, but maybe Tatooine will be his training ground for new Jedi.

    That, or maybe Rotta is out for revenge and has captured one of the trainees to lure in Luke Skywalker.
     
  7. plaidphoenix

    plaidphoenix Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    There's Han's prophecy in ROTJ where he says to Luke,

    If Luke dies in Episode VII, I can see him being killed by the villain on Tatooine at the end of the movie.
     
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  8. fishtailsam

    fishtailsam Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Does Luke also visit the grave of Granpa Clieg's leg?
     
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  9. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 Porg of New Films & Fan Films star 5 Staff Member Manager

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  10. fishtailsam

    fishtailsam Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  11. DarthWilliams

    DarthWilliams Jedi Master star 4

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    the pink. the green. the comic sans. [face_plain]
     
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  12. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 Porg of New Films & Fan Films star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    I based the design on a "real" psychic's business card that I found on the side of the road a few years back! :D
     
  13. fishtailsam

    fishtailsam Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Ford looks like Derek Zoolander in that shot.
     
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  14. T-R-

    T-R- Chosen One star 5

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    When Luke was strolling into the celebration in the Ewok Village 2000TM he didn't look like he was sporting ashes with him. Most likely his ashes became dust in the wind on Endor.

    I think it would be cool if Luke set up shop in Jabba's Palace
     
  15. fishtailsam

    fishtailsam Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'm trying to imagine the opening shot and can't, I think the SW logo will have me in tears.

    after the crawl I might be hyperventilating

    I may just pass out before the camera pans away from space.
     
  16. Gallandro

    Gallandro Force Ghost star 4

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    fishtailsam Just keep a portable defribrillator nearby... just in case.


    Yancy
     
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  17. JediGirl_Angelina

    JediGirl_Angelina Jedi Master star 3

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    Oh, me eyes! :D

    Actually, I hope the opening will be something funny and exciting, bringing back the feeling of the OT.

    Silent steps in a tight jungle/woods, some young jedi (the new trio with possible supporting characters or droids) approach the den of a group of space pirates holding the children of a prominent Republic senator as hostage, waiting for the ransom to arrive. The new heroes sneak into their facilities, looking for the kidnapped children, and they eventually find them but get surprised by the pirates. Outnumbered and surrounded by pirates equipped with all sorts of kinky weapons, suddenly a ship dives into the screen letting down a rope/ladder to which the heroes grab on to and get pulled up in the air. The ship, trying to get out of the endless jungle, navigates rapidly between huge trees, rocks, with the young jedi screaming for their lives in horror. Cut to the pilot cabin, handsomly aged jedi master Luke Skywalker grins and calmly tells them via the comlink: "Relax, kids, we're on our way home."

    *some glorious music a la Master Williams follows*

    [face_blush]
     
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  18. Palpatine2016

    Palpatine2016 Jedi Master star 4

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    It would be really interesting to have Tattooine at the climax of the movie for a change. (Not counting III)
     
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  19. DarthWilliams

    DarthWilliams Jedi Master star 4

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    Or to have a prolonged lightsaber battle (not the brief QGJ-Maul bit in TPM) take place against the stark backdrop of a desert.
     
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  20. Palpatine2016

    Palpatine2016 Jedi Master star 4

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    Something like this would be awesome.

     
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  21. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    No idea what they'll do to start the movie.
     
  22. purplerain

    purplerain Jedi Knight star 4

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    Marka Ragnos is awakened by Palpatine's death.
     
  23. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The final paragraph of the opening crawl:

    Jedi Master Luke Skywalker returns to his home planet of Tatooine to visit TOSCHE STATION and finally pick up some power converters....
     
  24. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd The Man / Also Known as Bazinga'd star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Immediately thereafter, Bazinga'd is heard laughing uncontrollably. :p
     
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  25. Scummy_and_Villainous

    Scummy_and_Villainous Jedi Knight star 3

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