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Lit Redundant, Counter-Productive Speculation Time Is Over: "The Star Wars" Announced

Discussion in 'Literature' started by CooperTFN, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    So, this Sequel Trilogy thing, right? It totally should ignore everything before it. Like, totally. Nothing before ever happened. Not even Han and Leia getting together. I mean, that's too cliche, right? They should go back and completely blow our minds by having Leia marry some prince or something, as she's a princess, and princesses marry princes, like in all the other Disney movies. And Han? He should get grumpy and end up being the antagonist or something.

    That's what they should do. None of this EU poodoo.

    You hear me Disney?
     
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  2. cdgodin

    cdgodin Jedi Master star 4

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    The announcement is coming this week. (Source: http://boards.darkhorse.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=19916)
     
  3. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Oh crap, they're gonna cancel Invasion again.

    HARDER.
     
  4. MistrX

    MistrX Jedi Master star 4

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    Just because you said that, they're cancelling Dark Times. Good job.
     
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  5. Valin__Kenobi

    Valin__Kenobi Author: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Praji star 4 VIP

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    OH HAI

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  6. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    Exactly.

    Now that Leia is officially a Disney Princess, she needs to dump Han and marry Prince Isolder in EU 2.0.

    Nothing else makes sense. You don't want to be the only princess without a prince at the ball.
     
  7. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    So this should be announced soon then, right.
     
  8. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Soon, my pretties.
     
  9. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'd be hugely surprised if that happened. Tony Stark is a major draw of the MCU, but he's not larger than the MCU, and they've already set precedent with Banner and Rhodes. When RDJ wants to move on they'll recast him, have the new Iron Man appear in the latest Avengers flick to establish him, then give him his own Iron Man movie after that.

    The relevant quote from Freige/Marvel being: "I hope Downey makes a lot of movies for us as Stark. If and when he doesn't, and I'm still here making these movies, we don't take him to Afghanistan and have him wounded again. I think we James Bond it."

    While I don't expect their continuity to remain super tight forever (no more than it does in the comic books), the shared universe is really important to them. Reboots are a long way away. It took James Bond forty years.
     
  10. Lugija

    Lugija Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Why are you still talking? We got KOTOR Omnibus. Or are you waiting for The Lost Legs: Darth Maul?
     
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  11. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    Ulicus: Oh, I'm not saying I'd expect them to retell the story of how he became Iron Man again, no, that's why I said "all but" a reboot.

    But I don't expect them to continue to be bothered about adhering to every tiny little detail the way something like the EU has done. When RDJ stops playing him, it'll give them the excuse to throw out some of the things they dislike and redesign it enough so that if, say, the new director just hates Pepper Potts, and doesn't care for the way RDJ's Iron Man interacts with her, then a future director would just shrug his shoulders and write her out as easily as Megan Fox was replaced for Transformers 3.
     
  12. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That's not remotely like the Amazing Spider-Man situation you initally described, however. :p
     
  13. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    Well, I haven't watched the Amazing Spider-Man, so aside from using it as an example for how fast companies are to reboot nowadays, I admit I'm not clued in on the specifics of how exactly it rebooted things.
     
  14. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I think the only thing that will get wavy is the character ages- RDJ will probably move on when he feels he's too old for the role and so, in the next movie, we'll have a slightly younger looking Stark to carry things forward and they'll just handwave the timescale of events ostensibly taking place in 2025 with a Stark just as old as he was in 2008 despite still having been born in the mid 60's.


    ASM was a complete reboot- a new version of the origin, new tone, a new dynamic with Peter's family (and how they tie to Osborn and his origin), him back in high school with Gwen as the love interest and no MJ.

    The only carry over from the Raimi films was the Lizard being the villain of the movie (as he was scheduled to be at some point for when Raimi was developing Spider-Man 4) but that was just a developmental thread, not an actual follow-up on the plotlines of the first trilogy.

    Interestingly enough, given the new tone, ASM was almost crossed over with Avengers (Marvel wanted to put the Oscorp Tower from ASM in the NYC cityscape for Avengers, but they were too late in post-production to implement it), despite the different ownerships.
     
  15. Lazy Storm Trooper

    Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Master star 4

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    They got to keep RDJ at least till the Avengers/Guardians of the Galaxy cross-over...
     
  16. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I would think RDJ is on board until at least Avengers 3, with likely an Iron Man 4 in Phase 3 (or, at the very least, the kick off film for Phase 4).
     
  17. DarthMane2

    DarthMane2 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I think Avengers 2 will be his last appearance as Iron Man.
     
  18. cdgodin

    cdgodin Jedi Master star 4

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    I remember RDJ stating that he signed on for 3 IM movies & 3 Avengers movies, but I could be mistaken.
     
  19. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Your theoretical director is an idiot.
     
  20. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    He's not signed for anything now, I think- IM3 is his last contracted appearance. However, Marvel will undoubtedly deliver several dump trucks of money to his house to get him to sign on for 3 more (my guess being IM4 & 2 Avenger movies), plus maybe a cameo or two in other flicks.
     
  21. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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  22. cdgodin

    cdgodin Jedi Master star 4

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  23. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    I'm totally getting banned for that.
     
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  24. Lugija

    Lugija Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  25. DarkEagle

    DarkEagle SWC Muggles Draft Commissioner star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    You (Coop) got me :p