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Official Info Rian Johnson to create a new Star Wars Trilogy

Discussion in 'Star Wars: New Films - No Spoilers Allowed' started by Kook, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Force Ghost star 9

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    It also exciting becuase it is supposed to be all original
     
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  2. Taylore

    Taylore Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I couldn't agree more about hiring writers to write. I wish that they'd commission a bunch of SF/fantasy authors to pitch stories for a new trilogy. Maybe Rian Johnson is that guy, a story idea guy. I am not a fan of TLJ and based on it I wouldn't re-hire the guy, but I'll concede that Johnson is probably better suited to developing something new than he was to jumping into this trilogy. What will he come up with when he isn't working with well-worn, preexisting things? I don't feel as though I have a good sense of that.

    For what it's worth, I think that JJ Abrams is a better director than Rian Johnson. Take Johnson's ideas and Abrams' sense of putting things onscreen, and throw a good dialogue writer like Kasdan in between them, and that's probably the best case-scenario for Star Wars. Handing the reins over to just Johnson strikes me as uncomfortably close to George Lucas taking it all on himself.
     
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  3. {Quantum/MIDI}

    {Quantum/MIDI} Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    No. Rian's sense of dialogue is conventional and slightly more juvenile than what was processed before. In fact, didn't he himself admit to make it more like Monty Python? He hasn't really done anything so special before that makes the ST have a unique style to it like the OT or PT.

    Lucas provided a formality in stylized dialogue in the format of 1930's-1960's, yet not without a sens of authenticity with lovely expressions in poetic romanticism. It was lavished with many bits of maturity but innocence was there nonetheless.

    His "ideas' were more or less re-used from his previous movies without that many changes actually.

    Overall, I like his films. A tad pretentious however...
     
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  4. CowMoo

    CowMoo Jedi Master star 3

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    Aug 12, 2001
    I agree with the both of you, although I personally only seen the film once. I think the official information is that this new trilogy will be a divergence from the "main" Star Wars canon in that it won't take place where Episode 9 leaves off. If "The Last Jedi" is any indication, I think there will be a divergence not just in terms of plot, but probably in themes, and tone. I anticipate that further aspects of the Star Wars lore considered "sacred" would probably be turned on its head in the new trilogy.

    I personally don't have much concerns with Rian Johnson as both director and writer. The combination seemed to work fine for Alex Garland, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, though, of course, it could equally work well if the directorial and writing duties were split.
     
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  5. DARTH_BELO

    DARTH_BELO Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I don't consider TLJ even close to my favorite SW film. But athough I do have issues with it, the positives outweigh the negatives for me.

    That said, although I rank it low in terms of the overall saga, I do agree that as a film alone in its own right it was a well done and top notch production. Because of this I also am excited to see what he brings us in (presumably) a few years!