**RUMOR** The Force Unleashed gaing steam as the next Star Wars movie.....

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  1. jedibri Jedi Master

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    First off let me say sorry if this is the wrong spot to post this! Please move if that is the case.

    Now, then I was talking to a friend at Church and he said that Lucas is thinking about The Force unleashed as his next Star Wars project so I did a little diggin and it seems there may be something there:


    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/2008/09/will-force-unle.html


    I'll keep digging and get this story more backbone.
  2. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    Sorry, but there's nothing "there": it's just unsupported speculation and wishful thinking on the part of Haden Blackman and a random person.
  3. ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio

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    I still don't understand this fascination with the time period between Ep 3 and 4.

    We know the jedi are going to die

    We know Vader is going to help the emperor do it.

    We know Leia is successfully raised as a child into young adulthood, as is Luke.

    It's a dramatic dead-end

    There would be almost zero suspense if it were jedi because we'd know sooner or later, they would die.

    The only reason the prequels pulled it off(arguably) is because of *who* those jedi were, Anakin, Kenobi, Yoda.

    But any run of the mill jedi? Who cares? We already know their fate.

  4. darthytse Jedi Master

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    Yeah, this sorta reminds me of a conversation I overheard back in '99 at a video store. A teenager was talking to the clerk about Episode I (after it had come out in theaters). Being a "Star Wars" fan, I couldn't help but listen in.

    The clerk said, "But it's a bummer that Darth Maul was killed. He was a cool villain!" The teenager said, "Oh yeah? My friend knows a guy at Lucasfilm, and he says they're going to resuscitate Maul's top half and put him on a hovering board for Episode II!"

    I almost cracked up out loud at the silliness of the notion, and I knew back then that there was no way THAT was going to happen in Episode II!

    Anyways, no offense to the OP, but I really don't see Lucas going this route for another Star Wars movie--at least not a live-action one. MAYBE an animated direct-to-DVD release, because it is a cool story. But nah, I don't see this being "the next Star Wars [live-action] movie."
  5. Palp_Faction Force Ghost

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    I'd love to see the period between III and IV covered in more depth. Not so much the Jedi, but seeing how the rebel alliance came about and how Vader discarded every last shred of Anakin would be great to see. I've read rumours that TFU could become an animated feature. It would get my vote.
  6. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    And on that day a famous thread was born.

    Brings a tear to me eye, it does...:_|
  7. timmoishere Force Ghost

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    It would have been even awesomer if Maul's legs ran around kicking people.
  8. DARTH_BELO Force Ghost

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    It's an interesting idea, but it doesn't really say anything about there possibly being a movie, as far as I read. Mostly just that one person's insight that it would work well as a possibility.

    I would be interested in seeing that, but only really if it's live action. Now THAT would be magnificent! Regardless of what we know about the Jedi's fate. I'm not really too partial to the fully animated stuff, and definately not if it's like the Clone Wars movie that came out. Just my personal preference...
  9. Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus

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    I agree with the post above. It's just wishful thinking, unfortunately.
  10. ILuvJarJar Force Ghost

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    My point exactly!
  11. zeekveerko Jedi Grand Master

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    The story of Han and Chewie could be explored in more depth to the interest of many.

    The Force Unleashed was good as a game, but I don't see it in the theaters.
  12. icqfreak Force Ghost

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  13. QUIGONMIKE Jedi Grand Master

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    100% accurate. I wouldnt even bother seeing a film such as this. There isnt any new information whatsoever. A little extra Han and Chewie backstory does not a two hour movie make. Either make EPs 7,8, & 9 using the Thrawn series as a basis or dont bother!

    Really... the series ends with ROTJ. Anakin is redeemed, the Emperor is toast, the Empire is shredded. What the hell else can tou really do? I love the The Thrawn EU stuff... but other than that, its over!
  14. DARTH_BELO Force Ghost

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    Agreed. I would like more to see a trilogy going backwards, however, instead of forwards. I'm talking back to the old days of the Republic. Before even Yoda was born. A fresh look at the same Star Wars Galaxy, just much earlier, when the technology was different, the Jedi order was different, and the whole Sith war storyline could definately hold it's own! I thought a nice little storyline that could work there would be the "prophecy." It would be spoken about within the Jedi council, but no one really knows what it really means...that would be some nice little forshadowing to a different era-the era we see starting with TPM! Nice way to connect the stories in a subtle way.
  15. NYjets1985 Jedi Padawan

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    Personally- would rather see the events that transpired after the emperor's death... and the rebuilding of the republic and luke restoring power to the jedi's/training young jedi's.

    But hey, like the rest of us nerds, im happy seeing any new edition to the SW saga : ).
    Just cant get enough of it....
  16. DRush76 Force Ghost

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    For me, the Prequel Trilogy pulled it because although I knew the endgame, I didn't know how the endgame would be achieved. Which is why I have no problem with a movie or TV series about the years between the two trilogies.



    Personally- would rather see the events that transpired after the emperor's death... and the rebuilding of the republic and luke restoring power to the jedi's/training young jedi's.


    Read the novels set after ROTJ.
  17. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    I would go see it if this movie were ever made, but it wouldn't add much if anything at all to the overall story arc.
  18. Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus

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    I'd see any new Star Wars movie, but I don't think it'll ever be produced.
  19. DARTH_BELO Force Ghost

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    The reason I say I'd rather see something going backwards in time, rather than after ROTJ, is cos unfortunately it just wouldn't work out, simply due to the ages of the actors. And Imagine the uproar if they got different actors to play Han, Luke, Leia and Lando!

    I suppose it COULD work, but they'd have to set it to take place like over 30 years after ROTJ...that would be a stretch. I'd say they're better off starting with something fresh, new era, new characters, new storyline, same world...which is why I think the old days of the Republic, long before TPM, could work great.
  20. ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio

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    I'd like both. A sequel trilogy and a pre-prequel trilogy.
  21. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    ShaneP, that would be an interesting concept.
  22. DARTH_BELO Force Ghost

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    Totally...12 episodes!!!

    Try a marathon of THAT!! :p
  23. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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  24. Darthbane2007 Force Ghost

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    Yeah! We can have all the Jedi, Sith Lords, and lightsaber action we could ever hope for! Besides, Lucas has a different idea opf what happens after ROTJ. Not to say he hates what is out now, but in his version, the sith are no more, luke rebuilds the Jedi Order...

  25. DARTH_BELO Force Ghost

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    In other words, the way a happy ending SHOULD be...;)
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