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Speculation Should 3PO and R2 open the ST?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Darth_Articulate, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Darth_Articulate

    Darth_Articulate Jedi Master star 4

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    I've heard from SW virgins who watched the saga for the first time in chronological order saying it was nice to see the droids transition from one tril to the next by starting off the new movie. And it just made me say "oh yeah", because in all my imaginings of the first scene of Ep.7, I never imagined a scene with focusing on the droids, but I guess it makes sense. What do you think?
     
  2. Trebor Sabreon

    Trebor Sabreon LACWAC-y Mod of SWTV & New Films Force projection star 4 Staff Member Manager

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    Depends on what you mean by "open the ST." The first thing we see after the crawl will obviously be an exterior shot of space and the stars, but if you mean first characters, then sure, why not?
     
  3. LunarMoth

    LunarMoth Jedi Master star 4

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    The droids opening would be fine with me, but I think there will be lots of options depending on the storyline.
     
  4. Lord Tuvitor

    Lord Tuvitor Jedi Master star 4

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    Sounds good to me.
     
  5. Mystery Roach

    Mystery Roach Force Ghost star 4

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    I'd expect the droids to be among the first characters introduce in Episode VII, if not the first. But regardless, I'm really looking forward to seeing them together again with all their history and friendship intact, and hopefully more fully integrated into the action (by that I mean scenes and not necessarily fighting, although they should be involved in some of that as well) than they generally were in the PT.
     
  6. Lando's Little Maneuver

    Lando's Little Maneuver Jedi Padawan star 2

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    I'd like to see a lightsaber duel open the ST.
    Maybe not as bombastic, but something like the opening from The Old Republic. Then use that as the vehicle to introduce the new characters,
     
  7. Trask Ulgo

    Trask Ulgo Jedi Padawan star 3

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    I'd like to see them as the first characters w already know.
     
  8. Vastor

    Vastor Jedi Knight star 3

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    Relax, george lucas love the droids to death, they will be in every movie.
     
  9. Jedi Master Kenobi

    Jedi Master Kenobi Jedi Youngling

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    Perhaps they could be meeting up for the 1st time in years!


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  10. Brenapp

    Brenapp Jedi Padawan star 2

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    They've been in all the movies so far; they should be in the ST too.
     
  11. Zer0

    Zer0 Jedi Knight star 3

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    I wouldn't mind, depending on what it's about, it'll probably be good to see them.
     
  12. budspencer

    budspencer Jedi Knight star 1

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    The droids are gonna be in, First they can outlive their flesh and blood master, second r2 and 3P0 has made a mountain of money for the franchise so it is only logical that they are in. 99.9% sure of it...
     
  13. Darth_Articulate

    Darth_Articulate Jedi Master star 4

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    You're right, I should have clarified what I meant by "open the ST". I indeed meant "be featured in the first scene(s)". I've no doubt they'll actually be in the movies
     
  14. JoeyArnold

    JoeyArnold Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Here are my top choices for opening the seventh Star Wars film:

    1. Open the next film with a huge lightsaber battle and other madness that puts you on the edge of your feet like a cliff-hanger intro that makes the audience ask, "What the hell is going on? Who is fighting who and why and who is this and who is that?" and a bunch of ahhhhhhhhhh ahhhhhhhhhhh ahhhhhhhhh like a sex scene but with fighting and mystery and ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. Open it with the jedi, like the Phantom Menace did, or with any of the good guys, since both the Phantom menace and the seventh film will open with the feeling that there is no more sith out there. Except, the seventh film cannot completely copy the Phantom Menace, but not that I would care if they did but some people will complain if Palpatine Juniour was trying to take over the universe like his father did.

    3. Yes, open it with the droids. If the next film can't open with fighting and action and adventure, or with either the good guys or the bad guys doing something, then have the two droids for sure.
     
  15. DV75

    DV75 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I think it would be appropriate to have the droids open Episode VII - admist some turmoil - much like ANH.

    It would be very Star Wars-like.
     
  16. Corran1138

    Corran1138 Jedi Knight star 1

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    I would be extremely happy if the droids opened the ST. They are the only characters that need to consistently appear in every film.
     
  17. Felicia

    Felicia Jedi Knight star 2

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    I would like to see the two droids in the opening sequence of the film. It wold be a great way of paying homage to the two droids. However from some of the things that I have read we may see Threepio first. Hopefully we will get to see Leia do some things too. If what I have been reading is accurate then it is a good possibility that we will.
     
  18. Trebor Sabreon

    Trebor Sabreon LACWAC-y Mod of SWTV & New Films Force projection star 4 Staff Member Manager

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    Okay, I'll bite. What on Earth have you been reading?
     
  19. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    It ain't Star Wars without the Abbot and Costello troop that is R2D2 and C3PO.
     
  20. HankSolo

    HankSolo Jedi Knight star 3

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    Sure. After all (correct me if I'm wrong), but didn't Lucas say the whole saga is sort of told from the droid's point of view?
     
  21. Jeff Vader

    Jeff Vader Jedi Knight star 1

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    Seeing the two droids in the middle of a space battle would be a nice bit of rhyming. Maybe Threepio could say something like "Master Luke would have known what to do" causing the audience to wonder what happened to him. That would fit with my idea about Luke being in a self imposed exile, and one of the plots of Ep7 could be a search for him by a new protagonist. Just my own thoughts on what might happen. I'm down with pretty much anything apart from a mass resurrection of everyone we thought was dead in the OT/PT :p
     
  22. Echo-07

    Echo-07 Jedi Master star 4

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    No. The opening scene will be all-out action that will specifically set up what the conflict is about. I wholeheartedly believe we will be joing the ST already in progress.

    One thing I do wonder asbout though is, what kind of condition will 3PO be in?

    TPM he was naked
    AOTC he had rusty old coverings
    ROTS he was shiny and new looking
    OT he was dirty and had one silver leg
     
  23. Echo-07

    Echo-07 Jedi Master star 4

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    What have you been reading and why are you not sharing?

    :p
     
  24. Mystery Roach

    Mystery Roach Force Ghost star 4

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    I doubt he'll get a new look. The only question would be whether he is dirty or shiny, and that probably depends on the state of the galaxy and what Luke and Leia's roles are in it at the time Episode VII begins.
     
  25. Echo-07

    Echo-07 Jedi Master star 4

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    I was being fecetious. There's nothing they can do with him.