Discussion Spin-Off Films (general discussion and character poll)

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Spin Offs - Spoilers Allowed' started by TtheForceHurts, Sep 13, 2013.

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Which character's Spin-Off movie would you be most interested in?

Han Solo 93 vote(s) 25.7%
Yoda 52 vote(s) 14.4%
Boba Fett (post ROTS) 105 vote(s) 29.0%
Obi Wan Kenobi (ost ROTS) 146 vote(s) 40.3%
Darth Plagueis/Sidious 98 vote(s) 27.1%
Darth Maul 55 vote(s) 15.2%
Jabba 16 vote(s) 4.4%
Lando Calrissian 39 vote(s) 10.8%
Princess Leia 28 vote(s) 7.7%
Other (explain which one) 79 vote(s) 21.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. purplerain Force Ghost

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    And none of the Marvel films about individual heroes use the "Avengers" name. Based on the Marvel model, a Boba Fett "spin-off" would simply be called "Boba Fett".
    Why spend $4bn dollars on Marvel when it doesn't include Spider-Man and X-Men?
  2. TigerCraneFist Chosen One

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    Captain America: The First Avenger?
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  3. purplerain Force Ghost

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    Because there was already a movie called, "Captain America".
    That's exactly why I suggested spin-offs for those two: so that the Saga won't have to deal with them.
  4. Jedi Comedian Jedi Grand Master

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    I think we're speaking at cross-purposes. I wasn't talking about the actual title of the movie, more the tone, content and storytelling elements that are associated with Star Wars.

    That said, my guess is that all the films will include Star Wars in the title. The Marvel films are all separate brands, and for years have had their own individual comic lines. By contrast, almost every single Star Wars product has the "Star Wars" logo on it. Think of it more like the X-Men film series in terms of branding than the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

    They are included - Disney gets the profits from all Spider-Man and X-Men comics, cartoons and merchandise. I believe they also get a percentage of the profits on their movies (just not as much as Sony and Fox do.)

    Also, when Disney bought Marvel, Iron Man had already been a big hit for them, and proved that there was definitely big potential in the B-list superheroes.

    I don't think the situation is comparable to making a film that is part of the Star Wars universe but has no lightsabers ignited, blasters firing or starships blowing up.
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  5. plaidphoenix Force Ghost

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    There's a reason all the EU material, novels, comics, graphic novels all include Star Wars in their titles even if the material in question doesn't contain any of the main characters. It's basically saying, "Hey, if you're a fan of Star Wars, you wanna buy this!" The same basic premise will hold true for the movies.
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  6. purplerain Force Ghost

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    Boba Fett doesn't have a lightsaber.
    The average person would feel ripped off if they see a "Star Wars" movie and it's about a bounty hunter. For the average person, Star Wars is a superhero movie, Luke is Batman, and Vader is The Joker. @Dra---
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  7. Jedi Comedian Jedi Grand Master

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    Three points:

    1. My use of the word "or" was exclusive rather than inclusive - I was saying more that it would be weird for a Star Wars films not have any of those things, rather than it being weird for them not to have all three. Although not having all three would be a little strange.

    2. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that Boba Fett will not be the only character to appear in a Boba Fett movie. Maybe one of these other characters might have a lightsaber.

    3. On the other hand ...

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  8. Beezer Force Ghost

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    Well, those characters were certainly included in the purchase of Marvel, they just have to honor prior commitments whereby the movie rights to those characters belong to other studios.

    Amusingly enough, Disney also has to honor deals with Universal Studios whereby Universal has exclusive rights to Marvel characters with regards to amusement park rides in the Orlando area. That's why if you go to Disney World, you see hardly a mention of any Marvel characters and Universal Orlando holds those rights in perpetuity.

    NOTE: I do not believe Universal holds those exclusive rights all across the country, I am only familiar with the situation in central Florida.
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  9. purplerain Force Ghost

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    The "Star Wars" brand often proved to be a bad thing for the EU. It resulted in things such as every single Cantina alien being involved in the Galactic Civil War.

    Also, Disney is "following the Marvel model", not "following the X-Men model".
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  10. Beezer Force Ghost

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    And every single alien in Jabba's Palace was there because they were secretly plotting to assassinate him. :D
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  11. purplerain Force Ghost

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    Why do you think Tatooine keeps showing up? Because it's what people expect to see in "Star Wars" movies.
  12. Darth_Pevra Chosen One

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    Well, it's Darth Vader. If they make an exception for a bad guy movie, it's him. Regarding comics I would say that the target audience is much, much smaller than for a movie. So while a Maul comic may be a success, it is more doubtful it would be as a movie.

    Not impossible, by any means. Just a bit difficult, maybe.
  13. plaidphoenix Force Ghost

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    I think a spin-off film would be the perfect venue for Elvis to make a comeback as a Dark Lord of the Sith

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  14. Darth_Articulate Force Ghost

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    Well, if that's the case why would they make a movie about a bad guy fighting worse guys? I don't see how the main character being the worst has anything to do with it.
  15. purplerain Force Ghost

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    Is anybody else afraid of ST-era politics forever remaining a mystery? If the saga thinks it's boring and he spin-offs won't take risks, where will we get political information on the ST-era GFFA?
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  16. Darth_Articulate Force Ghost

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    Printed chronicles?
  17. purplerain Force Ghost

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    Mace Windu's quest to lay his vengeance upon the galaxy and let it know that his name is the lord.
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  18. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    We'll finally learn of Mace's home planet, What.
  19. Mystery Roach Chosen One

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    What ain't no planet I ever heard of! They speak Basic on What?
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  20. fishtailsam Force Ghost

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  21. purplerain Force Ghost

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    Basic, *********! Do you speak it?
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  22. EHT New Films Manager

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  23. Jedirush2112 Jedi Grand Master

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    At this point in time, the only one that makes any sense to me would either be an Obi-Wan ( The Last Jedi) , Mara Jade (The Emperor's Hand) or a Boba Fett / Cad Bane/ Aura Sing ,(Bounty Hunters) Movie. Only because the actors which played them in the prequels are still available to play their specific parts. I guess you can find a younger looking Sidious for a Plagues/ Sidious film ( The Rule od Two). Unless you go all CGI and then you can basically do a Yoda movie or something similar.

    o_O
  24. Pro Scoundrel Chosen One

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    Dialogue like that would have made me like his character better. :)
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  25. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Obi-Wan: You ever given a Twileck a foot massage?
    Mace: **** you.