Discussion in 'Community' started by -polymath-, Oct 30, 2012.
There's going to be an episode 7? YAY!! I think....
George Lucas said in the video that he has detailed outlines for Episodes 7 through 9, which he sold to Disney, and that he'll be working as a creative consultant on the new Sequel Trilogy.
Lucas said in the same video that the Sequels will build on the EU books/comics.
As someone who has never, ever considered the EU canon, I can't help but be happy about that prospect. Some of the EU is good fun, but a movie series should be beholden to the movies, not the books (oh yay, we get to start canon wars all over again!)
Disney used to own Miramax. This didn't stop them from making incredibly mature stuff. I don't think people understand what one media company owning another really means.
The import thing is that these boards will be relevant again, and we will be as gods!
He even mentioned the books and comics in that same sentence. There's hope for canon yet.
i guess i didn't notice anything with the thrawn trilogy.
no i wouldn't not enjoy them. heck, i'd probably still read them again. but it could make it where the entire thing doesn't even exist anymore. that's typo's biggest concern, and honestly mine.
why is everyone making the assumption that the big three won't show up? wouldn't that, in some ways, defeat the biggest draw of a post ROTJ movie?
before the prequels came out it was impossible to imagine them being bad. now my perception of star wars has gone completely the other way to the point where i really can't imagine this being good. yes, the fact that lucas isn't writing or directing gives it a small glimmer of hope. but the prequels still exist, star wars is forever tainted.
I can't imagine Harrison Ford ever agreeing to appear. He did Indy 4, but I think his view toward Han Solo is less charitable.
if you're talking the actors, then no. i don't see how they can be used. i was more thinking the characters. seems rather obvious that they'll be recast.
Agreed, though he might as he mellows a bit with old age (still mumbles a lot with old age; see also: Garman, Ralph).
Really from what I remember hearing you'd only need Hamill and after the Joker, he could probably do with the work?
harrison ford would do it. he pretty much only acts for the paycheck and doesn't even watch his own films. i really don't think he gives a ****. look at the other films he's done in the last ten years.
HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE WAS ACE. SO WAS MORNING GLORY. Though, misleading title.
If not, Dennis Quaid is a passable Harrison Ford these days...
Well, that's a good way to make fans hate the films long before they're released.
I think it will be more akin to a reboot, long into the future and will an all-new cast (with perhaps cameos). I can't imagine them not leaving open the possibility for Episodes X-XII if these things make enough money.
Only time and grumpiness will tell.
So... I, Jedi, the movie?
@ guy: i'd have thought most of us had made peace with the fact that the big three were too old to ever show up in a new movie. if not we certainly should have.
So...much...PT hate spewing. UGH!
Maybe they'll do it much further in the future, after the OT characters are dead.
Also, what of the 3D releases? Are they going to be dropped or keep running? Bearing in mind the are likely to still be running in 2015 which will clash with the new movie.
I don't see why those characters are even necessary.
Lando Calrissian Junior!
If they didn't want to be hated, they shouldn't have been terrible. It's simple as that.
Also, I equally dislike the revisions and edits to the classic trilogy that Lucas has done since. They just diminish great films; the prequels weren't ever great, you see.
the actors, i agree. the characters, i don't see how they can really expect that much of a draw without them honestly.
They'll probably appear as cameos, at least.
I wonder if the new sequel trilogy will be focused on Jaina Solo, Ben Skywalker, and Allana Djo Solo... or if it will be completely new characters outside of the Skywalker/Solo family?
I really hope it's far down the road.
Why not? Star Trek did a whole new television series with only a couple cameos and guest spots from the original cast and it was far more successful than the original.
i guess we'll just have to wait and see all the way around. i have no expectations on this whatsoever, it's just initial thoughts at this point.
I highly doubt HF would do it. He's not just about money, he doesn't need it. He does films he thinks will be fun, and he's always loved Indy. He doesn't loathe SW but he also doesn't need it, nor does he feel particularly attached to Han. And do we really think Carrie is going to show up with the heavy smoker's voice as sweet little Leia? Lol. I think the only one I could see maybe making a cameo would be Hamill as an old Luke. Maybe in sort of an ANH Obi-Wan type role. But really I think it would more likely be a smaller role than that.
I would be fine with it being so far in the future that all of them are just legends by now. But even if it's going to be near future and try to continue the Skywalker family, I wouldn't expect HF or Carrie to come back.
I wouldn't be terribly surprised if they focused on the next generation, though. I wonder if they would consider keeping some of the names, even if they altered the characters substantially from the books. Mostly I just think the general concept of Ben Skywalker and Anakin Solo is kind of too good to pass up, if indeed they're planning on making it connected at all to those families.