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Lit The Force Awakens and the EU [TAGGED spoilers.]

Discussion in 'Literature' started by TypoCelchu, Oct 30, 2012.

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  1. DarkEagle

    DarkEagle Jedi Master star 4

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    Yeah, that's my thought- *if* true, it (kind of) gives us a timeframe for the ST, which probably works better the later it's set.
     
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  2. GGrievous

    GGrievous Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I wonder how many older actors would appear in Episode 7. My guess is that they would bring in a clone trooper from the Clone Wars:

    Fordo, c. 50 ABY

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Lugija

    Lugija Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    "The Confederacy will rise again!"
    "We fought for the Republic, Cody"
    "Oh. Really? Could have sworn we killed Jedi in that one. Where are my teeth?"
    "Use mine. They are all the same. But quiet now, they are showing the Revenge of the Sith documentary"
    "Anakin, you are breaking my heart!"
    "If you are not with me - you should be. Let's remarry"
    THE END - edited for seniors
     
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  4. TrandoJedi

    TrandoJedi Jedi Master star 4

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    Well I think its a little early to be saying "RIP"
     
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  5. Manisphere

    Manisphere Jedi Master star 5

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    Mara Jade deserves a vote! Legacy Comics deserves a vote! The New Jedi Order deserves a vote! Waru deserves a vote!
     
  6. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    This is Lit - it's never too early to freak out.
     
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  7. TrandoJedi

    TrandoJedi Jedi Master star 4

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    Well now I know! Hehe. The EU is definitely in a state of uncertainty there is no denying that...
     
  8. darthzac14

    darthzac14 Jedi Knight star 3

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    I think this could save the EU. Harrison is in his 70s. (He was in his 30s during OT) 40 years later. We might just see EU surviving.
     
  9. The_Forgotten_Jedi

    The_Forgotten_Jedi Jedi Master star 4

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    Best to fear the worst and be pleasantly surprised if its not in this case.
     
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  10. TrandoJedi

    TrandoJedi Jedi Master star 4

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    I have great hope that the the EU indeed might survive if the age of the original actors is any indication to where the films will take place.
     
  11. HEDGESMFG

    HEDGESMFG Jedi Master star 4

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    I still stand by my statement that if the intent was to kill off the EU, they'd stop publishing it now (And especially not publish things like Crucible and the new Legacy). Though I admit that a lot of uncertainties remain.

    Still, seeing the Big 3 on screen again would quite honestly mean a lot...
     
  12. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Respectfully, your statement is insane and has no connection to reality. [face_whistling]

    Very true, but I'd suggest keeping it to yourself so as not to scare the newbies. :p
     
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  13. Jedi Comedian

    Jedi Comedian Jedi Knight star 2

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    Does the Harrison Ford casting rumour really mean anything for the EU? I think most people have been working off the assumption that the films would be set at least 30 or 40 years after RotJ.

    If anything Harrison Ford's presence makes it more likely the EU will be messed with. Like if Han's been missing for 20 years. Or if he and Leia have three daughters.
     
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  14. The_Forgotten_Jedi

    The_Forgotten_Jedi Jedi Master star 4

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    Hmm, good point.

    The future of the EU is assured! No reason to panic! [face_party]
     
  15. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    [​IMG]
    Everything is fine. Please return to your homes.
     
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  16. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    Remain clam! All is well!
     
  17. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    How did you know I was a clam!?
    [​IMG]
    But yes, I will remain a clam.
     
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  18. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    This is great news, and makes it even more likely that the EU will survive!! :D


    EDIT:


    John Williams says he's really looking forward to return for the Sequel Trilogy:

    http://www.jwfan.com/?p=5407
     
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  19. Jedi Comedian

    Jedi Comedian Jedi Knight star 2

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    Again, why? I'm not trolling, I just don't see why this announcement makes the EU's continuation any more likely.
     
  20. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    Because this makes it very likely that the Sequel Trilogy will be set after FOTJ, around 40-50 years after the movies.

    If we just got confirmed that some 25-year-old actor would be playing Han Solo in the Sequel Trilogy, then it would definitely be all over.
     
  21. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    All things being equal, a ST subsequent to Crucible is far, far more likely to retain the EU than one in, say, 19 ABY - which, mind, is the size of the other trilogy gap. "Far more likely" is a relative term, of course--say 20% instead of 4%--but it's certainly not bad news.

    I think the mainstream Marvel universe recently set the standard for this kind of thing when they pulled a black Nick Fury out of their asses to better mirror the movie universe. :oops:

    Well if a 25-year-old was playing Han, we'd be looking at Episode 3.5. :p
     
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  22. The_Forgotten_Jedi

    The_Forgotten_Jedi Jedi Master star 4

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    I just had a thought: how do we know he is playing Han? He could just be doing a cameo as an alien or something.
     
  23. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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  24. The_Forgotten_Jedi

    The_Forgotten_Jedi Jedi Master star 4

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    Maybe he will play a Duros... from Duro! ]-}








    My deepest apologies. I'll go jump in a fire now.
     
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  25. Jedi Comedian

    Jedi Comedian Jedi Knight star 2

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    Did anyone ever think the re-casting of the Big 3 was likely? I certainly didn't, and I don't know many people who seriously entertained it.

    All the rumours I've heard have spoken about the ST being set at least 30 or 40 years after RotJ.

    Like I said before, the inclusion of Han makes it more likely that the EU will be messed with. If it was all original characters, there wouldn't be any EU history to be messed up.
     
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