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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. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'd say in this case, it would be best to assume the worst and hope to God it's better than that.
     
  2. jedimaster203

    jedimaster203 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    This could be good or this could be bad.
    Remember, Disney is behind Avengers. I say we start a petition for Joss Whedon to direct.
     
  3. Tzizvvt78

    Tzizvvt78 Jedi Master star 5

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    It's a good thing I was never heavily invested in post-ROTJ. Goodbye, DE, it was nice knowing you.
     
  4. beccatoria

    beccatoria Jedi Master star 4

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    I...legitimately have no words to express how I'm feeling. [face_plain]
     
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  5. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I'm torn. I want to stay optimistic and say this is what we've been waiting for: the end of Lucas, and a new owner with more respect for the franchise and the material.

    The movie stuff is what really worries me: I am really not sure how they can do a 7, 8, and 9 without either I. adapting the EU (and thus changing parts of it for a movie) or II. jettisoning the EU.
     
  6. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    This is what it must feel like to be insane.
     
  7. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaybe there isn't total cause for despair. They wouldn't keep pushing out new novels into 2014 as the official continuation of Star Wars if they were just going to invalidate them the next year, would they?

    ...Oh wait.

    Now I fully comprehend how the Traviss fans feel.
     
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  8. StarkRhavyn

    StarkRhavyn Jedi Youngling star 3

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    They finally sentence EU to death after torturing it (and me) with the Clone Wars nonsense.
     
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  9. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'd bet heavily on the latter.
     
  10. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Oh well time to sell my WEG and Comic collection
     
  11. Quinnocent-Till-Sith

    Quinnocent-Till-Sith Jedi Master star 3

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    At least Underworld seems more likely. Right..? [face_worried]

    Wonder if I could finally get an Indiana jones cartoon series...
     
  12. Skaddix

    Skaddix Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Amazing. Well I guess the EU is going to need a reboot.
     
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  13. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    So, now that I think about it, I guess this is back to "it was going to be nine films all along."
     
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  14. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Steve Sansweet's take on the matter.
    IDK, Lucas almost seems the lesser of two evils
     
  15. JediDingo

    JediDingo Jedi Master star 3

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    I, for one, find this incredibly awesome. Disney must have seen my "Star Wars is Dead" thread.
     
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  16. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    Best case scenario is the EU becomes an altogether separate universe that doesn't deal with the new movies. But I'm not holding my breath.
     
  17. TypoCelchu

    TypoCelchu Jedi Master star 6

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    To everyone going "But look at The Avengers, look at what they did with Marvel!", consider the fact that Marvel never had a single continuity.
     
  18. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    And now, neither do we!
     
  19. beccatoria

    beccatoria Jedi Master star 4

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    Okay, okay, I do have something to say. A tenuous piece of desperate hope.

    After Indy IV, sure, they could probably pay Harrison Ford enough to come back as Han. But I don't think Fisher or Hamill wanting to come back. I'm...clinging to hope that because of that they'll be setting it well after ROTJ.

    Argh, I really hope that there's some sort of announcement for us poor EU-loving minority before long.

    I just. I AM NOT EMOTIONALLY PREPARED TO DEAL WITH THIS TODAY.
     
  20. Nobody145

    Nobody145 Jedi Master star 5

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    Wait a second... what does this mean for Dark Horse Star Wars comics?! Since Disney owns Marvel and Star Wars now....

    Please don't take away the Star Wars comic license from Dark Horse, please. Even with no ongoing series at the moment, Dark Horse has still produced some of the best recent Star Wars stories. I'm still sad the Darkwing Duck comic series ended when Disney bought Marvel (at least I think that's what happened). Well, unless this means we can get Weaver back on a Star Wars project (not like that SHIELD series is going anywhere fast).
     
  21. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    PLEASE RESPECT CONTINUITY!


    PLEASE RESPECT CONTINUITY!


    PLEASE RESPECT CONTINUITY!


    PLEASE RESPECT CONTINUITY!


    PLEASE RESPECT CONTINUITY!


    PLEASE RESPECT CONTINUITY!


    PLEASE RESPECT CONTINUITY!


    PLEASE RESPECT CONTINUITY!


    PLEASE RESPECT CONTINUITY!


    PLEASE RESPECT CONTINUITY!


    PLEASE RESPECT CONTINUITY!


    PLEASE RESPECT CONTINUITY!


    PLEASE RESPECT CONTINUITY!
     
  22. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Let's not panic too soon though.

    edit: Whoah, I hadn't thought about the Dark Horse aspect.
     
  23. cavalier_one

    cavalier_one Jedi Master star 4

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    Oh well, goodbye canon, it was nice while it lasted. If anyone wants me, I'll be out back with my WEG collection.
     
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  24. beccatoria

    beccatoria Jedi Master star 4

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    Consider also that Disney effectively let Marvel do what Marvel wants with the movies. It's not Disney that's responsible for its success, it's Marvel's movie studio, under Disney.

    It's possible that LFL will end up with a similar deal - as long as it's working well, it'll be left to its own devices, but all we can really give Disney credit for regarding The Avengers is letting Marvel do its thing.
     
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  25. Darth_Zandalor

    Darth_Zandalor Jedi Master star 4

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    Oh god, that's even worse. Losing Dark Horse.....
     
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