Discussion What is your greatest hope about Episode VII?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Pro Scoundrel, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    That the villain won't be an expy.
  2. Immortiss Force Ghost

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    I hope the film is so good that it inspires John Williams to write some of his greatest work yet!
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  3. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    That it's good. I'm not asking for much more.
  4. Poor Greedo Jedi Grand Master

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    That it feels right, both in tone and in scope. That they find the right mix of aesthetics and storytelling and capture our imaginations all over again. No pressure, JJ


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  5. Carbon1985 Jedi Grand Master

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    I read a quote from Kathleen Kennedy (paraphrasing) and she pretty much said their big focus right now in their writing is the characters and they are going to focus on characters more then anything in this trilogy. She also mentioned they want to have a good mix of CGI & old school effects similar to Jurassic Park (she produced with Spielberg).

    My big hope was just answered in those two quotes as characters are the key to any movie, not the effects.
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  6. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Is Kasdan on board with the ST or just the spin-offs? If he's on board with the ST and they're focusing primarily on characters, I'm very optimistic.
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  7. newdawn12 Force Ghost

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    He's involved with everything, and through Kinberg, he can be consulted on Rebels
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  8. Pro Scoundrel Force Ghost

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    The writers are all working together. Everyone is offering ideas about all of the separate projects. Basically, a "writers room" approach. Here's one interview talking about it. http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/02...on-star-wars-episode-vii-and-standalone-films
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  9. Immortiss Force Ghost

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    I think he is a creative consultant, primarily, I think, to keep the stories unified with the ST and the rest of Star Wars standalones. They're working on individual projects within the SW Universe, so I would think everyone needs to know the BIG picture in order to tell those stories accurately, without contradictions.
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  10. Pro Scoundrel Force Ghost

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  11. Vezner Force Ghost

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    Even though I know we'll never get a true Thrawn trilogy, I would LOVE to see him be the (or a) villain in the new movie(s). If they have Thrawn, also please let the actor be Jason Isaacs.

    Otherwise, I only hope that the movie feels like a true sequel to the original Star Wars trilogy. I know this isn't the 80s anymore but I hope that JJ summons the 80s gods and makes this movie feel authentic. Please don't let it be another over-CGed love fest like the PT or even Star Trek was. Also, please no shaky cam or overdone light glares.

    Having said all of that, I'm going to geek out no matter what happens in this movie. When I see the Millennium Falcon again, when Luke shows up for the first time, Han, Leia, Lando, rebels, Akbar, a Star Destroyer, a Tie Fighter, or even the droids...I'm just going to geek out. Hell, I'd even geek out for an ewok at this point. I'm that burned out on the Clone Wars. :p
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  12. Pro Scoundrel Force Ghost

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    Well, JJ certainly proved that he can channel the 80's with Super 8. And, Jason Isaacs should definitely be cast in the ST. Don't have a part for him? Make one! :)
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  13. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Jason Isaacs should play the villain, but I don't want the villain to be Thrawn.

    And hmmm...Super 8 has been in my Netflix queue for awhile and I'm suddenly even more interested in it.
  14. Darth Chiznuk Chosen One

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    Super 8 is fantastic. He definitely channeled Spielberg with it so here's hoping he can channel Lucas with Episode VII.
  15. ugaaccountant Jedi Master

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    My greatest hope is that they go for a Jennifer Lawrence type heroine or antagonist that will revitalize the franchise and push it to new heights.
  16. Pro Scoundrel Force Ghost

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    My thoughts exactly!
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  17. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    My greatest hope is that there will be steamy hawt sex scenes.
  18. Revanfan1 Force Ghost

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    No, no, no, absolutely not.
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  19. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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  20. Revanfan1 Force Ghost

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    You changed the intent of my post. [face_plain]
  21. Sarge Chosen One

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  22. Force Goddess Jedi Padawan

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    I have two great hopes, first I hope that we get a truly iconic villain that lasts all three movies. Secondly I hope that Episode VII beats Avatar for the all time worldwide box office leader, it will have to be great movie to do that.
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  23. AnakinColodin Jedi Grand Master

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    Right now my greastest hope is that they cast good actors as the younger characters and do not just cast the next teen star Disney wants to push. Though if they do cast any of the young actors on Disney tv now they should only cast Leo Howard, who played Young Snake Eyes in the GI Joe movies and the Younger Conan in the terrible Conan reboot with Khal Drogo. That guy has the right athleticism and martial arts skill to pull of a member of Lukes Jedi order.
  24. GGrievous Prequel Trilogy Trivia Version 2.0

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    As in references and Lucas 'poetry rhymes'? I'm sure Episode VII will smack us over the head with them.
  25. newdawn12 Force Ghost

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    A fun movie for the whole family, with thrills, chills, humor, and fun