Speculation Will (Insert Character Name Here) Be in Episode VII?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Jordan1Kenobi, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. kubricklynch Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah, some sort of alternate universe/time travel thing is really the only way to keep the EU, IMO assuming the ST contradicts it.
  2. Reveen Jedi Grand Master

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    I'd imagine Chewie would be the easiest to replace, just about any actor who's reasonably tall and can do the growling real well can get handed a couple million to thrash around in the costume. Hell, you could take a guy off the street and overdub the sounds later.
  3. DV75 Force Ghost

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    Bingo!

    FInally a voice of reason enters this pathetic debate.
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  4. Big Bad Yoda Daddy Force Ghost

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    Dude, stop. Just stop. I'm a reasonable person. Episode VII is canon, sorry if it contradicts your precious books. Chewie will definitely be alive, and I wouldn't be shocked if Han and Leia's kids aren't as you want. Even if they have the same names out of fan service, they probably won't be the same characters. Disney did not spend four billion dollars to adapt second-rate authors' (and second-rate is being kind) fan fiction. You can stick your fingers in your ears and cry "non canon!" all you want, but don't call me unreasonable for not sharing your, ironically, unreasonable expectations.
  5. StoneRiver Force Ghost

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    Gotta join with the "Chewie will be in EPVII" brigade.

    I just don't think Disney are that fussed with what's in those books.

    Not that I know for a fact, just how I see it.
  6. Darth_Harmon Force Ghost

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    I want to see Chewie for sure, but not in the same role as alien sidekick. I'd prefer him to have more of a command role not unlike Ackbar in ROTJ, perhaps even working alongside Han in a command position. But I don't want him running about with the main cast of characters throughout all three films. Maybe they could introduce a new non-human secondary character? What sort of character types are there to pull from? Jar Jar was the comic relief jester, Chewie was the faithful warrior companion.
  7. kubricklynch Jedi Grand Master

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    Dude calm down, I meant the Post ROTJ EU. Now take a deeeep breath.
  8. kubricklynch Jedi Grand Master

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    If you would read the previous comments I've made, you'll see that I clearly agree with your stance. But, if you'd like to continue arguing with someone who agrees with you, go right ahead. :)
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  9. Big Bad Yoda Daddy Force Ghost

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    Ah, well in your post it just said that "Post-ROTJ is non canon," in context it sounded like you were discussing the movies.
  10. kubricklynch Jedi Grand Master

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    Yes, I understand that. I meant to type "POST ROTJ EU". My bad.
  11. kubricklynch Jedi Grand Master

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    The thing is, the EU was never really canon, despite the claims of Lucasfilm. You can't really have multiple levels of canon, having some things be "mostly canon". That's kind of like being mostly dead. Not really possible. It was just a marketing tool to get people to buy books.
  12. TheDarkSyde Jedi Master

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  13. DARTHSHAME Force Ghost

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    I agree with all who say yes. The public will ask where is Chewbacca? Can you imagine the fun the film critics will have when the movie tries to explain the Vong? Most people will be clueless about the Vong, Darth Caedus etc. Disney is not obligated to continue the EU timeline. I expect a great retcon. Hell, lets get Timothy Zahn to write the stories that explain the time warp or whatever they come up with to explain the EU timeline contradictions.
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  14. Placeholder Force Ghost

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    There is really not any ambiguity about their plans, they have already came out and said that these movies are going to be new original stories. They are not following the EU format. We already know that. They are free to do literally anything they want.
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  15. Placeholder Force Ghost

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    I wish I could like this a thousand times
  16. BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost

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    Should Chewie have grey hairs in the ST? I'm not talking an entirely grey Chewie, but even though it's been established that Wookies live significantly longer in the novel adaptations (although it's never been spoken in a film) I'm just thinking that if Chewie shows up and looks ... well, exactly like he looked in ROTJ and plop him beside older Han, Leia & Luke, that would be a bit jarring. I'm saying they age him where he looks definitely older, but not decrepit, but, y'know, I forseen Chewie with grey hairs throughout his once mighty youthful brown coat.
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  17. DARTHSHAME Force Ghost

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    I agree, he will looked aged. I can even see Han making a few wise cracks about how old they have both become.
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  18. run_luke_run Force Ghost

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    Perhaps Chewie will experience Wookie-Pattern-Baldness.
  19. KED12345 Force Ghost

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    Probably how the mods feel about this thread. ;)
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  20. KilroyMcFadden Jedi Grand Master

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    Just piping up to indicate that yes, of coursethe Chewie will be in Episode VII. Why would Disney care about the EU? It's ridiculous to think that the EU will be taking into consideration when it comes to the theatrical movies. I love the EU, But it's just fanfic by people who really know how to write. (except for Kevin J Anderson of course)
  21. Death T Jedi Master

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    The way I see it, a lot of the post-ROTJ EU is doomed. If Lucas doesn't even care about the EU (see Clone Wars) then Disney will definitely not go out of their way to adhere to it.
  22. DarthBreezy Chosen One

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  23. BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost

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    Tone the grey down about 20% and I think we're there. Of course, more continuity-minded fans will be like "Geez, for a wookie he's aged terribly in the last 40-50 years!" but it makes sense to show that Chewbacca has gotten older.
  24. DarthBreezy Chosen One

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    Oh dear - it was meant to be a joke - Imagine teh horror if Chewie REALLY acted like 'Itchy' from the Holiday Special... complete with Wookie VR Porn... :eek::_|[face_sick]
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  25. BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost

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    That would make perfect sense, Chewie has to be lonely if Han goes off and marries Leia. Needs something to fill the Han-sized void in his soul.