Discussion Will the spin-offs be shorter in length?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Star Wars fan94, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Star Wars fan94 Jedi Master

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    Do you think that the spin-off coming after Episode VII will be shorter, like around an hour and a half long? Also, I wonder how much advertising n the spin-off will get, since it's coming out a year after Episode VII.
  2. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I don't know why they'd be shorter.

    TCW movie was only an hour and a half long and that didn't do it any good at the box office.

    I personally thought the prequel movies sacrificed content to fit into a particular time frame, so I hope the ST movies and spinoffs take as much time as they need.
  3. KED12345 Force Ghost

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    Fair question, but I wouldn't be shocked if they were still 2 hours long.
  4. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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  5. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    They will be 12 minutes long.
  6. Lord Optimus Jedi Grand Master

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    I think the spin-offs will have similar run times to Episode 7-9.

    I also think the spin-offs will be advertised just as much as the episodes, Iron Man is getting advertised the s*** out of right now. If Iron Man equals spin-off and Avengers equals Episode then Disney will keep it similar, Disney has plenty of money.
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  7. TheManFromMortis Jedi Grand Master

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    I still find it hard to believe that they'll be able to crank-out a film every year. Still, I suppose both the spin-offs and Episodes VII-IX will be being developed, written and shot simultaneously by different teams, so perhaps the actual length of time taken to finish each film will be similar to what we're used to with the previous films.
  8. KED12345 Force Ghost

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    Peter Jackson can do it and he's just one director.
  9. TheManFromMortis Jedi Grand Master

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    That's true. I suppose it's simply the case that I'm not used to thinking of Star Wars films coming so thick and fast.
  10. RebelBird631 Jedi Youngling

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    Just a hunch...but what happens if Disney decides in the near future to do sequels to the spin off films....like a "Boba Fett 2"..how would that fit into the timeline of Disney's newest announcement of a movie every summer alternating between Episodes 7-9 and the spin-off films?
  11. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    They'll be 69 minutes long.
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  12. LunarMoth Force Ghost

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    I dont think it matters how long they are as long as they are well done.
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  13. bstnsx704 Force Ghost

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    Unless the studio decides to interfere and alter the length for marketing reasons they will be as long or as short as they need to be to tell their individual stories.
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  14. P.Sam Jedi Master

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    Well we talk about films so if they follow the standard of Star Wars it will be around 2h long...Anyway there will be so much of them that for all we know it may change for each one. No one can tell yet.
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  15. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    It's Disney. All spin-offs will appear as Pixar Shorts before each numeric Episode.
  16. bstnsx704 Force Ghost

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    Wouldn't be all too different from the 2003-2005 Clone Wars microseries ;)
  17. Big Bad Yoda Daddy Chosen One

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    Actually, seeing as they'll likely be one-offs until the ST is done, I think there's a good indicator that they may be longer. You need to craft a satisfying one and done story for a beloved character in the spin-offs, in the ST, ending on a cliffhanger that you'll pick up for another two hours in a couple years is no problem. Not to say that they'll be four hours long, but plenty of movies these days push 2:30 without suffering for it.
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  18. Echo-07 Force Ghost

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    There's ZERO reason why they should be. I think people worry too much about running time. It's a pointless exercise. They story should be however long it takes to tell -- be it 120 minutes more or less.
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  19. Darth Claire Chosen One

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    Time doesn't matter to me. Quality is. One worry I have is that they'll do a certain thing another specific disney-related studio does: Put all time/effort into your Big films *Iron man and Avengers for example* but then play too safe/not care for your solo films.
  20. vong333 Force Ghost

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    That was always my biggest complaint with the prequel movies. The sacrfice of content to appease a 2 and 1/2 hour limit. It backfired, hopefully the sequels wont be that way. I want to be able to see the movie and know that I'm getting everything. When I read the novlization of the movie, I don't want to many if any scenes that weren't in the movie. Expanding of character thoughts yes, but complete scenes no. The prequels were so incomplete. Not only did you need to have the movies and their dvd/blue ray releases with extra content explaing the movie, but you had to go after the novel, comic books, art books, making of books just to get the full story.

    ROTS has the Yoda scene in Dagobah that was not included in the movie. That was an iconic moment that needed to be in there. Then in AOTC you had the cuts and edits that killed the battle at the end. Heck, they had jedi starfighters that we never saw in fighter to fighter combat in the movie. You had to get a stupid video game to see it in action. Big loss. Then there was that scene where Ki-Mundi attacked the Trade Federation control ship that was cut. When you look at that a scene plus what they left in the movie, you can see the bad cut and edits. Then there was a lack of a space battle. How in the world was the Republic able to land their ships if the planet was blockaded by the Separatisits? They spend too much time with crappy love scenes, noir investigation, and when the time came for the punch.....naw we'll cut sometime and just show a bit.

    In the TPM we never really got to see the Naboo fighters use their proton torpedoes until Anakin fired them inside the ship, yet there is a book that shows a scene where they use to torps. Not good.

    All in all, I'm looking forward to the sequels erasing the bad memories of the prequels and so are many other people out there.