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Speculation Would the VII movie be a story about the old Republic?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Jheaspes, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Jheaspes

    Jheaspes Jedi Youngling

    Jan 17, 2013
    It could be pretty Awesome if they made a trilogy about the Old republic.
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  2. chris hayes

    chris hayes Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 13, 2012
    No the old republic era will most likely be made after the sequel trilogy ....
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  3. Vid_The_Impaler

    Vid_The_Impaler Jedi Youngling

    Nov 4, 2012
  4. Cad Carnage

    Cad Carnage Jedi Knight star 1

    Jan 22, 2013
    Hopefully they'll make a spin off trilogy about The Old Republic someday, but Episode VII will take place after ROTJ carry on the Skywalker saga.
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  5. Buddha Fett

    Buddha Fett Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Dec 18, 1999
    You do understand that VII goes after VI, correct?
  6. Lord Chazza

    Lord Chazza Jedi Master star 4

    Jan 4, 2013
    Besides all that, Disney said it would be an original story so I don't think it can be about the Old Republic. If Disney did choose to make films about the Old Republic I reckon they would drop the episode numbers.
  7. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd Hand of the Mod Squad and Enforcer of the Realm star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Nov 1, 2012
    I think the very strong presumption is that the ST will be a continuation of the Skywalker story. While I agree some elements of TOR are great stories, my take is that the TOR will be covered in either the live action TV show, if ever produced, or another animated series akin to TCW.
  8. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

    Mar 4, 2011
    Episode VII is supposed to follow ROTJ but as Disney is planning to make movies every 2-3 years, I hope they'll cover the Old Republic era at some point.
  9. General Immodet

    General Immodet Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 5, 2012
    Personnaly, I think the announcement the new movies will be sequels to the OT is a very bad move.
    I think a SW trilogy about the Old Republic time period (and the Sith Wars) would have been a lot better...
    The directors would have more space and could leave most of the EU as it is today.
    By the way, I think it would have been great to see Jedi and Sith lead armies into battle!
  10. Lord Chazza

    Lord Chazza Jedi Master star 4

    Jan 4, 2013
    I think it would be wrong to assume that Disney or Lucasarts care about preserving the EU. Don't get me wrong, movies about the Old Republic would be awesome but the OT are the movies that people love and remember so it's natural that Disney would want to capitalise on that love and affection by continuing that storyline. In the words of Princess Leia: "If the original trilogy is all that you love then that's what you'll recieve." (Sorry. Couldn't resist.)
  11. Fleab88

    Fleab88 Jedi Master star 4

    Sep 12, 2012

    Actually the ST is by far the smarter move to do first. If they wish to use old cast members (Not saying they will, but it is a very strong possibility) then you want to do the ST first before they get to much older. They can always go back and move on to do a trilogy set in the Old Republic. A ST could potentially have a harsher time frame to work with depending on what they would want to do. I love the EU, but wishing to keep it all the same is a poor reason to not make a ST imo.
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  12. Echo-07

    Echo-07 Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 9, 2012
    These answers cover it precisely IMO.
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  13. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

    Nov 20, 2012
    Actually there was a typo during the announcement, and it is actually -VII. They can do whatever they want to now!
  14. Minez01

    Minez01 Jedi Master star 1

    Nov 12, 2005
    +1. Or pick characters that don't have "Skywalker" or "Solo" in their names. Sigh.
  15. Joe

    Joe Jedi Master star 6

    Dec 25, 2012
    Sadly, those are the names that sell.
  16. mattman8907

    mattman8907 Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 17, 2012
    post a silly thread get a silly answer.
  17. Luukeskywalker

    Luukeskywalker Force Ghost star 5

    Jun 23, 1999
    No, but I do think that VII-IX will be about the rebuilding of the NEW Republic.
  18. mes520

    mes520 Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 3, 2012
    Some day yes, a trilogy or tv series or heck maybe both