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Speculation Would you go watch a "what if" or alternate universe movie?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Big Bad Yoda Daddy, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. Big Bad Yoda Daddy

    Big Bad Yoda Daddy Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Abrams's [sarcastic airquotes]Star Trek[/sarcastic airquotes] got me thinking. Would you watch an alternate universe Star Wars movie? The ST is over. They're releasing Star Wars movies all over the place now. Would you watch Episode IV if it were a complete remake in an alternate universe? Anakin never met Padme, never turned to the dark side, Luke and Leia were never born - and perhaps it was Obi-Wan who turned?
     
  2. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I'd watch an "Anakin never turned" AU.
     
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  3. Traidon

    Traidon Jedi Padawan

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    Just no.
     
  4. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    If it was just for fun I would watch a movie where Yoda is a Sith. That would be scary.
     
  5. KilroyMcFadden

    KilroyMcFadden Jedi Knight star 3

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    Yes I would. The lack of being shackled to some really horrible canon is why infinities are so good.
     
  6. Jobertus

    Jobertus Jedi Knight star 3

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    I suppose so. An AU where Anakin remains in the Jedi Temple while Mace Windu kills Darth Sidious, then the Jedi Order and the Republic go through a reformation after all the damage the Sith had done to the Galaxy. I'm not sure that makes for as compelling a story to tell as the one in which we got, but it is one in which Luke and Leia could become Jedi from their births and so on and so forth.
     
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  7. Panakas_Dawg

    Panakas_Dawg Jedi Master star 5

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    I would. But, then, my Alternate Dimension selves might not.
     
  8. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    Called Episode VII? No.
     
  9. Echo-07

    Echo-07 Jedi Master star 4

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  10. Buddha Fett

    Buddha Fett Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Sure. While we're at it, let's see a remake of Indiana Jones where he's not an archaeologist. Or a Batman film where Bruce Wayne is just some rich guy, who doesn't fight crime. [face_plain]
     
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  11. Kurnous Ntol

    Kurnous Ntol Jedi Youngling

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    Well, I guess it wouldn´t hurt to see it. I´m going to see Episode VII regardless of whether it retcons the EU or not, so it´s a similar matter.
    I, however, would strongly be against the idea of the alternate universe going beyond a single movie or a trilogy at max. The Star Wars continuity is already so vast...imagine it being twice the size.
     
  12. General Immodet

    General Immodet Jedi Master star 4

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    If they ever decided to make an alternative universe movie, that would mean they lack inspiration!
    God behave us all!
     
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  13. Big Bad Yoda Daddy

    Big Bad Yoda Daddy Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    No, let's assume it's outside the ST as a standalone movie.
     
  14. ezekiel22x

    ezekiel22x Force Ghost star 5

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    Sure, I'd give it a watch at some point. Abrams' Trek was a decent space adventure despite being terrible Star Trek. For a similar situation in Star Wars I would just convince myself to forget the Star Wars title and approach the film from a different angle. In fact that's probably how I'll approach Episode VII.
     
  15. Palpmobile

    Palpmobile Jedi Youngling

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    You are not shackled. The time interval between DOTJ and Legacy is about 25000 years.
     
  16. KilroyMcFadden

    KilroyMcFadden Jedi Knight star 3

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    ,
    Obviously what I meant to say was; Yes I would go see an alternate reality or "what if" Star SW movie. The lack of being shackled to some really horrible canon is why infinities are so good, even though there is 2,500 years between DOTJ and Legacy. (??)
     
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  17. Julius Vernon

    Julius Vernon Jedi Knight star 3

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    Nope. Once SW jumps the shark I will be in my bedroom crying.
     
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  18. syferdiasisalie

    syferdiasisalie Jedi Master star 3

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    Obviously I'll go watch it. I'll go see every Star Wars movie until the day I die. But, it'd probably suck honestly.
     
  19. HankSolo

    HankSolo Jedi Knight star 3

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    Maybe if it was time-traveling movie, I might, but a pure 'alternate history' movie? No way.
     
  20. Palpmobile

    Palpmobile Jedi Youngling

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    Sorry for the misunderstanding.
     
  21. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    I'd watch an Anakin Solo never died movie
     
  22. Legacy Jedi Endordude

    Legacy Jedi Endordude Jedi Knight star 3

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    Save it for the comics, it works there, but not on film.
     
  23. MrFantastic74

    MrFantastic74 Jedi Knight star 4

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    The question is, basically, would you watch a reboot of SW?

    Yes, I would watch a reboot, but I don't know if I would necessarily like it. As much as I would love a PT do-over, it would be hard seeing the OT undergo change. However, seeing as I loved what they did with Star Trek, I'd be willing to at least have a look.
     
  24. burrisjedimaster1

    burrisjedimaster1 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Im sure I would no matter how good or bad it was. Im suprised Marvel Movies have not done this yet. They used to have a comic book What If series.
     
  25. ObiAlKenobi

    ObiAlKenobi Jedi Knight star 3

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    I like the new Trek. And this is coming from an old ST fan.

    I would definitely see an alternate SW universe if it was done right. Maybe not recasting Luke, Han, etc. but focusing on a new set of characters in the same time period (after events that nullify Skywalker and crew not being around).