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 Chosen One

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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 Chosen One

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

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  4. Darth Chiznuk PT Trivia Master / Game Host

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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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 Force Ghost

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    I would. But, then, my Alternate Dimension selves might not.
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  9. Echo-07 Force Ghost

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  10. Buddha Fett Chosen One

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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 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 Force Ghost

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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 Chosen One

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

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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 Jedi Youngling

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

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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

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    Sorry for the misunderstanding.
  21. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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

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

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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.
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  24. burrisjedimaster1 Force Ghost

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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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).