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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. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Sep 10, 2005
    Yeah, I probably would (actually I know I would)I like reboots and orAU's so long as there is a good plot. I hope they would call it something other than Episode 7.

    Some major movie franchises have done well executed reboots: Star Trek and James Bond come to mind immediately. If done right, they can be a lot of fun.
  2. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

    Nov 20, 2012
    I wouldn't mind if it's not Episode VII, VIII, or IX.
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  3. battlefrontboy

    battlefrontboy Jedi Youngling star 1

    Nov 17, 2012
    Han Solo becomes a crime lord.
    Lando has a price on his head.
    Anakin grows into adulthood on Tatooine and frees the slaves.
    Jango and Boba as a father/son team.
    Padme is controlled by Palpatine and becomes the Empress. She and Anakin still fall in love even though they are enemies.
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  4. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 14, 2012

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 7

    Nov 1, 2012
  6. Joe

    Joe Jedi Master star 6

    Dec 25, 2012
    Not as a movie, no. To properly explore an AU, one must follow it for a long period of time. Novels are much better suited for this.
  7. benknobi1

    benknobi1 Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Jun 12, 2002
  8. Apophis_

    Apophis_ Jedi Knight star 2

    Sep 4, 2012
    No. Star Wars is a big universe with more than 30k years of history so with a lot of opportunities to tell good and interesting stories that will expand this world. Making something like that - alternate universe or what if - is just pointless, waste of money.
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  9. Han Shot First

    Han Shot First Jedi Youngling star 2

    Nov 29, 2012
    The Star Trek reboot, just repackaged the spirit and story outline of ANH! Which was good.
  10. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

    Nov 12, 2012
    Star Trek doing an alternate reality to reboot the franchise totally worked because time travel and alternate realities is in the very fabric of Star Trek stories. Star Wars? Not so much.
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  11. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

    Nov 20, 2012
    Jar Jar is an evil genius
    Palpatine is a senile old man
    Anakin's new name is Anakant
    Obi Wan has a Fu Man Chu mustache and can fire lazers out of his eyes
    Instead of lightsaber fights, spitting matches
  12. Bullhead CIty

    Bullhead CIty Jedi Knight star 3

    Dec 1, 2012
    Speaking of AU, I was under the impression the oft-delayed SW live action series SW:Underworld was based on an AU event?
  13. kainee

    kainee Jedi Padawan star 1

    Dec 10, 2012
    Well, considering that I am willing to watch fan films that are essentially fan-produced AU, I would say that denotes a willingness to watch an AU movie.
  14. LawJedi

    LawJedi Jedi Master star 4

    Jan 11, 2009
    Or even worse, he quits being Batman for eight years, for no apparent reason, then overcomes a nonsense injury almost immediately to suffer another debilitating injury and... :mad:

    You know what, I'm just going to stop myself and go have a cigarette.
  15. Plebeian

    Plebeian Jedi Padawan star 1

    Oct 31, 2012
    No, probably not.
  16. Danzo

    Danzo Jedi Knight star 1

    Oct 20, 2012
    I wouldn't want to watch it no, but I wouldn't mind reading it in the form of a comic or a novel.
  17. SlashMan

    SlashMan Jedi Master star 4

    Feb 5, 2012
    I'd watch it out of curiousity, but I probably wouldn't approve.

    They'd really have to be short on ideas to do this; aside from the hardcore fans, who would really follow the alternate universe thing? I'd say a remake is more likely than this happening.
  18. Boba_Fat83

    Boba_Fat83 Jedi Master star 2

    Feb 22, 2004
    After a proper trilogy or two...I'd be up for anything!
  19. darthtuttle

    darthtuttle Jedi Master star 4

    Apr 2, 2004
    Seeing anakin solo alive is the number one reason i hope episode vii breaks continuity with the eu.
  20. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

    Sep 2, 2012
    I'd love to see it happen but since Lucas killed Anakin in SBS since we might confuse Grandfather and Grandson I don't see Anakin Solo in any form coming back.
  21. darthtuttle

    darthtuttle Jedi Master star 4

    Apr 2, 2004
    Lucas' resoning only insults my intelligence.
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  22. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

    Sep 2, 2012
    I think it insults everyone's intelligence.
  23. Big Bad Yoda Daddy

    Big Bad Yoda Daddy Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Mar 8, 2000
    Not to derail my own thread, but I can't resist on this one:

  24. Boxster

    Boxster Jedi Knight star 1

    Jul 13, 2005
    I think the majority of us here agrees, no, just no!