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 It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic & New Movies Manager

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    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 Chosen One

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    I wouldn't mind if it's not Episode VII, VIII, or IX.
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  3. battlefrontboy Jedi Knight

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    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 Jedi Grand Master

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    This
  5. DanielUK Force Ghost

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  6. Joe Force Ghost

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    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 Chosen One

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  8. Apophis_ Jedi Grand Master

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    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 Jedi Master

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

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    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 Chosen One

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    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 Jedi Grand Master

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    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 Jedi Master

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    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 Force Ghost

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    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 Jedi Master

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  16. Danzo Jedi Grand Master

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    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 Jedi Grand Master

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    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 Force Ghost

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    After a proper trilogy or two...I'd be up for anything!
  19. darthtuttle Force Ghost

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    Seeing anakin solo alive is the number one reason i hope episode vii breaks continuity with the eu.
  20. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    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 Force Ghost

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    Lucas' resoning only insults my intelligence.
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  22. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    I think it insults everyone's intelligence.
  23. Big Bad Yoda Daddy Force Ghost

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

  24. Boxster Force Ghost

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