Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by TheBoogieMan, Oct 17, 2006.
Yes, based on the EU
Oh yeah, there are some great authors in the FanFic, who uber-pwn George.
Nah. I'm still trying to forget the last three.
No, the saga of Anakin Skywalker has been told. It's enough.
Yes. New material. Nothing from the EU. Go way into the past or way into the future. I doubt we'll see anymore SW films though.
Other than the Zahn trilogy, I wouldn't mind going way back in time to the formation of the Sith and Jedi Order. That would be very cool.
Yes. KOTOR has potential as a film if done properly.
I'm really surprised that 'No' is winning. I thought 'Yes' would win by a mile.
I would love to see another movie, but we are at the threshold 2 TV Series. That should satisfy the geekish hunger within us all.
My thoughts exactly.
Yes, I'd love to see some of the EU books made into movies. The X-Wing series, the Thrawn series . . . Crystal Planet
See, I expected the exact opposite... Weird.
Yeah, pre-prequel films would be certainly interesting. Maybe from the time of the great Jedi-Sith war and when the prophecy about the Chosen One was made...
No, I wouldn't. I'd like the EU, at least, to remain undefiled.
I'm also hoping that sometime in the future, Lucas decides to do the reverse to the PT what he did to the OT: take out all the SFX and add a story
I was tempted to say 'no' as I'm not sure I could stomach another 9 years of incessant complaining.
Also, I'm very satisfied with the 6 we have now. The overarching story is quite nice I think.
Still, I think the only reason why Lucas would make another (or let someone else) is because he somehow has more story to tell. That I wouldn't mind.
Plus, ultimately I can just stop coming here (and have in the past) when the complaining got to be too much (I believe the most recent culprit was a thread which claimed the PT was less than the OT because Hayden and Natalie were good-looking whereas Mark and Carrie were 'normal').
Definitely not based on EU...I don't like the EU but that's not the reason I don't want an EU film. The fact is, most people don't have a clue who Mara Jade is, or that Chewbacca died, or that the Emperor cloned his body (worst story ever) etc etc etc. To make a movie based around events that the general public doesn't have a clue about isn't gonna work.
That includes the old era (KOTOR etc) especially since the movies contradict the EU about the formation of the Republic and history of the Sith etc.
I would like Star Wars to remain as is...a series of six movies, however I wouldn't mind a prequel to the saga (don't call it Star Wars though) set a thousand years before TPM with the Jedi's war to free the galaxy from Sith rule, leading to the formation of the Republic.
I d liked some EU Material on celluid I guess Harrison is the perfect age for the newest part eh?
Bu it could also be cartoon, If it doesnt look like the clonewars cartoon ;P
I'd love a movie based on EU material, I don't mind what, as long as it is a part of the Star Wars Universe.
I think it'd be fun to see stories made from some of the novelizations (Shadows of the Empire would have been awesome) but a lot of them would be impossible to do now since people have grown up/died/etc.
I would love to see a EU based movie.
I'd say Yes for the fun and love factor. I would love to see another Star Wars movie, based off EU or not. Simply because I think it would be fun. The only problem with basing it off the EU is the fact, as DV said, that nearly all of them include main characters such as Luke and Leia etc. And you don't have the actors for that these days. That said, the X-Wing series would be prime books for movies then.
But I'd still agree with Boogie and the others that someone other than George needs to do them.
No. Virtually none of the EU material would work as films.
Ha, I love when someone believes everything that present-day Lucas says. This 'tragedy of Anakin Skywalker' malarky was just a cover so Lucas didn't have to do any movies, but if you dig deep in the Lucas-quote archive, he will always contradict:
Once Upon A Galaxy: A Journal of The Making of ?The Empire Strikes Back?
Alan Arnold. Sphere Books Ltd 1980
MARIN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
Monday, October 29 
AA: Tell me more about the overall concept of the Star Wars saga.
GL: There are essentially nine films in a series of three trilogies. The first trilogy is about the young Ben Kenobi and the early life of Luke's father when Luke was a little boy. This trilogy takes place some twenty years before the second trilogy which includes Star Wars and Empire. About a year or two passes between each story of the trilogy and about twenty years passes between the trilogies. The entire saga spans about fifty-five years.
AA: How much is written?
GL: I have story treatments on all nine. I also have voluminous notes, histories, and other material I?ve developed for various purposes. Some of it will be used, some not. Originally, when I wrote Star Wars, it developed into an epic on the scale of War and Peace, so big I couldn't possibly make it into a movie. So I cut it in half, but it was still too big, so I cut each half into three parts. I then had material for six movies. After the success of Star Wars I added another trilogy but stopped there, primarily because reality took over. After all, it takes three years to prepare and make a Star Wars picture. How many years are left? So I'm still left with three trilogies of nine films. At two hours each, that?s about eighteen hours of film!
Please don't state as fact that the story is over, cause our beloved creator had a different take when making the OT movies, and curious enough he never mentions once in this interview of the story of Darth Vader. I don't mind Lucas saying he didn't want to do anymore SW movies, cause he has to have some life outside SW, but for him to say to Leslie Stahl on 60 Minutes last year, "9 films was always this media myth." I wonder why he constantly needs to lie?
I don't know. Nothing pre-TPM or post-ROTJ. I think the best bet for a new film would be a SW Episode 2.5. I feel we didn't get to see much of the Clone Wars with it starting at the end of AOTC and ending around the middle of ROTS. I think a movie based on Obi Wan and Anakin's adventures through the Clone Wars would be cool, but this would only be acceptable if every actor agreed to do another film. More stuff from Dooku and GG could be seen and more battles from around the galaxy. I've always wanted to see a battle on Kamino on the big screen. A droid attack on the cloning facilities would be great, as would a Dooku/Windu duel. I think that idea would only help the story by making all the characters deeper, showing more of Palpatine's manipulation of Anakin and his anguish over being seperated from Padme.
I'm not really interested in seeing any stories before or after the saga we have now.
I would like some stuff on the Solos, there is so much material that could be put on the big screen there.