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Discussion Episode IX Story Discussion

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - IX: SA' started by Darth Formidious, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. Ed_Fett_77

    Ed_Fett_77 Jedi Knight star 2

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    First step get kannedy fired. Then find someone who understands the source Material.
    Two movies into the ST and there is nothing New what brings the Story forward, the Movies feel more like OT Fan comercials.
     
  2. solo77

    solo77 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    TLJ makes TFA look like Citizen Kane
     
  3. Charlie07

    Charlie07 Jedi Master star 4

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    All i've heard for two years has been how "TFA is a poor ANH". Rian gives everyone the middle finger and creates a movie that subverts the expectations and headcanon, now everyone is going to swing back to the other side?

    What Now is the PERFECT title for this thread. I am tingling with anticipation for IX. We have no idea where this is heading and I'M LOVING IT!!
     
  4. nightangel

    nightangel Force Ghost star 6

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    yep, not worth the time to invest on this anymore. No more super Rey against emo Kylo.
     
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  5. Disciple-of-Tython

    Disciple-of-Tython Jedi Master star 4

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    I’m excited to see how Abrams salvages the trilogy.
     
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  6. Jedi Master Scorpio

    Jedi Master Scorpio Star Wars Television star 4 Staff Member Moderator

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    In 100% agreement.
     
  7. RokurGepta

    RokurGepta Jedi Master star 2

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    I hope there’s at least a several year time jump between films. I haven’t seen TLJ yet, and I assume it implies the passage of time, what with Rey’s training and all, but it could still only be a matter of weeks. This trilogy won’t feel momentous enough if the whole thing only takes place over the course of an in-universe month.
     
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  8. woj101

    woj101 Jedi Master star 2

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    I'm pretty sure apparation Luke says to Ben, "See you around, kiddo" - which has got be a sign that Luke will continue to play a part in both Rey's and Ben's arcs in IX, though I'm not expecting much screen time.

    The whole Canto Bight storyline can only be justified in that it introduces broom boy and his pals, so they must take inspiration from Luke's passive sacrifice and form some form of force-wielding peace corps, presumably under Leia's leadership until she's written out.

    Rey's origins need fleshing out. If the BS about her in TLJ turns out to be legit then.... no words [face_sigh]I guess it would mean that Ben is the last Skywalker, Ben will get his comeuppance, and hence the Skywalker saga will end, but it would be on a rather sour note for the troubled family to end: Shmi - dead by Tuskens; Anakin - lost his wife and children, mutilated by lightsabres and fire, then beholden to the Emperor, before a moment's redemption; Luke - no parents, dead uncle & aunt, some fun fighting the Empire, then a life spent alone on an island, death by over-exertion; Leia - home planet blown in front of her eyes, lost son, died inexplicably between films; Ben - didn't like Daddy but we'll never know why (?), thought his Uncle was trying to do him in, then years in spat with Hux whilst dissed by Snoke, then shot by Chewie, sliced by Rey, embarrassed by Uncle... what an unfortunate family the Skywalkers turned out to be.
     
  9. Ed_Fett_77

    Ed_Fett_77 Jedi Knight star 2

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    Disney should definitely stay away from leting fanboys direct SW Movies.
     
  10. dogprivilege

    dogprivilege Jedi Knight star 3

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    I weirdly am not feeling a ton of anticipation for IX, but I still totally feel this. I think it's because VIII is just SO much and kind of resolves the immediate story established by VII without resolving the larger story, so that you're left feeling way more satisfied storywise at the end of VIII than VII.

    I'm kind of just so happy that this movie exists in a way. It has its flaws (some pacing/tone issues, Finn in particular wasn't written well), but it just completely launches the franchise forward in such an intense, satisfying way. I'm so excited to see how the story progresses
     
  11. Maylander

    Maylander Jedi Knight star 1

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    1) Setting up Kylo vs Rey for the final movie by removing everyone else was hardly "subverting expectations". It was exactly as expected.
    2) We do have an idea of where this is heading. In fact, we know exactly where it is headed: Luke's actions help spark resistance around the galaxy, allowing Poe (not Leia, she'll be out of the picture soon) to rebuild. Rey trains herself via the books she stole and eventually flattens Kylo. Skywalker lineage ends. Boom, done. Abrams is a good director, but he's hardly one for amazing plot twists or deep backgrounds. It'll be very predictable.
     
  12. Hopeless

    Hopeless Jedi Master star 4

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    FANBOY?!
    Oi maybe Abrams, the cast did their best but otherwise NOPE!
     
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  13. EHT

    EHT New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    This isn't that hard. Stay on topic in here and be constructive.

     
  14. cerealbox

    cerealbox Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Ironically the heroes are now like the cast of Rebels more than ever. Just replace the Ghost with the Falcon.
     
  15. BalanceOfTheForce

    BalanceOfTheForce Jedi Knight star 3

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    BB-8 shooting stormtroppers in the walker was such a Chopper thing to do
     
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  16. EHT

    EHT New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Thinking about this more, this really does fit better into the Episode IX forum. You can still use your thoughts from TLJ to inform your discussion points, but it's more about the next steps than it is solely about TLJ. So I'm moving this to the Episode IX forum.
     
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  17. Darth Camp

    Darth Camp Jedi Knight star 1

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    I’m not at all excited for an episode 9. When I left the theater after seeing The Force Awakens I would have immediately gone in to see an Episode 8. After seeing The Last Jedi I just do not care.

    One of the biggest problems with this film is that it blows everything up and fails to set up anything new that you want to see answered in the 3rd film.

    Luke is dead. Snoke is dead. Leia will have to die (off screen). Rey’s parents do not matter. All that can happen is Rey confronts Kylo and wins, which she already did in TFA.
     
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  18. cerealbox

    cerealbox Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Knights of Ren sub-bosses!!!!!!


    If there's one thing TLJ could set up, is that 6 of Lukes ex-students became the Knights of Ren.

    Let's face it. TLJ Marketing is now done with Snoke and the Praetorian guard. Phasma is gone.

    They're running out of stormtrooper variants.


    And now Kylo's on the throne.


    Episode IX's going to have to market the living $@%# out of the Knights of Ren as formidable enemies to the good guys.
     
  19. jedijax

    jedijax Force Ghost star 6

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    Perhaps IX will be another ANH since, from what I am hearing, TLJ pretty much ends like ROTS.

    But EVERYTHING has to be wrapped up in another A New Hope movie. And JJ is an expert at making A New Hope movies lol. So he can do another.

    Probably another Death Star lol

    Darth Camp that's pretty much it. We have a villain and a hero but the hero has already beaten the villain. Either they BOTH die or Rey beats Kylo AGAIN.
     
  20. nightangel

    nightangel Force Ghost star 6

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    The main problem is that TLJ was the end of this trilogy (made of only 2 movies this time). The next movie should not be called IX and be a standalone or a start of a new trilogy. Everything is wrapped up to start something new in 20-100 years.
     
  21. jedijax

    jedijax Force Ghost star 6

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    I will never ever say what should or probably will take place. However, it would be nice if Rey did more soul searching and research what REALLY happened in her past and pull more twists about her background that leads to more tension and resolutions at least. It is possible, although remotely so, that the junkers were not her real parents. I don't want to get into a Rey parentage thing again, but I'd like to think there's more to the story and that "more" has great impact on how this all ends up.

    Seems like there should be two duaologies rather than one trilogy.
     
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  22. JadeShadow94

    JadeShadow94 Jedi Padawan

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    I think that it would be interesting if Rey is led by Luke or a force vision to an enclave that is a haven for Jedi to escape the Dark Side. Run by an old survivor of the Jedi Purge, so Rey gets to see what actual Jedi are like. Maybe she even discovers that this is where she is truly from and that Kylo Ren was trying to manipulate her. Maybe even make reference that she was a virgin birth, connecting her to the Chosen One legend. She comes to the realization that the enclave has strayed from the Jedi path, because they are unwilling to reconnect with the outside world and take on the mantel of the galaxies protectors. She then tries to convince them to join her, and there's a big back and forth on how Jedi aren't supposed to be war mongers, but Rey argues that they have to stand for what is right.

    It would give Rey some actual character motivation and development that I think a lot of people have been missing out on from her. The back half could have an awesome duel sequence between Rey's Jedi recruits and Kylo's Knights of Ren.
     
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  23. Chunkydumb

    Chunkydumb Jedi Knight star 2

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    This. 100%. My major problem with TLJ is Luke dying but we have no idea what will happen in IX with him, especially now that Carrie is gone, and I can't wait. RJ, despite cocking up in some places, has taken these characters to a place none of us expected and I avidly await 2019.
     
  24. Darth Smurf

    Darth Smurf Force Ghost star 6

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    There was certainly more, however show must go on. The King is dead, long live the King!
     
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  25. Chunkydumb

    Chunkydumb Jedi Knight star 2

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    Whats the world like in 2019 then? Any different? Much be a great honour for you to have time travelled and watched IX already. Sorry mate but I'm calling bs on it being predictable, we have no idea what they're going to pull off.