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Discussion Kevin Feige to Produce New Standalone Star Wars Film

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Future Films - Spoilers Allowed' started by RokurGepta, Sep 25, 2019.

  1. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    They’ve already said The High Republic is exclusively a publishing initiative and not connected to any upcoming films or shows. Why do people still persist with these silly rumors? It would be awesome to have Larson in the GFFA though.
     
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  2. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    we knoe books and comics are the first to establish the high republic and we might get more down the line. his movie might be 5-6 years down the line.
     
  3. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    They specifically stated that it will not overlap with anything currently planned for production. As Feige’s film (even though it’s still far off) is already planned and announced it is included in that statement. Now that doesn’t stop them from eventually exploring that time period with films or shows if they wish but it does mean they have no plans to do so right now.
     
  4. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    True, but i wonder what timeline he choose if not high republic or the skywalker aga timeline. too early for old republic.
     
  5. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Feige's #1 Fan and Ryan Church Aficionado star 6

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    Only Lucasfilm said the High Republic era would not be for TV or film. So not likely. At least, they have no current plans to do it.
     
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  6. Crod1992

    Crod1992 Jedi Youngling

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    Maybe they will go into the old republic
     
  7. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Too soon with the high repulbic as the main thing.
     
  8. PymParticles

    PymParticles Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Not really. While people like us will know the books and comics are exploring the High Republic, the vast majority of general audience members will have no idea that the publishing line even exists. The demographic most likely to be confused by two competing eras is also the least likely to know there are two eras being explored simultaneously.
     
  9. Darth PJ

    Darth PJ Force Ghost star 5

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    I'm pretty sure they could do a standalone film about Bane or 'Bounty Hunters' etc., in any time setting, without it necessarily being an 'Old Republic' or 'Prequel Era' film, and without it impacting on other films going forward.
     
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  10. Darth Smurf

    Darth Smurf Force Ghost star 6

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    Who wants to see that?
     
  11. Darth PJ

    Darth PJ Force Ghost star 5

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    You think there would be no audience interest in a film that centred around the underworld of bounty hunters or an origin story of the Sith? Really? The ST was struggling to find an original story/characters, yet made billions. Point being, there should be no limit to the opportunities to create standalone films, which don't significantly impact existing continuity. It just takes imagination/creativity, and a bit of talent.
     
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  12. Darth Smurf

    Darth Smurf Force Ghost star 6

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    The ST had Leia and Luke. R1 had Vader, Tarkin, Death Star while Solo had Copy Paste Solo and the financial outcome was around 400 M$
    IMO a movie about bounty hunter at the moment would end up somewhere between 600-700 M$ at best - and Disney knows this.
    Don't get me wrong, I would love to see what you said but I think Disney is now producing TV stuff to find the "hook" for the next mass appealing movie.
     
  13. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    And if there do sithlord bane it be trilogy and not a standalone and bounty hunters is like a solo that shound't be movie.
     
  14. Darth PJ

    Darth PJ Force Ghost star 5

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    So I agree with you re. where Disney's thinking is currently at... but I'm not sure that's the right strategy to garner success, or enjoyment of fans. If their plan is based around each future film having the draw to hit the $£billion mark, or whatever that high end indicator is, they'll probably make all the same mistakes they did (IMHO) with the ST.
    They are making a big problem for themselves if they believe Disney+ is the avenue to successful films. Sure, they can testbed ideas/concepts, but not everyone in the world has access to Disney +... so it's still a relatively niche audience in terms of who can get access to it. They'd be better off, IMHO, continuing to develop/release 'good' anthology films, that help retain and grow audience interest in Star Wars, even if not box office smashes. MCU seemed quite successful at that in the past... But that's just my opinion... :)
     
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