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Discussion What We Do in the Dark Side: Taika Waititi to direct/co-write new Star Wars film

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Future Films - Spoilers Allowed' started by PymParticles , May 4, 2020.

  1. PymParticles

    PymParticles Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    There's nothing here to suggest that's what's happening here.
     
  2. EHT

    EHT Anthology Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Agreed. My only point with my "a statement like that sounds like it could be quite a while away" was that he could have simply said there's a plan, but it's a long plan and they will begin making the movie when the time is right... something like that. Just so nobody would be expecting him to start making a SW movie tomorrow that comes out next year. But his statement was so vague and made more reference to his own involvement in other non-SW things ("There’s a whole lot of other little things that I’ve got my sticky little fingers attached to, so we’ll see...") than it did to there simply being a long term plan, that it made things sound less sure, IMO.
     
  3. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel Socially And Emotionally Distant Mod Of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    This. ^

    Filmmakers should learn not to answer questions about big franchise movies with a shrug. Just say "it'll be awhile because we're taking our time to get it right". Uncertainty and vague answers are excitement and confidence killers. And franchise fans don't care what other projects you're putting their favorite franchise off for. "Prioritize what I care about" will always be the response.

    PR is a fine art, and shouldn't be drawn in crayon. ;)
     
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  4. bstnsx704

    bstnsx704 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    On the contrary, if I'm interested in a filmmaker, then I'm interested in that filmmaker – Taika's Star Wars is but one of many projects he's working on, and that's cool.

    And I'd rather have a truthful "It's still a while off yet" than some PR-laden pull quote about following a plan and all that; any of those clearly-orchestrated PR dealings always wind up the first bits of information that are overanalyzed and spun into all of the weird "The plan is falling apart" conspiracy theories in the fandom circles when things change and grow naturally.
     
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  5. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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    What could possibly go wrong with that plan?!
     
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  6. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Common sense! That has no chance of actually happening.
     
  7. PymParticles

    PymParticles Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    They started the script, like... a year ago, and I think the earliest they'd start filming is 2023, more realistically 2024. They're doing this well in advance, just like everyone has been complaining for. I think they'll be fine.
     
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  8. starfish

    starfish Chosen One star 5

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    the logo that they revealed with this is pretty unique and specific, kind of suggests to me that there’s a pretty clear idea for this film
     
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  9. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    I mean obviously they won’t start filming without a script. The idea that they would is laughable. It could still change a lot during filming like with Rogue One and countless other movies but a script will be in place.
     
  10. starfish

    starfish Chosen One star 5

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    sure, I’m just saying they have a unique logo, so they probably have a story idea to go with that
     
  11. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Agreed. And Jenkins herself seems pretty invested in this story.
     
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  12. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    That logo that was shown is the only reason why I'm most interested about this. That, and Thor Ragnarok, which I thought was brilliant.
     
  13. starfish

    starfish Chosen One star 5

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    wait, are the two films connected? maybe I missed something?

    I was just thinking about the Waititi film, the blue letters and all
     
  14. PrincessKenobi

    PrincessKenobi Future Films/NSF star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah there is no way they would film without a script. That is just shooting themselves in the foot.
     
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  15. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    No I just forgot which movie we were talking about. :p
     
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  16. EHT

    EHT Anthology Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Come on, keep up. :p
     
  17. starfish

    starfish Chosen One star 5

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    yeah, it would help me to keep up, if the rest of you can all keep up

    please, stay on target lol
     
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  18. Siphonophore

    Siphonophore Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    The logo reminds me a bit of the logo for Land of the Lost. Maybe Taika's film will take place in the ancient past. I can imagine the opening phrase to be something like:
    A really, really, really, really long time ago in a galaxy far, far away . . . .
     
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