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fallensbane 11/1/2012 6:23:49 PM

I would die for a Thrawn trilogy, but at this point it is not going to happen and unlikely to ever happen. I can get over that. If whatever they do messes with the expanded universe I can deal with that as well. As a comic fan I have had to come to terms with changes made for movies and I am able to look at them both as their own entities. So I can watch whatever they do with the Movie/TV show and still enjoy my expanded universe as well.

The fact that we are getting more Star Wars films has be ridiculously excited. The fact that Lucas is not going writing/direction it is even better. I always found Lucas as a better idea/concept guy that with the help of others can really bring some amazing things to life. He will be using his ideas for this new trilogy but someone else is taking lead, that can only be good imo.

At this point I am just excited to see what the film will be about. Common sense just puts Luke in the Obi or Yoda role for this new series.

What would be awesome is if after this new trilogy they pull a Marvel type thing where they start developing multiple SW films with different characters at once. I know its Disney but man I would love to see a darker film about the bounty hunters. I could imagine a great darker star wars film put out by Tarantino or even Rodrigez. Imagine Del Toro or Peter Jackson in the drivers seat of a Star Wars film or Neil Blomkamp?

 

vitieddie 11/1/2012 6:47:04 PM

They also need a terrific villain ... dark side Leila? ... yummy

lazarus 11/1/2012 6:48:09 PM

Okay so why is there such a resistance to having the original trio in the films? They are the right age for the beginning of NJO. And you need to follow the book canon because the established universe has some definitive moments. Like Chewie dying to save Han and Anakin from a collapsing asteriod.

There is TONS of good material in the expanded universe novels to start with. I think the main char are too old for the Thrawn series although seeing Thrawn would be cool.

The NJO would be able to encompass 6 movies. The Vong would be excellent because they are a legit threat to the Jedi. Again stop wanting to kill characters off. It is not like Hamill and Fisher are in demand actors currently. Right?

swisshammer 11/1/2012 8:30:59 PM

Axia: Thanks! They would have to come up with a Sith character that is completely new. There are some great ones from the novels, sure, but I think Disney wants to separate themselves from the books and focus on a completely new story. Of course, the Emperor and Vader are a couple of the most powerful Sith ever, but there's definitely room to create a new villain. In fact, I just thought of this: what if the person who kills Luke isn't Sith at all, but is just a politically powerful person? Vader was supposed to bring the balance to the force, right? Well, that brings up a question: for how long? Is the prophecy about a guy who brings balance to the force for 30 years? Probably not. So if there is balance in the force, who can the big baddies be? Perhaps there's a schism politically, but we've seen that already with the prequels. I don't know. Either way, whoever kills Luke has to be incredibly formidable. Either way, I expect the movie to have a completely original story.

So, I'm not sure that Leia and Han will have twins. I'm not against that–I actually think the twin thing is a cool idea–I just think that Disney may even go out of their way to show that they are operating outside of the established expanded universe.

JitanPren 11/1/2012 8:45:52 PM

SWISS, the thing about a prophecy is this:  a seer who can farsee observes events as they will unfold. The seer then must put what he / she has seen into some sort of context based upon the limited events they observed. They don't have the whole picture just a part or fragments, thus a prophecy with few details. A vergence in the force, bring balance to the force. So the whole notion of bringing balance is based upon someone's interpretation of what they saw.

SarcasticCaveman 11/2/2012 1:41:48 AM

 For those of you who are saying start fresh with all new characters in a time far enough along to preserve the expanded universe that still makes sense in lieu of the prequels...I understand your desire, but it's probably not going to happen.  First off, i have some friends who REALLY follow the expanded universe, and even they say there are some books and comics that go against what others have said.  I think it was a tad lazy on the part of Lucas to just give free reign cannon to everybody who is lucky enough to get published, but whatever.  

Some of you say that people will go see it just because it's Star Wars...I'm sure you're correct for Star Wars fans, but in all honesty, I think enough people felt sufficiently burned by the prequels to think twice.  I'm not going to get into a "hatin' on the prequels" rant here, but you can't deny that a lot of people were disappointed.  Search your feelings, you KNOW it to be true.

I think some familiar faces, at least in the first movie, would go a long way.  I have many non-geek friends who are huge Star Wars fans, and they have been waiting for more Han and Leia and company since 1983.  If some characters from the original trilogy, besides the droids, appear in at least the first movie, they could then pass the torch to an all new cast of characters to explore and hopefully love.  I have not had high hopes for a Star Wars movie in a long time, and I love having this feeling again.

SarcasticCaveman 11/2/2012 1:43:50 AM

 I'm just one of those purists who believe, "If it doesn't happen onscreen, it's always subject to change."

wormlander 11/2/2012 6:59:53 AM

With so many excellent new (and old-school) directors on the market the only real question is if Lucas' 3rd Star Wars trilogy is worth shooting or not. Personally I believe it is. To continue the Skywalker saga with Luke as the ageing Jedi Master is all I want to see for the next three installments.

I've been complaining as much as the other guy about missed oportunities with the prequels, but to narrow it down - With a story centering on a political plot which everyone already knows the ending to, the prequel trilogy was doomed from the start. The original Star Wars is at its heart an unpredictable character driven road movie and this is the route the new installments will have to take or forever be owned by the OT, just like the prequels..

jackwagon 11/2/2012 7:47:59 AM

 lazarus,

I've discussed at length in my posts on this thread why the original trio should not come back in the next series of films.  The short version is that they already had their time in the limelight, so the torch needs to be passed to a new generation.  Star Trek has survived without using Kirk, Spock, and McCoy throughout its legacy, so I see no reason why Star Wars can't survive without Luke, Leia, and Han.

I'll even turn your question back on you.  Why the resistance to new characters?  Why do you think Star Wars can only work using the original trio from Episodes 4, 5, and 6?  Why do you suggest seeing more of the same when there are literally worlds of possibilities to explore this time around?

lazarus 11/2/2012 8:37:55 AM

One word Jackwagon that MARVEL uses well. C O N T I N U I T Y.

Even in Star Trek they had this, they used the old crew and then introduced the new one. Also there is a entire expanded universe that was built via the novels and comics. Guess what they all have. Yeap that is right. C O N T I N U I T Y.

Oh and in the new rebooted Star Trek, who are the three main character?

KIRK

SPOCK

MCCOY.

Any other questions?

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