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« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2012, 01:03:45 pm »
It's certainly a surefire cash cow, but I'm a bit unclear on how it's going to work.  Are two movies going to be ancillary character developments and the third movie of the year an "Episode VII"?
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« Reply #41 on: November 16, 2012, 01:42:49 pm »
It's certainly a surefire cash cow, but I'm a bit unclear on how it's going to work.  Are two movies going to be ancillary character developments and the third movie of the year an "Episode VII"?

Who knows.  But they can do what they want.

Ep 7 could be an into to a whole host of spawn of Luke and Leia/Han, or a complete tangent, with others being brought in later.

The point being that the Marvel plan was simply to establish the characters in their current guise, then tease about a collaboration, and then do the collaboration (in the case of The Avengers, to very entertaining effect).

All of this is made easier by not calling Episode VII "Episode VII".
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« Reply #42 on: November 16, 2012, 02:11:57 pm »
Who knows.  But they can do what they want.

Ep 7 could be an into to a whole host of spawn of Luke and Leia/Han, or a complete tangent, with others being brought in later.

The point being that the Marvel plan was simply to establish the characters in their current guise, then tease about a collaboration, and then do the collaboration (in the case of The Avengers, to very entertaining effect).

All of this is made easier by not calling Episode VII "Episode VII".

This is true.
But there's a massive amount of Star Wars books that are considered "canon" that fill in a lot of the backstory, and also continue the story for a few decades past A New Hope.  And, surprisingly, they're quite good.  Mostly.

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« Reply #43 on: November 16, 2012, 02:34:05 pm »
This is true.
But there's a massive amount of Star Wars books that are considered "canon" that fill in a lot of the backstory, and also continue the story for a few decades past A New Hope.  And, surprisingly, they're quite good.  Mostly.

I'm curious how close they'll stick to any of these.  Lucas isn't exactly Tolkein, and while Peter Jackson did his fair share of "tweaking" his LOTR movies, they mostly stayed on track.  I assume the Star Wars franchise is more conducive to deviations (I haven't read any of the books).
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« Reply #44 on: November 16, 2012, 03:40:26 pm »
I'm curious how close they'll stick to any of these.  Lucas isn't exactly Tolkein, and while Peter Jackson did his fair share of "tweaking" his LOTR movies, they mostly stayed on track.  I assume the Star Wars franchise is more conducive to deviations (I haven't read any of the books).

It might end up more analogous to HHGTTG than LOTR, where the radio show, tv show and books all offer somewhat different versions of roughly similar stories.
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« Reply #45 on: November 16, 2012, 03:48:03 pm »
More likely it will be like the video games and "clone wars", where they just made up a bunch of stuff that looks cool and called it "Star Wars Stuff".

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« Reply #46 on: November 20, 2012, 08:44:23 pm »
It might end up more analogous to HHGTTG than LOTR, where the radio show, tv show and books all offer somewhat different versions of roughly similar stories.
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« Reply #47 on: November 20, 2012, 08:48:43 pm »
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« Reply #48 on: November 20, 2012, 09:06:56 pm »
Star Wars sequels to follow the Marvel comics structure of multiple parallel character development movies culminating in an ensemble effort.  They are looking to release two or three movies a year.

The comment about the successful splitting of single episodes into multiple films is yet another example of life imitating The Onion.
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« Reply #49 on: November 21, 2012, 07:39:51 am »
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« Reply #50 on: November 21, 2012, 07:48:51 am »
I'm curious how close they'll stick to any of these.  Lucas isn't exactly Tolkein, and while Peter Jackson did his fair share of "tweaking" his LOTR movies, they mostly stayed on track.  I assume the Star Wars franchise is more conducive to deviations (I haven't read any of the books).

Lucas didn't write the books, people like Timothy Zahn, Kevin J. Anderson, Troy Denning etc did.  So they're pretty well written.

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« Reply #51 on: February 05, 2013, 02:36:33 pm »
Well we now know that JJ Abrams is going to direct Episode VII, which is great news.

Meanwhile, the Marvelisation of Star Wars is proceeding, with stand-alone solo films in the offing.  The first being for Yoda.
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« Reply #52 on: February 05, 2013, 02:39:18 pm »
Well we now know that JJ Abrams is going to direct Episode VII, which is great news.

Meanwhile, the Marvelisation of Star Wars is proceeding, with stand-alone solo films in the offing.  The first being for Yoda.

If Disney can pull this off even half as well as Marvel, it will be a good thing.
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« Reply #53 on: February 05, 2013, 02:55:44 pm »
If Disney can pull this off even half as well as Marvel, it will be a good thing.

I watched The Avengers - again - at the weekend.  Just a perfect fun, action movie.


ETA:  I'm so jazzed for Ironman 3 and Star Trek into Darkness.
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« Reply #54 on: February 05, 2013, 03:04:31 pm »
I watched The Avengers - again - at the weekend.  Just a perfect fun, action movie.


ETA:  I'm so jazzed for Ironman 3 and Star Trek into Darkness.

I watched The Avengers with the addition of Rifftrax this weekend.  Not Twilight good, but quite nice.
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« Reply #55 on: February 05, 2013, 06:54:48 pm »
I watched The Avengers - again - at the weekend.  Just a perfect fun, action movie.


ETA:  I'm so jazzed for Ironman 3 and Star Trek into Darkness.

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« Reply #56 on: February 07, 2013, 01:58:00 pm »
...and, of course, no spin-off set would be complete without Han Solo and Boba Fett.

Disney is going to make a killing.
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« Reply #57 on: February 07, 2013, 02:17:00 pm »
...and, of course, no spin-off set would be complete without Han Solo and Boba Fett.

Disney is going to make a killing.

But where will Leia and Padme fit in on the Disney Princess Hierarchy?
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« Reply #58 on: February 07, 2013, 02:31:00 pm »
But where will Leia and Padme fit in on the Disney Princess Hierarchy?

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« Reply #59 on: February 21, 2013, 10:15:22 am »
It looks like Luke is back as well.
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