Official Episode 7/8/9 etc rumour / news thread!
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  • Posted On: Oct 30 2012 8:54pm
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  • Posted On: Oct 30 2012 11:03pm
Yeah, this could be interesting.

Seems like Episode 7, 8 and 9 are on the cards folks...
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  • Posted On: Oct 31 2012 3:18am
Well, I had to pop in for this one.

I guess Lucas finally milked his last drop out of this franchise...
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  • Posted On: Oct 31 2012 3:31am
So, obviously picking up Marvel and LucasFilm means Thor 3 we find him fighting the Galactic Empire.

And I'm alright with that. :P
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  • Posted On: Oct 31 2012 3:33am
Episode VII in 2015, with plans to make a Star Wars film every year or so after that.

Man...I was not really expecting this. I'm both excited and terrifying for the future of the brand. Star Wars is an IP behemoth, so I'm hopeful that if they don't run it completely into the ground with the first few movies, it'll be a lot like James Bond in the hit-and-miss respect. I think I could live with that.

Mainly, I'm just glad George at least had the foresight not to drag the brand to hell with him when he dies.
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  • Posted On: Oct 31 2012 2:29pm
Disney owns Marvel, and I've been pretty happy with Marvel's recent films (most of them).

We might get a real Thrawn Trilogy on film. Thrawn, BSG-style.
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  • Posted On: Oct 31 2012 6:38pm
Maybe I'm just being pessimistic after seeing the franchise I loved as a child molested in more recent years (looking at you, prequels...), or maybe I just think nothing they can put out will ever live up to my unrealistic ideals, but I just fear we are going to get more Phantom Menace... when what I want is more Empire.

Perhaps I'm wrong though, and now that Lucas is taking a backseat Star Wars can be returned to its former glory.

Here is your chance, TRF! Start cranking out those screenplays! LOL
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  • Posted On: Nov 1 2012 5:35pm
From Daemon"Maybe I'm just being pessimistic after seeing the franchise I loved as a child molested in more recent years (looking at you, prequels...), or maybe I just think nothing they can put out will ever live up to my unrealistic ideals, but I just fear we are going to get more Phantom Menace... when what I want is more Empire.


100% percent with you on this one!

I guess Lucas finally milked his last drop out of this franchise...


hehe $4.5 Billion dollars is not a bad nest egg... :P


Perhaps I'm wrong though, and now that Lucas is taking a backseat Star Wars can be returned to its former glory.


I think its a good thing, but it all depends on who they hire to do the job, if they get a good script with a good director , could turn out to be the best thing that happened to it.


From Titus"We might get a real Thrawn Trilogy on film. Thrawn, BSG-style"



Unfortunately, apparently they have said no to this, a shame, another opportunity missed..

(according to this source: http://uk.eonline.com/news/358685/star-wars-7-plot-will-be-an-original-story-says-lucasfilm-source )

That said, plenty more stories and characters in the SW realm, so I guess we'll just have to see what they come up with.

I'm up for seeing some new awesome characters, perhaps some fresh air will do it all some good. ;)

Although my first reaction was to cringe, the more I think about it, the more cautiously optimistic I am becoming...
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  • Posted On: Nov 1 2012 11:48pm
I think it's all a good thing. I've ready ROTJ was supposed to be much darker, even having Han get killed, but Lucas said 'no, no, no' to any of those ideas. And recently he got stuck making his live action series which I also see Disney attempting to try.

The only thing I fear is a Star Trek scenario where way too much is crammed down our throats. Movie after movie and a tv series... or two. I've liked it all spread out and pray Disney will not do like ten re-releases int he theaters. LOL

Plus, I just want to see Mara Jade on the big screen already too. :)
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  • Posted On: Nov 2 2012 12:43am
Thanks for the link, Seth.

Still so many questions to be answered though... now that we know it is going to be an all-original story for Ep VII, I immediately have 20 more questions. Do we think that the story will be further ahead in the future than we have seen much, with completely new characters and story? Or will it be in the future covered by material from novels, etc? And if so, will we see re-appearing characters from the OT, and if that is the case, will we be seeing roles reprized by the original actors? Or will the movie be in the time frame covered by novels but ignoring canon in favor of a brand new take?

Ok, I think it's safe to say I'm already through the logical jaded skepticism and back into full screeching fanboy mode.