Official Episode 7/8/9 etc rumour / news thread!
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  • Posted On: Nov 5 2012 4:06am
I started out with annoyance thinking it would be the clone wars tv show all over again. Then I said, well they did the Avengers, that wasn't animated crap, maybe it'll be ok. I talked to comic book friends who felt Disney had handled the Avengers pretty well as far as handling a subject with far reaching pre-established canon can be done, so I felt cautiously optimistic.

The news that its going to be an original story makes me far less excited, especially because there was so many options for a good movie from the EU. The Thrawn trilogy seems like the obvious choice, but X-wing series is another one I've seen thrown around a lot. Hell, I'm not a big fan of Truce at Bakura as a book, but I think it could make a good movie. I don't really have a reason for disliking it, just was never a favourite, certainly didn't reread it a bunch. But you've got an invading alien species, some space battles, its got the main characters, right after Return of the Jedi so no worries about people missing parts of the story, seems like a good one.
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  • Posted On: Nov 7 2012 2:11pm
Eagerly awaiting information about the script and director. This could be huge!

An interesting aspect of Star Wars is that it is not well known outside of the Anglosphere- even just America, really. More movies could change that, making Star Wars an international brand.

It is interesting to compare Star Wars with something like Harry Potter, which is famous throughout Asia, etc.
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  • Posted On: Nov 9 2012 8:16am
the rumor right now is that Harrison Ford is in talks to return as Han Solo in one of the upcoming films...
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  • Posted On: Nov 9 2012 9:39am
Alright, I think this thread just became the official Episode 7,8,9 rumour / news thread :P

Hear anything new about the new films / TV series etc... post it all here, along with any sources or links you may have (if possible)
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  • Posted On: Nov 9 2012 5:39pm
Summarzing news from today

Zack Snyder will not be directing
Spielberg will NOT be directing

Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3 and Little Miss Sunshine) is writing it
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  • Posted On: Nov 21 2012 2:24am
I hope it doesn't blow.

He seems to have something in mind for 'wrapping things up'.
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  • Posted On: Dec 6 2012 4:00am
I like how Gungans are extinct in the next trilogy era.
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  • Posted On: Feb 10 2013 5:14am

Apparently they also are making character specific spin-offs.
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  • Posted On: Mar 14 2013 4:50am
I have a bad feeling about this.
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  • Posted On: Apr 3 2013 6:27pm