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(Slate)   "Christopher Nolan would be a terrible choice to direct Star Wars VII, mostly since he'd cast Christian Bale"   (slate.com) divider line 118
    More: Obvious, Christian Bale, Star Wars, film noir, Guillermo del Toro, space operas, Hans Zimmer, Memento, antiheroes  
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2012-10-31 08:39:57 PM  
That actually sounds pretty awesome. Maybe Joseph Gordan Levitt as a Jedi? I'd pay to see it.
 
2012-10-31 09:00:11 PM  
I lol'd.

Of course while Bale would be a terrible choice, he'd be better than Hayden Christensen
 
2012-10-31 09:00:18 PM  
Michael Caine as Obi-Wan.
 
2012-10-31 09:01:49 PM  
Marion Cotillard as Mara Jade.
 
2012-10-31 09:02:46 PM  

kronicfeld: Marion Cotillard as Mara Jade.


So is it a forgone conclusion that Disney is going to crib from the expanded universe?
 
2012-10-31 09:21:41 PM  
Am I the only one who thought 'mm the idea of star wars was alright, but the execution was shiat, by everyone's account"? Even the original trilogy. Star Wars can NOT be any worse than it currently is. Batman can not be any better than it currently is.

Let that be a gauging point for you all... or however you spell 'gauging'. Gaugin? No...
 
2012-10-31 09:45:52 PM  

Nefarious: kronicfeld: Marion Cotillard as Mara Jade.

So is it a forgone conclusion that Disney is going to crib from the expanded universe?


I don't have the text of their agreement, but all the EU stuff is officially canon, so they'd better not stomp all over it. That's exactly why Bioware went back into ancient times- so they could do whatever they wanted. (Before they ruined that, too)
 
2012-10-31 09:53:32 PM  
Okay, if we are going forward from the fall of the emperor, who is going to play the noghri? I have an...... interest...
 
2012-10-31 10:04:43 PM  

kingoomieiii: Nefarious: kronicfeld: Marion Cotillard as Mara Jade.

So is it a forgone conclusion that Disney is going to crib from the expanded universe?

I don't have the text of their agreement, but all the EU stuff is officially canon, so they'd better not stomp all over it. That's exactly why Bioware went back into ancient times- so they could do whatever they wanted. (Before they ruined that, too)


Prepare Star Wars universe for "red matterization."
 
2012-10-31 10:17:54 PM  
Ron Pearlman needs to be involved somehow.
 
2012-10-31 10:25:45 PM  

Shostie: kingoomieiii: Nefarious: kronicfeld: Marion Cotillard as Mara Jade.

So is it a forgone conclusion that Disney is going to crib from the expanded universe?

I don't have the text of their agreement, but all the EU stuff is officially canon, so they'd better not stomp all over it. That's exactly why Bioware went back into ancient times- so they could do whatever they wanted. (Before they ruined that, too)

Prepare Star Wars universe for "red matterization."


Oh god help us all.
 
2012-10-31 10:42:48 PM  

The English Major: Shostie: kingoomieiii: Nefarious: kronicfeld: Marion Cotillard as Mara Jade.

So is it a forgone conclusion that Disney is going to crib from the expanded universe?

I don't have the text of their agreement, but all the EU stuff is officially canon, so they'd better not stomp all over it. That's exactly why Bioware went back into ancient times- so they could do whatever they wanted. (Before they ruined that, too)

Prepare Star Wars universe for "red matterization."

Oh god help us all.


Yeah, the asshole fanboy whining would be unbearable.
 
2012-11-01 12:11:04 AM  
as i have said before, brad bird would be my first choice, but nolan would be good. of course, he works currently on warner brothers films, so its largely moot.
 
2012-11-01 12:11:12 AM  
they should make it so the space people land on earth and then get rid of all their technology and just cool out. then we can flash forward and realize that THEY ARE OUR ANCESTORS and weren't really from earth but were from like a long time ago an also from like a bunch of planets away from earth.
 
2012-11-01 12:17:24 AM  
Is this some long-form joke that Lucas is playing on the world. After several months of everyone talking about how much X director would suck at making a Star Wars film, everyone gets a collective epiphany of the fact that there's only ONE director who has ever made a successful Star Wars film, and that was 1977 George Lucas.

/Hell, just let Kevin Smith take a crack at it. At least he's bothered to know it's canon.
 
2012-11-01 12:17:55 AM  
*bwaaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmm*

www.seeklogo.com
 
2012-11-01 12:21:01 AM  
Uh, exsqueeze me, but the only non-Batman movie that Nolan cast Bale in was "The Prestige", and that was only because the original actor (Jude Law) was forced out by David O. Russell. (Russell wanted Law for "I Heart Huckabees", and he put Nolan in a headlock to force him to recast the role. True story.) So basically, fark you, subby, and fark you, article writer.
 
2012-11-01 12:22:32 AM  

propasaurus: Michael Caine as Obi-Wan.


Luke, you're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!
 
2012-11-01 12:25:51 AM  
So refuting fanboy speculation is what passes for entertainment news these days?
 
2012-11-01 12:26:02 AM  
he saved batman, created the prestige and inceptiom while doing so. i'd prefer brad bird, but i would be nothing but happy if nolan took over. the problem with that hope is that of course he is currently working with WB on superman and thus is likely not allowed to work on a disney project (since they are against each other
 
2012-11-01 12:28:35 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Uh, exsqueeze me, but the only non-Batman movie that Nolan cast Bale in was "The Prestige", and that was only because the original actor (Jude Law) was forced out by David O. Russell. (Russell wanted Law for "I Heart Huckabees", and he put Nolan in a headlock to force him to recast the role. True story.) So basically, fark you, subby, and fark you, article writer.



What the fark? This Russell sounds like a raving lunatic.
 
2012-11-01 12:29:24 AM  
And Cillian Murphy as Salacious Crumb.
 
2012-11-01 12:30:30 AM  
Christian Bale would make a pretty good Sith.

betterinrealife.com

www.craigerscinemacorner.com

/One thing you cannot say about Christian Bale is he isn't dedicated to his craft
 
2012-11-01 12:32:42 AM  

Twist2005: What the fark? This Russell sounds like a raving lunatic.


Check it.
 
2012-11-01 12:33:17 AM  

Twist2005: B.L.Z. Bub: Uh, exsqueeze me, but the only non-Batman movie that Nolan cast Bale in was "The Prestige", and that was only because the original actor (Jude Law) was forced out by David O. Russell. (Russell wanted Law for "I Heart Huckabees", and he put Nolan in a headlock to force him to recast the role. True story.) So basically, fark you, subby, and fark you, article writer.


What the fark? This Russell sounds like a raving lunatic.


Link
 
2012-11-01 12:36:31 AM  
Tim Burton. Danny Elfmans take on the Star Wars them would be sublime.
 
2012-11-01 12:37:10 AM  
theme, even.
 
2012-11-01 12:37:14 AM  
Kill this article and its author.
 
2012-11-01 12:39:51 AM  
Director's We Don't Want for Star Wars:

Woody Allen (Obi Wan Kenobi dates a hot 19 year old cantina dancer)
Michael Bay (Just no)
Joel Schumacher ("That Stormtrooper suit has nipples on it.")
 
2012-11-01 12:40:29 AM  
Nah, Guy Pearce probably fits as a later in life Luke if you want to go with taking someone from Nolan's past. Bale isn't anywhere near the look.

/Joey Pants can be Yoda's force ghost
 
2012-11-01 12:42:09 AM  
If you really think Christopher Nolan is a cinematic genius, perhaps the best thing to do is let him make his own movies.

Why, I'd like to see that very much, article author.
 
2012-11-01 12:42:35 AM  

phrenicmonkey: Tim Burton. Danny Elfmans take on the Star Wars them would be sublime.


But you would be stuck with his wife and Johnny Depp in starring roles. That's bad.
 
2012-11-01 12:43:04 AM  
all jokes aside

Hardy is a great badguy. I thought he was awesome as Shinzon. His Bane just further solidified my opinion.

And the guy has pretty good range. Layer Cake, Lawless (though She Lebuff pissed all over the movie).

He's an actual actor. Meaning, he can do well in any role. I'd love to see him as a Sith, Jedi, bounty hunter, smuggler or any other rigid cookie-cutter Star Wars role.
 
2012-11-01 12:44:18 AM  

phrenicmonkey: Tim Burton. Danny Elfmans take on the Star Wars them would be sublime.


I I I love little siths they make me feel so good.....
 
2012-11-01 12:45:21 AM  

splohn: Kill this article and its author.


And this film series.

/ the shark has been jumped, assraped and made into three action figures and a cartoon series
 
2012-11-01 12:46:04 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Twist2005: B.L.Z. Bub: Uh, exsqueeze me, but the only non-Batman movie that Nolan cast Bale in was "The Prestige", and that was only because the original actor (Jude Law) was forced out by David O. Russell. (Russell wanted Law for "I Heart Huckabees", and he put Nolan in a headlock to force him to recast the role. True story.) So basically, fark you, subby, and fark you, article writer.


What the fark? This Russell sounds like a raving lunatic.

Link


Umm... that seems to be about Memento, not The Prestige.
 
2012-11-01 12:51:31 AM  
You Star Wars fans are ignoring the scary inevitability of a Disneyfied, Shia Lebouf starring, next-gen Indiana Jones movies.

Mutt Williams and the Curse of the Mummy's Tomb

Mutt Williams and the Tower of Babel


ugh...
 
2012-11-01 12:59:56 AM  

propasaurus: B.L.Z. Bub: Twist2005: B.L.Z. Bub: Uh, exsqueeze me, but the only non-Batman movie that Nolan cast Bale in was "The Prestige", and that was only because the original actor (Jude Law) was forced out by David O. Russell. (Russell wanted Law for "I Heart Huckabees", and he put Nolan in a headlock to force him to recast the role. True story.) So basically, fark you, subby, and fark you, article writer.


What the fark? This Russell sounds like a raving lunatic.

Link

Umm... that seems to be about Memento, not The Prestige.


The article puts "Memento" in parentheses after Nolan's name only as an example of one of his films; it's not saying that was the movie Jude Law was going to be in. "Memento" and "Huckabees" were made four years apart, whereas "Prestige" was made only two years after "Huckabees".

OK, you want another article? Sorry that it's a Cracked article: Link
 
2012-11-01 01:01:08 AM  
Thanks Aboleth and B.L.Z. Bub. Dude is definitely a complete nutter.

/Clooney, however, continues to be awesome
 
2012-11-01 01:06:08 AM  

kingoomieiii: Nefarious: kronicfeld: Marion Cotillard as Mara Jade.

So is it a forgone conclusion that Disney is going to crib from the expanded universe?

I don't have the text of their agreement, but all the EU stuff is officially canon, so they'd better not stomp all over it. That's exactly why Bioware went back into ancient times- so they could do whatever they wanted. (Before they ruined that, too)


Lucas never though so. Star Wars stories were was always just the live action movies

The books, TV shows, comics were all considered Apocrypha.

Lucas has actually been pretty cool about it. When he did the films, he did take some ideas that he liked, and he did try to avoid using other peoples names/ideas. But when it came down to a story he wanted to tell, such as Boba Fetts orgins-he went his own way.


The Star Wars canon was first defined in a 1994 interview with Lucas Licensing's Sue Rostoni and Allan Kausch in issue #23 of the Star Wars Insider:
" Gospel, or canon as we refer to it, includes the screenplays, the films, the radio dramas and the novelizations. These works spin out of George Lucas' original stories, the rest are written by other writers. However, between us, we've read everything, and much of it is taken into account in the overall continuity. The entire catalog of published works comprises a vast history-with many off-shoots, variations and tangents-like any other well-developed mythology. "
This policy has been further refined and fleshed out over the years. The official Star Wars website has also detailed the role of canon, Expanded Universe, or "EU" sources, and how they fit into overall Star Wars continuity. In a 2001 "Ask the Jedi Council" response by Steve Sansweet (director of fan relations) and Chris Cerasi (an editor for Lucas Books at the time), it was stated that:
" When it comes to absolute canon, the real story of Star Wars, you must turn to the films themselves-and only the films. Even novelizations are interpretations of the film, and while they are largely true to George Lucas' vision (he works quite closely with the novel authors), the method in which they are written does allow for some minor differences. The novelizations are written concurrently with the film's production, so variations in detail do creep in from time to time. Nonetheless, they should be regarded as very accurate depictions of the fictional Star Wars movies.
The further one branches away from the movies, the more interpretation and speculation come into play. LucasBooks works diligently to keep the continuing Star Wars expanded universe cohesive and uniform, but stylistically, there is always room for variation. Not all artists draw Luke Skywalker the same way. Not all writers define the character in the same fashion. The particular attributes of individual media also come into play. A comic book interpretation of an event will likely have less dialogue or different pacing than a novel version. A video game has to take an interactive approach that favors gameplay. So too must card and roleplaying games ascribe certain characteristics to characters and events in order to make them playable.
The analogy is that every piece of published Star Wars fiction is a window into the 'real' Star Wars universe. Some windows are a bit foggier than others. Some are decidedly abstract. But each contains a nugget of truth to them.
"

In fact here's a whole farkin Wiki on Star Wars Canonn
 
2012-11-01 01:09:25 AM  
Christian Bale would do the crappy batman voice for Darth Vader. And nobody would know WTF he is saying.
 
2012-11-01 01:10:30 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Of course while Bale would be a terrible choice, he'd be better than Hayden Christensen


Piles of burning shiat would be better than Hayden.
 
2012-11-01 01:11:16 AM  

phrenicmonkey: Tim Burton. Danny Elfmans take on the Star Wars them would be sublime.


no
no it would not
it would just be annoying
 
2012-11-01 01:11:19 AM  

namatad: cameroncrazy1984: Of course while Bale would be a terrible choice, he'd be better than Hayden Christensen

Piles of burning shiat would be better than Hayden.


Hayden>burning shiat piles>Beiber>LeBeef
 
2012-11-01 01:14:27 AM  
The next series should focus on Luke Skywalker turning heel somehow. That'd be pretty great. Doesn't he turn heel in the novels? I had a Star Wars nerd cousin who told me something like that. It'd be cool. They could bring back some of the original cast as well. Better yet, have Ron Perlman be Chewbacca.
 
2012-11-01 01:15:17 AM  
Or Christian Bale would turn SW7 into a military shooter movie where finds a sith with a human heart and goes off to fight sky net.
 
2012-11-01 01:22:19 AM  
I don't know how you could get excited over anything star wars after The Phantom Menace.
 
2012-11-01 01:23:14 AM  
Look. Disney needs to just say no to the Expanded Universe. They need to cut Timothy Zahn off, so he can take his fanfic level crap elsewhere. Just say no to trying to adapt anything from video games, fan fic, any of this. Hire someone who will punch anyone who suggests it.

Then start watching old samurai films. Read heart of Darkness. Catch 22. Greek mythology. Go to the influences, and move forward. Absolutely do not pay attention to the nerd whinings of the internet. These people will be there opening night wearing Ewok costumes even if it was Episode 7; Pixar Jedi babies.

Hire someone who knows how to shoot action but isn't a hack. Hire worthwhile actors. Pay someone decent to write a story.
 
2012-11-01 01:28:03 AM  

SilentStrider: Ron Pearlman needs to be involved somehow.


Chewbacca
 
2012-11-01 01:28:39 AM  
Am I the only one who thinks Bale would make a pretty good Cad Bane?
 
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