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2012-11-28 06:59:37 PM  
I just wanted to poop in here and say that Thrawn and the EU sucks.


/"Luuke"
//lolfail
 
2012-11-28 07:00:40 PM  

Walt_Jizzney: I just wanted to poop in here and say that Thrawn and the EU sucks.


Well at least light a match when you're done...
 
2012-11-28 07:01:01 PM  
They should do another Leia slavegirl scene. And re-cast Carrie Fisher for the lulz.

Wait, is she being cast as the Hutt,or the slave-girl?

Either way, I'm in!
 
2012-11-28 07:07:11 PM  
Luke...join me or you'll star in Corvette Summer...
 
2012-11-28 07:13:10 PM  

Walt_Jizzney: I just wanted to poop in here and say that Thrawn and the EU sucks.


/"Luuke"
//lolfail


Awesome typo.

Off subject, I do most of my online stuff anymore on my tablet. Auto correct can be an issue. Few weeks back, I had a bad day and put up on Facebook that I was going over to a friend's place for a good shot or two with him before bed.

Next day, I find that half my friends list is laughing at me for saying I'm going over to a friend's house for a good shiat or two with him before bed.

/thread jack over
 
2012-11-28 07:14:41 PM  
Brand-new characters, brand-new story arc, familiar old Star Wars universe. That's the recipe for success. It's so incredibly easy to reboot Star Wars, since the SW galactic history and geography are so HUGE. There should be minimal involvement from the original cast and characters.
 
2012-11-28 07:22:47 PM  

Mugato: WhippingBoy: If they really want to do this right, the first scene of the first movie will show Jar Jar dying in a horrific, horrific way.

People are still whining about Jar Jar? Jesus. He caused the rise of the Empire in the second movie, had no lines in the third. What do you want?


I want him to die horribly. And then have some alien that looks suspiciously like George Lucas look into the camera and say, "I'm so very, very sorry", with no explanation.
 
2012-11-28 07:25:54 PM  

buntz: I don't think Han OR Leia should be in it. It SHOULD be the continuing story of Skywalker. The movies are the Skywalker stories (in MY opinion)


Er... Leia is a Skywalker.
 
2012-11-28 07:28:20 PM  
He cant sign up now. He's going over to Toshe Station to pickup some power converters.
 
2012-11-28 07:29:55 PM  
 
2012-11-28 07:49:19 PM  

XMark: I'm crossing my fingers and hoping they do the whole Yuuzhan Vong invasion storyline.

Might be too dark for Disney though.


It's already been announced it won't be a movie version of any existing storyline.

It's apparently retaining most of the existing continuity though, they aren't ignoring the vast amount of canon created to date. Before the announcement was made, the continuity people at LucasFilm were consulted about the story outline for the new films to make sure that nothing planned so far seriously contradicts what was already done.

Since they are looking at bringing back an older Mark Hamill (if they can talk him into it), and not throwing out the Expanded Universe, the third trilogy looks like it will be set somewhere between the end of the Fate of the Jedi novel series in 44 ABY, and the Star Wars: Legacy comic series in the 130's ABY (when Luke has already died and appears only as a Force-ghost to his descendants).

Mark Hamil and Carrie Fisher's real-life aging would make it fit well for a film set in the 40's or 50's ABY though.

So, no Yuuzhan-Vong War, but the chances of some Vong extras in the background are decent.
 
2012-11-28 07:53:46 PM  
I'm just holding out hope that the entire Gungan population was vacationing on Alderaan when Tarkin decided to Death Star it.
 
2012-11-28 07:58:51 PM  

KFBR392: Cythraul: alwaysjaded: I read this morning that Disney will announce Matthew Vaughn as the director in the next day or two. Apparantly Jason Flyming spilled the beans on accident while being interviewed at some movie premeire, cause he was asked to be in it in some capacity. And that's why Vaughn left X-Men. Course it was Total Film so who knows if it's accurate.

As for Mark, I could see a small cameo just cause. Hard to imagine he wouldn't appear in it at all, even if it was just a brief moment.

A cameo for such a huge character in the series would be a bit disappointing and superfluous, unless it's going to be his death scene or some sort of passing of the torch.

They can work Luke in there somehow that won't be horrible, if they have excellent writing. But I don't have very high hopes for these next three films. It seems like they may be a huge, uninspired cash grab. There's a difference between 'Hey, I have a great idea for a film that may make us some money,' and 'we need to make a great idea so we can make some money!'


The problem with the prequels...was everything.

Seriously, though...focus on the story and characters. Don't try to see how you can tie chewie, boba fett, vader, C-3PO, r2d2, obi wan, luke, leia, anakin, sand people, and the emperor together in one story line.

Personally, if I was writing the story:

1. Set some 20-30 years after return of the jedi. Luke Skywalker is old and teaching the newest recruits how to be jedis. While there is peace in the galaxy, he feels compelled to keep the tradition alive.

2. While the emperor is dead, his evil spirit lives on. OR...the emporer isn't the only evil psycho in the galaxy bent on finding ultimate power

3. Good battles evil in the battle of the Mcguffin...or the spirit of the emperor is hell bent on destroying the jedi for destroying his empire, or [insert your story line here].

People are going to go see the movie...just hire a decent director and screen writer and let them tell a good story. ...


Whether it's those that grew up to and appreciate episodes 1 through 3, or 4 through 6, both of those generations are now adults, or very freaking close to adults. I think it'd be interesting to drop the two-dimensional black and white, good versus evil space opera theme and go with something a little bit more complex as far as writing goes. If we're all grown ups now, write a story for grown ups.

Example: Enough 'Light side' versus 'dark side.' Is there is a gray side? If not, maybe they should write one. I think it'd be interesting to have more neutral orders of force users that see the Sith AND the Jedi as two extremes.
 
2012-11-28 08:01:35 PM  
* reads article*

Mark Hamill is 61....

/ I'm feeling really old right now
 
2012-11-28 08:02:32 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: They should do another Leia slavegirl scene. And re-cast Carrie Fisher for the lulz.


Kind of off topic here, but why the hell did Jabba want Leia dressed up like that? I mean, I enjoyed it, but does a sexy woman in a metal bikini really turn on a giant land slug? Do the Hutt women look like humans, just the males are giant turds with eyeballs and arms?
 
2012-11-28 08:05:06 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: I'm just holding out hope that the entire Gungan population was vacationing on Alderaan when Tarkin decided to Death Star it.


Well, they established whatever happened to Jar Jar:

fc08.deviantart.net

The Imperial prefect of Kashyyyk had him frozen in carbonite and kept him in his trophy case.

The image of Jar Jar in carbonite, originally just a background gag from the game The Force Unleashed, was popular enough with the fans they made an action figure of it:

www.toyark.com

We know that Gungans survived until the fall of Palpatine, because of the celebration scene in the (extra) Special Editions had a brief shot of Gungans partying on Naboo at the news of Palpatine's Death, but the brief exclamation of "wesa free!" in the background that sounded like Jar Jar was explicltly denied by Lucasfilm to be Jar Jar, it was a random other Gungan.

Nope, Jar Jar ended up a carbonite slab. As for the rest, who knows. 

Too bad a nice fan theory I'd heard when Phantom Menace came out got shot down though. I heard some fan speculation that Alderaan was another name for Naboo. . .hence why we never saw Gungans later on, and never saw/heard Naboo spoken of in works set later.
 
2012-11-28 08:05:26 PM  

Cythraul: Is there is a gray side?


images2.wikia.nocookie.net

Yes, there is and it's great. If they weren't doing sequels, would love an idea I've heard floated on Fark already: Knights of the Old Republic movies.
 
2012-11-28 08:10:35 PM  

Silverstaff: Well, they established whatever happened to Jar Jar:

fc08.deviantart.net

The Imperial prefect of Kashyyyk had him frozen in carbonite and kept him in his trophy case.


GOOD.


Silverstaff: Too bad a nice fan theory I'd heard when Phantom Menace came out got shot down though. I heard some fan speculation that Alderaan was another name for Naboo. . .hence why we never saw Gungans later on, and never saw/heard Naboo spoken of in works set later.


*sigh*

If only.
 
2012-11-28 08:12:33 PM  

FishyFred: Cythraul: The actor - who played hero Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy, released between 1977 and 1983 - is wary of signing up for the recently announced seventh 'Star Wars' film, as he has no idea what the story line involves.

That seems perfectly reasonable.

It seems perfectly reasonable... for Harrison Ford, who no longer needs Star Wars.

What the hell is Mark Hamill so busy with other than voice work? Why WOULDN'T he do it?


I don't think anything in his comments suggests he would turn it down if it's a "30 years later" Luke that present-day Mark Hamill could credibly play. Since nobody knows if that's what's happening, he doesn't want to set anybody up for disappointment or lead his fans to protest if he's not supposed to be in it.
 
2012-11-28 08:15:38 PM  

Gordian Cipher: Er... Leia is a Skywalker.


Oh.... you know what I meant

imagemacros.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-11-28 08:15:53 PM  

spman: Yeah, I'm sure he's just going to tell that dump truck full of money they're going to drive to his house to just turn back around.


Pretty much.
 
2012-11-28 08:17:09 PM  

Silverstaff: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: I'm just holding out hope that the entire Gungan population was vacationing on Alderaan when Tarkin decided to Death Star it.

Well, they established whatever happened to Jar Jar:

[fc08.deviantart.net image 669x523]

The Imperial prefect of Kashyyyk had him frozen in carbonite and kept him in his trophy case.

The image of Jar Jar in carbonite, originally just a background gag from the game The Force Unleashed, was popular enough with the fans they made an action figure of it:

[www.toyark.com image 850x1276]


Still not the best action figure

This is the best:
media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-28 08:22:01 PM  

Leo Bloom's Freakout: Cythraul: Is there is a gray side?

[images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 352x800]

Yes, there is and it's great. If they weren't doing sequels, would love an idea I've heard floated on Fark already: Knights of the Old Republic movies.


Jolee Bindo was one of the best Jedi ever.
 
2012-11-28 08:31:10 PM  

FishyFred: Cythraul: The actor - who played hero Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy, released between 1977 and 1983 - is wary of signing up for the recently announced seventh 'Star Wars' film, as he has no idea what the story line involves.

That seems perfectly reasonable.

It seems perfectly reasonable... for Harrison Ford, who no longer needs Star Wars.

What the hell is Mark Hamill so busy with other than voice work? Why WOULDN'T he do it?


Because he hasn't been offered yet? That's the whole jist of the article. He hasn't been approached yet and knows nothing. If they send him a script he'll consider it. But that voice work pretty much means Hamill isn't desperate either. If it looks like a turd he can turn it down.
 
2012-11-28 08:35:26 PM  

Silverstaff: The Imperial prefect of Kashyyyk had him frozen in carbonite and kept him in his trophy case.

The image of Jar Jar in carbonite, originally just a background gag from the game The Force Unleashed, was popular enough with the fans they made an action figure of it:



Neither alive nor dead for all eternity.

Excellent.
 
2012-11-28 08:37:15 PM  
I'm still waiting for the news of Wilford Brimley big return to Star Wars.
 
2012-11-28 08:39:28 PM  

Digitalstrange: Because he hasn't been offered yet? That's the whole jist of the article. He hasn't been approached yet and knows nothing. If they send him a script he'll consider it. But that voice work pretty much means Hamill isn't desperate either. If it looks like a turd he can turn it down.


I don't know how much Hamill has made playing The Joker in the Batman Animated show and movies for the last 20 years and he did make a deal where he received one of every piece of Star Wars merchandise created. Ever. So I don't think he's starving.
 
2012-11-28 08:50:11 PM  

Leo Bloom's Freakout: Cythraul: Is there is a gray side?

[images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 352x800]

Yes, there is and it's great. If they weren't doing sequels, would love an idea I've heard floated on Fark already: Knights of the Old Republic movies.


I'm going to keep screaming it in threads as it is my nerd duty to be disappointed when I find out they aren't doing that. and If they actually do it, it is also my duty to say how disappointed I am with it.
 
2012-11-28 09:18:03 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: They really shouldn't do the core three (Luke, Leia, Han) at any other age than that of the actors. Bringing in younger actors wouldn't be fair to the new kids, just like Brandon Routh had no chance of succeeding as Superman since he was expected by the studio to be Christopher Reeves. Just bring in Mark, Carrie, and Harrison, maybe Billy Dee also, for a while to let them pass on the torch to this new generation of heroes. Don't make the new trilogy about them (the Rebellion-era crew), let the new characters and actors forge their own legends.


Try to pry them from their Rascals at the Sizzler salad bar before 5 pm, motherfarker.
 
2012-11-28 09:31:45 PM  

Leo Bloom's Freakout: Cythraul: Is there is a gray side?

[images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 352x800]

Yes, there is and it's great. If they weren't doing sequels, would love an idea I've heard floated on Fark already: Knights of the Old Republic movies.


Now I gotta go play KOTOR 1 again.

/Love that game.
//I, for one, would welcome our Knights of the Old Republic Over-Jedis.
 
2012-11-28 09:32:14 PM  
I have given up hope for Star Wars. I only ask for a true-to-form, re-release of Xwing and TIE-Fighter games.

The geek in me though desires for a Warhammer 40K movie, but I doubt Hollywood or the general public would be cool with Catholic Space Nazis as heroes.

Also, f--k, I walked by the frozen Jar-Jar without noticing while going through The Farce Unleashed?

BTW, game idea: Thief/Deus Ex-style stealth play, as an outcast gray Jedi in the final days of the Republic and Palpatine's purge. At first using your skills as a spy, thief and assassin for hire, you have to avoid suspicion of both Palpatine and the Jedi Council early on -- the latter is convinced you are tied to the Sith Master they're seeking. As it concludes, will you work with the Emperor, criminals or the senators that will form the rebellion?
 
2012-11-28 09:34:00 PM  

spman: Yeah, I'm sure he's just going to tell that dump truck full of money they're going to drive to his house to just turn back around.



Oh yeah? Well what if they're not offering him cash measured in dump trucks full? What if they're only showing up at his door with a DVD case of money? He's not broke... The guy has worked quite a bit over the years.
 
2012-11-28 09:37:00 PM  
Has there been confirmation that the sequels will be live action as opposed to animated?
 
2012-11-28 09:42:45 PM  

Practical_Draconian: I have given up hope for Star Wars. I only ask for a true-to-form, re-release of Xwing and TIE-Fighter games.


It's strange how much more leeway is given to Star Trek than Star Wars. Most people shiat on two of the three prequels (Revenge of the Sith was fairly well received) yet Star Trek can get away with 10 movies with maybe 4 decent ones? And everyone's foaming at the mouth for the next one, which according to the released synopsis reads like a 24 episode. Eh, whatever.
 
2012-11-28 09:45:09 PM  

Mugato: Digitalstrange: Because he hasn't been offered yet? That's the whole jist of the article. He hasn't been approached yet and knows nothing. If they send him a script he'll consider it. But that voice work pretty much means Hamill isn't desperate either. If it looks like a turd he can turn it down.

I don't know how much Hamill has made playing The Joker in the Batman Animated show and movies for the last 20 years and he did make a deal where he received one of every piece of Star Wars merchandise created. Ever. So I don't think he's starving.


Hamill also gets a check for theatrical distribution, all re-releases, including the upcoming 3D conversion. Apparently it's real money, not a "Hollywood accounting" percentage, because Hamill told Howard Stern, "I have nothing to complain about," even though he gets nothing from merchandising and video.
 
2012-11-28 09:58:24 PM  

Mugato: Practical_Draconian: I have given up hope for Star Wars. I only ask for a true-to-form, re-release of Xwing and TIE-Fighter games.

It's strange how much more leeway is given to Star Trek than Star Wars. Most people shiat on two of the three prequels (Revenge of the Sith was fairly well received) yet Star Trek can get away with 10 movies with maybe 4 decent ones? And everyone's foaming at the mouth for the next one, which according to the released synopsis reads like a 24 episode. Eh, whatever.


Not a trekkie actually. I've learned more of ST through Fark threads than ever watching episodes. Wrath of Khan was pretty good though.

I think it's that Star Wars was like a hot stuff actor that went from this real hot streak of films, took a break for 15 years and came back as a flabby, out of shape cheesy fark covered in makeup that no one could take serious. Course that describes the cast of the original Enterprise showing up for their paychecks from Star Trek 1-7. And Elvis. But whether it lost the mojo or we moved on from enjoying that flavor is debatable. Catch you all in my flying fridge.

/nuke the fridge scene I had no problem with -- the farking monkeys with Shia doing Tarzan was the shark jump point.
 
2012-11-28 10:06:38 PM  

Nem Wan: Hamill also gets a check for theatrical distribution, all re-releases, including the upcoming 3D conversion. Apparently it's real money, not a "Hollywood accounting" percentage, because Hamill told Howard Stern, "I have nothing to complain about," even though he gets nothing from merchandising and video.


Well Hamill told Kevin Smith that he signed a deal at the beginning where he would get every piece of merchandise created for Star Wars. At the time they thought he was an idiot because no one thought Star Wars would even get a wide release, much less have merchandise. But who cares, that's just what I heard.
 
2012-11-28 10:11:29 PM  
they'll probably make it glittery space vampires vs. shirtless space werewolves
 
2012-11-28 10:20:59 PM  

Mugato: Practical_Draconian: I have given up hope for Star Wars. I only ask for a true-to-form, re-release of Xwing and TIE-Fighter games.

It's strange how much more leeway is given to Star Trek than Star Wars. Most people shiat on two of the three prequels (Revenge of the Sith was fairly well received) yet Star Trek can get away with 10 movies with maybe 4 decent ones? And everyone's foaming at the mouth for the next one, which according to the released synopsis reads like a 24 episode. Eh, whatever.


Star Trek has never been as good, so people's expectations are lower.

Star Wars and Empire routinely show up on lists of the best fims ever made. They continue to be among the most important films of all time, and they will always stand as towering artistic achievements.

Star Trek was a television show. It was a good show, but it will never be mistaken for serious art. The Star Trek movies, even less so.
 
2012-11-28 10:33:46 PM  

Mugato: Nem Wan: Hamill also gets a check for theatrical distribution, all re-releases, including the upcoming 3D conversion. Apparently it's real money, not a "Hollywood accounting" percentage, because Hamill told Howard Stern, "I have nothing to complain about," even though he gets nothing from merchandising and video.

Well Hamill told Kevin Smith that he signed a deal at the beginning where he would get every piece of merchandise created for Star Wars. At the time they thought he was an idiot because no one thought Star Wars would even get a wide release, much less have merchandise. But who cares, that's just what I heard.


I can't even imagine how many different ones there are. Would a million be surprising if it includes every item with a SW logo from every country since 77?
 
2012-11-28 10:38:29 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-28 10:39:23 PM  
He has to sign up for Luke, otherwise they'll cast some young shiat bag to play the role and ruin star wars forever. AGAIN.
 
2012-11-28 10:47:52 PM  

spman: Yeah, I'm sure he's just going to tell that dump truck full of money they're going to drive to his house to just turn back around.


He is Luke Skywalker. That is forever. Maybe HE doesn't want to tarnish that image. I can certainly understand him being wary of playing the character 30 years later. That has to be a hard feat to pull off. Ask Harrison Ford.....
 
2012-11-28 10:59:37 PM  
Please. Mark is going to be in this film -- it's his last chance at fame and glory.

This is just the opening salvo in his budget negotiation, where I'm sure he's not going to get anywhere near what he wants.
 
2012-11-28 11:13:19 PM  

dejavoodoo64: Mugato: Nem Wan: Hamill also gets a check for theatrical distribution, all re-releases, including the upcoming 3D conversion. Apparently it's real money, not a "Hollywood accounting" percentage, because Hamill told Howard Stern, "I have nothing to complain about," even though he gets nothing from merchandising and video.

Well Hamill told Kevin Smith that he signed a deal at the beginning where he would get every piece of merchandise created for Star Wars. At the time they thought he was an idiot because no one thought Star Wars would even get a wide release, much less have merchandise. But who cares, that's just what I heard.

I can't even imagine how many different ones there are. Would a million be surprising if it includes every item with a SW logo from every country since 77?


He said he has a warehouse. I'm picturing the warehouse at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark. With an extra wing.
 
2012-11-28 11:24:10 PM  

scottydoesntknow: They should test his midi-chlorian level to make sure he's still got it.

/"ooh let's make 'The Force' a bunch of microscopic bacteria that live inside you!"
//Farking stupid


Is it just me or would that mean that the ability use the force could be granted to someone, just inject them. And the Jedi are keeping this from everyone else?

Even if some people aren't good hosts for a midichlorian infection, could a booster grant Jedi powers for a short time?

Damn that was a shiatty but of writing. At least in this story. Maybe you could write something cool with that.
 
2012-11-28 11:26:51 PM  
lol that sounds about right. I've always hoped he made out well since he seems like a decent low key kind of guy. I'd love to be there if he ever auctioned that stuff off. I hope he took the time to sign a piece or two as it came in.
 
2012-11-28 11:37:01 PM  

Zarquon's Flat Tire: scottydoesntknow: They should test his midi-chlorian level to make sure he's still got it.

/"ooh let's make 'The Force' a bunch of microscopic bacteria that live inside you!"
//Farking stupid

Is it just me or would that mean that the ability use the force could be granted to someone, just inject them. And the Jedi are keeping this from everyone else?

Even if some people aren't good hosts for a midichlorian infection, could a booster grant Jedi powers for a short time?


Essentially no. Everyone has midiclorians, the stronger you are on the Force, the more midiclorians you have, not the other way around. The only effect injecting more midiclorians into a person has is that it appears to speed up the bodies natural healing ability.

/nerd
 
2012-11-28 11:58:24 PM  

thornhill: Please. Mark is going to be in this film -- it's his last chance at fame and glory.

This is just the opening salvo in his budget negotiation, where I'm sure he's not going to get anywhere near what he wants.


No, "The Killing Joke" is his last chance at glory. He has been The Joker - not just a good interpretation of The Joker, but THE definitive Joker - for 20 years now. Long after Disney runs Star Wars into the ground and erases all good feeling from the name Skywalker, Batman TAS & the Arkham games will remind people of Hamill's ability.

Seriously, Warner, cast him in the Batman reboot. It is the role he is born to play.
 
2012-11-29 12:16:12 AM  
They should undo everything forged in the prequels.

Midichlorians were found to be junk and useless, Gungans were discovered to be some of the slimiest people around, the list goes on.

Lance the boil, undo all of it, spill it on the ground. Build on the original trilogy and let the prequels slip into nothingness.
 
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