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2013-02-09 11:55:26 PM
Who cares, with JJ at the helm, Robert Orci will surely be writing it.
 
2013-02-10 12:13:09 AM
"He's in my heart," Oz said. "I know Yoda very deeply."

*Melllvar voice* SAY IT RIGHT!
 
2013-02-10 12:28:44 AM
I'm hoping e works time traveling Romulins in this one too
 
2013-02-10 12:36:29 AM
yeah but this was after the battle of caprica
 
2013-02-10 12:37:23 AM

Mugato: Who cares, with JJ at the helm, Robert Orci will surely be writing it.


There's 3 Star Wars movies in the works. One is based on Han Solo prior to Ep 4 and the other follows Boba Fett. One of the people working on those is the writer of Empire Strikes Back and Jedi.
 
2013-02-10 12:40:53 AM

ShawnDoc: Mugato: Who cares, with JJ at the helm, Robert Orci will surely be writing it.

There's 3 Star Wars movies in the works. One is based on Han Solo prior to Ep 4 and the other follows Boba Fett. One of the people working on those is the writer of Empire Strikes Back and Jedi.


I'll believe it when I see it. JJ can't make a move without that hack.
 
2013-02-10 12:46:22 AM

ShawnDoc: Mugato: Who cares, with JJ at the helm, Robert Orci will surely be writing it.

There's 3 Star Wars movies in the works. One is based on Han Solo prior to Ep 4 and the other follows Boba Fett. One of the people working on those is the writer of Empire Strikes Back and Jedi.


Yeah, my understanding is that Lawrence Kasdan is involved with at least one and the "Little Miss Sunshine" guy is writing another.
 
2013-02-10 12:49:46 AM
Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine (2006) Toy Story 3 (2010) is the writer of the screenplay for EP 7

http://starwars.com/news/michael-arndt-to-write-screenplay-for-star- wa rs-episode-vii.html;

Abrams is going to be like Kershner. He's not writing it.
 
2013-02-10 01:07:44 AM
Everytime my wife and I watch a scifi or fantasy movie, one of us will remark that the movie would look better with models or puppets.  Seriously, the sequels to Star Wars will look better with puppets or models.  If JJ Abrams wants to do something unique and respect the original work, he'll look here.
 
2013-02-10 01:11:59 AM

azmoviez: Everytime my wife and I watch a scifi or fantasy movie, one of us will remark that the movie would look better with models or puppets.  Seriously, the sequels to Star Wars will look better with puppets or models.  If JJ Abrams wants to do something unique and respect the original work, he'll look here.


You might be surprised how many ships and buildings in the prequels were models. There was a lot of unnecessary CGI though too. Not one clone trooper in Attack of the Clones was a guy in a suit.
 
2013-02-10 01:24:49 AM

ShawnDoc: Mugato: Who cares, with JJ at the helm, Robert Orci will surely be writing it.

There's 3 Star Wars movies in the works. One is based on Han Solo prior to Ep 4 and the other follows Boba Fett. One of the people working on those is the writer of Empire Strikes Back and Jedi.


Just out of curiosity, can you cite something elaborating more on the Boba Fett one? I'm guessing it'll draw from the bounty hunter novel trilogy, but I'd definitely like to know more. The Han one should be pretty cool as well, but I've already got a pretty good idea which direction they'd go in with that one. I know that at least one of the movies is also suppose to follow Luke and his brood, and Luke's quest to rebuild the Jedi Order.
 
2013-02-10 01:33:24 AM
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2013-02-10 01:34:07 AM
That's PCP! Phencyclidine. Angel dust! You ever seen what this stuff does to kids? You're looking at 3 to 5 mandatory... Louis!
 
2013-02-10 01:44:24 AM
Mugato:You might be surprised how many ships and buildings in the prequels were models. There was a lot of unnecessary CGI though too. Not one clone trooper in Attack of the Clones was a guy in a suit.I would be surprised since every ounce of the prequels look fake as hell. I'm looking at Yoda as the focal point but the vehicles and atmosphere were really cheesy. I can't help but think using more real objects wouldn't help a production look more real.
 
2013-02-10 01:46:40 AM

Capt. Sparkles: Just out of curiosity, can you cite something elaborating more on the Boba Fett one?


Nope.  But here's the link to the Fark thread from a few days ago:
http://www.fark.com/comments/7576698/Yo-dawg-we-heard-you-liked-Star -W ars-so-we-added-some-more-Star-Wars-to-Star-Wars

Its all very preliminary and subject to change.  But since they hope to have them out before Part 7, they must be fast tracked.
 
2013-02-10 02:19:11 AM

azmoviez: Everytime my wife and I watch a scifi or fantasy movie, one of us will remark that the movie would look better with models or puppets.  Seriously, the sequels to Star Wars will look better with puppets or models.  If JJ Abrams wants to do something unique and respect the original work, he'll look here.


This this this a thousand times this.

I still remember the collective groan when Yoda started bouncing around like an animated tick on meth. Practical effects are great and there's less uncanny valley. Tools are tools, over-reliance on one particular tool tends to ruin things. If Jackson can strike a balance, then others can, too.
 
2013-02-10 02:35:17 AM
Fark flipping yoda and the jackass that invisioned it.
 
2013-02-10 02:46:50 AM
images3.wikia.nocookie.net


Prophylactic, soiled, yes? Hmmm?
 
2013-02-10 03:02:37 AM

ShawnDoc: Mugato: Who cares, with JJ at the helm, Robert Orci will surely be writing it.

There's 3 Star Wars movies in the works. One is based on Han Solo prior to Ep 4 and the other follows Boba Fett. One of the people working on those is the writer of Empire Strikes Back and Jedi.


This is a great time to be a Star Wars fan. I can't wait!
 
2013-02-10 03:35:57 AM

Eric The Pilot: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 475x547]


Prophylactic, soiled, yes? Hmmm?


i759.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-10 04:10:53 AM
someday i expect to be able to answer the question of what do you do with walk to the mailbox and collect a royalty check and quote the before to whom said
 
2013-02-10 08:00:31 AM

Farkenhostile: That's PCP! Phencyclidine. Angel dust! You ever seen what this stuff does to kids? You're looking at 3 to 5 mandatory... Louis!


It's an OP-era

/might be my Sunday morning coming down movie
 
2013-02-10 08:13:02 AM
I have a very bad feeling about this.

A Boba Fett movie could work. He's a potentially interesting character with enormous room for fresh stories between what little has been established on screen. (And bear in mind, for most of the movie going public, the movies are all that count, not any extended universe, novels, comic books, etc.).

But a Yoda movie or a Solo movie is only going to give us one of two things. It will either give us revelations about their past that diminish, rather than enhance, the mystery; or it will give us silly contradictions to established canon. Possibly both.

If it were me, I'd do something really off-axis and run with Yoda's gnomic comment about "there is another". Yes, I know it was originally supposed to refer to Leia, but that idea never really got played out (again, only counting the movies). I'd love to see a writer take the idea that in the years that she and Anakin were apart, Amidala had a child out of wedlock that she gave up for adoption -- and that's the sister that Yoda was referring to. With no training nor moral guidance, nor indeed any knowledge of the Jedi, she grows up to have strange powers but no idea how to properly control them, so she becomes -- what? A con artist? A high-end burglar, the Catwoman of the Star Wars universe? Perhaps she is hunted by Imperial agents who recognize her Force powers, but she has absolutely no idea why.
 
2013-02-10 08:15:45 AM
So he wouldn't support the Muppet movie last year - but wants to be a part of this floating turd of a franchise?
 
2013-02-10 08:56:07 AM
I thought Yoda doing Jedi break dance fighting was one of the worst parts of the prequels.  But if it's 100 year old Yoda doing it, when he's young and reckless?  Cool with me.  Also gives Disney a way to make more kid friendly Star Wars movies while leaving the new trilogy to be more adult accessible like the OT was.  Everyone can win here.
 
2013-02-10 09:16:51 AM

Champion of the Sun: I thought Yoda doing Jedi break dance fighting was one of the worst parts of the prequels


And they wouldn't have been able to do it without CGI. Well they could but it would have been done a lot more sparingly and not as ridiculous, I think. With great VFX technology comes great responsibility,
 
2013-02-10 09:35:24 AM
I've got a bad feeling about this
 
2013-02-10 09:43:34 AM

oldfarthenry: So he wouldn't support the Muppet movie last year - but wants to be a part of this floating turd of a franchise?


I quite enjoyed the Muppet movie too.
 
2013-02-10 09:46:07 AM

ShawnDoc: Mugato: Who cares, with JJ at the helm, Robert Orci will surely be writing it.

There's 3 Star Wars movies in the works. One is based on Han Solo prior to Ep 4 and the other follows Boba Fett. One of the people working on those is the writer of Empire Strikes Back and Jedi.


Just make a full length movie about this, in the same style
 
2013-02-10 09:56:23 AM

Great_Milenko: Just make a full length movie about this, in the same style


They're going to play it safe and use characters everyone knows.
 
2013-02-10 10:02:02 AM
It's just going to be a bunch of bullshiat CG.

And you farkers will lap it up before declaring that it sucks.

...And then you'll do the same with the next one. Rinse, repeat.
 
2013-02-10 11:06:04 AM
Which voice will he be using for the character, ESB - Yoda or RotJ/prequels - Grover.
 
2013-02-10 11:09:54 AM
I thought that said Dr. Oz and was like "Oh, I'm not surprised."  Then I reread it and was more interested.
 
2013-02-10 11:27:15 AM

Znuh: I still remember the collective groan when Yoda started bouncing around like an animated tick on meth. Practical effects are great and there's less uncanny valley. Tools are tools, over-reliance on one particular tool tends to ruin things. If Jackson can strike a balance, then others can, too.


Dude - it had nothing to do with the animation.  People had a certain perception of what Yoda was.  Which was of a wise old master not as a jumping lightsaber wielding dancing frog.  That whole scene was cringworthy.  The dialog sucked, the pacing sucked, the editing sucked.  The animation was the best thing about that scene.

/Lucas completely ruined Yoda.
 
2013-02-10 11:51:13 AM

gingerjet: /Lucas completely ruined Yoda.


And he got beat by Palpatine and crawled away like a biatch and fled to a swamp. Lucas painted himself into a corner with the original trilogy when he had Obi Wan and Yoda essentially in hiding. He needed to better explain why they fled and didn't keep fighting.
 
2013-02-10 12:56:31 PM
I'm not interested in Han Solo or Boba Fett. I am interested in the Force. What it is, how it came to be, why it's there, where it's going and who can manipulate it.

If I was interested in anything else I would watch a different movie.
 
2013-02-10 01:43:21 PM

fisker: I'm not interested in Han Solo or Boba Fett. I am interested in the Force. What it is, how it came to be, why it's there, where it's going and who can manipulate it.

If I was interested in anything else I would watch a different movie.


Nobody's twisting your arm.
 
2013-02-10 02:00:17 PM
Am I the only one who's going to mention that we're talking about ep VII and Yoda farking died in VI?
 
2013-02-10 02:04:33 PM

Mugato: gingerjet: /Lucas completely ruined Yoda.

And he got beat by Palpatine and crawled away like a biatch and fled to a swamp. Lucas painted himself into a corner with the original trilogy when he had Obi Wan and Yoda essentially in hiding. He needed to better explain why they fled and didn't keep fighting.


Yeah, there was still a chance right after the fight destroying the senate chamber. Instead, into exile I must go.... At least obi wan succeeded at his mission.
 
2013-02-10 02:04:47 PM

Watubi: Am I the only one who's going to mention that we're talking about ep VII and Yoda farking died in VI?


He's a Force Ghost.
 
2013-02-10 02:05:28 PM

Watubi: Am I the only one who's going to mention that we're talking about ep VII and Yoda farking died in VI?


Like the Abe Lincoln venture bros, he'll be a force ghost
 
2013-02-10 02:06:38 PM

Electriclectic: fisker: I'm not interested in Han Solo or Boba Fett. I am interested in the Force. What it is, how it came to be, why it's there, where it's going and who can manipulate it.

If I was interested in anything else I would watch a different movie.

Nobody's twisting your arm.


Oh, you mean I don't have to watch them? Who died and made you supra-genius?
 
2013-02-10 02:08:48 PM

Watubi: Am I the only one who's going to mention that we're talking about ep VII and Yoda farking died in VI?


They're separate series. There's the post- ROTJ Episodes 7, 8, 9 and the individual character movies that take place before ANH. Disney paid $4 billion for the franchise, they're going to milk it.
 
2013-02-10 06:07:22 PM

czetie: I have a very bad feeling about this.

A Boba Fett movie could work. He's a potentially interesting character with enormous room for fresh stories between what little has been established on screen. (And bear in mind, for most of the movie going public, the movies are all that count, not any extended universe, novels, comic books, etc.).

But a Yoda movie or a Solo movie is only going to give us one of two things. It will either give us revelations about their past that diminish, rather than enhance, the mystery; or it will give us silly contradictions to established canon. Possibly both.

If it were me, I'd do something really off-axis and run with Yoda's gnomic comment about "there is another". Yes, I know it was originally supposed to refer to Leia, but that idea never really got played out (again, only counting the movies). I'd love to see a writer take the idea that in the years that she and Anakin were apart, Amidala had a child out of wedlock that she gave up for adoption -- and that's the sister that Yoda was referring to. With no training nor moral guidance, nor indeed any knowledge of the Jedi, she grows up to have strange powers but no idea how to properly control them, so she becomes -- what? A con artist? A high-end burglar, the Catwoman of the Star Wars universe? Perhaps she is hunted by Imperial agents who recognize her Force powers, but she has absolutely no idea why.


A Boba Fett movie won't work for the same reason that the Wolverine movie sucked. The appeal of the character is in how little you know of him, that he comes in and out of the main action, influencing events for his own agenda which is distinct and alien to the agenda of both the protagonists AND the antagonists. Sometimes a character is compelling because they are a sidetrack, a distraction, a wild card.
 
2013-02-10 07:32:56 PM

gshepnyc: A Boba Fett movie won't work for the same reason that the Wolverine movie sucked. The appeal of the character is in how little you know of him, that he comes in and out of the main action, influencing events for his own agenda which is distinct and alien to the agenda of both the protagonists AND the antagonists. Sometimes a character is compelling because they are a sidetrack, a distraction, a wild card.


Oh, I largely agree. It's similar to the reason that I don't want to know any more about Han Solo's back story. But if there's any character of those three that you could tell one more story about without completely ruining their mythos, it would be Boba Fett. There's also a very interesting theme left largely unexplored, namely how does it feel to be a clone? Even more, how does it feel to be the one clone that is in one sense identical to every clone trooper, yet is unique in a very vital way? And how would you feel about a "father" who had you cloned? Would you resent him for depriving you of your individuality? Maybe it's just me, but it seems like there's a rich psychological vein that's worth at least one story.

Having said that, however, my preference would still be that they go with completely new characters.
 
2013-02-10 08:56:16 PM

fusillade762: "He's in my heart," Oz said. "I know Yoda very deeply."


Considering where his hand was, yeah.
 
2013-02-10 10:09:13 PM
gshepnyc:
A Boba Fett movie won't work for the same reason that the Wolverine movie sucked. The appeal of the character is in how little you know of him, that he comes in and out of the main action, influencing events for his own agenda which is distinct and alien to the agenda of both the protagonists AND the antagonists. Sometimes a character is compelling because they are a sidetrack, a distraction, a wild card.

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2013-02-11 05:32:32 AM

blacksharpiemarker: oldfarthenry: So he wouldn't support the Muppet movie last year - but wants to be a part of this floating turd of a franchise?

I quite enjoyed the Muppet movie too.


The new Muppet movie was horrid! I really tried to watch it, twice even, but turned it off less than 30 minutes in each time.  Ugh.  Netflix or Amazon recently added the original Muppet movie to streaming availability and it holds up rather well.  That new one is NOT the Muppets.  The fact that is was a script or idea that was written and rewritten and rewritten for years in the hopes of rebooting the Muppets certainly didn't help it.
 
2013-02-11 01:28:51 PM
I'd pay to see a movie about Mother Talzin and the Nightsisters vs. a bunch of Sith.  Get an idea whether Sith magic is more powerful than Sith Dark Side users. She certainly put Dooku in his place with her Dark Force gros bon ange.

I want to know whether Firmus Piett had a girlfriend, or had a kid who went on to take revenge against the New Republic, or whether Oswald always exited too soon.  I want the fat Stormtrooper tired of dealing with the Empire's BS.  There's a whole host of minor character drops they could toss in, like chum to the sharks, that the fanboys would eat up.  Remember the deleted scene in Episode I when Anakin got into a fight with little Greedo, and his friend Willow said "you keep that up, Greedo, and you'll come to a bad end someday?" And he did.

And many more dancing Twi'lek women.  It works in Old Republic, not to mention throwing in an entire  legion of cloned Metal Bikini Leias wielding Force pikes.
 
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