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(Collider)   It looks as if Han, Luke, and Leia could be back to star in Star Wars: Episode VII: The Abrams/Disney Menace   (collider.com) divider line 155
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2014-01-12 12:18:15 PM
That movie is going to be wall to wall teen angst and the nerdrage will be glorious.
 
2014-01-12 12:32:50 PM
Maybe Han and Leia die towards the end, Chewie's life debt is taken on by the kids and Luke goes into Jedi seclusion or something.
 
2014-01-12 12:38:39 PM

WTF Indeed: That movie is going to be wall to wall teen angst and the nerdrage will be glorious.


It will all be worth it if Jar Jar is flayed alive
 
2014-01-12 12:42:15 PM
I'm actually starting to get a little excited about this. It's been a long time since I was excited about a Star Wars movie.
 
2014-01-12 12:47:30 PM
Star Wars 7: The Search of Money
 
2014-01-12 12:49:16 PM
I'm going to hold off passing judgement on including any of the originals until I find out more about the script.  If they are in some sort of emeritus positions in the New Republic and the film is set far enough in the future to explain their ages I think it could be done well enough.  But fark the idea of them out there adventuring.  Ford looked downright depressing in the latest Indy film.

Frankly I'm more interested in who/what the antagonists will be.  Will it be set close to the end of Jedi, and the Empire is still a major force?  Is it going to be some resurgent version of the Empire under Thrawn or some other badguy?  Or will it be some nebulous 'rise of the Sith' thing which will basically just mirror the same plotline of the prequels?
 
2014-01-12 12:50:55 PM

WTF Indeed: That movie is going to be wall to wall teen angst and the nerdrage will be glorious.


Hot kids in a jedi academy.  It's harry potter in space with twilight.  And the kids actually are the most important people in world now.

Just think, you'd never need to leave the academy, it can all be about catty girls, jealous friends, and love stories!
 
2014-01-12 12:53:41 PM

Shrugging Atlas: I'm going to hold off passing judgement on including any of the originals until I find out more about the script.  If they are in some sort of emeritus positions in the New Republic and the film is set far enough in the future to explain their ages I think it could be done well enough.  But fark the idea of them out there adventuring.  Ford looked downright depressing in the latest Indy film.

Frankly I'm more interested in who/what the antagonists will be.  Will it be set close to the end of Jedi, and the Empire is still a major force?  Is it going to be some resurgent version of the Empire under Thrawn or some other badguy?  Or will it be some nebulous 'rise of the Sith' thing which will basically just mirror the same plotline of the prequels?


I'm guessing that the Force and Jedi will factor heavily in it, simply because it's Star Wars and Disney knows what's expected of it.  So I'm guessing it will be about the next generation of Force-sensitive youngsters with Luke trying to rebuild the Jedi Order and Leia trying to rebuild the Republic.  I'd also put money on some Jedi-in-training finding hidden relics/history of the Sith and turning to the dark side to become the antagonist.

I just don't see Disney making a main-series Star Wars film without it being Jedi vs Sith.
 
2014-01-12 12:54:32 PM

Shrugging Atlas: I'm going to hold off passing judgement on including any of the originals until I find out more about the script.  If they are in some sort of emeritus positions in the New Republic and the film is set far enough in the future to explain their ages I think it could be done well enough.  But fark the idea of them out there adventuring.  Ford looked downright depressing in the latest Indy film.

Frankly I'm more interested in who/what the antagonists will be.  Will it be set close to the end of Jedi, and the Empire is still a major force?  Is it going to be some resurgent version of the Empire under Thrawn or some other badguy?  Or will it be some nebulous 'rise of the Sith' thing which will basically just mirror the same plotline of the prequels?


There is literally no way they make a new Star Wars movie without at least introducing evil jedi.

And you can bet your sweet ass every new character will not be based on anything.

And I completely agree with you if original cast members start adventuring, this movie is toast.
 
2014-01-12 01:13:42 PM
Please, just let it die.
 
2014-01-12 01:16:04 PM
Something about watching a septagenarion Han Solo doing anything seems depressing.
 
2014-01-12 01:16:59 PM
eddievercetti: Star Wars 7: The Search of Money

Star Wars 7: The Search of Money, but we'll all inevitably end up forking over our cash anyways.

/Watched Hobbit II last night...feel thoroughly dirty for willingly have paid a ticket to see three hours worth of 0 plot development...and yet I'll probably pay to see the third.
 
2014-01-12 01:20:36 PM
I've got a bad feeling about this.
 
2014-01-12 01:24:25 PM
For the love of Christ JJ, get some different writers from the ones you use for everything else.

And they said they scrapped the EU so no Thrawn, no worms that absorb the Force and no clones with extra voweels in theeir naames, sorry.
 
2014-01-12 01:26:45 PM

walktoanarcade: I've got a bad feeling about this.


I find your lack of faith disturbing.
 
2014-01-12 01:27:03 PM
I say they give Han the dead Ford has always wanted  by having a bantha deposit a massive pile of poodoo on him.
 
2014-01-12 01:30:33 PM

Mugato: For the love of Christ JJ, get some different writers from the ones you use for everything else.


It's JJ and Kasdan writing at this point.  If it's mostly Kasdan that gets a say we're gold.
 
2014-01-12 01:32:26 PM

Bslim: I say they give Han the dead  death Ford has always wanted  by having a bantha deposit a massive pile of poodoo on him.


FTFM
 
2014-01-12 01:33:09 PM

Blathering Idjut: Mugato: For the love of Christ JJ, get some different writers from the ones you use for everything else.

It's JJ and Kasdan writing at this point.  If it's mostly Kasdan that gets a say we're gold.


The last I heard Kasden is writing the Boba Fett movie and JJ's taking over 7,8,9.
 
2014-01-12 01:35:27 PM
Is there anyone here that is seriously contemplating not EVER watching the coming sequels?

It would be hard to look away, then again, do you want to totally crap on Return of the Jedi's memory?


For me those movies mean a bit more than some and not in a quasi religious way, but yeah they act as placeholders for some memories, memory anchors if you will, and I am not ready to jump at the chance to pollute its place in my mind.

It can't be that hard with some discipline to avoid parts VII-IX forever.


Who am I kidding?  I'm like Stimpy being tempted with the jolly, red, candy-like button..
 
2014-01-12 01:37:52 PM
I know a lot of people were upset when Disney bought Star Wars, but I don't get it. To me, the Extended Universe and George Lucas killed off that franchise long ago. it's pretty much worthless now and can only go up. If Episode 7 is like Star Trek 2, can you tell me that that would diminish the franchise the Way Episodes 1-3 did? Nothing but up, baby.
 
2014-01-12 01:43:48 PM
I could easily see Luke going bad and needing to be taken down by the next generation.

Likewise, Thrawn at the head of a resurgent Empire would make for a great villain for the next set of movies.
 
2014-01-12 01:44:04 PM

Nemo's Brother: I know a lot of people were upset when Disney bought Star Wars, but I don't get it. To me, the Extended Universe and George Lucas killed off that franchise long ago. it's pretty much worthless now and can only go up. If Episode 7 is like Star Trek 2, can you tell me that that would diminish the franchise the Way Episodes 1-3 did? Nothing but up, baby.


I'm in this camp. If it sucks, it'll be no worse than Episode 1, avoid it, and move on hoping someone else does it well later. If it is a good flick set in the Star Wars universe, then you get a fun movie out of it. If they pull a Knights of the Old Republic style story out of their asses, then it would be a huge benefit to the story. Really, there is no way but up after the prequels and if it stays bad, I'll just pop in my blurays
 
2014-01-12 01:46:31 PM
I like the idea of Ben having a child, but it's completely counter to his character as played in the prequels.
 
2014-01-12 01:47:31 PM

Mugato: For the love of Christ JJ, get some different writers from the ones you use for everything else.

And they said they scrapped the EU so no Thrawn, no worms that absorb the Force and no clones with extra voweels in theeir naames, sorry.


Actually, they're reviewing the EU, and deciding what parts they want rid of, and which parts will remain canon.

It's a good idea, even if it means an epic flood of tears for some fans.

/Wants to see Thrawn
//And some hawt Mara Jade
 
2014-01-12 01:47:36 PM
Thanks for today's edition of news that would have been exciting 25 years ago.

And WTF is up with Harrison Ford? I saw him in Enders Game and he just seemed like he wanted to be home wrapped up in a shawl drinking tea. He's been phoning it in for the last bunch of movies I've seen him in. Farking retire already if you don't want to work, dude. It's not like you need the money.
 
2014-01-12 01:47:37 PM

walktoanarcade: Is there anyone here that is seriously contemplating not EVER watching the coming sequels?

It would be hard to look away, then again, do you want to totally crap on Return of the Jedi's memory?


 Ewoks..... , that's when the Star Wars franchise really started going downhill, IMHO.

/ not quite as bad as the "Star Wars Holiday Special", but pretty damn close.
 
2014-01-12 01:47:57 PM

eddievercetti: Star Wars 7: The Search of Money


I thought that was SpaceBalls' logo for the sequel.
 
2014-01-12 01:48:23 PM

Infernalist: I could easily see Luke going bad and needing to be taken down by the next generation.

Likewise, Thrawn at the head of a resurgent Empire would make for a great villain for the next set of movies.


lol Thus, rendering Return of the Jedi's main point moot.

If they did that, they'd need to CG a shot with Alec Guinness, Hayden Christensen(yeah) and Yoda with their jaws dropping in their exact same positions they held on Endor during the Great Ewok Party of -125324843423232233322.  (hey it was a long, long time ago)
 
2014-01-12 01:52:59 PM

Forbidden Doughnut: walktoanarcade: Is there anyone here that is seriously contemplating not EVER watching the coming sequels?

It would be hard to look away, then again, do you want to totally crap on Return of the Jedi's memory?

 Ewoks..... , that's when the Star Wars franchise really started going downhill, IMHO.

/ not quite as bad as the "Star Wars Holiday Special", but pretty damn close.


I simply do not share that view. I truly think the Ewoks brilliantly stated what Lucas thought, high technology could be brought down by "primitives."   The Vietnam allegory is well-known.

I think they work far better than Jabba's Palace menagerie of critters, no matter the version.
 
2014-01-12 01:53:24 PM

walktoanarcade: Infernalist: I could easily see Luke going bad and needing to be taken down by the next generation.

Likewise, Thrawn at the head of a resurgent Empire would make for a great villain for the next set of movies.

lol Thus, rendering Return of the Jedi's main point moot.

If they did that, they'd need to CG a shot with Alec Guinness, Hayden Christensen(yeah) and Yoda with their jaws dropping in their exact same positions they held on Endor during the Great Ewok Party of -125324843423232233322.  (hey it was a long, long time ago)


Well, the basic premise of the entire SW story is that the Jedi and Sith can never exist without one another.  Destroy the Sith and more will rise.  Likewise with the Jedi.

As for the resurgent Empire...They make good villains, there's no two ways about it.
 
2014-01-12 01:54:27 PM

Nemo's Brother: the Extended Universe and George Lucas killed off that franchise long ago. it's pretty much worthless now and can only go up


Whether or not you hate the prequels, they made a shiatton of money and the Clone Wars was very popular. SW is hardly "dead" the way Star Trek was before Enterprise: NCC-90210 revitalized it.
 
2014-01-12 01:54:34 PM

walktoanarcade: Is there anyone here that is seriously contemplating not EVER watching the coming sequels?

It would be hard to look away, then again, do you want to totally crap on Return of the Jedi's memory?


For me those movies mean a bit more than some and not in a quasi religious way, but yeah they act as placeholders for some memories, memory anchors if you will, and I am not ready to jump at the chance to pollute its place in my mind.

It can't be that hard with some discipline to avoid parts VII-IX forever.


Who am I kidding?  I'm like Stimpy being tempted with the jolly, red, candy-like button..


I won't be going unless they get tremendous praise via word of mouth. I gave my dollars for the last three and feel bad about that.

Similarly gave hobbit 1 a try. Will not see the rest.
 
2014-01-12 01:57:28 PM
Did TFA say they're casting for Obi-Wan Kenobi's daughter or granddaughter?!

When did Kenobi get a chance to break his Jedi oath?!
 
2014-01-12 01:58:02 PM

Infernalist: walktoanarcade: Infernalist: I could easily see Luke going bad and needing to be taken down by the next generation.

Likewise, Thrawn at the head of a resurgent Empire would make for a great villain for the next set of movies.

lol Thus, rendering Return of the Jedi's main point moot.

If they did that, they'd need to CG a shot with Alec Guinness, Hayden Christensen(yeah) and Yoda with their jaws dropping in their exact same positions they held on Endor during the Great Ewok Party of -125324843423232233322.  (hey it was a long, long time ago)

Well, the basic premise of the entire SW story is that the Jedi and Sith can never exist without one another.  Destroy the Sith and more will rise.  Likewise with the Jedi.

As for the resurgent Empire...They make good villains, there's no two ways about it.


It has been a long time, but can someone clarfy for me if 'sith' were mentioned by name in the original trilogy. I have no recollection of them until people started talking about the non-film stuff later on.
 
2014-01-12 01:58:27 PM

Infernalist: walktoanarcade: Infernalist: I could easily see Luke going bad and needing to be taken down by the next generation.

Likewise, Thrawn at the head of a resurgent Empire would make for a great villain for the next set of movies.

lol Thus, rendering Return of the Jedi's main point moot.

If they did that, they'd need to CG a shot with Alec Guinness, Hayden Christensen(yeah) and Yoda with their jaws dropping in their exact same positions they held on Endor during the Great Ewok Party of -125324843423232233322.  (hey it was a long, long time ago)

Well, the basic premise of the entire SW story is that the Jedi and Sith can never exist without one another.  Destroy the Sith and more will rise.  Likewise with the Jedi.

As for the resurgent Empire...They make good villains, there's no two ways about it.


OK, with the prequels in mind, I grant you that, but don't use Luke. Just don't.

Without the prequels in mind I cannot grant you that, though. ;)
 
2014-01-12 02:00:33 PM

BafflerMeal: walktoanarcade: Is there anyone here that is seriously contemplating not EVER watching the coming sequels?

It would be hard to look away, then again, do you want to totally crap on Return of the Jedi's memory?


For me those movies mean a bit more than some and not in a quasi religious way, but yeah they act as placeholders for some memories, memory anchors if you will, and I am not ready to jump at the chance to pollute its place in my mind.

It can't be that hard with some discipline to avoid parts VII-IX forever.


Who am I kidding?  I'm like Stimpy being tempted with the jolly, red, candy-like button..

I won't be going unless they get tremendous praise via word of mouth. I gave my dollars for the last three and feel bad about that.

Similarly gave hobbit 1 a try. Will not see the rest.


Wise.

I half expect violence to break out.

Star Wars: Spit roasted by the prequels and sequels!  YEah....take it....
 
2014-01-12 02:02:30 PM

BafflerMeal: It has been a long time, but can someone clarfy for me if 'sith' were mentioned by name in the original trilogy. I have no recollection of them until people started talking about the non-film stuff later on.


Not by name but the merchandise had Vader listed as "Dark Lord of the Sith" so it's not something just made up for the prequels.
 
2014-01-12 02:06:20 PM

Mugato: BafflerMeal: It has been a long time, but can someone clarfy for me if 'sith' were mentioned by name in the original trilogy. I have no recollection of them until people started talking about the non-film stuff later on.

Not by name but the merchandise had Vader listed as "Dark Lord of the Sith" so it's not something just made up for the prequels.


Hrm. Thx for that. Gonna hafta search old packaging images. My recollection of the eightes was that sith were something non-lucas introduced in the novels.
 
2014-01-12 02:07:56 PM

Shrugging Atlas: I'm going to hold off passing judgement on including any of the originals until I find out more about the script.  If they are in some sort of emeritus positions in the New Republic and the film is set far enough in the future to explain their ages I think it could be done well enough.  But fark the idea of them out there adventuring.  Ford looked downright depressing in the latest Indy film.

Frankly I'm more interested in who/what the antagonists will be.  Will it be set close to the end of Jedi, and the Empire is still a major force?  Is it going to be some resurgent version of the Empire under Thrawn or some other badguy?  Or will it be some nebulous 'rise of the Sith' thing which will basically just mirror the same plotline of the prequels?
 until I see the f*cking movie myself and not get into trembling "JJ Abrams raped my childhood" nerdrages.


FTFY
 
2014-01-12 02:10:46 PM
The new Oldsmobiles are in early this year!

Wait...
 
2014-01-12 02:12:39 PM

frestcrallen: The new Oldsmobiles are in early this year!

Wait...


Disco pants and haircuts!
 
2014-01-12 02:17:47 PM
Cameos by some of the original cast would suffice. Hopefully it's no more than fan-service in that regard. Better to break away from all that, anyway. Though not so far that you get into silly EU-type f*ckery. Then again, I'm 41. There's not been a Star Wars made for me since 1983.
 
2014-01-12 02:21:21 PM
Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys needs to play Yoda(after Yoda is brought back to life of course) and dispense wisdom.

Let's wreck this shiat the right way.

A side of potato salad can play a revived Boba Fett after the Sarlaac Pit puked him up.
 
2014-01-12 02:27:34 PM

ZeroCorpse: Did TFA say they're casting for Obi-Wan Kenobi's daughter or granddaughter?!

When did Kenobi get a chance to break his Jedi oath?!


Lucas says Jedi can go to pound town whenever they want, just cannot get emotionally attached.  They left out that explanation because others thought it made the Jedi seem like assholes.
 
2014-01-12 02:27:49 PM

swahnhennessy: Cameos by some of the original cast would suffice. Hopefully it's no more than fan-service in that regard. Better to break away from all that, anyway. Though not so far that you get into silly EU-type f*ckery. Then again, I'm 41. There's not been a Star Wars made for me since 1983.


Considering the age of the original cast, I can't see Leia or Han doing anything more than secondary roles as support for their kids.  Luke, of course, is the Jedi Master over some new Jedi order, so he's either secondary role or the primary villain as he falls the Dark Side for some reason.

Remember, it's been 30 years since RoTJ, so they can't just pick up where they left off.
 
2014-01-12 02:29:55 PM

walktoanarcade: Forbidden Doughnut: walktoanarcade: Is there anyone here that is seriously contemplating not EVER watching the coming sequels?

It would be hard to look away, then again, do you want to totally crap on Return of the Jedi's memory?

 Ewoks..... , that's when the Star Wars franchise really started going downhill, IMHO.

/ not quite as bad as the "Star Wars Holiday Special", but pretty damn close.

I simply do not share that view. I truly think the Ewoks brilliantly stated what Lucas thought, high technology could be brought down by "primitives."   The Vietnam allegory is well-known.

I think they work far better than Jabba's Palace menagerie of critters, no matter the version.


Yup. Similar themes are major plot points in Firefly, the pinnacle of nerd boner inducement.

George Lucas always intended the Starwars movies to be for young audiences.

Nerdrage like "Lucas ruined by childhood by making Starwars movies two decades after the originals that were too child oriented" because the nerds don't realize how ridiculous they sound.
 
2014-01-12 02:29:55 PM
I refuse to be one of those farking idiots that starts complaining before they even shoot, but I will say it can in no way be worse than Phantom Menace.
Revenge and AOTC sucked horribly, but you still have to admit they were better than Phantom.
 
2014-01-12 02:38:15 PM
Anything done by George Lucas post-1983 on his best day can not compare to anything JJ Abrams has done for his entire career on his worst day.

If you whiney neckbeards with selective amnesia think lens flare lightsabers are going to ruin Star Wars forever, then I'll gladly take that over Jar-Jar Binks, the non-chemistry between Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen, Ahsoka Tano or whatever her name is.

Seriously. I know the people with Abrams Derangement Syndrome hyperbolically mean lens flares and ship interiors looking like an Apple store in Star Wars will make the next movie suck  -- but I would gladly take it over any of the prequels or spin-offs any day of the farking week, even if it wasn't hyperbole.

JJ Abrams could not possibly do any worse than George Lucas, and that's not because I love JJ Abrams. It's because the bar has been set so low after what Lucas did that any possible movie that is Episode VII will still be better.
 
2014-01-12 02:39:51 PM

eddievercetti: Star Wars 7: The Search of Money


That joke was tired when Mel Brooks used it in Spaceballs.

Try to come up with something new, if not original.
 
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