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2014-01-22 04:26:44 PM  
I am all for this.
 
2014-01-22 04:47:41 PM  
Really? You missed Ratatooine?
 
2014-01-22 09:18:44 PM  
that site hurt my eyes
 
2014-01-22 09:41:54 PM  

JerseyTim: Really? You missed Ratatooine?


Who's the Bossk?
 
2014-01-22 09:44:10 PM  
Even if this does turn out to be true, is it really going to be so bad?

This is a franchise with:

Seven theatrical flicks,flicks, one of which was animated and three of which were mostly animated.
Several cartoon series
A holiday special
Video games spanning four decades, running a wide gamut of quality
Several comic book series
The "Expanded Universe" novels that fanatics cling to whenever you point out an inconsistency in the movie
Two made-for-TV Ewok movies, one of which starred Wilford Brimley

Merchandise contracts to put at least one product in every aisle of your local megamart

So let's assume AICN actually got a legitimate tip instead of pulling their usual routine (somebody on another website said "it would be cool if X happened," so we're reporting that X is totally happening). Let's imagine Pixar is let loose on the Star Wars canon. What's the worst that could happen? Wilford Brimley will show back up?
 
2014-01-22 10:06:07 PM  
"How I Met My Father"
 
2014-01-22 11:13:24 PM  

fusillade762: "How I Met My Father"


Was I sitting next to you during Episode 1? Because I swear I was reaching for the popcorn.
 
2014-01-22 11:25:44 PM  
Would it be Lego Star Wars? I would watch the shiat out of that.
 
2014-01-22 11:44:06 PM  
At one time a Pixar Star Wars film would have excited me. After all George helped start the company up and let it fly when it was ready to go. But looking at Pixars latest offerings, sequels and half hearted spinoffs of popular properties, my heart isn't quite into it anymore. There's an obvious corporate mentality running through the company that was once focus on story and innovation.

It doesn't matter. It's now a Disney© property. It could be good or it could be bad. More than likely, it will be bland and reach across the mainstream like a wet blanket. A movie via committee.

I realize most of you totally hate George Lucas for "ruining" Star Wars. The fact is George Lucas has always been an independent film maker. He wasn't beholden to any corporate mandate. Nor did he force his vision into any audience survey or focus groups. He made the films he wanted. He made the business decisions he wanted. In the end, he was happy with what he did.
 
2014-01-23 12:04:16 AM  
It cannot possibly be worse than "Phantom Menace" and emo Annakin.
 
2014-01-23 12:09:52 AM  
Partly Cloudy with a chance of Spaceballs?
 
2014-01-23 12:11:51 AM  
Finding Solo?
 
2014-01-23 12:16:30 AM  
This would irretrievably tarnish the "Star Wars" saga's impeccable reputation for artistic integrity.
 
2014-01-23 12:16:49 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: At one time a Pixar Star Wars film would have excited me. After all George helped start the company up and let it fly when it was ready to go. But looking at Pixars latest offerings, sequels and half hearted spinoffs of popular properties, my heart isn't quite into it anymore. There's an obvious corporate mentality running through the company that was once focus on story and innovation.

It doesn't matter. It's now a Disney© property. It could be good or it could be bad. More than likely, it will be bland and reach across the mainstream like a wet blanket. A movie via committee.


Was "Cars" made after the Disney acquisition of Pixar? That could explain a few things.....

/ I'm fond of all of the Pixar stuff before that one.
// and a few after Disney bought them ( "Up" , half of "WALL-E"...)
 
2014-01-23 12:20:38 AM  
Droids, huh?
 
2014-01-23 12:24:54 AM  

texdent: Would it be Lego Star Wars? I would watch the shiat out of that.


The Lego Yoda Chronicles are pretty damn funny. The jokes aren't all that sophisticated - it's targeted at 13-yr-olds after all - but they have a lot of fun sending up the prequels.
 
2014-01-23 12:25:26 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: The fact is George Lucas has always been an independent film maker. He wasn't beholden to any corporate mandate.


See, this is where I have to respectfully disagree. I think the original trilogy was the result of George being told "no" by several gatekeepers - from the people at 20th Century Fox on down. "No," somebody would tell him. "Luke Skywalker can't be a 60-year-old man with a transplanted robot head. And Han Solo probably shouldn't be a big green lizard."

So Lucas had to work within limits. Those limits are sometimes what makes a good end product. He didn't even direct "Empire" or "Jedi," nor did he write the final shooting scripts. He had gatekeepers all over the place.

Sometimes gatekeepers can hinder creativity. But good ones will instead hone and direct that creativity toward a desirable end product.

It's the same as "Ghostbusters." That movie was good because somebody came in and said "no" to Dan Aykroyd. "No, you can't have a giant monster every 15 minutes. No, you can't set this movie in a future hellscape with a flying car. No, I don't think the audience would quite grasp the concept of every city having a squad of Ghostbusters right away. How about we set this movie in the present day and find out  how they became the Ghostbusters?"

Long story short: The majority of Star Wars fans think Lucas did his best work when he was beholden to a corporate mandate.
 
2014-01-23 12:33:59 AM  
Remember when Darth Vader wasn't "Annie" and Boba Fett wasn't some weird Puerto Rican clone? And Yoda wasn't a spinning green pinball? Yeah. Star Wars is shiat now, Pixar can't make it any worse.
 
2014-01-23 12:37:01 AM  
Pixar does the Thrawn Trilogy maybe? That would rock and could include original actors voices. And before the morans come in and say no EU stuff  JJ himself said "No Comment" when asked about it.
 
2014-01-23 12:57:22 AM  
They could make it as dark as Toy Story 3
 
2014-01-23 12:59:55 AM  

Slartibreakfast: Pixar does the Thrawn Trilogy maybe? That would rock and could include original actors voices.



Only if they can get Jennifer Hale to voice Mara Jade.
 
2014-01-23 01:00:01 AM  
This is bullcrap and Harry Knowles needs to have his case of Twinkies taken away from him until he apologizes.
 
2014-01-23 01:18:35 AM  

Boojum2k: Slartibreakfast: Pixar does the Thrawn Trilogy maybe? That would rock and could include original actors voices.


Only if they can get Jennifer Hale to voice Mara Jade.


i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-01-23 01:22:53 AM  

Stile4aly: Boojum2k: Slartibreakfast: Pixar does the Thrawn Trilogy maybe? That would rock and could include original actors voices.


Only if they can get Jennifer Hale to voice Mara Jade.

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Right? They'd make billions.
 
2014-01-23 01:28:30 AM  

TV's Vinnie: This is bullcrap and Harry Knowles needs to have his case of Twinkies taken away from him until he apologizes.


It's not Harry's fault this time. It's that crap  Latino Review that makes shiat up and steals ideas from people talking in forums. They have this habit of tossing "scoops" out there left and right, and then when 1 in 10 actually happens by pure chance, they claim they announced it first.

In short, Latino Review is frequently full of shiat.
 
2014-01-23 01:29:44 AM  

Boojum2k: Stile4aly: Boojum2k: Slartibreakfast: Pixar does the Thrawn Trilogy maybe? That would rock and could include original actors voices.


Only if they can get Jennifer Hale to voice Mara Jade.

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Right? They'd make billions.


Get Brad Bird to direct and I'll pay in advance.
 
2014-01-23 01:30:33 AM  

Gyrfalcon: It cannot possibly be worse than "Phantom Menace" and emo Annakin.


I'm glad that The Phantom Menace existed, for one reason and one reason only: if it hadn't been for The Phantom Menace, we would never have had this awesomesauce.
 
2014-01-23 01:30:57 AM  

ZeroCorpse: In short, Latino Review is frequently full of shiat.



Yeah, but this is the 1 in 10 that really really should become real. If no one at Disney is paying attention to this possibility, they've completely lost their edge, and they haven't shown any signs of that yet either.
 
2014-01-23 01:31:32 AM  

PullItOut: Get Brad Bird to direct and I'll pay in advance.


Same here. Midnight showing, opening night.
 
2014-01-23 01:43:21 AM  
Haven't heard about that but I do know the Marvel Lucasfilm crossover thing is happening sooner rather than later.
 
2014-01-23 01:43:30 AM  
cross over potential. buzz lightyear IS the jedi we've been waiting for.

when I was a kid I loved them and then I became an adult and realized how crappy those star wars movies really were

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-01-23 01:46:23 AM  

GreenAdder: Darth_Lukecash: The fact is George Lucas has always been an independent film maker. He wasn't beholden to any corporate mandate.

See, this is where I have to respectfully disagree. I think the original trilogy was the result of George being told "no" by several gatekeepers - from the people at 20th Century Fox on down. "No," somebody would tell him. "Luke Skywalker can't be a 60-year-old man with a transplanted robot head. And Han Solo probably shouldn't be a big green lizard."

So Lucas had to work within limits. Those limits are sometimes what makes a good end product. He didn't even direct "Empire" or "Jedi," nor did he write the final shooting scripts. He had gatekeepers all over the place.

Sometimes gatekeepers can hinder creativity. But good ones will instead hone and direct that creativity toward a desirable end product.

It's the same as "Ghostbusters." That movie was good because somebody came in and said "no" to Dan Aykroyd. "No, you can't have a giant monster every 15 minutes. No, you can't set this movie in a future hellscape with a flying car. No, I don't think the audience would quite grasp the concept of every city having a squad of Ghostbusters right away. How about we set this movie in the present day and find out  how they became the Ghostbusters?"

Long story short: The majority of Star Wars fans think Lucas did his best work when he was beholden to a corporate mandate.


And you would completely wrong. Star Wars was the only one that had corporate control. They made him film scenes he never intended...such as Luke meeting his teen friends in Tatoonie bar.When the costumers screwed up the Catina creatures..(They all look like they were out of Beatrice Potter book), 20th Century Fox initially refused to give a little extra money to fix it.  He finally begged them to get the money to fix the scene, and after that he swore he would never be beholden to the studio for financing again.

After Star Wars. Lucas owned the characters, he sequel rights and merchandising rights. He financed all the sequels without any help from 20th Century Fox. Because he financed them largely through toy deals, so  lot of creature designs were made with an eye toward selling toys.

The major difference was Gary Kurtz, his co-producer who he bounced ideas off. Marcia Lucas also was another sounding board. But eventually Kurtz went off to do Dark Crystal and Lucas marriage started to break up during Jedi, so he lost two of his most valuable collaborators.

Even so, I still maintain, he did things his way- right or wrong, and I respect that highly. He certainly told the story he wanted to tell, and not what the fanboys wanted.
 
2014-01-23 01:46:55 AM  
The problem with Pixar is that there is no new guard to replace Laseater, Stanton ect. Right now they are just spinning in circles. But id be all for Pixar doing a Star Wars film.

Boojum2k: PullItOut: Get Brad Bird to direct and I'll pay in advance.

Same here. Midnight showing, opening night.


They can take my money right now if that were to happen
 
2014-01-23 01:48:07 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Remember when Darth Vader wasn't "Annie" and Boba Fett wasn't some weird Puerto Rican clone? And Yoda wasn't a spinning green pinball? Yeah. Star Wars is shiat now, Pixar can't make it any worse.


You need a hug? You seem butt hurt over a fairy tale...
 
2014-01-23 01:57:36 AM  

PullItOut: Get Brad Bird to direct and I'll pay in advance.


"The Imperials"
 
2014-01-23 02:09:45 AM  

ZeroCorpse: TV's Vinnie: This is bullcrap and Harry Knowles needs to have his case of Twinkies taken away from him until he apologizes.

It's not Harry's fault this time. It's that crap  Latino Review that makes shiat up and steals ideas from people talking in forums. They have this habit of tossing "scoops" out there left and right, and then when 1 in 10 actually happens by pure chance, they claim they announced it first.

In short, Latino Review is frequently full of shiat.


You'd think Harry would have learned his hard lesson about jumping the gun after that Oscars fiasco several years back.
 
2014-01-23 02:21:52 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: After Star Wars. Lucas owned the characters, he sequel rights and merchandising rights. He financed all the sequels without any help from 20th Century Fox. Because he financed them largely through toy deals, so lot of creature designs were made with an eye toward selling toys.


Not exactly correct; he tried to finance Empire and Jedi himself, but both times he went over-budget and had to have the studio bail him out.  It's why he didn't start making truly stupid money until Episode I-III, which he did finance himself by saving up his merch revenue for about a decade.

If he'd managed to keep Empire on-budget, his film career would have been VERY different.
 
2014-01-23 02:44:05 AM  
If Pixar is doing spin offs then...

i1190.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-23 03:15:33 AM  
farm1.static.flickr.com
 
2014-01-23 04:20:20 AM  

Gyrfalcon: It cannot possibly be worse than "Phantom Menace" and emo Annakin.


i115.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-23 05:44:05 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: GreenAdder: Darth_Lukecash: The fact is George Lucas has always been an independent film maker. He wasn't beholden to any corporate mandate.

See, this is where I have to respectfully disagree. I think the original trilogy was the result of George being told "no" by several gatekeepers - from the people at 20th Century Fox on down. "No," somebody would tell him. "Luke Skywalker can't be a 60-year-old man with a transplanted robot head. And Han Solo probably shouldn't be a big green lizard."

So Lucas had to work within limits. Those limits are sometimes what makes a good end product. He didn't even direct "Empire" or "Jedi," nor did he write the final shooting scripts. He had gatekeepers all over the place.

Sometimes gatekeepers can hinder creativity. But good ones will instead hone and direct that creativity toward a desirable end product.

It's the same as "Ghostbusters." That movie was good because somebody came in and said "no" to Dan Aykroyd. "No, you can't have a giant monster every 15 minutes. No, you can't set this movie in a future hellscape with a flying car. No, I don't think the audience would quite grasp the concept of every city having a squad of Ghostbusters right away. How about we set this movie in the present day and find out  how they became the Ghostbusters?"

Long story short: The majority of Star Wars fans think Lucas did his best work when he was beholden to a corporate mandate.

And you would completely wrong. Star Wars was the only one that had corporate control. They made him film scenes he never intended...such as Luke meeting his teen friends in Tatoonie bar.When the costumers screwed up the Catina creatures..(They all look like they were out of Beatrice Potter book), 20th Century Fox initially refused to give a little extra money to fix it.  He finally begged them to get the money to fix the scene, and after that he swore he would never be beholden to the studio for financing again.

After Star Wars. Lucas owned the characters, he seque ...


Lucas owned the characters, yes. But 20th Century Fox owned the distribution rights. Lucas worked within constraints placed on him by Fox for all three of the 'original' films. He neither wrote nor directed 'Empire' or 'Jedi', and there's annecdotal evidence that Lucas didn't write the screenplay to 'Star Wars', either (Alan Dean Foster was brought in to clean up the script for filming).

Did he make the prequels his way? Yes. And they're generally regarded as inferior to the original films for many good reasons. Mainly, as has been said here before, there was nobody to tell Lucas 'No.' And even the folks that were saying 'You know, I think this Jar-Jar character might not work' were laughed at by Lucas and ignored by him.

Also, Disney is nowhere near as bad as it used to be, and how you think it still is. Over the past few years, creativity has been restored thanks to the merger with Pixar. Contrary to what most people believe, Disney did not buy Pixar, it's more accurate to say that Steve Jobs bought half of Disney through Pixar. Robert Iger is now the president of Disney, and the only studio head that's a proponent of innovations like day and date release of movies and DVD's, as well as tapping into the direct download market via Apple. John Lassiter is the VP in charge of creativity at Disney, and the change has been dramatic. Frozen is amazing, as was Wreck-It-Ralph. There's a new spirit of creativity now that the artists are back in charge of the House of Mouse. In addition, all of the Marvel films under Disney have been good to outstanding. Other live action has been slipping, Lone Ranger was okay, but would have been much better with somone other than Johnny Depp playing Tonto. And the only real problem with John Carter was that the story is so old and such a cornerstone of modern sci-fi, it looked more like a mashup of recent, well-known sci-fi films.
 
2014-01-23 05:49:12 AM  
Would anyone go see a shot for shot remake of Star Wars (ep. 4) done by Pixar?  I would.
 
2014-01-23 07:53:10 AM  

Slartibreakfast: Pixar does the Thrawn Trilogy maybe?


Oh enough, with the Thrawn trilogy The Thrawn trilogy sucked. Thrawn himself and Mara Jade were sort of cool characters but furry worms that absorb the Force and clones with extra vowels in their names? Forget that it sucked, which is subjective, it contradicted the prequels and the Clone Wars. Stop trying to make the Thrawn trilogy happen. It's not going to happen.

Then again, JJ demonstrated that he doesn't give a shiat about established canon so I guess anything's possible.
 
2014-01-23 07:58:30 AM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Lucas owned the characters, yes. But 20th Century Fox owned the distribution rights. Lucas worked within constraints placed on him by Fox for all three of the 'original' films. He neither wrote nor directed 'Empire' or 'Jedi', and there's annecdotal evidence that Lucas didn't write the screenplay to 'Star Wars', either (Alan Dean Foster was brought in to clean up the script for filming).


So Lucas doesn't get credit for the "good" Star Wars movies but everyone blames him for Indy 4.
 
2014-01-23 08:26:45 AM  
As someone who worked on a licensed product for Phantom Menace, and was privvy to all of the early scripts and such and meetings with various licensing people...the stories we heard indicate that it is correct that everyone was deathly afraid of saying "no" to Lucas. This was his baby. And it doesn't seem like Lucas was being a tyrant over it...just that everyone was afraid that they would muck up Lucas' vision of this thing that everyone was waiting 15 year for.

So Lucas doesn't get credit for the "good" Star Wars movies but everyone blames him for Indy 4.

Heck, in Spielberg interviews, he even calls out Lucas demanding that the skull be tied to space aliens. I'm not really sure who to blame the monkey scene for. But Spielberg does take credits for the fridge scene (which doesn't bother me as much, really; if you are going to accept the "jump out of an airplane with a raft" gag at the start of Temple of Doom, I can accept the fridge).

But the monkeys! Oh lord, the Monkeys! After three films in which nature and animals all act like, well, animals normally act, THE MONKEYS!
 
2014-01-23 08:30:35 AM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Frozen is amazing, as was Wreck-It-Ralph.


Frozen made me want to jam forks in my ears and Wreck-It-Ralph was a Pixar film that was shuffled over - and it was anything but amazing.  It has charm and a few decent scenes but overall it is about as memorable as "Over the Hedge".

/farking candy kingdoms.  seriously sick of candy kingdoms.
 
2014-01-23 08:31:09 AM  
Stars
 
2014-01-23 08:34:02 AM  
So the people who made The Increedibles and the first 5 minutes of Up may do a Star Wars movie and this is.... bad?

Go home Fark, you're drunk.
 
2014-01-23 08:38:19 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: At one time a Pixar Star Wars film would have excited me. After all George helped start the company up and let it fly when it was ready to go. But looking at Pixars latest offerings, sequels and half hearted spinoffs of popular properties, my heart isn't quite into it anymore. There's an obvious corporate mentality running through the company that was once focus on story and innovation.

It doesn't matter. It's now a Disney© property. It could be good or it could be bad. More than likely, it will be bland and reach across the mainstream like a wet blanket. A movie via committee.

I realize most of you totally hate George Lucas for "ruining" Star Wars. The fact is George Lucas has always been an independent film maker. He wasn't beholden to any corporate mandate. Nor did he force his vision into any audience survey or focus groups. He made the films he wanted. He made the business decisions he wanted. In the end, he was happy with what he did.


Pixar hurt a lot from Ranft's death. Couple that with Lasseter spending more time with Disney Animation and Disneyland you'll get there......
 
2014-01-23 08:55:38 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: So the people who made The Increedibles and the first 5 minutes of Up may do a Star Wars movie and this is.... bad?

Go home Fark, you're drunk.


They're also the people who made the "Cars" movies. So it's going to depend on who's actually in charge.
 
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