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2018-06-21 03:56:31 PM  
What, no more Sylvester Standalone movies?
 
2018-06-21 04:02:14 PM  

Farkspeare: What, no more Sylvester Standalone movies?


I know, I was so looking forward to him doing the titular voice for the Howard the Duck reboot as part of the Avengers Universe
 
2018-06-21 04:09:46 PM  
Could have had a plan for the trilogy in the first place. Instead gave it to Abrams. Whoops!
 
2018-06-21 04:11:59 PM  

rcain: Farkspeare: What, no more Sylvester Standalone movies?

I know, I was so looking forward to him doing the titular voice for the Howard the Duck reboot as part of the Avengers Universe


Stallone has already been in an MCU film.
 
2018-06-21 04:16:18 PM  
Damn, was really hoping for a Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes biopic.
 
2018-06-21 04:16:59 PM  
Good god we almost went 24 hours without one of these threads
 
2018-06-21 04:17:02 PM  
That is too bad, I was hoping Star Wars would stop making prequels.
I am tired of having them answer questions no one asked, and doing so in a manner so boring and obvious that it makes you wonder why they bothered.
 
2018-06-21 04:17:19 PM  
What about the Jabba the Hutt standalone adventure?!  And Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes: a Star Wars Story?  And the triumphant return of Hugh Quarshie as Captain Panaka in: Naboo Space Police Force: A Star Wars story???
 
2018-06-21 04:21:29 PM  

Guns n' Farkin Roses: Damn, was really hoping for a Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes biopic.


The famous Jizz Master?
 
2018-06-21 04:21:52 PM  

Rocketboy1313: That is too bad, I was hoping Star Wars would stop making prequels.
I am tired of having them answer questions no one asked, and doing so in a manner so boring and obvious that it makes you wonder why they bothered.


Yeah.  The mystery is best just that: a mystery.  That way people can fill it in in their heads.  The only "prequel" I might be interested in would be hundreds of years in the past  no relation to the current franchise.
 
2018-06-21 04:22:47 PM  

KingBiefWhistle: Good god we almost went 24 hours without one of these threads


Seriously.

I saw the byline and I was like, "jeez, this guy again."

Maybe he should be put on Disney's payroll.
 
2018-06-21 04:23:33 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Could have had a plan for the trilogy in the first place. Instead gave it to Abrams. Whoops!


Abrams tossed up more meatballs in TFA than Jose Lima did for the Royals.  It's not his fault that Rian Johnson whiffed on every single one of them.
 
2018-06-21 04:25:47 PM  

Fister Mantastic: Guns n' Farkin Roses: Damn, was really hoping for a Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes biopic.

The famous Jizz Master?


I don't know about famous, but I get around.
 
2018-06-21 04:25:55 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Could have had a plan for the trilogy in the first place. Instead gave it to Abrams. Whoops!


He and Lawrence Kasdan had a plan.
Then Rian Johnson threw it out like Luke's saber toss.

Now he's back for IX to try and salvage what he can.
 
2018-06-21 04:27:02 PM  
DNRTFA, but "On hold" =/= "Cancelled"
 
2018-06-21 04:27:10 PM  

peterthx: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Could have had a plan for the trilogy in the first place. Instead gave it to Abrams. Whoops!

He and Lawrence Kasdan had a plan.
Then Rian Johnson threw it out like Luke's saber toss.

Now he's back for IX to try and salvage what he can.


The plan was to ape the first trilogy completely. Still shaking my head at his wrath of Khan ripoff.
 
2018-06-21 04:29:13 PM  

RyansPrivates: Rocketboy1313: That is too bad, I was hoping Star Wars would stop making prequels.
I am tired of having them answer questions no one asked, and doing so in a manner so boring and obvious that it makes you wonder why they bothered.

Yeah.  The mystery is best just that: a mystery.  That way people can fill it in in their heads.  The only "prequel" I might be interested in would be hundreds of years in the past  no relation to the current franchise.


There's lots of "prequelish" stuff I'd like to see.

I'd like to see the Clone Wars done right.  In fact, I'd like to see the entire Vader arc done by competent people.   I'd also like to see many Bothans die.   And I'd like to see a story about how Saw Gerra and the resistance broke ties.
 
2018-06-21 04:30:29 PM  
If IX flops, the franchise is pretty much farked. At least that's my take on all of this. The futre anthology movies really are not important right now.
 
2018-06-21 04:32:22 PM  

EvilElecBlanket: If IX flops, the franchise is pretty much farked. At least that's my take on all of this. The futre anthology movies really are not important right now.


The entire problem with the Star Wars films is that they are quite obviously designed by committee. And that pretty much never works.

They have no soul, at all.

/and yes, "Rogue One" sucked. It just sucked less, so everyone thinks it's great
 
2018-06-21 04:35:19 PM  

Rent Party: RyansPrivates: Rocketboy1313: That is too bad, I was hoping Star Wars would stop making prequels.
I am tired of having them answer questions no one asked, and doing so in a manner so boring and obvious that it makes you wonder why they bothered.

Yeah.  The mystery is best just that: a mystery.  That way people can fill it in in their heads.  The only "prequel" I might be interested in would be hundreds of years in the past  no relation to the current franchise.

There's lots of "prequelish" stuff I'd like to see.

I'd like to see the Clone Wars done right.  In fact, I'd like to see the entire Vader arc done by competent people.   I'd also like to see many Bothans die.   And I'd like to see a story about how Saw Gerra and the resistance broke ties.


Clone Wars was done right in the animated series. Vader is being done right in the comics.

If TFA was part of a plan, it was a bad plan.
 
2018-06-21 04:39:32 PM  

Rent Party: RyansPrivates: Rocketboy1313: That is too bad, I was hoping Star Wars would stop making prequels.
I am tired of having them answer questions no one asked, and doing so in a manner so boring and obvious that it makes you wonder why they bothered.

Yeah.  The mystery is best just that: a mystery.  That way people can fill it in in their heads.  The only "prequel" I might be interested in would be hundreds of years in the past  no relation to the current franchise.

There's lots of "prequelish" stuff I'd like to see.

I'd like to see the Clone Wars done right.  In fact, I'd like to see the entire Vader arc done by competent people.   I'd also like to see many Bothans die.   And I'd like to see a story about how Saw Gerra and the resistance broke ties.


You do you, but that sounds like mining a spent mine.  The setting of Star Wars is so vast, I don't really need to see much more of the Skywalker / Palpatine corner of it.  The one character I have consistently enjoyed in the new movies is Rey and doesn't appear to have any ties to the original story. 

Why not some sort movie set in the outer rim before there was an Old Republic?  Or some time where the planets were like feudal Japan, fighting each other?
 
2018-06-21 04:41:49 PM  

peterthx: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Could have had a plan for the trilogy in the first place. Instead gave it to Abrams. Whoops!

He and Lawrence Kasdan had a plan.
Then Rian Johnson threw it out like Luke's saber toss.

Now he's back for IX to try and salvage what he can.


The funny part is where you made up bullshiat out of whole cloth. Abrams and Kasdan had no input past VII, as was planned. They're only back for IX because Trevorrow walked and they had no time to pick another replacement due to Disney's apparently ironclad two-year schedule. But, you know, you keep making up nonsense.
 
2018-06-21 04:43:13 PM  

kryptoknightmare: What about the Jabba the Hutt standalone adventure?!  And Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes: a Star Wars Story?  And the triumphant return of Hugh Quarshie as Captain Panaka in: Naboo Space Police Force: A Star Wars story???


I'd rather see a Grabala the Hutt movie.
 
2018-06-21 04:43:49 PM  
You can make stand alone films, just don't make them so damn often.
 
2018-06-21 04:45:53 PM  

peterthx: He and Lawrence Kasdan had a plan.


No they didn't.  KK and JJ both stated that there was no plan laid out for 7-9.
 
2018-06-21 04:51:58 PM  
And now

This

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2018-06-21 04:52:02 PM  

mjbok: peterthx: He and Lawrence Kasdan had a plan.

No they didn't.  KK and JJ both stated that there was no plan laid out for 7-9.


This is just amazing to me.
 
2018-06-21 04:54:20 PM  

RyansPrivates: Rent Party: RyansPrivates: Rocketboy1313: That is too bad, I was hoping Star Wars would stop making prequels.
I am tired of having them answer questions no one asked, and doing so in a manner so boring and obvious that it makes you wonder why they bothered.

Yeah.  The mystery is best just that: a mystery.  That way people can fill it in in their heads.  The only "prequel" I might be interested in would be hundreds of years in the past  no relation to the current franchise.

There's lots of "prequelish" stuff I'd like to see.

I'd like to see the Clone Wars done right.  In fact, I'd like to see the entire Vader arc done by competent people.   I'd also like to see many Bothans die.   And I'd like to see a story about how Saw Gerra and the resistance broke ties.

You do you, but that sounds like mining a spent mine.  The setting of Star Wars is so vast, I don't really need to see much more of the Skywalker / Palpatine corner of it.  The one character I have consistently enjoyed in the new movies is Rey and doesn't appear to have any ties to the original story. 

Why not some sort movie set in the outer rim before there was an Old Republic?  Or some time where the planets were like feudal Japan, fighting each other?


I don't think the mine is spent.  Vader is one of the most iconic characters in cinematic history and they pissed that away with Whiney McWhinerson and his Cougar Bride.   They went into the prequel mine looking for gold and came out with a truck full of sand.   The gold is still there, though.

You're right about the vastness of the universe,  and there is plenty of room in it for all kinds of stories.   I'd just like to see some expansion on some of the characters we already know.    Saw Gerrera in particular I think.  The dude is a terrorist, even by rebellion standards.  That has all the makings of a great "Rogue 1" level story.

I also am in 100% agreement with you on Rey.  Excellent portrayal and a great character.   I could also watch Daisy Ridley stand in a phone booth all day long, which may bias my opinion some.
 
2018-06-21 04:58:20 PM  
Solo was a competently-made film of a story that had no need to be told; and kinda lamed-out what we did know of Solo already.  shiat, why didn't we get to see him in TIE Pilot school?  Anyway, make some Lando adventures before he meets Han.  QUIT FARKING UP THE GODDAMNED ORIGINAL TRILOGY YOU STUPID farkerS.
 
2018-06-21 05:02:28 PM  

sirrerun: And now

This

[img.fark.net image 622x480]


See, this is exactly why the echo-chamber of the Internet is bad but also hilarious; these people think they have any sort of legitimate anything whatsoever and are about to get a very embarrassing wake up call
 
2018-06-21 05:04:09 PM  
You know what I want?

A standalone Lucasfilm about the building of the Death Star.
I want to see the architects in discussion about the name, and its shape, and how the Empire is going to pay for it, and how they skimped on railings in that tunnel-thing with the huge laser thing going through it,, or not adding covers to those holes that could destroy the whole thing if a couple of laser balls were fired into it. I want to see the workers chillin' in the recreation room; Stormtroopers in the shooting range, and Brit baddies biatching about the Yank baddies in the dining hall.

I will name the film 'Star Flip: Renovations'
 
2018-06-21 05:06:13 PM  

RyansPrivates: The only "prequel" I might be interested in would be hundreds of years in the past  no relation to the current franchise.


They made those video games about 15 years ago, and they were awesome.
 
2018-06-21 05:06:35 PM  

realmolo: EvilElecBlanket: If IX flops, the franchise is pretty much farked. At least that's my take on all of this. The futre anthology movies really are not important right now.

The entire problem with the Star Wars films is that they are quite obviously designed by committee. And that pretty much never works.

They have no soul, at all.

/and yes, "Rogue One" sucked. It just sucked less, so everyone thinks it's great


The prequel trilogy fails because of the whims of an auteur.

The new trilogy fails because of design by committee.

The original trilogy works because it was in the middle of those two extremes.
 
2018-06-21 05:07:20 PM  
Of course, why the fark wouldn't they make make more Star Wars movies? Disney refuses to stop making Marvel movies, why would they stop doing Star Wars? They're still working on the theme park.
 
2018-06-21 05:10:45 PM  

sirrerun: And now

This

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Why would Rian Johnson even acknowledge them? He just gave them the attention they wanted.
 
2018-06-21 05:15:58 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Could have had a plan for the trilogy in the first place. Instead gave it to Abrams. Whoops!


The biggest problem with Ep VIII (which I did like) was giving the middle film of a trilogy to someone else, especially whose vision was not in line with the person making the first and third films.

They need to have a single unifying vision for any trilogy they do.
 
2018-06-21 05:19:40 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: RyansPrivates: The only "prequel" I might be interested in would be hundreds of years in the past  no relation to the current franchise.

They made those video games about 15 years ago, and they were awesome.


The  KOTOR games were awesome fun; I don't play MMOs so never played "The Old Republic".
 
2018-06-21 05:21:29 PM  

GungFu: You know what I want?

A standalone Lucasfilm about the building of the Death Star.
I want to see the architects in discussion about the name, and its shape, and how the Empire is going to pay for it, and how they skimped on railings in that tunnel-thing with the huge laser thing going through it,, or not adding covers to those holes that could destroy the whole thing if a couple of laser balls were fired into it. I want to see the workers chillin' in the recreation room; Stormtroopers in the shooting range, and Brit baddies biatching about the Yank baddies in the dining hall.

I will name the film 'Star Flip: Renovations'


You could probably do a low-key film about just that.
 
2018-06-21 05:22:15 PM  

mcmnky: Rent Party: RyansPrivates: Rocketboy1313: That is too bad, I was hoping Star Wars would stop making prequels.
I am tired of having them answer questions no one asked, and doing so in a manner so boring and obvious that it makes you wonder why they bothered.

Yeah.  The mystery is best just that: a mystery.  That way people can fill it in in their heads.  The only "prequel" I might be interested in would be hundreds of years in the past  no relation to the current franchise.

There's lots of "prequelish" stuff I'd like to see.

I'd like to see the Clone Wars done right.  In fact, I'd like to see the entire Vader arc done by competent people.   I'd also like to see many Bothans die.   And I'd like to see a story about how Saw Gerra and the resistance broke ties.

Clone Wars was done right in the animated series. Vader is being done right in the comics.

If TFA was part of a plan, it was a bad plan.


Also, Saw's relationship with the rebellion was explored in Rebels (he didn't so much break off, as never joined them)
 
2018-06-21 05:22:18 PM  

dywed88: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Could have had a plan for the trilogy in the first place. Instead gave it to Abrams. Whoops!

The biggest problem with Ep VIII (which I did like) was giving the middle film of a trilogy to someone else, especially whose vision was not in line with the person making the first and third films.

They need to have a single unifying vision for any trilogy they do.


I'm not a huge fan of the MCU, mostly because I think they are souless and have no stakes, but they are well made and they had a vision (pardon the pun) and an overall story that is all connected.  I'm sure Kevin F. has some version of a bible that has all of the greater points laid out and how they're connected even if they don't have all of the individual beats mapped out.

Star Wars could have had different directors and it wouldn't have been a problem if they had the equivalent of a Kevin F involved.  A 20 page outline of a-z for 7-9 would have accomplished this.  Rather they had 7.  Then they had 8 which ignored, abandoned, or contradicted things laid out in 7.  As 8 shifts to 9 the fact that 7's creative force (again with the pun) is in charge you wonder if much like RJ ignored JJ's threads, will JJ now do the same to RJ?
 
2018-06-21 05:22:33 PM  

dywed88: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Could have had a plan for the trilogy in the first place. Instead gave it to Abrams. Whoops!

The biggest problem with Ep VIII (which I did like) was giving the middle film of a trilogy to someone else, especially whose vision was not in line with the person making the first and third films.

They need to have a single unifying vision for any trilogy they do.


The biggest problem I had with VII is that all the heroes of the original trilogy ended up being massive failures.

Before you say "well that's how it's supposed to be, because modern reasons" 30 years ago did you watch the end of Return of the Jedi for the first time and actually say "Gee, I hope this is all pointless and they become failures..."
 
2018-06-21 05:24:57 PM  

EvilElecBlanket: sirrerun: And now

This

[img.fark.net image 622x480]

Why would Rian Johnson even acknowledge them? He just gave them the attention they wanted.


He's egging them on; why wouldn't he? The stupid bastards have convinced themselves they have any actual pull or power with one of the largest entertainment conglomerates in the world. This is like the equivalent of some jackass bringing their fanfiction to a writer and demanding to know why the writer has strayed from their "vision." It's going to be a glorious farking trainwreck.
 
2018-06-21 05:25:04 PM  

Mugato: Of course, why the fark wouldn't they make make more Star Wars movies? Disney refuses to stop making Marvel movies, why would they stop doing Star Wars? They're still working on the theme park.


No Marvel film has done poorly yet.

I do think they are more slowing down to not fark things up further. The way to kill a franchise is to put out several disappointing films in a short period. They have stumbled on Solo, they need to not fark things up next time.
 
2018-06-21 05:26:02 PM  

dywed88: mcmnky: Rent Party: RyansPrivates: Rocketboy1313: That is too bad, I was hoping Star Wars would stop making prequels.
I am tired of having them answer questions no one asked, and doing so in a manner so boring and obvious that it makes you wonder why they bothered.

Yeah.  The mystery is best just that: a mystery.  That way people can fill it in in their heads.  The only "prequel" I might be interested in would be hundreds of years in the past  no relation to the current franchise.

There's lots of "prequelish" stuff I'd like to see.

I'd like to see the Clone Wars done right.  In fact, I'd like to see the entire Vader arc done by competent people.   I'd also like to see many Bothans die.   And I'd like to see a story about how Saw Gerra and the resistance broke ties.

Clone Wars was done right in the animated series. Vader is being done right in the comics.

If TFA was part of a plan, it was a bad plan.

Also, Saw's relationship with the rebellion was explored in Rebels (he didn't so much break off, as never joined them)


You guys are talking about cartoons and books and video games, none of which I care about.  I want to see it in IMAX 3-D with Dolby Atmo portrayed by real live people and halfway believable CGI.
 
2018-06-21 05:27:41 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: dywed88: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Could have had a plan for the trilogy in the first place. Instead gave it to Abrams. Whoops!

The biggest problem with Ep VIII (which I did like) was giving the middle film of a trilogy to someone else, especially whose vision was not in line with the person making the first and third films.

They need to have a single unifying vision for any trilogy they do.

The biggest problem I had with VII is that all the heroes of the original trilogy ended up being massive failures.

Before you say "well that's how it's supposed to be, because modern reasons" 30 years ago did you watch the end of Return of the Jedi for the first time and actually say "Gee, I hope this is all pointless and they become failures..."


I'm with you. I don't get the argument that things change. I don't get why they hate each other and are miserable failures. What's the point? If things went that bad, why aren't you telling that story instead?
 
2018-06-21 05:29:28 PM  
Other than Lando coming out as a robosexual I liked Solo.
 
2018-06-21 05:31:02 PM  

sirrerun: And now

This

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People who think that TLJ somehow "ruined" Star Wars are f*cking retards.

And before any of you start, I don't give a womp-rat's ass why you hated TLJ...your reasons are probably stupid, just like your face and your mom.  As far as Star Wars movies go, TLJ was pretty good.   As far as movies in general go, TLJ was "meh"....just like the rest of the movies in the franchise.
 
2018-06-21 05:33:01 PM  

KingBiefWhistle: EvilElecBlanket: sirrerun: And now

This

[img.fark.net image 622x480]

Why would Rian Johnson even acknowledge them? He just gave them the attention they wanted.

He's egging them on; why wouldn't he? The stupid bastards have convinced themselves they have any actual pull or power with one of the largest entertainment conglomerates in the world. This is like the equivalent of some jackass bringing their fanfiction to a writer and demanding to know why the writer has strayed from their "vision." It's going to be a glorious farking trainwreck.


I think they just trolled him hard.
 
2018-06-21 05:33:40 PM  
Don't ALL movies pretty much answer questions no one asked?
 
2018-06-21 05:34:08 PM  
Last Jedi was awful.
 
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