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Old 20-09-2013, 20:43
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The reports a few months back were that in addition the episodes 7, 8 & 9 there would also be new films in between the episodes, unrelated to what was going on those movies. So at this stage is appears those who want continuity will be served in the episodes, whilst there will also be new material for those those who want a fresh start. Of course, no matter they do, there will still be moaning in abundance.
Haven't read anything to this effect to date, but if this is true it seems a bit daunting. 3 new films is one thing, but an armada of Star Wars cash-ins might potentially be tough to stomach.

It all depends what material they choose and how much care they put into these new films around the new trilogy.

Knowing Disneys penchant for making massive amounts of awful budget sequals im not enthused right now, but time will tell.
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Old 20-09-2013, 20:45
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Good news: Pegg has apparently ruled himself out. Still a question mark over Benedict Cumberbatch mind. A bit better, but he showed his limitations as an actor in Tinker Tailor the other week. Not that that matters here of course.

Does Abrams ever really do 'new' though? He just polishes up back-dated concepts and franchises mostly. A sheen of newness, a few fresh faces, but underneath much the same, old components, playing safe etc. His trick is to work on projects where this isn't really an issue.

I suppose SW is too steeped in pop-culture mythology to do anything truly new. Dusting down the Falcon has already done the job for some it seems. And looking at the box-office hike the Vader-empowered Sith enjoyed ($848m) compared to the relatively lowly returns for Clones ($649m), you can see how much needed the presence of the past is.
Fair comment.
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Old 21-09-2013, 02:21
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i thought they all hated star wars.

im sure i read that anthony daniels and mark used to hate talking about it.

plus harrison wanted to be killed off.

as much as i want to see them in star wars again. they just look to old now.
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Old 21-09-2013, 15:55
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i thought they all hated star wars.

im sure i read that anthony daniels and mark used to hate talking about it.

plus harrison wanted to be killed off.

as much as i want to see them in star wars again. they just look to old now.
Some of the cast reportedly didnt get on with each other and remember Star Wars killed every one of its actors careers with the exception of Harrison Ford.
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Old 21-09-2013, 17:10
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Anthony Daniels will whore himself out to anything Star Wars related, he has no shame, yet apparently he has a massive ego. Kenny Baker once said he was the rudest person he's ever met.
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Old 21-09-2013, 17:16
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Some of the cast reportedly didnt get on with each other and remember Star Wars killed every one of its actors careers with the exception of Harrison Ford.
And Warrick Davies
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Old 21-09-2013, 20:27
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And Warrick Davies
Lol, ok ill give you that one
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Old 21-09-2013, 20:29
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Anthony Daniels will whore himself out to anything Star Wars related, he has no shame, yet apparently he has a massive ego. Kenny Baker once said he was the rudest person he's ever met.
Those two pretty much hated each other by all accounts.

I remember the JLC Bring Back Star Wars being quite revealing as to how the cast actually got along, or rather didnt.
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Old 21-09-2013, 21:10
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Kenny talks about it here also - http://joshgill.wordpress.com/2011/0...th-kenny-baker
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Old 21-09-2013, 22:13
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Thanks for the link. Seems JLC might have exaggerated the truth somewhat.
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Old 26-09-2013, 19:49
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Not sure about the falcon. In some ways I kind of hope it looks like a rusty old hulk-version of itself and someone tries to then fix it up or something.

As long as they have some cool lightsabre action I am sure there will be kids everywhere pretending their torch is one and waving it around in the dark (Just like my brother and I in the 80s).

Although, these days you can buy pretty real lightsabers. I'm actually thinking of getting myself this keyring for my car keys
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Old 27-09-2013, 10:35
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Not sure about the falcon. In some ways I kind of hope it looks like a rusty old hulk-version of itself and someone tries to then fix it up or something.
I hope not - Han and Chewie would've kept the Falcon flying!

Although, these days you can buy pretty real lightsabers. I'm actually thinking of getting myself this keyring for my car keys
Quite cool, but the reviews are very mixed... Also, looks a little big to have on a bunch of keys.
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Old 27-09-2013, 11:08
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Shall we start a bring back Mace Windu campaign?

Assuming he wasn't dead when he went out the window, he should have been able to use the force to steer himself to some sort of safe landing... and having a hand chopped off is hardly a hinderance in the SW universe.

Mace as a resistance type leader in the Coruscant undercity would be pretty damn cool.
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Old 27-09-2013, 11:37
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...Assuming he wasn't dead when he went out the window, he should have been able to use the force to steer himself to some sort of safe landing... and having a hand chopped off is hardly a hinderance in the SW universe...
I'm pretty certain that the Force Lightning used by Sidious to send Windu out of the window would stop him from being able to save himself.
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Old 27-09-2013, 11:40
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