Upcoming "Star Wars" Feature Films Pre-Release News & Discussion Part Two (Spoilers)

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  1. Spideyzilla

    Spideyzilla Well-Known Member

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    So I guess that we're officially moving away from numbering the movies (I only say that it's still going because the new saga movies are numbered in the opening crawl) and really making Star Wars into a giant series of expanded universe movies, with multiple different storylines and likely set in multiple different timelines. I don't know how I feel about that. There's going to be two concurrent trilogies, plus a whole bunch of spinoff movies. I guess that's good.... but remember when a Star Wars movie was an event? Or let me rephrase, because they still are, so let me say that we should get ready to remember when a Star Wars movie was an event. As bad as Phantom Menace was, I must say that I loved the buildup to it. Was it overblown and disappointing? Sure. But it sure was fun. Same for Force Awakens, though at least that movie was good. I've liked a lot of what Disney is doing with Star Wars, but this was kind of what I was afraid they were going to do. I don't want a Star Wars movie every year, I was fine waiting for one every three years. Though I'm being very idealistic, and you can't stop business.
     
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  2. Yojimbo

    Yojimbo Yes, have some.
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    It can definitely be argued they run the risk of diluting the brand. Three sets of movies - mainline episodes, spin offs, and this new one, 'prequel' CG animated series, webisodes, streaming TV shows of unknown number, novels, various comic books from Marvel -- have I missed anything?
     
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    I have a question regarding the 2008 Clone Wars movie. According to Amazon WB still owns distribution rights. Will Disney get those rights later on?
     
  4. Zeether

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    I stopped being interested in that trilogy news when I saw "Game of Thrones writers". As someone who cannot stand that series and the constant misery/edginess I don't see a Star Wars from them being anything but that, unless Disney makes them move away from that tone.
     
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  5. Yojimbo

    Yojimbo Yes, have some.
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    From production of the recent movies, it's on the nose that Disney are helicopter parents so I don't think they'll let them stray too far.
     
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  6. Gold Guy

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    Yeah, Disney went out of their way to make sure that the recent Star Wars films appealed to both genders, so I doubt they'd jeopardize that now.
     
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    This. It seems people in Hollywood can only fall upward. Game of Thrones sucks.
     
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    I have not watched GoT, but this is purportedly set in the distant past of the Star Wars universe. If they can mold something of the Old Republic era, then I'd be interested to see where that goes.

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    That's relief I'm not the only one. :)
     

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