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#1070515
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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SilverWook said:

When the Star Wars land finally opens at Disneyland, I hope they do cool stuff like Johnny Depp in costume lurking on the Pirates Of The Caribbean ride.

Wait did he actually do that or are you just referring to the very eerily lifelike animatronic of him they added to the ride?

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#1069040
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Last movie seen
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THE VOID (2017)

Well this one just snuck up on me. Had never heard anything about it before I saw it listed playing at my local theater. Watched the trailer and knew I had to see it.

It’s an 80s horror throwback in the vein of THE THING or a Croenenberg film. I’d say about 99% of the effects were all done practically. Loved that. One of the actors looked alarmingly like Donald Pleasence.

The film itself is pretty good. It’s a tense ride and keeps you on your toes throughout. I’m very impressed with the directors Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie. I’ll be keeping my eye out for future releases from their production company Astron-6.

If you’re a fan of 80’s horror and or practical effects work you definitely don’t want to miss this one.

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#1068278
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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Lord Haseo said:

Tobar said:

You could make arguments for her understanding droid not merely being a plot convenience but her understanding Wookiee certainly is.

She’s on a hot desert planet in the middle of nowhere. I doubt there’s a colony of Wookiees somewhere off screen on Jakku. There’s no reason whatsoever for her to have learned that.

I don’t really need to see Rey interacting with Wookies or even see one in the film to buy her being able to speak their language just like I don’t need to see Luke flying to buy him being able to fly in the Battle of Yavin. Just because STAR WARS has more lines in regards to Luke flying doesn’t dismiss the one line mentioned about Rey being able to understand that ‘thing’ in The Force Awakens.

In every iteration of the Star Wars galaxy that there’s been, Wookiees are a rare sight.

There are thousands of sentient species with millions of languages between them. Unless Rey’s last name turns out to be 3PO her knowing Shyriiwook is outlandish at best.

It’s like finding a girl raised in a junkyard in Manchester, England that can speak Karuk.

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#1068186
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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You could make arguments for her understanding droid not merely being a plot convenience but her understanding Wookiee certainly is.

She’s on a hot desert planet in the middle of nowhere. I doubt there’s a colony of Wookiees somewhere off screen on Jakku. There’s no reason whatsoever for her to have learned that.

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#1067083
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Lucasfilm's movie plans post Ep. IX
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Here are Kathleen Kennedy’s latest statements on future films:

On when we’ll hear about the next spin-off:

I think we’re getting close. My hope would be sometime around the summer. I never want to predict the creative process because it is its own thing, so we’re in the midst of those discussions right now.

On what their plans are for the main saga films. Whether they’ll continue the adventures of Rey or take a break and start over in another era after IX:

It’s interesting you ask that, because I’m sure everybody would love for me to say, ’Oh yeah we’ve got this figured out for the next 20 years.’ No, we spend a lot of time talking, debating, watching, looking at what connects with ourselves, with the audience, all of that is a part of our decision-making. We’re asking those questions right now. We’ll make a decision soon.

Source

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#1066126
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Celebration 2017 Speculation
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The Rogue One panel started VERY late, they were having technical difficulties. Ended up having to rush through the presentation and skipped a lot.

They probably don’t want a lot of what they showed getting out. They had a blooper reel filled with terrifying Tarkin glitches.

But most of the presentation was all of the same stuff they’ve talked about already.

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#1064422
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe
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Yeah, that teaser for Thor:Ragnarok has me hyped.

It looks like Taika is delivering everything I wanted out of the film!

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#1062772
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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SilverWook said:

I haven’t seen video screen posters yet. Do they animate at all, or are they just static?

The ones I’ve seen are just the printed poster displayed statically on a big screen. With the occasional special ad that will span several screens at once.

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#1062746
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe
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‘MARVEL’S NEW WARRIORS’ HEADED TO FREEFORM WITH STRAIGHT TO SERIES ORDER

Series marks first comedic live-action show for Marvel Television!

Freeform, Marvel Television and ABC Signature today announced their second project together, “Marvel’s New Warriors,” a new comedic live-action adaptation of the popular Marvel comic featuring young adult heroes. This marks Marvel’s first foray into comedy for a television series. The network has ordered ten 30-minute episodes slated to debut 2018.

“Marvel’s New Warriors” is about six young people with powers living and working together. With powers and abilities on the opposite end of the spectrum of The Avengers, the New Warriors want to make a difference in the world… Even if the world isn’t ready. Not quite super, not yet heroes, “Marvel’s New Warriors” is about that time in your life when you first enter adulthood and feel like you can do everything and nothing at once — except in this world, bad guys can be as terrifying as bad dates.

The series will feature fan-favorite “Squirrel Girl” (Doreen Green) as a totally empowering fan girl—tough, optimistic and a natural leader. Doreen is confident and has the powers of a squirrel… She’s acrobatic, can fight and talk to other squirrels. Her most important trait is that she has faith in people and teaches them to believe in themselves. Additional cast to be announced.

Freeform also has “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” underway at the network.

“Freeform’s mission is to deliver incredible content to young adults and Marvel Television seamlessly aligns with that mission–we couldn’t be more proud to collaborate with them on ‘Marvel’s New Warriors,’” said Karey Burke, EVP, Programming & Development, Freeform.

“’Marvel’s New Warriors’ have always been fan favorites and now particularly with the addition of Squirrel Girl, they are Marvel Television favorites as well,” said Marvel’s Head of Television and Executive Producer Jeph Loeb. “After the amazing experience we’ve had with Freeform on ‘Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger’ we can’t think of a better place for our young heroes.”

The series is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios. Marvel’s Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s The Punisher,” “Marvel’s The Defenders”), and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s The Punisher,” “Marvel’s The Defenders”) serve as Executive Producers on the series.

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#1061134
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Alderaan said:

oojason said:

I’m not 100% sure what you are referring to in your post?

Sorry, I thought my post was more clear. The magic crystal thing is not Star Wars. You won’t find **** like that in the original three movies. Some creatively challenged animated TV-writer of limited ability, or some creatively challenged EU author of limited writing ability, came up with it out of his ***, and Disney’s creatively bankrupt hacks decided to borrow it, as they are accustomed to doing.

Well…

The Force is all around us. It can be collected and transmitted through the use of a Kiber Crystal. It’s the only way to amplify the power of the Force within you. - Ben Kenobi, in “The Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Starkiller, Third-Draft, August 1975”

The idea of the Kaiburr crystal can be traced to the earliest incarnations of the script for Star Wars; specifically, the May 1, 1975 “Story Synopsis and Typed Outline” from “The Adventures of Luke Starkiller (episode one) ‘The Star Wars’.” There it was spelled as a “Kiber Crystal” and acted as a MacGuffin, or device driving the story, for the heroes to capture. Ben Kenobi was intended to explain to Luke Skywalker how the Kiber Crystal collected the Force and allowed the wielder to use it. Eventually, in a later edition of the draft, “The Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Starkiller, Third-Draft, August 1975,” the plot was expanded to include Kenobi attempting to capture his personal Kiber Crystal from the “Crystal Chamber” on the Imperial throne world of Alderaan. The elder Jedi would explain how it had been taken from him during the Battle of Condawn—the same battle in which Skywalker’s father died—by one of Kenobi’s disciples. The few crystals that remained were held in the Alderaanian Crystal Chamber. Later, Skywalker was to utilize the crystal in his fight with Darth Vader.

Pretty simple really.

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