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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * SPOILER THREAD * — Page 68

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Where were you in '77?

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SilverWook said:

I don’t know if it’s still canon or not, but isn’t C-3PX the one who shot Threepio in The Empire Strikes Back according to the old encyclopedias?

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paja said:

What if Threepio just goes rogue and kills everyone

Best. Ending. EVER.

“Okay, I’m goin’, takin’ off. See ya… bye….” — Chip Douglas

“This concludes our broadcast day. Click.” — Chip Douglas

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a ‘high quality’ version of the leaked poster from yesterday…

image removed - StarKillerAG had already posted previously.

 

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Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here?
And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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I’m very curious to see how the fan reactions at the Episode IX panel will be at Celebration in Chicago.

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Overly-zealous is my guess. No one pays money to attend what is essentially a giant ad campaign–sorry, “Celebration”–unless they’re already drinking the Star Wars Kool-Aid.

Is my cynicism showing?

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pleasehello said:

Overly-zealous is my guess. No one pays money to attend what is essentially a giant ad campaign–sorry, “Celebration”–unless they’re already drinking the Star Wars Kool-Aid.

Is my cynicism showing?

You’d probably have fun if you were there.

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DominicCobb said:

pleasehello said:

Overly-zealous is my guess. No one pays money to attend what is essentially a giant ad campaign–sorry, “Celebration”–unless they’re already drinking the Star Wars Kool-Aid.

Is my cynicism showing?

You’d probably have fun if you were there.

You’re probably right.

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The unfortunate truth is is that Episode IX will be disliked by many fans leading up to the film’s release. Some of them will dislike anything, regardless what Lucasfilm puts out to promote the movie. Trailers, toys, cast and crew members, anything. The leaked poster is already being ripped apart and disliked by the fanbase.

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pleasehello said:

Overly-zealous is my guess. No one pays money to attend what is essentially a giant ad campaign–sorry, “Celebration”–unless they’re already drinking the Star Wars Kool-Aid.

Is my cynicism showing?

Yes. I’m sure lots of people just go to wear their costumes, get autographs from the actors, or blow the college fund in the dealer’s room.

I would like to see someone project Harmy’s work on the side of the convention building though. 😉

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Where were you in '77?

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It’s the 20th anniversary of TPM, not AOTC though.

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Where were you in '77?

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He was there last year iirc. He just likes doing cons I guess.

Knowing J.J., he’s not showing up in the movie.

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Hayden has only done two Celebrations, 2002 and 2017. I think one of the reasons Lucasfilm got him to come back in 2017 was to test and see how fans will react to him. Everyone cheered and reacted very positively. It could be Lucasfilm’s way of understanding how people would feel if he were reprising Anakin in a future film. Maybe as it’s been rumored he’d cameo as a Force ghost in IX. We’ll find out in April and December.

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SilverWook said:

It’s the 20th anniversary of TPM, not AOTC though.

There are plenty of actors there whose films don’t have an anniversary or aren’t about to come out.

Besides, there’s the obvious: if Hayden’s in IX (which I doubt), they wouldn’t announce it at celebration or anywhere else, it would be a surprise in the theater.

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Hayden has only done two Celebrations, 2002 and 2017. I think one of the reasons Lucasfilm got him to come back in 2017 was to test and see how fans will react to him.

Or maybe it was the 40th anniversary and they brought back as many people as they could and Hayden realized he liked it and could also make a fuck ton of money selling pictures and autographs.

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DominicCobb said:

Or maybe it was the 40th anniversary and they brought back as many people as they could and Hayden realized he liked it and could also make a ton of money selling pictures and autographs.

Hayden probably wouldn’t have made the decision himself, due to the harassment he received for his performance as Anakin. It wasn’t his fault, but fans still bullied him, just like Jake Lloyd. Thankfully Hayden didn’t go through an emotional breakdown like Jake did, but I think he was still hesitant to show up at another Star Wars event prior to Celebration 2017 in Orlando.

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nl0428 said:

DominicCobb said:

Or maybe it was the 40th anniversary and they brought back as many people as they could and Hayden realized he liked it and could also make a ton of money selling pictures and autographs.

Hayden probably wouldn’t have made the decision himself, due to the harassment he received for his performance as Anakin. It wasn’t his fault, but fans still bullied him, just like Jake Lloyd. Thankfully Hayden didn’t go through an emotional breakdown like Jake did, but I think he was still hesitant to show up at another Star Wars event prior to Celebration 2017 in Orlando.

Yes I wouldn’t be surprised if he skipped prior celebrations because of the PT hate. But I’m sure those fears went away completely at the 2017 celebration and that’s why he’s back (i.e. not because of IX).

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DominicCobb said:

nl0428 said:

DominicCobb said:

Or maybe it was the 40th anniversary and they brought back as many people as they could and Hayden realized he liked it and could also make a ton of money selling pictures and autographs.

Hayden probably wouldn’t have made the decision himself, due to the harassment he received for his performance as Anakin. It wasn’t his fault, but fans still bullied him, just like Jake Lloyd. Thankfully Hayden didn’t go through an emotional breakdown like Jake did, but I think he was still hesitant to show up at another Star Wars event prior to Celebration 2017 in Orlando.

Yes I wouldn’t be surprised if he skipped prior celebrations because of the PT hate. But I’m sure those fears went away completely at the 2017 celebration and that’s why he’s back (i.e. not because of IX).

I agree that’s why he’s returning, and I’m happy Hayden is doing so. We’re not exactly sure if he’ll be in IX because of his presence at Celebration, or the many rumors about Anakin’s appearance. We shall see.

On a side note, I’m shocked that Mark Hamill isn’t listed as a guest. I know he’ll have a small, yet significant role in IX, but he usually comes to Celebration almost every year. Maybe he will be there, but his appearance will be a surprise in Chicago?

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nl0428 said:

DominicCobb said:

nl0428 said:

DominicCobb said:

Or maybe it was the 40th anniversary and they brought back as many people as they could and Hayden realized he liked it and could also make a ton of money selling pictures and autographs.

Hayden probably wouldn’t have made the decision himself, due to the harassment he received for his performance as Anakin. It wasn’t his fault, but fans still bullied him, just like Jake Lloyd. Thankfully Hayden didn’t go through an emotional breakdown like Jake did, but I think he was still hesitant to show up at another Star Wars event prior to Celebration 2017 in Orlando.

Yes I wouldn’t be surprised if he skipped prior celebrations because of the PT hate. But I’m sure those fears went away completely at the 2017 celebration and that’s why he’s back (i.e. not because of IX).

I agree that’s why he’s returning, and I’m happy Hayden is doing so. We’re not exactly sure if he’ll be in IX because of his presence at Celebration, or the many rumors about Anakin’s appearance. We shall see.

On a side note, I’m shocked that Mark Hamill isn’t listed as a guest. I know he’ll have a small, yet significant role in IX, but he usually comes to Celebration almost every year. Maybe he will be there, but his appearance will be a surprise in Chicago?

It seems like they’ve been announcing guests slowly over time to build up hype. They haven’t announced basically anyone who’s in the ST will be there but undoubtedly a significant amount of the cast will be at the IX panel as a “surprise.”

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DominicCobb said:

nl0428 said:

DominicCobb said:

nl0428 said:

DominicCobb said:

Or maybe it was the 40th anniversary and they brought back as many people as they could and Hayden realized he liked it and could also make a ton of money selling pictures and autographs.

Hayden probably wouldn’t have made the decision himself, due to the harassment he received for his performance as Anakin. It wasn’t his fault, but fans still bullied him, just like Jake Lloyd. Thankfully Hayden didn’t go through an emotional breakdown like Jake did, but I think he was still hesitant to show up at another Star Wars event prior to Celebration 2017 in Orlando.

Yes I wouldn’t be surprised if he skipped prior celebrations because of the PT hate. But I’m sure those fears went away completely at the 2017 celebration and that’s why he’s back (i.e. not because of IX).

I agree that’s why he’s returning, and I’m happy Hayden is doing so. We’re not exactly sure if he’ll be in IX because of his presence at Celebration, or the many rumors about Anakin’s appearance. We shall see.

On a side note, I’m shocked that Mark Hamill isn’t listed as a guest. I know he’ll have a small, yet significant role in IX, but he usually comes to Celebration almost every year. Maybe he will be there, but his appearance will be a surprise in Chicago?

It seems like they’ve been announcing guests slowly over time to build up hype. They haven’t announced basically anyone who’s in the ST will be there but undoubtedly a significant amount of the cast will be at the IX panel as a “surprise.”

I do hope the entire cast is there. Obviously J.J. Abrams will be there, but I do hope that Hamill, Ridley, Driver, Boyega, Isaac, and especially Kelly Marie Tran are there.

Noah Lawson