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Star Wars - Episode VII - FACTS IN TOP POST

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Facts:

  • It's happening
  • 2015 release
  • George Lucas is meeting with writers to discuss story ideas
  • George Lucas is not directing
  • George Lucas is serving as a creative consultant
  • Michael Arndt is writing and has a completed ~50 page treatment
  • Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford have both expressed interest in being in the next film. Carrie Fisher has not taken a position
  • Neither J.J. Abrams, Steven Spielberg, Zack Snyder, nor Quentin Tarantino are interested in directing
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With such a tight deadline, I would imagine that the ST will be more CG-light than the PT.  That can only be a good thing.

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Speculation!

I doubt Harrison Ford is interested, unless he dies in the first scene. I doubt they'd have anything for Carrie Fischer to do. But I could certainly see Mark Hammil as a wise, old Luke Skywalker. Chewie's a possibility, and the droids seem certain.

I have no idea what the plot will be. Certainly not what they've come up with over at The Virtual Edition.

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sean wookie said:

I still say I want Stanley Kubrick to direct.

He's only had 13 years to prepare since his last film. Probably not enough time.

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So they are going to use Han Luke and Leia?  I really hope not.

looking for HDTV of the  Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.  Also HDTV of The Lord of the Rings trilogy

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Maybe Hayden's ghost appears to apologize to Luke and Leia like in one of the books. 

Picture it, edited together from ROTS outtakes. Hayden looks off to one side, laughs, and says, "I'm sorry!" 

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MASSIVE NEWS! Must say, I'v become very jaded with star wars and my interest is zero basically, but im now quite excited again :)

 

Also this means we might see a re-release of the Blu-Ray but with the original-original films!

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Director: Steven Spielberg

Composer: John Williams

Starring: Russell Crowe, Mel Gibson, Johnny Depp, Mark Hamill, and Ian McDiarmid

*Filmed on practical locations, shot on film*

I wish that I could just wish my feelings away...but I can't.  Wishful wishing can only lead to wishes wished for in futile wishfulness, which is not what I wish to wish for. 

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1990osu said:

Starring: Ian McDiarmid

Wasn't he killed in ROTJ?

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http://tinyurl.com/9ltk2m6

The seventh movie, with a working title of "Episode 7," is set for release in 2015. Episodes 8 and 9 will follow. The trilogy will continue the story of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia beyond "Return of the Jedi," the third film released and the sixth in the saga. After that, Disney plans a new "Star Wars" movie every two or three years. Lucas will serve as creative consultant in the new movies.

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Disney CEO Bob Iger said Lucasfilm had already developed an extensive story line on the next trilogy, and Episode 7 was now in early-stage development.

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Serling1979 said:

1990osu said:

Starring: Ian McDiarmid

Wasn't he killed in ROTJ?

He came back;)

 

Or wait, maybe it is his evil twin clone or something that must be destroyed.  Yes!  During the Clone Wars, Palpatine cloned HIMSELF. 

The Empire is NOT dead. 

 

That's where I see this going...

I wish that I could just wish my feelings away...but I can't.  Wishful wishing can only lead to wishes wished for in futile wishfulness, which is not what I wish to wish for. 

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Star Wars Episode VII - The Curse Of The Black Hole

Johnny Depp - Captain Jack Mynock

Sylvester Stallone - John Ronto

Arnold Schwarzenegger - Ronan the Toydarian

George Lucas - Jabba the hutt

And Creepy Puppet Yoda as himself

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1990osu said:

He came back;) Or wait, maybe it is his evil twin clone or something that must be destroyed.  Yes!  During the Clone Wars, Palpatine cloned HIMSELF. 

The Empire is NOT dead. 

 

That's where I see this going...

I am pretty much afraid that you might be right. Maybe something good comes of this.

 

You_Too said:

Star Wars Episode VII - The Curse Of The Black Hole

Johnny Depp - Captain Jack Mynock

Sylvester Stallone - John Ronto

Arnold Schwarzenegger - Ronan the Toydarian

George Lucas - Jabba the hutt

And Creepy Puppet Yoda as himself

Now that I would be happy to pay money for.

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Please, please just don't make me have to endure another Hayden Christiansen force ghost in EP VII. 

“In the future it will become even easier for old negatives to become lost and be “replaced” by new altered negatives. This would be a great loss to our society. Our cultural history must not be allowed to be rewritten.” - George Lucas

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Cobra Kai said:

Please, please just don't make me have to endure another Hayden Christiansen force ghost in EP VII. 

That's the main character. Don't you know about Walt's vision... I mean George's vision?

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Can't Bob Costas play Luke? Saw him recently on TV and thought that's how Luke should look nowadays...granted his speech is all off and he's not an actor...

The blue elephant in the room.

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Episode 7-9: Luke chooses the dark side and HIS son must save him. 

I wish that I could just wish my feelings away...but I can't.  Wishful wishing can only lead to wishes wished for in futile wishfulness, which is not what I wish to wish for. 

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Episode 10-12.  Luke's son turns to the dark side.  His grandson must turn him back.

I wish that I could just wish my feelings away...but I can't.  Wishful wishing can only lead to wishes wished for in futile wishfulness, which is not what I wish to wish for. 

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Episode 13-15: Luke's grandson's nephew turns to the dark side.  His wife realizes that they are cousins 5 times removed. 

I wish that I could just wish my feelings away...but I can't.  Wishful wishing can only lead to wishes wished for in futile wishfulness, which is not what I wish to wish for. 

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I've said it before and I'll say it again, I would love to see the whole idea of slavery in the Star Wars galaxy actually addressed in the New Republic.

It was tolerated outside the Old Republic and inside the Empire, the Clones were genetically engineered slaves and the droids (shown to be sentient to varying degrees) are also slaves.

I hope they keep the Stormtroopers as clones and have a plot where what to do with them is a major feature.

Surely the heroes of the OT wouldn't exterminate them for obeying orders they were genetically programmed to obey? Technically these are victims of the war as much as anyone else.

But wouldn't their victims want revenge?

I also suspect Leia is very open to the temptations of the Dark Side which would be another riff on Dune where her near namesake suffered the same fate.

I wouldn't have Palpatine in it as a living character but he could return as recorded footage or a nasty force ghost and manipulate living people as a twist on what Ben did in the OT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Dp2OfIT_M

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Luke would make a good sith now that he is older. 

I wish that I could just wish my feelings away...but I can't.  Wishful wishing can only lead to wishes wished for in futile wishfulness, which is not what I wish to wish for. 

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Terrible idea: Hayden Christensen as the ghost of Anakin Skywalker

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I'm imagining they will do something similar to Tron Legacy, with a new character/group of characters rediscovering certain OT characters, places and principals.

A disenchanted Luke being the Master, and coming out of 'retirement' in a seemingly peaceful new republic would be a good starting point. A New New Hope.