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Top lingering questions you want answered in Sequel trilogy?

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I'd like to know what happened to the clones? Since there are still probably thousands of stormtroopers out there, what was done with them following Endor?

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I would like it using only the oot as a starting point and pretend the 90's and 2000's prequels never happened.

If any prequel material needs be used at all which i don't think needs to be done it should be based on the old sketched out and never shot prequels of the 70's and 80's.

Many things hashed out by Lucas and Kurtz were either abandoned or combined to make the trilogy wrap up in a neat bow.  Leia made the sister, when the sister was not to appear until the second trilogy.  The Emperor appeared earlier he was not supposed to show up til the second trilogy.

Kenobi had two pupils Skywalker and Vader well Lucas just decided to combine them on Empire.

All the stuff that was supposed to fit into 4 films was compress into 1 in return of the Jedi.

Now that they are making a different sequel set it will be an original story and not the original outline for those films.

“Always loved Vader’s wordless self sacrifice. Another shitty, clueless, revision like Greedo and young Anakin’s ghost. What a fucking shame.” -Simon Pegg.

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The slavery issue always bugged me.

The Republic/Jedi were meant to be better than the Empire but they allowed slavery outside their borders and employed slavery for their grand army.

Even the Rebels maintain the general slave attitude to droids (and we are meant to relate to R2 and 3PO as sentient independent characters).

If the technology to build one Death Star exists proliferation of that technology must be a problem which I hope gets a more sensible exploration than the early EU.

How do Force Ghosts work?

ROTS pasted over that one.

Can the bad guys do it too? If Anakin can come back can Vader separately?

Leia seemed to me to have a darker dark side than Luke, her character seemed to be heading in a direction of evil that I would like to see explored.

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

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How about: Why the prequels sucked. 

Some sort of expository scene 1/3 of the way through Episode 7, explaining that the original Episode 1-3 was a video game virtual reality meant to fool Luke of the real truth.  Kind of Matrix-like. 

Then Luke must again face the unknown.

Episode II: Shroud of the Dark Side

Emperor Jar-Jar
“Back when we made Star Wars, we just couldn’t make Palpatine as evil as we intended. Now, thanks to the miracles of technology, it is finally possible. Finally, I’ve created the movies that I originally imagined.” -George Lucas on the 2007 Extra Extra Special HD-DVD Edition

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Trooperman said:

How about: Why the prequels sucked. 

Some sort of expository scene 1/3 of the way through Episode 7, explaining that the original Episode 1-3 was a video game virtual reality meant to fool Luke of the real truth.  Kind of Matrix-like. 

Then Luke must again face the unknown.

LoL.

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Why is Mace Windu such an overrated asswipe?

Why is the limitation of lightsaber colours to blue, red, and green (Windu's purple saber notwithstanding) such a stupid idea?

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I only have one question I'd want answered by a sequel trilogy:

Why was the sequel trilogy made?

Considering that the Star Wars film saga, as far as anyone cared about it, was fully resolved and closed in 1983, what exactly is the point of adding to a story that's already done?  What we really do not need is another three movies that cannot even justify their own existence let alone entertain us.

I'm not saying it can't be done, but one of the best things about ROTJ was that it ended the story.  Not necessarily well, or entirely satisfactorily, but it ended the story nonetheless.  It will be hard to write past that ending.

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zombie84 said:

Trooperman said:

How about: Why the prequels sucked. 

Some sort of expository scene 1/3 of the way through Episode 7, explaining that the original Episode 1-3 was a video game virtual reality meant to fool Luke of the real truth.  Kind of Matrix-like. 

Then Luke must again face the unknown.

LoL.

LOL.

What is funnier yet is that the more I think about it, the more sense this would make. 

The surreal CGI settings. 

The CGI characters: Jar-Jar, Watto, Grievous, etc. 

R2 flying, 3p0's head off, and all other crazy kinds of things that break physical laws. 

The wooden, trance-like acting. 

The lag time between when one character finishes speaking and the other one begins (caused by crappy editing)....

Episode II: Shroud of the Dark Side

Emperor Jar-Jar
“Back when we made Star Wars, we just couldn’t make Palpatine as evil as we intended. Now, thanks to the miracles of technology, it is finally possible. Finally, I’ve created the movies that I originally imagined.” -George Lucas on the 2007 Extra Extra Special HD-DVD Edition

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NeverarGreat said:

It's not the job of a fantasy movie to answer questions.

I want the sequels to mystify me, to leave me in a state of wonder at the universe of possible answers.

The PT mystified me and filled me with a sense of wonder at what the hell was going on between George's ears.

Fantasy stories are still stories and while it's not necessary to explain everything and underline everything some questions require an in universe explanation or else you get an annoying advert for an unseen sequel like Prometheus.

The Force Ghost thing was a particular niggle because it's made clear in ANH Vader hasn't a clue what is going on.

It isn't explained in the rest of the OT and isn't explained in the PT other than the annoying story patch injected at the end of ROTS which still doesn't explain how Anakin managed to do it.

The Syfo Dyas thing is arguably as annoying as it's actually introduced in AOTC as a plot point and forgotten.

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

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Bingowings said:

The Force Ghost thing was a particular niggle because it's made clear in ANH Vader hasn't a clue what is going on.

It isn't explained in the rest of the OT and isn't explained in the PT other than the annoying story patch injected at the end of ROTS which still doesn't explain how Anakin managed to do it.

Well since Anakin managed to turn from the dark side (Yoda pretty much established in ESB that turning back to light is an impossible feat) I assumed that he could then easily do other incredible stuff too. The fact that he came back to the light side itself could simply grant him the force ghost ability.

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Bingowings said:

NeverarGreat said:

It's not the job of a fantasy movie to answer questions.

I want the sequels to mystify me, to leave me in a state of wonder at the universe of possible answers.

The PT mystified me and filled me with a sense of wonder at what the hell was going on between George's ears.

Fantasy stories are still stories and while it's not necessary to explain everything and underline everything some questions require an in universe explanation or else you get an annoying advert for an unseen sequel like Prometheus.

The Force Ghost thing was a particular niggle because it's made clear in ANH Vader hasn't a clue what is going on.

It isn't explained in the rest of the OT and isn't explained in the PT other than the annoying story patch injected at the end of ROTS which still doesn't explain how Anakin managed to do it.

The Syfo Dyas thing is arguably as annoying as it's actually introduced in AOTC as a plot point and forgotten.

Well said! Saying that a fantasy movie doesn't have to answer any questions is a cop-out. It's like LOST - we set up all these crazy-ass plots and subplots to "fill you with a sense of wonder," but it's not our responsibility as fantasy to answer any of those questions.

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Puggo - Jar Jar's Yoda said:

Good movies don't answer questions, they raise questions.

It can be done, if you're really really good - like 2001 a Space Odyssey. We never truly learn who was behind the creation of the monoliths, etc., and it's still satisfying and wondrous. Keeps you thinking about the movie for years to come. But come on - Star Wars is based on Flash Gordon. As trancedent as the OT was, the whole saga's batting average is pretty damn mediocre with the PT out there. Arthur C. Clark it ain't.

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Everything you need to know about the monoliths is in the first film.

2010 the book and the film undermines 2001 the book and the film.

HAL does what he does because he is an intelligence touching the monolith (with very long fingers).

The whole conspiracy schtick cheapens the functionality of the artifact.

So in a sense Lucas is older Clarke as his later work is retromingent in relation to his earlier work.

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

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CatBus said:

I only have one question I'd want answered by a sequel trilogy:

Why was the sequel trilogy made?

 

George Lucas said:

'Well, I’ve got to build this company up so it functions without me, and we need to do something to make it attractive.’ So I said, ‘Well, let’s just do these movies.’

 

CatBus said:

I'm not saying it can't be done, but one of the best things about ROTJ was that it ended the story.  Not necessarily well, or entirely satisfactorily, but it ended the story nonetheless.  It will be hard to write past that ending.

Twenty two years worth of novels would disagree with you. =P Sure they blew up the Empire's big super weapon and killed the Emperor but there's still a fleet out there that's big enough to police a galaxy. Not to mention Luke's continuing journey toward becoming a Jedi master and his obligation to "pass on what you have learned."

There's still plenty of potential in that far, far away galaxy.

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Tobar said:

CatBus said:

I only have one question I'd want answered by a sequel trilogy:

Why was the sequel trilogy made?

 

George Lucas said:

'Well, I’ve got to build this company up so it functions without me, and we need to do something to make it attractive.’ So I said, ‘Well, let’s just do these movies.’

 

CatBus said:

I'm not saying it can't be done, but one of the best things about ROTJ was that it ended the story.  Not necessarily well, or entirely satisfactorily, but it ended the story nonetheless.  It will be hard to write past that ending.

Twenty two years worth of novels would disagree with you. =P Sure they blew up the Empire's big super weapon and killed the Emperor but there's still a fleet out there that's big enough to police a galaxy. Not to mention Luke's continuing journey toward becoming a Jedi master and his obligation to "pass on what you have learned."

There's still plenty of dollars in that far, far away galaxy.

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Arguably, it was a premature end in '83, since there was going to be another trilogy after ROTJ at one point. (The semi infamous nine films remark Lucas made during production on Empire.) I can't imagine any of the story material Lucas has filed away is going to go to waste.

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That treatment page of Episodes 7-12 completely blank always cracks me up.  Good planning there, George. 

In all seriousness, I am sure he did actually come up with some ideas for those episodes. 

For instance, I remember him explaining that each trilogy was on a different philosophical theme. 

Episodes 1-3 was the POLITICAL TRILOGY.

Episodes 4-6 was the SELF-ACTUALIZATION TRILOGY (the hero's journey)

Episodes 7-12 I don't remember.

There was a comment made by somebody, though, who read the treatments for 7-9 back in the day and thought that they were the most exciting/dramatic movies of the entire series. 

Of course, that may have been the now-obsolete versions with Luke's other sister, the Emperor revealed, and etc.

Episode II: Shroud of the Dark Side

Emperor Jar-Jar
“Back when we made Star Wars, we just couldn’t make Palpatine as evil as we intended. Now, thanks to the miracles of technology, it is finally possible. Finally, I’ve created the movies that I originally imagined.” -George Lucas on the 2007 Extra Extra Special HD-DVD Edition

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Maybe we will finally see some female troopers? ;)

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Puggo - Jar Jar's Yoda said:

Good movies don't answer questions, they raise questions.

^^^^^^

THIS!!!! ..............nuff said.

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SilverWook said:

Maybe we will finally see some female troopers? ;)

Wow.  Excellent idea Silverwook. Even if the movies were bad, that would make them good. 

And besides, we all know women can't drive, and revealing the stormtroopers to be women would explain why they can't shoot for crap in the OT.  :p

Win-win.

Episode II: Shroud of the Dark Side

Emperor Jar-Jar
“Back when we made Star Wars, we just couldn’t make Palpatine as evil as we intended. Now, thanks to the miracles of technology, it is finally possible. Finally, I’ve created the movies that I originally imagined.” -George Lucas on the 2007 Extra Extra Special HD-DVD Edition