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#1281670
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Lucasfilm's movie plans post Ep. IX
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So are the films coming out from 2022 onwards with the Game of Thrones writers? People seem to be upset about them, but I don’t have any knowledge of the series at all. The release dates and the actual movies on the current schedule is so vague.

Edit: Right so it is theirs. Six movies with no information… I don’t know how many of them will actually become reality.

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#1281228
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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DrDre said:

I disagree. I think the PT greatly expanded the universe and the lore, and while there are obvious issues in the execution, conceptually the PT is pretty strong, and imaginative. Lucas’ concepts combined with better dialogue and a good director would have resulted in some very good films, I believe, whereas I believe the ST thusfar is much more flawed on a conceptual level, whilst being pretty unimaginative, driven largely by nostalgia, but is able to translate what little there is better to the screen.

Eh. It’s all pretty dumb to be honest, the way Yoda teaches in a tiny room of kids, the midichlorians, the rule of two, the idea one Sith can cloud the minds of an entire Jedi council. For all the problems in TLJ it at least roots the idea of the force in ESB territory. On topic I worry how EpIX will try and connect the to disparate eras. Probably in a way that’s embarrassing.

SilverWook said:

Which begs the question of how a Jedi master teaches a Padawan to do it. Just send them into a sleazy bar and make a drug dealer rethink their life? Also, it’s weird it’s actually called a mind trick, given that cynics like Han dismissed the Force as simple tricks and nonsense.

From what we see it’s just figured out and self taught. Odd that Han doesn’t believe in it yet Jabba openly talks about the old days, but I guess that’s just sloppy ROTJ script writing.

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#1281220
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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RogueLeader said:

Legit question, what do you need to know to be able to do a mindtrick?

Since it was never taught to anyone, nothing. Beyond the knowledge that such a trick exists.

DrDre said:

Which is fine, I do to at a surface level of popcorn entertainment, but when I dig a little deeper, I get more out of the PT.

Really? I’d say they’re equally hollow except without being entertaining.

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#1280424
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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ChainsawAsh said:

I’m actually pretty sure the “what the fans want” TFA quote is a pull from a longer quote where he specifically says they decided to go in a retro direction that he didn’t want to do, but I might be conflating two different quotes there, I can’t remember.

I think it’s called damning with faint praise

Edit: okay I only saw Silverwook’s post after this.

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#1279613
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Last movie seen
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SilverWook said:

Mocata said:

SilverWook said:

Avengers Endgame. A worthy epic finale to a decade of great superhero movies. Five out of five Rocket Raccoons.

Can anybody can tell me what small bit I missed at the end because my bladder was imploding?

If you saw the uh… “bench scene” then you saw everything.

No, what I missed was most of the…

Thor talking with one of his Asgardian pals on a beach? I got back just as Cap wasn’t coming back from his time jaunt.

The movie could really have used an intermission. I didn’t even buy a soda!

Oh right,

Thor passed the leader mantle to Valkyrie and decided to just be himself. Then he took off with Quill for new adventures. He may or may not still be an overweight alcoholic.

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#1278346
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Because if they include things to make it one whole “Saga” with explicit links to the PT and the SW Story films it’s unlikely they want any weird stray threads lying around. It’s always been a Special Edition. It’s always been one interconnected series. George Lucas was a genius and this was all part of his original vision. Solo and Rogue One were smooth productions. It’s all one nice brand friendly package and all remnants of the old versions will be swept away.

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#1278344
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:
Most people—even SW fans—also don’t use Internet forums. People of the ‘vintage’ most likely to prefer the OUT are probably even less likely. For this and other reasons the web probably isn’t the best sample to analyze.

Most suspect that most people
A) Don’t know the difference
B) Don’t care and think it’s the same
C) Have never seen the OOT because they weren’t born until after it was butchered
D) Like the butchered version because the old effects are bad

EpIX will confirm my suspicions but the OOT probably doesn’t fit into the overall Disney scheme which is a big brand big connected mediaverse in which everything they release is nice and clean and never has production problems or revised releases.