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#908352
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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adywan said:

The official announcement that Episode 7 has started filming, including a teaser video and cast list.

http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-episode-viii-now-filming?cmp=smc|368071958&linkId=21276840

And NO Harrison Ford. I don’t know why people still thought he was coming back just because Kennedy said that all the cast would be back when TFA came out. Of course she wasn’t going to say “they’re all coming back except for Harrison”. That would have given the game away about his death.

Two other interesting omissions in the announcement are Peter Mayhew and John Williams

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#887763
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Episode VII: The Force Awakens - Discussion * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
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Just got back from seeing it in IMAX 3D, still trying to digest. Though to start with, I didn’t really care for the 3D and the IMAX-format sequence ended up being pretty short, when I see it again next week it will be in 2D for sure. I feel like the 3D picture wasn’t as crisp and my theater’s 3D glasses were super uncomfortable.

But I liked the movie itself a lot. I feel like Abrams really did a great job of capturing the essence of what made the original film so good. Yes, it was pretty derivative of SW/ANH, but I think he’s created some really interesting characters that I look forward to spending some more time with.

One thing I thought was interesting whereas the prequels went overboard with excessive and dull exposition, this movie went the complete opposite direction. So much was left unexplained. I feel like I left the theater with more questions that I went in with. I’m not sure yet if thats a pro or a con for me.

The lightsaber fight at the end was pretty awesome. Not as flashy as the prequel fights, but they had that same feeling of tenseness of the fights in Empire and Jedi.

Even though Han’s death wasn’t surprising, I still found it very emotional. The moment in particular that was really moving for me was when Chewie yelled and shot Kylo in rage. Poor Chewie.

Also was that Coruscant that totally got blown away?

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#779995
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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Nice detective work there Ady.  Kind of too bad, I would dig seeing McGregor reprise his role as Obi-Wan in a 'Kenobi' movie.  

Not sure how I feel about the news about them doing a Han Solo origin movie, unless they got a teenager for it.  A twenty-something would be weird since Harrison was pretty young in the first movie himself.  

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#764149
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Episode VII: The Force Awakens - Discussion * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
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Awesome trailer.  They're still keeping it pretty vague, but thats JJ for you. 

That last shot, so cool.  I don't know if that could have actually been Meyhew though, in the panel he looked to be in pretty bad shape.  Think he probably would only be able to do scenes where Chewie is sitting in the cockpit.

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#755711
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Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Finished!)
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Hal 9000 said:

I'd like to recognize a particularly helpful source I used for my edits, especially Episode III. If you've not checked out his book, I recommend it highly. The audio version is especially good.

http://secrethistoryofstarwars.com/theturn.html

 That is a fascinating article.  Every time I think about Episode III, I just get bummed because of its missed potential.  It gets more things right than the other two prequels, but there's still many problems.

You'd think that he would have really made sure to nail Anakin's fall before doing any production at all.