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#1459869
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<strong>Rangers Of The New Republic</strong> (live action series) - general discussion thread (<strong>Cancelled</strong>)
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That’s the thing, though. The reason they announce these projects so early is specifically to drum up fan hype (and to make the brand look appealing to shareholders). That’s why they announced Rian Johnson’s trilogy before TLJ came out, and why they announced Benioff and Weiss’s trilogy before Game of Thrones Season 8 came out (then quietly shelved it after the reaction to season 8). They were jumping the gun to make these grand statements about their future movie plans, and in the case of Benioff and Weiss, it looked they were just trying to grab onto the Game of Thrones hype train at the time, not actually considering whether those two were even the right fit for Star Wars. (Which they definitely aren’t.)

As for Rogue One, I still wonder whether the reshoots actually made the movie better or worse. With Solo, I’m almost certain they made it worse. Both films were meant to be more experimental and push out of the genre confines of what a Star Wars movie could be. But it seems Lucasfilm got cold feet and wanted to rein those projects in and make them more conventionally Star Wars. In a way, the “anthology film” concept has been repurposed into those Disney+ series, which I think is a good move. I’ll give them credit for that. That allows for more experimentation and takes away the pressure of box office performance.

Marvel does have plenty of source material, but so does Star Wars. Since Marvel seems like more of a tight ship overall, I’d say the best comparison to Star Wars would be the DC movies. DC is really in a similar predicament of just trying things out, cancelling things often, and not being sure of what direction to take going forward beyond just “People liked that character. Let’s give them more of that character.”

But, of course, the main problem here isn’t the cancellations themselves. It’s the premature announcements that are designed to drum up hype, then never go anywhere.

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#1459666
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<strong>Rangers Of The New Republic</strong> (live action series) - general discussion thread (<strong>Cancelled</strong>)
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Rodney-2187 said:

Servii said:

This keeps happening. It’s like clockwork.

This is starting to get embarrassing. And it doesn’t reflect well on the company. They really need to be more sure-footed about the projects they announce.

Like clockwork? Embarrassing? How so?

When you add them up, we’ve had a lot of cancellations coming out of Lucasfilm.

Josh Trank’s Boba Fett movie, the follow-up to Solo that Kathleen Kennedy spoke about in interviews, Colin Trevorrow’s Episode IX, David Benioff and Dan Weiss’s trilogy, Rian Johnson’s trilogy (possibly; it seems to be on indefinite hold), the Rogue Squadron movie, and now this. There might be one or two I’m forgetting, also.

Not to mention the production troubles and last-minute retooling of Rogue One, Solo, and Rise of Skywalker (and The Force Awakens, of course, was written at basically the eleventh hour, when the sets were already being built).

Other big franchises have this happen from time to time, but not nearly as frequently. Star Wars is an anomaly, in that regard. When Star Wars projects keep falling through or having major behind-the-scenes trouble over and over again, it starts to indicate a pattern of dysfunction and indecision. That’s why it reflects poorly on Lucasfilm. It makes it look like they’re just taking shots in the dark. I can see why a lot of directors and writers wouldn’t want to work there, too, since you don’t know if your creative vision will even end up intact by the end.

Also, it makes it hard to keep getting excited about new projects that get announced when you know there’s a decent chance they won’t happen. It would be better if they held off on making those announcements until the projects are definitely happening.

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#1458545
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What is your personal canon?
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I don’t really have a strict personal canon. For me, it’s more like “tiers” of canon, like what we used to have with the old EU. So here are my “tiers”:

A-tier: Unaltered Original Trilogy
B-tier: Prequel Trilogy, Special Editions, Movie Novelizations/Radio Dramas
C-tier: Good Expanded Universe stories
D-tier: Bad Expanded Universe stories
E-tier: Fan films/fiction

Disney canon is a separate entity, in my mind.

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#1458364
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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When they park the Landspeeder outside of the Cantina, in the same shot when Obi-Wan says “The Force can have a strong influence on the weak minded,” I just now noticed R2 (or rather Kenny Baker) struggling to pull himself off the speeder and stand upright. 3PO walks over while this is happening, like he’s about to try to help but doesn’t quite get the chance.

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#1457906
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GOUT vs 2019SE (D+/4k master) Dull Color, Dull Contrast, DNR, motion smearing... Ew
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It is very odd to me. I mean, I prefer the lower contrast and more subdued colors compared to the over-saturated mess we had since 04, but it just seems like a rather abrupt reversal of what George apparently wanted the films to look like. The fact that the planned 3D versions went back to the 1997 masters rather than just using the Lowry remasters again suggests that they knew what they had used in 2004 and 2011 was subpar.

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#1457900
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Worst Edit Ideas
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Darth_Zounds said:

Excuse me if someone already said this, but cut in ANH, one of those recent videos titled “Obi-Wan has PTSD.” Personally, I think “Obi-Wan Remembers” is a more fitting title.

Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN0_LKsuO8c

I actually think something like this would be great if you were making a “post-prequel” edit of the OT for watching chronologically.

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#1457545
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The Kenobi <s>Movie</s> Show
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It’s interesting. The teaser definitely implies that Obi-Wan and Vader will be physically fighting again, between RotS and ANH. I expected as much. It can’t occur on Tatooine, though, because Vader can’t know that he’s hiding there. Obi-Wan will need some sort of reason to be offworld when Vader confronts him. And Vader will need some reason not to continue his pursuit of him.

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#1457509
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Worst Edit Ideas
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Replace all the lightsaber clashing sounds effects with alternating sound clips of “stir” and “whip” from the Holiday special. As the duel gets faster and more intense, so does the stirring and whipping and stirring and whipping and whipping and whipping and stirring.

You see, cooking can be fun.

Edit: In fact, just digitally alter General Grievous into Gormaanda.

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#1457226
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Have the Disney+ versions of the OT been released on DVD in North America?
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pat man said:

The US release was very weird a few years ago. In September of 2019 they re released the 2011 version both on individual DVD and Blu-ray (with the current covers). Then in March 2020 the 2019 Disney Plus version was released on 4k/Blu-ray combo individual or saga (either 4K or Blu-ray with the same covers of the individual DVD or Blu-ray re release of the 2011 cuts. It’s confusing. I still see the DVD release of the individual DVD release in Walmart or target here in the states not sure if they have been updated

It’s really frustrating. I don’t have a 4K screen, but I’d prefer to have the 2019 versions, and they’ve made that needlessly difficult unless you pay the extra money for 4K.

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#1457212
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General Star Wars <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> Thread
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jedi_bendu said:

With the Obi-wan Kenobi and Ahsoka solo series on the horizon and rumours of an Old Republic movie and Thrawn trilogy adaptation (of sorts) flying around, I’m slightly worried by the implication that Lucasfilm’s planning of future projects is being dictated by what they think the majority of fans want to see, as I love being surprised with new and unexpected ideas. Things I didn’t know I needed, like SW Rebels and the High Republic. I’m sure these will all be very good though.

Well, that’s where Star Wars is, currently. They don’t seem to have a clear direction in which they want the story to go, so they’re playing it by ear and seeing what fans best respond to.

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#1456558
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Worst Edit Ideas
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Stardust1138 said:

Servii said:

When Palpatine gets electrocuted in RotS, digitally alter his face so that instead of getting deformed, he has Joker makeup materialize on his face. He then has the Joker makeup for the rest of the saga.

To go along with this change, edit Palpatine’s line “For a safe and secure society” to just “For a society.”

This kind of happened but with his voice. Haha

https://youtu.be/agcc7w8YmHo

I can’t believe I’ve never seen this before. This is hilarious.

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#1456513
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Worst Edit Ideas
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When Palpatine gets electrocuted in RotS, digitally alter his face so that instead of getting deformed, he has Joker makeup materialize on his face. He then has the Joker makeup for the rest of the saga.

To go along with this change, edit Palpatine’s line “For a safe and secure society” to just “For a society.”