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unamochilla2 said:

Max Von Sydow Reportedly Confirmed as Boba Fett in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 That kinda works I guess. However until any more details arise I won't consider it to me that reliable a claim, but if it turns out to be true then at least it means we won't have to see Tamuera Morrison for the umpteenth time in a Star Wars film. However I doubt that Abrams would deviate from the prequels THAT much despite apparently not being a fan. Not that I would personally complain about it, and I'm sure it would make many OT fans happy, but it does seem unlikely (especially after Abrams stated he was trying to please as many SW fans as possible).

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#768782
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Episode VII: The Force Awakens - Discussion * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
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generalfrevious said:

What would happen if Darth Vader was resurrected at the end of Episode VII? I mean Kahn was brought back for STID, but that might have been a terrible Orci/Kurtzman decision anyways.

 Well, the Force Awakens is written by Lawrence Kasdan (writer of ESB AND ROTJ) so I doubt they would do something THAT silly.

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#768582
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The early 90's was practically the renaissance of Star Wars, as far as the EU is concerned. As a kid I spent more time with EU stuff like Shadows of the Empire, Dark Empire, the Jedi Knight game series, etc. than I did the actual movies. The post Phantom Menace EU on the other hand got kind of weird. It became this weird mix of mismatching concept, not to mention a lot of retconning.  

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generalfrevious said:

Does anyone realize for a nearly forty-year franchise, Star Wars maybe had five good years in it? If things don't change around in eight months Star Wars' reputation as one of the worst franchises ever could be cemented.

Only five years? The first three movies spanned ca. seven years and there were plenty of good tie-in/EU material for the following 15-ish years or so. Sure there's been a lot of weird stuff since 1999, but there was a lot of great books, comics, games, etc. in the years before, and even some after. The problem with Star Wars is it's size and scope; tie-in merchandise ranging from the Ewoks cartoon to stuff like Shadows of the Empire. I think it would be more right to say that Star Wars is one of the most diverse franchises that exists, and in eight months it will be even larger, for better and for worse. 

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#768211
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Episode VII: The Force Awakens - Discussion * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
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brash_stryker said:

ZkinandBonez said:

According to the Meet Captain Phasma article by Vanity Fair yesterday it was Phasma chasing the Millenium Falcon in the trailer. So does that mean that this guy is actually Captain Phasma in a Tie pilot uniform?

http://www.vanityfair.com/magazine/2015/05/gwendoline-christie-star-wars

My guess is they've got that part wrong. Just because it's chrome doesn't mean it's the same guy. For all we know, all the Tie Pilots are chrome, just as they were all black in the OT.

More likely than not, Phasma would have a fancy tie too if she has one at all, like the one that kills all those troopers (it has a different rectangular window to the rest).

I just think it would be kind of silly for the already armoured character to go through a costume change just to get in a Tie.

 It's possible that they got it wrong, but it seems like quite the thing to get wrong, especially considering how much work is going into the marketing of this film, not to mention how careful they have been about revealing things. 

The Vanity Fair article did however specifically say; "...that was the lanky Brienne of Tarth stalking through halls and chasing the Millennium Falcon in the most recent trailer."

Also I never assumed that the Tie pilot was wearing a chrome armour, it's just shiny looking during the few frames were the pilot fires at the Falcon. Also I don't see why she would wear the chrome armour if she actually went chasing after the Falcon in a Tie-fighter. It would make a lot more sense to put on a proper Tie pilot outfit. It might even be a necessity, considering the equipment in a Tie-fighter. For example that breathing gear seen in the trailer (as well as the OT) might be a necessity when piloting a Tie. Sure Vader didn't change outfit for his Tie piloting, but then again he already has a built in breathing gear.

But we'll just have to wait and see. I personally think that this Phasma character might turn out to be quite interesting, especially if she's chasing Han and Chewie throughout the film.

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#768170
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Episode VII: The Force Awakens - Discussion * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
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Any thoughts on these alien pirates. The droid really intrigues me. It looks like a protocol-type droid, except this on has more female features (a nod to C-3PO's Metropolis design origins perhaps?), not to mention a pretty weird-looking head. 
The big alien guy however looks a lot like Bossk to me. He has the same outfit and he looks a lot like a Trandoshan from the neck down (his hands are identical to Bossk's, except a lot fatter). Also are those tusks, or bones or something coming out of his jaw? I know that as far as the original EU goes Trandoshans never had tusks, but that doesn't mean that they've changed the design in the new movies. Perhaps he's a different type of Trandoshan, someone from the same planet, or perhaps an older one?