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#31 WeatherWise

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:58 PM

Brad Bird is writing? It's gotta be good then.

Not only did he single-handedly make The Incredibles, but the guy actually managed to present Tom Cruise as a likeable character (in MI4). That would be tantamount to making Episode 7 all about Jar-Jar, and everyone loving it.


It will actually be written by Michael Arndt, whose previous works include the Academy Award-nominated screenplays for Toy Story 3 and Little Miss Sunshine.

http://starwars.com/...pisode-vii.html

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:35 AM

Big Abrams fan.

Big Star Wars fan.

Hopefully they go together like peanut butter and chocolate.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:39 AM

does anyone know what storyline it will be? like is it going to be like a continuation of saga, or a new story with new.main characters altogether?
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:10 PM

It's Episode 7 - so it has to take place after episode 6.

The Star Wars sequel trilogy is the upcoming third trilogy in the Star Wars film series. It will consist of Episodes VII through IX and will follow after Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi in the saga's chronology. The trilogy was planned around 1975 by creator George Lucas but remained unproduced and was apparently abandoned in the 1990s. In 2012, with the announcement of its acquisition of Lucasfilm, The Walt Disney Company announced plans for Star Wars Episode VII in 2015, followed by Episode VIII and Episode IX.

http://en.wikipedia...._sequel_trilogy

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:17 PM

It's Episode 7 - so it has to take place after episode 6.

Wow thanks for the revelation! You must have a PhD in Mathematics? Physics? Your insight is truly astonishing!
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:27 PM

Wow thanks for the revelation! You must have a PhD in Mathematics? Physics? Your insight is truly astonishing!


I find your lack of faith disturbing.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:55 PM

I find your lack of faith disturbing.

I sense a disturbance in The Force - those of us with an abundance of midi-chlorians in our cells are sensitive to such things.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:34 PM

Wow thanks for the revelation! You must have a PhD in Mathematics? Physics? Your insight is truly astonishing!


To be fair, if people are going to ask what episode 7 is about, then they will get a very straight forward, simple answer. Not really Heretic's fault that a simple question was asked.EDIT: Your response did make me smile, though. +1

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:39 PM

Wow thanks for the revelation! You must have a PhD in Mathematics? Physics? Your insight is truly astonishing!

I sense a disturbance in The Force - those of us with an abundance of midi-chlorians in our cells are sensitive to such things.


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When Luke said to Han, "you don't believe in the Force, do you?"
Han should have quipped back, "what? That thing you just learned about five minutes ago?"
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:45 PM

To be fair, if people are going to ask what episode 7 is about, then they will get a very straight forward, simple answer. Not really Heretic's fault that a simple question was asked.EDIT: Your response did make me smile, though. +1


These are not the episodes you are looking for.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

When Luke said to Han, "you don't believe in the Force, do you?"
Han should have quipped back, "what? That thing you just learned about five minutes ago?"


That would be a really funny idea for a joke in a Family Guy episode, Wait............
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:41 PM

That would be a really funny idea for a joke in a Family Guy episode, Wait............

glad you said something... I was too lazy lol.
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:50 PM

Harrison Ford is coming back as Han Solo

http://www.torontosu...urn-as-han-solo
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:55 PM

Beats Jar Jar by a mile!

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:56 PM

^^^Ugh, why didn't Harrison Ford retire from acting 12 years ago. All his movies have been awful since What Lies Beneath.

Should have hung 'em up years ago. Too bad.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

Harrison Ford is coming back as Han Solo

http://www.torontosu...urn-as-han-solo


This already makes episode 7 better than the prequels
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:46 AM

Sorry the prequels just killed it for me. No longer a Star Wars fan.

Just like Indy 4 killed the Indiana Jones series.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:52 PM

I'm not concerned about the main series as I am about the apparent spinoff films Disney has planned. How is a Yoda film going to interest audiences?
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:47 PM

I'm not concerned about the main series as I am about the apparent spinoff films Disney has planned. How is a Yoda film going to interest audiences?

It interests you not?
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:58 PM

Will shatner play a teaser role?
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:58 AM

Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher & Mark Hammill set to return?? No way. It is like Marlon Brando in Superman, hahahahahahahha.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:11 AM

Every single post of "im not even interested, the series is dead to me" is a lie. We are all going to go see the movie no matter how good or bad it is. Admit it. I just hope Lucas keeps his hands out of it. The guy is a menace. Its no fluke that he didnt direct or write the screenplay for the best and most adult episode of the series. His dialog is so amazingly terrible. He is either straight up stupid or hates the fans.

And that rumor that wont die about Zack Snyder (300) directing a movie in the Star Wars universe, thats not part of the series, based on The Seven Samurai is at once interesting and repulsive. I like the movie idea about 7 Jedi helping protect a settlement against overwhelming odds but Snyder having them constantly yell idiotic one liners would be painful to deal with. And a little less homoerotic than 300 would be nice also.

Theres going to be a lot more than the next 3 episodes. Disney paid over 4 billion for the company. They are going to beat this cash cow for every penny. Im happy to go along for the ride.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:40 PM

will Sir John Williams do the music?

he's the go to guy when it comes to Star wars.
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Posted 20 February 2014 - 11:18 PM

Excited.
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Posted 20 February 2014 - 11:35 PM

Excited.

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 12:00 AM

Hoping they'll incorporate the expanded universe. I want a Knights of the Old Republic film badly.
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Posted 21 February 2014 - 03:33 AM

Star Wars Episode VII Set for an estimated Dec 18 2015 release

Status: Script is completed, filming begins in May 2014

Director: JJ Abrams

Writers: JJ Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan rewrote a script by Michael Arndt. based on characters created by George Lucas. Possibly using George Lucas's original story treatments for episodes 7, 8 and 9 written back in the 1980s.

Music: John Williams

Cast (all rumored at this time): Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels (C3PO), Billy Dee Williams. Only the list of returning cast members have been made public so far and even they are rumored only but seem like a lock. The casting of all "Key" roles has been kept under wraps with far too many rumors floating about to make a list.

Budget: $200 million (US).

Lucas is a consultant only, so none of his legendary terrible dialog will be forced upon the audience.
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Posted 21 February 2014 - 05:22 AM

Director: JJ Abrams

Writers: JJ Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan rewrote a script by Michael Arndt. based on characters created by George Lucas. Possibly using George Lucas's original story treatments for episodes 7, 8 and 9 written back in the 1980s.


sure, Lucas sucks. but I am not at all sold on JJ Abrams as a writer OR director. look at his credents. not at all impressive. he is a really bad version of Spielberg. Kasdan is an obvious iconic and sentimental choice, but re-capturing "magic" after, what, 30 years is going to be tough. and his credits since Star Wars/Indiana Jones are not all that impressive either -- although he did write (or co-write) the game Shadows of the Empire, which I loved as a kid.

Michael Arndt, on the other hand, is at the top of his game RIGHT NOW. I am really curious as to why he's no longer with the project and what the "re-write" actually means. Did they keep his story? Did they change everything? Whose story is it, etc.

I was a HUGE Star Wars fan growing up, so when Brad Bird (fantastic) was originally rumoured to direct the (rumoured) Arndt-written project, I was so excited. Now I am totally skeptical, myself.

Honestly, I am more curious about potential sideproject movies that go off the main story path. The best thing about SW is how there are so many great secondary characters and stories. I would love to see some animated (or live action) films about Yoda, the Mos Eisley Cantina crowd, Jabba, etc. Seems like every SW nerd has their personal favourite secondary characters. I always liked Greedo.
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Posted 21 February 2014 - 06:02 AM

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Agree about Abrams. Especially as a writer.

Anyone connected with the making of Armageddon is going to carry some long-lasting question marks in my books.

But as a director, the Star Trek reboot has been a home run.
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