Star Wars Misc. Catch-All

MeatMan wrote:
SpyNavy wrote:

Seems to be some conflict in the press stuff regarding the GoT fellows. I saw a couple of things that indicated a TV series not a set of films which makes more sense to be tied directly to Disney's new streaming service. That would draw a lot of subscribers to the new service.

/me waves hand

This is not the thread you're looking for.

Me thinks he is referencing the above GOT writers taking on Star Wars.

SpyNavy wrote:

Seems to be some conflict in the press stuff regarding the GoT fellows. I saw a couple of things that indicated a TV series not a set of films which makes more sense to be tied directly to Disney's new streaming service. That would draw a lot of subscribers to the new service.

I believe they were hired as writers/producers for new star wars stuff but yeah we'll have to see what type of medium it will be.

Yes and yes

MeatMan wrote:
SpyNavy wrote:

Seems to be some conflict in the press stuff regarding the GoT fellows. I saw a couple of things that indicated a TV series not a set of films which makes more sense to be tied directly to Disney's new streaming service. That would draw a lot of subscribers to the new service.

/me waves hand

This is not the thread you're looking for.

Yes it is.

This isn't the thread I'm looking for. Move Along.

Jon Favreau Is Writing Lucasfilm's First Star Wars Live-Action Show

Star Wars is expanding even more beyond the big screen with live-action television shows, and film veteran Jon Favreau is paving the way. Lucasfilm has announced that Favreau will executive produce and write a new live-action show set in the Star Wars galaxy.
Spoiler:

"I can be your backpack while you climb!"

Jon Favreau's Live-Action Star Wars Show Will Be Set in a Very Intriguing Period After Return of the Jedi

When Lucasfilm announced Jon Favreau would be helming a new live-action Star Wars series for Disney’s upcoming streaming service, that was... well, pretty much it. We had zero details on what the series would actually entail. But Favreau himself has finally let slip the first, very intriguing, tidbits.

Speaking to Nerdist’s Dan Casey at last night’s Solo: A Star Wars Story premiere—Favreau plays the alien Rio Durant in the movie—Favreau surprisingly also teased what fans could expect from his own Star Wars project: a TV show set roughly seven years after the battle of Endor in Return of the Jedi.

Favreau also mentioned that the series would utilize the similar sort of CG work the director had previously used in Disney’s Jungle Book reboot and, unsurprisingly, will focus on a new cast of characters. But the seven-year date is particularly interesting because it places the show in a very specific and relatively untouched piece of Disney’s Star Wars timeline.

Seven years after Return of the Jedi would place Favreau’s show in approximately 11 ABY (that’s “After Battle of Yavin” for the unfamiliar, the standard dating metric in the Star Wars canon). From what we know of Disney’s timeline in this between-trilogies period so far, this would be around six years after the New Republic is officially founded with the signing of the Galactic Concordance in 5 ABY, and the development of what would eventually become the First Order—hiding in the Unknown Regions—is still in its most secretive and earliest days.

This is a period when the New Republic was essentially at its height, as far as we know—Mon Mothma, the Republic’s first Chancellor, had relinquished many of the emergency powers still granted to the office of Chancellor when Palpatine was bestowed upon them by the Old Republic, and had pledged to widely diminish the New Republic Fleet down to a fraction of its size at the height of the end of the Galactic Civil War. Major conflict, after years of setting the galaxy alight, was seemingly over, and our beloved heroes from the original Star Wars trilogy have gone their separate ways—Han and Leia raising their young son while Leia serves in the Senate, and Luke exploring the galaxy for Jedi artifacts and knowledge he’d eventually use to establish his own Jedi academy.

All this we only really know from tidbits in books and comics that have been released since Disney took over Lucasfilm—and it’s still barely explored. Although between this show and the upcoming animated series Star Wars Resistance (which, given that it features Leia’s Resistance, founded in 28 ABY, will be set several decades after the live-action show anyway) Favreau’s series will give us a chance to actually see what the Star Wars galaxy looks like in a period of peace, a fascinating opportunity given that interstellar conflict has driven so much of the saga’s main stories. That’s not to say the show won’t be without its conflicts and action, of course—war is literally in the name of the franchise!—but it’ll be interesting to see what Favreau does with this time of relative peace in the galaxy far, far away.

The live-action Star Wars show will release on Disney’s streaming service, so we won’t be seeing it until 2019 at the least, if not after. We’ll bring you more on this latest chapter in the Star Wars saga as we learn it.

Oy, that'll be on Disney's streaming service? Ugh. They might just get my money.

garion333 wrote:

Oy, that'll be on Disney's streaming service? Ugh. They might just get my money.

*resigned sigh* yea me too

Disney will also have Marvel as well, so I'll subscribe at least for periods of time.

Saw the Solo movie last night. I rate it as a solid heist film set in the Star Wars universe, but not as good as Rouge One.
I did however LOVE the droid L3.

Thanks, that confirms my plan to try and see it over the long weekend

WizKid wrote:

Saw the Solo movie last night. I rate it as a solid heist film set in the Star Wars universe, but not as good as Rouge One.
I did however LOVE the droid L3.

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Spoiler:

Clearly not the first or last person to spell that incorrectly. ;)

Rat Boy wrote:

She’s not wrong.

No spoilers here.

I saw the Han Solo movie on Saturday. I liked it very much, though not as much as the other recent star wars movies. The kid who played Han did not seem like Han Solo to me.

That said, I did enjoy the movie very much.

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'Star Wars': Billy Dee Williams Reprising Role as Lando Calrissian

Now this hasn't been confirmed yet, but Hollywood Reporter doesn't post things unless they've got a reliable source. Now please don't kill Lando off.

Saw him trending on Twitter, was afraid he died. Glad it was this news instead.