Disney Buys LucasFilm, Star Wars Episode 7 in 2015

bighoppa wrote:
Garden Ninja wrote:
Grenn wrote:

Batman with a lightsaber. Ooooooo...

No, no, no... everyone knows that if you want overpowered Batman, you give him a Green Lantern Ring. Duh.

Bah! Batman would totally be a Yellow Lantern. Fear is his greatest weapon!

A yellow ring tried to claim Batman at one point, but he resisted it. So . . . never mind.

/nerd

MannishBoy wrote:
mr_n00b wrote:
Stele wrote:

Fringe may be my favorite show of the last decade. Thumbs up for JJ.

High praise, I could never get past the first season.

You really should give it another look. It started slow and really ramped up into something pretty special.

Kind of the opposite of Alias. Some would say Lost.

Indeed. Well, I never saw Alias. But LOST had the best first season of any show ever. And then got worse, a little better, a little worse, stayed ok, and then went out badly.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:
bighoppa wrote:
Garden Ninja wrote:
Grenn wrote:

Batman with a lightsaber. Ooooooo...

No, no, no... everyone knows that if you want overpowered Batman, you give him a Green Lantern Ring. Duh.

Bah! Batman would totally be a Yellow Lantern. Fear is his greatest weapon!

A yellow ring tried to claim Batman at one point, but he resisted it. So . . . never mind.

/nerd

Except in the Arkham City universe...
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And just for fun...
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I'll just leave this here.

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I want to note that Abrams probably didn't have much involvement over the television shows aside from initial ideas and occasional direction. I highly doubt he was a member of the team as he was busy with stuff like Star Trek and Super 8 and the second Star Trek film.

JJ is an interesting choice - one might almost say "bold." I was happy enough with what he did to Star Trek, although it felt very different than any Star Trek we've seen before, and taking Star Wars in an even moderately new direction is very intriguing.

Honestly, I can't even imagine JJ making something in the style of Ep I-III. I think a different perspective could really breathe some new life into this franchise and I'm kind of shocked that they chose a guy who has a pretty well-defined style.

(I'm less impressed with his TV efforts, Fringe especially - I thought it got worse every season, and it didn't start out all that great. It mirrored Lost in a lot of ways, except he seemed determined to not leave as many loose ends hanging around (which I'm not sure was to its benefit)).

I think it's weird that Abrams could direct both Star Trek and Star Wars. I think that might be reaching a little bit but honestly, I would take a lot worse than him before I'd ever go to see another one directed by Lucas.

JJ Abrams does good work when he focuses on the one project. But he's a bit ADD and he will start a series and then jump ship to the next series, leaving the first one to flounder.

As for directing movies, he's actually only directed 3 theatrical films that have been released to date: Star Trek, Super 8, and Mission: Impossible 3.

Parallax Abstraction wrote:

I think it's weird that Abrams could direct both Star Trek and Star Wars. I think that might be reaching a little bit but honestly, I would take a lot worse than him before I'd ever go to see another one directed by Lucas.

I think it's weird too.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

As for directing movies, he's actually only directed 3 theatrical films that have been released to date: Star Trek, Super 8, and Mission: Impossible 3.

I like all 3 of those, although I only own ST.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

JJ Abrams does good work when he focuses on the one project. But he's a bit ADD and he will start a series and then jump ship to the next series, leaving the first one to flounder.

As for directing movies, he's actually only directed 3 theatrical films that have been released to date: Star Trek, Super 8, and Mission: Impossible 3.

Parallax Abstraction wrote:

I think it's weird that Abrams could direct both Star Trek and Star Wars. I think that might be reaching a little bit but honestly, I would take a lot worse than him before I'd ever go to see another one directed by Lucas.

I think it's weird too.

Quentin nailed it: Abrams has ADD and always gives up on long term projects.

Although somewhat enjoyable as a movie, I didn't think his style fit well with Star Trek. I think his style would work far better in a Star Wars movie. I'd like him to direct just the first one, and then hand it off to someone else for the next and so on.

I'd also love for Star Trek to come back to television where some better stories can be told. The movies always turn into action flicks that end with a fist fight.

Actually, ccessarano nailed it--Abrams was involved with initial development of most the shows cited, then handed over the reigns to others. And, of course, he lent his name.

I'm probably the only one who heard this and thought, "Cool! If nothing else, this probably means there's probably going to be a delay in that third Star Trek reboot-thing they had planned."

Yeah, executive producer credits doesn't mean much. Gotta look at his directing and writing (story) credits.

I'm far more comfortable with Abrams taking over Star Wars than Star Trek, it's a far better fit for his directorial sensibilities. As much as I loved 2009's Star Trek the entire time I was thinking "more TNG, less pew pew". That's just me though, the film was a great draw for modern audiences.

momgamer wrote:

I'm probably the only one who heard this and thought, "Cool! If nothing else, this probably means there's probably going to be a delay in that third Star Trek reboot-thing they had planned." ;)

I thought that too momgamer, but I went one step further and hoped they'd just cancel the third Star Trek film and bring the series back to tv already. Don't think that's happening though...

MannishBoy wrote:
mr_n00b wrote:
Stele wrote:

Fringe may be my favorite show of the last decade. Thumbs up for JJ.

High praise, I could never get past the first season.

You really should give it another look. It started slow and really ramped up into something pretty special.

Kind of the opposite of Alias. Some would say Lost.

And Person of Interest is among my favorite shows ever. JJ Abrams is more hit than miss in my book.

PaladinTom wrote:
momgamer wrote:

I'm probably the only one who heard this and thought, "Cool! If nothing else, this probably means there's probably going to be a delay in that third Star Trek reboot-thing they had planned." ;)

I thought that too momgamer, but I went one step further and hoped they'd just cancel the third Star Trek film and bring the series back to tv already. Don't think that's happening though...

One can hope though. I wasn't pleased w/ the 2009 movie. It worked well as a sci-fi action movie, but not as Star Trek.

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Edwin wrote:

Pic

Dude, spoiler tag that sh*t.

Google Image Search has EVERYTHING.

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So... Justin Beiber as Han Solo?

Did a google search and this came up:

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Don't know who the other two are... and I can only just recognise Beiber himself... Not that familiar with him.

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You know what the scary thing is? I think Lucas ran the franchise into the ground so much for me that this isn't scary... it's refreshing!!

Duoae wrote:

So... Justin Beiber as Han Solo?

Did a google search and this came up:

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Don't know who the other two are... and I can only just recognise Beiber himself... Not that familiar with him.

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You know what the scary thing is? I think Lucas ran the franchise into the ground so much for me that this isn't scary... it's refreshing!!

I hate knowing this, but Biebs is actually Luke in this pic, Han is Zach Efron and I think Leia is Biebs old GF, Selena Gomez.

Hey, I have 2 tween daughters!

MisterStatic wrote:

Hey, I have 2 tween daughters!

I do not have tween daughters and I knew that too

I have a niece and I knew nothing!

*fist pump*

I liked 2009 Trek, I like Star Wars, I like JJ Abrams. Pretty excited for this news.

MisterStatic wrote:

I hate knowing this, but Biebs is actually Luke in this pic, Han is Zach Efron and I think Leia is Biebs old GF, Selena Gomez.

Hey, I have 2 tween daughters!

You know, I'm actually happier than I was this morning for making this mistake!

Now the question is... Will time travel be somehow involved in the plot?

Fringe, Lost, Alias, Star Trek and even

Spoiler:

Felicity

all had time travel in them.

Tscott wrote:

and even

Spoiler:

Felicity

all had time travel in them.

Wow, really? I never watched it. I am nonplussed!

Tscott wrote:

Now the question is... Will time travel be somehow involved in the plot?

Fringe, Lost, Alias, Star Trek and even

Spoiler:

Felicity

all had time travel in them.

Darth Vader: Luke.... You are my father!

Luke Skywalker: No.. It can't be... NOOooooo!

Tscott wrote:

Now the question is... Will time travel be somehow involved in the plot?

Fringe, Lost, Alias, Star Trek and even

Spoiler:

Felicity

all had time travel in them.

Brainstorming: Obi Wan, after being killed by Vader and merging with the Force, becomes aware of inconsistencies between earlier events in his life leading to Vader becoming Vader, and the current, ideal chain of events that will lead to the fall of the Empire. The culprit is Sidious, who prepared, should he die, for the past to be altered--suddenly, Uncle Owen only met Anakin once, the mother Leia remembers is actually her adopted mother, Yoda only trained Obi Wan through elementary school, etc--the accumulation of these changes resulting in the present being torn asunder, invalidating his death. Obi Wan projects into the past, restoring events to as they should have been. It's a do-over on the prequels, basically.