Star Wars Misc. Catch-All

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John Favreau And Dave Filoni Rumored To Lead Star Wars Sequel Trilogy Reboot

…producer Dave Filoni has begun working on a plan to rid the Disney sequel trilogy from the story universe and offer a rebooted sequel trilogy instead.

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I've caught up through the end of season 5 of Clone Wars, just two more seasons to go and then I can start watching the Bad Batch like the cool kids.

Also, Star Wars fans in 1999: "Isn't the name 'Darth Maul' just a little too... on the nose?"

Clone Wars: Let us introduce you to his brother 'Savage Oppress'...

And speaking of Star Wars names; I literally laughed out loud at 0:22 - 0:32 of this clip:

Keithustus wrote:

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John Favreau And Dave Filoni Rumored To Lead Star Wars Sequel Trilogy Reboot

…producer Dave Filoni has begun working on a plan to rid the Disney sequel trilogy from the story universe and offer a rebooted sequel trilogy instead.

fingers crossed fingers crossed fingers crossed fingers crossed

Grain of salt. I could see Favreau and/or Filoni doing a big screen trilogy but Disney's not going to retcon out the third trilogy.

They've shown they can build good will doing what they do best on the TV shows. Just continue doing that and you'll get the fans back that you lost due to whichever way they lean on the last trilogies.

Those 2 should definitely be in charge of Star Wars. But yeah, a full retcon is unlikely. Hamill might sign on again, but Fisher can't and Ford won't. So this will be something different.

Stele wrote:

a full retcon is unlikely.

Of course. Fingers crossed

Stele wrote:

Hamill might sign on again, but Fisher can't and Ford won't. So this will be something different.

Never needed them for a sequel trilogy anyway.

Darth Sidious (insidious)
The rankor (rancor)
Lord Tyranis
Cad Bane

Mario_Alba wrote:

I just finished reading Thrawn, by Timothy Zahn, and I thought it was very entertaining. It seemed to me it was more like Sherlock Holmes and Watson vs. Moriarty in space than Star Wars proper, but it was fun.

I enjoyed that trilogy, even though I found it slightly off-putting to have one of the bad guys be the protagonist. And Holmes/Watson was always Zahn's design for Thrawn. In the Legends books, we never get anything from Thrawn's POV, and everything is filtered through Pellaeon. As a side effect of him being with the Empire, though, Thrawn had to come to incorrect conclusions often enough for the good guys to win, which detracts a bit from the Sherlock Holmes comparison.

UpToIsomorphism wrote:

A bit of a combo breaker, but I just finished reading Phasma. It’s really good STAR wars pulp, and makes me wish she wasn’t killed off in TLJ.

I’ll give more opinions later if their is discussion, but this is one of the better SW books out there, and my favorite book of the sequel era.

Didn't care for Phasma. Overall kind of dull for me. I did like the deal with her helmet. Her backstory was interesting. Not my least favorite star wars book but probably my second worse star wars book.

billt721 wrote:
Mario_Alba wrote:

I just finished reading Thrawn, by Timothy Zahn, and I thought it was very entertaining. It seemed to me it was more like Sherlock Holmes and Watson vs. Moriarty in space than Star Wars proper, but it was fun.

I enjoyed that trilogy, even though I found it slightly off-putting to have one of the bad guys be the protagonist. And Holmes/Watson was always Zahn's design for Thrawn. In the Legends books, we never get anything from Thrawn's POV, and everything is filtered through Pellaeon. As a side effect of him being with the Empire, though, Thrawn had to come to incorrect conclusions often enough for the good guys to win, which detracts a bit from the Sherlock Holmes comparison.

Sometimes it is a little strained because yes, they are clearly making Thrawn not only the protagonist but, to a certain extent, "the good guy," even though he is an Imperial. I did like the more obvious Sherlock/Watson relationship between him and Eli Vanto, because we definitely did not see that with Pellaeon back in the day, but I was surprised because I was not expecting it. I thought this book would be more similar to that trilogy or the Hand of Thrawn doulogy, so I was surprised.

I might continue with the trilogy, but I doubt it'll be any time soon. Have you read the other trilogy that comes after this one? The one about the Ascendancy, I think.

Keithustus wrote:

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John Favreau And Dave Filoni Rumored To Lead Star Wars Sequel Trilogy Reboot

…producer Dave Filoni has begun working on a plan to rid the Disney sequel trilogy from the story universe and offer a rebooted sequel trilogy instead.

fingers crossed fingers crossed fingers crossed fingers crossed

This is silly. You need to stop getting your Star Wars news from those sources. Kennedy will be around for awhile and the ST is not going to get "deleted" from canon. Ever. Its fine to not like newer content but please don't give toxic fan sites views.

Mario_Alba wrote:

I just finished reading Thrawn, by Timothy Zahn, and I thought it was very entertaining. It seemed to me it was more like Sherlock Holmes and Watson vs. Moriarty in space than Star Wars proper, but it was fun.

I'll say I also liked the 1st (new) Thrawn book. I liked how it showed a different angle in regards to Thrawn. Was he ultra competent? Yes. Was he trying to be a bad guy? No? To me the story points out that there are bad bad (tm) things out in his area and he is trying to gauge whether the Empire is a device that can help against it. I'm not sure if the newer books keep that thread though.

karmajay wrote:

This is silly. You need to stop getting your Star Wars news from those sources. Kennedy will be around for awhile and the ST is not going to get "deleted" from canon. Ever. Its fine to not like newer content but please don't give toxic fan sites views.

NO DIGGITY!!

Coming in September:

It looks awesome!

Um, didn't Disney "delete" Star Wars content in the past (the whole EU)? Sure it isn't Canon but nothing is beyond possible. They can do what they did with the EU, and call it a Star Wars Legend.

Oh. Great idea! Disney should just say that theatrical episodes 7, 8, and 9 are no longer canon. That solves everything! /sarcasm

I’m convinced that the folks who hate 7, 8, 9 wouldn’t be happy with any Star Wars movie made after 1983. And they’re obviously republicans.

RawkGWJ wrote:

I’m convinced that the folks who hate 7, 8, 9 wouldn’t be happy with any Star Wars movie made after 1983.

Agreed. Also, I agree that it is unlikely Disney will remake/reboot/delete the latest trilogy, but I hope it does not happen. Do we really need to undo stories to tell more stories? Don't we have a full galaxy of possibilities? I mean, seriously, people...

kazar wrote:

Um, didn't Disney "delete" Star Wars content in the past (the whole EU)? Sure it isn't Canon but nothing is beyond possible. They can do what they did with the EU, and call it a Star Wars Legend.

Movies are the real Star Wars money makers. Books and comics are hobbies and test beds for potential future movies and TV shows. In the EU case it was stuff that Disney didn't care about other than they were in their way for what they wanted from the films.

Billion dollars worth of revenue in films are canon unless/until 20 years from now somebody JJ Abrams-like comes and reboots the franchise.

Will there be some retconning? Likely, but not throwing out a whole trilogy.

RawkGWJ wrote:

I’m convinced that the folks who hate 7, 8, 9 wouldn’t be happy with any Star Wars movie made after 1983. And they’re obviously republicans.

Rogue One is the best Star Wars movie since 1980

kazar wrote:

Um, didn't Disney "delete" Star Wars content in the past (the whole EU)? Sure it isn't Canon but nothing is beyond possible. They can do what they did with the EU, and call it a Star Wars Legend.

They moved the EU under the moniker "Legends" and every bit is still available to read or fit into people's head canon. The EU was a convoluted mess that if kept as canon would make creating new stories very challenging for a company that had just spent some cool billions purchasing a franchise.

So, no they didn't "delete' anything.

you know you are splitting hairs right.

Stele wrote:
RawkGWJ wrote:

I’m convinced that the folks who hate 7, 8, 9 wouldn’t be happy with any Star Wars movie made after 1983. And they’re obviously republicans.

Rogue One is the best Star Wars movie since 1980

What he said.

Rogue One may have been the best Star Wars film since the OT, but that's a low bar: I still found it grim, joyless, and bland. Return of the Jedi wasn't perfect-- teddy bears and such-- but it was better than Rogue One.

RawkGWJ wrote:

Oh. Great idea! Disney should just say that theatrical episodes 7, 8, and 9 are no longer canon. That solves everything! /sarcasm

I’m convinced that the folks who hate 7, 8, 9 wouldn’t be happy with any Star Wars movie made after 1983. And they’re obviously republicans.

I thought Republicans loved episode nine. They were the ones that complained so much about Rose Tico that she got sidelined for the last movie and they called Rey a "Mary Sue" enough times that they finally anchored her story to a powerful male to explain her powers rather than allow her to be awesome just because she's awesome.

Also, I'm very much a democrat and I hate* all star wars movies after 1983.

*"hate" is a strong word. I really don't like the prequels, but I really had hopes for the sequel trilogy then episode nine ruined anything positive I found in the first two movies.

I'd be fine with them redoing the mess that was RoS, but I want to keep TFA & TLJ.

Stengah wrote:

I'd be fine with them redoing the mess that was RoS, but I want to keep TFA & TLJ.

I can get behind that. I liked TFA. TLJ had its flaws but RoS was a complete mess.

RawkGWJ wrote:

I’m convinced that the folks who hate 7, 8, 9 wouldn’t be happy with any Star Wars movie made after 1983.

That’s crazy talk. Episodes 1-6 tell a nice cohesive story: the rise and fall of Palpatine. It’s all great except for the baby Anakin focus in 1.

Conversely, 7 was just a mediocre reboot of 4. 8 at least tried to tell an interesting follow-up to 4-6 but just wasn’t structured well at all. 9: the most JJ film, where being JJ only ever adds to a film in small, small doses.

And don’t get me started on Solo. There two good additions to the universe from it being made: L3-37 being possibly the best droid ever, and seeing the very first inkling of the rebellion.

kazar wrote:
Stengah wrote:

I'd be fine with them redoing the mess that was RoS, but I want to keep TFA & TLJ.

I can get behind that. I liked TFA. TLJ had its flaws but RoS was a complete mess.

I can also get along with that. Not a huge fan of TFA but a complete redo of RoS could at least salvage it and TLJ.

Both Solo and Rise of Skywalker were awesome. Please do not redo them.

Mario_Alba wrote:

Both Solo and Rise of Skywalker were awesome. Please do not redo them.

Solo is my least favorite Star Wars movie, but I still adore it! All y’all haters need to learn how to “yes-and”! Learn how to love loving stuff. Your life will be so much happier!

Mario_Alba wrote:

Both Solo and Rise of Skywalker were awesome. Please do not redo them.

It isn't like we are talking about burying every copy in a landfill somewhere ala ET (well, maybe RoS). You can still enjoy them.

RawkGWJ wrote:

Solo is my least favorite Star Wars movie, but I still adore it! All y’all haters need to learn how to “yes-and”! Learn how to love loving stuff. Your life will be so much happier!

I enjoyed Solo, but went in with low expectations. If they were to move it to legends and start over I wouldn't complain but I would still watch Solo. Regarding love loving stuff, there are plenty of things I love. But love can't exist without at least dislike. If you love everything, do you really love anything?

There are things I love, and there are things I love despite knowing that they have serious flaws. Then there are the post-OT Star Wars films.