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  Episode VII speculation and lead-up
September 3, 2013 10:06:10 PM    View the profile of Trykon 
We know J. J. Abrams is slated to direct.

Now enjoy this rumor: http://www.hypable.com/2013/09/02/benedict-cumberbatch-star-wars-episode-vii/
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  RE: Episode VII speculation and lead-up
September 3, 2013 10:19:41 PM    View the profile of Garryll Gates 
Wutwutwut?

This seems...very interesting!

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  RE: Episode VII speculation and lead-up
September 3, 2013 10:40:21 PM    View the profile of Maroy 
Random image off Google that seemed tangentially relevant: http://furiousfanboys.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/AdmiralAlienAndCaptainMustache.jpg

I know he won't be Thrawn, but a fangirl can dream.

I think Abrams and co. will probably make a great movie, even if it isn't the best tribute to it's source material. It still bugs me that they have one director doing both Wars and Trek, though, and having Cumberbatch (probably) playing a main villain in both doesn't really help much.
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  RE: Episode VII speculation and lead-up
September 4, 2013 1:34:55 AM    View the profile of Avalar 
Tryk, don't get my hopes up like this! I think I might melt if he ends up in this movie.

Now let's just hope the movie doesn't suck...
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  RE: Episode VII speculation and lead-up
September 4, 2013 6:05:53 AM    View the profile of Skarr 
Honestly, I kinda feel bad that I don't like Benedict Cumberbatch. But I think most of it is because I'm tired of seeing him talked about via Tumblr and stuff. It can get quite annoying. There's some speculation that he's going to be playing the Sith baddie througout the new trilogy, but I honestly hope it's a one movie deal. I can see him as a Grand Moff Tarkin sort of character, because he really does have the stature of someone who can be imposing. But I really don't know how I feel about him as the main villain for all three movies.

However, it is good news that JJ is going to be using film instead of digital. I'm glad to hear that John Williams was attached, because I was afraid of him being replaced. The shooting in England sounds good to me and I've heard that they're going to try more practical effects throughout the movie. Maybe we'll see more storm trooper costumes rather than CGI'd troops.

I'm still rather cautious of the movie itself. I know that JJ Abrams is a fan, a lifelong fan as well. So I'm hoping he'll do the series justice. But I'm reigning in all of my hopes so as not to be disappointed that it doesn't live up to expectations. Because let's be serious. I think if the movie is good, that's all it's going to be. It's going to either be absolute shit, it's going to be good. Or it will be mind blowingly awesome. But let's be serious, I very much doubt it will live up to 4-6. There won't be the same sense of wonder that you felt sitting in the theater watching it for the first time. Or sitting in your living room as a child.

Although, I may just be lowering my expectations to the bare minimum so I won't be disappointed whether it's good or bad. I just don't want to hear the fanboys complain after the movie comes out, because as with Star Trek there will be fans out seeking blood whether the movie was good or bad.
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  RE: Episode VII speculation and lead-up
September 4, 2013 3:27:29 PM    View the profile of Trykon 
If you'll all indulge a crossover fanboy comment, I thought the new Star Trek films were very good movies - I thoroughly enjoyed them - but they didn't feel like Star Trek.  But the very things that made them feel off, for that franchise, were things I think would make Star Wars movies feel even more like the original trilogy: adventure, action, style, etc.

In short, despite the horrific trauma that was the prequel trilogy, I find myself hopeful.  You might say we have a New Hope.

Or you might not.  Whatevs. 
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  RE: Episode VII speculation and lead-up
September 5, 2013 3:59:52 PM    View the profile of Drac 
I'm cautiously hopeful, personally. It'll take a lot to recapture the magic of the original trilogy, but it's certainly doable. The one expectation that I do have is that the outcome will be strongly one way or the other: either we'll have A New Hope or we'll watch in horror as The (Disney) Empire Strike Back.

(Sorry to overburden the pun, but I couldn't resist throwing that last bit in.)

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September 27, 2013 12:48:13 AM    View the profile of Trykon 
So much yes.

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October 11, 2013 11:56:00 AM    View the profile of Trykon 
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October 11, 2013 12:37:18 AM    View the profile of Gorog 
I think that the movies will be pretty good. I don't think they will be worse than the prequels (that is a given) even though the prequels aren't as bad as many say they are. It's Star Wars...it's going to be good. Also I think JJ is a good choice to direct. He is good at giving movies a dark and sinister feel like he did in the Star Treks which I though were very well done. Episodes 4-6 are dark so this new trilogy should feel like the original trilogy. I think that Cumberbatch would be a great Moff but I am not so sure about being a Sith. I know that people may say 'Hey why is the villain in Star Trek in Star Wars?' However I think that he will do the film a favor and do what he does best, being a very sinister and strong villain. (Although he would be a kick ass Admiral Thrawn if they were doing the Thrawn Series.) No matter what, I am looking forward to the new trilogy and will enjoy it.
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October 11, 2013 5:32:12 PM    View the profile of Serpent 
Oh yes, Gorog, I never even thought of that!  Yes, nevermind Cumberbatch as a Sith, make him Thrawn!  That's the new trilogy right there!

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October 12, 2013 2:44:03 PM    View the profile of Gorog 
Yes, but alas the Thrawn series takes place in 4 ABY.  The new trilogy will have to take place between 30-40 ABY.  This does mean they could have the Yuuzhan Vong invasion, Darth Caedus' rise to power, and Daala's regeme.  However many still say that the books will be canon and the new trilogy will be a completely original story since not many people have read the books.

It is a terrible idea to think we won't see all these things we have read about show up on the big screen.  However I still believe that the story will be pretty good.  I still don't think that they will make the mistake that they did in the prequels.  For example Pirates of the Caribbean (Not the fourth one which was horrendous) was made by Disney.  The first two still had that dark feeling but also a little comedy with Jack Sparrow.  The only comedy we need in the new trilogy are from R2D@ and C3PO.  Also we won't have those stupid battle droids that scream when being sliced up (Which is stupid because they are meant for combat and would not have emotions).  Also the founding of the New Republic is a serious time since a civil war has ravaged the Galaxy.
         
I still am looking forward to seeing it and have high hopes about the movie because of JJ Abrams' directing and the fact John Williams is onboard.
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January 8, 2014 9:40:51 PM    View the profile of Avalar 
Sorry to resurrect this thread but it had the appropriate title for this: http://www.inquisitr.com/1083877/boba-fett-movie-star-wars-spinoff/
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January 17, 2014 6:13:21 AM    View the profile of Trykon 
Some threads have a longer shelf-life than others.    Yay, links! 
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