Star Wars VII ****contains spoilers****



  • OK, so if we can have a geeky GoT thread we can have a cool SW thread as well.
     
    Finally a few confirmed details have come out about Ep VII
     
    #StarWarsVII begins filming in May! Set 30 years after RoTJ, the film will feature new stars & familiar faces. http://strw.rs/1eOXCAU



  • i just watched all 6 with the junior Mariners. I am interested to see where they take it.



  • My first visit to the movies was to see Episode IV with the old man.  At last the circle will be complete, when I take CF Jnr to VII.... (cue best Darth Vader voice).  Who will the regulars be?  The droids and maybe Chewbacca would be obvious choices.  Harrison Ford still looks good, not sure about Carrie Fisher but Mark Hamill would have to get off his cheesburger diet because he is looking most un-Jedi he is
     
    http://www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/articles/star-wars-actors-mark-hamill-and-carrie-fisher-too-fat-be-skywalkers-1



  • My first visit to the movies was to see Episode IV with the old man.

    Ditto.
     
    I don't care if Hamill and Fisher are carrying a little more weight in their older years. People generally tend to do that and any new Star Wars fan won't care anyway.
     
    The real danger to this movie is J.J. Abrams and his fucking lens flares.



  • Is there a scene where Leia beats Jar Jar Binks to death with one of R2D2's legs?
     
    God I hope so.



  • Ditto.
     
    I don't care if Hamill and Fisher are carrying a little more weight in their older years. People generally tend to do that and any new Star Wars fan won't care anyway.
     
    The real danger to this movie is J.J. Abrams and his fucking lens flares.

    Hopefully the lens flare is for the Trek and not the Wars!



  • No need to mention Trek in a SW thread Nepia. Poor form.



  • No need to mention Trek in a SW thread Nepia.
    Poor form.

    Ah fuck, I don't know all the freaking nerd/geek rules! Apparently GoT can be mentioned. Apologies ... I hope my point can stand though?



  • Who will play James T Kirk?



  • Who will play James T Kirk?
    Some drunk guy from the planet Methven.



  • I watched my collectors whatever edition of Episode IV with CF Jnr tonight.  I hope that Disney do a better job with the CGI than Lucas did.  The added bits, especially  in the Mos Eisley sequence were a bit average IMHO



  • Just saw an ad for a new cartoon on Disney XT about the birth of the Rebel Alliance. Certainly gave me a semi. Hopefully Disney will make some movies based on this period. To tell you the truth im not really looking forward to seeing Han, Luke and Lea with their walking frames.



  • Luke in the Obi Wan style role will work, not sure about the other two. Fisher has been losing weight apparently. Just adding energy into the new Star Wars will be an improvement. And the main criticism of the new Trek is that it's too much like Star Wars, so there is that. Rumours of Boba Fett and Han Solo standalone movies tooSent from my HTC One using Tapatalk



  • Some of the extended universe stuff in books is really good. If XII is set 30 years post ROTJ then they have obviously discarded the lot.



  • Some of the extended universe stuff in books is really good. If XII is set 30 years post ROTJ then they have obviously discarded the lot.

    Yeah, I see some of the fans of that stuff are going mental but I'm pretty happy for that stuff to get wiped away. Especially crap like Luke turning to the dark side, or Emperor clones.



  • Yeah, I see some of the fans of that stuff are going mental but I'm pretty happy for that stuff to get wiped away. Especially crap like Luke turning to the dark side, or Emperor clones.

    Does Luke turn to the dark side? That would almost put me off seeing the new movies. I would hate my memory of Luke tarnished like that.



  • Does Luke turn to the dark side? That would almost put me off seeing the new movies. I would hate my memory of Luke tarnished like that.

    In some of the extended universe crap that's being ignored he does. They haven't finished the script on the new movie yet, so nobody knows what the new story is about.



  • In some of the extended universe crap that's being ignored he does. They haven't finished the script on the new movie yet, so nobody knows what the new story is about.

    Was that authorized by Lucas or some geeky fanboy's dreamed up story?



  • Any of the published EU stuff had to have storylines approved by Lucas. He has always maintained though, that there are two 'truths'. The Films and the books.
     
    I doubt any of the post ROTJ novels stuff will come through in VII. Being set 30 years down the track would need far too much explanation of what happened in the years inbetween otherwise.



  • Not sure if this has been mentioned but Tom Cruise has been linked Star Wars. Please god, No.



  • Not sure if this has been mentioned but Tom Cruise has been linked Star Wars. Please god, No.

    By the horns of Xenu!!!



  • Not sure if this has been mentioned but Tom Cruise has been linked Star Wars. Please god, No.

    I thought he was good in Oblivion and Edge of Tomorrow, he couldn't possibly be more irritating than Jar Jar Binks.



  • MAybe he will appear in hologram form only?



  • Not sure if this has been mentioned but Tom Cruise has been linked Star Wars. Please god, No.

    Just a rumour because he had dinner with JJ (who he's worked with before). I doubt he would be recognisable if he did do a cameo, it would just take the audience out of the film too much.
     
    Cruise the actor is pretty good, and does sci fi well. Would have no problem him playing an imperial commander or something.



  • Jeez how the fuck have I missed this thread ?
     
    But yeah, interested to see how things pan out. The EU stuff has to be approved by Lucas and in that I believe Luke does in fact turn to the dark side. Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher both look like hammered shit but Harrison has aged pretty well and Chewie, threepio and R2 will be hidden in suits. Problem solved.
     
    I'm going through a cool phase of watching the first six with MN5 jrs ( 4 and 6 ) and warding off all sorts of questions. I think the most vexing is when Obi Wan says to Luke ( in ep 4 ) that "your father wanted you to have this".....I may have missed it but in between dismembering him and leaving him to burn I don't recall Obi Wan saying "Oh by the way Annie, your sabre still works fine, want me to give it to your unborn kid?" "Yeah good idea, the sabre had cauterized my wounds but I'm still burning up, have you got any aloe vera?"
     
    They're also disappointed that Obi Wan and Yodes didn't have another crack at the Emperor instead of fucking off to bumfuck shit hole planets ( Dagobah, seriously ???? )
     
    I'd really love to see some compelling bad guys ( Darth Maul, Count Dooku, Grievious and Jango Fett were awesome additions, lets hope for more ) equally compelling good guys ( Annie and Luke were both fucken whiny for such powerful beings ) cool ground battles to rival the Hoth battle ( but NOT cutesy Ewok battles ) and well.....I wanna see a movie I can get fucken excited about and take the boys to. A bit of pressure on Disney, hope then can do it.....



  • Jeez how the fuck have I missed this thread ?

    Because you're too busy being a smart arse on Facebook?



  • It' the only explanation NTA, fuck politics and other boring shit, this thread is me all over and then some.....



  • Jeez how the fuck have I missed this thread ?
     
    But yeah, interested to see how things pan out. The EU stuff has to be approved by Lucas and in that I believe Luke does in fact turn to the dark side. Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher both look like hammered shit but Harrison has aged pretty well and Chewie, threepio and R2 will be hidden in suits. Problem solved.
     
    I'm going through a cool phase of watching the first six with MN5 jrs ( 4 and 6 ) and warding off all sorts of questions. I think the most vexing is when Obi Wan says to Luke ( in ep 4 ) that "your father wanted you to have this".....I may have missed it but in between dismembering him and leaving him to burn I don't recall Obi Wan saying "Oh by the way Annie, your sabre still works fine, want me to give it to your unborn kid?" "Yeah good idea, the sabre had cauterized my wounds but I'm still burning up, have you got any aloe vera?"
     
    They're also disappointed that Obi Wan and Yodes didn't have another crack at the Emperor instead of fucking off to bumfuck shit hole planets ( Dagobah, seriously ???? )
     
    I'd really love to see some compelling bad guys ( Darth Maul, Count Dooku, Grievious and Jango Fett were awesome additions, lets hope for more ) equally compelling good guys ( Annie and Luke were both fucken whiny for such powerful beings ) cool ground battles to rival the Hoth battle ( but NOT cutesy Ewok battles ) and well.....I wanna see a movie I can get fucken excited about and take the boys to. A bit of pressure on Disney, hope then can do it.....

    Obi Wan spent most of his time lying to Luke ("what I told you was true, from a certain point of view....").
     
    Have seen quotes from Lucas that he thought Luke turning to the dark side was a stupid idea. The whole EU stuff is just a money spinner, one step away from fan fiction. The best thing about the new films is this stuff is relegated to alternate history.
     
    I have high hopes for the Boba Fett film, and the rumoured Han Solo film too.



  • one step away from fan fiction.

    Dirty, dirty fan fiction. There is some sick stuff out there - not just Star Wars either.



  • My boy has a book that has stormtroopers taking on zombie stormtroopers after their ship gets the virus on board.



  • There was some good stuff in the EU. Stuff that tied in really well. I used to read a bit of it but lost interest toward the NJO stuff as IMO it started to get silly and off track. there was also a lot of revisiting eras already well covered for the sake of it.
     
    The General Thrawn stuff, Mara Jade and the X-Wing Squadron books are pretty good.



  • Yeah a Boba Fett movie in particular would be cool. Seeing him for the first time was awesome, for some reason he just seemed so cool, Lucas himself admitted he'd have more screen time if he had his time again. I personally reckon him surviving the Sarlacc ( which apparently he did anyway ) and having a crack at Han again on Endor woulda been cool. After all his old man knew how to look after himself, no disgrace getting decapitated by one of the most powerful jedi ever....would also give Tem some much needed work too !
     
    Agree that Obi Wan did spin a bit of bullshit to Luke now I think about it. There's still a few annoying things that don't add up, I mean Dooku was a smart cookie, he MUST have known the Emp was lining up Annie as a replacement. There's only so much of that "dark side clouds everything" bullshit you can spin....
     
    I'm also a bit upset that Lando doesn't seen to feature. Watch the space batte in episode 6 again, his efforts in that were sensational.



  • you nerds overthink this stuff faaar too much



  • you nerds overthink this stuff faaar too much

    I don't think about it enough, MN5 jrs still vex me with questions.....
     
    latest one is how can DV force choke someone via a futuristic version of Skype ?
     
    More easy than verbal and written warnings I guess.



  • This is not a game of who the fuck are you! 
     
    I am Vader I can kill catering with a thought!



  • I can't wait to see if Jeff Vader has a cameo.



  • I don't think about it enough, MN5 jrs still vex me with questions.....
    latest one is how can DV force choke someone via a futuristic version of Skype ?
    More easy than verbal and written warnings I guess.

    Oh fuck that would be awesome
    HR enters Lord Vaders office
    My lord, we've had a call from galactic fair work. Several employees have brought claims of workplace bullying; unfair dismissal; and forcing your religion on others.
    Apparently your new ways of motivating them broke several statutes.



  • I can't wait to see if Jeff Vader has a cameo.

    Mr Stevens?



  • Yeah a Boba Fett movie in particular would be cool. ....

    One of my favourite cyberpunk authors is K W Jeter. He wrote a trilogy of Boba Fett novels in the late 90's that would make an excellent new spin off movie series



  • Yeah a Boba Fett movie in particular would be cool. Seeing him for the first time was awesome, for some reason he just seemed so cool, Lucas himself admitted he'd have more screen time if he had his time again. I personally reckon him surviving the Sarlacc ( which apparently he did anyway ) and having a crack at Han again on Endor woulda been cool. After all his old man knew how to look after himself, no disgrace getting decapitated by one of the most powerful jedi ever....would also give Tem some much needed work too !
     
    Agree that Obi Wan did spin a bit of bullshit to Luke now I think about it. There's still a few annoying things that don't add up, I mean Dooku was a smart cookie, he MUST have known the Emp was lining up Annie as a replacement. There's only so much of that "dark side clouds everything" bullshit you can spin....
     
    I'm also a bit upset that Lando doesn't seen to feature. Watch the space batte in episode 6 again, his efforts in that were sensational.

    And that shows Lucas just misses the point. Fett was cool because he was used so sparingly, and mysterious. Using him more just takes away from all of that, you don't need to know all the answers, or how the Force works, etc, etc


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