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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Disney Buys LFL
« on: November 23, 2015, 03:46 PM »
So here's a question to think about: Given the fairly poor reception for the prequels and Disney's willingness to erase the expanded universe, does anyone think Disney would ever eliminate the prequels or re-write them?  They'll be pumping out new stuff for the next decade, but as that push dies down, is there any chance of revisiting the prequels or will they just let them be?

I actually had the same thought.  Would they reboot the prequels and keep the OT.  Never say never, but Disney's official answer at this point would be no.  When they moved the EU to Legends, they were pretty specific on what was canon.  If they run out of ideas after Episode IX and the third anthology film and don't go for a Episode X to XII trilogy, redoing the prequels would seem logical.  They would push them on the Clone Wars cartoon series into legends and have free range with a new story of Vader's birth.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Disney Buys LFL
« on: November 23, 2015, 07:19 AM »
Lucas has lost it in my opinion.  TPM and AOTC were boring movies.  If you are making a kids series, you don't talk about political disputes over trade routes in the opening credits.

A major problem with the prequels is that he ignored the OT.  Kenobi states that Yoda trained him.  Sure you can retcon it into Yoda trained all the younglings or that it is easier to tell Luke that Yoda trained him instead of telling Luke that Yoda trained the guy who trained the guy who trained him, but he deliberately ignored that link to bring in Qui Gon as Kenobi's master.   Leia's memory of her mother is laughable as well.  The whole three seconds that she saw her does not a memory make, regardless of the Force.  Sure, Padme is too important of a character to kill of screen, but he already wrote himself into a corner.  Lucas could have fixed it by going into the future, but he always kept his story contained. 

No one wanted to see a ten year old Anakin.  TPM could have been covered in ten minutes, but, again, Lucas doesn't like to jump forward in time.  What was the one thing everyone wanted to see in the prequels?  The Clone Wars.  What do we get to see?  The opening and closing battles of said Clone Wars while what we wanted to see gets pushed to a cartoon series.  On the whole, I like the Clone Wars series better than TPM and AOTC, but her is where we see Lucas' resentment over the reviews of the prequels.  He decides to do stuff to irk EU fans.  The Mandalorians are now pacifists?  Just silly.  It would be like the hippies overthrowing the US government during the Vietnam era.  His daughter presented Dathomir like it was her idea.  Not one mention of the guy who actually created it.  Lucas goes on the Daily show.  Guess what?  Kenobi is now from Stew-jon.  What a great contribution.  Now he is mad that Disney didn't follow his story lines.  If they were anything like TPM or AOTC, I don't blame them.  Disney paid $4 billion for Star Wars.  I can understand why they would want it to be successful and want to draw the OT fans back.

I'm pretty sure that the TOR game is considered Legends.  According to Hasbro, any figure could have been made with the exception of TFA characters.  SW Action News specifically asked them about that point and they said if a character like Akmena or the Tonnika sisters won, then they would make it.

At this point, I hope that Revan wins since he would be the least likely of those figures to be made.  Greivous is already on production lists.  Lando and Kenobi would certainly be made.  Snowtrooper would probably be made at some point.  Gamorrean could get made depending on how long the line lasts.  Sabine is a bit of a wild card.  It would all depend on how long Rebels lasts.

1. Tonnika Sister (either one or how about a 2 pack?)
2. Hammerhead
3. Blue Snaggletooth
4. Walrusman (Ponda Baba - if the name is still valid)
5. Grand Moff Tarkin
6. R5-D4
7. Tusken Raider
8. Death Star Trooper
9. 4-LOM
10. Zuckuss

Too bad this poll is coming so early in the line.  I fear something like Tatooine Luke will end up "winning".

In February of this year, Marvel and Sony Pictures announced that they had reached an agreement to work together on the cinematic future of Spider-Man. As part of the deal, the new Spider-Man is expected to debut in Captain America: Civil War, before starring in a Jon Watts-directed solo Spider-Man movie to be released on July 28, 2017. For Holland's possible upcoming movie slate, be sure to check out's comic movie release schedule.

I would think that paragraph states he will be in Cap 3 since he is the "new Spider-Man".

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2014-15
« on: May 15, 2015, 06:08 AM »
The Caps should have won the series.  Up a goal with 1:44 left in game 5 with a 3-1 series lead.  That is the demon they need to get rid of.  I don't think anyone can expect them to win two game 7's in the same year.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: May 12, 2015, 02:56 PM »
I believe I read Skrulls are FF, and thus Fox.

You are correct.  However, anything can happen once the reboot tanks.  Disney might get to buy back the rights to F4.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: May 5, 2015, 02:43 PM »
Imagine what this season would be like if it was only the fourth book.  If I remember correctly, Tyrion, John Snow and Daenarys were all not in book four.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: May 5, 2015, 06:57 AM »
I am also seeing a lot of "I liked it, but certainly not as good as the first one".  At this point, I don't know where I put if yet in relation to the first Avengers.  I've only seen it once, and I had both my kids with me so I couldn't give the movie 100% of my attention.  I certainly enjoyed it.  My wife wants to see it, so I may get another chance to see it in the theater.  If that is the case, it will be the only MCU movie besides GOTG that I have seen twice in the theater.  At this point, I think this movie will definitely be in my top five with Iron Man, Winter Soldier, Avengers 1, and Guardians.  Not sure what order I would put them in though.  We will have to see how Ant Man does to see if there is any Marvel fatigue.  I think it is safe to say they are still miles ahead of DC.  While Superman v. Batman will make a ton of cash, it does not look anywhere near as good as Age of Ultron was.

Thanks!  I found their website and will check them out!

Did they work out for you?  My Dooku saber took a tumble the other week and broke the acrylic case so I'm looking to the case replaced.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
« on: April 20, 2015, 07:00 AM »
For a movie that has been dreamed of since the Burton era of Batman movies, the trailer is underwhelming.  The electronic modulated Batman voice makes one long for the days of the Christian Bale smoker voice.  At this point, they might as well cast the Wonder Twins and Gleek for comic relief.  While the movie will make untold millions, it won't touch Avengers 2.

Hot Toys were always more expensive than Sideshow's own stuff.  With the prices that SS has charged for figures like the TIE Pilot and X-Wing Luke, this seems like a bargain.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Spider-Man Joins the Marvel Movie Universe
« on: February 12, 2015, 11:17 AM »
I had thought Sony had F4, so ignore my comment about selling to Marvel.  Fox may want to sell F4 since the reboot is going to bomb.  However, I believe the rights to the Skrulls are attached to F4 as well as Galactus.  I think those rights are more valuable the F4 itself.

Sony had wanted to set up their own universe around Spiderman.  If they are rebooting Spiderman again, I would have to think their Sinister Six plans have had to change.  I don't see them keeping any of the actors from The Amazing Spiderman 2 if they go ahead with the project.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Spider-Man Joins the Marvel Movie Universe
« on: February 12, 2015, 09:07 AM »
I'm not saying it would be the right way to go, but I bet it is definitely being discussed.  I am surprised that Sony is going ahead with their Sinister Six idea.  If F4 bombs, I wonder if Sony is going to look at selling the rights back to Marvel.  I think they are only holding on to Spiderman because they can make good money on it by loaning it out.  I don't think Sony has what it takes to make a good superhero movie at this point.

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