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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #90 on: December 21, 2012, 10:18 AM »
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Meanwhile, that Reuters report that had everybody thinking Episode VII would return to Yavin and show us a new Jedi Academy has been debunked already. Reporter Michael McDonald tells TheForce.net:

    This was a mistake. I misunderstood what fan clubs had told me and shown me in book plots and that storyline has not been announced by Disney. Perhaps I should have written something along the lines of 'Yavin 4 appears in several Star Wars book plots and while Guatemala fans said they hope film crews return to Tikal, the company has not announced plans for the new episode.'

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #91 on: December 21, 2012, 05:38 PM »
Yeah, a couple of different sources are saying this was all false now, oh well, we'll have more of these in the coming months I guess.  Can't wait for some solid information though :).

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #92 on: December 27, 2012, 04:18 PM »
Huge sigh of relief...

http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/27/showbiz/movies/jj-abrams-star-wars-ew/index.html?hpt=hp_bn9

Dude has been cashing checks purely on an overhyped rep for years now. All the Alias/Lost/Cloverfield goodwill will only get you so far...
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #93 on: December 27, 2012, 06:00 PM »
Super 8 is one of my favorite movies of the last 5 years and the Star Trek reboot was fantastic...not that I was hoping for him specifically but I think it was at least debating

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #94 on: December 27, 2012, 09:05 PM »
Like Scott, I wasn't necessarily championing the guy for it, but I would have been happy if he would have got the gig.  I've liked quite a bit of Abrams work (LOST, Trek, Super 8 in particular), but I'm not surprised he passed with his tie to the Trek stuff now.  Had that not been the case, I think he would have been on board.  Still reading rumors of Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class, etc.)

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #95 on: December 27, 2012, 10:02 PM »
Trek reboot is fantastic, so yeah, I wouldn't have been terribly upset.  I think they could do worse.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #96 on: December 28, 2012, 12:47 AM »
Sad to hear that we won't be witness to how JJ Abrams would try to shoehorn some lens flare into the Star Wars saga.  :(
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #97 on: December 28, 2012, 10:39 AM »
Abrams does really well with things he has total control over - LOST, Super 8, ST reboot, etc. I think if he had gotten SW, he likely would have either been so closely watched/controlled, or he would have taken it so far in his own direction, that it couldn't have gone very well. I love the stuff he does, but I really hope they don't try to overly stylize/modernize the new SW movies, and that's what Abrams does best, IMO.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #98 on: December 28, 2012, 02:49 PM »
George Lucas has come out with a teaser for Episode 7!!!

http://youtu.be/XpTwcnA9nYw
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #99 on: December 28, 2012, 03:33 PM »
Sad to hear that we won't be witness to how JJ Abrams would try to shoehorn some lens flare into the Star Wars saga.  :(

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #100 on: January 4, 2013, 08:56 PM »
I was thinking about this a bit over the holidays, with of course family members asking me "did you know they're making more Star Wars?", and it does get me excited for the future of the franchise.  If this next movie is a situation where we see the old actors return, for however large their part, it would be easy/fun to market this movie early on.  Just think of them releasing an official image of Harrison Ford and Peter Mayhew (in costume) sitting in the Falcon cockpit or something.  Or the "big three" of Hamill/Ford/Fisher together on set or something.  Sounds simple, but I could see it really getting the interwebs buzzing. :)  Anyways, just fun to think about.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #101 on: January 5, 2013, 01:33 AM »
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #102 on: January 5, 2013, 08:44 AM »
No body, therefore possibly not dead:

Darth Maul
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Mace Windu
Emperor Palpatine
Various Jedi Council Members: Shaak Ti and others

Am I missing any?

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #103 on: January 5, 2013, 03:09 PM »
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #104 on: January 9, 2013, 10:09 AM »
I love a lot of Abrams' work (Super8, Star Trek, Fringe), but I have to disagree about LOST. I really thought that show started great, carried that momentum for a few seasons, and ended like a giant turd. The last season consisted of them running from one end of the island to the other, basically filling time until the end church reveal. I found that it totally flew off the tracks, and it felt like they had no idea how to end it. And yeah, I understood what they were doing, they just didn't do it well.

By the way, there's a great LOST reference in Arkham City.
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