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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #270 on: January 15, 2014, 09:55 PM »
Wouldn't ahsoka by this point be over 25 years older than the say 15-18 she is in The Clone Wars?
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #271 on: January 16, 2014, 12:04 AM »
Perhaps instead of Obi-Wan's granddaughter, it's a niece/grand-niece?

He could've had a brother who wasn't a Jedi yet the gene was passed on.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #272 on: January 16, 2014, 06:51 AM »
Wouldn't ahsoka by this point be over 25 years older than the say 15-18 she is in The Clone Wars?

It all depends when they set the movie, but in ANH Ashoka would be ~35 years old.  I would think that Episode VII would be at least 20 years beyond that, so Ashoka would be 50+ by then.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #273 on: January 16, 2014, 09:22 AM »
Maybe Twiks age slower than humans. She could be 50 but look 30.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #274 on: January 16, 2014, 10:20 AM »
She is actually a togruta and not a twilek.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #276 on: January 20, 2014, 04:13 PM »
Maybe Twiks age slower than humans. She could be 50 but look 30.

Exactly.  If Yoda's race lives to be 900, there's clearly a wide range in how different aliens age.  Probably just me, but I'd much rather see live action Ahsoka than Obi-Wan's illegitimate love child.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #277 on: January 20, 2014, 11:30 PM »
I still don't see how this makes it out in 2015...hope I am wrong, but I bet anything that gets pushed back.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #278 on: January 21, 2014, 07:22 AM »
Well, the script is done, and I read that shooting begins in May. Shooting will probably wrap up in August/September, and that leaves around 15 months to do all of the special effects and reshoots and such.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #279 on: January 21, 2014, 11:40 AM »
I still don't see how this makes it out in 2015...hope I am wrong, but I bet anything that gets pushed back.
I'm with you.  This gets pushed back to May 2016, which should have been the date in the first place.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #280 on: January 22, 2014, 09:19 AM »
Remember when Lucas use to take three years to make a one movie?
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #281 on: January 22, 2014, 01:06 PM »
Here's a thought ... maybe the "20-something female actress who is either of mixed race or black" IS Ahsoka?   :o 

I like Scott's comments on Obi-Wan "waiting to train" Luke.  What exactly was the plan?  I hadn't considered it before, but was Obi-Wan really waiting around to train Luke or was he just watching over him?  If Ben planned to train him, you'd think he would have started sooner - certainly that's what Yoda would have preferred.  If they really thought Luke (or Leia) had a chance of defeating Vader or the Emperor, then why not start sooner?  Heck, Yoda could have taken either of the twins with him to Dagobah to start training after birth.

My take was that Obi-Wan was merely sent to Tatooine with Luke to watch over him.  They (Obi and Yoda) didn't have any plans to stop the Empire - probably feeling defeated and that they would leave it to the rebellion at that point.  There's no evidence that they were planning to do anything to stop the Empire, including training Luke or Leia.  If they did, why not start sooner?  Why not stay in contact with the rebellion?   Luke was hoping to zip off to the academy and wouldn't have even run into Ben had his uncle let him go. 

I think the "plan" was simply to keep the children away from Vader to protect them and let the rebellion run it's course.  When Luke encounters Ben, he then changes his plan and decides to train Luke.  Maybe he could sense the rebellion faltering at that point or sensed the death of Beru & Owen, knowing Luke would need some direction in his life.  Maybe it was just the force calling out to him or off screen guidance from Qui Gon when the opportunity to shepherd Luke presented itself, but I don't think Obi's plan was to sit back all those years, then jump into the training when Luke reached a certain age.


Personally I think think Yoda/Obi/Jinn basically was leaving it up to the Force to let them know when the time was right to start training. Basically sitting back and waiting till the opportunity came to them and not them taking it upon themselves. Logically it'd seem wiser to start training both of them sooner rather then later, cuz there is a LOT of what if's. Like Luke dying in Empire or falling to the darkside leaving only 1 untrained Leia, and Yoda already at deaths door step cuz of old age and Obi as force ghost. Be pretty hard to start from scratch. Seems like too much risk but thats why i think they're relying on something BIGGER then just themselves to determine what to do. I think that obi/yoda open up  themselves to a bigger part of the force possibly with Jinn's help.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #282 on: January 22, 2014, 03:20 PM »
Mark Hamill, who is *PROBABLY* reprising his role as Luke Skywalker in Episode VII, will be conducting a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session starting at 4 PM Eastern time.  I imagine the Episode VII questions will be bountiful.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #284 on: February 11, 2014, 10:19 AM »
Ep 7 will start shooting in May, continue through September.  Most principle casting complete


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