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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #390 on: May 2, 2014, 08:36 AM »
Saw a rumor about the possible title of E7 being leaked...  Seemed plausible, though what doesn't? This one sorta stuck though, to me.  Anyone else catch it?

Read an article that had three different working titles, so I'm not sure what to believe at this point.  Another article mentioned that Von Sydow was only being used for his voice and that another Asian actress was signed to play Ventress.  I don't believe either one of those though...  Can't wait for some real news on Sunday!
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #391 on: May 2, 2014, 10:02 AM »
Also, no Kenny Baker in the photo.  But what is he going to do at a table read?

What are you talking about?  He's in the crate.

I heard that he won't be doing this picture because he's afraid of being typecast.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #392 on: May 3, 2014, 10:03 PM »
Also, no Kenny Baker in the photo.  But what is he going to do at a table read?

What are you talking about?  He's in the crate.


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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #393 on: May 6, 2014, 08:55 AM »
The movie's working title is "The Ancient Fear," says AICN.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #394 on: May 6, 2014, 09:02 AM »
Not that Harry Knowles is plugged in or anything but there have been plenty of title rumors over the years that have never panned out. 

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #395 on: May 6, 2014, 09:32 AM »
Legit or not, it's worlds better than "Order of the Jedi."

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #396 on: May 6, 2014, 09:43 AM »
True dat.  ROTJ wound up having TWO working titles before it was eventually finalized.  And of course the easiest title to figure out was that of Episode III, and that just seemed very obvious. Hell, people thought that this new movie was going to be called A New Dawn, and that wound up being the title for an EU comic or book IIRC.  What I've been seeing is that the title is set to be announced at SDCC this summer.  So we should know in about two months.

The Ewan McGregor talk has been somewhat interesting, as far as him reprising his role as Obi-Wan.  But how to do it in a way that makes sense?  After all, Obi-Wan Kenobi's Force Spirit resembled him at the end of his life, as played by Alex Guiness.  How do you justify Ewan McGregor playing that Spirit Guide to Luke now?  One thing that came to mind is that in his exile on Tatooine Obi-Wan spent time making a holocron about the Jedi Order as a tool for Luke's training.  This is something that could be done with Ewan McGregor, although I think it would work to best effect if he's made up as if he's 10 years older than when we last saw him at the end of ROTS.  And let's face it...where is Luke really going to learn about the history of the Jedi if there is to be a new Jedi Order?  It has the potential to make sense from a plot standpoint.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #397 on: May 6, 2014, 09:48 AM »
I love The Ancient Fear because it evokes images of that rumored plot with all the assassin droids pouring out of the underworld of Coruscant. Cool stuff.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #398 on: May 6, 2014, 11:23 AM »
Not a fan... sounds as off-putting to me as "the phantom menace." 

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #399 on: May 6, 2014, 12:50 PM »
I saw a comment I agree with on another site regarding this title.  Basically they said do you think Disney would allow the word Ancient in the title with ages of Ford et al.?  The title fits the mold of Ep. I and IV that refer to a person or people, so why it might not be legit, it may be something along those lines.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #400 on: May 6, 2014, 01:18 PM »
The ancient fear has to do with Carrie Fishing in her metal bikini.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #401 on: May 6, 2014, 01:20 PM »
If it's the title it's a working title and like all the others it will probably change. For me it's not particularly strong, but we'll see.

As far as Obi-Wan, I think there's a couple angles. One is ageing Ewan McGregor via make up or CGI. A combo of the two would probably get close to Alec Guinness. I like the holocron idea, but another option would be just having him 'de-age.' Lucas opened the door on this by having Hayden Christensen appear in ROTJ. The only explanation for this is the Jedi somehow have the power to 'regress' in the Force, or appear as they want to. This would be ok with me.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #402 on: May 6, 2014, 05:08 PM »
As far as Obi-Wan, I think there's a couple angles. One is ageing Ewan McGregor via make up or CGI. A combo of the two would probably get close to Alec Guinness. I like the holocron idea, but another option would be just having him 'de-age.' Lucas opened the door on this by having Hayden Christensen appear in ROTJ. The only explanation for this is the Jedi somehow have the power to 'regress' in the Force, or appear as they want to. This would be ok with me.

Wasn't the explanation given that it reflected the Jedi from when they "died" - in the case of Anakin, he actually "died" the moment he turned to the dark side and was defeated by Obi-Wan on Mustafar.

I always thought that explanation was garbage and I think your rationale works much much better. In fact they made fun of this in the "How it Should Have Ended" cartoon for Return of the Jedi - Anakin bounces around appearing even as young as he did in EP1 and the Yoda & Obi-Wan ghosts are like "oh god, please turn back".

So the net-net is that I think if Kasdan and Abrams have a good justification for Obi-Wan speaking with Luke then they will make it work and what better way to make a connection to the PT in addition to already having the obvious OT connections than to have an actor from the PT show up in a cameo.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #403 on: May 6, 2014, 07:34 PM »
Looking at Bad Grandpa, I'm quite sure they could make McGregor look like Guiness if they wanted to do so...  I'm fine with that.  Alec's dead, so you can't expect a lot more than some good make-up.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #404 on: May 7, 2014, 03:56 AM »
There's going to be so much lens flare, no one's going to know what the Force Ghost looks like.   ;D
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