There was so much that Star Trek 2 was forced to change its title from The VENGEANCE of Khan to The WRATH Of Khan to avoid confusion. And then Revenge of The Jedi changed to RETURN because of nerd fan outcry.
I'm of the opposite opinion. I also liked the new characters very much but I was more interested in seeing the classic characters back. That's what I wanted more than anything as I felt there was still plenty of story to be told with them. I think TFA succeeded brilliantly in melding the two.
They knew exactly what they were doing and trying to accomplish. They were just under tremendous time constraints. And like Travis said, the end result proves they knew what they were doing in my opinion.
As usual the headline is WRONG. Cameron never said The Force Awakens lacked visual imagination. He said Lucas' first six films had more. Big difference.
Here is the relevant quote from the article:
"Cameron begins with the caveat that Star Wars creator George Lucas “is a friend of mine,” and...
As usual another rumor squashed.
The Making Of Book has NOT been cancelled.
Peter Sciretta @slashfilm
I have finally gotten comment on @jwrinzler's TFA book: "Officially, the statement from Lucasfilm and Abrams is that that The Making...
Cameron gave an update on his progress for the sequels, telling Entertainment Weekly that he is currently in the “process of doing another pass through all three scripts right now.”
“The design process is very mature at this point. We’ve been designing for about a year and a half. All the...
"In regards to 20th Century Fox’s Avatar sequels, which Rupert Murdoch said would be released in December 2016, 2017 and 2018; nothing official was ever put on the release date calendar, and one insider says there aren’t any planned dates as of yet."