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Next Star Wars Movie Announcement in January, Director Signed

Discussion in 'Movies' started by SamT, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. BobO'Link

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    My grandkids who are old enough to know what they like *all* love Star Wars. The 7yo watches the various TV series on Disney + (he desperately wants to see the new movie but his dad, my son and also a huge fan, says "no" - after seeing it I agree) and his 6yo brother joins him on occasion. The 16yo and I saw "The Rise of Skywalker" yesterday - and royally pissed off his 2 sisters (13 and 8) because we went without them (their mom, my daughter, said "Leave them - it's a tradition with you two plus it's PG-13. I'll get your opinion maybe take them later."). He's loved Star Wars since he was old enough to know what it was. His dad and I both exposed him to the movies early on and he loved them (especially Episode 1 but he's come around in recent years). Many of his friends are fans as are many of the 13yo's friends. BUT - they don't obsess over the movies like some of the people who've been on the ride since 1977. They also love Harry Potter, and Frozen, and Marvel, and DC, and many other franchises and individual movies. They generally don't obsess over those either.
     
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    Reggie W

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    Well, I can't nerd out on the minutia and details because honestly, I don't know or understand them. I only have seen The Last Jedi once and I found it totally forgettable as a film...so when I saw this last film in the series the truth was I had no idea if it was following or not following anything from The Last Jedi. So, when I watched youtube reviews I learned there were people that seemed to think this final film was crapping on The Last Jedi by not following whatever threads were set forth in that film.

    That's not in my wheelhouse. I can't and don't keep track.

    When some internet person starts ranting about how bringing back Palpatine is a travesty, I really don't know what they mean. When a total freak out occurs over Rey being some kind of relative of Palpatine...I am completely in the dark as to why this is such a violation of "Star Wars canon."

    I don't know why the color of someone's light saber matters or what the hell it means. I don't know why it is a big deal if Rey trains or doesn't train or who her trainer is. I don't know why it is a complete and total disaster that Rey can heal a worm or a person or Kylo can move an object or can't or what force rule is being broken or made up or crapped on. Sure, in The Last Jedi where Leia is just sailing along through space that seemed pretty goddamned funny...but I don't know why she should not have been doing it according to "force canon."

    I thought they are basically fantasy films set in space about "friends on an adventure" isn't that their appeal?

    I can't criticize these films based upon "canon" and whatever rules or force powers should be or are or are not in play.

    I listen to the "nerd" videos in an effort to try to get an idea why people like or dislike the film but I have to admit a lot of the criticism is way over my head.

    Also the thing that I also don't get is that these movies are not just movies to some of these folks...they are a "lifestyle" choice or something. I can't relate to that.

    I do think they are movies for children but they seem more to me to be for the 10 year old boy I once was. I think it is interesting if kids today enjoy something I liked at 10 but I would imagine what gets them excited are stories that have come out while they are alive more than George Lucas films made to play off of Flash Gordon released decades before they were born.
     
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  3. Tino

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    Careful Reggie. Tons of spoilers in this post and this isn’t the ROS Spoiler thread.
     
  4. Jake Lipson

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    That is 100% fair and correct. But also, at this point, how likely is it that anyone reading this thread would still be waiting to see Rise of Skywalker?
     
  5. Reggie W

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    Noted and adjusted.
     
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    Who has time to obsess anymore? There's a lot of content out there now. I'm lucky if my 7 year old stays interested in any particular franchise for more than a couple of days before cycling to the next one.
     
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    I am.
     
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    Along with throngs of kids.
     
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    I can and do keep track and even I can't really figure out alot of the consternation from some of the fans.
     
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    Something completely different than what the franchise had delivered previously -- in both setting and tone.
     
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  11. AshJW

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    Probably that’s why GotG is my all time favourite of all the MCU films. I just love it!
     
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    I just don’t see the MCU and SW to be comparable at all in that respect. If anything, I feel The Mandalorian is as different and radical as I think it’ll get, and that’s all right for me. I mean, I think anything more radically different would have to be doing a sitcom with a laugh track.

    *doorbell rings*
    Mando: All right kid, that’s the landlord. Hide in the other room, I never paid the pet deposit required to keep you here.
    Baby Yoda: You got it dude!
    *Baby Yoda gives a thumbs up, studio audience gives out a collective “awwwwwww”. With Baby Yoda sequestered in the other room, Mando answers the door*
    Landlord: Mando! I’ve been hearing some strange sounds coming from here! You sure you don’t have a pet living in this place?
    Mando (nervously): Uh...no sir, you know I’m not a pet person, and about that late rent check, I’m working on this bounty and just got a hot lead...
    *Baby Yoda coos and laughs in the other room. Landlord jerks his head in the direction of the sound then turns indignantly back to Mando*
    Landlord: Mandoooooo.......!!!
    *studio audience “oooooooo”s.*
    Mando: Uh, you see sir, I can explain, uh...
    *Mando quickly grabs the landlord and throws him in an export space in the wall and presses some buttons. White vapor appears and covers the landlord. After the vapor clears, we see the landlord frozen in carbonate, and just then Baby Yoda comes out and stares in shock.*
    Baby Yoda (to Mando): You’re in BIG TROUBLE MISTER!
    *studio audience laughs and Mando turns and shrugs at the camera*
     
  13. SamT

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    If it's a movie, I'm sure that's a theatrical release.

    I can't see Disney making a Star Wars film for Disney+. Series, yes, but not a big-budget blockbuster-level movie, and that's all Disney seems to want from Star Wars on the film side.
     
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    So here we are almost in March and of course......

    No new Star Wars film has been announced or director have been signed.

    What a surprise............said no one. ;)
     
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    I think it’s finally dawning on Disney that scarcity is a good thing with Star Wars. If they had given the new trilogy the three years between films spacing that other trilogies got, the second and especially third films would have probably done bigger business.
     
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  17. Adam Lenhardt

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    I'll believe it when it starts shooting. Kennedy-era Lucasfilm is great at announcing projects, less great at actually executing them.
     
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    Exactly. Just like the “announcement” this thread is based on. :D
     
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    I’m actually not in a hurry. I even think it’s better for Disney they wait as long as it takes until they really have something to tell about.
    If it is another year, so be it.
     
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