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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Discussion in 'Movies' started by SamT, Feb 22, 2018.

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  1. AshJW

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    Maul was resurrected in Clone Wars. I‘m not sure if Lucasfilm was already at Disney back then.

    If not, you can’t blame Disney for that.
     
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    It was George Lucas himself who came up with that idea years before Disney (and while I was initially doubtful, I think it ended up working out great).
     
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    But is that canon? Just because someone up high says it is proves nothing! I mean look at Star Trek Discovery, which we are told is supposed to be set in the TOS universe but clearly isn't! :eek:
    JB
     
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    John, you really need to get off this. A full 50% of your posts are about that same thing. This isn't reddit. The forum has rules against trolling.
     
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    If the people who own it say it's canon, it clearly is, whether you agree with it or not. That's the basic definition of "canon".

    The Clone Wars animated series is canon according to Lucasfilm.
     
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    Clearly that is correct but what is canon to me is:
    Star Wars
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Return of the Jedi

    I haven't seen any of the other films and have no wish to. I also really don't like the renaming of these films. Sorry George but you should have had the confidence to leave your masterpiece alone.
     
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    If so, why are you posting in a thread about one of those "other" films?
     
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    I'm still trying to figure out how a film titled "The Rise of Skywalker" fits in with a trilogy where the second film "kills" the character that the third is titled after.
     
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    It's a hook intended to get people interested in the movie. So I guess it's doing its job. :laugh:

    (You are assuming the third film refers to the same Skywalker, or even a person, which I think may not be the case)
     
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    Personal canon or headcanon is a different thing entirely.
     
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    It is possible that it references something else, but the name Skywalker is so synonymous with Luke that I think Abrams would be playing with fire to use it any other way than referencing Luke. Unless, of course, Rey is suddenly revealed to be related to Skywalker, as in being his daughter. That would be hilarious as it would be like Abrams performing payback to Rian Johnson for ditching so many elements from Abrams's initial film.
     
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    The naming of the sequels:
    Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
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    Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi
    we’re always named as such. They didn’t change.

    Also, anyone who saw the original film in 1981 or after for the first time would have only ever known it as Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope. It kind of became an interesting anecdote (at least to me and everyone I know who I’ve spoken to it about) that it was actually ONLY named Star Wars upon its theatrical release. The Rinsler book goes into detail that Lucas actually wanted to add either “Episode III” or “Episode IV” at the time of it’s release but was talked out of it.
     
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    To be honest, canon is up to the viewer! If I watch a film or two and decide not to watch the next one then my canon will be those two films! If I'm a big fan and engage in chat with others about it, it still makes no difference really!
    JB
     
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    That is not the way it works. Canon is what is accepted by the originators of the property. Everything else, especially what fans think, is head canon.
     
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    Actually if does. I don’t think you understand the term unfortunately.
     
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    This poster repeatedly makes the same assertions across multiple threads for multiple franchises that anything he doesn’t like doesn’t count as part of that series. These posts have become indistinguishable from trolling. It’s probably best to ignore him at this point.
     
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    The prequel trilogy was more than about filling in the early chapters. It was about changing how movies were shot, finished, and released theatrically. Like the original trilogy before it, the prequel trilogy revolutionized the movie business.
     
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    The title of the movie could also be a reference to Leia. She is a Skywalker and is still alive in the Star Wars universe.
     
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    I share this only because the site reporting it is not known for getting it wrong (quite the opposite):

    MakingStarWars.net is reporting that Harrison Ford filmed a scene for Episode IX. It is described as Han Solo appearing to Kylo Ren and telling him it's not too late to turn himself around. The scene is described as being initiated by Luke and that Han is not a Force ghost, but rather part of a vision.

    Extrapolating here, but if Han's appearance turns Kylo Ren around, he could indeed be the Skywalker who is "rising."

    https://makingstarwars.net/2019/04/spoilers-palpatines-return-isnt-the-only-huge-character-comeback-in-star-wars-the-rise-of-skywalker/?fbclid=IwAR3K7dazfdxtSihnSSp0pf5WMRVuIwsYgYC7adX36NmwvtMYtfecUsFdiEM
     
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    Does not work.

    Even if he turns, Kylo Ren is not a Skywalker. He is a Solo. Unless Han took his wife's name which I highly doubt. it works better if Rey turns out to be Skywalker's daughter, since the teaser trailer shows that she is a main player. Her clothing in the trailer even looks a lot like how Luke used to dress, except of course, more suited for a female.
     
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