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Old 09-28-16, 04:00 PM
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Re: Disney planning more Star Wars movies from 2021 and onwards

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My biggest issue with the prequels is that they're so anti-climactic. We all knew Palpatine was the Emperor, yet Lucas wrote and directed them like it was such a big secret and it was supposed to be a shocking reveal in ROTS.
Yeah, it kinda sucks when you're always ten steps ahead of the characters trying to figure out what's going on and who's responsible.
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Future Star Wars projects discussion thread - news, rumors, etc.

Two pieces of new floating around lately are:

Rumor: Lucasfilm Wants a ‘Star Wars Story’ Written by ‘Mr. Robot’ Creator Sam Esmail

As of now, there are Star Wars movies scheduled through the summer of 2019. Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives on December 15, 2017, the Han Solo spin-off starring Alden Ehrenreich takes Star Wars back to summer on May 25, 2018, and then Star Wars: Episode IX will hit theaters on May 23, 2019. Anything after that is unknown, and it’s anyone’s guess as to what Disney and Lucasfilm have in mind. But now we may have a line on who will be writing one of the movies coming after 2019.

A new rumor says that Lucasfilm has been meeting with Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail to write an upcoming installment of the Star Wars Story spin-off movies that tell standalone stories in the Star Wars universe like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. In addition, there is even word on what the project might be. Find out more about the Mr Robot creator writing Star Wars after the jump.

Omega Underground, who usually has some reliable insiders feeding them information, has two separate sources telling them about Sam Esmail taking pitch meetings with Lucasfilm. Of course, plenty of filmmakers have been taking pitch meetings ever since Disney picked up Lucasfilm and revived the Star Wars saga, so this may not turn into anything. What makes this rumor a little more compelling is what project Lucasfilm has been supposedly meeting with Esmail about.

The rumor indicates that Lucasfilm is interested in having Esmail write the Star Wars Story that will focus on Obi-Wan Kenobi during the years between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Again, the existence of this movie has been something that’s been rumored for years, so it’s still important to take this news with a grain of salt. But because it’s the one story fans have been clamoring for the most, not to mention having interest from Ewan McGregor to reprise his role as Obi-Wan, it feels likely to come to fruition.

One of the other possibilities for a new Star Wars movie could be the Boba Fett spin-off that was almost announced back at Star Wars Celebration in 2015 when Josh Trank was still involved. But all the poor publicity that came out of Trank working on Fantastic Four convinced Lucasfilm to hold back anymore hype for that movie at the time and he ended up being removed from the project.

As of now, Esmail is being courted just to write the script for whatever this Star Wars movie will be. However, with Esmail having directed 15 episodes of Mr. Robot across two seasons, as well as the soul-crushing indie romance Comet, he’s also a prime candidate for Lucasfilm to let him spread his wings on a Star Wars movie as director. But again, there’s no indication that Lucasfilm wants him for anything besides writing at this point.

Funnily enough, Sam Esmail has an interesting connection to Star Wars through his representation. Esmail’s agent is Bryan Lourd, who is not only a powerful agent at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) but also the ex-boyfriend of the late Carrie Fisher and father to their daughter Billie Lourd, who has a role in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. So Esmail certainly has the right connections to get a Star Wars job within his reach.

A new season of Mr. Robot is coming to USA this October, and Esmail is supposed to be working on a miniseries adaptation of Fritz Lang’s classic 1927 film Metropolis (which just so happens to have inspired Star Wars in several ways). But if a Star Wars project were to come along, I’m sure he wouldn’t turn it down. Kathleen Kennedy has said an announcement about a new Star Wars spin-off should be coming this summer (perhaps at San Diego Comic-Con?), so maybe we’ll get official word on this soon.
http://www.slashfilm.com/rumor-mr-ro...ing-star-wars/
and

Guillermo del Toro Pitched ‘Star Wars’ Film Ideas To Lucasfilm
http://www.indiewire.com/2017/04/gui...eo-1201804618/

We also do have a thread for the Boba Fett film... but that has been quiet: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/...-film-tbd.html

I would much rather an Obi-Wan movie to Boba Fett.

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If the Obi-Wan story takes place in that timeframe, then Ewan McGregor could easily step back into his shows for it. This universe seems ripe for some good original stories.
Old 04-26-17, 09:03 PM
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Ewan McGregor says he'd love to do an Obi-Wan movie, but if they were seriously considering it, wouldn't McGregor be more like, "Oh, I can't talk about it."
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I'd like an Obi-Wan film set between 3 & 4. Glad Ewan is eager to do it.
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Guess I'm alone in thinking I've seen enough of Obi-Wan.
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
Guess I'm alone in thinking I've seen enough of Obi-Wan.
I'm with you. They need to get away with the Prequel era and just move on and tell some new stories with new characters. Rogue One was fine because tied into the Death Star and The Original Film and did have all new characters, but there is no need for a Yoda, Boba Fett, or Obiwan movie. In fact, there is no need for a Han Solo movie either.
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Re: Future Star Wars projects discussion thread - news, rumors, etc.

Here is a pretty detailed article that is speculative and based on rumors on the future of the films:

Lucasfilm’s Plans for the Future: Things We’ve Heard About Upcoming Star Wars Projects!
https://www.starwarsnewsnet.com/2017...-ix-plans.html
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There isn't a need for most movies. If there are stories to tell I say tell them and let people decide if they're worth seeing.
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I wouldn't mind a bounty hunter film, maybe something similar to how Shadows of the Empire had bounty hunters trying to steal Han from Boba Fett
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Get out of this 40-60 year time span. There is a huge universe with a lot of "history" that they could focus and create new series/trilogies on these time frames.
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I'd like at least one film to go back thousands of years when there were tons of Sith and Jedi... I couldn't care less about an Obi Wan film. I find his character to be one of the least compelling characters in the universe.
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Re: Future Star Wars projects discussion thread - news, rumors, etc.

Originally Posted by dex14
Here is a pretty detailed article that is speculative and based on rumors on the future of the films:

Lucasfilm’s Plans for the Future: Things We’ve Heard About Upcoming Star Wars Projects!
https://www.starwarsnewsnet.com/2017...-ix-plans.html
Thanks. I've been looking for that since several SW-podcasts I follow have mentioned it but I was having a hard time finding it.

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Get out of this 40-60 year time span. There is a huge universe with a lot of "history" that they could focus and create new series/trilogies on these time frames.
I think eventually this is what will happen. They just want to wade in familiar waters for the next few movies. I expect after IX in the supposed hiatus of the main saga movies, they will go in the direction of Knights of the Old Republic.
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An Obi-Wan movie may be dependent on the current series, especially with the speculation about how Rey fits in. Then it would have to retcon itself. I mean Guinness Obi-Wan seemed ok with being a hermit and there were no plans in place to do anything until Luke happened upon him and the Republic sought him out. Unless he was doing some covert shit at the beginning, maybe we'll see his relationship with the remaining Republic?
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APRIL 26, 2017 6:35pm PT by Carolyn Giardina
John Knoll "Tinkering" With a New 'Star Wars' Story Idea

He participated on a panel about the sound and visual effects in 'Rogue One' on Wednesday at NAB.
Industrial Light & Magic’s John Knoll, who served as visual effects supervisor on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, also conceived the film's original story — and now he's at it again, telling The Hollywood Reporter that he’s “tinkering” with another Star Wars-related idea.

“I have another idea I’ve been tinkering with,” he said after participating on a Rogue One Super Session during the National Association of Broadcasters Show. “It’s maybe 75 percent there. I haven’t pitched it to [Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy]. It’s another Star Wars thing.”

Upcoming Star Wars films already in the works include Star Wars: The Last Jedi, opening in December; a Han Solo movie in 2018; Star Wars: Episode IX in 2019; and an untitled anthology film planned for 2020. “There’s no reason to think Disney is going to stop wanting to make Star Wars movies if there’s quality and there’s interest,” Knoll reasoned. “It has unlimited potential. It has a huge number of characters, worlds … It’s a massive playground.”

At NAB, Knoll presented a look back at the work on last year's Rogue One before a packed auditorium of wildly enthusiastic fans, alongside ILM animation supervisor Hal Hickel, who described the making of the digital version of Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin of the 1977-Star Wars era; and Matthew Wood, supervising sound editor and sound design at Skywalker Sound, who discussed critical sounds include those of environments and weapons. The session was presented by Motion Picture Sound Editors and NAB (THR’s Carolyn Giardina moderated).

On the subject of creating a digital human, Knoll said,“It’s definitely an issue if the actor has passed away without stating any intention or desire about how his or her likeness should be dealt with. Then it falls to their estate. That’s a problem that will start solving itself. Now the technology exists and actors are aware of this and can make their wishes known. For instance. Robin Williams included this in his will.”

Knoll also pointed out that the uses can vary — for instance a likeness to pitch a product in a commercial is different compared with the appearance of the character Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One. “He was an important character to tell the story. There wasn’t a good way to tell the political intrigue without including Tarkin. We also knew Cushing. He was a friend to Lucasfilm and was proud of his involvement with Star Wars.”

With extensive use of behind-the-scene clips, Knoll discussed topics including virtual production and the use of LED panels as a lighting instrument. Of the latter, he said. “You can prepare the images in advance and then light the characters. I think it’s going to be an important part of the toolset.”
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Originally Posted by devilshalo
Guinness Obi-Wan seemed ok with being a hermit and there were no plans in place to do anything until Luke happened upon him and the Republic sought him out. Unless he was doing some covert shit at the beginning, maybe we'll see his relationship with the remaining Republic?
This is canon (if you're not familiar with the show Rebels, the boy is a Jedi apprentice and part of the Rebel Allaince):

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This is canon (if you're not familiar with the show Rebels, the boy is a Jedi apprentice and part of the Rebel Allaince):
Do they explain Maul surviving Episode 1?
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Do they explain Maul surviving Episode 1?
He was brought back in the Clone Wars cartoon, which predates Disney but is still recognized as canon, and he is still around in the new Rebels series.

From starwars.com (http://www.starwars.com/databank/darth-maul):

Thought dead, Darth Maul survived his injuries by focusing on his hatred of Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Jedi who cut him in half. His shattered body was dumped amid the refuse of the junk planet Lotho Minor, where the once deadly warrior fell into madness, staying alive on a diet of vermin. When found by his brother Savage Opress, Maul had no memory of who he was, rambled nonsensically, and had built hideous spider-like legs in place of his severed ones.

Opress brought Maul back to his homeworld of Dathomir, where the Nightsister Mother Talzin used dark magicks to restore the fallen Sith’s mind and body. Maul reemerged, took Opress as his apprentice, and became obsessed with Kenobi.
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^^ That kinda is explain in Clone Wars.
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As cheesy as it sounds, they managed to make him a fairly compelling character. If you're avoiding Clone Wars and Rebels because they're animated, you're doing yourself a huge disservice.
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^^^ aaaaaand then they killed him off in 3.5s again. I'm bummed that they went down that road with Maul. Not a fitting end by any means.
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so he comes backn in the Clone Wars cartoon but dies in Rebels ?
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Yes
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I hate the prequels but McGregor was a good Obi-Wan and I'm definitely interested in a solo film if it's in the works.

I wouldn't mind seeing a film with Boba Fett in a larger role but I don't necessarily have interest in a film that's mainly about him. If we could get a film where he's the main villain but there are hero characters I think that would be cool. The problem with Boba Fett is that he's always been a character that people like based on his look but we really haven't learned much about him or seen him do a hell of a lot.

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