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Old 05-17-18, 04:54 PM
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Re: Lando: A Star Wars Story

Originally Posted by Sonny Corinthos
I hope Disney isn't going to milk this Star Wars cow until people are completely sick of the Franchise. (If they haven't already) To be honest, I only care to see the main story continue. I'm sure there's folks who will enjoy these side stories, but except for Rogue One, I have no interest in them.

I'm just the opposite. I could watch films filling in corners of the original trilogy with side stories forever. After the last episode, I don't give a fuck what happens to Poe, Finn, Rose, or Mary Sue. The only thing I'm curious about is how they'll mangle Leia, especially since they already had a solution to work around Carrie Fisher's death but Mary Poppin'ed it away.
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Re: Lando: A Star Wars Story

so apparently Lando will fuck anything...
Old 05-18-18, 01:07 AM
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Re: Lando: A Star Wars Story

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Just do Shadows of the Empire already.
Just... no.

I loved it when it came out but itís because I bought into the hype like a sucker, and thatís all it was, it was literally a dry run of hype leading up to the Special Editions which were themselves a dry run of hype leading up to the prequel trilogy. It was nothing more than LucasFilm awakening the long-dormant merchandising behemoth without making an actual movie to exploit.

Iím not opposed to a story set between Empire and Jedi, this one is just plain bad. Prince Xizor is probably the least terrible thing about it and I could see them incorporating him into the new canon like Thrawn but heís really not that great as a character. You have Tarkin and any other imperial officer if you want to play up the secular elements of the Empire and his aspirations of replacing Vader as the Emperorís right hand man donít really jibe with the post-prequels portrayal of Sith. Also, Xizor could never dethrone Jabba as the figurehead of the Star Wars underworld.

The worst part of Shadows? Dash Fucking Rendar. The name alone should be earning enough but what you get with the character in full is so much worse than the name. Heís an extreme 90s Rob Leifield version of Han Solo. Why he was even introduced is baffling because in Lando they already had a perfectly good Han surrogate. Oh, thatís right, they had to sell those Dash Rendar action figures and that Dash Rendar video game. You know, the one that established that he was a hero of the Battle of Hoth just so they could include the obligatory Battle of Hoth level? Worst of all, showing the characters dealing with the loss of Han, his uncertain future and the changed dynamic of the core crew might actually be interesting but no, thereís just a red-headed pouched-up Han Solo stand-in who pops in and keeps Hanís seat warm and is never heard from again later.

Strip Rendar and Xizor away and whatís left is just worthless fan service. Where did Luke get his new lightsaber? What happened with the Bothans? Why does Chewbacca have a new hair style? Where did Leia get the Boushh costume? They answer all those burning questions with all the excitement and intrigue of reading a shopping list or a to-do list because thatís exactly what it is: they reverse-engineered a shitty story out of a bunch of nonsense that wasnít even deemed worthy of explaining in RotJ.

But yeah, just go ahead and do Shadows of the Empire already. Iím sure it would be great with a CGI Carrie Fisher and a digitally de-aged Mark Hamill and no Harrison Ford and Dash Rendar being Dash Rendar.
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Star Wars: Lando Calrissian Film - S: Donald Glover

Things we don't need. Not sure if this is legit or not.

Old 07-22-20, 01:43 PM
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re: Lando Calrissian Star Wars Event Series (Disney+)

I'd be down for this... I'd love if the Han kid (Alden E?) could join him too.
Old 07-22-20, 02:44 PM
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re: Lando Calrissian Star Wars Event Series (Disney+)

Originally Posted by Rob V
I'd be down for this... I'd love if the Han kid (Alden E?) could join him too.
Same here. I wish they could have done the Solo movies as a nice, neat trilogy. But now that The Mandalorian has shown they can do tv shows with near cinema quality, this is just as good.
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re: Lando Calrissian Star Wars Event Series (Disney+)

I liked the movie and enjoyed Donald in that role. Would be just as happy to see him with Han in the show on occasion as well...
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That would actually be a much better concept - Han and Lando during their smuggling days. But also making this one way more comedic. Same high production value like Mandalorian.
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re: Lando Calrissian Star Wars Event Series (Disney+)

I enjoyed Solo as well, mostly because of my low, low, low expectations. I was pleasantly surprised. The train heist was awesome.

I'm down for this series.


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re: Lando Calrissian Star Wars Event Series (Disney+)

They really need to move away from the OT characters and expand the SW Universe. Star Wars could not be managed worse than it is. Yes I know the movies grossed billions of dollars but I could have written the scripts and it would have likely down about the same.
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re: Lando Calrissian Star Wars Event Series (Disney+)

I liked Solo more than most. Interested in this, but Iím hoping that weíll see Han and Chewbacca pop in occasionally.
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re: Lando Calrissian Star Wars Event Series (Disney+)

Hopefully, it shows Lando during the early years of running Cloud City. It could be a Love Boat style show where there are new guests staying at Cloud City every week and they have some zany adventures. Lando could be the Captain Stubing and Lobot could be the Gopher character.
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re: Lando Calrissian Star Wars Event Series (Disney+)

Have it during the time that Lando has the Millennium Falcon.
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re: Lando Calrissian Star Wars Event Series (Disney+)

Canít wait for this in 2023. Iím sure itíll be the next Disney+ series to launch as the platform doesnít seem to launch any exclusive shows.


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re: Lando Calrissian Star Wars Event Series (Disney+)

Iím glad Disney execs took a step back to re-examine their approach to Star Wars just to resume by apparently greenlighting the same Garbage they were originally planning to.
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re: Lando Calrissian Star Wars Event Series (Disney+)

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Iím glad Disney execs took a step back to re-examine their approach to Star Wars just to resume by apparently greenlighting the same Garbage they were originally planning to.
Did you watch the Solo movie? Even the haters agree that Glover nailed the part of Lando.

Same as the JJ Trek films, even the people that didn't like them think that Karl Urban's McCoy was the showstealer.

The Mandalorian has shown that the TV people (Favreau, Filoni, et al) have a much better handle on storytelling than the movie teams.
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The Mandalorian has shown that the TV people (Favreau, Filoni, et al) have a much better handle on storytelling than the movie teams.
I mean...what? Even reading through user reviews, The Mandalorian was good but not great. Amazing episode 1 and 2 and....eh for a while until the finale. "Baby Yoda" really over-shadows the series.
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re: Lando Calrissian Star Wars Event Series (Disney+)

I think this would be great. We know a lot less about Lando's backstory than we did about Han Solo's (before the movie Solo I mean).

If Han could be a regular or just pop in once in a while it would be cool.
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re: Lando Calrissian Star Wars Event Series (Disney+)

Originally Posted by E Unit
Things we don't need.
It seems others disagree.

I'm also down for this.
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re: Lando Calrissian Star Wars Event Series (Disney+)

Originally Posted by milo bloom
Did you watch the Solo movie? Even the haters agree that Glover nailed the part of Lando.
I saw Solo and I liked Gloverís performance in it. I also like Glover in general but watching his 30 whatever minutes of screen time, doing his best Billy D. impression doesnít leave me terribly excited for Lando Adventures.

Although, I guess the good news is that Landoís mythology hasnít been explored to death on screen like other characters so thereís probably a lot more wiggle room for the stories than say, Obi-Wan.

I just wish that Disney would take a little more of a risk with their seriesí than weíve seen so far. More Clone War era crap and seriesí starring characters we already know donít seem to be using much creative energy. When weíre literally dealing with an entire GALAXY of potential stories, seeing the same stuff over and over gets annoying. Thereís always room for seriesí starring our old, reliable favorites AND new stories but for that to happen, there has to be, you know, new stories too.

All that being said, I guess I like this idea more than an Obi-Wan or Boba Fett series.
The Mandalorian has shown that the TV people (Favreau, Filoni, et al) have a much better handle on storytelling than the movie teams.
I wrote in one of the Mandalorian threads in TVtalk that on second viewing of the show where I was able to binge multiple episodes at once, I thought it played A LOT better than watching each episode on a weekly basis. With that said, I still think the storytelling, was one of the weaker aspects of the series. Itís a fun show, and one of the better things Disney has produced in recent years but the stories are pretty generic/recycled of stories weíve seen a hundred times before.

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re: Lando Calrissian Star Wars Event Series (Disney+)

I guess I read that differently ... as much as I would actually love a Glover/Lando series, I read that as a appearance not a show.
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Originally Posted by milo bloom

The Mandalorian has shown that the TV people (Favreau, Filoni, et al) have a much better handle on storytelling than the movie teams.
I don't get it as I'm in the minority on this one. I think 'The Mandalorian' is so overrated as there is no storytelling, IMO. It's as basic as basic can get for the plot and I think that's why so many fans loved it (I know that was one of the reasons the Red Letter Media guys liked it). I watched it in the spring so I went in with high expectations because so many people I know loved it (who also hated everything from Disney SW), so I kept waiting for something great to happen. Don't get me wrong, as it's not a bad show as I enjoyed the 8 episodes. But I think the storytelling is the weakest part of the TV show, IMO. But I'm in the minority as I'm sure I'll get blasted here.
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re: Lando Calrissian Star Wars Event Series (Disney+)

No legitimate source is reporting this story. So I would treat this as a rumor.
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re: Lando Calrissian Star Wars Event Series (Disney+)

I’ll be watching this when it airs in 5 years.

As long as that guy form the Solo movie isn’t back as Han I’m okay with this.
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re: Lando Calrissian Star Wars Event Series (Disney+)

Originally Posted by milo bloom
Did you watch the Solo movie? Even the haters agree that Glover nailed the part of Lando.

Same as the JJ Trek films, even the people that didn't like them think that Karl Urban's McCoy was the showstealer.

The Mandalorian has shown that the TV people (Favreau, Filoni, et al) have a much better handle on storytelling than the movie teams.
Agreed.

They just need Chewie and Alden and off we go.

Screw the films.

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