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Red Menace

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Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said filming of the next installment in the popular sci-fi franchise has already begun, but he added casting has been the greatest difficulty in getting the latest Star Wars launched

The new Star Wars movie is already being filmed and most of the cast for the latest installment—Episode VII—has already been chosen, said Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn.

Horn, whose studio is producing the film, said of the cast for the upcoming Star Wars movie, due in 2015, “We have a lot of them… We’re just not completely done yet,” The Hollywood Reporter reports. Horn added casting has been the greatest difficulty in getting the latest Star Wars launched.

Speculation has surrounded casting for the movie for some time, with rumors flying that Adam Driver of HBO’s Girls will play the villain in the new Star Wars installment and reports of talks with Lupita Nyong’o, who starred in 12 Years a Slave, as a female lead.

But in response to further questions about the cast, Horn adopted a Yoda voice. “Patience, you must have,” he said.

The screenplay for the film has been completed, and was written by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan following an early draft by Michael Arndt.

Horn said the film will be released in December 2015.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...ar-wars-693950

Help us, Obi-wan Kenobi, you're our only hope. Although Kasdan was involved, so maybe.


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#2 4 years ago

[COLOR=Blue]Being the Star Wars fanatic that I am, I wish I could say I am looking forward to this....but.... [/COLOR] [COLOR=Blue][COLOR=Blue]#1: Star Wars is owned by Disney. [/COLOR]#2: J.J. Abrams [/COLOR][COLOR=Blue]#3: J.J. Abrams[/COLOR] [COLOR=Blue]#4: J.J. Abrams #5: Did I mention J.J. Abrams? :cort: [/COLOR]


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#3 4 years ago

I'll save my panic for when they announce that George Lucas is an executive producer.


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#4 4 years ago

Princess Leia?

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#5 4 years ago
Lindale;5733554[COLOR=Blue]Being the Star Wars fanatic that I am, I wish I could say I am looking forward to this....but.... [/COLOR] [COLOR=Blue][COLOR=Blue]#1: Star Wars is owned by Disney. [/COLOR]#2: J.J. Abrams [/COLOR][COLOR=Blue]#3: J.J. Abrams[/COLOR] [COLOR=Blue]#4: J.J. Abrams #5: Did I mention J.J. Abrams? :cort: [/COLOR]

That's unbelievably pessimistic. John Williams is again doing the score. There will be real sets and real locations and not a ridiculous amount of CGI like in the prequel trilogy. The cast will be a cast of unknowns (apart from the three original actors, Hamill, Fisher and Ford) which worked great for Episode IV when it was released. Also, Chewbacca.

It's shaping up to be amazing. I have full faith in Abrams not to screw it up.

I will say that the only thing I really dislike is the fact that all the lore that was written to take place after Episode VI is now going completely out the window. Which is a real shame, because the Expanded Universe is amazing.




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#6 4 years ago
Totes;5733690 I will say that the only thing I really dislike is the fact that all the lore that was written to take place after Episode VI is now going completely out the window. Which is a real shame, because the Expanded Universe is amazing.

If Abrams is involved we can probably expect lore and canon to be utterly destroyed. But that is part of his process and may just be what Star Wars needs.

As scathing as people are about the new Trek movies - they are much better than the last few Next Generation movies which almost killed the franchise. I guess it is a good idea to expect something similar in this case - it won't necessarily be Star Wars but something like it adapated to what your average movie-goer likes to watch nowadays. And it can't really get much worse than episode 1-3 anyway. There will also be lots of nostalgia moments for fans of episode IV-VI. And lens flare effects.

I'm looking forward to the new score by Williams. That alone is worth paying the cinema tickets for.




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#7 4 years ago
MrFancypants;5733771If Abrams is involved we can probably expect lore and canon to be utterly destroyed. But that is part of his process and may just be what Star Wars needs.

This might actually be a good thing. The majority of lore/canon taking place after RotJ is utter garbage and very bland. Many of the writers who worked on the expanded universe rehashed characters, and in many cases even brought back ones who were thought to be dead (Boba Fett, Darth Sidious).

I'm all in favour of wiping the post-RotJ lore away forever if it means bringing something more original and enjoyable to the fans.




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#8 4 years ago

I dunno, Dark Forces was pretty cool.


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MrFancypants;5733771If Abrams is involved we can probably expect lore and canon to be utterly destroyed. But that is part of his process and may just be what Star Wars needs.[/QUOTE]To be fair, he is an admitted Star Wars fan. So he might be more protective of the source material than the Star Trek movies, which he wasn't as nerd-vested in.

[QUOTE=Schofield;5733927]This might actually be a good thing. The majority of lore/canon taking place after RotJ is utter garbage and very bland. Many of the writers who worked on the expanded universe rehashed characters, and in many cases even brought back ones who were thought to be dead (Boba Fett, Darth Sidious).

I have to agree, for the most part. Some if it was good but most of it is just the same shit over and over. Republic, Empire, Republic, Empire, Yuuuuuuuuuuuzhan Vong, Republic, Empire... and a lot of that doesn't even flow properly already.


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#10 4 years ago

Schofield;5733927This might actually be a good thing. The majority of lore/canon taking place after RotJ is utter garbage and very bland. Many of the writers who worked on the expanded universe rehashed characters, and in many cases even brought back ones who were thought to be dead (Boba Fett, Darth Sidious).

I'm all in favour of wiping the post-RotJ lore away forever if it means bringing something more original and enjoyable to the fans.

It's not just the post-RotJ lore that they've wiped. It's the entire Expanded Universe. Most telling is that they've retconned Korriban, the Sith temple-world. Of course, for better or worse, I suppose this means they've done away with Darth Bane and the whole "rule of two", so there might be more than one Sith.

That is unless they opt for some sort of trope filled ancient enemy.

(Also, activity!)




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