Star Wars Anthology Series

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  1. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    I've been jerked around too much now.
    I'm waiting for the leaked Bob Iger shareholders conference call.
    You can take those to the bank better than even a Kathleen Kennedy confirmation.
  2. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    Spaceturkey you can't spell hatred without "red hat"

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    because a plot synopsis of "desert dwelling pseudo religious figure watching young boy mature into manhood" seemed risky?
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  4. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    Breaking:

    The box-office crotch kick to Solo has caused Lucasfilm to put all further "____A Star Wars Story", movies "on hiatus".

    The Obi-Wan movie has been shut down, and the Boba-Fett movie wasn't in active development yet, so that's just poofed away.

    Looks like they're going right from Episode 9 to the Rian Johnson trilogy.
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  5. Diacanu

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    Aw, fuck. I had high hopes for an "Obi-Wan" film.

    Hopefully, they'll do some re-tooling and it will be back on the agenda.

    They shouldn't give up on the "Story" films; after all, Rogue One did over a billion dollars in box office.
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    MOTHER FUCKER

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  8. El Chup

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    That’s so pathetic. The fans said right form the word go that they were apathetic about a Han Solo movie, especially one without Ford and so now they halt the very movie that almost every fan wanted to see? Fucking tools.

    I wasn’t anti Kathy Kennedy up until now, but you simply can’t ignore all the director cock ups, the lack of planning for the sequel trilogy and now this farce. She needs to go. And I say that as someone who liked Last Jedi.
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  9. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    Yep, this is last straw territory for me too.
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  10. Federal Farmer

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    Whelp, I’m done.
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    Yet on the other hand, fans have been begging for an Obiwan movie. Should’ve gone with that instead of Solo.
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  12. Zombie

    Zombie dead and loving it

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    Halting the movie is a good thing though.

    If you're now anti-Kathy than you don't want her anywhere near the Obi Wan Kenobi movie.

    So hopefully she's pushed out and someone new comes in and fixes things.
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  13. RickDeckard

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    It's always disappointing to see decisions so obviously driven by crass commercial considerations. But nor do I want to be spammed with Star Wars movies every six months.
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  14. Ebeneezer Goode

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    Chucking the baby out with the bathwater. I've not bothered seeing Solo yet, first one of the new SW films I've not been itching to see, even though I like the idea of a Han Solo movie.

    The biggest problem for me is that Disney don't seem to realise that you can't have an 'event' movie every 6 months with SW, Marvel can because they've got a deep historical character roster that SW simply doesn't have and even then they're happy for non-event ones in-between.

    You want to make a SW movie an 'event'? Fine, release one every other Christmas like a big old present to the fans and plan it out. Drip feed fans information and watch as they queue to get in, and sit there agog as the music blares out.

    Every 6 months? Eventually it's just another movie jostling for ticket sales, which is what's happened here.

    There's also the fear of doing something new - not exactly helped by the SW fandom there - they knew what they were getting with Lord and Miller, if they didn't want that, don't pick them!

    TFA and TLJ also showed a lot of the fans pretty much want the OT again, but just different enough to pretend otherwise. TFA was a little too samey, TLJ was scarily different, so I guess a lot of the fandom and Disney are banking on the next one being a Goldilocks moment.

    Personally I think they'd be better looking at TV series for a lot of the anthology series'. They're getting more cinematic and able to tell a tale on a much bigger canvas, and I think a young Han Solo series would do well - one of the things I've heard about Solo is that it looks like a box-ticking exercise, which is precisely why something serialized works better as you don't have to shoehorn it all inside 90-120 minutes.
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  15. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    I do.
    :shrug:

    That's about the pace the 90's novels came out, and it didn't "ruin", Star Wars for me.
    :shrug:
  16. El Chup

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    Yes, but with respect you're super into genre stuff. Not everybody is. For me, for instance, most of the genre stuff I follow flows out of childhood connections. It's why my interest in things like the MCU is pretty casual and "take it or leave it" in nature. Genre stuff makes up only about 10-15% of the movies I am interested in. I want variety and an onslaught of the same thing over and over becomes repetitious and lacking in interest, plus it takes away from how special the original thing was.

    I mean, one of my favourite genres is gangster movies, but I can tell you I'd be utterly horrified if they were rolling out new Godfather instalments every year or we were up to Goodfellas episode 12.
  17. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    Not if they were all good. :shrug:
    May seem like an impossible task to make 12 good Goodfellas, but Marvel has 18 good movies.
    I've said this before, "fatigue", of good movies is a dumb premise.
    People only get fatigued if the movies are bad.
    Well, rational people.
    Getting fatigued of good movies is a spoiled brat behavior.
    I'm sure it happens.
  18. Ebeneezer Goode

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    Novels are a lot different, they convey information differently and you've a lot more latitude with them.

    You could write a SW version of the Trek novel "How Much for Just the Planet?" No one is, however, going to sink millions into a film that involves Imperial Stormtroopers singing "Don't Cry For Me Corellia" and "Springtime for Palpatine", no matter how glorious that would be.

    So you get some safe movies every six months. Marvel has a formula, and that formula - good as it is - only works because of the roster. If SW tried it, the similarities would not only become glaring obvious, but the failings would become unforgivable.
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    I think Marvel is just a very unique franchise that’s been able to avoid fatigue by digging deep into their roster of B-characters and making each movie different enough to feel like you aren’t watching the same thing over and over.

    Some movies are comedic, some are dead serious, some are based on real world technology and politics while others are fantastical and deal with other realms/galaxies. And then you have the Avengers tent pole movies which tie everything together. What other franchise has done anything like that before or since?

    As for Star Wars... I’ll go watch episode 9 to see how they end this story although my interest has waned considerably with how 8 ended. Obi Wan could be interesting if Ewan returns... but I’m also ok with them just leaving his backstory a mystery. I didn’t need Han’s backstory and I don’t need Ben/Yoda/Boba Fett/Jabba/Lobot/IG88/etc. backstories.

    Have zero interest in anything from Rian Johnson. This guy just seems like a giant douche who enjoys pissing off people for no good reason. Fuck him and his trilogy.
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    Well said. I’m really surprised they’re still going ahead with the Arian Johnson trilogy.
  21. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    Regardless of what you think of TLJ, or Rian Johnson, it's clear when you watch the behind the scenes documentary, he loves Star Wars as much as we do, he knows his shit details wise like a true fanboy (better than I do, and I know some shit), and he cares about the universe and the characters in it.
    You couldn't say that about Berman and Braga.
    Probably can't say it about Alex Kurtzman.
    I want to see Johnson's trilogy, because with his own characters, you won't have any of this "Luke wouldn't do that!", shit.
    Plus, if you don't like his directing, he's only going to do the first one, then hire two other directors to finish the other two.
    I'm fine with his trilogy being next.
    I would think even TLJ bashers would be interested.
    :shrug:
  22. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    ...although, I am pissed the Obi-Wan movie is dead, and having 2 anthology movies instead of 3 is gonna look lopsided in the collection forever. :brood:
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  23. The Night Funky

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    No worse than the folks who've got the DVDs of all the movies except the OT (opting for the unCrayolaed version refuses to release on DVD).
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    Ok, I absolutely want 'Springtime for Palpatine' now.
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  25. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    The Old Republic such a mess
    O what a sad, sad story!
    Needed a strong Chancellor
    To restore its former glory
    Where O where was he?
    Where could that man be?
    Then from Naboo,
    Came you-know-who,
    The man for you and me...

    ...and...now...it's...

    Springtime for Sith Lords and villainy,
    Forget those Separatist plans,
    Systems will fall in line again,
    We've got a big surprise for them.

    Springtime for Sith Lords and villainy,
    Remember, surrender's your chance,
    Springtime for Empire and tyranny,
    C'mon, troopers, go into your dance!


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  26. K.

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    I was born on Dagobah and that is why they call me Jar?
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  27. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    I thought of:
    "I was born on Mandalore, these aren't the droids I'm looking for."

    "Join the Empire, don't be dumb, find and kill the rebel scum!"
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  28. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    There's a rumor that they might still make the Obi-Wan movie, and put it on the streaming service.
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    TheBurgerKing The Monarch of Flavor

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    Now that the christmas special is canon, im sure a Blu-ray shall be released in due time.
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    They did release the original cinema versions on DVD as part of a package with the 2004 versions a few years back, I've got ANH and ESB in storage somewhere.

    I'd like them on blu-ray or 4k though.