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Title: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on May 22, 2016, 07:19:34 AM
IMDB already has a page for it..
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2527338/
Might as well start a thread for it 8)
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: goflyblind on May 22, 2016, 07:42:02 AM
yaddle goes on a rampage after finding out yoda's dead. it's reveal that snoke and rey are both jar-jar's children. the only character that's still alive at the end is lumpy.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on May 25, 2016, 02:31:18 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/dTfKB7q.jpg)
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Kete on May 25, 2016, 11:00:01 AM
Have they planned anything after Episode IX for the main timeline?
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on May 25, 2016, 11:04:06 AM
Have they planned anything after Episode IX for the main timeline?
Not really..
http://screenrant.com/star-wars-episode-9-ending/
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Kete on May 25, 2016, 11:13:37 AM
With the rumored title of Episode VIII (The Fall of the Resistance), and the possibility of Episodes X-XII and beyond, it would make sense if they did away with the whole Empire vs Rebels thing.  I think that would get stale pretty quickly (if not already).  I couldn't imagine 5 more movies of the empire does something, and the rebels must stop it.

But I certainly don't know what form something new would take.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: The Lurker on May 25, 2016, 11:16:11 AM
Would be interesting if they did one that focused on the criminal underworld.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Kete on May 25, 2016, 11:17:13 AM
Would be interesting if they did one that focused on the criminal underworld.

For one of the spin-offs, yes, but I'm wondering about the main story-line.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on April 01, 2017, 01:09:27 PM
'Star Wars Episode IX' Release Date Confirmed For February 29th, 2019
http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2017/04/exclusive-star-wars-episode-ix-release.html
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Scrivener on April 01, 2017, 01:47:06 PM
'Star Wars Episode IX' Release Date Confirmed For February 29th, 2019
http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2017/04/exclusive-star-wars-episode-ix-release.html

If they had put the release date in 2020, they would have convinced more people, even on this day. (And even though 2/29/20 is a Saturday.  And even though nobody releases a tentpole movie in late February.)
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RoninFox on April 01, 2017, 02:10:40 PM
Seems like someone saw WWEs release of "Southpaw Regional Wrestling" and went for the same punchline.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on April 08, 2017, 01:15:08 AM
Well that's gonna be weird.. :o
http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2017/04/carrie-fishers-brother-says-leia-will.html
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on April 09, 2017, 08:37:43 PM
Big question on my mind... HOW?! I mean outside of CGI, and I would think the Star Wars community in general would have a big problem with that.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: BathTub on April 10, 2017, 01:01:17 AM
they ruled out cgi earlier, so it's just going to be old footage.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Kete on April 10, 2017, 08:52:40 AM
Big question on my mind... HOW?! I mean outside of CGI, and I would think the Star Wars community in general would have a big problem with that.

If her estate signs off on it, I don't think there would be a big problem.  I think it would be a much worse crime for them to kill her off off-screen or to make her quietly go away.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: goflyblind on April 10, 2017, 09:00:40 AM
Big question on my mind... HOW?! I mean outside of CGI, and I would think the Star Wars community in general would have a big problem with that.

If her estate signs off on it, I don't think there would be a big problem.  I think it would be a much worse crime for them to kill her off off-screen or to make her quietly go away.

(http://i.imgur.com/XMVbiEt.gif)
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Pak-Man on April 10, 2017, 09:40:22 AM
They should just splice in footage from the Star Wars Holiday Special. Who's gonna know?
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on April 14, 2017, 04:51:11 PM
 ???
http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2017/04/kennedy-carrie-fisher-not-in-episode-ix.html
 :'(
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Kete on April 15, 2017, 08:00:08 AM
I wonder if they will Alderaan her.  It's what Jimmy Smits would have wanted.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Henry88 on April 19, 2017, 05:47:46 PM
i am still hoping for Kylo to fall into a Giant Chasm like his dad did.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on April 25, 2017, 02:21:25 PM
http://www.yodasnews.com/star-wars-episode-ix-gets-release-date/
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Pak-Man on April 25, 2017, 02:52:08 PM
Ooh. And Indy 5 confirmed for 2020. Hope Harrison Ford has another 3 years left in him. Not sure why, (he's not QUITE that old) but there's a feeling I get when I see him that we won't have him for much longer.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on April 25, 2017, 03:04:56 PM
Ooh. And Indy 5 confirmed for 2020. Hope Harrison Ford has another 3 years left in him. Not sure why, (he's not QUITE that old) but there's a feeling I get when I see him that we won't have him for much longer.
Yeah and After the sudden death of Carrie Fischer, they better hurry up :scared:
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Darth Geek on April 25, 2017, 03:35:38 PM
Ooh. And Indy 5 confirmed for 2020.
Ugh, NO! Just, no. Indiana Jones is a character that lives such a rough and tumble lifestyle that he SHOULDN'T live to a ripe old age. He was already complaining about the mileage in the first movie. The only way he could live to be an old man is if he gave up adventuring and stayed as just a teacher until he retired. And the idea of him giving up is just depressing.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: BathTub on April 25, 2017, 09:03:21 PM
Ooh. And Indy 5 confirmed for 2020. Hope Harrison Ford has another 3 years left in him. Not sure why, (he's not QUITE that old) but there's a feeling I get when I see him that we won't have him for much longer.

Just have to keep him out of the pilots chair.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on April 26, 2017, 08:19:57 PM
If her estate signs off on it, I don't think there would be a big problem.  I think it would be a much worse crime for them to kill her off off-screen or to make her quietly go away.
Still... I dunno about that.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on June 07, 2017, 01:21:20 PM
http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2017/06/colin-trevorrow-promises-emotionally.html
 :o
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Imrahil on June 07, 2017, 08:10:02 PM
http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2017/06/colin-trevorrow-promises-emotionally.html
 :o

Stabbing JJ abrams through the heart and letting him fall into a chasm? Can I dream?
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Darth Geek on June 08, 2017, 06:33:45 AM
http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2017/06/colin-trevorrow-promises-emotionally.html
 :o

Stabbing JJ abrams through the heart and letting him fall into a chasm? Can I dream?
JJ Abrams gets blinded by one of his own lens flares and wanders into a Sarlacc pit.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on August 29, 2017, 09:31:04 AM
http://io9.gizmodo.com/star-wars-episode-ix-may-return-to-a-familiar-planet-1798514779
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: goflyblind on August 29, 2017, 06:26:49 PM
http://io9.gizmodo.com/star-wars-episode-ix-may-return-to-a-familiar-planet-1798514779

i was hoping we'd catch a ride back to naboo. :-\
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on August 30, 2017, 09:38:58 AM
\
i was hoping we'd catch a ride back to naboo. :-\
No you weren't.  :D
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on August 30, 2017, 09:42:35 AM
\
i was hoping we'd catch a ride back to naboo. :-\
No you weren't.  :D
Alderaan ??? ... Oh wait :-X
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on August 30, 2017, 10:54:53 AM
\
i was hoping we'd catch a ride back to naboo. :-\
No you weren't.  :D
Alderaan ??? ... Oh wait :-X
Not another asteroid field.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on September 05, 2017, 05:15:32 PM
http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2017/09/breaking-colin-trevorrow-out-as-episode.html
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Kete on September 05, 2017, 06:03:58 PM
http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2017/09/breaking-colin-trevorrow-out-as-episode.html


I'm fine with that. Safety Not Guaranteed was great, but Jurassic World was lame. If that's an indication of how his big budget movies are, I think everyone will be better off.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on September 05, 2017, 06:10:13 PM
I said on FB I'd love for Spielberg to direct this installment, that is if he's up for it.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Henry88 on September 05, 2017, 06:22:21 PM
you know at this point who would what to be a director of a star wars movie.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on September 05, 2017, 06:44:42 PM
http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2017/09/rumor-rian-johnson-is-frontrunner-to.html
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on September 05, 2017, 08:17:45 PM
http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2017/09/rumor-rian-johnson-is-frontrunner-to.html
Yeah I was thinking they would probably ask him to come back especially if The Last Jedi turns out to be as good as it looks thus far.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on September 09, 2017, 04:04:55 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/5XoX08oh8qU
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Henry88 on September 09, 2017, 08:31:19 AM
http://www.vulture.com/2017/09/star-wars-episode-8-colin-trevorrow-firing-explanation.html

Quote
“There’s one gatekeeper when it comes to Star Wars and it’s Kathleen Kennedy,” says a veteran movie producer, who has worked with the studio chief. “If you rub Kathleen Kennedy the wrong way — in any way — you’re out. You’re done. A lot of these young, new directors want to come in and say, ‘I want to do this. I want to do that.’ A lot of these guys — Lord and Miller, Colin Trevorrow — got very rich, very fast and believed a lot of their own hype. And they don’t want to play by the rules. They want to do "OH GODZILLA! WHAT TERRIBLE LANGUAGE!" differently. And Kathleen Kennedy isn’t going to "OH GODZILLA! WHAT TERRIBLE LANGUAGE!" around with that.

and again i am asking,who in there right mind would want to be a director of a star wars movie.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Darth Geek on September 09, 2017, 09:26:40 AM
http://www.vulture.com/2017/09/star-wars-episode-8-colin-trevorrow-firing-explanation.html

Quote
“There’s one gatekeeper when it comes to Star Wars and it’s Kathleen Kennedy,” says a veteran movie producer, who has worked with the studio chief. “If you rub Kathleen Kennedy the wrong way — in any way — you’re out. You’re done. A lot of these young, new directors want to come in and say, ‘I want to do this. I want to do that.’ A lot of these guys — Lord and Miller, Colin Trevorrow — got very rich, very fast and believed a lot of their own hype. And they don’t want to play by the rules. They want to do "OH GODZILLA! WHAT TERRIBLE LANGUAGE!" differently. And Kathleen Kennedy isn’t going to "OH GODZILLA! WHAT TERRIBLE LANGUAGE!" around with that.

and again i am asking,who in there right mind would want to be a director of a star wars movie.

WTF is the "Oh Godzilla" quote have to do with anything? Is that an actual line somebody wanted to put in a Star Wars movie? Because if so, yeah it was a terrible idea.
What I'm also wondering is if a woman is that high up as a producer for these movies, why haven't we even heard of them looking for a woman director yet? Patty Jenkins, maybe? Kathryn Bigelow?
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Henry88 on September 09, 2017, 09:28:11 AM
http://www.vulture.com/2017/09/star-wars-episode-8-colin-trevorrow-firing-explanation.html

Quote
“There’s one gatekeeper when it comes to Star Wars and it’s Kathleen Kennedy,” says a veteran movie producer, who has worked with the studio chief. “If you rub Kathleen Kennedy the wrong way — in any way — you’re out. You’re done. A lot of these young, new directors want to come in and say, ‘I want to do this. I want to do that.’ A lot of these guys — Lord and Miller, Colin Trevorrow — got very rich, very fast and believed a lot of their own hype. And they don’t want to play by the rules. They want to do "OH GODZILLA! WHAT TERRIBLE LANGUAGE!" differently. And Kathleen Kennedy isn’t going to "OH GODZILLA! WHAT TERRIBLE LANGUAGE!" around with that.

and again i am asking,who in there right mind would want to be a director of a star wars movie.

WTF is the "Oh Godzilla" quote have to do with anything? Is that an actual line somebody wanted to put in a Star Wars movie? Because if so, yeah it was a terrible idea.
What I'm also wondering is if a woman is that high up as a producer for these movies, why haven't we even heard of them looking for a woman director yet? Patty Jenkins, maybe? Kathryn Bigelow?

copy and paste from an other forum that had and odd word filter.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on September 12, 2017, 08:23:48 AM
JJ Abrams?? :o
https://www.newsarama.com/36345-star-wars-episode-ix-j-j-abrams.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Kete on September 12, 2017, 09:21:29 AM
JJ Abrams?? :o
https://www.newsarama.com/36345-star-wars-episode-ix-j-j-abrams.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social

JJ Abrams?!?!  THAT IS SO....boring.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Darth Geek on September 12, 2017, 10:01:13 AM
JJ Abrams?? :o
https://www.newsarama.com/36345-star-wars-episode-ix-j-j-abrams.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social

JJ Abrams?!?!  THAT IS SO....boring.
It's a safe decision, Disney is clearly being very cautious. I'd rather a more interesting choice, like Guillermo DelToro.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on September 12, 2017, 10:53:39 AM
I would have picked Christopher Nolan myself but JJ Abrams will do just nicely.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Kete on September 12, 2017, 12:18:37 PM
At this point, it probably doesn't matter who they go with, as long as they have a minimum amount of skill.  I doubt any artistic vision will make from the director into the finished product.  It's too bad.  One of the reasons I was excited about the spinoffs was the chance to see this world through someone else's eyes.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Darth Geek on September 12, 2017, 01:00:50 PM
At this point, it probably doesn't matter who they go with, as long as they have a minimum amount of skill.  I doubt any artistic vision will make from the director into the finished product.  It's too bad.  One of the reasons I was excited about the spinoffs was the chance to see this world through someone else's eyes.
I agree. It's also too bad because when Episode IX is released we'll have 11 Star Wars movies total, and allowing some artistic vision would prevent the franchise from becoming stale.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Imrahil on September 12, 2017, 01:40:20 PM
He's also writing it.  AKA, 15 death stars and the plot of ROTJ, here we come.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on September 12, 2017, 02:05:06 PM
He's also writing it.  AKA, 15 death stars and the plot of ROTJ, here we come.
:D :D I was just think that as well!
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on September 12, 2017, 02:29:20 PM
Sigh... some of you, always assuming the worst.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on September 12, 2017, 02:37:09 PM
Release date pushed back 7 months now.. :o
https://www.newsarama.com/36357-star-wars-episode-ix-pushed-back-after-abrams-hiring.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on September 12, 2017, 02:55:53 PM
I was always expecting a December 2019 release date anyways.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: goflyblind on September 12, 2017, 06:08:07 PM
I would have picked Christopher Nolan myself but JJ Abrams will do just nicely.

are you sure ab--BWAAAAAAAAA!
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on September 12, 2017, 06:51:14 PM
I wouldn't defend JJ to the bitter, bitter end unless I honestly believed in the deepest part of my soul that he could deliver something that is at the very least... good.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Kete on September 12, 2017, 10:42:09 PM
Yeah, I think it will be good, but probably not groundbreaking.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Darth Geek on September 13, 2017, 08:27:04 AM
Yeah, I think it will be good, but probably not groundbreaking.
Exactly. Which in this series, after 9 films of a lot of repetition, going out with something great is important.

Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on September 15, 2017, 11:45:43 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/3Y1wSrg.jpg)
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on September 15, 2017, 12:15:08 PM
And then were suddenly silenced when they realized that he's actually a good director.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Darth Geek on September 15, 2017, 04:40:18 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/3Y1wSrg.jpg)
Oh for fuck's sake, he's not Michael Bay!
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: goflyblind on September 15, 2017, 06:06:07 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/3Y1wSrg.jpg)
Oh for fuck's sake, he's not Michael Bay!

i'm sure it'll be j-LENS FLARE-fine.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Pak-Man on September 15, 2017, 08:07:21 PM
Did we all decide we don't like Episode 7, now? Because I did not get that memo.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Imrahil on September 15, 2017, 09:04:21 PM
I did. It's a piece of shit.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on September 16, 2017, 12:31:41 AM
I am well aware of your feelings Im.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Imrahil on September 16, 2017, 04:49:50 PM
I am well aware of your feelings Im.

Well fuck.

*deletes rant on p. 253*
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on September 18, 2017, 01:54:42 PM
Well others concur.. :o
http://comicbookl.com/star-wars-fans-start-petition-to-fire-j-j-abrams/
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on September 18, 2017, 11:34:32 PM
Yes because The Force Awakens was SUCH a disaster because it... oh wait, it has a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes! I'm pretty sure because of that Disney thought he could do another Star Wars film.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Kete on September 19, 2017, 05:58:56 AM
Yes, many people liked the Force Awakens, but if we get another movie just like the Force Awakens, that would suck. It's weird, but a big party of my enjoyment of TFA was, "this one was a rehash of old stuff and it was a safe choice to go with JJ, but the next ones are going to blow your mind with interesting directors. They just had to course correct with TFA after the prequels. Now we're in for some crazy stuff!"
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Pak-Man on September 19, 2017, 07:43:13 AM
I'm sure Abrams is aware he'll need to end things with a bang. He'll have to pick up from whatever The Last Jedi brings to the table, so he'll already be in new territory. Love him or hate him, he's not someone who likes to repeat himself. Cloverfield and 9 Cloverfield Lane are 2 very different movies, Star Trek was very different than Star Trek Beyond. We could still be in for some crazy stuff.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Darth Geek on September 19, 2017, 12:00:10 PM
I'm sure Disney was a large part of why Force Awakens was so similar. Because they were so nervous about making sure the franchise was popular and it got the bad taste of the prequels out of our mouths. So it'll be more up to them how different they allow it to be, than JJ Abrams.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Retro Muppet Pastor on September 19, 2017, 12:49:46 PM
Isn't the quality of the story largely dependent on the screenwriting?  The director and the actors just breathe life into words.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Kete on September 19, 2017, 01:23:37 PM
Isn't the quality of the story largely dependent on the screenwriting?  The director and the actors just breathe life into words.

They are all important pieces that make up the whole.  Screenwriting is one of the ingredients, but the director is the chef.  Or maybe the screenwriting is the recipe, and the director is the oven?  The producers are the tomatoes.....I don't know.  I'm hungry.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Variety of Cells on September 19, 2017, 01:53:50 PM
Isn't the quality of the story largely dependent on the screenwriting?  The director and the actors just breathe life into words.

The quality of the plot and the dialogue is. The tone is largely up to the director. 

I'm curious IM, would you have preferred Trevorrow?
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Darth Geek on September 19, 2017, 06:23:25 PM
Isn't the quality of the story largely dependent on the screenwriting?  The director and the actors just breathe life into words.

They are all important pieces that make up the whole.  Screenwriting is one of the ingredients, but the director is the chef.  Or maybe the screenwriting is the recipe, and the director is the oven?  The producers are the tomatoes.....I don't know.  I'm hungry.
The director as chef is a pretty good analogy. The script is the recipe. And the rest like actors and effects are the ingredients. Any one of those things could be bad and regardless of the qualities of the other two the end result would be bad.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on September 19, 2017, 09:11:00 PM
But sometimes a really good cook can make something really good out of bad ingredients.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Darth Geek on September 20, 2017, 08:50:55 AM
But sometimes a really good cook can make something really good out of bad ingredients.
Yes, but that something is not what was intended per the recipe. So he's not really following the recipe either.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Imrahil on September 21, 2017, 12:06:39 AM
Isn't the quality of the story largely dependent on the screenwriting?  The director and the actors just breathe life into words.

He's writing it as well.

Don't know anything about Trevorrow, but I'd prefer pretty much anyone to JJ.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Retro Muppet Pastor on September 21, 2017, 05:04:08 AM
Isn't the quality of the story largely dependent on the screenwriting?  The director and the actors just breathe life into words.

He's writing it as well.

Don't know anything about Trevorrow, but I'd prefer pretty much anyone to JJ.

Oh.  That definitely changes things.

I kind of hate J.J. Abrams for indirectly making the television adaptation of Under the Dome so terrible.  Abrams rose to prominence by creating the hugely successful series Lost.  CBS purchased the rights to adapt Stephen King's Under the Dome, then promptly turned it into a meandering, terrible knockoff of Lost.  Abrams was not involved in Under the Dome, but he did make CBS desperately want their own version of Lost.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on September 21, 2017, 09:59:42 AM
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/star-wars-director-drama-how-jj-abrams-jilted-paramount-episode-ix-1041357
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on September 21, 2017, 10:22:14 AM
Paramount gave us all the Transformers sequels. They think I'll be giving them any sympathy???? As Edna Krabappel would say... "HA!". 
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Kete on September 21, 2017, 10:35:51 AM
Paramount gave us all the Transformers sequels. They think I'll be giving them any sympathy???? As Edna Krabappel would say... "HA!". 

I just realized that her name is basically "Crab Apple"
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 21, 2017, 10:44:59 AM
Paramount gave us all the Transformers sequels. They think I'll be giving them any sympathy???? As Edna Krabappel would say... "HA!". 

I just realized that her name is basically "Crab Apple"

(https://frinkiac.com/meme/S08E19/802767.jpg?b64lines=SSdWRSBCRUVOCkNBTExJTkcgSEVSICJDUkFOREFMTC4iCg==)
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on September 21, 2017, 10:55:41 AM
It doesn't really bother me all that much that I somehow turned this from a Star Wars into a Simpsons thread.  ;D
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Retro Muppet Pastor on September 21, 2017, 11:32:53 AM


https://www.youtube.com/v/DXGZxPcd0Xg
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on September 21, 2017, 06:13:05 PM
I also seem to remember a cover of the old magazine "Star Wars Insider" where on the cover Bart was dressed as Luke and Homer looked like Darth Vader and they were fighting with lightsabers. God that was ages ago. Also I seem to remember a short animated skit were Bart was a pilot in the X-wing.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Henry88 on December 20, 2017, 10:45:40 AM
Alright JJ how are you going to pick up from ep 8, as we saw no ghost han i want ghost luke and snoke .
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on December 20, 2017, 11:19:01 AM
I'm sure it'll probably be something that feels and looks a lot like classic star wars and I'm sure a lot of fans will again complain about that but they'll get over it.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Henry88 on January 23, 2018, 07:33:28 PM
i still hope that there is a nice big chasm for kylo ren to fall into in ep 9
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on January 23, 2018, 08:23:49 PM
i still hope that there is a nice big chasm for kylo ren to fall into in ep 9
Seeing as how both Kylo Ren and Rey were almost swallowed by a chasm in TFA that would be quite ironic.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Kete on January 24, 2018, 08:39:21 AM
This movie is such a failure. It has made $0 at the box office.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on January 24, 2018, 09:01:20 AM
This movie is such a failure. It has made $0 at the box office.
Yeah! To the Pit of Misery! DILLY-DILLY!!!
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Quirk on January 24, 2018, 09:26:27 AM
Now that TLJ opened JJ's dumb mystery box and showed everybody it was empty, will JJ try to use the mystery box again in the third act? Probably not, but I'm not sure he can write anything without that crutch.

I guess what I'd like to know is, did Rian undermine JJ's story, or was the hyping up and subsequent abandonment of classic Star Wars tropes planned to be this trilogy's point from the beginning?

Personally, I prefer Rian's direction, and I fear JJ may try to steer the whole thing back the other way.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: The Lurker on January 24, 2018, 09:32:52 AM
Considering JJ is still the Executive Producer and stuff still needs to go through Kathleen and the higher-ups, I think the first one is highly unlikely.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Darth Geek on January 24, 2018, 09:54:14 AM
Now that TLJ opened JJ's dumb mystery box and showed everybody it was empty, will JJ try to use the mystery box again in the third act? Probably not, but I'm not sure he can write anything without that crutch.

I guess what I'd like to know is, did Rian undermine JJ's story, or was the hyping up and subsequent abandonment of classic Star Wars tropes planned to be this trilogy's point from the beginning?

Personally, I prefer Rian's direction, and I fear JJ may try to steer the whole thing back the other way.
Based on everything we've seen, I don't think there is a clear overall direction to this trilogy.

I'm hoping JJ doesn't do any mystery box stuff for IX so that we at least get a definitive end to this trilogy. We all know they are going to continue to make Star Wars movies, we don't need dangling plot threads to entice us to go see them.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Kete on January 24, 2018, 09:57:00 AM
The mystery box always ends in public derision. It's not possible to open the box and have a satisfying conclusion. The whole point is the mystery. Once the mystery is gone, it's mundane. But that's the paradox...people demand that it be opened. Either they're pissed that the mystery isn't solved, or they're pissed that it didn't meet expectations. I think the only way out is to say that there never was a mystery.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on January 24, 2018, 02:24:04 PM
You know guys, Maz Kanata in TFA very clearly said that who Rey is waiting for is never coming back. So in my mind the mystery of Rey's parentage was already ended.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: BathTub on January 29, 2018, 11:32:08 AM
Based on everything we've seen, I don't think there is a clear overall direction to this trilogy.


Rian has flat out said as much.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: goflyblind on January 29, 2018, 05:19:39 PM
Based on everything we've seen, I don't think there is a clear overall direction to this trilogy.

Rian has flat out said as much.

(https://i.imgur.com/Z5tOSZB.gif)
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Henry88 on January 29, 2018, 07:29:12 PM
Based on everything we've seen, I don't think there is a clear overall direction to this trilogy.

Rian has flat out said as much.

(https://i.imgur.com/Z5tOSZB.gif)

and he has another whole other trilogy to play around with.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Darth Geek on January 30, 2018, 06:18:12 AM
Based on everything we've seen, I don't think there is a clear overall direction to this trilogy.

Rian has flat out said as much.

(https://i.imgur.com/Z5tOSZB.gif)

and he has another whole other trilogy to play around with.
If Rian Johnson is doing the entire trilogy instead of just one entry I think they will fit together better.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Henry88 on February 04, 2018, 10:37:32 AM
Andy Serkis Teases Snoke’s Possible Return in ‘Star Wars: Episode 9’
http://www.slashfilm.com/snoke-episode-9/

oh, I do hope so, just to troll people.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on February 04, 2018, 12:19:42 PM
If he does come back, that would be... interesting.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Darth Geek on February 04, 2018, 02:31:34 PM
I'm sure it'll be as a force ghost. I'd like to see a flashback so we learn why he was able to turn Kylo Ren away from Luke, but at this point I don't think we'll even get that.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Henry88 on February 04, 2018, 03:24:33 PM
Quote
I'm sure it'll be as a force ghost.

and considering how strong force ghosts are snoke will hopefully give quite a show and troll kylo ren.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on February 04, 2018, 07:41:01 PM
Don't think you can come back as a force ghost if you were of the Dark Side. Of course, in the EU canon some Dark Side force users were able to come back as ghosts.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: arutha1000 on March 14, 2018, 06:06:32 PM
I just watched some vids on youtube that point out that JJ Abrams did have an actual overall story to be followed in TLJ and Rian got permission from Kathleen Kennedy to ignore it all. I'd have to find reliable sources to verify this, but I also don't care. I'm a Star Wars nerd who has decided to never watch another SW film. That's how bad TLJ was to me.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Edward J Grug III on March 14, 2018, 06:33:59 PM
JJ Abrams never has a plan.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Henry88 on March 30, 2018, 03:31:56 AM
i wonder how this will turn out if true
New Rumor Says Meryl Streep Could Play Princess Leia In Star Wars: Episode IX
https://www.screengeek.net/2018/03/29/star-wars-episode-ix-rumor-meryl-streep-princess-leia/
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on March 30, 2018, 05:10:14 AM
I don't think I like it  :-\
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on March 30, 2018, 09:54:22 AM
Hey, it's better than replacing her with CGI.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on March 30, 2018, 10:32:53 AM
Hey, it's better than replacing her with CGI.
I guess but Carrie Fischer passed away..
Her character should just be written out as well :-\
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Henry88 on March 31, 2018, 01:27:51 AM
Screen Rant: (https://screenrant.com/star-wars-9-leia-meryl-streep-carrie-fisher/)
Nobody Is Replacing Carrie Fisher As Princess Leia In Star Wars 9[/quote]

that was put down fast.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: motoboy on April 02, 2018, 08:50:48 AM
Screen Rant: (https://screenrant.com/star-wars-9-leia-meryl-streep-carrie-fisher/)
Nobody Is Replacing Carrie Fisher As Princess Leia In Star Wars 9

that was put down fast.
[/quote]
They made a small mistake in that article: Fischer actually played the role in six films, not five.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on April 02, 2018, 05:13:46 PM
Yeah, but it's an easy mistake to make because she only had roughly 10 seconds of screen time in Rogue one. But now that I think about it... how do you even forget THAT?
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: motoboy on April 02, 2018, 06:11:51 PM
Yeah, but it's an easy mistake to make because she only had roughly 10 seconds of screen time in Rogue one. But now that I think about it... how do you even forget THAT?

I'm not talking about Rogue One...

I'm pretty much wholesomely harmlessly trolling...

Who's gonna bite?
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on April 08, 2018, 03:00:02 PM
Mark Hamill on possibly recasting Leia: Carrie Fisher is 'irreplaceable'
http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/mark-hamill-on-possibly-recasting-leia-carrie-fisher-is-irreplaceable?__source=Blastr_Vayner_syfy_Facebook&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=markhamillonpossiblyrecastingleia&utm_term=paid&utm_content=link_ad
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Imrahil on April 08, 2018, 03:49:10 PM
It would be a bad idea for episode 9. But they've recast Han Solo, so...*shrug*

It also seems clear to me now that we're inevitably going to get  reboots of the original trilogy.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Kete on April 08, 2018, 03:55:39 PM
It would be a bad idea for episode 9. But they've recast Han Solo, so...*shrug*

It also seems clear to me now that we're inevitably going to get  reboots of the original trilogy.

Geez Im, enough with this vitriol.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on April 08, 2018, 04:03:26 PM
It would be a bad idea for episode 9. But they've recast Han Solo, so...*shrug*

It also seems clear to me now that we're inevitably going to get  reboots of the original trilogy.

Geez Im, enough with this vitriol.
Now-now.. Sulfuric Acid has other purposes :-X
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Imrahil on April 08, 2018, 04:34:37 PM
It would be a bad idea for episode 9. But they've recast Han Solo, so...*shrug*

It also seems clear to me now that we're inevitably going to get  reboots of the original trilogy.

Geez Im, enough with this vitriol.

...vitriol? You being sarcastic?
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Kete on April 08, 2018, 05:04:10 PM
It would be a bad idea for episode 9. But they've recast Han Solo, so...*shrug*

It also seems clear to me now that we're inevitably going to get  reboots of the original trilogy.

Geez Im, enough with this vitriol.

...vitriol? You being sarcastic?
Yes :)
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Imrahil on April 08, 2018, 07:24:28 PM
OK. Yeah, resignation at this point. SOLO looks great though.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Henry88 on April 10, 2018, 11:26:02 PM
Mark Hamill Doesn't "Care Anymore" About Returning to the Star Wars Series
http://comicbook.com/starwars/2018/04/10/star-wars-mark-hamill-episode-ix-carrie-fisher/
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on April 11, 2018, 04:09:06 PM
I'd love to see Luke come back... maybe as a force ghost but maybe something more. It all comes down to JJ's script.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: goflyblind on April 11, 2018, 04:30:35 PM
i was under the impression that the long-term contract he had to sign said he'd be making these movies 'til the end of time with his yoda.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: kunedog on May 09, 2018, 12:34:44 AM
A possible plot has been leaked by a Reddit user, who is fairly credible because s/he also leaked Last Jedi plot details (well in advance) that were largely correct.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on May 09, 2018, 09:58:38 PM
I avoided spoilers for infinity war without any problem, so I will most definitely avoid all spoilers for this film like the plague.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Henry88 on May 10, 2018, 12:33:19 PM
after looking at it i wonder what kind of cool-aid the writers are drinking.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on May 10, 2018, 12:53:38 PM
Okay, now you see that at least for myself counts as a spoiler. If we want a spoilers thread for episode 9, maybe somebody should start that and post any potential spoilers there instead.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Henry88 on May 10, 2018, 01:00:55 PM
Okay, now you see that at least for myself counts as a spoiler.

how that the writers are probably out of the minds counts as a spoiler?
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Pak-Man on May 10, 2018, 01:08:37 PM
after looking at it i wonder what kind of cool-aid the writers are drinking.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on May 10, 2018, 01:09:53 PM
I meant no offense Henry, I just think that certain... opinions should be confined to threads that are explicitly for spoilers.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: kunedog on May 10, 2018, 08:52:11 PM
Okay, now you see that at least for myself counts as a spoiler.

how that the writers are probably out of the minds counts as a spoiler?

This example specifically is hard to argue as a spoiler (it's a strong opinion, but vague and it's about "the plot of Ep9," a big subject), but as a rule I agree with Russoguru that opinions about spoilers/leaks should generally be treated as spoilers.

I could imagine a situation where someone's read my past posts and thinks they can predict my preferences fairly well, and then I express a positive or negative opinion about an unknown important event in a film.  Depending on the film, that could tell the reader a lot about what happened in the movie.  At the very least, it could make them rule some events out (which could hurt their viewing experience even if they're wrong).

P.S. I know that the "spoiler-free review" would seem to fall under the definition of "opinions about spoilers," but IMO those are a special case where the reader has been told exactly what they're getting.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on May 28, 2018, 04:23:52 PM
Would be nice to see Lando in this :o
http://bestofcomicbooks.com/star-wars-9-lando-billy-dee-williams-return/
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on June 09, 2018, 05:02:41 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/VVpG1iC737c
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: kunedog on June 09, 2018, 12:44:21 PM
Cute, but the idea of vindictive filmmakers sacrificing the quality of the franchise by riddling a film with petty insults--just to spitefully "get back" at the fanbase who rejected their work--hits a little too close to home.

On a totally unrelated note, rumor is that Kathleen Kennedy has already been fired.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on June 09, 2018, 06:26:07 PM
I gotta say, that was pretty funny.  ;D
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: kunedog on June 10, 2018, 03:24:20 PM
Despite the title, this is a broad analysis of the popularity of Star Wars since the beginning, including the lack of popularity overseas, and decline of the franchise as a whole under Disney.

The most worrying parts start about halfway in, with the (unprecedented) loss of established SW fans.

https://www.youtube.com/v/BUvKwmCQ4sk

EDIT: They had to reupload the vid.

Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Kete on June 10, 2018, 04:54:07 PM
Boo hoo
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on June 10, 2018, 06:12:07 PM
The rise and fall? Did... somebody forget that there were years before 2015 were Star Wars wasn't exactly at it's greatest? I mean I want to be gentle about how I phrase this because I don't want to offend anybody or hurt someone's feelings but honestly? The way I see it, Star Wars is thriving. It doesn't matter to me that Solo is not raking in the dough like Disney expected. What's most important is that with my own feelings and experiences with the franchise and having put all kinds of points of view together in my head... I honestly, truthfully can't get enough Star Wars from Disney and I'll be seeing their Star Wars movies until my dying day.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Kete on June 10, 2018, 09:28:53 PM
Some people just want it to be exactly the same forever. Never change and never grow.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Imrahil on June 10, 2018, 11:42:30 PM
You mean...remain the same property we liked? 

Some of us didn't ask for it to change. Or even continue. :)

This whole "it has to change if it's going to keep being relevant!" argument doesn't take into account that the fundamental assumption of "we need to have more of it" is not a given.

I'm going to see Solo on Thursday. I expect it will be a pleasant enough diversion.


Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Pak-Man on June 11, 2018, 07:18:23 AM
Star Wars has a lot of untapped potential, so I'm happy to have more of it, and happy with the more of it I've been given.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Henry88 on June 21, 2018, 04:52:12 PM
Billy Dee Williams' Son Speaks Out on Star Wars 9 Lando Rumors
https://movieweb.com/star-wars-9-lando-returns-rumor-corey-dee-williams/

hopefully
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on June 21, 2018, 08:22:35 PM
I would LOVE to see Billy Dee Williams come back. I mean who's a better fleet commander than him? Also uhhh, I wouldn't mind seeing Boba Fett come back for Episode 9... along with maybe a few other old faces? Completely for dramatic purpose of course because part of me does think that a character in a movie should serve some dramatic purpose. otherwise they should be left out of the final product.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Henry88 on June 22, 2018, 03:45:43 AM
I would LOVE to see Billy Dee Williams come back. I mean who's a better fleet commander than him? Also uhhh, I wouldn't mind seeing Boba Fett come back for Episode 9... along with maybe a few other old faces? Completely for dramatic purpose of course because part of me does think that a character in a movie should serve some dramatic purpose. otherwise they should be left out of the final product.

just showing climbing out of the salac pit would be worth it.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on July 09, 2018, 06:49:02 PM
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/star-wars-billy-dee-williams-returning-as-lando-calrissian-xi-1125818?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral
 :o
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on July 09, 2018, 09:56:41 PM
I really, really hope this is true and it's actually going to happen.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: goflyblind on July 11, 2018, 07:56:45 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/VG7o5H6.jpg)
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: linszoid on July 11, 2018, 08:45:30 PM
The rise and fall? Did... somebody forget that there were years before 2015 were Star Wars wasn't exactly at it's greatest? I mean I want to be gentle about how I phrase this because I don't want to offend anybody or hurt someone's feelings but honestly? The way I see it, Star Wars is thriving. It doesn't matter to me that Solo is not raking in the dough like Disney expected. What's most important is that with my own feelings and experiences with the franchise and having put all kinds of points of view together in my head... I honestly, truthfully can't get enough Star Wars from Disney and I'll be seeing their Star Wars movies until my dying day.

How does Solo losing tens of millions of dollars at the box office indicate that Star Wars is thriving? Not to mention that Blu Ray sales for the Last Jedi is half of what they were for The Force Awakens. There's also the unsold Star Wars merchandise sitting on store shelves.

Star Wars is in trouble, your feelings aside. Lucasfilm has arrogantly dismissed the fanbase and is reaping what it has sown. With that said, JJ Abrams has proven he is capable of providing fanservice. If he can connect with the fanbase and not dismiss them, along with a couple apologies and firing Rian Johnson from the new trilogy Lucasfilm could turn things around.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: The Lurker on July 11, 2018, 08:55:03 PM
Solo wasn't exactly a high demand spin-off to begin with.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: goflyblind on July 11, 2018, 09:34:29 PM
Star Wars is in trouble, your feelings aside.

??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???

anyone ever hear the charlie-brown-parents'-voice when they read some posts?
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Pak-Man on July 11, 2018, 11:19:39 PM
Avatar made more money than any of the Star Wars movies, and nobody was talking about it 8 months later. Now THAT'S a franchise that needs to worry about its sequel. Star Wars fans still care. (And that they didn't see Solo is their loss. I honestly thing that's gonna be a sleeper hit when it hits Blu-ray and people give it a shot.) Star Wars is gonna be fine. Maybe not 3rd highest grossing movie of all time fine, but 11th ain't bad when you consider that's 11 out of- How many movies have they made?
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Kete on July 12, 2018, 05:37:27 AM
The rise and fall? Did... somebody forget that there were years before 2015 were Star Wars wasn't exactly at it's greatest? I mean I want to be gentle about how I phrase this because I don't want to offend anybody or hurt someone's feelings but honestly? The way I see it, Star Wars is thriving. It doesn't matter to me that Solo is not raking in the dough like Disney expected. What's most important is that with my own feelings and experiences with the franchise and having put all kinds of points of view together in my head... I honestly, truthfully can't get enough Star Wars from Disney and I'll be seeing their Star Wars movies until my dying day.

How does Solo losing tens of millions of dollars at the box office indicate that Star Wars is thriving? Not to mention that Blu Ray sales for the Last Jedi is half of what they were for The Force Awakens. There's also the unsold Star Wars merchandise sitting on store shelves.

Star Wars is in trouble, your feelings aside. Lucasfilm has arrogantly dismissed the fanbase and is reaping what it has sown. With that said, JJ Abrams has proven he is capable of providing fanservice. If he can connect with the fanbase and not dismiss them, along with a couple apologies and firing Rian Johnson from the new trilogy Lucasfilm could turn things around.

You're right. Star Wars isn't going to exist anymore. You can stop watching the movies and posting about it online.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on July 12, 2018, 07:02:12 AM
How does Solo losing tens of millions of dollars at the box office indicate that Star Wars is thriving?
Artistically speaking Linszoid... artistically speaking.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on July 12, 2018, 07:44:46 AM
You're right. Star Wars isn't going to exist anymore. You can stop watching the movies and posting about it online.
So it's true.. Evil will Always Triumph, because Good is Dumb! :scared:
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: kunedog on July 12, 2018, 08:35:45 AM
Just because a franchise is hemorrhaging mass appeal at a rapid rate doesn't mean that it's gaining artistic merit (nor that it lacked such to begin with).

James Mangold tried to push this false dichotomy in the latest attempt to deflect criticism away from Lucafilm (and of course the entertainment press ran with it, same as they lapped up the the dozen other failed attempts).  It doesn't makes sense and it won't work.

EDIT: skip to 10:42 for the most relevant segment

https://www.youtube.com/v/p030eZUeByo
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Kete on July 12, 2018, 04:47:32 PM
It's funny how people keep saying that Star Wars fans are leaving in droves as if it's a threat or as if any rational persons gives a crap. If a bunch of man babies want to leave the franchise, fine! I don't care! Stop bringing it up as if I should care!
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: kunedog on July 13, 2018, 12:42:51 PM
I understand there are folks who simply don't care whether Star Wars fans abandon the franchise, and that's fine . . . but the issue is that such people appear to be in charge of Lucasfilm (thought maybe not much longer, especially after TLJ and Solo).
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: linszoid on July 13, 2018, 05:20:04 PM
The rise and fall? Did... somebody forget that there were years before 2015 were Star Wars wasn't exactly at it's greatest? I mean I want to be gentle about how I phrase this because I don't want to offend anybody or hurt someone's feelings but honestly? The way I see it, Star Wars is thriving. It doesn't matter to me that Solo is not raking in the dough like Disney expected. What's most important is that with my own feelings and experiences with the franchise and having put all kinds of points of view together in my head... I honestly, truthfully can't get enough Star Wars from Disney and I'll be seeing their Star Wars movies until my dying day.

How does Solo losing tens of millions of dollars at the box office indicate that Star Wars is thriving? Not to mention that Blu Ray sales for the Last Jedi is half of what they were for The Force Awakens. There's also the unsold Star Wars merchandise sitting on store shelves.

Star Wars is in trouble, your feelings aside. Lucasfilm has arrogantly dismissed the fanbase and is reaping what it has sown. With that said, JJ Abrams has proven he is capable of providing fanservice. If he can connect with the fanbase and not dismiss them, along with a couple apologies and firing Rian Johnson from the new trilogy Lucasfilm could turn things around.

You're right. Star Wars isn't going to exist anymore. You can stop watching the movies and posting about it online.

Nowhere did I say Star Wars going to cease to exist. How long did it take for you to build that strawman?
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Kete on July 14, 2018, 10:26:58 PM
Sick burn
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on July 15, 2018, 03:19:05 AM
Sick burn
The True Powah of the Dark Side  >:D
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on July 27, 2018, 03:32:48 PM
http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/07/27/star-wars-episode-ix-cast-announced-will-feature-unused-carrie-fisher-footage
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on July 27, 2018, 07:37:43 PM
A lot of people have been saying "I'm not going to see the next Star Wars". Now I'm not saying I disbelieve ALL of them... but let's face it... After The Phantom Menace what did a lot of fans say? They said "I'm through with Star Wars" and what happened? They still came back for Attack of the clones! What did some fans say after Attack of the clones? They said "No more Star Wars for me!". What happened when Revenge of the Sith came out? They all came out in droves to see it.

Now, I'm not calling some Star Wars fans liars, but with some exceptions, I think they underestimate their desire to see the continuation of a story that took place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. I don't know anything about episode 9 but I'm sure it's going to be astoundingly epic and the second a trailer hits, a lot of minds will instantly be changed.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Darth Geek on July 27, 2018, 07:40:36 PM
A lot of people have been saying "I'm not going to see the next Star Wars". Now I'm not saying I disbelieve ALL of them... but let's face it... After The Phantom Menace what did a lot of fans say? They said "I'm through with Star Wars" and what happened? They still came back for Attack of the clones! What did some fans say after Attack of the clones? They said "No more Star Wars for me!". What happened when Revenge of the Sith came out? They all came out in droves to see it.

Now, I'm not calling some Star Wars fans liars, but with some exceptions, I think they underestimate their desire to see the continuation of a story that took place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. I don't know anything about episode 9 but I'm sure it's going to be astoundingly epic and the second a trailer hits, a lot of minds will instantly be changed.
Given how bored I was by Solo, I'm certainly don't plan on seeing a sequel to it or other individual movies that are part of this spinoff.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on July 27, 2018, 08:13:08 PM
You never know. The universe works in mysterious ways.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: linszoid on July 27, 2018, 09:42:43 PM
A lot of people have been saying "I'm not going to see the next Star Wars". Now I'm not saying I disbelieve ALL of them... but let's face it... After The Phantom Menace what did a lot of fans say? They said "I'm through with Star Wars" and what happened? They still came back for Attack of the clones! What did some fans say after Attack of the clones? They said "No more Star Wars for me!". What happened when Revenge of the Sith came out? They all came out in droves to see it.

Now, I'm not calling some Star Wars fans liars, but with some exceptions, I think they underestimate their desire to see the continuation of a story that took place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. I don't know anything about episode 9 but I'm sure it's going to be astoundingly epic and the second a trailer hits, a lot of minds will instantly be changed.

Yet people didn't see Solo and it's considered a flop. Don't take the fanbase for granted.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on July 27, 2018, 09:50:15 PM
We've got a year and a half of cool down time between Solo and Episode 9. A lot of things can happen in that amount of time. People's attitudes change, and I am not taking the Star Wars fan base for granted, that is something I am part of anyway.
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: RVR II on July 28, 2018, 08:33:38 AM
http://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/mark-hamill-confirmed-returning-luke-star-wars-episode-ix/
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: goflyblind on August 11, 2018, 03:32:31 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/UMVqxh6.gif)
Title: Re: STAR WARS Episode IX (2019)
Post by: Russoguru on August 11, 2018, 09:20:38 PM
So I guess Winnie the Pooh went and got an additional 2 stuffed arms grafted onto his upper torso.