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Colin Trevorrow?eek.gif
A guy who made a little indie film?rolleyes.gif
I think his PR guy has been working overtime...

Lucas wasn't much more of an indie director himself when SW was released.
post #182 of 476
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Originally Posted by iamian View Post

Safety Not Guaranteed was pretty awesome!
No, I haven't (moves to Top of Queue wink.gif).

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Originally Posted by lonwolf615 View Post

Do you remember your reaction when Joss was announced as the director of The Avengers? smile.gif
Yep, but Whedon had more experience than this dude.
And however unlikely, JW delivered the goods...big time.smile.gif

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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

Lucas wasn't much more of an indie director himself when SW was released.
True, but he had more experience as well.
post #183 of 476
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No, I haven't (moves to Top of Queue wink.gif).
Yep, but Whedon had more experience than this dude.
And however unlikely, JW delivered the goods...big time.smile.gif
True, but he had more experience as well.

I certainly don't discount experience; however, that doesn't necessarily mean he isn't up to the task. I would trust that Disney would have a very good handle on if any given director is capable. Additionally, I think that having limited experience doesn't mean a more experienced director can't be brought in as an advisor or consultant. Assuming he's no Spielberg but still highly capable, I'd personally be more interested in knowing if he's a SW fan or not. I think it's just as important to have a balance of experience and project respect.
post #184 of 476
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I certainly don't discount experience; however, that doesn't necessarily mean he isn't up to the task. I would trust that Disney would have a very good handle on if any given director is capable. Additionally, I think that having limited experience doesn't mean a more experienced director can't be brought in as an advisor or consultant. Assuming he's no Spielberg but still highly capable, I'd personally be more interested in knowing if he's a SW fan or not. I think it's just as important to have a balance of experience and project respect.
My thought had more to do with whether Disney would RISK bringing someone in like that, considering it is the legendary STAR WARS and considering we are talking about a gigantic and expensive production.
From a business POV, it wouldn't be wise.
Besides, I am sure they still are smarting from the John Carter failure.wink.gif
post #185 of 476
[quote name="oink" url="/t/1436498/disney-buys-lucasfilm/180#post_22588801
Besides, I am sure they still are smarting from the John Carter failure.wink.gif[/quote]


ya think?
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[quote name="oink" url="/t/1436498/disney-buys-lucasfilm/180#post_22588801
Besides, I am sure they still are smarting from the John Carter failure.wink.gif
ya think?[/quote]200 million ain't chicken feed.

At least, they had business acuity to fire some of those involved.wink.gif
post #187 of 476

AW: Disney buys Lucasfilm!

I heard a rumor that Vader will be in the Disney movies. So i hope they will not do a resurrection from the grave. They better make stories which are parallel in the timeline to the old trilogy. The main heroes are not needed and i wouldn't like to see new actors playing Luke, Han and Leia.

Stevie
post #188 of 476
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I heard a rumor that Vader will be in the Disney movies. So i hope they will not do a resurrection from the grave. They better make stories which are parallel in the timeline to the old trilogy. The main heroes are not needed and i wouldn't like to see new actors playing Luke, Han and Leia.
Stevie

Was it a rumor or a disturbance in the Force?
post #189 of 476
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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

Was it a rumor or a disturbance in the Force?

yeah the disney version with have vader and donald duck.

rumor is captain hook as well
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rumor is captain hook Jack Sparrow as well
FIXED
post #191 of 476
$4 Billion is a LOT of hay to recover. How long before Star Wars on Ice and/or STAR WARS! The Musical show up?
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$4 Billion is a LOT of hay to recover. How long before Star Wars on Ice and/or STAR WARS! The Musical show up?

Sure Disney would rather recover as much of their investment as possible sooner rather than later. But the mindset and business strategy will be to sustain the franchise for ongoing revenue. Best case scenario, the next three films are monster hits whereas each film could earn $1B. That popularity alone will propel other franchise sales and theme park events toward the $1B mark as well. Therefore, "it's possible; however, unlikely" that Disney could recoup their investment within 10 years. Throw in Indy and ILM revenue and you'll realize this could become a cash cow in a relatively short amount of time.
post #193 of 476
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$4 Billion is a LOT of hay to recover. How long before Star Wars on Ice and/or STAR WARS! The Musical show up?

They already created the Star Wars Holiday Special 34 years ago. I can't imagine anything Disney would do that would be worse than that.
post #194 of 476
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Sure Disney would rather recover as much of their investment as possible sooner rather than later. But the mindset and business strategy will be to sustain the franchise for ongoing revenue. Best case scenario, the next three films are monster hits whereas each film could earn $1B. That popularity alone will propel other franchise sales and theme park events toward the $1B mark as well. Therefore, "it's possible; however, unlikely" that Disney could recoup their investment within 10 years. Throw in Indy and ILM revenue and you'll realize this could become a cash cow in a relatively short amount of time.
Agreed.

However, it is important to remember the biggest core of SW fans are older farts like me and we already have one foot in the grave....
post #195 of 476
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Agreed.
However, it is important to remember the biggest core of SW fans are older farts like me and we already have one foot in the grave....

Aw c'mon! You got 10 years left in you, right?!

Frankly, rather than natural attrition, I'd be more concerned about another re-edited, re-modified, re-"whatever you want to include" version of the OT giving us all heart attacks than not living to see the next three installments biggrin.gif
post #196 of 476
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However, it is important to remember the biggest core of SW fans are older farts like me and we already have one foot in the grave....

That's where I was headed. If they have no rights to broadcast EpIV, they can probably do it this way. Or the Ewoks are pretty furry and cuddly. How much has The Lion King And Shrek raked in on Braodway and traveling shows? You think Disney will leave that kind of cash on the table? It's never too early to indoctrinate the 6 year olds.
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Aw c'mon! You got 10 years left in you, right?!
Talk to my liver...tongue.gif

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That's where I was headed. If they have no rights to broadcast EpIV, they can probably do it this way. Or the Ewoks are pretty furry and cuddly. How much has The Lion King And Shrek raked in on Braodway and traveling shows? You think Disney will leave that kind of cash on the table? It's never too early to indoctrinate the 6 year olds.
I dunno...maybe kids find SW too old-fashioned and will stick to their games and iphones?
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Talk to my liver...tongue.gif
I dunno...maybe kids find SW too old-fashioned and will stick to their games and iphones?

I'm not sure either. I just remember introducing my first to the OT (on VHS) about 8-9 years ago and he loved it! Still does along with little brother. The key difference these days is there is so much to compete with their attention (as opposed to what we had, or at least, I had back in the late 70's). So the luster of SW isn't quite as lasting as each week there's a new movie, a new video game, a new tv show; however, at the mention to my kids that a new SW movie was coming in a few years they were excited to hear about it. And a recent trip to Disney wouldn't have been complete for them without going to the Jedi camp to fight Vader. So it still has its appeal I think and "younglings" I'm sure will still catch on.
post #199 of 476
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I'm not sure either. I just remember introducing my first to the OT (on VHS) about 8-9 years ago and he loved it! Still does along with little brother. The key difference these days is there is so much to compete with their attention (as opposed to what we had, or at least, I had back in the late 70's). So the luster of SW isn't quite as lasting as each week there's a new movie, a new video game, a new tv show; however, at the mention to my kids that a new SW movie was coming in a few years they were excited to hear about it. And a recent trip to Disney wouldn't have been complete for them without going to the Jedi camp to fight Vader. So it still has its appeal I think and "younglings" I'm sure will still catch on.


agree more or less. took my 2 boys to the prequels and they liked them a lot. but their interest in star
wars have left them now that they're in their mid to late teens.

they won't even watch the bds with me:confused.gif
post #200 of 476
More fuel to the fire. Don't know if this is going to be good or not:

http://kotaku.com/5960715/lucasfilm-wants-to-make-two-or-three-movies-a-year-thats-a-lot-of-star-wars
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More fuel to the fire. Don't know if this is going to be good or not:
http://kotaku.com/5960715/lucasfilm-wants-to-make-two-or-three-movies-a-year-thats-a-lot-of-star-wars
Neither do I.eek.gif
post #202 of 476
Star Wars reminds me of Aerosmith. I remember listening to their 1st two albums with friends, when nobody else had no idea who they were,,,A great band, destined to be cult heros, as nasty as the stones but with better chops...and then they got huge. Suddenly it was all about being big stars, pandering to the public until what had been inventive became a tired formula that was barely listenable. The guy who sang "One Way Street" on American Idol, for cripes sake...

Star Wars, same thing. Trying to appeal to the largest audience by giving them what you think they want instead of just following your heart. Ending up with dreck. The most important thing about the next film is that it be good as a standalone.
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Wow. We have JEJ in TWO epic franchises; it's a win-win! smile.gif



(images are copyright of Dizn---, LucasFil....frak! I don't know)
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Wow. We have JEJ in TWO epic franchises; it's a win-win! smile.gif
(images are copyright of Dizn---, LucasFil....frak! I don't know)
Funniest post of the day.cool.gif
post #205 of 476
Thanks. Someone'll probably say that was disrespectful. Just tryin' to lighten the mood here...
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post #206 of 476
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Originally Posted by smudge981 View Post

More fuel to the fire. Don't know if this is going to be good or not:
http://kotaku.com/5960715/lucasfilm-wants-to-make-two-or-three-movies-a-year-thats-a-lot-of-star-wars

I have no problem with this.

Why? Because the starwars universe is just like the Marvel universe. Do you expect only one Marvel movie every 2 or 3 years? No. We have Ironman, Cap, Hulk, ect.

Same thing here. A Bobofet side movie would be awesome. Or Knights of the Old Republic. Or tales of Yoda.
post #207 of 476
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Originally Posted by rezzy View Post

Just tryin' to lighten the mood here...
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I hear ya...sometimes we get a little TOO serious around here....wink.gif
post #208 of 476
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Originally Posted by sog35 View Post

A Bobofet side movie would be awesome.

Boba Fett is one of my favourite characters but I dont think a side movie with him would work. He just work better as a side character. Making him a lead will destroy to much of the mysterie around the character and also remove some of his badass factor.
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Originally Posted by MovieSwede View Post

Making him a lead will destroy to much of the mysterie around the character and also remove some of his badass factor.
I think the prequels already did that.
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

I think the prequels already did that.

Exactly, and it will not get better with more exposure.
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