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  • Legatus Augusti
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    A friend and I were thinking about how Disney would do a new live action star wars. Many issues arise, such as:

    -Who would direct? Recent productions offer very encouraging (Like Joss Whedon), and very scary (Michael Bay) possibilities.

    -They would have to recast EVERYONE. All the original actors are too old to reprise their roles, assuming the new movie would be set 5-10 years after RoTJ. Who could possibly play those roles? The only person we could come up with that actually inspired a little confidence was Nathan Filion to play Han Solo. Who would be Leia, Luke, Lando? The new characters would be fine, but to play the icons, its going to be tough.

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  • CAPT. JOE
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    Originally posted by Centurion40 View Post
    Say what you will about Disney, but they have not ruined Marvel Studios, or ABC (TV network)- so I hardly expect them to ruin Lucasfilm. Which doesn't mean that they won't, it's just that their recent track record isn't a bad one.

    I am positive and hopeful about this move.
    Same here, I for one would like to see another live action Star Wars film. Don't get me wrong, I like the Clone Wars animated series I watch it every week but I like live action lightsaber battles better.

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  • Centurion40
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    Say what you will about Disney, but they have not ruined Marvel Studios, or ABC (TV network)- so I hardly expect them to ruin Lucasfilm. Which doesn't mean that they won't, it's just that their recent track record isn't a bad one.

    I am positive and hopeful about this move.

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  • Legate
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    Gisney sure is on a roll. Now scuttlebutt has it that they may acquire Hasbro. Hasbro owns Transformers and Gi Joe and is the manufacturer of Star Wars and Marvel toys.

    http://screenrant.com/disney-hasbro-acquisition/

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  • Hida Akechi
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    It doesn't matter. I am not going to reread them. They sucked then, they will suck now. Have they changed? No.

    But that's just my opinion. I'm fine if the rest of you like Zahn. It's not the vast majority, but hey, whatever. I'm sure there is EU stuff that I like that other's don't.

    I like Salvatore, I liked his Star Wars novel. From what I understand, I am in the minority in liking that one.

    I don't drink coffee, I can't stand the stuff. Now there is a vast majority that will disagree with me.

    Thank you for the link anyway.

    Bottom line is, Lucas has given Disney his stories. They will use what they want to of it. Then they will branch out on their own. If that is EU stuff, then so be it. If it's original stuff, even better. That means MORE options for Star Wars, more content, more stories.

    As for Spider-Man, it has all of the halmarks of a Disney film. Cardboard cutout actors that are interchangable with any Disney material; focus on 3D and special effects instead of the story; and don't forget this Spider-Man was made for the sole reason for Disney to make money off of a Marvel product as soon as possible. They couldn't touch Avengers, so they decided to remake Spider-Man, even though they had a good Spider-Man franshise that wasn't even considered old yet.

    I'm done. Disney buys Lucasfilm. New Star Wars being made. First three films (at this time) will be from the mind of George Lucas. Following ones...who knows? Indiana Jones will be remolded by Disney...Justin Beiber replacing Shia LeBouf (sp?), Nicholas Cage replacing Harrison Ford. Conjecture, of course, but...it IS Disney, after all. Sigh.

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  • modelsinchina
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    http://www.amazon.com/Heir-Empire-Th...&keywords=zahn

    Hey Jeff that Amazon is great source for polls but compared to a lot of books they have Zahn's books have pretty high ratings. Maybe you should consider giving them a reread.

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  • modelsinchina
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    If you take a sampling of the few people on this thread who actually care about SW the majority here seem to like Zahn (6-1). I know my statistical analysis is probably lacking in academic standards but I have never (that is before today) heard anyone dislike Zhan. I also like Salvatore's stuff as well as the x-wing. I have heard the Bane series is also very good but that would probably be a bit dark for Disney.

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  • modelsinchina
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    I usually try to stay away from strong opinions but here goes...
    Zahn was one of the better EU writers. I am not sure how I feel about Disney taking the reins but to say Zahn was bad... I mean he was one of the reasons I started reading SW (that and the fact that I am a Star Wars nerd). I also liked his Blackcollar series. I would love to see Thrawn on the screen.
    Last edited by modelsinchina; 05 Nov 12, 21:02.

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  • Legate
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    Originally posted by Hida Akechi View Post



    Sony has Spider-Man but Disney had their fingers all over that. They had direct input into the production of it. Not quite as much as a Disney movie, but they were involved. And again, I didn't and won't say whether it was a good or bad Spider-man movie.
    You lost me there. Exactly how were Disney involved in the Spiderman film? Sony does not need to get Disney's approval or input to make a film. They can do pretty much whatever they want. Now I can see if they brought in some of the Marvel comic book writers in to consult on a story but that is a far cry from Disney actually having any say in the production.

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  • Hida Akechi
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    Lucas is not directing, he is a creative consultant now, and produced the story for the next trilogy to be based off of. Supposedly, that's all he gets now.

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  • The last bullet
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    Originally posted by Hida Akechi View Post

    Maybe Disney will start meddling with the next phase of Avengers, maybe not. I hope they stay the course though and not meddle because the first phase of the Avengers was outstanding (sorry, the topic isn't about the Avengers).
    I don't know Joss Wheaden creater of Firefly, and Buffydirected the Avengers. It got good reviews plus he has a large fanbase. So Disney would have to tread lightly there.

    Now for the Expanded Universe is it possible to make them canon in any future movie or does the movie have to directed by Lucas?

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  • Zouave
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    Originally posted by Legatus Augusti View Post
    I could not possibly disagree with this more. Timothy Zahn is a great author, and his Thrawn trilogy is fantastic. In fact, that is what got me into the expanded universe in the first place. I think the vast majority of fans agree with me and would love to see them made into movies...which is why it won't happen!
    I couldn't agree more with you, Kyle.

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  • Hida Akechi
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    Well, Lucas has already created the stories he wants made into the next trilogy. And I do recall him claiming that the real follow up stories for the original trilogy will be his ideas alone and not anyone else's. That was when the Thrawn trilogy first came out so don't ask me for a specific source. It was a written interview with Lucas himself.

    And he has incorporated a little bit of EU into his movies in the past.

    Sony has Spider-Man but Disney had their fingers all over that. They had direct input into the production of it. Not quite as much as a Disney movie, but they were involved. And again, I didn't and won't say whether it was a good or bad Spider-man movie.

    Maybe Disney will start meddling with the next phase of Avengers, maybe not. I hope they stay the course though and not meddle because the first phase of the Avengers was outstanding (sorry, the topic isn't about the Avengers).

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  • Matt Jones
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    The best thing for the Star Wars franchise would be if they made Episodes VII, VIII, & IX based on Timothy Zahn's trilogy with Grand Admiral Thrawn. I could see Russell Crowe playing Talon Karrde, but my original choice for Thrawn (Anthony Hopkins) is kinda old...maybe Alan Rickman? Anyone got any ideas on who could play who nowadays?

    -Matt

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  • Legate
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    Originally posted by Hida Akechi View Post
    @copenhagen: part of the deal with Marvel was that Disney could not touch the Avenger's products. Disney had virtually no say as to their creation and execution. Spider-Man, on the other hand, was full-blown Disney. And it turned out quite like I'm fearing the new Star Wars might. I won't say that was good or bad, because this is a thread about Lucasfilm, not Spider-Man.

    @Legatus: I know that there is a fanbase for Timothy Zahn. It is not the "vast majority" so don't try pulling that tired old saying out on me. I do not deny you or them any of their opinions. I, personally, dislike Zahn's style and I could not finish his books--they were terrible; I can't stomach most of the EU. I won't claim that the "vast majority" of fans agree with me, however. Because it's just my opinion, just like your statement is.
    Marvel is a subsidary of Disney. I bet if push comes to shove that Disney can pretty much what it wants in regards to Avengers if it so chooses.
    Sony controls the film rights to Spiderman. Neither Marvel or Disney have anything to do with those films.
    I would argue that a majority of SW fans do want the Thrawn trilogy to be the basis of the next trilogy but imho the best we can hope for is that some of the Expanded Universe in incorporated into the new films. The EU books are about to be relegated to non canon status much like Star Trek novels.

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