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Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« on: April 30, 2014, 01:49:52 AM »
Post any and all thoughts about the upcoming trilogy, as well as casting and incessant whining and bitching.

Here's the confirmed cast:

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Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

Production on it starts next month, apparently. It will be released December 18, 2015.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2014, 03:20:46 AM »
I'm excited. I trust JJ and George Lucas is no longer involved.

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2014, 04:25:19 AM »
JJ Abrams isn't that bad, but for god sakes keep George Lucas away from it.

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2014, 12:12:42 PM »
JJ is finally directing a franchise he likes so expect Darth Vader wannabe, lots of light saber fights, and a very black and white morality set.
(Basically the prequals)

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2014, 01:05:50 PM »
The Star Trek reboot films made terrible Star Trek, but would have been decent Star Wars. I'm hopeful.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2014, 05:21:33 PM »
The Star Trek reboot films made terrible Star Trek, but would have been decent Star Wars. I'm hopeful.
That's kind of how I feel about it too. I never cared for Star Wars really but it might be alright.

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2014, 05:45:59 PM »
JJ is finally directing a franchise he likes so expect Darth Vader wannabe, lots of light saber fights, and a very black and white morality set.
(Basically the prequals)

Wat?  He likes the franchise ergo he will do a terrible job? 

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2014, 07:12:56 PM »
Better sell the movie rights to the Chinese. They'll surely protect Star Wars legacy by making sure no one makes any shitty sequels.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2014, 08:20:06 PM »
JJ is finally directing a franchise he likes so expect Darth Vader wannabe, lots of light saber fights, and a very black and white morality set.
(Basically the prequals)

Wat?  He likes the franchise ergo he will do a terrible job?
More like he'll take what he finds "cool" about it and emphasize it.

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2014, 08:23:24 PM »
JJ is finally directing a franchise he likes so expect Darth Vader wannabe, lots of light saber fights, and a very black and white morality set.
(Basically the prequals)

Wat?  He likes the franchise ergo he will do a terrible job?
More like he'll take what he finds "cool" about it and emphasize it.

I doubt he will have enough of a final say to be able to. I actually trust Disney quite a bit in their oversight on this. They have done a great job with the Marvel movies thus far, Iron Man 3 notwithstanding, and are likely aware enough of the criticisms of the prequels to make the same mistake again.

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2014, 08:24:16 PM »
Lucasfilm just announced that all Star Wars games/novels are non-canon. I'm not trolling. Look it up.

Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2014, 08:29:25 PM »
Lucasfilm just announced that all Star Wars games/novels are non-canon. I'm not trolling. Look it up.

I thought they did this ages ago?

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2014, 08:32:42 PM »
Lucasfilm just announced that all Star Wars games/novels are non-canon. I'm not trolling. Look it up.

I think most people stopped taking Lucas's opinion seriously in 1999.

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2014, 08:34:36 PM »
Lucasfilm just announced that all Star Wars games/novels are non-canon. I'm not trolling. Look it up.

I think most people stopped taking Lucas's opinion seriously in 1999.

Yay. Now will we have an official universe and a fan universe. If Lucas is good at anything its dividing fanbases.

I thought they did this ages ago?

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/460842/lucasfilm-declares-all-star-wars-games-non-canon/

Maybe the novels... But not the games.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2014, 09:37:11 PM »
The Expanded Unvierse was always a thing, and in this exact format. If anything, they now made Clone Wars canon... which is a shitty decision, but okay Lucas.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2014, 02:21:49 AM »
I get the feeling that they also mean they may take bits and pieces from the extended universe, but that overall it's, yeah, not all official.

Though to be honest, I find it really hard to care. There was a lot of ridiculous crap there, some of which hurt it as a whole.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2014, 03:11:09 AM »
I don't like Star Wars. Does that take away my nerd status?

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2014, 04:41:27 AM »
I don't like Star Wars. Does that take away my nerd status?
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2014, 07:53:29 AM »
As long as it's more coherent than Into Darkness. I don't trust J.J.

If Ep. VII is crap then it will finally tip the balance of Star Wars into a crap series overall.

IV - Good
V - Good
VI - Mediocre/crap
I - Crap (But at least fun)
II - Crap (and one of the dullest films I've ever sat through)
III - Mediocre/ Good.