General Star Wars Episode VII News/Speculation Thread - Part 2

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  1. Solidus

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    Ya...it will come out in summer 2015. And since your reasoning for not putting out a Star Wars film in winter is....because....well I don't find that as a compelling argument. However I don't think it will be winter now, it seems like they will be doing this in summer. And Episode VII has probably been in heavy pre-production mode as well. This one is not JJ's baby as much as Star Trek was. In the fact that Kathy has the wheels turning and they have since last summer.

    Disney has now said summer 2015, you can dispute it for sure, but with this piece of info it seems this is the case. ESB and ROTJ were made from script to final in about 3 years. And since they've been working on the story/ideas of this since summer 2012 I'd say it seems very reasonable.
     
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    Hey, as long as they come up with stuff i enjoy, i'm all for a SW movie out each year :up:
     
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  3. Octoberist

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    The things is this:

    Disney, especially Bob Iger has been cheerleading a 2015 release from the very start. I'm talking about in press releases, intereviews, cons, and the shareholders are listening. I'm talking about aggressively pushing for it, and this CinemaCon is just one of the many thus far.

    They can't back down unless they want to lose some $$$ on Wall Street. Why announce this sort of news at CinemaCon. After 6 months of pushing for 2015, it's probably gonna happen. It's 4 billion dollars of investing. It ain't Star Trek where it stayed at the same studio but has been misused for years. This is the anomoly known as 'Star Wars'.

    Also, Bob Iger is retiring in 2015, so I really really think he wants to see this come together so Episode 7 gets released during his last year as President of the House of Mouse. Call it vanity, call it whatever. But in his eyes, it's a landmark thing and he wants it to happen during his term still.

    Playing Devil's Avocate: I can see JJ making the Summer 2015 release, but I can see Disney slacking off on the 'every year gets a Star Wars release'. Especially with the spinoffs.
     
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  4. Drizzle

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    Production delays are not unheard of. Star Trek Into Darkness was originally supposed to come out summer 2012, and I'm not sure, but I think the first Hobbit film was originally supposed to come out Christmas 2011. Star Trek had production delays that forced it to be pushed back. Either way, they have two years to complete Episode VII, which should be plenty of time. I would imagine they'll start filming early next year.
     
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  5. jmc

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    A Star Wars film every year is just too much, it's no longer an event if a new film comes out yearly. I think it's a bad move.
     
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  6. Octoberist

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    OMG, that Patton Oswalt video is AWESOME! SERIOUSLY, it's as if Patton is a member of this very board.

    [YT]5BBhNkywMJY[/YT]
     
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  7. Solidus

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    Eh I don't think that will hurt it too much, if they do that for too long. Yes it will.

    The films coming out every 3 years last time didn't work out so well so lol. I don't think it will hurt it. And as Octoberist said I think they are being aggressive in their assumption of that. I think they may do a few, but it's not going to be some "every year" thing for a long period of time.
     
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  8. Doc Ock

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    Darn this Hype place! People post at a million miles per hour I can never catch up! :p What intruiging news! As a Star Wars fan having one movie a year could be really exciting! As long as Disney can keep up the quality...

    I love that! Adding the Marvel stuff in them was so nerdily awesome! :hehe:
     
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    That Patton Oswalt video is hilarious. I especially loved what he said about Han dropping Chewie's severed head on the floor in front of some padawans.
     
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  10. jmc

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    I just can't help but think that this line of thinking could hurt in the long run. I think Disney are trying to overcompensate for all those lost years of not having the 18-30 male demographic to draw from. It's probably about legacy for Iger, he probably wants to be known as the guy who revived Star Wars.
     
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  11. psylockolussus

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    I think the general public might get burnt out with Star Wars having a new movie every summer especially if some of them are prequels or a spin-off.
     
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  12. Solidus

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    They have not burnt out on Comic book films yet, and those have been going strong for almost 14 years. I doubt this will either if the quality stays up. And the Spin-off's are taking place in the OT/post OT time it seems anyways. The universe of Star Wars is one of the biggest, there is lots that can be done in that sandbox.
     
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    The general public isn't read comic books, only the fans are.
     
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  14. Solidus

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    What?
     
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    A whole lot of Star Wars is coming!?,I'm very mixed about it cause even though I love me some new Star Wars products and have wanted more SW films before&after the prequel trilogy..There's not much evidence that Disney will be providing quality But it's obvious they want to milk the Star Wars brand.

    I don't mind milking as long as it has top quality!
     
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  16. regwec

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    I think bi-annual is a better idea than annual. While it did not harm to things like LOTR to have an installment to look forward to every Christmas, its tri-part status gave it an episodic feeling with an ending in sight.

    I predict burn-out after five years. I know film critics aren't much respected, but I do think they have a degree of influence, and I can sense their impatience with annually recurring Star Wars movies. Once the bad press starts, the rot tends to set in.

    Then there will be a reboot.

    *sigh*
     
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  17. TheDreamMaster

    TheDreamMaster The Night He Came Home...

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    I don't think Disney is stupid enough to do a reboot. If the decay sets in after the trilogy and a few spin-offs, I think the consensus would only go down hill from here if they decided to reboot/remake. We SW fans already come off as an extremely fickle bunch, so I imagine it'd only get worse. I mean really, you're looking at another 40 years before most of the those currently most attached to the OT are gone from this Earth, and that counts for a lot of vocal mouths and a lot of unsold tickets in the long run.
     
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    I agree. Stick to releasing them every two years. People are just going to get sick of them if they really aren't that different from each other.
     
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  19. Sentinel X

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    Can you say milking the cow? :huh: ...I love Star Wars as much as the next guy and I know Disney must have given an arm and a leg to buy it from Lucas but a movie EVERY year (including spin offs)? It might be overexposure.
     
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  20. Solidus

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    Uhhh yea there is lol. Having Kathy behind the whole thing is one piece of evidence. At least for Episode VII is any indication JJ/Arndt is showman ship that they have some of the best film makers/writers behind this film. So....no this has shown nothing but they plan to do much more then what the PT did.

    So this shows me yes they are trying to get their money out of Star Wars for sure, but they are putting some of the brightest minds behind it, not just grabbing Ratner types to quickly shove products out. Also I see the Star Wars universe as so big, and really a mythology and that will help with multiple things.

    First, the spin-off's can be very different, just because they are set in the same world does not mean they will be exactly the same, you can change tone/even genre to a point due to the vastness of this mythology/universe that is created. With many other franchises, I'd agree this would be over kill, but with Star Wars not as much. I doubt they will do reboots ever that's just a knee jerk reaction by many, due to the fact that again Star Wars is a massive "universe/mythology" it does not need name recognition like "Spider-man/Superman ect" It does not revolve around one character or name. You can go anywhere int his galaxy and have the same fundamentals, the Force, Jedi/Sith spaceship, heroes villains and adventure. You don't need certain characters if they start getting worried/stale (which I doubt they will anyways).

    So I guess I see Star Wars as a franchise like no other. It's not like CBM's where they revolve around certain characters and not really a universe more so. The EU through video games and some of the books have shown this can be done. Star Wars can transcend tones/styles/genre's very easily (not with the main episodes for sure) for the Spin-off's ect. To give people something different.

    Yes it is easy to just make the typical "milking the cow" responses with big companies, and there is merit behind that. However, the people behind this...are some of the best. Kathy is not a stupid lady, she is one of the best, the people she has hired are some of the best, bringing back Kasdan to do possible spin-off's is just great. There has not been a single hire yet that I've been upset with. That and Alan Horn (who made this announcement) was the true reason that WB ruled the world for the past decade, and was close with Nolan, Harry Potter ect. When they got rid of him you could see WB's quality fall and they seem to be in a limbo. With Horn behind this it excites me more because they man is another intelligent man in the business, and I've always respected him since he really turned around WB a decade ago.

    CBM's have stayed in critics/GA's eyes with a positive light for over a decade, that may soon start to fade who knows, but it shows that every year it really is not hurting much. You can say that well they are different superheroes...but it's all pretty mjuch the same genre and style. So I think Star Wars is much more massive then that in it's possibilities. However I do agree after this first trilogy they should re-think some things even if the quality is high, and find areas to take breaks. And I'm sure they will.

    Now I agree if this is done for a long term, it could back fire on them, especially if quality slips. But with the money behind them, the talent already announced, at least for this first trilogy/two spin-off's I don't think I'm really worried because quality seems to be heavily behind it. And you know at least for the first 6-8 years it will attract the top talent in Hollywood because everyone has wanted to play in the Star Wars sandbox. It's a lot of peoples holy grail.
     
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  21. Solidus

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    People still are not that sick of comic book films and you never answered my question above.... because the GA is not tired of it (yet) it's been going 14 year strong...you can tell by the Box Office.
     
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  22. regwec

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    Nevertheless, I think the old maxim that you can have too much of a good thing holds true. The franchise does subsist on some specific iconography- flashing plasma bolts, buzzing lighsabers, and space travel. Most people will inevitably find the movies samey if they are continuously exposed to them. Your argument that the Star Wars universe is infinite is only really of benefit if a director chose to make a movie that deliberately chose to eschew all of Star Wars' trappings. That would, in turn, make the license pointless.
     
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  23. Solidus

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    Yes, I do agree. But again we are just talking the next 6 years so far. I do think if they do this for a long-term it will have consequences. The franchise does have those core aspects, but like CBM (which may start to falter someday) but they have become really a genre onto themselves, which I think Star Wars could do as well, since the experience is unlike any other films that have tried (or not tried) to do the same thing. So I think within the "genre" of Star Wars you can keep some of the core things but really change enough to give it quite a different feel/tone and in a sense genre in itself.

    So I agree/disagree. I think as long as the quality holds up, they have the possibility of like CBM's (hopefully the quality is a tad more than a lot of them) at least make it some what of a genre onto itself, and create enough uniqueness not to make it stale (at least for a while) of course anything gets old after a long period of time.

    But people always turn and scream the same "oh no Hollywood is doing it again" I do agree they make many mistakes, but there has been many instances where they have done many things right. I will give credit to Kathy/Horn and pretty much say they are smart they probably have thought of all these things as well. Because like you said if it gets too much it can hurt the long-term effect.

    But for now I am all for this first batch, if after the trilogy they go crazy I will agree that they need to reign it back some.

    But for me I've been waiting for a Star Wars sequel since I first saw them in 89.
     
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  24. FilmNerdJamie

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    Their slate is too full for me to believe Episode VII will be out for summer 2015.

    The Avengers 2 - May 1, 2015
    Pixar's Inside Out - June 19, 2015
    Pirates of the Caribbean 5 - July 10, 2015

    That's a full summer lineup right there. Unless you put it on Memorial Day weekend. But that takes away from Avengers' grosses/attention.
     
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    Check this out guys :funny:

     
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