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#1 Posted on 24.8.04 1150.13
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411mania posted a story from force.net which states that George had the ILM team working on the prequels to sign no disclosure contracts about Episode 7,8 and 9. It could be something that may never happen, but I don't know.

A long time ago, I read about some of the aspects about 7,8 and 9 if they did Episode I first. Apperantly, Jedi would see the death of Han and Vader and the last three would deal with the Emperor, Luke going dark side and Leia becoming a Jedi. Since, thank God they didn;t happen. I am curious on what Geore woudl do. There are a ton of books out there, but only the Thrawn trilogy is really praised or even liked. Anyone have any ideas what George could do for three sequels?
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#2 Posted on 24.8.04 1214.59
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Projected Subtitles
Episode VII: El Cheapo Productiono Valueso
Episode VIII: The Search for Plot
Episode IX: Come on, We All Know We're Not Trying Anymore


Projected Gross Income of the Three, Combined: $1 Billion
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#3 Posted on 24.8.04 1222.11
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    Originally posted by gugs
    Projected Subtitles
    Episode VII: El Cheapo Productiono Valueso
    Episode VIII: The Search for Plot
    Episode IX: Come on, We All Know We're Not Trying Anymore


    Projected Gross Income of the Three, Combined: $1 Billion


I realize this is two Spaceballs references in one day, but one of them REALLY needs to be called "Episode [x]: The Search For More Money". :)
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#4 Posted on 24.8.04 1308.34
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    Originally posted by Blanket Jackson
      Originally posted by gugs
      Projected Subtitles
      Episode VII: El Cheapo Productiono Valueso
      Episode VIII: The Search for Plot
      Episode IX: Come on, We All Know We're Not Trying Anymore


      Projected Gross Income of the Three, Combined: $1 Billion


    I realize this is two Spaceballs references in one day, but one of them REALLY needs to be called "Episode [x]: The Search For More Money". :)


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#5 Posted on 24.8.04 1509.00
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The following post contains a spoiler for Episode III. It's really common knowledge and you've probably heard about it by now, but I'm just hedging my bets here:


Spoiler Below: Highlight text to read
It could very well be just to cover his bases in case something comes up, but by all accounts when Peter "Chewbacca" Mayhew was signed for Episode III, his contract was for four movies - not just the one. Take that for what it's worth.
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#6 Posted on 24.8.04 1546.02
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I think all of us 70's babies have been speculating about an "Episode 7" movie since the time we graduated from Big Wheels.(Or "Star Wars 4" as we called it back then).

I've never followed any of the countless books and spin-offs that have popped up in the last 15 years, but if done right, they could do some spiffy stuff with Leia's offspring. Have the kid be half-black (Lando tapped that while you were out, Han)or half-Hutt... that'd rule. It turns out Han's still frozen and has been firing blanks since "Jedi".

The half-Hutt theory revolves around the physiology of
Hutts. Namely, they secret sperm a different way and could do so by simply grabbing someone. The infected party would have no idea that they were preggers until they started to show. Of course, this also revolves around the idea that they don't have X-ray machines in Star Wars Land. So, Leia's been running around thinking she'll be delivering Han, Jr...the thing pops out and it's half-worm. Han can't have a kid, so he's conflicted with the reality of having a "son" that resembles his dead arch enemy.

Top that, George.
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#7 Posted on 24.8.04 1553.00
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I read an interview with Lucas from 2001 or so where he says there will not be another trilogy because he doesnt have the energy to devote 10 years to make it.

Plus I found this quote from a 1997 interview Lucas did with Leonard Maltin.


    Originally posted by George Lucas
    "Will we ever get to see Episodes 7, 8 and 9?" Gordon Elders, Newcastle, Quebec

    Lucas: "Right at this moment, the answer is no. Once the prequel trilogy is complete I plan to put Star Wars on the shelf and walk away from it for good. There are many other kinds of films I would like to make."



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#8 Posted on 24.8.04 1652.27
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Well, I have no desire to see episode 3, let alone a whole sequel trilogy. Lucas did such a piss-poor job with the prequels, I really don't even care about Star Wars anymore period. No theatrical cuts of the original movies on DVD either totally blows.

Anyway, I don't think they will make more movies anytime soon probably just TV crap. Star Wars is done.
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#9 Posted on 24.8.04 1918.41
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Lucas said "no" to the third trilogy back before the Lord of the Rings movies were made. After that, he's been saying (in interviews) that if he could do the trilogy properly, he might just shoot it all in 16-18 months and be done with it.
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#10 Posted on 24.8.04 1922.18
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    Originally posted by Freeway420
    Lucas said "no" to the third trilogy back before the Lord of the Rings movies were made. After that, he's been saying (in interviews) that if he could do the trilogy properly, he might just shoot it all in 16-18 months and be done with it.


So Lucas wouldn't direct the movies? Just stick with the special effects? Hire a writer? Have enough balls to make hte movie pg-13? If he would do those things the movies might be done "properly".
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#11 Posted on 24.8.04 2327.55
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If we really want to take the dip into the dark world of rumorville...

Steven Speilberg has always wanted to do a Star Wars flick (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/film/2110630.stm) but George has always said "no"...

Let the nerds salavate over that possibility (though I'm sure they have for a long, long time...)

On the plus side, I guess Mark Hamil may get a chance to do some work outside of voice acting.
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#12 Posted on 25.8.04 0736.33
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What Hamil was the Cocknocker who could forget that role.
Hamil is a great voice actor. The Joker is about 10 times better because of his voice. Hamil is a nice guy and I would like to see him in some real roles though.
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#13 Posted on 25.8.04 1942.25
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Originally Lucas had the story planned in 9-parts, but when he began to write it he realised he only needed 6 parts. So that's where the 9-part rumour comes from, and that's all it is, a rumour.

Why would he make EP VII, VIII and IX anyway? I know he loves money, but he also loves his vision. The story of Anakin is over, and that's what this whole thing is about. The only stories left after ROTJ are the books, and frankly they wouldn't be all that hot on the big screen.
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#14 Posted on 25.8.04 2344.06
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I'm curious as to why Lucas insisted on directing the latest trilogy himself. I doubt if it's an ego thing, since he had no trouble letting those two other guys direct Empire and Jedi, though frankly, the fact that I'm referring to them as 'those other guys' is a sign that though someone else directed the movies, they're still totally Lucas' babies. Edited to check....the two guys were Irvin Kershner and Richard Marquand. Marquand directed Jagged Edge, a decent thriller, and Kershner did Never Say Never Again (Connery's return as Bond) and Robocop 2. Not exactly sterling resumes, but hey, it's Hollywood.

Spielberg directing would be such a brilliant move that that would be the only reason to even bother making Episodes 7-9. Didn't Lucas and Spielberg have a falling out about some project, or am I just imagining things? I thought they had issues over the Indiana Jones IV project and have since parted ways.

Lucas' desire to work on "other projects" is kind of a laugh, since he's done nothing but Indy and Star Wars for the past 27 years. Which is a shame, since American Graffiti is one of my favourite movies. He should try another small-scale picture like that, just to shock everybody.


    Hamill is a great voice actor. The Joker is about 10 times better because of his voice. Hamil is a nice guy and I would like to see him in some real roles though.


Actually, there's an idea.....why doesn't Lucas just hire someone like Hayao Miyazaki to turn Episodes 7-9 into animated films?



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#15 Posted on 26.8.04 0152.38
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Actually, there's an idea.....why doesn't Lucas just hire someone like Hayao Miyazaki to turn Episodes 7-9 into animated films?

It sorta' happened... they did the "Clone Wars" animated mini-series earlier this year. The entire project clocked in around 40 minutes, but it wasn't as goofy as the prequels. I'm sure they'll release it on DVD for the Xmas season.

They also did the "Star Wars Christmas Special" waaaaay back when. Part of that was animated, but the live-action stuff was a terrific trainwreck.
Edit: had to add the link:
http://www.stomptokyo.com/movies/star-wars-holiday-special.html

Anyone else remember when Lucas proclaimed the original 3 movies as the first part of "The Adventures of Luke Skywalker"? I had the Han Solo paperback books around 4th grade (1984), and I remember seeing that annoying tagline inside the cover.

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#16 Posted on 26.8.04 0813.42
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    I doubt if it's an ego thing, since he had no trouble letting those two other guys direct Empire and Jedi, though frankly, the fact that I'm referring to them as 'those other guys' is a sign that though someone else directed the movies, they're still totally Lucas' babies. Edited to check....the two guys were Irvin Kershner and Richard Marquand. Marquand directed Jagged Edge, a decent thriller, and Kershner did Never Say Never Again (Connery's return as Bond) and Robocop 2. Not exactly sterling resumes, but hey, it's Hollywood.

Well, the non-Lucas-directed ESB is widely regarded as the best movies in the series. Plus, Kershner & Lucas didn't exactly see eye-to-eye during the making of ESB (I don't know how Lucas & Marquand's relationship was, though), so part of it might be ego.

Frankly, the prequels could have been a lot better with a director who was willing to stand up to Lucas, rather than yes-man Rick McCallum.
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#17 Posted on 27.8.04 1320.49
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Spielberg directing would be such a brilliant move that that would be the only reason to even bother making Episodes 7-9. Didn't Lucas and Spielberg have a falling out about some project, or am I just imagining things? I thought they had issues over the Indiana Jones IV project and have since parted ways.


I think it was the screenwriter that had the problems with Spielberg/Lucas/Ford, but I have no lnks backing me up (cursed journalistic integrity!).

I like the animated Star Wars feature film idea, but since ILM is the group with the NDA's it would probably end up being CG, which could be pretty cool in and of itself.

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#18 Posted on 27.8.04 1400.46
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Although the recent live action prequels have been pretty piss-poor, animated SW sounds abhorrent, IMO.
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