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Official Star Wars Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bearfan, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. soundwave

    soundwave Educated Fool

    It feels like Disney is plowing through these at a prodigious rate and the stories are going to suffer. Lucas obsessed over both trilogies with his sweeping vision, and his imagination really showed (even though the PT was poorly executed, Lucas' creativity was still impressive). R1 was good, but it felt like just another good movie that gets lost in the shuffle over time rather than something that's really memorable (good or bad).
     
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  2. Srogyy

    Srogyy Ancient Mariner

    The Han Solo news is crazy! Damn, at this stage of production? So many thoughts right now, but overall I think people at Lucasfilm know what they're doing.
     
  3. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Sounds like another franchise job for Joss Whedon...
     
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  4. Maturin

    Maturin Sköldpadda

    Don't worry, we're still flying half a film!

    Edit: No, but seriously? How does this even happen this late?
     
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  5. Srogyy

    Srogyy Ancient Mariner

    I imagine some things become apparent only as the production unfolds... But I agree, this is a a very late and extremely radical shake-up. I trust Lucasfilm fully, though, and to be honest I admire that they were willing to risk a PR disaster for the good of the project (if that's what happened). I'm curious how will the situation develop, especially since they were expected to kick off the promotion of the film during D23 expo next month.

    If you're interested, you can read up on the story here: https://www.starwarsnewsnet.com/201...pher-miller-have-left-star-wars-han-solo.html
     
  6. Srogyy

    Srogyy Ancient Mariner

  7. Maturin

    Maturin Sköldpadda

    Ron Howard's a fantastic director. Have complete faith in him. Come on, he made Dan Brown's books into watchable films. If he can do that, he's the guy you want for this.
     
  8. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Yeah, I'm sure Ron Howard will make exactly the film he is hired to make, make it competently, and it will be enjoyable. However, I'm already betting this will be the least interesting (re: boundary pushing/experimental) of all 6 of these new SW films.
     
  9. Srogyy

    Srogyy Ancient Mariner

    I think (pure speculation) that Howard might have been in negotiations to direct one of the future spin-offs. That would explain such a quick hire.
     
  10. Maturin

    Maturin Sköldpadda

    Or, Lucasfilm started negotiating this a while ago.
     
  11. soundwave

    soundwave Educated Fool

  12. Srogyy

    Srogyy Ancient Mariner

    That's a highly tendentious article. Borderline ugly if you ask me. Directors have huge influence over actor's performance and it doesn't surprise me there was something off about Ehrenreich's Solo given Lord & Miller's approach. I don't believe it has much to do with his acting capabilities. Hiring an acting coach could mean various things. One of them is that Lucasfilm can't afford any further mistakes, so any help (including that of an acting coach) might turn out useful. I think they want to make sure they're crafting the right Han Solo character and perhaps want the coach to help keeping it on track and in line with what's in the script. I'm not saying I'm sure Ehrenreich is gonna do an outstanding job. We just have no evidence to claim otherwise yet.

    Sources report that Lord & Miller were encouraging improvisation, adding too much comedy to the mix and that they were not eager to compromise. As a result, they drifted away from the script, which made Kathleen Kennedy and writer Lawrence Kasdan - the guy who shaped Han Solo in TESB, RotJ and TFA - unhappy. Now maybe this is just me, but, paradoxically, the whole drama made me more encouraged towards this film (overall I'm skeptical of the young Han Solo idea). From my point of view it is a testament to how much Lucasfilm cares about what Star Wars should be and knows they have to nail this. I'm hearing voices that it sucks they're micromanaging, but I think this is absolutely what they should be doing. You have to hit that sweet spot between being original and staying true to what Star Wars is about in order to make a successful new instalment of the series. Take Rian Johnson for example. The Last Jedi is shaping up to be bold and original with no production problems whatsoever, because he knows what he's doing. Apparently there were some issues with Gareth Edwards' vision of Rogue One, but he was willing to co-operate and compromise with the studio. Eventually we got a truly great film - something totally new, yet comfortably familiar.

    By the way, apparently Ehrenreich himself raised objections to the direction the character was going into.
     
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  13. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    I very agree with all of that, @Srogyy. The vision of keeping Han Solo in character at all costs in encouraging and shows that the people running the Star Wars ship actually care about the integrity of their product.
     
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  14. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Couldn't get through the first paragraph of that article.
     
  15. Srogyy

    Srogyy Ancient Mariner



    Normally I feel underwhelmed when we get BTS reels instead of proper trailers, but this one is really cool!
     
  16. terrell39

    terrell39 Ancient Mariner

  17. Srogyy

    Srogyy Ancient Mariner

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    Srogyy Ancient Mariner

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  19. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Best news to come out of Star Wars land in awhile. They better get McGregor on board or it isn't worth it.
     
  20. MrKnickerbocker

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    Absolutely! If they managed to make a really good prequel movie with middle age Obi-Wan played my McGregor, it would at least make the prequel trilogy worth it.
     

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