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Wedge in Red2
26 May 2005, 05:13 AM
"MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU (yet again)"

[From page 3 of the Daily Star 26/05/2005 (admittedly, a trashy tabloid newspaper over here, so could be completely wrong)]

Star wars addicts are to get a huge bonus - a SEVENTH blockbuster movie in the series.
Director Geroge Lucas has let slip that he has a fantastic new plot idea in mind and is secretly planning yet another episode.
Previously the cinema legend had said the current smash hit Revenge of the Sith would be the last in the franchise.
Last night a movie insider claimed money was not Lucas's motivation for taking the series to another dimension.
"It's got less to do with the fabulous box-office success and more to do with George believing that there are even more stories to tell," said the source.
"His latest idea would feature an almost all-new cast, apart from the Jedi master Yoda, who would be the hero of the new movie."
The plot now spinning around Lucas's head will take the story back to a time 100 years before The Phantom Menace, the first film in the storyline's chronology.
Another film is guaranteed to delight the army of Star Wars fans and set cinema tills ringing, following the worldwide record audiences for the recently-released Revenge of the Sith. The sixth instalment of the series took a best-ever 27million on its opening day in the US. Now it is thrilling British moviegoers.
The source said: "George is now 60, and he's said privately that he doesn't want to be in overall control of the movie, but would rather hold a guiding brief.
"But that is unlikely to happen given the multi-million pound success of the latest movie.
"Film company bosses would like to lock him in a room until he emerges with the new script."
A film featuring the tiny green Jedi master, who is voiced by actor Frank Oz, 61, would be a massive favourite with Star Wars fans.
Yoda trained Jedi knights for eight centuries. Among his final pupils were the most important Jedi warriors in Star Wars - Obi-Wan Kenobi, played initially by the late Sir Alec Guinness and then Ewan McGregor, 34, and Luke Skywalker, alias actor Mark Hamill, 53.

ross.kaniuk@dailystar.co.uk

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Jon

BrianDavion
26 May 2005, 05:25 AM
I'll belive it when I see it in a paper that doesn't have it next to an article on the Lizard boy

Snib Snub
26 May 2005, 07:24 AM
Sounds like theyre just taking quotes about the TV series and twisting them to ride the Star Wars hype and sell a few papers.

Wesly Senesca
26 May 2005, 10:53 AM
:raised: wtf?

DarionA'res
26 May 2005, 11:35 AM
Aw come on now guys, don't tease me. I've been hypothesizing for years now that maybe a member of Lucas' family will pick up the last 3 movies after he's dead or something but this is just too much. I agree I'm definitely not buying it til I can see it in a legit paper or source but dang if it doesn't get my hopes up.

Darth Fierce
27 May 2005, 05:03 AM
The rumor I've seen places the seventh Star Wars movie closer to 800 years BBY. Basically, it would have something to do with Yoda being the only character from the OT or PT in the seventh movie. I'm fairly certain that the rumor's nothing but bunk, as the supposed plot would totally mess up the EU storyline that the Final Battle of Ruusan (circa 1,000 years BBY) was the last major conflict between the Jedi and Sith before the PT.

Darth Fierce :vader:

ij thompson
27 May 2005, 05:30 AM
I hope it is wrong - I couldn't take a whole movie of Yoda-speak.

Give me VII, VII, and IX any day though! B)

RemyLeBeau
27 May 2005, 06:18 AM
That's another thing to speculate about...

If Lucas made ones in NJO era, would he follow the Yuuzhan Vong plot?

I'm not sure but I think the Yuuz Vong were thought up by someone else, so would Lucas allow that to constrain a sequel or would he have something else up his sleeve?

He doesn't seem like that kind of dude to me, but also keep in mind that we SW freaks already have the Yuuzhan hardwired into our heads.


Questions, questions...

Darth Fierce
27 May 2005, 06:48 AM
From what I've heard in the past (and the credibility of this rumor is shaky at best), if Lucas were to authorize the creation of Episodes VII through IX, they would take place years after the Vong War. Therefore, established post-RotJ EU would remain intact...remember, Lucas, himself, had some personal say on how the NJO series would develop (e.g., no Sith, Luke would not be killed off but Anakin Solo would).

Again, I doubt there will ever be a third Star Wars trilogy, but I've seen information that hints that if the two upcoming Star Wars TV shows do well, then Lucas might authorize the creation of another show set either during the KotOR era or the NJO era.

Darth Fierce :vader:

wolverine
28 May 2005, 03:32 AM
Actually, that brings up a question. IF (big if there) lucas DID do the Vong saga for EP 7-9, which hardbacks or soft backs would he use? Which would you LIKE him to use...??

Personally, i cannot see a trilogy (even if they made them as long as the Lord of the rings expanded edition trilogy) covering the entire saga, and doing it justice...

DarionA'res
28 May 2005, 10:45 AM
I agree with Fierce, he would not do it in the Vong war time frame. It'd be well after when Luke is rather old and near the end of his life. I wouldn't doubt if Luke would die like Obi did in the first of the three if they were ever done. Handing off the show to the new cast that would follow him. Just my two cents though. Don't know about Yoda prequel movie screwing up a timeline but I know I can handle another movie with Yoda speak but only if it doesn't suck and disgrace the other Star Wars Movies.

renegade_jedi
29 May 2005, 07:23 AM
Bull crap.
There are TWO possibilities for Eps 7, 8, and 9.
1) The Thrawn Trilogy to finish the Empire off.
2) A Trilogy about Ben Skywalker, the son of Luke and Mara, to finish the Three Generations Off

Ronin
29 May 2005, 07:28 AM
Personally, I think that if GL did make another trilogy, he wouldn't pay the slightest attention to EU. He does what he wants. It's his world. The prequels change EU and made us reconsider what we had taken for granted. If he made another trilogy I think he'd do the same: what he wants.

(not that I do think he'll make any more Star Wars films anyway).

Darth Fierce
29 May 2005, 08:39 AM
Okay...the latest I've seen indicates that the possibility of another Star Wars movie coming out, while unlikely, might not totally be out of the question. Check http://www.theforce.net for more information about this matter.

I continue to stand by my opinion that if the two upcoming TV shows do well, Lucas might be willing to give the green-light for a third SW TV series (instead of a movie). Only the future will tell what will be though...

Darth Fierce :vader:

Lord Kjeran
29 May 2005, 09:37 AM
Chello!

I think that in a few years Lucas might remake 4, 5, and 6 with all new actors... :(

Tony

Reverend Strone
29 May 2005, 11:46 AM
I believe the rumours of an other SW movie right now are completely false.

The TV series on the other hand, is a reality- and possibly two tv series at that (one animated, one live action).

The possibility of future movies, while GL has ruled them out, I think must be entertained- though I wouldn't expect anything for a good long while yet. Eps VII, VIII and IX? No. That story is told and there's no more to tell, but if a live action series did well, either this one or some other show in future, then the logical step from that would be a new movie based on those characters.

As to the rumours of a Yoda-centred Old Republic story- I can't imagine it as a movie and don't believe it would be possible to make an economical live action show with the main character being CG, but what a great concept for an animated show?

Wedge in Red2
31 May 2005, 01:56 AM
I'm inclined to agree, Rev.

I reported what I read. I didn't say I thought it was likely to be true - Tabloids are renowned for their ability to spin the truth into something all together different. As I have yet to see anything in any other more concrete source, my money would be on the Daily Star having made it up.

GL is a storyteller. He's told the story of the fall and redemption of Anakin Skywalker. My guess would be that he's going to stay away from those characters in the future - most of them, their story is told.

Jon

Wesly Senesca
31 May 2005, 10:47 AM
I know this isn't exactly on topic, but I was wondering if any of you guys have heard what each TV series will be about? A friend of mine told me he heard that the live action one will be about the twins' adolescence. Is that true? Because that would seriously suck if it turned out to be like some WB highschool teen drama crap. Please, tell it ain't so!

Darth Fierce
31 May 2005, 11:30 AM
From what I've heard:

--The cartoon series will take place during the Clone Wars. It'll be CGI and roughly thirty minutes in length per episode, IIRC. To some extent, it'll be what the Cartoon Network microseries could have been...

--The live action show will be set during the timespan between RotS and ANH and feature a minor character (probably a Jedi) from the prequel trilogy. My money, for a long time, has been on that character being Quinlan Vos. Given the fact that Vos wasn't killed off in RotS, it opens the door for him to be the star.... Whatever the case, I'm hoping the live action show has a dark edge, along the lines of Buffy or Angel.

Darth Fierce :vader:

Reverend Strone
31 May 2005, 02:54 PM
Interesting theory regarding Vos as the potential hero of the new series. It could be, though he was killed off in the screenplay (obliterated by the main gun of a turbo-tank on Kashyyk IIRC).

That didn't make the final cut, so I suppose he might be ripe for use in a future series...

Does anyone who read the ROTS novelisation know if his fate was mentioned there?

Master Dao Rin
31 May 2005, 07:29 PM
His fate was not mentioned there, Rev.

But I don't quite buy the Vos concept.

Probably more along the lines of a Young Han Solo Chronicles, featuring Chewie.

Probably even a musical. :D

I jest, I jest. But, you know George always wanted to re-do the Holiday Special. I'm sure of it. ;)

My money is on either a Boba Fett or Han Solo ( or something/one related, or like the Cindel family or something ).

kaeroth
1 June 2005, 07:59 AM
My money is on either a Boba Fett or Han Solo

I think it would be interesting to include the young Boba as a character, but as a friend of the main character, and as the series progresses you see them drifting in different directions. Boba's hatred of the Jedi eventually becomes stronger than his friendship, and....stuff. i don't watch it, but i was thinking something along the lines of the friendship between Clark and Lex on Smallville. Something that could have been good, but stuff happened and eventually they grow apart and maybe one become the hunted and the other the hunter. GL said he was filming 100 of the hour-long ones at once, so that gives lots of a chance for some nice character and story development.

Kordeth
1 June 2005, 09:39 AM
Originally posted by Reverend Strone
Interesting theory regarding Vos as the potential hero of the new series. It could be, though he was killed off in the screenplay (obliterated by the main gun of a turbo-tank on Kashyyk IIRC).

Actually, I'm pretty sure it was on Boz Pity, and it was in the comic-book adaptation as well. I remember being quite surprised, as Vos was one of the very few Jedi I could have plausibly seen surviving the Purge.

Jame
1 June 2005, 10:06 AM
What happened to the Wookiees in RotS?

Darth Fierce
1 June 2005, 10:19 AM
Originally posted by Kordeth


Actually, I'm pretty sure it was on Boz Pity, and it was in the comic-book adaptation as well. I remember being quite surprised, as Vos was one of the very few Jedi I could have plausibly seen surviving the Purge.

A good point that the comic adaption has Vos' tank being blown up, but that doesn't necessarily mean he was killed off...and given the fact that the Vos scene didn't make the final cut, I wouldn't be surprised if ol' Georgie-Boy has decided that Vos might have the fan appeal to draw folks to the live action series...

Darth Fierce :vader:

Master Dao Rin
1 June 2005, 03:57 PM
Originally posted by Jame
What happened to the Wookiees in RotS?

If you'll notice during Order 66 the clonetroopers - in addition to massacring all Jedi - take control of the planets they are on.

Notice the Utaupans all taken prisoner and being escorted onto a loading ramp.

I'd assume this is also where the famed Wookiee blocade and slavery started , considering that the Wookiees witnessed the betrayal of their Jedi friend and so the Wookiees rebelled at the failed attempt on Yoda's life ...

CaamasiJedi49
1 June 2005, 06:36 PM
You will also notice part of the tree city (forgot the name) is burning when the AT-RT's are partolling the lagoon. Ya know only trouble came from that.

Caamasi Jedi49

Darth_Xanthor
2 June 2005, 12:20 PM
Honestly, if they were to do a third series/movies, i have a coule suggestions for good ideas

1) The X-wing rogue squardon books - retaking corrustcant
2) Young Jedi Knights (make it a buffy/angel/smallville WBish type of show. If any body has read the books imagin the army of dark jedi leaping from floating ship, lightsbaer on, and chargeing the temple.)
3) um...ok i ran out of ideas.


But i do hope that his son/daughters decide to take it up and do another trilogy.

Wedge in Red2
3 June 2005, 01:45 AM
I don't know about his son or daughter taking up the mantle. A lot of times kids want to forge their own path, they don't want to follow their parents trails.

Besides, they're still fairly young (in their teens?). I think if they are going to get into film making, it'd be a few years yet.

Jon

Treefrog
3 June 2005, 06:28 PM
Let's also consider Steven Spielberg. GL and SS have been friends since the early 70s and that SS has mentioned that he wants to direct a SW film, should also be considered as well.

Darth_Xanthor
7 June 2005, 11:19 PM
I.....am very weary about that. I am not a big Spielburg fan....but it's would be an excuse to get another SW film

Snib Snub
8 June 2005, 08:24 AM
Originally posted by Darth_Xanthor
I.....am very weary about that. I am not a big Spielburg fan....but it's would be an excuse to get another SW film

Are you aware that Speilberg did storyboard a sequenece or two in Revenge of the Sith?

Corr Terek
8 June 2005, 11:06 AM
Are you aware that Speilberg did storyboard a sequenece or two in Revenge of the Sith?

And IIRC the scenes he storyboarded are supposed to be some of the best in the film (haven't seen it yet). I think most of the stuff with Grievous and the second Sidious showdown (say that five times fast) were done by him.