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    I, for one, am actually quite excited. I love Disney, and they've done right by Marvel and Muppets and Pixar, I'm sure they'll do right by LFL and Star Wars. I'm even excited about the possibility of movies, since all-new stories are SO much easier to tell than prequels, which have all kinds of restrictions on them.

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    Count me as another who's pretty happy with the news.

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    This news got me brainstorming about new characters for the franchise:

    --Jedi Padawan Bam Bee, saved by Master Skywalker after Bam's mother was killed in an Imperial Remnant attack
    --P1N-0K0, plucky protocol droid who dreams of being a real human

    not to mention

    --the evil Imperial Captain Huuk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Fierce View Post
    This news got me brainstorming about new characters for the franchise:

    --Jedi Padawan Bam Bee, saved by Master Skywalker after Bam's mother was killed in an Imperial Remnant attack
    --P1N-0K0, plucky protocol droid who dreams of being a real human

    not to mention

    --the evil Imperial Captain Huuk
    That's just wrong on so many levels!
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    This little piece of satire backfired quite nicely, didn't it?

    Me and my big mouth.
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    I'm wondering...how much of the established post-Endor EU do people think will be destroyed/need to be retconned with the new films? Hands up if you think the answer is "A lot!"

    IMHO if they pick up the films following right after Endor and want to stay true to the established EU, it would make sense that the next film be about Bakura. However, I don't think that's a movie many people outside the die-hard fans would pay money to see.

    And correct me if I'm reading this wrong, but is the plan put forth by Disney to make Episodes VII-IX and then produce a Star Wars film every one or two years afterwards?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Fierce View Post
    I'm wondering...how much of the established post-Endor EU do people think will be destroyed/need to be retconned with the new films? Hands up if you think the answer is "A lot!"

    IMHO if they pick up the films following right after Endor and want to stay true to the established EU, it would make sense that the next film be about Bakura. However, I don't think that's a movie many people outside the die-hard fans would pay money to see.

    And correct me if I'm reading this wrong, but is the plan put forth by Disney to make Episodes VII-IX and then produce a Star Wars film every one or two years afterwards?
    A Bakura movie would be a travesty, IMO. As Lucas mentioned, it's an all-new, original storyline.
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    I, for one, hope that the Disney writers ditch a sizable portion of the post-Endor EU and come up with something new. New minds, hopefully fresh, new ideas, and new direction. For those that want to stick solely with "canon", let them have an aneurism attempting to figure out how to retcon it. For those of us that don't give a fig about sticking with "canon", let Disney wipe the slate clean and start with interesting new ideas!
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    Not gonna lie, I may be in the minority but I'm actually very excited about this. I flat-out would not have paid money for any more Star Wars movies if Lucas had remained in control. Such was my disappointment with the prequels and the various monkeying around he did with the originals. And an excellent argument was made for bringing back Mark Hamill, which would be awesome and which I agree with wholeheartedly. But in the meantime, I'll rely on others to do my speculating for me, so carry on chaps!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimace View Post
    I, for one, hope that the Disney writers ditch a sizable portion of the post-Endor EU and come up with something new. New minds, hopefully fresh, new ideas, and new direction. For those that want to stick solely with "canon", let them have an aneurism attempting to figure out how to retcon it. For those of us that don't give a fig about sticking with "canon", let Disney wipe the slate clean and start with interesting new ideas!
    Truthfully I could do without a good deal of the post-Endor EU too, including the god-awful KJA take on the franchise, but depending on when they set the new movies it would be nice if there was some passing reference to various stories. For example, considering the fact that the new movies would probably be set several years after the original trilogy, it'd be nice to hear some references to the Thrawn Trilogy. Just don't throw the entire baby out with the bathwater is what I'm saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treefrog View Post
    A Bakura movie would be a travesty, IMO. As Lucas mentioned, it's an all-new, original storyline.
    You think??? Oh come on, entechment...Ssi-Ruuk...who wouldn't love that??? Kidding, of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Fierce View Post
    You think??? Oh come on, entechment...Ssi-Ruuk...who wouldn't love that??? Kidding, of course.
    Ugh. Just... ugh. I read the first fifth of that book and nearly threw it away. Luckily, it was a library book, so I could throw it in the return bin with gusto.
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    How many people here thought the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie totally blew the SW prequels out of the water? If Disney brings that sense of fun and adventure to new SW films, they just might recapture the magic of the OT.
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    Well, I'm psyched. And for those of you concerned for the EU, do bear in mind how little attention Lucas pays to it anyway. Oh sure, he may have embraced Coruscant, but he rather coldly rejected everything else Zahn came up with.

    *idle thought* you know, the Tesseract looks an awful lot like a Holocron...
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