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Old 11-09-2017, 05:45 PM   #1
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New Star Wars Trilogy Announced

'The Last Jedi' director Rian Johnson has signed on to create a new trilogy of Star Wars films, as well as write/direct the first installment.

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In shepherding this new trilogy, which is separate from the episodic Skywalker saga, Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.

No release dates have been set.
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Old 11-10-2017, 12:01 PM   #2
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Sounds promising. If they can keep the quality up then I'm all for it.
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:35 PM   #3
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Interesting its staying separate from the Skywalker saga. I say that if they want to do something like Old Republic, I say go for it.
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Old 11-10-2017, 10:14 PM   #4
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I read that they really like Rian Johnson and what he did for Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017). Looking forward to the new trilogy and if they keep it in our own time frame (no prequels).
I understand George Lucas also wrote story treatments for Episodes X, XI and XII. So I wonder how far in the future his stories are. Surely they are in his lifetime. Luke Skywalker must be apart of those story treatments too, I would think. I realize George Lucas was angry for Disney not using any of his ideas for The Force Awakens. Perhaps Disney should honor the creator.
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Old 11-11-2017, 02:45 AM   #5
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This must be the least surprising "big news" I've heard in a while.
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:19 AM   #6
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This must be the least surprising "big news" I've heard in a while.

It is? Surprised me...

But maybe it's just that I was expecting differently. After all the talk of standalones about classic characters, them announcing a trilogy about new characters caught me off guard.

And for it to the first sub-series to ditch the "Episode ___" numbering structure, is kind of unexpected.

Johnson returning isn't huge, I'll admit, but after some of the director drama on their other films I wouldn't have called it a "given" either.
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Old 11-12-2017, 11:52 AM   #7
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The Last Jedi is literally going to have to be the single greatest movie Iíve ever seen(several notches above Empire and Raiders combined) for me to get excited by this news. Disney is officially milking Star Wars all that it is worth and more.

As the films continue and the less involvement the original trilogy crew will have, I will have no interest in Star Wars. Something I would probably be shocked to learn about myself 10 years ago, but I guess we all grow up..
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William Boyd made 66 Hopalong Cassidy films in 14 years (1935-1948).

Disney is going to have to hustle!

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Old 11-14-2017, 12:59 AM   #9
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It is? Surprised me...
Disney has long since indicated... no, flat out declared they intend to milk the franchise for all it's worth. Heck, they've basically yelled it from the rooftops.

Only thing that's been shrouded in mystery is the execution. But since it's been clear for a while they're going to do something big, there's practically no method that should be considered surprising.
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:44 PM   #10
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... But since it's been clear for a while they're going to do something big...


and safe

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...there's practically no method that should be considered surprising.

Except for the element of surprise and wonder itself. Keep it vanilla Disney, keep it vanilla.
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