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SPECULATION Disney Shifting to tough female leads?

Discussion in 'Rogue One' started by sbs87, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. sbs87

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    So we got the first Spin off title today "Star Wars : Rogue One" and we know Felicity Jones is to play a lead character. It also seems that Daisy Ridley will be one of our main heroes in The force Awakens come Dec 18th.
    Could we have a female soon to be Jedi warrior and a female Rogue squad pilot to be the focus of Star Wars to come? What do you guys think of Disney focusing on female leads more prominently than the previous films?
     
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    I think Katniss Everdeen and Tris Prior, of The Hunger Games and Divergent respectivley, are to blame.
     
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    For sure. Both successful so Disney wants a piece now.
     
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    I hope not too much, need to keep it balanced.
     
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    Star Wars needed better diversity, so I think it's a good move. But in this case I'm betting they end up with a male lead that is at least equal to Jones in Rogue One.
     
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    It's funny when people say Star Wars needs better diversity when it has aliens in it.
     
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    I'm worried that Disney is going to focus intently on female characters, as a means of "balancing out" the saga when put next to the last two trilogies.
     
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    I'm going to be a little bit political incorrect but for me diversity =/= quality of the movie. I just hope that the female characters were created to fit the story and not because they're following a trend or to cater a vocal minority of so called SJW a bunch of hypocrites that whine on the internet that the white male is evil and hates women and because they think they have the authority to demand what the authors and creators of movies, games or books should write and portrait their characters.

    Either way, I like to see Felicity Jones in this movie, I hope she kicks some ass.
     
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    I for one couldn't care less whether its a male or female centric story. What's the difference? Are movies only good if the main character is the same race, gender, and religion as the viewer? I love to watch movies from different perspectives as it makes it more interesting. If the movie is good and the characters are deep, who care what the characters look like?
    I don't' think they quite fit the point the critics are making.
    You are correct. Diversity does not equal quality. It has no impact on it at all so I'm not even sure why people get themselves all riled up about it. Oh no a black storm trooper. Oh no, a girl is leading "our" movies. How dare they.

    What difference does it make. If the quality is good, why not actually portray the diversity of the world that has been swept under rugs in Hollywood for 100+ years.
     
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    My hope is for the female characters to be written specifically for women, not women reciting testosterone-infused dialogue interchangeable with that of their male co-stars. Otherwise, they're reduced to eye candy status. Yes, Star Wars isn't deep or particularly realistic, but it needn't be one-dimensional and it has a lot of female fans who want their ladies to be strong in all sorts of ways beyond physical strength and the ability to juggle a laser rifle and lightsabre.
     
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    I don't think this is a shift to tough (or strong) female roles but just an introduction. It has been something that has not been very prevalent in Star Wars. Even with the introduction of strong female leads, these stories will still have strong male leads as well.
     
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    I really think Felicity Jones is playing Mon Mothma based on her accent and her resemblance to her. IDK if i'd qualify Mothma as a tough female but I don't know enough about her to make a proper judgement.
     
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    This would depend on what time frame the movie will take place in. If it is around the time of the OT then maybe. I don't expect a whole lot of old characters being recast except for the spinoffs that might be about a specific character. I expect Jones is likely playing a new character. It will be interesting to see.
     
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    You absolutely could be right, and perhaps if they did stay away from recasting old characters it would be for the best. It would only truly work for Alien characters or someone who wears a helmet (ahem boba) the whole time.
     
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    I see your point but I'm a little split on "My hope is for the female characters to be written specifically for women... Otherwise, they're reduced to eye candy status. "

    I disagree. If you write an amazing role, and it could go to either a man or a woman, then this is equality. When we pigeon-hole people into gender roles, then this seems less equal.

    I could care less the gender or race of the characters. I always felt the argument "they superficially look more similar to me and therefore make for a relatable hero" to be bullpoodoo. I find myself inspired and able to relate to strong figures, no matter what they look like. In short, if people only identify with those that look similar to them, maybe they are the bigot.
     
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    I don't mind some female leads. I think the spin offs might lean a little harder on it because the ST seems like it's going to have a few leads kind of like the OT. When it comes down to it though...I might not like The Hunger Games a lot but I like looking at J Law more than Mark Hamill so there's that too.;)
     
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    Disney is doing the right thing and focus on tough female leads. We now live in the world where the woman is completely empowered to take over men while men are in complete decline. It is invitable because God has created women first. Women truly embody God. The next President of the USA will be a woman and NO it will NOT be Hillary.
     
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    It's the beginning of the sexist wars.
     
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    Disney is doing the right thing and making Star Wars a female lead series. We are now living in the age where women are completely empowered to dominate and lead over men. Women are the gender of God. God created women before man. Man has corrupted and perverted this world and it will take women to fix it. This is the true nature and order of things.
     
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    Can we get into God-talk please? We all have different beliefs and none of them are really relevant to Star Wars.

    On the subject of the thread though: I don't think Disney, or any movie-making company, is switching over to exclusively make female leads, they're just getting with the times and telling good stories with a wider cast of characters. I don't see Rey or Felicity's characters as political moves, I see them as interesting characters who happen to be female.
     
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