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General Project Luminous Rumors and News

Discussion in 'Project Luminous' started by Angelman, Jan 11, 2020.

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    If only we had a super cool, Dark Sider group that had just been hyped up and is now being explore posthumously...
     
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    The Sith is a known enemy from the known galaxy. I suspect that enemies from the unknown regions would be its own thing. Lucasfilm needs to move away from the lore of the Skywalker trilogy. It some ways it's really constricting.
     
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    4. It's a secret that gets taken 2 the grave 4 a hopefully good reason.
     
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    Announcement is February 24th. One more month of hype.

     
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    Well maybe this Project Luminous is bigger then we thought?

     
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    Officially, at this point in time, Project Luminous is "just" a books and comics initiative, but rumors insist it is MUCH bigger, including video games and multiple movies (with the December 2022 being among them). Jason Ward (IIRC) flat out stated that Project Luminous is the next phase of Star Wars, the next era/plots/and characters to be explored; (my paraphrasing), and that Benioff & Weiss' SW film series was part of this push (now to be helmed by someone else*).
    *It is virtually a given that Kevin Feige, who was brought in to "develop" a Star Wars film, is working on the opening movie for this new Project Luminous multi-media initiative. It makes all kinds of sense that if you're bringing him in to lend his magic on a film, it is going to be the first one that (hopefully) gets everyone stoked for the new "phase" of Star Wars.

    It is as of yet unknown how Rian Johnson's trilogy figures into all of this, whether that story will be a Project Luminous thing too or if he'll rather explore something completely different, (or indeed if his plans has now changed since Disney/LFL has hinted that they're not doing trilogies anymore... perhaps he has a "series" now, or perhaps his efforts are somehow rolled into the B&W films, or something... it's very hard [i.e. impossible] to say).
     
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    Not to discredit books and comics, but it would seem like a waste of time to have it's own reveal event--other then Celebration. Think about it, they're not even using Celebration to reveal it. They feel it justifies it's own event.
     
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    I agree, @Andrew Waples. Rumors nonwithstanding, this feels bigger than a big books & comic books presentation.

    I wonder, is there any significance to the 24th February date? Why have a thing for this now, rather than holding off on it for May the 4th or Celebrations in August or whatever? Can anyone tell if February 24th is just a random date or if it has some significance? Hm...

    When (in the year) are Star Wars books typically released, for instance? Or are they just released whenever like whenever?
     
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    It's just a random date. That being said, they're rumors that a PS5 reveal event happens in February. It's probably coincidental and unrelated, but if the video game rumor is real. It would make sense that the Luminous event takes place around that same time.
     
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    I don't mean to sound like a wet blanket but I'm not totally hyped at all. This haves nothing to do with TROS. We really DON'T need a SW film in 2022.

    I mean Iger himself mentions "SW FATIGUE". Years ago I would of loved a SW film every year or 2. But now we have D+. A SW miniseries here & there is fine. Heck they should also have in in the theater for 1 day only.

    Disney should just focus on theses Avatar sequels then Start "Episode 10" in 2027. The 50th anniversary.
     
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    Please don't speak for other people. The idea that there's Star Wars fatigue is silly. Is there Marvel fatigue? Is there Batman fatigue? Lucasfilm is moving beyond the tired trilogy format and pushing Star Wars forward.
    Hmm.... I actually don't think the 2022 is a KF thing. Some of the reports last year said his idea was far from being developed. It also seems like whatever D&D were working on will be taken over by someone else. I won't be surprised if Jon Favreau is who does the next film. First of all, it must be someone close to Disney because it hasn't leaked out. Deborah Chow will probably get a film soon as well. The TV series may start to be a proving ground for Lucasfilm. If they're moving to a Marvel model it will make it a lot easier to bring in directors to tell a single story.

    *edited to add

    KF has never directed a film so for all we know he's helping with the 2022 film.

     
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    I hate the whole "We really DON'T need a SW film in XXXX" or "We didnt ask for a XXXX SW film."

    1. Please speak for yourself
    2. We dont ever need a Star Wars film ever again, we didnt need any Star Wars film.

    The world is a happier place for me and my family with Star Wars films. I would have loved to have had the ST come 5-10 years earlier so I could have enjoyed them with my father like I did with all the other Star Wars films. Certainly over the next couple years people will pass away and others familiar linkages will be broken. Some day I will be gone and my kids wont be able to see the next Star Wars film with me and I am sure it will may them a little sad. The whole ST I sat down and said to myself boy I would have loved to have had my dad to be here with his grandkids like he was when the PT came out.
     
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    My inner cynic immediately responded with LEAKS, thinking whatever it is, they're not confident it can STAY mysterious until May 4th or SWC, so they want to get ahead of the leaks. That being said, Lucasfilm did a great job on keeping TCW Season 7 secret, and TROS's title a secret, so they definitely can. But with this many moving parts, maybe they're a little more worried?

    I think it depends on the person and the perceived quality of the product given. I was...burned out after TLJ, but Solo was a nice pick-me-up, and despite my feelings on TROS, I'm pretty optimistic for the future of Star Wars (maybe because I'm about to eat!) because there's enough good stuff to balance the "bad," like The Mandalorian, TCW Season 7, and all of the future Claudia Gray books.
    I do know people who are sick of MCU movies and refuse to see anything after Endgame, but they were getting bored with the MCU far before then; and I think Batman and most non-MCU superheroes are in a weird spot because they can reboot, giving the audience a new version.
    Look at Spider-Man. People would probably say that after the worst reviewed and received Spider-Man movie in 2014, 2016 is too soon for a new version (heck I remember these exact complaints!). But then Civil War came out and people became excited for Spider-Man: Homecoming.
    But I see your point and agree with it to an extent.
    That's a novel idea! Maybe they can stream the entire first season of the Mandalorian in theaters, and then at midnight or whenever show the first episode of Season 2.
     
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    Generally, people don't get worn out on things they are enjoying. The best cure for "Star Wars Fatigue" is enjoyable Star Wars movies. Getting distance from the expectations surrounding previously established characters, and actually planning out where the story is going in advance will go a long way to providing that. It appears that Project Luminous is going to do both of those things.

    I'm eager to see what Star Wars movies become with the freedom that a different era allows. I hope the rumors that they are going to tell stories about a variety of different characters during the High Republic period are true. Whatever you may think of the MCU, there is no denying that they have done an excellent jobs of combining Super Heroes with different genres to keep things from getting stale. I think Star Wars could really use some of that.
     
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    Feige was hired to "develop a Star Wars film", not to direct one. As you say, he isn't a director. Feige is a producer, so at the very least he will produce the film, although he is also a story guy to some degree, so I expect him to have a writing credit, too. To me, "develop" sounds like producing and writing at some level; similar to how George Lucas as a "story writing" (i.e. general outline) credit for ESB and the Indiana Jones films, among others.
     
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    Not speaking 4 others. It was just a suggestion. I really don't think this HR or PL movie or what ever they're going to call it will be financially great.
    P.L. Project Luminous. H.R. High Republic.
    If it makes over a billion I'll jump in a river & show it on my YT Channel!
     
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    I can't speak for everyone, but I don't need any video evidence. I'll just take your word for it.
     
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    You also thought Knives Out would barely break-even and it's currently at $288M.

    It's silly to put some kind of unrealistic box office expectation on new films. If a film doesn't make a billion now it's not financially great? The real challenge for Star Wars is doing something that appeals to new audiences. The newest Spider-Man film made $110M less in the US than The Rise of Skywalker, but still made more money because of international box office.

    Lucasfilm doesn't have a fan problem. It has a new fan problem. If they don't start making films that appeal to new audiences then the property is destined for Disney+.
     
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    I am more excited for Project Luminous than any other project in the works at Lucasfilm because this book series has the potential to expand this galaxy in the way the films should have by now. Yes, I loved the films as much as everyone here, but I did not feel like the filmmakers were as imaginative as they could have been, both in presenting a story and setting that felt different.
    If Project L. Is indeed set in the “High Republic” era as suggested through rumors, it will force Disney to get out of their comfort zone: namely, the OT era. Think about it: a group of Star Wars films that will not have the comfort of falling back on Rebel Alliance vs. Empire. This has me excited immensely. I am in the minority, but I found the visual aesthetics of the prequel era quite pleasing and would like to see the galaxy in this classical era (more Naboo star fighter designs, less X Wing designs.)

    Now, for my concerns: the rumors (makingstarwars.net, reddit, mentions of High Republic in comics series, etc.) seem to indicate this era was filled with Jedi exploring “unknown regions,” (aka, the outer rim at the time.) This is not very interesting in my opinion because 1) we know what the outer rim is from later films and 2) I really don’t want to see more Star Wars set in deserts and forests. I expect the Republic to be in full power, so can we please see Coruscant again or populated areas? The Jedi served the galaxy and settled disputes so I would like to see what some of these disputes were like. We got a taste of it in TPM with the Trade Federation blockade, but of course as we all know “the negotiations were short.”
     
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    I also said I will be the first on
    I also said I will be amazed if it did. Kept my promise & said that in another post in that thread. I was not hoping KO will fail in any of my posts. It was just a prediction I aadmittedmy prediction was wrong.

    Having said that I'm also hoping PL/HR dosen't fail but I predict it won't hit a billion.
    --- Double Post Merged, Jan 31, 2020, Original Post Date: Jan 31, 2020 ---
    How well does RJ work with others? What if he wants to do "his own story"?

    He may have to follow certain rules like "you can't bring in a sith". Or he may want to change a rule like Exegol was discovered by the Jedi b4 Rey & friends first.

    Assuming he still gets his trilogy & he doesn't get full creative control again he may then get another time period.
     
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