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General Project Luminous Rumors and News

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

  1. Porco Azzurro

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    Some word soup to throw out there now and check back later for fun :)

    “The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things...

    Until... Project Luminous”

    So what is the “until” until-ing?

    - The Force...
    Until? Something else? The Force is blocked? An alternative to the Force?

    - ...is what gives a Jedi his power.
    Until... ? Something stops the Force? Something else gives a Jedi his power? It gives power to someone or something other than Jedi?

    - It’s an energy field...
    Until? It’s something else instead? Or as well as?

    -...created by all living things...
    Until? Some living things that don’t create it? Not-living things (droids? The dead?) that try to create it instead/as well as?

    “Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter”

    If there’s a Project Luminous, is there a Project Crude Matter too in some sense?

    Luminosity, shining, giving off light, levels of light. Stars. The light side. “In the night, find the light”

    ‘Luminous’ names: Lu(ke), Rey, Luminara Unduli

    lightsabers - the weapon of Jedi/Force users, a blade of light.


    ORIGIN OF LUMEN
    1870–75; < New Latin, special uses of Latin lūmen (stem lūmin-) light, window

    light window? A project to open a widow? World between worlds stuff?!
     
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  2. Andrew Waples

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    The "until" part is intriguing. You usually don't say "until" unless something drastic changes or you want something from someone. "I'm not going to give you X until you do Y for me." The "until" also sounds menacing like something bad is going to happen or drastic.
     
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    I posted these ideas in another thread but from Legends this reminds me vaguely of the Chu'unthor Jedi ship that is essentially a massive mobile Jedi academy that crash lands on Dathomir where its survivors battled witches before they were rescued by a young Master Yoda. It was built soon after the creation of the Outer Expansion Zone that was pushed for by the galaxy's megacorporations to revamp the ebbing galactic colonial expansion under the illusion of it being for the Republic but was really an attempt to subjugate more and more worlds of non-humans for exploitation as serfs causing insurrections and federal interventions (feels like a Sith shadow operation like one Plagueis would have orchestrated as Hego Damask).

    Meanwhile, the Rakata are gone and the Chiss are at the height of their empire.

    I also think there will be a strong Mandalorian connection by way of the Ruusan Reforms and the Mandalorian Excision that dramatically altered life in Mandalorian space through a brutal preemptive strike by the Jedi and Planetary Security Forces that devastated Conchord Dawn, Mandalore, and two other planets causing the society to split between the pacifists we see in the Clone Wars "The New Mandalorians" and the hardcore military traditionalists that would lead to groups like Death Watch called "The Faithful".
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  4. Angelman

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    Hey all,

    So, we still don’t know much, but… we know a LOT more than before the presentation!



    There’s a TON of detail to be mined from this video. Go through it frame-by-frame and I’m sure you can find a great amount of information about The High Republic/Project Luminous (at least what the project looked like during conceptualization).


    I’ve only watched the video once, but I’m pretty sure I spotted a lightwhip for instance! :D


    And take a look at this white board! A lot of interesting stuff in the wish list :)
    White board.png

    I am excite! :D
     
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  5. Andrew Waples

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    I wonder in what context does "fiction" mean? That an "actual ending" is not possible?
     
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    So, this project Luminous is during the era of the High Republic. 200 years before the events of TPM.
    They will focus in books and comics only? No movies or tv series?
     
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  7. Angelman

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    I take it as a header like "what does great pieces of fiction all have in common?", or something like that.

    It means what they said in the thing.
    a) the announced projects are novels
    b) this initiative was to define what "the future of Star Wars" (which definitely includes film & TV) would be about (<-- quoted from memory)
     
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    Guys, I can't describe how much I love the art of Project Luminous. It's everything I loved from the EU aesthetic that I thought Disney/Lucasfilm would never return to. It has such a fantasy vibe, like the Tales of the Jedi comic covers. I'm so on board for all of this.
     
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    My guy reaction, and I hate to initially be a downer is... "this is it? A setting for a few books?"

    But thinking about it further... while many (including myself) might find this announcement a bit underwhelming, there's definitely some good that could come of it.

    - Obviously a new setting for multimedia, which can't be a bad thing by any means

    - Potential for other stories to touch on this area (hey, that rumored Rebels sequel sounds like it could connect in a myriad of ways)

    - Cool new Star Wars art, stories, and the ever important context

    - An era I don't think Legends really even covered all that thoroughly. While pre-ANH, this is not the Old Republic era.

    - Some of the brainstorming ideas look cool. "What scares the Jedi", a "sith empire", "relic hunters", and motha-freakin' "dinosaurs"? Count me in!



    So, while I think this is a shift in the right direction, I'm hoping to see a leap that way soon after.
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    My guy reaction, and I hate to initially be a downer is... "this is it? A setting for a few books?"

    But thinking about it further... while many (including myself) might find this announcement a bit underwhelming, there's definitely some good that could come of it.

    - Obviously a new setting for multimedia, which can't be a bad thing by any means

    - Potential for other stories to touch on this area (hey, that rumored Rebels sequel sounds like it could connect in a myriad of ways)

    - Cool new Star Wars art, stories, and the ever important context

    - An era I don't think Legends really even covered all that thoroughly. While pre-ANH, this is not the Old Republic era.

    - Some of the brainstorming ideas look cool. "What scares the Jedi", a "sith empire", "relic hunters", and motha-freakin' "dinosaurs"? Count me in!



    So, while I think this is a shift in the right direction, I'm hoping to see a leap that way soon after.
     
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    I'll be honest, I'm let down by this announcement. Finding out that all they've been teasing was a few books and comics is a let down. I thought we were getting a project on the scale of Shadows of the Empire or The Force Unleashed, including video games and maybe a TV show; especially after how well Fallen Order and The Mandalorian were received. And setting it only 200 years before TPM? Why not 1000 years and have it be during the Jedi & Sith war and the beginning of the Rule of Two? That being said, I'll give it a chance but I hope they expand beyond just books and comics.
     
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    It was never promoted as anything other than a publishing announcement. Lucasfilm isn't going to announce anything film/TV related at 10pm EST on a Monday night.

    This announcement was basically what I thought it would be based on what we had learned coming into it. I like that they're using books/comics to experiment. This is exactly what they should be doing. Will the new films take place in the same period? No idea. We've heard rumors, but they could be wrong. It does seem like Lucasfilm is prepping for a big push around Celebration time so this could be part of the puzzle.

    We'll find out soon enough.
     
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  12. Angelman

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    Film & TV projects will probably be announced at Star Wars Celebration in August. I expect that any/many new projects will slot into the High Republic era and/or tie directly into the Project Luminous plots.
     
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    Does that say Dinosaurs on the white board? If so, I'm going to be very disappointed if they don't have a rogue Jedi try to weaponized a lightsaber welding Velociraptor.
     
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    I'm gonna sound like Debbie downer, but so far, and I realize nothing is actually out yet, but so far I'm very underwhelmed. This post is more for me to work things out in my head, so I hope no one takes offense.

    1. The art, for me, is underwhelming. What I've seen so far (maybe I haven't seen all of it?) is reminiscent of the cartoon "The Resistance." The animation/art there was, in my mind, poor. It was part of what made me watch all of 2 episodes before I gave up (that and the story).
    2. I don't get the decision to only go back 200 years. They used that line from Obi Wan in IV, so I'll also quote Obi Wan. "For over a thousand generations the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace..." So why go back like only 10 generations? If it's a period of expansion, why not go back 900 years to when the war with the Sith ended? That would seem to be a time when rapid economic and geographic expansion took place. Maybe I'm thinking this over too deeply.
    3. I hope they are going to, at some point, tie this in to films, and the films will tie into the books. What I would hate is to see a repeat of the ST (no I'm not bashing the ST to relax). What I mean is I keep going back to the novelization for VII. The little prophecy thingy at the start. What they heck was that all about? Seems they never really tied that back in. They never ever mentioned the "acolytes of the beyond" after the Wendig series. After Rogue One we don't ever hear anything about the Guardians and after VII we never hear about "The Church of the Force." All cool concepts. And yet, dropped like hot potatoes. If I'm reading these books they need to start feeling like they have some importance besides just filling in the gaps left by the likes of JJ Abrams.

    Having said that, I look forward to seeing what Soule has to offer. I have enjoyed what Claudia Gray has done (both Bloodline and Master and Apprentice were enjoyable). Hopefully this will be good as well.
     
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    I agree with you on points 2 and 3. Before the reveal I believed they would want to place themselve in a time where the force users were trying to build or improve their order. Something in the lines of, we need more recruits, we need to shape our teaching into a sort of academia manner, etc... As this would bring in the audience and all build a new chapter of star wars together.

    How I understand it now is that they want actually a place where they can create cool and badass characters, who aren't trying out to find their place in the galaxy (as this was pretty much what all main characters in the Skywalker saga were doing). The feeling is they want to mimic the beginnings of comics. You have these cool people out there doing awesome stuff. And then when they know which one of them (or team) works best/has the mass appeal (everyone knows superman batman etc) they can make movies/TV shows abt them.

    More in the lines of: we are introduced to Darth Vader, he is this cool villain we want to more abt him and howhe got so evil.
    Once the main characters in the high Republic are set, known and proved they were enjoyed (like Ashoka and many others), the fans will want to know more. Also I guess this leaves them time to properlymake movies and avoid the recast/reboot. Let's look at how Spiderman had many variants from different actors. They brought different facets to the character but it's not unifying. Iron Man, black widow.. all have their own live action face.

    The on screen stories of the these characters would allow the audience to know more abt them.

    I'm a bit disappointed abt this as I was more into gradually building things up in term of power, like you said with right after the Jedi sith war as pretty much everything had to be rebuilt. But this is just my personal tastes.

    In French we say this is a "psychological analysis made in a bar" hahah

    I'm still pretty hyped and will definitely read these books :)
     
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    I'm most likely gonna read that first novel. I know Soule has done some good work on the comics, although I've not read any of them myself. I just don't have the time to keep up with all of them. I'll read any novel Claudia Gray puts out (although the first one she's doing in this is YA so maybe I'll not read that one). From there I'll take it one step at a time.
     
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    I don't understand how people didn't know this was just books and comics. They've clearly talked about it as nothing but a publishing endeavor since the beginning.
     
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    Complaining about concept art for a publishing event is little much. Also, there's no accounting for taste because I enjoyed the animation more for Resistance than I did for Rebels, which I thought was pretty poor.
     
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    I was disappointed with Resistance but I thought their animation was overall beautiful. Sure there character models look little wonky but their ships and back ground looked amazing. I think it's too early to judge the animation style until we see the final product.

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    That's one thing I will give Resistance credit for, basically everything except the human character models looked great. I never watched S2, but it's on Disney+ now so is it worth going through?

    As far as the art for the High Republic, I like what I've seen so far, but like you said, we don't really have a lot to go on yet.
     
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