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JJ Abrams to write and direct Episode IX

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by Casper11, Sep 12, 2017.

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    But what Kylo Ren actually has is a ton of depth.
    We can disagree about the choices made but now you are denying things that actually exist.
     
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    I think you misunderstood. I wrote that depth IS what makes Kylo Ren interesting.
    But I just didn’t find Poe’s added layer, character arc or depth interesting.
     
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    Ah, maybe you missed the comma. I should just have written:
    Depth is fine, and that’s what makes...
     
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    I really like Poe. In TFA he was a hot shot pilot. In TLJ he continues where that left off but his character matures as the movie progresses. He learns what it takes to be a leader. This sets up IX to complete his arc as the new leader of the Resistance. RJ did a good job of developing his character in a way that makes sense and in the end necessary. There was no way to predict Carrie’s tragic passing but Poe’s character arc sets up nicely to help deal with the absence of Leia in IX. Poe taking over in IX will feel more natural then if he was still only just the hot shot pilot and all of a sudden starts IX off as the leader.
     
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    Variety - J.J. Abrams Seeking Record-Shattering Overall Megadeal (EXCLUSIVE)

     
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    The best thing would be for Paramount or Universal to cave in and do it.
    Yes he's been great for Star Wars but those two studios need things to rival Marvel, Star Wars, Harry Potter and DC movies.

    Use JJ to launch franchises. He makes generally liked and wide base franchise flicks as well as anyone.
    He brought Mission Impossible back for Paramount once.
    Lock him up and use him as a catalyst for those things.
     
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    Paramount isn't in the running. You mean WB.
     
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    I know Paramount isn't "in the running" but they should be.
    Universal and Paramount are both hanging on by threads in the big budget game.
    Universal has the Jurassic movies and Fast movies.
    Paramount has....Transformers and Mission Impossible.

    They need to get in on this more than WB should.
     
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    JJ and Paramount have had friction for years, he’s not going back there. I could easily see him succeeding Kathleen Kennedy as the president of Lucasfilm in the very near future.
     
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    I see that too, maybe not in the near future, but definitely a possibility.
     
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    Disney is the undisputed king of the box office right now. I would think that the other studios’ offers would need to be miles better than Disney’s for him to not sign with Disney.
     
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    I honestly think that both Paramount and CBS are going to be purchased by Netflix or some other major studio in a few years. Paramount may be doing better as of late, but I think they and Sony Pictures are pretty vulnerable in the current environment. Universal and WB should be fine for the time being, but they likely need to get more Disney-level hits out.

    That, I don't see happening. Simply because you don't sign up to do a first look deal to get some original projects going to then turn around and say "I'm going to exclusively produce Star Wars movies for the next ten years and do little else". But if Disney snags him, I wouldn't be surprised if he produces or executive produces some Star Wars projects, and have clout in the future development of the franchise. I just wouldn't expect that to be all he wants to do.

    Kathleen Kennedy will retire from Lucasfilm on her own terms when the time to select a successor comes, and I imagine that will happen after Indiana Jones 5 in 2021, which is when her current deal is expected to expire. My guess is that it will likely be someone with a background similar to Kennedy's (IE: someone who can handle the stress of developing multiple big blockbusters at once) instead of a movie director.
     
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    jj abrams is directing the next star trek movie
     
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    Nope. Nobody is directing the next Star Trek movie, because right now, there is no next Star Trek movie.
     
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    It may be...
    But I think what they are talking about is not only JJ's personal position.
    He has a company - and employes - to take care of.
    So whaterver it may be, it will be something that involves - I guess - he as chief and Bad Robot.
    It may be an acquisition of BR or a fusion between BR and another Disney's (or another company's) asset.
    And that is why I personaly find hard to forsee him taking care of SW's contents in the
    future if the agreement is not a... fusion (or something very close to that) between BR and LF.
    Keep in mind that it's not that LF must produce SW contents only.
    They can do whatever else they want.
    So, in theory it's possible.
    But to me, it's pretty unlikely.
    Whaterver else, would look like an intrusion on LF's authonomy.
    And I won't be surprised, if the deal between Lucas and Disney, when LF was sold, provided specific clauses
    to avoid both scenarios.
    It is more likely - imo - that what's currently happening played a part when to quote Plegg (a close JJ's friend)
    JJ was put in the position to not refuse ep.IX.
    Since he's looking for a while now, for a deal of this sort, the untold, may have been, make us this favour and
    we'll offer you the best conditions we can possibly offer when we'll talk about your future.


    That said, reading that article and connecting all the latest dots, my first reaction was
    "well, that's probably how some rumors originated".

    Because... I am always sceptical when it comes to rumors, but I also think they may hold "some" truth, some bits
    of legit information but took in wrong way, just because people tend to fabricate all the other bits of information they miss.

    And of course I am going to do the same to better explain myself :)

    I'll start with the other info “Star Wars: Episode IX,” which has been billed as a course correction at Lucasfilm"
    and with Iger telling the press that they are slowing down the antology movies.

    It looks like, something is changing in the strategy.

    And I think it's not that hard to believe that some were in the known that something was about to change
    even tho, they didn't know not extactly what.

    At the same time, if KK's got a "renewal" it was because her contract was about... to end.
    And it's not that hard to believe that some knew only that: that her contract was about to end.

    So putting the two bits of information together they came to wrong conclusion.
    That she was leaving in septeber, whereas septeber was - guess what- the moth a renewal was done.
    And the changes are those announced: slowing down the antology movies, focusing on TV shows etc...

    What does it have to do JJ? Well, this news, made me rethink about what Grace Randolph reported...
    Same thing - more or less - I don't think it's that hard to imagine that some people knew JJ was speaking with Disney
    about a new deal and they came to the conclusion it was about the position of LF's president.
    For the same reasons above.

    I also think it is possible that conference call she spoke about took place... but if so, it's far more likely - imo -
    that it was abaout EP. IX.
    First because it is known that JJ had consulted Pixar and Marvel creatives during the production of TFA, so
    why not doing it again with ep. IX?
    Even more so because that's the latest chapter of the IX movies saga,
    even more so if it's true that at least a bit of course correction is happening,
    even more so because why to hold a conferce call at Pinewood's studios, if that doesn't have to do with... IX?

    In short, I think that we are probably reading too much on this because of all the things said in the latest monthes.

    About LF future... if I have to bet, I'd bet that the TV shows are going to be
    the test for whoever someday (in 3 or more years) will replace KK.
    I am under the impression they are "testing" Favreau and Filoni.
     
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    That is just how I see it. Although the producer's role might arguably be the perfect job for an all-rounder like him, directing movies is what he loves the most.

    Copied that from an Interview:

    Screenshot_2018-11-05-11-24-16.jpg
     
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    Even though JJ did produce much more projects than directing, I prefer him as a director. But having him producing more (for Disney) is very good! He knows what he's doing and so far he's never really failed me.
     
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    i'd be massively surprised to see him accept the role of LF president when KK steps down.

    I completely see why Disney would want him to.. but i think it would mean the end of his directing days and the start of 24/7 stress for him.

    absolutely agree. he loves making movies.. producing these things is basically just empowering someone else to do the thing he loves.
     
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    It's entirely possible but that would be bad for movies/tv so I'm rooting for Paramount to get it right even though they pissed me off with their handling of Annihilation.
    I want Paramount to succeed because of the Fox/Disney merger. Same with Sony. I want both to actually do things well so we aren't seeing even fewer studios.
     
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