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SPECULATION Let's continue guessing actors' characters so that LFL/Disney is pressured 2 officially reveal them?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' started by KyloRenFan, May 29, 2015.

  1. KyloRenFan

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    All this talk about who Serkis's character would be, the so-called "Uber" character, had been going on for the past couple of months (with the popular speculation that he is going to be Darth Plagueis (which is still happening as we can see in multiple threads)). And finally, just yesterday, Lucasfilm/Disney announced the official name for Serkis's character. This got me thinking in coming up with the following theory:

    What if Lucasfilm personnel had been perusing Star Wars forums such as this one seeing how much speculation was going on with Serkis's character that they finally had enough and decided to put things to rest by officially revealing his character's name? They saw that it was getting out of control and JJ, KK and Co. went " Ugh, this is getting out of hand! Alright, let's go ahead and unveil to the world what Serkis's character name officially is. It's time to put a stop to this madness!"

    So that got me thinking: what if we do the same for Max von Sydow, Domhnall Gleeson, and/or others? What if we start up multiple threads on those actors, speculating a name that becomes a popular guess and continually debate on it? Would this make LFL/Disney pressured enough to the point that they unveil their official characters' names to put an end to the rampant speculation? We know who "Uber" is actually now so perhaps this effect could work in finding out about the others sooner rather than later.

    I know this sounds crazy, I'm probably totally wrong on my theory but hey, one never knows. Crazier things have happened...
     
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  2. Ricky Spanish

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    General Tarkin is Gleeson I'd guess. Imperial comander with strong cheekbones that fires a superweapon and dies in the first film in the trilogy plus they will have some legacy characters, looks a cert to me

    I'm on the side that thinks full names are Kira Rey Solo, Kylo Ren Solo aswell
    The Vicar? I reckon that's what everyone calls him for his brief time at the start of the film "Where's your leader? The Vicar, he lives over there!" Kylo interrogates then kills him

    Apart from those two I don't think any other names are important
     
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    How will Disney resist the chance to include some cartoon character somehow, somewhere? A background character named Ariel or Belle or Geppetto!
     
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    They will only reveal names that tell us very little. For instance if Gleason is Byron Skywalker . . . count on not hearing about it for awhile because it spoils too much. If his name Gripplik Hornswaggle who cares because the speculation becomes who is Gripplik what's his story. So the are releasing names just to keep the speculation moving.
     
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    Three death stars forming a hidden mickey! :)
     
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    What went outa control?
     
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    The guessing of who "Uber" truly is.

    Now, I'm not saying that I personally think it was truly getting out of control; just hypothesizing that they could have seen it like that, from their perspective of things.
     
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    Have you seen the Darth P thread? I've never seen harder reaching in my life. They were trying to squeeze blood from a rock lol.
     
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    Maybe they read forums to get a laugh in a lunch break, but i doubt this could really touch them on a emotional level.
    If you want to believe you have some influence in there Media strategy go for it but don´t be too dissapointed.


    there was nothing happening that didn´t already happened months ago, just the normal crazy stuff.
     
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    I think that if they are aware of rumors well enough to know about the religious zealousness of the cult of Plagueis then they would know that dropping a simple name won't fix it. I mean if they guy can bet death is a secret identity so big a narrative hurdle?

    The wanted more buzz. They released a name and caused a twitter storm.
     
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    I am certain that the Lucasfilm staff has much better tings to do than keeping the puls on fan speculation forums like ours. It is probably wishful thinking to believe we could be important enough that Lucasfilm diverts manpower and resources to keep tabs on what we write. At best, I could see someone hiring a PR researcher/strategies company for something like this, but it would make more sense to spend such resources on market analysis rather than keeping tabs on fan theories. No, I do not think we're important enough to be on Lucasfilm's radar.
     
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