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RUMOR Moving Forward - The Marvel Way

Discussion in 'Rogue One' started by Kyle, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. Kyle

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    Hello,
    On MSW this afternoon, Jason posted something I was going to bring up after a brief email exchange with one of my little birds. The presumed Boba Fett spin off in question has been a hot topic the last few days. One thing Jason pointed out in his speculative article is when the film will actually take place. Its been mostly assumed these spin off films would be pre-TFA and even pre-OT. I heard something today, going in line with what Jason said.

    The spin off films will take place after each Sequel Trilogy film they follow.

    Disney and Lucasfilm are looking to the Marvel model here, at least as far as feature films go. All of the content we are going to be getting from the storygroup as far as books, comics, and video games serves to flesh out the galaxy(remember, everything you read before is null and void) that we will be stepping into after the camera pans down to an infinity of stars December. Once the end credits of TFA roll, expect everything cinematic to be moving forward. That's why Ewan McGregor hasn't received a phone call yet about the Obi Wan film I want so bad. Lucasfilm is going to move the story forward so that each feature film sets something up for the next one, ala Marvel.

    This path also leaves the SW universe in a good place to keep pressing on after Episode Nine. Perhaps someday we will get our Obi Wan or Jabba feature film, but from what I heard today, we should expect to see the films move forward on the timeline. It doesn't mean we won't get more novels, comics, or animated shows covering the past. I'm just saying they are ready to romance a new generation of star wars fans, and it seems logical to me they keep pressing the overall cannon forward on screen and allow the other forms of media to serve as back up.
     
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    ...Intriguing. So if the new spin-off will have a new Boba Fett (that is to say, a new character using the armor/identity), maybe the original Boba Fett will appear in a cameo role in The Force Awakens or as one of the actors that have signed up for the movie whose roles we don't know about?

    Maybe someone like... Max Von Sydow? It's a little less crazy when you think about it - Boba Fett was approximately nine when his father died (Attack Of The Clones), which would have made him twelve when Luke was born (Revenge Of The Sith). Max Von Sydow is twelve years older than Mark Hamill.

    I think I could be onto something crazy here, folks.
     
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    Best
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    Except for Old Republic era which is so far removed its 'different' none of the proposed spin offs really excited me.

    Blame the prequels for that. knowing how everything was going to end sucked a lot of life out of the movies before they were even made. I was feeling the same about these proposed spin offs.

    one of the few things that has me excited for TFA is we know nothing about where it might go.
    From a movie storytelling perspective it was great they shoved the EU into the same zone comics are for Marvel. Yeah we know how things go in the comics.. but the movies are a different animal

    I love the fact that the empire never fell. its the first new fresh way to look at star wars since may of 1983

    onward and upwards...

    so who do we think a spin off might cover going forward then?
    i'd like to see a movie from the bad guys point of view.

    argh i was SO tempted to hit the clouded button on you there Pomojema
    MVS is 22 years older then Mark not 12 :)
    Mark is 63. MVS is 85
     
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    Right you are. BUT! The casting call for the characters asked for an actor in his seventies. So give subtract ten years or so, and I've still got it.

    You'll call me mad, but I'll show you! I'LL SHOW YOU ALL!
     
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    I was starting to get suspicious with all of the new cannon being so Empire-centic. There is going to be so many things giving the Empire, Jedi, and Skywalker family back stories it seemed redundant to make spin offs going back.

    I do hope there will be an Old Republic or Jedi\Sith war trilogy someday

    I hope you are right, my friend
     
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    This sounds plausible and, for me, very exciting news. I'm not as interested in rehashing old characters of the past films. Let's move on to something new and fresh. The unknown makes this "going forward" option a bit frightening; they could really screw it up with a bad story. But I'm willing to take the chance...
     
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    I share the sentiments other people are expressing here. While I really would love see the Obi-Wan spinoff, at the same time it makes sense to not have us step backward. For the moment at least. Like was already said, I'll be left wondering what happens at the end of each spinoff, who might live and who might die, not with foreknowledge about the fates of certain characters. I'd like to see them spice it up a bit.

    That said, this does raise questions about that supposed "Solo" film that was rumored would be coming out. The rumor was that it would be a "youngish" Han Solo, and we also got a rumor of a game featuring the same. If what you say followed, then we'd either get no Solo spinoff (which I would like to see the character at least incorporated into some pre-OT spinoff) or we'll get a spinoff with old Harrison Ford. Now... I love Harrison Ford, really I do. Even films that are really "meh" are better with him in it... but I don't really have much enthusiasm for a film predominately featuring the antics of an old Han Solo...
     
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    I agree about Harrison Ford. The latest rumors circulating the fan sites has been the Boba Fett and Solo film may be one and the same. I love both characters but I don't think either warrants their own stand alone film. Both characters in a film, now that sounds like a Star Wars film.
     
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    Make OP "Official News" Bob Iger's quote
    I can assure the millions of Star Wars fans who have spent the last decade hoping for a new movie this one will be worth the wait. And it’s only the beginning of a new era of exceptional Star Wars storytelling; next year we’ll release our first standalone movie based on these characters, followed by Star Wars: Episode VIII in 2017, and we’ll finish this trilogy with Episode IX in 2019."
     
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    This is exciting news to me because we are getting stories from an era where we haven't been before. Sure we had the New Jedi Order novels and what came after it set at this time, but with everything put into a new continuity, I feel we will get some great new material.
     
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    Wise move by Bob.
     
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    Where is this quote from?
     
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    Very happy that this is official! Buying that little bird of mine a beer next time I see them!
     
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    Sorry guys but that confusing quote from Iger is very far from "official news". I'm not saying it's not happening but surely he could have meant several other things with these words.

    By "these characters" he could mean the characters from the new era of storytelling. Not necessarily the new characters.
     
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    I'm with viral, that statement is very vague, it could mean anything. What need would the stand alone films need to be connected to the main trilogy. And correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Kennedy say in the past that these stand alone would not be connected to the main trilogy?

    It would make more sense for these stand alones be about known characters like Fett who had minimum screen time. Or say what happened to Yoda between ep3 and 5? Did he really live a boring life on dagobah? Or kenobi?
     
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    Ok ok... So we are moving forward in time no flash backs? boba fett born 32 bby and 30yrs to 40yrs later TFA he is 60 to 70yrs I like pomojema's idea of handing down the mythical suit and helmet to his under study sort of like it was handed down to him from jango. Yes.... kinda like The Dread Pirate Roberts from The Princess Bride..continue the myth on and on.....they could have something there!

    Idk...MVS Is a old white/Caucasian actor and young boba was an New Zealander aka.. (pacific Asian islander) with brown skin.....I know GL may have pissed off a few close minded fans over that but oh well they can just deal with it. Lol - but if boba fett was gonna show up in TFA don't you think he would be played by Edward James Olmos or someone similar? IMHO

    One more thing mas is like 6' 4 and jang and boba were like 5' 9- 5'10.. But you never know... Sydow could call Robert Downey jr for acting tips on how to play black face...ie Tropic Thunder.
     
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    Please do.
     
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    Businesswise, it makes sense. As @Max Rebo told me they really don't know how profitable the OT really is and they would have to dance around those films for plot.
    If you go for all ST spinoffs, you can coordinate with the mainline film production
    One drawback though would be in determining what character side stories to follow. Their schedule doesn't allow time for feedback to see who really wants to see a Korr Sella film (example only; I know she dies). Marvel also has the luxury of established characters with actors that are young; actors for 'established' Star Wars characters as of right now in the ST era are old. I'm not saying the new characters will suck, but you could wind up doing a movie about one of them when fan appeal is stronger in another.
     
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    Agreed. Taking a main or even prominent character or characters from TFA into a spin off would encumber the movie with the same malaise that ruined the PT for so many SW fans. Namely: lack of jeopardy. If, say, Finn gets a stand alone movie, we'd already know he wasn't in any serious peril because he would need to back for Ep VIII.

    If "these characters" does relate to characters in the ST (and not in "SW" in general, which is how I chose to read it), its more likely we'll see a movie based on the little blue desert dudes, or the Hutts, or perhaps a squad of X-wing pilots. Not the main cast.

    Also, sidelinging the OT cast from TFA into spin offs in order to give them satisfying end-stories or kill them off would serve to belittle their place in the saga as a whole. It just wouldn't make sense....
     
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