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SPECULATION Old republic or Legacy?

Discussion in 'Rian Johnson's New Trilogy' started by Dr. Reebox24, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. Dr. Reebox24

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    In my opinion, for this new trilogy (and other trilogies that come after) the key will be to show us stories that are far-removed and different from the 90 year span between episodes 1 and 9. That might mean having these new stories take place thousands of years in Star Wars’ future or past, and untethered from the tedious empire/rebellion conflict.
    With all that being said, which direction would work better for Mr. Johnson, the future or the past? Personally I would enjoy a trilogy of Lagacy movies from RJ because his style of filmmaking might not be best for the more grandiose tone I imagine for an old republic trilogy, but perhaps you guys have a different idea in mind! What do you think?
     
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    I think they should go the MCU route - set everything around the ST era, so they could make crossovers and make people want to watch everything.
    Although I would love to watch some wars (in the stars) with totally new factions.
     
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    I really don’t think the time frame for this movie really matters. The only thing it will change is the technology. If I had to say I would say Old Republic.
     
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    Old Republic, but not TOO old...give me Jedi that can be relatable to just before the PT era...that's just me. :)
     
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    I would like to see something in the vein of LOTR; just the epicness of it, I’m just dreaming. I have a feeling it’s going to be more art house, less cool.
     
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    TBH, i don't really care, just gimme more Star Wars (a good story would be nice tho)
     
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    Old Republic and be inspired by the games. Although, it'd also be interesting to jump over 100 years into the future post ROS where Rey would be a legend and there would be generations of a new jedi era.

    The opening crawl could remove "Long Ago" for the first time and just be "In A Galaxy Far Far Away"
     
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    Personally, I don't really care WHEN in the Star Wars timeline Johnson's trilogy is set; I'm certain it is going to be great in any case.

    I would regard it as weird, however, if they adapted/remade a video game story and I'd much rather they do something fresh. Also, I don't particularly want a trilogy overly focused on Jedi/Force Users as Star Wars is more than those guys and Force-iness tends to overshadow everything else if handled carelessly. Jedi inflation is a real challenge for Star Wars…

    Then again, I'm not super heroes-guy and I might therefore be biased against following the exploits of a Jedi cohort slicing their way through a plot...

    No, personally, I want a powerful and emotional tale, preferably depicting unlikely heroes struggling with insurmountable odds, and any Force-iness would best be reserved for small and personal story arcs running in tandem with a bigger picture central story. For instance, the desire for "thousands of Jedi fighting thousands of Sith" idea that seem to prevail in the fandom wouldn't interest me in the least, except possibly as a framing story/backstory for a close, personal story. A two hour LotR battle with lightsabers would be pretty boring.

    I’m more psyched for Johnson’s Star Wars than anything else in the franchise, (although that does not mean I’m not looking forward to other things we’ve been promised!), and I think that Johnson’s core idea of doing a trilogy about brand new people, plots, places, and conflicts will be fantastic! :D

    Personal wish list:
    --An alien main character protagonist
    --Gothic evilness
    --Underdogs story
    --Low-life before high-society (although both is good)
    --Fresh ideas (we don't need another super-charged Jedi or handsom über-pilot dude)
    --Droids
    --A huge/galactic scale conflict that doesn't (primarily) take a Jedi to fix
    --Personal struggles and conflicts that matter to all
    --Exploration of morality
     
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    It would be interesting to have these movies be set during the PT or OT or ST. The characters hear or even feel the consequences of the conflicts of the certain time era, but they are not involved and have their own fights to handle.
     
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    Neither. Considering how much RJ divided fans....Start his trilogy 100 years after TROS.
    Jedi Order and New Republic 2.0 reestablished gives RJ the freedom to go where he pleases.
     
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    Making people happy during the PT/OT/ST era is an impossible task. By nature Star Wars fans are "divisive" because when you ask them what they believe Star Wars is about you'll get different answers.
     
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    Different generations, different ideologies..
     
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    A focus on different time periods or films. I don't believe that a different generation or ideology has anything to do with it. I believe that accepting retcons and sets of information- from the original Star Wars to TESB, to ROTJ, to TPM, to AOTC, to ROTS, to TFA, to TLJ, to TROS, has to do with it. With each film, comes the breaking of canon in a subtle way, and determining if the value of each retcon improves upon the canon or hurts it or if it's not a retcon and is consistent with the previous lore. In addition, the further back retcons are accepted, the more difficult it is to undo them, especially if they are commonly accepted as emotionally charged or significant (such as ROTJ's changes to Luke's characterization and with his connection with his TESB role).
     
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    I was referring to your comment about SW fans being divided.
    Each trilogy was released during different decades and each "generations" of fans have a different meaning of what SW means to them.

    "Star Wars" practically jump started the 80s. I could spend hours detailing how SW influenced practically everything back then. It was a time when everyone and their grandmother knew who Darth Vader, Luke and Han were. SW basically came along at the perfect time.

    The PT came when the internet boom started, hundreds of tv channels were available, Blockbuster was at its peak and we started to be more of an "international community" . 16 years the fans have been waiting for more SW. New fans are now introduced to the franchise while their only previous experience to SW was from worn out VHS tapes or from the SCI-FI channel (not going to get into the SE releases). I remember it taking 4 hours to download the 27mb trailer of TPM back then.
    Newer fans became attached to Kenobi, Anakin etc while the Day1'ers mostly agreed it didnt hold up to the magic of the OT. The special effects were ridiculously improved but it didnt seem as lifelike as the practical effects.
    Books, PC/console games, chat boards are taking off right left and center connecting fans together from all over the globe.

    The ST came along when society was much different from 1999. Inclusiveness, social media, everyone is plugged in. Summer blockbusters are the norm.
    New fans (like my son) loved the ST (one the cutest things was seeing his read the EP9 opening crawl in the cinema) yet wasnt as attached to what came before.
    As a trilogy it didnt do anything to stand out above other blockbusters/trilogies but it was entertaining for the most part. Then again, as previously mentioned, the ST main competition was its own history.

    Am going to cut this short.

    Cheers, KH
     
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    I'd say Legacy in the sense that I'd like them to take place post ST, if given only those two options. I honestly don't think I care when it takes place so long as it's not during the OT timeframe.

    Old Republic is something I'd rather see in a television series, not a movie trilogy. But so long as RJ's trilogy is made and it's not during the OT timeframe, I'm happy.
     
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