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Should Spielberg make a Star Wars movie?

Discussion in 'General Sequel Trilogy Discussion' started by Ammianus Marcellinus, Feb 13, 2016.

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Should Spielberg direct a Star Wars movie?

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  2. No

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  1. Ammianus Marcellinus

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    I sensed some chatter. It is well known that Spielberg had been involved in the making of the Star Wars saga since A New Hope. With the advent of Kennedy's leadership over Lucasfilm, Spielberg's actual involvement with the Star Wars saga seems to have increased.

    Should Spielberg direct or write a Star Wars movie? If so, what sort of movie should it be? What sort of material fits Spielberg? Or should he produce a Star Wars movie?
     
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    Anthology - Yes. Episodes - No.
     
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    I think Spielberg would make an excellent choice, even if he could only fit an anthology film into his schedule.

    He's brilliant, a fan of Star Wars, there from the earliest days to share in the excitement and awareness of the saga's dynamics and core principles, and he very definitely has my respect and my vote.

    I'd also like welcome like Peter Jackson to take on the possibility of an Old Republic era trilogy.

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    He's stated he doesn't want to. And I sort of agree with him. It's not his thing. And he has mostly moved on from the part of his career where he would make a movie like Star Wars anyway. I say leave star wars to the younger hungrier directors.

    If Spielberg found something in Star Wars that really captured his imagination, then I'm all for it. But as he doesn't seem to have any interest, I'd rather not force it. That's how we end up with movies like Peter Jackson's Hobbit. He's a good a fit, but didn't have the passion for the project needed to deliver something great. So, instead we are left with something good, but uninspired. I'd hate to see an uninspired mediocre Spielberg Star Wars movie, made purely because it seemed like the right thing to do.
     
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    He dosen't want to, so no.
    He should've directed the prequels though.
     
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    Spielberg actually directed a lot of the mustafsr scenes in ROTS. BEfore he acquisitions, Spielberg couldn't legally direct a SW movie because of the way they were made with the credits only at the end which is actually why aGl Left most of the guilds over ANH, and Spielberg was actually supposed to direct ROTJ until he wasn't allowed to by The DGA over the credits issue...nao that's its parent company is Disney, it's more plausible for SPielberg to direct but I sense that he may be too busy with a transformers and Ready Player One for the foreseeable future .
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    He couldn't elf ally direct before, and, as I said, he helped direct parts of ROTS, but with the Hollywood market going the way that it is, he will probably accept at some pint of he has the time .
     
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    He should've directed one of the previous movies.
     
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    He should have directed TFA. That way I'm really sure we would have gotten something worthy of the name Star Wars and not an exact clone of something we had already seen. .
     
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    He would have definitely respected his best friend, George Lucas, more.
     
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    So true my friend.
     
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    And with the epicness that he directed for Lucas that was the entire Mustafar sequence it would have felt much more cohesive and made more sense.
     
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    Yeah and I'm pretty sure the SW galaxy would have looked much better both space ship and alienwise.
     
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    Yeah if I had to guess it would be sort of like The PT Trilogy with OT aesthetics.
     
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    If only you knew how much Spielberg was responsible for the Force Awakens.........
     
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    I think it's too late for Spielberg to direct a Star Wars film now. He should have done the PT, but at this point I think it wouldn't be as exciting to know he's involved in that position.
     
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    I agree with others here. I think he would have made a good movie back in the day but if he doesn't want to direct one now, I wouldn't want him doing something he wasn't into.
     
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    He legally couldn't do The PT due to The DGA/WGA/SAG but it's not a tad more possible that Disney owns LFL .
     
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    Hey, he could make agan film about extinct species coming back, Plagueis and the Sith ?

     
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    Im not really sure about that... As a directorial standpoint TFA was well made. Nothing really groundbraking, but solid on its own. The pacing/editing/visuals catched pretty well the style of originals. JJ understood the importance of introducing new characters, and the pleasure of revisiting old ones. The drama was also on the spot. JJ has always been much better with drama than Lucas. Just rewatch the Han and Kylo scene. It still gives me shiver...
    Its easy to say ,,TFA just copied the originals", but thats easier said than done... Many sequels/reboots tried to do this and failed hard (both in style and/or story).
    Imo in the picture of what we've seen in the last couple of years of major blockbusters, the many shitty remakes/reboots/adaptations TFA pretty much stands out as one of the best ones. Sure, it wasnt as bold as Mad Max Fury road and not going to be a classic like the LOTR's, but will shine out regardless.
    I dont really think Spielberg's style would've improved the movie too much.
     
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    But you have to look at things from a different angle or better yet, as old Ben would say, from a certain point of view. Many people have praised JJ A brams work on TFA and they call it a good movie yet I have to ask, how can it not be considered one by many if it was an exact copy of ANH which was a movie that surpassed the expectations of everybody? Had he made something original then I could judge if his movie was good or bad but how can I do this if he simply gave us an updated version of a movie that we already loved?
    Wouldn't it be the same if someone took the movie Alien and revamped it to fit the SW galaxy? I decide to act as director and I come and use a group of Rebels and put them in a Correlian ship and have them respond to a strange signal which they think is an SOS. The crew land on the planet and find the ruins of a weird organic type ship which they choose to explore. One of the crew members gets a strange parasite stuck on his face and they take him back to the ship but the Twi'Lek girl on board doesn't want to let them in. The 21-B medical droid violates these orders since he has other directives from high command. They try to get the thing of the mans face but it has acid for blood and they can't proceed. Little do the crew know that the parasite is actually a Yuuzhan Vong creation that develops inside a living body. Long story short the creature grows and starts killing all the crew members until finally the Twi'Lek girl (just wearing her tiny little panty and a little white shirt) confronts the creature and she gets inside a space suit and finally blows him out of the airlock.
    Can we really call my movie an incredible one? Is it really fare to say that I made an awesome SW movie with horror elements? Do I deserve praise? Even if my special effects are fantastic to the point of making the Yuuzhan Vong creature looks amazing and the crashed Vong bio ship look so incredibly real, does this eliminate the fact that I just ripped of Alien because I was just too scared to try to make something of my own? How many fans that love both SW and Alien are just going to go wild and see my movie tons of times? The movie is going to have drama, it's going to have moments of tension, some of great scares and it's going to have a great plot but do I really deserve to be called a great director that made an awesome Star Wars movie? I think not. Even if others had tried to ripoff Alien and failed but my version was spot on, it still makes my movie a simple Alien ripoff even if said movie was better than the others that tried to do the same.
     
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