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SPECULATION The quiet unnerves me

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by Lobot, Mar 25, 2019.

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    Makes sense to me. Do the opposite of Solo. Instead of setting the Marvel and SW movies against each other, use them to propel each other.

    Which is one big reason why I'm not bothered by the current silence on IX. I don't want them to bury Endgame or IX because of marketing conflicts.
     
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    Seems to be a lot of assumptions before we know anything

    Given every other Star Wars movie has been 120 plus minutes, why would you think this one will likely be under 120 min?
     
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    I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s the longest of the movies.
     
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    Long time member..first time post in a very long time...

    The quiet doesnt unnerve me either.
    THIS is Disney playing their cards by not overstepping Endgame with IX.

    Celebration in 2 weeks...the Teaser and Title will release then and obviously the teaser attached to Endgame.

    I was at Celebration Anaheim for the TFA panel...and that trailer blew the roof off!!

    The quiet is good.
    Just remember these past few months have been the hardest,but the end is nigh.
    Cannot wait!!
     
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    Length matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my lenght, do you? Hmm? Hmm.
     
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    I really don't hope so. TLJ was already way too long. IMO the perfect running time for a Star Wars movie is 120 - 135 minutes and I guess EPIX will be 140min at a max.

    If you look at the current development, then you will see that movies are getting shorter again. At least alot of critical praised movies are "shorter" ones.
     
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    This will be the 1st SW Saga film that has to sell me to see it so the Trailers and Marketing are very important (more important than any previous Saga movie). I was always a given for multiple viewings in the theater, but I just don't know where they go with Episode 9 that interests me. But that can change with the Trailers (that is essentially what a Trailers job is to do), but the difference is they never needed to convince before TLJ.
     
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    Seriously? You post on a SW board in the Spring before a December release and they have to "sell you" to go see it? Calling BS on that!

    As for the OP, if your post was written after Celebration and we got no poster, trailer, or anything, then maybe I could see your point. But you literally are posting this two weeks before we will most likely get a bunch of new info and the beginning of some marketing. So please relax.
     
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    Uhh, I didn’t see Solo in the theaters (it was the first SW movie I wasn’t there opening night) so don’t be so quick to judge as I was posting on Solo threads weeks before the movie. Ironically I ended up liking Solo so I’m hoping the same happens with Episode 9.

    Solo bombing changed everything for the franchise. Fans always turned out for a SW movie no matter what and the running joke was, “Don’t worry, you’ll show up even though you complain.” Well, the fans didn’t show up for Solo.
     
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    No, I think the fans showed up. It was the regular average moviegoers that didn't. Star Wars fans seem to think these movies are for us. It doesn't work that way. The reason we have a fandom is because they made great films for the MASSES. Disney needs the public to want to see IX, not SW fans. We aren't enough to make a movie successful. Solo is the perfect point of that. Same with The Clone Wars theatrical film.

    On a different note, I believe the best new Star Wars stories will be told on Disney+, not in the theater.
     
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    There was this same argument going on in another thread and the mods warned us not to derail it, so I’ll make my statement and than let it go.

    You’re conflating average moviegoers with ‘solid’ SW fans who pretty much see every movie. There are diehards like us who usually see it multiple times. Than there are the ‘solid’ SW fans who love the franchise and usually see it once. Than there are the casual moviegoer who jumps on the bandwagon as they probably saw ANH, TPM, and TFA (The 3 top box office SW movies).

    Some of the diehards (not all) showed up to Solo, as I can name 3 diehard friends who skipped it and waited til Netflix. Most of the ‘solid’ fans skipped it as I have several co-workers who skipped it. And no casual fans saw it. That equates a bomb for a SW movie as you need the diehards to see it multiple times and the solid fans to see it atleast once.

    You originally called me out essentially implying I’d see Episode 9, yet you had no response for me not seeing Solo (again it was the first SW movie I was not there opening night).

    And to prove your point, I didn’t see Clone Wars movie either, nor did any of my diehard friends of SW, so don’t totally discount the diehards.
     
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    I think we have different definitions of Die Hards. Example, a Die Hard Yankees fan goes to the games and watches the games in the 1980's when they sucked. An average Yankees fan watches and goes to games when they started winning again. A casual fan goes to Yankees games because it's the "in" thing to do and they always win. Disney only had die hard and some average Star Wars fans see Solo. They did not have the bandwagon fans and casual movie goers. Those outnumber the average and die hard fans by a HUGE margin.

    I've seen every SW film since ROTJ in the theater. AOTC sucked and yet most fans were still there for ROTS on opening night. This is the last film with Leia, Luke, Lando and possibly R2 and 3PO. If fans really consider themselves "fans" then they will go to this film regardless of their feelings on TLJ or how good the trailer is.
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    The difference is even a so called "die hard" fan can get away with not seeing Solo because we already know the outcome. Nothing new happened that really changed Han's story all that much. A Saga film is a different animal, especially when it's the last of the Skywalker saga. You'll go, regardless of the trailers or marketing.
     
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    We’ll agree to disagree as I don’t want to get yelled at by the mods for sidetracking the thread.
     
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    I think this thread was sidetracked by the OP! :p

    In all honesty I think the silence and lack of marketing is being timed to get bang for the buck. It doesn't make sense to spend any media time before Celebration. I mean we are still 8 full months + from release. It makes no sense to market this movie so soon. Especially because the longer they keep a drought, the more anticipation from the general public.
     
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    I believe it's just a matter of timing, currently there is a big build up for the last series of GoT and MCU Endgame. Once those are out of the way the build up will begin IMO.
     
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    Exactly what I was going to say. If that was the truth he wouldn't even be here.
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    I would definitely say you are an outlier. With very few exceptions, real SW fan's showed up. If you didn't, you missed out on a great movie.
     
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    Whenever you feel worried about episode IX, think of Luke milking that alien cow thing.

    We will get through this.
     
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    I don't think the quiet is unnerving. Disney has an unusual amount big ticket entree's on the table this year. We have:

    Captain Marvel
    Dumbo
    Avengers: Endgame
    Aladdin
    Toy Story 4
    Lion King
    Frozen 2
    Star War IX

    Obviously, they want to maximize profits for each, not wanting one to take away from the other. I think we will get a name, teaser, and a poster at Celebration. After that, we will probably get plenty more after the Lion King comes out in July and a deluge after Frozen 2. It will give them 6 months to build up to the release of IX after Lion King with only one more in between.
     
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    Sad that there's not a single new property in there. IIRC, they also have a Maleficent sequel and Artemis Fowl movie coming out this year. So out of their 10 movies this year, they have 5 sequels, 2 movie adaptations of established characters, and 3 live-action remakes of cartoons. Looks like Disney is officially out of fresh ideas.

    Post Script: I put Captain Marvel in the category of "movie adaptation of established character" even though it is arguably a sequel (prequel?) if we look at the MCU as just one big running saga.
    I've heard Avengers Endgame is going to be 3 hours. The public reaction to that could potentially impact how they edit E9 over the course of the next 8 months.

    IMHO there's no such thing as a movie being "too long" when it's a good movie. However I must concede the average moviegoer likely has a shorter attention span and the producers have to take that into consideration.
     
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