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Thoughts about EPIX in regard to theoretical "soft reboot" sequel trilogy

Discussion in 'General Sequel Trilogy Discussion' started by Bargwill Tomder, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. Bargwill Tomder

    Bargwill Tomder Rebel Official

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    I wasn't really in the "soft reboot" camp these last few years, but I've started giving it more thought. The similarities between ANH and TFA have been written about extensively. After watching TLJ a couple times, I started to wonder why the the Imperial walkers were even in it, almost like they were forced in. That, combined with the ice planet look, the rebels on the run theme, and other things got me thinking about it. TFA= bigger deathstar. TLJ= bigger walkers. What are some things we might see in EPIX that could follow the soft reboot pattern?

    -Just as ANH and TFA both started on desert planets, I can easily imagine something similar to Jabba's palace in EPIX

    -Just as ANH and TFA both had a "cantina scene," I can imagine some kind of hero capture/execution/den-of-debauchery theme in EPIX

    -A forest battle? Sure. Ewoks? I don't think so, but I could definitely see a bigger focus on other species.

    -Speeder chase: book it

    -Rey returning at some point to Ahch-to to speak with Luke's ghost.

    -A big celebratory party at the end to (theoretically) close out the saga.

    -Another bigger deathstar? I'm like, please no, but I could see Hux going all in on that crap.

    Anyway, what are your thoughts about if and how soft reboot elements may come into play with EPIX?
     
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    One of the reasons why TFA is so repetitive is because of the Prequels. During the Prequel hating days (that is before TLJ hating took over), a lot of fans complained that the PT "doesn't feel like Star Wars", so with TFA it was decided to make it "familiar" to "welcome people back to Star Wars". So I expect we would see more familiar elements in EPIX.
    I wouldn't expect another Death Star, but JJ can probably would come up with another superweapon of some kind, so Rey would fight Kylo Ren to stop it.
     
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    What people wanted was new stories with old characters. What they got was old stories with mostly new characters.

    I'd have given them what they wanted, I would have starred the OT3 as the leads for 7-9 then had the Rey/Kylo story be Episodes 10-12. That way you can cash in on the excitement of people seeing legendary characters and their childhood heros on the big screen again and then given the new characters room to stand on their own without unceremoniously killing off old ones so they don't get in the way or steal focus. I would have had a young adult Kylo involved though, possibly Snoke as the main antagonist, would have focused more on the force/characters and just sewn the seeds for the Resistance v first order war.

    One of my main gripes with the ST is it feels like we've skipped an episode or trilogy that would provide us with all the context we need to actually care about the story/characters we're seeing now. There doesn't seem to be any logical reason for this except how much time as has passed irl and that the OT started without a backstory. They're not valid excuses for me
     
    #3 Ricky Spanish, Jun 21, 2018
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