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Update! Tom Kane: Nine Star Wars Movies are Currently in Development; No Plans for a Yoda-Centric Project

Discussion in 'SWNN News Feed' started by SWNN Probe, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. SWNN Probe

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    A new report from the floor of the Tysons Corners, Virginia All-Stars Comic Con includes an alleged statement by Tom Kane, who served as the voice actor for Yoda circa The Clone Wars. According to Kane, Lucasfilm is working on a ton of movies - but one starring the diminutive Jedi Master is not on the cards.





    UPDATE: This piece previously contained the erroneous bit of information that Aaron Goins got to speak with Tom Kane. However, Goins has added the clarification that he did not speak to Kane directly, but Kane made this statement at a panel which he appeared as a guest. We regret the error, and the rest of the article has been updated to reflect this.













    Frequent Star Wars podcaster Aaron Goins recently got to see Kane speak at the ASCC. While he was there, Kane told Goins and several other convention-goers that Lucasfilm isn't even thinking about slowing down development on other projects, even after Solo struggled so much at the box office:








    So far, we know that Star Wars Episode IX, which is about to start filming, is one of the nine movies. We also know that Rian Johnson has a trilogy planned and that, at bare minimum, the Game of Thrones guys are working on at least two movies for their work to qualify as a 'series', so that brings us up to at least six projects that have been directly confirmed. Then there are the Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett spin-offs that are reportedly in-development (according to The Hollywood Reporter and Omega Underground), meaning that there's only one Star Wars movie on this list that we aren't at least somewhat aware of yet. (Presuming, of course, that every one of these movies are eight of the nine projects that he was talking about, and that the Benioff/Weiss series is only two movies long.)



    Bear in mind that 'in-development' can mean anything from 'we've got a cast and crew ready and we're about to start filming' and 'we're wrapping up post-production' to 'I've got a pitch that the studio really likes' and 'I've wrapped up a spec script but I'm still waiting for a green light'. (As an aside, we already know from the ever-changing film slates for Fox's Marvel movies or for DC Films that just because a project is being developed doesn't ensure that it will be made.) So don't take this as the gospel, and don't take this as a sign that we'll suddenly get more Star Wars movies per year until Lucasfilm officially says anything to that effect.



    In many respects, I'm happy to know that a Yoda-centric movie isn't being worked on right now. I actually do think it could work under very specific circumstances, but it would have to avoid the 'origin' template (as George Lucas never wanted Yoda's backstory to be fully revealed) and in all likelihood would have to be completely animated, knowing that Frank Oz had his work cut out for him even to rehearse and act out a two-minute cameo in The Last Jedi. It seems, in any case, that the most interesting stories that could be told with Yoda would feature him as a supporting character.





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    Good, Yoda has always worked best as a supporting character, and frankly who cares about his past. Keep it shrouded in mystery.
     
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    SW is so dead... :rolleyes:
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    I don't need an origin story, but if it's a Force focused movie, exploring the Force with Yoda as the main character? Yes. I'd be down with it. Something like what the final (?) season of Clone Wars did with Yoda's arc.
     
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    Yeah, I wouldn't mind that. But it'd be rather unnecessary, and I think two hours of broken English is too much :D.
     
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    Shame about Yoda project not happening, at least more movies are happening.
     
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    I think LFL is a head of the game. With 3 films passing the billion dollar mark and ONE failing at the box office, LFL and Disney are pushing forward. When the time is right most likely at Star Wars Celebration 2019 we'll get some sort of confirmation.
     
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    it lines up with the reports i know about in the recent months of LFL hiring PoC as well as many up an coming writers for various projects but I highly doubt a television VO artist would truly be in the know about this
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    I love Yoda but I don’t want a Yoda movie. He is an “oracle”-type character who provides key insight to other characters. This makes him an awesome supporting character but it wouldn’t work as a main character.
     
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    There more I hear about it, the less I like the idea of Boba Fett/Obi-Wan/Lando/Yoda/Porkins/that Barman from Tatooine movie. I enjoyed Solo, but this whole approach seems creatively bankrupt somehow. Let's have some new and fresh ideas.
     
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    Can they scrap the Boba Fett movie for something people actually want? I understand this is something they think people want because he's a fan favorite, but a movie based on him is so superfluous.
     
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    See, I don't understand this type of comment. If you go way back to 2014 when Disney first announced stand alone movies. No matter what website (IGN, Reddit, ect), the two top request for stand alone movies were Obi-Wan and Boba Fett stand alone movies. Now that they are making a movie that people apparently wanted are now mad that it's being made. Disney cannot win for lose with SW fans.
     
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    Hmm... I wonder what that means.

    The obvious idea is that 6 of the 9 are the two series that we can maybe assume are trilogies (RJ's and B&W's).

    But unless they're filming these all at the same time like Jackson filmed Lord of the Rings, I wouldn't say that each film in a trilogy is "under production".
     
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