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What Stories Should NOT Be Turned Into Anthology Films?

Discussion in 'General Stand-Alone Discussion' started by SegNerd, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. SegNerd

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    Besides Jar-Jar/gungans, can you name some of the characters or topics that you would LEAST like to see made into a standalone movie?

    I would not want to see a documentary on the road to the Dejarik championship.
     
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    I actually think a gungan movie would be really interesting if it was written well and jar jar was never written well to start with. I think a boba fett movie shouldn't be made because it would take away from his mysteriousness. I wouldnt want to see a KOTOR movie because it wouldnt have a major effect on the main saga's storylines for the characters (unless they retcon and make it that way).
     
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    I'm glad you like Jar-Jar. I just wanted to leave that out because a lot of people hate him, and a lot of people like him, and arguing about that could easily derail the thread.
     
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    I agree whole heartedly. While he's one of the most popular characters out there, I think he just works better as a limited, supporting role. It even felt weird to me reading some of the old EU books where he played prominent roles.

    I'm thinking more in terms of "when" rather than "what"... but I don't think I want to see any anthology films taking place in the OT era. I hope they just leave this as is.
     
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    Yeah hes good in small doses and a jango fett movie about the creation of the clone warswars would he really cool to see
     
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    Before I give my two-cents worth, let me start off by saying that I will watch any Star Wars movie about any character. OK, now that's out of the way, here are two spin-off movies I would like to see the least:

    Han Solo
    Boba Fett

    The reason being is because we know a great deal about each character. Boba Fett's life, for example, has been chronicled from his boyhood onwards (if yo include Clone Wars.) Now, if they made a Boba Fett movie post-sarlaac, that would be OK because it's a new chapter in his story and filmmakers can take his character new directions.
    As for Han Solo, I feel like we know about his most important life points. As a smuggler, I feel his adventures might get a little repetitious and his acknowledging of never believing in the force (in Episode IV) shows that he never encountered anything mythical in all his younger adventures.
    Now, many of you might say: "hold on, aren't you the guy who wants to see an Obi Wan Kenobi spinoff movie? Don't we know all about his life?" Yes, you would be partially true.. however, there is one very important aspect we haven't learned about Kenobi: how he learns to become a ghost and protects young Luke S.

    Once again, this is just my opinion, and either way I will see the Han Solo Star Wars story on opening night in 2018...
     
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    I have a feeling that Obi-Wan will be the first truly light-hearted star wars movie because of the directors but still being a good balancing act of humor and drama. I fully agree with boba fett. Like I said above, he's good in small doses and an awesome character (to look at) but it shouldnt be a two hour movie since it would be either too condensed and/or repetetive just like you said about han solo. Obi-Wan, I think would be better suited for a mini series in a tv show or a comic book or both unless the movie is about something that happens in his life that directly sets off the events of the OT from the eyes of Luke and Leia...now that I think about it, that would be really cool: Tying into R1, Obi-Wan is on Alderaan with bail organa discussing the future of the alliance and how he would rather stay on tattooine and stuf but while he's gone, Biggs leaves to join the imperial academy and Luke gets in trouble with the local storm troopers and is caught between a battle of the troopers and the sand people and Obi-Wan is forced to save the town and Luke while keeping low with the troopers and, in the end, he decides to live his life fulfilling his promise to Yoda and Padme. :D
     
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    Depending on whether you take the optimist/pessimist approach, I'd say there's no need to explore or exploit most of the existing characters in their own films.

    As others have said, demystifying Fett neutralises his minimalist and cold appearances in TESB and ROTJ. I loved the weird and formidible looking bounty hunters when they turned up in Empire, but telling me where they came from and what they went on to do would just undermine their menace. I posted some time back that I feel the same about having to define the origins of Solo too, which means I just can't get excited about there being a filmed story to replace what's in my head about who he is and how he got the point where he was introduced in ANH.

    So, who else? Do we want/need a Luke: The Vaporator Years? Yoda: The Exile Years? What about about Leia or more about the droids pre-OT? I'd say no, particularly with regard to the latter as I still shudder at the unnecessary elements of the PT and Anakin 'building' 3PO. Like many, I think Kenobi could be an exception as there is an obvious gap in his story between the PT and OT - but equally, it could have just been a period of reflective isolation (as it was for the 30-odd years until TCW turned up and explained his formative years).

    Rogue One stands up as there's an obvious and untold story there - but otherwise, I personally don't see there being much scope for the anthology series without it trampling established lore, characters and situations.
     
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    Agree with what @Ghost of Obi Wan Kenobi mentioned above.

    Or his early years. Flashbacks of how he was taken to the Jedi temple. Maybe a younger actor to play him and when he met Duchess Satine. I would not mind if they included the scene from TCW where she dies - they could have Ewan with some makeup to look slightly younger, get Ray Park as Maul and *fingers crossed* have a cameo of Cate Blanchett doing Satine. Then we can go FF to his years on Tatooine, to see how he learned to become a Force-ghost, and having Liam Neeson cameos as Qui-Gon Force ghost.
     
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    I think an anthology movie on Emperor Palpatine would be totally unecessary. I don't think in any way they could make that interesting and helps to build the character.
     
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    "The young Yoda"
     
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    I love Obi-Wan, and I love Ewan McGregor's portrayal of Obi-Wan, but I am actually reluctant to see an Obi-Wan spinoff movie. The reason is that Episodes 1-6 (and also TCW) already did a great job of covering Obi-Wan's entire story arc. It could risk cheapening the story if you just try to find some time in his life to shoehorn in a new adventure that has never been mentioned before, just to sell movie tickets.

    I wouldn't mind being wrong about that though. :)
     
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    I'm honestly pretty hesitant about a Solo film. He's just such an iconic character, I think it'd be tough to do. Not impossible, but certainly difficult.
     
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    As long it's somehow connecte then it will be fine...I dont want a life story of him...I simply want to see a singular story to make a compelling reason for this movie to exist that ties in to the overall themes and stories of this saga
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    I'd heard rumors that the Kessel Run might be the story. Personally, I'd rather it not be (seems too much like the backstory to Cpt. Jack's compass in Pirates of the Caribbean, that took a funny prop and made it into a contrived plot device). Something similar, though maybe less iconic, would be good. Wouldn't mind seeing Kashyyyk again, particularly with a Wookie resistance against the Empire.
     
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    I don't want to see an anthology are movies based on characters that were killed in a simple or foolish way. As I have said so many times before, what's the point of seeing how great Captain Needa or Admiral Ozzel were if their final fate is going to be to die foolishly as incompetents at the hands of Vader? Same thing for characters like Porkins, Dak or even Biggs. Even Boba Fett and Greedo fall into this. Greedo has a special place in my heart as he was the very first SW figure I had as a little kid and I've always loved him but everything in SW has shown us that he was an incompetent loser and I really don't want to see a prequel movie about him where we see him being a really awesome bounty hunter just to see him get offed like a fool at the hands of Han Solo.

    And heaven forbid they give us anthology movies about Agen Kolar, Kit Fisto or Saesee Tiin who hold the record for the crapiest most incompetent death scene ever in all of SW!
     
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    Actually, I never really thought of it, but these types of characters are ripe for tragedy.

    Imagine a film that follows Admiral Ozzel up through the Imperial ranks. Stolen from his life at a young age and forced into service. He initially tries to desert but is pulled back in by a friend who saves him and sacrifices himself in his place. From there on out, Ozzel dedicates his life to climbing the ranks so he can change the empire from the inside. A good natured virus infecting the belly of the beast. In secret, he is kind to his men. Gives refuge to the persecuted. Sends food and supplies to the hungry and oppressed. He earns the praise of politicians and military leadership who may one day help him institute change within the empire. And when he is finally promoted to Admiral, he sees his chance to take command. A military coup to overthrow the emperor himself and his dark hench....and then Vader crushes his throat.

    I'd see that movie. The tragedy of circumstance, striking down a man who never got his chance to be great.

    Ok,maybe not. But still any character can make a great movie if you do it right. I wouldn't put any specific stories off limits. But I'd prefer they stay away from certain types of movies. Anything that lacks the depth to be rewatchable is off limits for me. I don't want to see some movie of Darth Maul or Boba Fett wandering around looking bad ass for the sake of bad assdom. If they use characters like that, I would need them to find more depth to their character than currently exists and tell a truly compelling story.
     
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    It would be cool to see him on kashyyk during the battle with yoda depending on how old he was then.
     
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    That would be cool.

    I don't know why people are so happy we didn't see that in ROTS, since it was in early drafts. I mean, if it's canon, why not see it?
     
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    A 100% Mandalorian movie that's a civil war setting taking place entirely on Mandalore.
     
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