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Which era would you like this new trilogy to be in?

Discussion in 'Rian Johnson's New Trilogy' started by PrincessLeiaCB3, Jan 24, 2018.

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Which era would you like this new trilogy to be at?

  1. Before the Prequel Trilogy (Old Republic times)

    88 vote(s)
    69.3%
  2. During the Prequel Trilogy

    14 vote(s)
    11.0%
  3. Between the Prequels and the Original Trilogy

    11 vote(s)
    8.7%
  4. During the Original Trilogy

    8 vote(s)
    6.3%
  5. Between the Original and the Sequel Trilogy

    24 vote(s)
    18.9%
  6. During the Sequel Trilogy

    7 vote(s)
    5.5%
  7. After the Sequel Trilogy

    40 vote(s)
    31.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. cawatrooper

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    Right now, I cannot help but think that Star Wars really needs to lean into a single time period. Like, right now we've got the three main eras: Age of Republic, Age of Rebellion, and Age of Resistance. Then there's the High Republic stuff coming, and a spattering of content that's outside of those categories.

    But the next movies really need to define what Star Wars is, and how it can evolve. If the next film is set in the Old Republic and then we get Rogue 2 (pre-Endor) after that, already alienated casual audiences will be all sorts of confused.

    What we need, is a comprehensive shift of all Star Wars media to the new era, at least for the most part. I know we'll probably have Mando for a few years, and Cassian/probably Kenobi too... but really, that should be it. Let the High Republic stuff play out, give us Jedi Fallen Order 2, finish off the original trilogy comic line... and then send all power to something new.

    Really, that's what I was hoping Project Luminous was anyway, because such a thing needs to happen.
     
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    I thought that it would be cool to see Jedi armies that are fighting in wars against the Sith armies, hence why I voted for the old republic times. I also thinkk that having to see a story that is far in the future from the ST would be cool, even if it is about some deep space explorers that venture into the unknown regions and just discover different and new artifacts and planets (That idea might not suit a trilogy though, even though its unlikely anyways).
     
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    I personally find these guys to be the most fascinating design in Legends. I hope someone brings them back into canon.
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    I am not really particular about the era. I'd like to move away from the known space and planets we have seen over and over in all the media. Let's put a flag in something new and then pick an era.

    And contrary to overwhelming majority, I am not really into massive Jedi/Sith battles. I'd like a smaller movie, with a smaller number of characters to really get to know them and their corner of the galaxy.

    If I have to pick one era, it would be post-TROS. Move forward, not back.
     
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    I voted for either before the PT or after the ST, but if I had to only choose one it would be Old Republic. Ideally, I'd make two movies based on Kotor 1 and 2, then have the third entry finally give a solid conclusion to those storylines. I honestly can't say I'm all that excited about this "High Republic" thing, but I'm hoping it'll at least be somewhat decent and allow extended Canon to grow. The only reason I voted for after the ST is because I feel like the franchise has spent an incredibly long time confined within the "Age of the Republic" and "Age of the Empire" time frame; there hasn't been as much material set after RotJ and/or after TRoS.
     
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    Are we even sure this trilogy is still happening? I hope it is, because there’s nothing like seeing Star Wars in cinema to me.

    Anyways, if I had to choose I probably would go with a distant post-ST trilogy of some sort. I’d be fine with an Old Republic Trilogy, but I’m such a fan of Legends Old Republic content — I feel like nothing could ever live up to it.
     
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    In the movie-making world, one can never be sure about anything until a film is actually released, but Rian Johnson's series is the most consistently confirmed SW film project in the works right now. There has been zero hints that it won't happen, and several re-confirmations to the effect that it will happen. So... no, we don't know it will happen (just as we don't really know that the Kenobi or Cassian shows will happen either), but seldom have a SW series in pre-preproduction been so consistently confirmed as RJ's trilogy have been. No one but hate-spinners and click-bait mongerers have ever suggested that Johnson's series is in trouble; by all serious accounts, LFL loves Rian Johnson (as they should).
     
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    I’m glad to hear it. As you’ve said, a lot of rumors go around and that’s why I wasn’t sure.

    I’m not the biggest fan of TLJ but I’d love to see what RJ does with his own trilogy.
     
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    Post TRoS for me as well. That would be my answer for any future SW.
     
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    Clone wars. Or legends post rotj
     
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    An awesome idea would be to make a movie or two set in the Old Rebublic, where the heroes have do fight the evil Sith Empire, and than a movie set after TROS, where Rey, Finn and Poe would have to deal with the previously hidden remnant of the said Sith Empire. Preferably with some of the more popular villains coming back.
     
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    Like what legends did with Exar kun or something
     
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    Something like that. But I've been thinking about putting a huge fleet into stasis (or something) and have it reemerge into the post-TROS galaxy. Ideas like that have been used in Legends for a while.
     
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    It can be the fall/Rebellion/Resistance time period or anytime earlier too, I'm not too focused on the time as much as the place I want to see a whole different frame of reference in the same galaxy.

    New conflicts, new schools of force users, new politics, new threats that can eventually run into our more familiar ground and see what comes from that meeting if civilizations one day.
     
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    I wouldn't mind, as long as it only has minor connections to the Skywalker saga.
     
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    I voted for "After the Sequel Trilogy". I'm still looking forward to the upcoming Cassian Andor and Obi-Wan shows (especially the latter), but I do have a longing to see them explore a completely brand new era. Although if that happens, I wonder how far after Episode 9 would they set it? And would characters like Rey and Finn and Poe still show up, or would there be an entirely new cast?

    My second choice would be "Before the Prequel Trilogy". I'd prefer they move forward instead of back, as LadyMusashi said, but at the same time I am still curious to know more about the High Republic, and it would still fulfill that longing to see a new era. :)

    My third choice would have been between the OT and ST, as there's a fresh 30 years to explore after the Empire's downfall but before the First Order. Although we are starting to get that already with The Mandalorian and the (hopefully) upcoming Rebels sequel show.
     
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    He's my loose theory as to what Lucasfilm was thinking in 2017. They had two major film projects in the works post saga.

    Project 1: David Benioff and Dan Weiss Project

    The Benioff and Weiss project was announced after Rian Johnson's trilogy, but rumors suggest they had been talking/working with Lucasfilm long before it was announced. This was going to be next film, but they parted ways with Lucasfilm. I assume this is what Taika Waititi is working on now.​

    Project 2: Rian Johnson

    I have a feeling Johnson's project was set in a different period as well. My guess this where the concept of the High Republic got its start. Rian Johnson worked closely with Lucasfilm ironing out the politics for the sequel trilogy period and even gave notes on Bloodline. It's stands to reason he had some conversations about where his story would take place.​

    Now all of this was in the planning stages while Lucasfilm was prepared to make a film per year. Solo bombed, then Disney turned its attention to Disney+, and then the pandemic hit.

    If my hunch is correct, Johnson's project may be contingent on how the High Republic is received. Lucasfilm has to hope that this new period generates enthusiasm. However, how many timelines can Lucasfilm juggle without confusing people?

    There's currently 5 timelines being used for TV/Movies. Isn't this a recipe for disaster?
     
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    I voted for After the sequel trilogy

    If it happens I hope its set way off in the future or something completely obscure away from the main saga, and please for the love of the force do not let him mess with The Old Republic era.
     
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    I think I just realized my difficulty with answering this question! It starts with @Lock_S_Foils's question about Star Wars hypothetically working like the MCU, and I think something about that has been bothering me ever since. And then it hit me when I saw another member post about them wanting to see RJ work with original characters (not the first post by a long shot, but the one that made it click for me). The problem and difference between Marvel and Star Wars isn't an era problem or a crossover problem, but an aesthetic and feeling problem!

    Star Wars has long since used aesthetics to inform fans of when and where something is taking place. The OT feels worn down and dirty and lived in. The PT feels and looks shiny and clean and new. The ST...feels and looks like the OT (which it turn robbed it of its own unique aesthetic identity for the most part). Cartoons set in the PT have cleaner aesthetics and are more...ostentatious if that makes sense. Everything is grander, more open, and more...just more. The OT shows and tie-ins are dirty and rugged. This isn't a bad thing at all, and it doesn't stop films from forging their own identities. This isn't solely used by Star Wars either. But it does limit what an era can be.

    Look at Thor Ragnarok, Ant-Man & the Wasp, and Avengers: Infinity War. These three movies happen within a short timespan of each other, some parts of them even overlapping. But each movie feels completely different from the others. Ant-Man 2 and Thor 3 are both comedies, but they're also completely different types of comedies - AM&TW is more wry and silly while Thor 3 is more improv and slapstick.







    Or look at Spider-Man: Homecoming and Black Panther...and eventually Black Widow. All three chronologically overlap, but each has/will have a different feel to them.

    That's not to say that there isn't a unifying factor. Space in the MCU is trippy and Jack Kirby-inspired and all weird. But different places on earth and different stories come together to create different tones.

    But this is what Star Wars movies are missing - the ability to tell a story within a timeline without worrying about the aesthetics to clue in audiences.* So overall, I'm starting to believe that so long as the aesthetics of RJ's trilogy are its own, I'm not sure it really matters when it should be set. ...But also please don't set it during the OT unless we're so far out in the Unknown Reaches or Wild Space that it doesn't matter. We are so saturated on OT era stuff...


    *This isn't the case for comics, so this complaint is solely for movies.
     
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    Taika Waititi seems to be going for an “ancient” tone, if that shareholder meeting poster of a Ben Hurr-style logo is meaningful. The guy loves his area battles (Thor: Ragnarok). So I’m going to guess his film (don’t know if it’s part of a trilogy) will be set further back from what we’re used to, or at least in a more (for lack of a better word) “primitive” location.

    If I ruled Lucasfilm with an iron hand and had to choose a time period to base a trilogy on, I’d go further back than the High Republic. I’d like to see the Jedi Order from the very start, around the time that Ach To temple was constructed.
     
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