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DaneMcCloud 10:50 AM 03-08-2018
There are so many new Star Wars projects that are being announced that I figured it was time to start a thread. I'll update accordingly.

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Today, it was announced that Jon Favreau will Executive Produce and Write a new Star Wars Live Action series set for Disney's new Streaming Service.

http://www.starwars.com/news/jon-fav...ar-wars-series

March 8, 2018

JON FAVREAU TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCE AND WRITE LIVE-ACTION STAR WARS SERIES. THE DIRECTOR OF IRON MAN AND THE JUNGLE BOOK WILL HELM THE SERIES FOR DISNEY’S NEW DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER PLATFORM.

Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau has signed on to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars series for Disney’s new direct-to-consumer platform. Favreau is no stranger to the Star Wars galaxy having played roles in both the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series and in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story.

“I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “Jon brings the perfect mix of producing and writing talent, combined with a fluency in the Star Wars universe. This series will allow Jon the chance to work with a diverse group of writers and directors and give Lucasfilm the opportunity to build a robust talent base.”

Favreau is thrilled to be returning to the Star Wars galaxy: “If you told me at 11 years old that I would be getting to tell stories in the Star Wars universe, I wouldn’t have believed you. I can’t wait to embark upon this exciting adventure.”

Disney’s collaborations with Favreau extend back a decade, when he helped launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe as director of Iron Man and Iron Man 2 and as an executive producer of the Iron Man and Avengers films for Marvel Studios. For Disney, he directed and produced the massively successful The Jungle Book, which won an Academy Award for its groundbreaking visual effects. He is currently in production on Disney’s highly anticipated reimagining of The Lion King, set for release in 2019.

The untitled Star Wars live-action series does not yet have a release date.

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http://www.starwars.com/news/game-of...tar-wars-films

ILMS // FEBRUARY 6, 2018

GAME OF THRONES CREATORS DAVID BENIOFF AND D.B. WEISS TO WRITE AND PRODUCE A NEW SERIES OF STAR WARS FILMS


David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are going from Winterfell to a galaxy far, far away.

It was announced today that Benioff and Weiss, creators of the smash-hit, Emmy Award-winning television series Game of Thrones, will write and produce a new series of Star Wars films.

These new films will be separate from both the episodic Skywalker saga and the recently-announced trilogy being developed by Rian Johnson, writer-director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting.”

“In the summer of 1977 we traveled to a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve been dreaming of it ever since,” Benioff and Weiss said in a joint statement. “We are honored by the opportunity, a little terrified by the responsibility, and so excited to get started as soon as the final season of Game of Thrones is complete.”

No release dates have been set for the new films, and there have (thankfully) been no sightings of White Walkers around Lucasfilm.

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http://www.starwars.com/news/rian-jo...r-wars-trilogy

LUCASFILM // NOVEMBER 9, 2017

RIAN JOHNSON, WRITER-DIRECTOR OF STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, TO CREATE ALL-NEW STAR WARS TRILOGY

For director Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was just the beginning of his journey in a galaxy far, far away.

Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Johnson will create a brand-new Star Wars trilogy, the first of which he is also set to write and direct, with longtime collaborator Ram Bergman onboard to produce.

As writer-director of The Last Jedi, Johnson conceived and realized a powerful film of which Lucasfilm and Disney are immensely proud. In shepherding this new trilogy, which is separate from the episodic Skywalker saga, Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.

“We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “He’s a creative force, and watching him craft The Last Jedi from start to finish was one of the great joys of my career. Rian will do amazing things with the blank canvas of this new trilogy.”

“We had the time of our lives collaborating with Lucasfilm and Disney on The Last Jedi,” Johnson and Bergman said in a joint statement. “Star Wars is the greatest modern mythology and we feel very lucky to have contributed to it. We can’t wait to continue with this new series of films.”

Johnson’s upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in U.S. theaters on Dec. 15, 2017.

No release dates have been set for the new films, and no porgs were available for comment.
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Buehler445 06:00 PM 12-11-2020
Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud:
As I mentioned earlier, Deborah Chow is the show runner and her episodes of The Mandalorian were phenomenal, as was her work on Mr. Robot.

Everyone in town knows Christensenís limitations so I highly doubt theyíre going to feature him extensively, unless heís made massive strides as an actor in the past 15 years. And while I wouldnít rule that out as happening, I donít expect it, either.

Bottom line is that if it didnít work in the table reads, thereís no way they would have moved forward with him.

One more thing: He and Ewan were pretty freaking phenomenal during their epic lightsaber battle in Mustafar so hopefully, part of the reason heís part of the series is so that we can see another epic lightsaber battle between Obi Wan and Vader.
Will they run across each other post ep3? I didnít read any of the EU, but I took it as their exchange in ep4 as they havenít seen each other since Moustafar.

And yes. The final battle in ep3 was phenomenal.
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DaneMcCloud 06:26 PM 12-11-2020
Originally Posted by Buehler445:
Will they run across each other post ep3? I didn’t read any of the EU, but I took it as their exchange in ep4 as they haven’t seen each other since Moustafar.

And yes. The final battle in ep3 was phenomenal.
I don't know anything about the upcoming story just yet. They hired several different writers for the Film version, all of which were discarded in favor of a Disney+ TV series, then dumped all of those scripts once The Mandalorian began airing because the overall theme of the series was too similar (instead of The Mando protecting Grogu, it was Obi Wan protecting Luke).

I don't think they should concern themselves with what was said in A New Hope. There was an implication that Vader and Obi Wan hadn't seen each other in quite some time but whether that was 20 years or 10 years (which is when the series is reportedly set) or even 5 years, they should just go with whatever makes the story work.

One line of dialog that they'll never get past is that Obi Wan states "For over a thousand generations, the Jedi knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the old Republic... before the dark times... before the Empire", which was contradicted by Palpatine when he said "I will not allow this Republic, which has stood for 1,000 years...".

I just want a great story and hope we see at least one lightsaber battle between Obi Wan and Vader, regardless of that dialog. They could pull the old "From a certain point of view" to make up for the time that had passed between their last encounter and their most recent encounter.
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Buehler445 06:37 PM 12-11-2020
That’s fair.
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DaneMcCloud 07:08 PM 12-11-2020
Originally Posted by Buehler445:
Thatís fair.
I watched Attack of the Clones two nights ago and Revenge of the Sith last night, before staying up until Midnight to watch Chapter 15 of The Mandalorian and one thing that really hit me was that Obi Wan was just as responsible for Anakin's fall to the dark side as Palpatine.

He asked Anakin to spy on the Chancellor and when Anakin objects, Obi Wan pushed him to follow the Council's orders. The Council also pushed Anakin to betray the Chancellor. Anakin tried to do the right thing when Mace Windu and the other Jedi showed up to kill Palpatine as well.

It's kind of strange that Obi Wan is held in high regard, when he went against the Jedi Code and blatantly lied to Luke on several occasions, yet he's basically thought of as a hero.
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Buehler445 07:59 PM 12-11-2020
Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud:
I watched Attack of the Clones two nights ago and Revenge of the Sith last night, before staying up until Midnight to watch Chapter 15 of The Mandalorian and one thing that really hit me was that Obi Wan was just as responsible for Anakin's fall to the dark side as Palpatine.

He asked Anakin to spy on the Chancellor and when Anakin objects, Obi Wan pushed him to follow the Council's orders. The Council also pushed Anakin to betray the Chancellor. Anakin tried to do the right thing when Mace Windu and the other Jedi showed up to kill Palpatine as well.

It's kind of strange that Obi Wan is held in high regard, when he went against the Jedi Code and blatantly lied to Luke on several occasions, yet he's basically thought of as a hero.
I havenít rewatched the prequels in a while but listening to others talk about it I think there was probably a lot of nuance that gets lost in the bloat.
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DaneMcCloud 08:12 PM 12-11-2020

Hayden Christensen on being in the Obi-Wan show: “It was such an incredible journey playing Anakin…It will be interesting to see what an amazing director like Deborah Chow has in store for us all. I’m excited to work with Ewan again. It feels good to be back.” pic.twitter.com/bfbJUHKEeI

— Star Wars Holocron (@sw_holocron) December 11, 2020

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Hammock Parties 12:52 AM 12-12-2020
Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud:
I just want a great story and hope we see at least one lightsaber battle between Obi Wan and Vader, regardless of that dialog.
This should not happen.

Obi-Wan should be on the run like the A-Team from Col. Decker.

Gallivanting around Tatooine - and the galaxy - doing good for those in need.

Vader gets close to him, but can never quite land the net.

I'd like to see some of that cheeky Obi-Wan humor return, right in Vader's face.

"Hello there."

*dives away from Vader to escape at the last second*

Obi-Wan also thinks Anakin is dead, so I want a full story arc in there with Obi-Wan discovering Vader's true identity.

In fact, this can be a driving force to get his hermit ass into action. Epic!
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lawrenceRaider 05:36 AM 12-12-2020
Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud:
Why? Didn't he do enough damage to SW the first time around? Did he miraculously learn how to actually act?
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Molitoth 07:18 AM 12-12-2020
Originally Posted by lawrenceRaider:
Why? Didn't he do enough damage to SW the first time around? Did he miraculously learn how to actually act?
I think you under-estimate his powers...
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Frazod 09:47 AM 12-12-2020
Originally Posted by lawrenceRaider:
Why? Didn't he do enough damage to SW the first time around? Did he miraculously learn how to actually act?
Portman was awful in the prequels as well and she's a great actress. It all comes back to Darth Lucas and his absolute control over everything that made those movies so bad. Seriously, who did act well in prequels?

And while I hated Christensen's portrayal of Anakin as much as anybody else, he wasn't nearly as awful or annoying as Kylo in the last three.
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Bowser 09:38 PM 12-13-2020
Originally Posted by lawrenceRaider:
Why? Didn't he do enough damage to SW the first time around? Did he miraculously learn how to actually act?

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lawrenceRaider 12:12 PM 12-14-2020
Originally Posted by Frazod:
Portman was awful in the prequels as well and she's a great actress. It all comes back to Darth Lucas and his absolute control over everything that made those movies so bad. Seriously, who did act well in prequels?

And while I hated Christensen's portrayal of Anakin as much as anybody else, he wasn't nearly as awful or annoying as Kylo in the last three.
True. The Kylo bar is likely an un-achievable mark to lower.
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Hammock Parties 01:36 PM 12-14-2020
Load of shit. Kylo was the only good thing about the sequels. Way better than Hayden's shit-tier prequels.
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Bowser 01:45 PM 12-14-2020
Originally Posted by Hammock Parties:
Load of shit. Kylo was the only good thing about the sequels. Way better than Hayden's shit-tier prequels.

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Bowser 01:46 PM 12-14-2020
I think Adam Driver did all he could with those turd scripts he was provided. I actually enjoyed him in TFA; would love to have seen him with a competent story to tell in the other two (all of them, really).
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