Peter T Chattaway

Star Wars: Episode VIII - directed by Rian Johnson

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19 minutes ago, Ryan H. said:

I generally like the rumor. It would actually move the mythology forward rather than just coasting on what we've already been given.

More than moving forward, it would radically recast what we've seen before. It's a pretty bold tampering with the established mythology (of course, it's a tampering confined to the Prequels, where people are less likely to get upset, but still).

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18 minutes ago, NBooth said:

More than moving forward, it would radically recast what we've seen before. It's a pretty bold tampering with the established mythology (of course, it's a tampering confined to the Prequels, where people are less likely to get upset, but still).

Definitely. And I don't think that's bad, since that was a weaker element of the prequel mythology.

This twist also gets us into those grandly mystical, almost cosmic waters that Lucas always said would be a part of this trilogy.

That said, it does feel kinda

 

MATRIX RELOADED-y, which gives me pause.

 

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Like this better than her being a reincarnation of Anakin

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17 minutes ago, Justin Hanvey said:

Like this better than her being a reincarnation of Anakin

Now that would be shrinking universe syndrome!

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NBooth wrote:
: It's a pretty bold tampering with the established mythology (of course, it's a tampering confined to the Prequels, where people are less likely to get upset, but still).

I dunno. It seems to me that the prequels themselves tampered with the original trilogy on this front, and (if the rumours are true) the new trilogy is tampering with the tampering. I'd be happy to just forget about everything outside the original trilogy, thankyouverymuch.

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'Star Wars' Braintrust Sets Meeting to Plot Leia's Life After Carrie Fisher's Death
Carrie Fisher's Dec. 27 death has left a disturbance in the Force. Her iconic Princess Leia is set to appear in the next two Star Wars films, and insiders tell The Hollywood Reporter that at least two key scenes are planned for Episode VIII (Dec. 15) and Episode IX (2019): a Leia reunion with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and a confrontation with Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), her son who killed Harrison Ford's Han Solo in 2015's The Force Awakens.
Details of where those scenes fit into the movies remain unclear, but insiders say Leia was to have been a bigger part of Episode IX than VIII. Episode VIII director Rian Johnson has finished shooting, but Episode IX doesn't have a start date; both Force Awakens and Episode VIII began production at the beginning of a year so it is very likely that Episode IX will begin shooting in early 2018 for a December 2019 release. And the status of its script, being written by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, is unknown. (Disney won't comment.) . . .
The Hollywood Reporter, January 5

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The article mentions that Johnson had to give Episode VIII a major rewrite after JJ Abrams made big changes to the overarching storyline during post-production on Episode VII. I would not be at all surprised if there were rewrites or reshoots on Episode VIII now to accommodate the changes that have to be made to Episode IX.

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Umm that doesn't even make sense...

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While this would make more sense, I guess A Thousand Solar Systems Divide was one word too many, and just not as EPIC.

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The official title: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI.

 

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Star Wars Episode IX:  Now For Some More Jedi

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For those keeping track, "Jedi" is now the first word other than "the" or "of" to appear in more than one Star Wars sub- or episode title. (I am not counting the animated Clone Wars movie; though it's an interesting question whether that would even make a difference: are "Clone" and "Clones" the same word, or two different words? And there is no other movie that has used "Wars" in the sub- or episode title, even if all of the movies have technically had "Star Wars" in their titles. (Well, maybe not *all* of the movies. Rogue One is officially just Rogue One -- the words "A Star Wars Story" never appear onscreen, even if the promotional copy has used it.))

So, to recap: in the nine live-action films produced so far, there have been 7 uses of The, 3 uses of Of, and 2 uses of Jedi in the titles.

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You keep track of the strangest things Peter. 

 

So, let's speculate on what the title means

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8 hours ago, Peter T Chattaway said:

For those keeping track, "Jedi" is now the first word other than "the" or "of" to appear in more than one Star Wars sub- or episode title. (I am not counting the animated Clone Wars movie; though it's an interesting question whether that would even make a difference: are "Clone" and "Clones" the same word, or two different words? And there is no other movie that has used "Wars" in the sub- or episode title, even if all of the movies have technically had "Star Wars" in their titles. (Well, maybe not *all* of the movies. Rogue One is officially just Rogue One -- the words "A Star Wars Story" never appear onscreen, even if the promotional copy has used it.))

So, to recap: in the nine live-action films produced so far, there have been 7 uses of The, 3 uses of Of, and 2 uses of Jedi in the titles.

Don't forget... if you stick only to the trilogy titles, 3 word titles have now drawn even with 4 word titles.  :D

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On 23/01/2017 at 0:50 PM, Peter T Chattaway said:

For those keeping track, "Jedi" is now the first word other than "the" or "of" to appear in more than one Star Wars sub- or episode title. (I am not counting the animated Clone Wars movie; though it's an interesting question whether that would even make a difference: are "Clone" and "Clones" the same word, or two different words? And there is no other movie that has used "Wars" in the sub- or episode title, even if all of the movies have technically had "Star Wars" in their titles. (Well, maybe not *all* of the movies. Rogue One is officially just Rogue One -- the words "A Star Wars Story" never appear onscreen, even if the promotional copy has used it.))

So, to recap: in the nine live-action films produced so far, there have been 7 uses of The, 3 uses of Of, and 2 uses of Jedi in the titles.

Yeah, but what about the Ewok Movies?

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the caravan of courage

the battle for endor

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