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Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

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Links to the threads on Episode I, Episode II, Episode III, Episode IV, Episode V, Episode VI, Episode VII and Episode VIII and the 2004 and 2006 editions of Episodes IV-VI on DVD and the 2011 edition of Episodes I-VI on Blu-Ray, as well as The Clone Wars, Rebels and the various rumoured other TV series (plus one quasi-duplicate thread on the comedy series) and spin-off movies (like Rogue One, Solo, the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, the Boba Fett movie and Rian Johnson's trilogy). 

See also the threads on 'Star Wars Debate Redux' (which began as a place to bash Episode II; Jul 2003 - Aug 2015), 'Sci fi = spiritual? Star Wars, X2, etc.' (Apr 2004), 'Best Star Wars Movie?' (with poll; Apr 2004 - Jan 2014), 'Top 100 Discussion: The Star Wars original trilogy?' (May 2004), 'Is Star Wars Blasphemous?' (Jun 2005 - Feb 2010), 'Star Warsin 20 minutes' (Aug 2006) and 'Star Wars: Uncut' (Apr 2010). 

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Rian Johnson to Write and Direct ‘Star Wars’ 8 — But Not 9
Rian Johnson will write and direct the eighth “Star Wars” movie, inheriting the franchise from J.J. Abrams, according to two individuals with knowledge of the director's plans. Johnson will also write the treatment for the ninth movie, but he will not direct it.
TheWrap.com, June 20

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I think it is a bit of news seeing as Roger Deakins has just come out and said that film is dead.

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Does anyone know how the standalone films (which are basically prequels, hint hint) are being shot?

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2 hours ago, Peter T Chattaway said:

Does anyone know how the standalone films (which are basically prequels, hint hint) are being shot?

These are the technical specs listed on IMDb...

 

Sound Mix Datasat | Dolby Digital
Color Color
Aspect Ratio 2.76 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa 65, Panavision APO Panatar Lenses
Negative Format Codex ARRIRAW (6.5K)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format)
Ultra Panavision 70 (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema (also 3-D version)

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1 hour ago, Buckeye Jones said:

Disney is clearing a path to hire George Lucas.

From your mouth to God's ears. 

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17 hours ago, NBooth said:

Trevorrow--too edgy for Star Wars?

I think this was the Futurama meme you're looking for.

good-news-everyone-colin-trevorrow-is-off-star-wars-ix.jpg

 

 

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Abrams.  Well, get ready for Death Star 4.0.

Kennedy: “With The Force Awakens, J.J. delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for*, and I am so excited that he is coming back to close out this trilogy."

* Buckeye Jones:  "Except new stuff."

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As I said at Facebook: So Colin Trevorrow, who got his start in blockbusters because he reminded Brad Bird of Brad Bird, is now being replaced as director of Star Wars: Episode IX by JJ Abrams, who produced Brad Bird's first (and so far only successful) live-action film.

Funny how the young up-and-comers keep getting bumped for the well-remunerated establishment hacks (Ron Howard on the Han Solo film, Abrams here...).

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A new story at the Wall Street Journal says Colin Trevorrow lost the job because Kathleen Kennedy didn't like his script. So it didn't necessarily have anything to do with The Book of Henry or his post-Jurassic World ego, as earlier reports had it.

But what I want to know *now* is whether Kennedy was always unhappy with Trevorrow's script, or if she was only upset with the direction it was taking after Carrie Fisher died and the filmmakers were forced to come up with a whole new, Leia-free storyline.

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‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Eyes Keri Russell (EXCLUSIVE)
Sources tell Variety that the “Felicity” alum is in early talks to join J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode IX,” which Abrams is writing and directing. Russell and Abrams last collaborated on 2006’s “Mission: Impossible III.”
The role calls for action-heavy fight scenes. Russell has shown her ability to perform tough stunts in projects like FX’s “The Americans,” “Mission: Impossible,” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”
Abrams and Lucasfilm execs met with several actresses for the role in the past two months and settled on Russell right before the Fourth of July holiday. . . .
It’s unknown at this time whether Russell will be on the side of the rebels or the evil empire.
Variety, July 6

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I guess it says something about where I am at with Star Wars that I googled "Star Wars trailer" this morning and was half way through the 2 minutes before I realized I was playing the trailer for the last movie....

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Nothing about this thing looks good. 

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I feel a mild excitement for this, probably as a remnant of my childhood love for the originals.  And it was nice to see Billy Dee Williams in the trailer.  But I feel way more enthusiasm for, say, Game of Thrones' conclusion and (even moreso) the Deadwood film next month.

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My 40 freshman this quarter agree: Star Wars movies are "dad movies." Nevertheless, they gasped — and a couple of them applauded — when I played this teaser for them and they realized what it was.

If I knew Rian Johnson was in charge, I'd be intrigued. But it's Abrams, so I wouldn't call my perspective "a new hope."

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I'll confess, I'm optimistic (someone has to be!). I revisited Force Awakens this last year and enjoyed it much more than my first viewing, and I truly loved Last Jedi. I will admit, I teared up a bit seeing Leia hugging Rey through tears. It's an emotionally manipulative moment in the trailer, and...well...it worked on me.

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On 4/14/2019 at 3:12 AM, Joel Mayward said:

I'll confess, I'm optimistic (someone has to be!). I revisited Force Awakens this last year and enjoyed it much more than my first viewing, and I truly loved Last Jedi. I will admit, I teared up a bit seeing Leia hugging Rey through tears. It's an emotionally manipulative moment in the trailer, and...well...it worked on me.

I'm with you. It worked for me, but I've always been more invested in Star Wars than most of the rest of the folks here anyway. 

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