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"Star Wars Sequel Trilogy" Official Thread

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  • Lord StaffordLord Stafford Posts: 27,352 ✭✭✭✭✭


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  • chesterchester Posts: 4,331 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    I seriously thought the droid said "what the fuck" at 0:07 in that clip! :o
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  • Samch92Samch92 Posts: 6,398 mod
    chester said:

    I seriously though the droid said "what the fuck" at 0:07 in that clip! :o

    hahahahaha so true!
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  • Lord StaffordLord Stafford Posts: 27,352 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Disney chairman Alan Horn has confirmed that a second unit has indeed started filming Star Wars Episode VII in Abu Dhabi. He also confirmed that George Lucas is a consultant on at least the first film, and said that, depending on script readiness, we could see the sequel trilogy and spin-offs revert to their original May release dates, instead of the planned yearly December release dates.

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    For over 35 years, the Expanded Universe has enriched the Star Wars experience for fans seeking to continue the adventure beyond what is seen on the screen. When he created Star Wars, George Lucas built a universe that sparked the imagination, and inspired others to create. He opened up that universe to be a creative space for other people to tell their own tales. This became the Expanded Universe, or EU, of comics, novels, videogames, and more.

    While Lucasfilm always strived to keep the stories created for the EU consistent with our film and television content as well as internally consistent, Lucas always made it clear that he was not beholden to the EU. He set the films he created as the canon. This includes the six Star Wars episodes, and the many hours of content he developed and produced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. These stories are the immovable objects of Star Wars history, the characters and events to which all other tales must align.

    Now, with an exciting future filled with new cinematic installments of Star Wars, all aspects of Star Wars storytelling moving forward will be connected. Under Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy’s direction, the company for the first time ever has formed a story group to oversee and coordinate all Star Wars creative development.

    “We have an unprecedented slate of new Star Wars entertainment on the horizon,” said Kennedy. “We’re set to bring Star Wars back to the big screen, and continue the adventure through games, books, comics, and new formats that are just emerging. This future of interconnected storytelling will allow fans to explore this galaxy in deeper ways than ever before.”

    In order to give maximum creative freedom to the filmmakers and also preserve an element of surprise and discovery for the audience, Star Wars Episodes VII-IX will not tell the same story told in the post-Return of the Jedi Expanded Universe. While the universe that readers knew is changing, it is not being discarded. Creators of new Star Wars entertainment have full access to the rich content of the Expanded Universe. For example, elements of the EU are included in Star Wars Rebels. The Inquisitor, the Imperial Security Bureau, and Sienar Fleet Systems are story elements in the new animated series, and all these ideas find their origins in roleplaying game material published in the 1980s.

    Demand for past tales of the Expanded Universe will keep them in print, presented under the new Legends banner.

    On the screen, the first new canon to appear will be Star Wars Rebels. In print, the first new books to come from this creative collaboration include novels from Del Rey Books. First to be announced, John Jackson Miller is writing a novel that precedes the events of Star Wars Rebelsand offers insight into a key character’s backstory, with input directly from executive producers Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, and Greg Weisman.

    And this is just the beginning of a creatively aligned program of Star Wars storytelling created by the collaboration of incredibly talented people united by their love of that galaxy far, far away…


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    Following today's announcement of Lucasfilm's new unified storytelling approach, Disney Publishing Worldwide is proud to announce their first step into that larger world, beginning with Del Rey Books. The publishing program will feature new adult fiction novels set in the beloved galaxy far, far away, and will be closely connected to the cinematic entertainment currently in development at Lucasfilm.

    Star Wars novels consistently rank on the New York Times Bestseller lists -- from the very first tie-in novel, an adaptation of Star Wars: A New Hope released by Del Rey in 1976, to the recently published Star Wars: Kenobi -- and dozens of titles in between. With over 75 million copies sold worldwide, these books have captured the imaginations and creativity of authors who have enriched the Star Wars experience for fans around the globe.

    Going forward, Lucasfilm has begun mapping out the narrative future of Star Wars storytelling that will appear on film and television and in other media so that all projects will benefit from real-time collaboration and alignment. The future Star Wars novels from Disney Publishing Worldwide and Del Rey Books will now be part of the official Star Wars canon as reflected on upcoming TV and movie screens.

    "With the establishment of the Lucasfilm Story Group and our even greater focus on unified storytelling, we expect our entire publishing program to be stronger and more meaningful than ever before," said Jeanne Mosure, senior vice president and group publisher, Disney Publishing Worldwide. "We're extremely excited to kick off this new strategy with Del Rey Books."

    The first novel to benefit from this deeper collaboration is Star Wars: A New Dawn, by bestselling author John Jackson Miller. Set prior to the events of the forthcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels, this novel tells the story of how two of the lead characters of the series, Kanan Jarrus and Hera Syndulla, came to cross paths. To tell this important backstory, Miller benefited from contact with series executive producers Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg and Greg Weisman, who together ensured this tale will be part of the Star Wars canon of storytelling going forward. It is scheduled for hardcover and eBook release on September 2, 2014.

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    "We're extremely proud of the hundreds of amazing Star Wars books we've published at Del Rey," said Scott Shannon, SVP, publisher, Del Rey and Digital Content, "And now we're excited to finally be able to call our upcoming novels true canon -- a single, cohesive Star Wars storyline -- all while keeping the amazing backlist of Star Wars Legends content in print."

    Following Star Wars: A New Dawn, the all-new Star Wars fiction line will continue with the following 2014/2015 titles:


    Star Wars: Tarkin
    James Luceno
    11/4/14

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    Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi
    Kevin Hearne
    January 2015

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    Star Wars: Lords of the Sith
    Paul Kemp
    March 2015

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    In years past, the storylines that would appear in print and on screen were developed separately, resulting in an "Expanded Universe" that differed in ways large and small from the filmmaker's "canon." These rich stories provide a treasure trove of characters to fall in love with -- and deep worlds to explore and will live on in both physical and digital editions, newly-branded as Star Wars Legends.

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  • Lord StaffordLord Stafford Posts: 27,352 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It's finally happening!

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  • nick_hansennick_hansen Posts: 2,305 ✭✭✭✭✭
    May 4th seems like a probable date for some casting announcements.
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  • yonythemoonyyonythemoony Posts: 5,638 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII.

    Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

    Director J.J. Abrams says, "We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud."

    Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.
  • Samch92Samch92 Posts: 6,398 mod
    Finally! :D
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    Curious to know what character Andy Serkis is playing.
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  • SoulxxBondSoulxxBond Posts: 2,079 ✭✭✭✭
    Domnhall Gleeson! Yay! He was excellent in Dredd, and of course his role as Bill Weasley.

    Also Andy Serkis is an EXCELLENT addition to the cast, as is Max Von Sydow and Oscar Isaac! Max Von Sydow seems like a choice for a Sith Lord, or someone in that category. And Oscar Isaac's voice is perfect for an alien species, but he could play a human. I wonder if Andy will play an alien of some kind.
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  • nick_hansennick_hansen Posts: 2,305 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This is such a great cast. So diverse too.
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  • BrianBrian Posts: 171 mod
    Definitely not what I was thinking, but definitely great choices.
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  • SoulxxBondSoulxxBond Posts: 2,079 ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2014
    Oops... I mistook Oscar Isaac for another Oscar. I was thinking of that guy who starred in the last season of Lost.

    Also it can't be a coincidence Daisy is sitting in between Harrison and Carrie. She's definitely playing their daughter. Plus she looks kind of like Natalie Portman.

    P.S.: Is that Domnhall with his back turned to the camera, and wacky hair?
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  • BrianBrian Posts: 171 mod
    Yes, that's Domnhall.
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  • Lord StaffordLord Stafford Posts: 27,352 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That is one hell of a cast!

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  • Lord StaffordLord Stafford Posts: 27,352 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Great to see the original cast back, with brilliant and unexpected additions.

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  • IsaiahIsaiah Posts: 3,342 mod
    Domnhall and Andy, Wow! Just WOW!
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  • BrianBrian Posts: 171 mod
    I really hope Andy isn't a Gollum-esque character. I know he can act and I want to see him do it without CGI.
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  • yonythemoonyyonythemoony Posts: 5,638 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2014

    John Boyega ‏@JBoyega 6 h
    Honoured to join this amazing universe and thank you for all the support ....May the force be with you #SWVII pic.twitter.com/XGs60LXPTg
    Also, looks like they're gonna announce another female lead character.
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  • aaronaaron Posts: 20,950 mod
    Great casting choices. This is going to be a fantastic film and they're all going to be huge stars.
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  • NickNick Posts: 20,654 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Rebels Trailer
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    May the 4th be with you!

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  • BrianBrian Posts: 171 mod
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    I really think this image is going to go down in history. It's just so iconic, the old cast with the new cast. Brining something so loved for so long to a new generation. It gives me the chills every time I look at it.
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  • NickNick Posts: 20,654 ✭✭✭✭✭
    mehhh
  • fawke83fawke83 Posts: 533 ✭✭✭
    FUCKYEAH!

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    Quaalude fight: because drunk fight is too mainstream.
  • yonythemoonyyonythemoony Posts: 5,638 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That mean we might get Desplat scoring a new Star Wars film!
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    The return of practical effects.

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  • SoulxxBondSoulxxBond Posts: 2,079 ✭✭✭✭
    Wow, so Gwendolyn is going to be in both the Hunger Games franchise and Star Wars franchise. Nice.
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