I agree with all the comments above and i hope the movies turn out better than the last efforts BUT it's just been reported on the BBC lunchtime news that Lucas will remain involved with the new movies.....now i'm worried!
If Disney are to deliver a good Star Wars movie i truly beleive that they need to keep Lucas at arms length and keep his input to a bear minimum or we will be faced with the prospect of being hugely disappointed with the resulting movies yet again, it needs a fresh vision imo and a good director to stand a chance no??
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I wouldn't be opposed to Lucas providing story ideas but he should have no input to the dialogue or directing, judging from his comments about passing it on to a new generation I don't think he wants to be that involved, although I can understand wanting a certain level of veto over any particularly silly ideas.
Agreed. I don't mind if Lucas is involved in the story process as he had a rough story arc for the next three films anyway but other than that he should leave well alone. I've seen some more coverage and an interview with Lucas where he states the sale will give him a chance to persue his interests...is that a veiled attempt to say he has no love for the Star Wars universe anymore?
Either way i'm pleased to hear that we will get more Star Wars movies soon but no mention of potential directors or even writers would throw cold water on a potential 2015 release surely? Ok the deal has just been announced but we all know how long a movie of this size takes to be made unless production is already underway of course?
Not against the Disney takeover, per se. I am worried that there could be too much involvement from George Lucas (Episodes 1-3, need I say more) or Disney (I'm thinking John Carter, or way back to Black Hole - DST's in-house Sci Fi pedigree isn't great...)
It's a quandary, really need someone brought in to write the story (stories), and a strong director - and not too much product placement / toy tie-ins (which I'm sure Disney WILL want).
Maybe JJ Abrams or Joss Whedon could be persuaded, AND given free(ish) rein. I'm for Joss myself, purely for the selfish reason of wanting to see more Star Trek films...
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Joss is busy with Avengers 2, 3 and 4...
Speaking of Lucas personal projects, is Redtails any good? I do like a good dogfight, but don't trust Lucas enough to buy blind. £10 bluray in sainsburys though.
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From the BBCs website: Mr Lucas will continue as a creative consultant.
Which is vague enough to be meaningless but still suggests he won't have a huge hands on role. He'll get an exec producer credit and a cut of the takings for offering a bit of waffle.
*sigh* yes, I remembered that after I posted...
I think this is the best role for him.
Really? I thought I was just being funny...
No, not about Avengers 2 (see IMDB) and he's down to write and direct it, which pretty much locks him out of Star Wars 7
JJ Abrams is a great shout but i'm of the opinion that having custody of the Star Trek franchise will keep him busy, the second movie has entered production for a summer 2013 release i beleive so that counts him out and with Joss Whedon down for Avengers 2 he is out too.
I was thinking Zack Snyder until i remembered he is doing the latest Superman reboot which actually looks quite promising so i'm struggling to think of anyone else other than Christopher Nolan...now that would be a Star Wars movie worth watching surely!
Not too sure but I think I messed up this quote/reply thing Paul...
It's an alright movie...... but nothing more tbh.
Some real good fight sequences but not a strong film, not sure it's worth £10 but hey... you may think more of it than I did ?
A good one watch I'd say. Having said that though, it's not far off a tenner to get into the movies these days so you may as well buy it.
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Star Wars and carry on
Now that does sound like a fun film!
Wasn't that space balls?
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