Star Wars: Episode IX: May 23, 2019

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Star Wars: Episode IX: May 23, 2019

Postby TheButcher on Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:00 am

EXCLUSIVE: Colin Trevorrow To Direct 'Star Wars: Episode 9'
Hot off his massive success on Jurassic World , super hot director Colin Trevorrow has bagged his next gig.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode IX

Postby Ribbons on Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:53 pm

I don't want to say "meh," but...
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Re: Star Wars: Episode IX

Postby TheButcher on Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:14 pm

JJ Abrams Isn't Directing STAR WARS EPISODE IX
This trilogy will have a trilogy of filmmakers.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode IX

Postby Ribbons on Sat Aug 15, 2015 1:33 am

Cool! Now let's hope it's not Colin Trevorrow.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode IX

Postby TheBaxter on Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:38 pm

Ribbons wrote:Cool! Now let's hope it's not Colin Trevorrow.


you were saying...?
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Re: Star Wars: Episode IX: Also already so very tired.

Postby Ribbons on Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:43 am

Boo.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode IX: Also already so very tired.

Postby Peven on Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:28 pm

what if he was THE Colin?? you know, THE Colin with the coolest sig ever? that would be a trip, eh? far out
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Re: Star Wars: Episode IX: Also already so very tired.

Postby TheButcher on Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:51 am

Empire Magazine:
Ahsoka Tano for Episode IX?
Kinberg! – has hinted that Rebels could have an impact on future movies.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode IX: Also already so very tired.

Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:27 pm

TheButcher wrote:Empire Magazine:
Ahsoka Tano for Episode IX?
Kinberg! – has hinted that Rebels could have an impact on future movies.


If she's in it then I'd like to see Asaj Ventress. Not saying this as a fanboy thing necessarily, but when you consider that George Lucas already had her planned to be the main villain in Star Wars 2 before settling on old git Count Dooku, this isn't too far a geeky thing to wish for.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode IX: Also already so very tired.

Postby TheButcher on Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:47 am

Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:
TheButcher wrote:Empire Magazine:
Ahsoka Tano for Episode IX?
Kinberg! – has hinted that Rebels could have an impact on future movies.


If she's in it then I'd like to see Asaj Ventress. Not saying this as a fanboy thing necessarily, but when you consider that George Lucas already had her planned to be the main villain in Star Wars 2 before settling on old git Count Dooku, this isn't too far a geeky thing to wish for.

Asajj vs Rey!
Ventress is Supreme Leader Snoke!
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Re: Star Wars: Episode IX: Also already so very tired.

Postby TheButcher on Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:57 am

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Colin Trevorrow’s ‘Star Wars: Episode 9’ Will Be Shot On 65mm Film
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Re: Star Wars: Episode IX: May 23, 2019

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Re: Star Wars: Episode IX: May 23, 2019

Postby TheButcher on Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:57 am

/film Thursday, April 27th, 2017:
Rian Johnson Did Not Write the ‘Star Wars: Episode 9’ Script Treatment

Hoai-Tran Bui wrote:With a different director from sequel to sequel, it would have been great synergy for Lucasfilm to get the director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi to write the script treatment to its follow-up, Star Wars Episode 9. In fact, that’s what was reported back in June 2014, when it was announced that Rian Johnson would create a treatment upon which Episode 9 director Colin Trevorrow and screenwriter Derek Connolly would build the movie.

But alas, that was not meant to be, as Johnson himself confirmed that he has taken no part in the Star Wars Episode 9 treatment.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode IX: May 23, 2019

Postby Fievel on Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:19 am

This makes me curious about the overall story arch for the sequel Trilogy. I may have heard the answer before, but I can't recall. Did someone (individual or group), or the Star Wars Story Group maybe, create the overall story to this Trilogy? Is the overall story from Lucas's notes?* Or are they essentially winging it from film to film (I know they aren't but I wanted to offer a humorous extreme option)? It would seem that The Force Awakens couldn't start without knowing how Episode 9 would end. I'm just curious as to who created this story.

*I know that The Force Awakens had little to nothing to do with the treatment that Lucas wrote, but I wonder if maybe the overall story of the trilogy is his - with the overall prequel story being the birth of the Empire, fall of the Republic, and the rise of Anakin/Vader....and the overall story of the Original Trilogy being the eventual victory of the Rebellion, fall of the Empire/Emperor, ultimate redemption of Anakin/Vader, and Luke's rise as a Jedi.

JJ, Kasdan, and Arndt get credits for The Force Awakens, Johnson gets credit for The Last Jedi, and Lucas gets "based on characters created by" credit on both. But who engineered the story for the trilogy itself?
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Re: Star Wars: Episode IX: May 23, 2019

Postby Peven on Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:45 pm

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Re: Star Wars: Episode IX: May 23, 2019

Postby Ribbons on Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:39 pm

I actually roll a dodecahedron to determine future plot twists
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Re: Star Wars: Episode IX: May 23, 2019

Postby Ribbons on Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:20 pm

As someone who did not like Jurassic World either, this has me more than a little spooked for Episode 9:

'The Book of Henry' Review: Colin Trevorrow’s new film is so woefully misguided that it demands to be seen.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode IX: May 23, 2019

Postby Fievel on Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:25 pm

Ribbons wrote:I actually roll a dodecahedron to determine future plot twists


Didn't realize those could be smoked......

Ribbons wrote:As someone who did not like Jurassic World either, this has me more than a little spooked for Episode 9:

'The Book of Henry' Review: Colin Trevorrow’s new film is so woefully misguided that it demands to be seen.


I was entertained by JW, but didn't love it.
I'm a little spooked, too.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode IX: May 23, 2019

Postby TheBaxter on Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:22 pm

Jurassic World was to Jurassic Park what The Force Awakens was to A New Hope: basically a total retread.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode IX: May 23, 2019

Postby Peven on Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:33 pm

I liked Jurassic World better than Jurassic Park, two versions of the same basic story, its a little like how Hitchcock remade a couple of his own films, except he kept the exact same titles.

I was never all that invested in the franchise, didn't see 2 or 3 in theatres, went to see World at a drive-in on the cheap. Pratt makes the movie watchable for me but I probably have the most enjoyment picking apart all of the plot holes and trying to predict which character is going to get killed next. but that has always been the fun of watching big, dumb f/x-laden action/adventure popcorn movies. :D

I still want to know what happened to the pterodactyls we saw flying off into the sunset at the end of 3, so maybe they will address that in 5
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Re: Star Wars: Episode IX: May 23, 2019

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Re: Star Wars: Episode IX: May 23, 2019

Postby Fievel on Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:53 pm



Jesus Christmas.
I want to cut off my penis and kill every man on Earth after that.

Why does THAT scene have to represent sexism/misogyny/etc. to so many of these writers? Pardon my privilege, but I don't see it, didn't see it, and will never see it. Why? Because I'm pretty willing to bet that the gender of the victim has ZERO importance next to the epic death itself. One of the characters is quoted as saying something to the effect of things now need to be bigger, louder, and faster. Really, that's a not-so-subtle way of describing Jurassic World. JP had the t-rex killing the lawyer on the toilet. Lost World had the two dinosaurs pulling the guy apart. I remember almost nothing of JP3, but I'm willing to bet there's an epic death there, too. The death in JW is just a natural progression.

The rest of the article is shit, too. Hope she got it all out.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode IX: May 23, 2019

Postby Peven on Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:13 am

oh god, "Kayleigh", I can envision her lily-white, entitled, over-privileged upbringing without even trying. :roll: sorry, but when upper class white women start complaining about how unfair things are in their lives because....men, I find it hard to take them very seriously. there is probably some female writer of color out there that would be tearing Kayleigh a new ass right now about how under-represented Black female writers are in entertainment and how she is tired of rich white girls getting bylines instead, or how all a rich white girl has to do to have a multi-million dollar career is show some tits and ass and/or screw the right guy. you don't see any Black version of Paris Hilton or Kim K or Kylie Jenner, do you.

maybe Kayleigh should be asking why 53% of white women voted for a misogynist like Trump for president, it might help her get closer to the answer of why women directors aren't given more jobs and bigger movies instead of the tired old, "men are bad" line.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode IX: May 23, 2019

Postby TheButcher on Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:26 am



WHAT THE LORD AND MILLER FIRING MEANS TO THE OVERALL WORLD OF LUCASFILM
Neil Turitz wrote:When the news broke the other day that Lucasfilm had fired the directing team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller off its Han Solo spinoff flick, a few things came to mind. First and foremost, there was the shock of a major project like this making such an enormous move, especially, ahem, five months into shooting.

After that, I took a moment to see what people were saying, and it came out that Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy wasn’t happy with the style and tone of the film that Lord and Miller were making, which led me to the second reaction, which was, “Well, jeez, who did she think she was hiring?” I mean, these are the guys behind Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street and its sequel, 22 Jump Street, and The LEGO Movie.

In other words, while the pair is immensely talented, these guys are not exactly Merchant and Ivory.

But after pondering that for a short spell, something else popped into my head, as I considered the history of Lucasfilm projects and one or two external incidents that directly relate to this particular cinematic universe. It was a dark thought, a sinister one, that I turned around a bit before I finally allowed myself to verbalize it, at which point I realized that, in even asking the question, I already had my answer.

Does Lucasfilm have itself a Director Problem?

After having given Warner Bros. so much guff for its issues with directors on the DC Comics movies, it would be unfair not to come to a similar conclusion here, simply because this is what the evidence suggests.

Most of the people reading this will be aware of the stürm und drang that surrounded last year’s Lucasfilm production of Rogue One, which essentially replaced director Gareth Edwards with Old Pro Tony Gilroy, as the experienced Gilroy came in with massive rewrites and directed large reshoots which, apparently (depending on who is talking) reshaped a good portion of the movie. That, in and of itself, should have been something of a red flag, but now this happens, and the central issue is inescapable.

And we haven’t even gotten into the catastrophe that is The Book of Henry, which is basically one of the worst reviewed films of the year, is going to be a major flop, and is a pretty large setback to its director, Colin Trevorrow. This is only important, mind you, because he is the man charged with writing and directing Episode IX of the Star Wars saga, due in theaters Memorial Day Weekend, 2019.

Apparently, the big difference between Lord and Miller and Edwards is that, when confronted with the idea of bringing in outside help to reshape things and oversee reshoots, Edwards said, “Sure, okay,” while Lord and Miller were not as eager to play along. This did not sit well with Kennedy, who has a very tight hold on all things Star Wars-related, and so she pulled the trigger on them, to the great and utter shock of Lord and Miller, who figured, naturally, that things would work themselves out.

There are a bunch of interesting factors here, not least of which is Kennedy’s desire to bring in hot, young, up-and-coming filmmakers, then refusing to allow them to do the things that drew her attention in the first place. For instance, with Lord and Miller, their style is much more loose and improvisational than what Kennedy is used to, as well as writer — and long time stalwart of the Lucasfilm Universe — Lawrence Kasdan, whose attitude is “You shoot the words that are on the page and don’t make them up as you go.” It seems he was at odds with Lord and Miller right from the start, so when they rejected out of hand the notion of dealing with someone else to come in and “help” them, it was time to let them go.

No matter, by the way, that some folks in the know were admirers of what the pair was doing, even while those same folks admitted it wasn’t a conventional Star Wars film, which was Kennedy’s whole point. Of course, others have said they were overmatched, out of their depth, and should never have been hired in the first place, so I think the only thing on which we can agree here is that no one is agreeing on anything.

Either way, the two just weren’t a good fit, whereas Rian Johnson, currently in post-production on December’s The Last Jedi, understands the Universe perfectly and, word has it, has Kennedy and her team very happy with his cut of the film. Which means that, if you liked The Force Awakens and Rogue One, you’re going to love Jedi.

Trevorrow is another issue, in that, while the Book of Henry fiasco might make him more pliable for Kennedy, the legitimate question has to be asked about whether or not he is up to the task. While I quite like his first film, Safety Not Guaranteed, I can’t say the same about his second, Jurassic World, which might have made a ton of money (and got a lot of good reviews I never quite understood), but just isn’t a good movie. Don’t get me wrong, I’m rooting for him, but this has to be of some concern to those in charge.

There’s also an important fact here that can’t be ignored: none of this is new. Lucasfilm has always had a director problem. George Lucas directed four of the first six, and while the first one is great, it’s also, in hindsight, badly flawed, and the three prequels are awful. When he brought in his film school professor, and old pro helmer, Irvin Kershner to direct The Empire Strikes Back, he let Kershner run the show without any real supervision, then was furious when the film didn’t really turn out the way he envisioned, even though it is by far the best film of the series.

It’s for that reason, in fact, that journeyman Richard Marquand was hired to helm Return of the Jedi, so that Lucas could control every aspect of the production and thus not have to deal with his personal vision being corrupted, as it had been with Kershner. There are tons of stories out there of how ineffectual Marquand was on set, as if he was nothing more than a proxy for the boss. Which, essentially, he was.

Which is sort of where we are now. It has become exceedingly clear that anyone signing up for one of these gigs in the future will have to be well aware what they’re in for, and then make the decision about whether or not being a sort of puppet for his or her Lucasfilm Overlords is how they want to spend a couple years of their career. Yes, it’s an insane opportunity to make a Star Wars film, but there are going to be a fair number of auteurs who will pass on the offer, simply because, while they might want to play with someone else’s toys, they won’t want to be instructed by said toy owner exactly how they’re allowed to play with them.

Yesterday, Ron Howard stepped into the director’s chair, a seasoned pro whose best films are in the rearview mirror, but who will almost certainly come in and do a professional job of fulfilling Kennedy’s vision, in a way that first Edwards, and then Lord and Miller, weren’t.

Because let’s face it — at this point, what has become obvious is that the vision to be fulfilled, from here on out, is Kennedy’s, and woe be to any director who thinks differently.
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