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Post  James Stocks on Sat May 18, 2013 12:12 am

I believe he had good reasons to leave. He often spoke of the irony of his career, that when he started off he went against the establishment only to eventually become the establishment. I don't think he's as clueless as many claim, he has always come off pretty self-aware about himself as a filmmaker but I suppose there were times that he got way in over his head and he didn't realize that til it was too late. A good example is when he finally made a rough cut of THE PHANTOM MENACE and by the end of the movie his first remark was something along the lines "I think I went overboard", particularly about the climax that featured four different sequences intertwined, and how difficult it was to keep them all coherent with each other tonally and clear. Makes me curious over how he looks back on the prequels in retrospect.

The hatred many fans have over him could definitely be a factor, but I think he was tired of both that and becoming so fixated over STAR WARS in general that he neglected a lot of other projects he wanted to work on like RED TAILS. After the additional changes and the reactions over the blu-rays, he probably realized he had enough of it and wanted to put it all behind. I wish he had realized this a decade earlier. It would have been better had he stuck with his original plan of directing THE PHANTOM MENACE and then letting other directors get a crack at the next two films while he could put more focus onto the pet projects he had been talking about for many years. After the special editions back in 1997, I wish he had just called it a day for those films. Lucas called them "the definitive versions", I wish it had remained so and he didn't go further. At least the 1997 versions have the correct color scheme. Other than Greedo shooting first and Luke screaming like Ian McDiarmid, I didn't have much of a problem with the special editions from 1997. Might have made a blu-ray with both versions more feasible too had it just been the original versions and the 1997s. Oh well, at least he's off doing his own thing and letting Disney worry about the future of his franchise.

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Post  thecolorsblend on Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:50 am

Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed that John Williams will score Episodes 7-9. Not a huge surprise but still legitimate news.

URL- http://www.theforce.net/story/movie/CEII_John_Williams_To_Score_Episodes_VIIIX_153433.asp

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Post  non_amos on Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:51 am

Not to derail the subject but when I saw that about John Williams the first thing I thought of was Man Of Steel, i.e., how long does it take duh apologists to start crying that he should've scored Superman again? I mean, he's doing Star Wars, right? So why not? Just give 'em time..............................................................................

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Post  thecolorsblend on Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:28 am

thecolorsblend wrote:Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed that John Williams will score Episodes 7-9. Not a huge surprise but still legitimate news.

URL- http://www.theforce.net/story/movie/CEII_John_Williams_To_Score_Episodes_VIIIX_153433.asp
Actually i need to revisit this because I think I made the mistake of taking news media at their word.

The stuff I've found so far from anyone associated with Lucasfilm and/or Disney is careful to say that Williams is coming back to score Episode 7 but they tend not to say too much about the other two. And let's look at the numbers, homeboy's, what, 80 years old now? It's a bit much to expect him to score every single one of these bad boys. I'm not making a prediction, I'm just suggesting the possibility that he may do Episode 7 as his swan song and then pass the baton off to somebody else.

I honestly don't know who the hell else could score Star Wars. Alan Silvestri? Howard Shore? Alexandre Desplat? It could go a lot of different ways as far as replacements are concerned but a true successor? Tall order. We already know that the Star Wars SAGA wouldn't be Zimmer's blend but I'd be interested to see what he could do with one of the standalone movies.

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Post  thecolorsblend on Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:29 pm

Bleeding Cool wrote:Disney have officially announced that Tomorrowland will take the May 22nd 2015 release window that quiet whispers had pegged as the launch date for Star Wars: Episode VII.

That film will now roll out on December 18th 2015.

URL- http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/11/07/official-star-wars-episode-vii-set-for-december-18th-2015/


Things just got a little easier for MOS II/WF.

By the by, now that Disney owns Lucasfilm and is producing new movies, is it worth creating a new mini-forum for Star Wars?

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Post  Apologist Puncher on Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:47 pm

thecolorsblend wrote:
Bleeding Cool wrote:Disney have officially announced that Tomorrowland will take the May 22nd 2015 release window that quiet whispers had pegged as the launch date for Star Wars: Episode VII.

That film will now roll out on December 18th 2015.

URL- http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/11/07/official-star-wars-episode-vii-set-for-december-18th-2015/


Things just got a little easier for MOS II/WF.

By the by, now that Disney owns Lucasfilm and is producing new movies, is it worth creating a new mini-forum for Star Wars?
Yes. yes it is.

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Post  Apologist Puncher on Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:29 pm

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/notyetamovie/news/?a=90864


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Post  James Stocks on Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:45 am

Placing it in December is very smart. It's already crammed as it is in the Summer 2015. The only other notable film coming out near release date is Bond 24, which will have already been out a full month. In a way, it's kinda coming full circle for me. I was introduced to the Star Wars trilogy via USA Network when they used to run a marathon during the Christmas season, so I always associated the franchise more with Christmas than Summer.

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Post  thecolorsblend on Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:35 am

I honestly could give a damn but some of you might be interested.

Screen Crush wrote:Star Wars Rebels' Launching Summer 2014... With a Movie?
by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 5, 2014 11:02 AM
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The upcoming animated 'Star Wars Rebels' TV series has kept production expectedly tight to the point where we've only learned of the casting of a major villain and a feisty R2 unit. But where we thought the series might launch later this year, 'Rebels' may have a far bigger debut this summer. A new report suggests that 'Star Wars Rebels' will first release a feature-length premiere, followed by additional shorts and a proper fall 2014 debut!

News of a possible 'Star Wars Rebels' movie emerges from Jedi News, which claims that a recent Disney shareholders letter reads, “We're introducing 'Star Wars Rebels' to television audiences this summer with a movie and a series of shorts on Disney Channel, followed by a continuing series on Disney XD.”

If that approach feels at all familiar, fans will remember that the previous animated 'Star Wars' series, 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars,' first debuted in theaters with a feature-length presentation before settling into its Cartoon Network home. Affording 'Star Wars Rebels' a theatrical release doesn't seem to be in the cards, though a summer movie on the Disney Channel would certainly build a strong amount of buzz in time for a Disney XD debut later this year.

Meanwhile, here's everything we know from the official 'Star Wars Rebels' logline:

'Star Wars Rebels' continues the epic tradition of the legendary 'Star Wars' saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people.

But there are a select few who are brave enough to stand up against the endless Stormtroopers and TIE fighters of the Empire: the clever and motley crew of the starship “Ghost.” Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, have thrilling adventures, and become heroes.

We've already met the crew's feisty droid “Chopper,” and learned a few details from the LEGO packaging, but no voice cast has been made official. That said, we previously heard Freddie Prinze Jr., 'The Butler' star David Oyelowo, Vanessa Marshall, Taylor Gray and Steven Jay Blum were at least on the short list. Picking up where the now-canceled 'Clone Wars' left off, 'Star Wars Rebels' will also feature screenwriter and producer Simon Kinberg ('X-Men: First Class,' 'Elysium'), who's writing the first episode, on the creative side.

Well, what say you? Would a feature-length 'Star Wars Rebels' debut this summer effectively set up the series for the fall? What would you like to see when the new Disney XD 'Star Wars' saga begins? Watch the latest production video below, and give us your thoughts afterward!

URL- http://screencrush.com/star-wars-rebels-movie-premiere-summer-2014

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