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Star Wars: Episodes VII, VIII, IX?

Discussion in 'Sensorium' started by Sir Belisarius, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. Sir Belisarius

    Sir Belisarius Viconia's Boy Toy Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder

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    Check this out!

    Although it is definitely not definitive, Lucas' ILM company has been issued Non-Disclosure Agreements barring employees from talking to the outside world about Star Wars Episodes 7,8 & 9. How cool would that be? George, at this point, milk the franchise for all it's worth!!!

    If they do it, I hope it's based on the Timothy Zahn trilogy that came out in the 90s...
     
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    Actually, my understanding was always that there was to be three trilogies. (So that would be 9 in total for anyone who is mathematically challenged :p )

    IIRC, the last trilogy was to be set in a time after the first trilogy.
     
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    The Zahn trilogy is the best Star Wars stories ever in my opinion. Would be sweet if they got on to the big screen. Thrawn manages to be if not cooler then atleast as cool as Vader and he aint even a jedi/sith.
     
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    I've heard rumors about this too. Actually, since Episode I came out, this has been floated around. Part of the beauty being that Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will all be the perfect age to fit the stories where the next chapter picks up (ie 20+ years later) by the time the prequels are finished up. I haven't read the Zahn books, so I don't know if this is correct or not.

    Another thing I've also heard is that after Episode III, George Lucas wants to be done with Star Wars - for good. He may allow Episodes VII, VIII and IX, but someone else will direct. He may produce, but that's about it.

    @ jaocquin and/or Bel

    What are the names of the books in the Zahn trilogy you mention, so I can go check them out?
     
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    It was always supposed to be a 9 movie cycle. But last I heard, George Lucas said he would never live long enough to see episodes 7-9 made and he wasn't going to let anyone else do it, therefore suggesting that is was a no-go.
     
  6. Sir Belisarius

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    IIRC, the books names are:

    The Last Command
    Dark Force Rising
    Heir to the Empire
     
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    Actually, when I first heard that Episode I was being made, I also heard that Lucas originally wrote 12 installments but had recently decided to only film 9.
     
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    Someone should let Jackson have a go hmm?
     
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    Morgoth La lune ne garde aucune rancune Veteran

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    Hmmm? I remember Lucas making a contract forbiding anybody including himself to make the last 3 episodes since he was very unhappy with the way the new episodes turned out.

    Maybe I was dreaming :lol:
     
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    Oh, bloody hell...

    *kisses the extended universe as it is goodbye*

    If they film anything else but the Zahn trilogy, (or, death forbid, the DarkEmpire... *shudder*) then the entire extended universe as it is can be kissed goodbye.

    There's no way they could be set post-NJO, since, well... how could they even try to explain the Yuuzhan Vong situation to anyone not familar with the books?

    *shakes her head again*

    I think I go to mope in a corner.
     
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    Well, it would be strange to bring out the films with the original story (yes, I also heard there were originally 9 movies, but they only made the middle three since they had to chose three and those made the best trilogy) since alot of the fans (including me) have read the books and all the books make one big storyline, and it would be rather upsetting two have two conflicting storylines.
     
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    After Lucas' writing the past few years (ie Episodes I and II), I think it would be a superb idea to base the last three films on the Timothy Zahn trilogy. Now *there* was a good Star Wars trilogy.
     
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    Am I the only one who would be *so* sad if George Lucas would like, die, in a drive-by accident or the like?

    Now, someone who lives near Hollywood, anywhere in California would be great, I offer you my two cents that would normally sponsor my post. ;)
     
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    George Lucas is a legend. Some of you guys have far too high expectations. Star Wars rules. :tie:
     
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    hrm. im not much of a fan (or not a fan at all ;) ), but the image of luke jumping into the sarlaac pit, grabbing the plank and then somersaulting back onto the ship, just in time to catch the lightsaber thrown by r2d2 will forever be the COOLEST star wars scene EVER. Bar none. Technological progress notwithstanding ;)
     
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    Thank god the link doesn't work, therefore I can still be in my happy dreamland imagening it wont happen.
     
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    Please... just... no...

    *hides int he corner with her ratty, well-read copies of loads and loads of SW boks*
     
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    If I'm not mistaken Wouldn't it be more plausable to base episodes 7, 8 and 9 (if it ever happens) on the "Dark Empire" trilogy? I mean it would seem more logical due to the fact it would make for a more linear carry on from episode 6. As it is this trilogy which charts the actual end of Palpatine once and for all.
     
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    Personally I think that the Timothy Zahn trilogy is Star Wars at its finest and could make a great set of films if done properly. They would have to recast all the characters as the original actors are all a little too long in the tooth now.
     
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