Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (J.J. Abrams, 2019)

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Re: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (J.J. Abrams, 2019)

#251 Post by Never Cursed » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:11 pm

A recounting of Colin Trevorrow's version of episode 9, entitled "Duel Of The Fates," has leaked to Reddit and subsequently been verified as real by the AV Club.

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#252 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:18 pm

I suppose the one thing we can't account for is what Trevorrow's unfortunate direction would have done to the film, though

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#253 Post by movielocke » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:37 pm

Without reading the link. my reaction is, "oh shit, Duel of the Fates is such a good star wars episode title for the finale."

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#254 Post by What A Disgrace » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:59 pm

It doesn't sound like a thematically relevant follow up to The Last Jedi, but it doesn't sound like a bust either. We got the bust.

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#255 Post by RIP Film » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:43 pm

Sounds better, though Jurrassic World is one of the worst movies I’ve ever had to endure in a theater. I think the best option would have been the rumored George Lucas collab where the villain wasn’t Palpatine. After all the dust has settled, I thought Rise was an OK movie, but what really sticks with me are questions like: How did Palpatine survive being thrown down an endless cooridor, then exploding in a deathstar. That’s like some looney tunes shit.

And how did The First Order and Final Order, have seemingly endless resources? We saw how the original empire gained traction and rose to prominence in the galaxy, and at the height of their power, built the moon sized deathstar. The first order by comparison, comes out of nowhere and builds a planet sized deathstar, and final order, again comes from nowhere and builds a 1000 mini-death stars. The writing is high school level. These questions are my takeaway from the trilogy, because the suspension of disbelief was just never there. For a billion-dollar franchise, it’s hard to believe they just hot-potatoed this thing between directors.

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#256 Post by Roger Ryan » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:39 pm

RIP Film wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:43 pm
...I think the best option would have been the rumored George Lucas collab where the villain wasn’t Palpatine...
If these leaks can be trusted, the "George Lucas collaboration" option was the version Abrams actually began shooting before the Disney marketing department got nervous about having a largely unknown villain, resulting in script rewrites and re-shooting to shoehorn Palpatine in.

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#257 Post by Reverend Drewcifer » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:59 pm

The leak originated from Free Enterprise director Robert Meyer Burnett, an old buddy of Mark A. Altman, who wrote The Fifty-Year Mission, the two-volume unauthorized oral history of Star Trek, and the upcoming Nobody Does it Better: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of James Bond. My conspiracy-averse frontal lobe rejects Glenn-Beckian white-board intrigue, but my lizard brain craves a multi-volume oral history from Altman if J.W. Rinzler has washed his hands of SW.

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#258 Post by Finch » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:20 am

THR says Taika Waititi is "being courted" for a new Star Wars film. Now, who knows what he's being asked to consider exactly and whether he'll end up directing, but Lord and Miller got fired from Solo for the kind of irreverent tone that Waititi trades in, so.... On the other hand, he did direct episodes of The Mandalorian.

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Re: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (J.J. Abrams, 2019)

#259 Post by swo17 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:24 am

Naw, Lord & Miller are way more irreverent. Waititi fit right into the Marvel mold, which...

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