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The thing that really sucks is that they don't even have to include anything from the EU, they just don't need to do things that directly contradict it. You could have a movie about a middle aged Luke, Han and Leia fighting robot dinosaurs and it wouldn't necessarily violate continuity unless you made the decisions to rewrite established history and have them say "Good thing that we never had kids!" You don't even need to show the kids and it works out because in the EU we know that they are there and in the movies they could just not be on screen.

It really isn't that hard at all. That's what Leland is for. Run it by him and he'll give you a short list of minor details to change and that's it.

But I've heard many people say that the best thing about new movies is that it will get rid of the EU. These laser brains think that Podracing is better than Thrawn.

Listen to this from an article about the new movie:

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We do know one thing: the new trilogy will not be based on existed Expanded Universe canon. We know this partially because of common sense: the EU stuff is almost uniformly terrible, appeals only to the most niche fans of a property that has worked itself into a real deep niche, and is also all bad. On top of that it's no good.


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^From the link
About the Author: A ten year veteran of writing for the web,.......

I think they meant A ten year old, writing for the web,....


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< About the Author: An over ten year veteran of writing for the web. Like the other author, most of it is complaining about how things suck.

and by "veteran", we mean flame wars.
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Ultimatedash wrote:
Actually Reep, I'm hoping by some magic we WILL get ourselves some Anakin Solo.

George Lucas character-assassinated Anakin Solo. He didn't like the idea of there being two Anakins in the galaxy, because of the apparent confusion it would cause, so he told Del Rey to do him in. Sad

So... I don't think he'll have anything to do with Episode VII.

Here's what I want them to do: make an entirely new series (same galaxy, still a Star Wars movie but not Episode [insert number here]) and set it pre-TPM. That way the EU fan in me is happy, because the EU damage will almost certainly be less and possibly non-existent. The movie fan in me is happy, because the saga is not given a pointless sequel. The six film saga tells a complete story, the story of the fall and redemption of Anakin Skywalker and the Republic. Adding to it wouldn't make sense, and it would smack of a bad Disney sequel ("they lived happily ever after... and then...!"). The fact that Disney is making it is just a coincidence (or is it? Wink ).

If that happened, I could get more than moderately excited for this.
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O I know GL murdered Anakin, I'm just saying if I'm gonna dream, I'm gonna go all out!! And actually I would quite enjoy that too Reep. Though if they do choose to go OR, I'm hoping for a KOTOR movie.


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Won't happen Reep, but it's a solid idea.

It would be stupid from their POV for them not to do a Big Three movie. If not, as someone pointed out, "They are just paying for the words "Star Wars." That's two billion a word."
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Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:
It would be stupid from their POV for them not to do a Big Three movie.

That's if they can get the Big 3 back, though. *coughHarrisonFordcough*

And I don't think anyone would want them re-cast.
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Reepicheep wrote:
Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:
It would be stupid from their POV for them not to do a Big Three movie.

That's if they can get the Big 3 back, though. *coughHarrisonFordcough*

And I don't think anyone would want them re-cast.


I wouldn't mind a re-cast. It worked well with Star Trek...
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I would die if they were re-cast. There are some characters you just can't re-cast and Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo are some of them.
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Not even if Nathon Fillion were Han Solo?
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Oooh, I could probably get behind Nathan being Han. Very Happy
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Life Is The Path wrote:
Not even if Nathon Fillion were Han Solo?


That's a bit too awesome to happen.

Though I would LOVE to see Fillion in some role in the future Star Wars films.


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Cerrinea wrote:
Oooh, I could probably get behind Nathan being Han. Very Happy


It won't happen because its what we want to happen.

But we have Firefly, and honestly that's pretty much him playing Han Solo right there!
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The recast idea is problematic. I just don't think the general audience will like it. Maybe I'm wrong.

If they do keep the original cast, which seems likely, I think that they will have the movie be about the passing of the torch to the next generation, whoever they are. Then those new characters will go on to be the protagonists in the following films.

I don't think that GAs will want to see new characters as the stars right off the bat in this one. I also think that they won't like the NJO story. It's too non star wars for movies. Of course that's why we liked it because it did something different, but that was after the bantam era. We don't have that in movies. The villains have to have some connection to the Empire or else it will come off as cheesy alien invader of the week Trek stuff.
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Honestly, at this point I just hope they don't hire Mark, Carrie and Harrison to do voices for their CGI created 30yo characters of Luke, Leia and Han.

I have no problem with them using Anthony Daniels in this regard though.


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