The Big Question ♯11

I'm in a Star Wars mood today, so I thought todays Big Question should reflect that. Therefore, my question today is, what would you like to see in the up coming new trilogy? Any characters you would like to see included? Any expanded universe books/ comics you would like to see bits included from? Any places that should be visited? Basically put yourself in the drivers set of the new movies and let rip (not in that sense, in the less dirty sense thank you).

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13 Responses to The Big Question ♯11

  1. I want to see an epic Wookie battle. George Lucas himself said that he wanted Wookies for Return of the Jedi. But, because of budget and time constraints, it didn’t happen. Thus, Ewoks…

    So, in Revenge of the Sith, they put in a 2-minute blurb of a disappointment Wookie skirmish. Meh! I want a minimum of 30 minutes screen time of Wookies just beating down whatever is in front of them.

    Ok, sometimes I get all mean and butch. But, dang it…after two let-downs…

  2. I’d like to see Ben Skywalker and Jaina Solo be a couple of the main characters, then introduce some new people – jedi and regular. The original characters would have minor roles.

    I’d like to see them do it in a way that doesn’t totally trample all over the EU books. The reader fan base is one of the main reasons SW has survived all the years, and their investment in time and money shouldn’t be overlooked. And I believe that this could be done. Just don’t do anything that goes against the books, and don’t beat the movie goer over the head with reference to the books – maybe just a few Easter egg type references.

    Then I’d cast Tom Hiddleson to play a main character – in the first movie he’d be the main bad guy – a sith. In the second movie I’d introduce his master, and make that movie about his character wavering between the dark and the light, and finally at the end choosing the light (With a great deal of prodding from either Ben or Jaina as they attempt to tempt each other). The last movie would be taking out the bad guy – the sith master. Big space battle, big land battle (With tons of wookies of course), and a big ole saber sequence with the Sith Master and severl other apprentices.

  3. I don’t have story specifics; I just want to see a film focused on story rather than CGI gymnastics and superfluous 20-minute action set pieces.

  4. RobM:
    I don’t have story specifics; I just want to see a film focused on story rather than CGI gymnastics and superfluous 20-minute action set pieces.

    Wooooooookieeeeeees!!!

  5. If I was in charge, I’d do the opposite of what J. J. Abrams did to Star Trek: get a REAL science-fiction writer to do the screenplay, develop characters with actual dramatic interaction, spend the budget on a good cast and crew instead of wasting it on mindless eye-candy, and get rid of the Odious Comic Relief characters.

    The only thing I would do that Abrams has already done is totally alienate the old-time, hard-core fans by taking a dump all over decades of established continuity because I hate the franchise and wish I was working on the other famous “Star” series instead.

  6. William A. Peterson

    Skybandit, how about Timothy Zahn? To me, he’s the reason Star Wars kept going, all those years between movies!
    I’d disagree with the second point…
    I no longer prefer Trek to Wars, though both have been disappointing as of late. And, even if I did, I’d think that doing a good job on one would greatly enhance my chances of getting to work on the other… Deliberately sabotaging everything you DO get to work with, will only make sure you don’t get to work on either! {Okay, J.J. might have fouled up Trek, but I don’t think it was ‘deliberate’…}

  7. William: I think that was ironic.

    When Abrams did the first Trek, what he really wanted to do was Wars. And that’s what he did: His “Star Trek” is, for all intent and purposes, a Star Wars movie without Jedis.
    I think that Skybandit was just hammering that point.

    Me?
    I’d like him not to trample over the extanted universe. And I’d like him to have a real writer do it (Yeah, Zahn springs to mind), although I won’t hold my hopes for it. And I’d just like a story who shows what comes after Return of the Jedi, to come back to hod friends, see that they aged along me but are still there. Not something set a millenia afterwards, with what’s-his-name who’s both a jedi and a sith.

  8. William A. Peterson

    Sorry, Arioch, not quite that tuned in to the fanboy press… Looks like it worked fairly well for Mr. Abrams, then! Of course, if Paramount didn’t HATE that property they picked up from Desilu Studios, when all they really wanted was the land next door to theirs, it probably would have kept him from getting the chance at all!
    If not Zahn, my second choice would be Kevin J. Anderson. He’s done some very good stuff (though it got a little repetitious, after awhile), and he understands what makes the SW universe tick…
    At one time, I would have welcomed either Mike Stackpole, or Aaron Allston, but they decided to turn away from everything ‘bright and cheery’, in favor of Plutonium-era thinking. {Let’s have Han leave Leia behind, and get stinking drunk! Yeah, THAT’S how Chewie would have wanted him to remember his sacrifice!}
    So, basically, I’m good with anything that happened prior to “Vector Prime” and the introduction of the Yuuzhan Vong.

  9. most of those eu books are terrible. elevated fan fic. do like the superhero movies do. sample things that work, jettison the dumb ideas. dont do literal adaptations. no super-weapons please. no death star 3 or suncrusher or planetsmasher or whatever those books had. id have old luke be the kenobi figure to new characters. but no one wants to see old han solo. just like noone wanted to see old indiana jones. if they do use him he needs to be like stallone in expendable or danny glovers murtagh “im too old for this $#!+”

  10. id have han and leia already dead. luke is super old. chewie helps him get around.

  11. NateThePrate

    You, my Jimmy Rustled friend, are going to be in for a universe of disappointment…

    Skybandit:
    If I was in charge, I’d do the opposite of what J. J. Abrams did to Star Trek: get a REAL science-fiction writer to do the screenplay, develop characters with actual dramatic interaction, spend the budget on a good cast and crew instead of wasting it on mindless eye-candy, and get rid of the Odious Comic Relief characters.

    The only thing I would do that Abrams has already done is totally alienate the old-time, hard-core fans by taking a dump all over decades of established continuity because I hate the franchise and wish I was working on the other famous “Star” series instead.

  12. NateThePrate

    After seeing what Abrams did with Star Trek, I’m more than happy for him to take over the new Star Wars.

    Also, Atomic Punk? You know what would be even more awesome? WOOKIES RIDING RANCORS AND FIGHTING GUNDARKS!!!

    HELLZ

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    YEAH!!!

  13. Alexander of Limbo

    I know the new one is coming after ‘Return of the Jedi’ but i still want to see ‘The Old Republic’ as a movie.