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There's A New STAR WARS Film Coming??

Published at: Dec. 9, 2009, 3:12 p.m. CST by merrick

Merrick here...
Thomas Dolby, who co-authored the mesmerizing theme song to HOWARD THE DUCK back in 1986...
...has an noteworthy entry on his blog. We're specifically talking about Dolby's December 5 entry, which can be found HERE. Buried unceremoniously beneath a mound of text chronicling his visit to California, Dolby refers to a new STAR WARS movie. It's so fast you could easily miss it:
My host is friend and former collaborator Paul Sebastien, who over the years has worked for Xbox, Playstation, and now LucasArts. Last night he was telling me a little about the forthcoming Star Wars-related TV show, movie and online games—very cool indeed. [EDIT] ...it sounds like Mr Lucas has got his head into a good place. I met him several times when I was working on a movie in the 80s called [name suppressed to protect credibility!] and he’s a decent chap, but I could have done without the last three SW movies.
We've heard about the TV series both ongoing and forthcoming, and already know there will be more games. But a new movie? Is he talking about a TV project (whether new - or related to the already announced series & whatnot)? Or, is he discussing something different? Presuming Thomas intended to say "movie"... Sure didn't like The Prequels much at all (SITH wasn't too bad, although it didn't exactly warm my loins). This said, I've really been enjoying catching up with THE CLONE WARS television series. It's certainly uneven...and I really despise that Lucas feels slavishly compelled to soften his action by injecting broad comedy into heated adventure sequences. But, in the end, THE CLONE WARS represents STAR WARS, told differently, and with more ingenuity and vibrance than the franchise's recent big screen entries (standard DVD and Blu-Ray sets HERE). Proves there's still life in the old mare after all. If the Lucas that allowed THE CLONE WARS to happen brings us another STAR WARS film - with the same open-minded approach to storytelling? I might be interested. Will the new movie be a stand alone set in the STAR WARS universe, perhaps? Possibly intended to introduce us to another subset of the franchise? We'll see. The probability of STAR WARS' return to theater screens has always seemed a foregone conclusion. But...unless I missed something...this is the first time we've heard anything pointed about it happening. Back in October, Lucas folk denied that new STAR WARS movies were being planned (HERE). So, unless Dolby misspoke, or is bat-shit crazy, I'm wondering what's changed since then? AVATAR, maybe? Perhaps George now wants a digital/3-D tale of his own? Guess none of this is that big a mystery, really. We've all seen the Whim of George in action before; the winds shift in the blink of an eye. A tip of the hat to Talkbacker Paulseta, who posted about this in yesterday's AVATAR song Talkback (HERE) - where nobody listened.
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  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    First

    by desmond1918

    Thanks but no thanks, George

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    FUCK TO THE YES.

    by SeXX ED

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Yeah yeah

    by Weresmurf77

    Another month another rumor of a new starwars movie... sorry not falling for it.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    one can only hope

    by shamon

    maybe the stories with the kids and older luke and han

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Please

    by The_Myhand

    Make VII VIII and IX. But please god, dont write them. Get Larry Kasdan on the phone

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:38 p.m. CST

    only if Warwick Davis plays ALL the parts

    by just pillow talk

    The Wick commandeth!

  • For cryin' out loud, George...Move the story forward instead of constantly backward!

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:39 p.m. CST

    We know about the Star Wars TV show so

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I'm guessing the "movie" reference is just a slip of the tongue. I don't think we'll see that in the near future.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST

    I don't care...

    by Sin_Happens

    To know what warms your loins...

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST

    But don't you wonder what Qui-Gon was like as a kid?

    by Mostholy

    EPISODE 0 incoming.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST

    I bet it is

    by MrPoop

    A reworking of the Holiday Special, but the way George envisioned it. But srsly, I'd welcome a new movie. I liked the prequels.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Old News...

    by warghost

    This project was actually announced tentatively over a year ago. This is the live action Star Wars made-for-TV film that is supposedly geared more towards adults than 'Clone Wars' was. Lucas mentioned he wanted to try and make a new film that was very dark and somber, and definitely not for kids. This is the project I have been waiting for, but Lucas had better remember what made his saga popular in the first place. Any more ewoks defeating the Imprial army or Jar Jar, and people will probably always associate his legacy with shit.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Lucas was blinded by science!

    by skimn

    Digital science that is...

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:43 p.m. CST

    You people are masochist.

    by snakecharmer

    You get worked up about the new trilogy and then it doesn't live up to the hype. You turn on him for ruining your childhood memories. Now, you're ready for more of the same. haha. SUCKAS!

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Just first episodes of the new live-action show

    by frankenberry

    I wouldn't be surprised if this new movie is actually the first episodes of the upcoming live-action TV series, edited together and released in theaters. Lucas did it with the animated "Clone Wars" series.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST

    This will never happen

    by Quin the Eskimo

    NEVER

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Revenge of the Sith

    by FailureAtTheCave

    "wasn't too bad?" Yeah it was. ROTS is the worst of the prequels by far. TPM is the best of them. In case you're wondering, the definitive order is: #1) ESB/ROTJ - TIE #3) ANH (or SW if you prefer) #4) TPM #5) AOTC #6) ROTS Search your feelings. You know it to be true. Which ones did George direct? Hmm, that's weird.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:46 p.m. CST

    WE ALL WANT MORE STAR WARS! but....

    by marineboy

    ...only if someone else directs. Come on George, bite the bullet. SAY YES TO PETER JACKSON AND MAKE A NEW TRILOGY WORTH WATCHING!!!

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:46 p.m. CST

    HOWARD THE DUCK will Dirty Sanchez your eyeballs...

    by BurnHollywood

    It's like George Lucas dropped a Cleveland Steamer on your chest...OF FUN!

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:47 p.m. CST

    KOTOR

    by BetaRayBill07

    Young, fast-as-batshit Yoda. How did the Sith get taken down by the Jedi Order? This is the way to go.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:48 p.m. CST

    This is going to completely overshadow the grand...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...accomplishment of reaching 100 blunt greasy posts in the Vlad The Impaler talkback.<P>Well, shit.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Why are more Staw Wars movies a good thing?

    by OceanWang

    The last FOUR movies were shite. The only Star Wars movie that was ever really really good was Emprie. Every 10 years they should pick a top director (Blommkamp,Fincher, Wiseau) and let them make a movie in the universe. Otherwise Lucas is going to keep churning out the same goofy shit he's been giving us for the last 20 years.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:51 p.m. CST

    I would actually pay good money to see Michael Bay's Star Wars.

    by Knuckleduster

    Come on, George. Make it happen.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST

    No Zahn trilogy, please

    by wookie1972

    Just make it about the kids, and feature the original cast in small roles a la Alec Guinness. I mean, Billy Dee is past 70.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Make it a prequel

    by vadakinX

    Go back to the beginning. The dawn of the Jedi, the rise of the Sith to power, the war between them that formed the Republic. Forget the EU. It's bloated and idiotic. Scrap it and do what would effectively be a Star Wars origin story. No Skywalkers, no Yodas, just thousands of ancient Jedi and Sith in a long and bloody war. One movie - 3 hours. <p> STAR WARS: Prologue! <p> Do it.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Young Yoda.

    by Mr Soze

    Or you know what start from scratch way down the timeline. No goofy bull-shit, Get the feel of Empire back. (Is that possible?) Get no-name actors and what the fuck why your at it get Neil Blokamp.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST

    have to disagree on the post above

    by ufoclub1977

    reducing to the mystical force to floating objects, kung fu, and staccatto slo mo... along with a silly as space slug, horribly tv quality wampa sequence, and no "real" environment feel outside of some shots on Hoth... makes Empire worse than Star Wars for me.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    BurnHollywood

    by wookie1972

    A proper Howard the Duck, based on the original Gerber concepts, with Larry David as the voice of Howard, would kick ass.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    FailureAtTheCave

    by Mostholy

    No offense, but I couldn't agree less with that ranking. It's 1) ESB-V 2) ANH-IV 3) ROTJ-VI/ROTS-III (tie) 4) TPM 5) Holiday Christmas Special 6-35) Various Kenner toy commercials 36) Star Wars: The Clone Wars. 37) AOTC-II

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by wampa 1

    ...but it sure smells good!

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Staw Wars?

    by tonagan

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Empire.

    by Mr Soze

    Empire is the pinnacle of this whole space opera.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Please no EU shit.

    by Kontarsky

    I want KOTR era or Young Yoda. Kay thanks.<p>I disagree with the previous post. I prefer floating objects, slo mo, space slugs, and TV quality wampa sequence over unsteady set on Death Star anyday.<p>I can't rewatch Star Wars, but I can always rewatch Empire. You are definitely in the minority with your preference of the first as well.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Howard The Duck wasn't THAT bad...

    by Quake II

    It was silly, dumb 80's fun. A product (victim) of its' time. To see a really good movie that Lucas produced but didn't direct, hunt down the animated movie "Twice Upon A Time". And more Star Wars is good. Keep throwing shit at a wall and eventually some of it will stick.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Works if...

    by Marathoner

    ...it takes place after the Original Saga, concerns the Skywalker and Solo clans, and is only executive-produced from a distance by Lucas.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Maybe Abrams Star Trek..

    by richievanderlow

    .. gave Lucas some incentive. He could get mileage in bringing some of the old actors back before they die, and perhaps he realized how much he missed the mark by seeing how someone like JJ can pump life into a dying franchise. Maybe he just doesn't want to go out like that.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Do either Force Unleashed or Old Republic or don't bother

    by foxthebloodied

    Seriously, enough of the fucking Clone Wars. Only the traditionally animated series was good. Fuck the CGI one

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:56 p.m. CST

    HES A DUCK!!!! THATS A DUCK!!!

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    howard the ducks defining moment. fucking awesome.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:58 p.m. CST

    "NNNOOOOOOooooooOOOOOoooOOOO!!" - Darth Vader

    by turketron_2

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:58 p.m. CST

    ufoclub1977

    by OceanWang

    "reducing to the mystical force to floating objects, kung fu, and staccatto slo mo" Are you freakin' kidding me?! Have you even seen Empire?! I'm not saying Star Wars was bad. But Empire WORKED. Reading your analysis it's like you have no taste for film whatsoever...

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Another Clone Wars cartoon movie?

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    Didn't the first one fail badly.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Clone Wars terrible.

    by Mr Soze

    My nephew and I walked out of the theater and he even said it sucked Donkey dicks.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Please, God, no...

    by American Mythos

    Lucas has spent the last two decades pondering how he can fuck up Star Wars, and he's largely succeeded. Fans have given him billions and billions of dollars since the original trilogy, and he's never once given them what they really wanted -- Episodes VII, VIII, and IX. Since 2005, I'm happy to say I haven't plopped down one dime on this franchise (not even for DVDs), and I don't intend to as long as we keep going backwards. I bet, as we speak, Lucas is planning a Harry Potter take that tells the story of young Palpatine's years at Sithwartz Academy.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    New movie = TV pilot

    by Boneyard

    I predict that Lucas will do what he did for Clone Wars - have a theatrical release of either the pilot or a couple of episodes of the TV show to bring in some cash before airing begins.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    Thomas Dolby is still alive??

    by tonagan

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:02 p.m. CST

    You guys are really stretching with this one....

    by jaysin420

    I mean a text from Paul Sebastien who he says the word movie? That's Aussiello style, your better than this.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:02 p.m. CST

    CAD BANE in THE DARK KNIGHT ripoff

    by Anything But Tangerines

    Seriously. WTF was with that finale and its absolute multilayer ripoff of TDK?

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST

    What if instead of another Star Wars...

    by OceanWang

    A new film with original ideas came out and took hold of everyone's imaginations. Doesn't anyone get a bad taste in their mouths when they think of Star Wars? They stopped being movies and became toy commericals. Now if they wanted to keep churning out more KOTOR games, I won't complain. But Star Wars on film is dead. Besides, they probably just want to reboot it anyways.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Oh come on, Episode 3 is the WORST Prequel

    by IndustryKiller!

    I can't believe that just because events actually occur in Episode 3 people say its the best by default. I would rather NEVER have seen things like the fall of the Jedi or Anakin turning to the dark side on a movie screen if Lucas was going to turn pivotal, Shakespearean even, events into a crass, poorly directed and acted, soap opera cliche laden abstardization. It's a horrible mess of a film with literally not one frame of worthwhile film. No m not being hyperbolic, NOTHING is good about that film. You tell me what about it you like and Ill tell you why it's fucking horrible and an insult to Star Wars.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Truely cool news indeed!!!!!!!

    by Dancingforever

    This is about the best news anyone could hope for. The TV show will be absolutely the cool, but the thought of a new movie is the best thing anyone could hope for. I think we can all agree that the anticipation and excitement for this are going to be off the charts. The PT was awesome and the OT is ok i guess but if it's like AoTC, the best of the prequels, we are in very good shape for sure.I hope we see more news about this soon.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Hindsight...

    by Marathoner

    ...is 20/20 with regard to the Prequels. Only now do I realize that a darker, dingier, and leaner set of movies would work better. Everyone, for years, clamored for the Prequels, which we got. Only now do we realize the movies aren't exactly what we wanted. Crazy.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    I hope a new STAR WARS film is coming

    by IAmLegolas

    because the Talkbacks are a riot! great free entertainment.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Hell Yes!

    by Hufu Man

    It's a sad fact, but it's true. I, like so many of you here, will gladly plop down my money to see any new SW creation that George comes up with. If he stuck a cam in the can and filmed himself shitting for 90 minutes, most of us here would go see it if he threw in a few lightsaber sounds every once in a while. God I hope this pans out, I'd love to see another flick in that universe. I'm alrady anticipating anticipating the movie! YES! I fucking love SW!

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Release the Phantom Edit in theatres

    by Flip63Hole

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Lucas

    by master_of_realty

    is spreading my childhood's cheeks as we speak.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Legacy Era -- 100+ Years After ROTJ

    by The Gipper

    Cade Skywalker -- great grandson of Luke and a bounty hunter, smuggler, and pirate. The Fel Empire and the Imperial Knights at war with the Sith Empire. THAT is cool stuff. Google it. Imperial Knights are way cooler than the Jedi.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Star Wars WIll Always Be a Great IDEA....

    by warghost

    There are a number of reasons why Star Wars is a great idea, like lightsabers, which have unbreakable "blades". Space ships are always cool, and Star Wars' ships always looked coolest. Moons that are essentially big guns, and people who shoot lightning from their fingers and have bad ass telekinetic powers. Also, there are giant slugs who are crime bosses, immense battles with hundreds of ships, and countless other awesome ideas that are Star Wars. Not much could be cooler than those things, and anything even remotely close to these things would be considered knock-offs or rip-offs. So, Star Wars will probably never be topped.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Episodes 3 =

    by IAmLegolas

    Pee Wee Herman going "Connect the dots... la la la la!"

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST

    TPM

    by seniorspeilbergio

    Glad to see alot of people coming around on that one. Of the prequels it's the best one. The most rewatchable. It felt the most like the original, by that I mean it felt "experimental" and had more of Lucas's off the wall ideas and odd narrative. Attack of the Clones felt like a compromise. Like he heard all the negativity about TPM and tried to give the "fanboys" what they wanted with episode two therby watering down his formula even further. TPM kind of feels like the road not taken. There's certainly alot wrong with it but imagine the asthetic used in the first film further refined and expanded on in the next two instead of the glorified fan films that followed. The tone of TPM just feels so different then the other two to me.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Is it possible...?

    by Anything But Tangerines

    Can George Lucas pull off a rape of the current generation's childhood in progress? I dare him to do that.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Jar-Jar's Joyous Endor Adventure - Coming December 2010

    by bass

    12/9/09 Lucasfilm Campus, Santa Rosa, Ca. George Lucas thrilled film audiences the world over today in announcing a seventh film in the legendary "Star Wars" series. Theatergoers will thrill to the adventures of Jar-Jar, young Anakin Skywalker (Danny Lloyd) and a host of furry Ewoks as they attempt to celebrate Princess Amidala's (Dakota Fanning) birthday. A madcap series of comical exploits ensues that's sure to please all ages! The film is being produced through a unique licensing agreement with Burger King and Walmart, and a massive two-year long advertising campaign is slated to kick off next week.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:12 p.m. CST

    jar jar: the lost clone war years.

    by alice133

    PART 1.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:15 p.m. CST

    DUH... a Movie leading onto the live action series...

    by j2talk

    they did it for the cartoon why not for the Live action tv series....

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:15 p.m. CST

    hang on .... did you see the same clone wars as me?

    by Obscura

    The Clone Wars (the movie) was utter shite from start to finish. i admit, the series is better, but that movie was really REALLY bad. worse than any prequel. yes even episode 1. least they got the damn music right....

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Haha, Luke Skywalkers great grandson

    by IndustryKiller!

    Is a smuggler, a pirate, and a bounty hunter? WHat kind of ridiculous fan wanking horseshit is that? Why don't you just give him the Infinity Gauntlet and a dark brooding Bruce Wayne like backstory while you're at it. He can be played by a cynically wise cracking Ryan Reynolds and we'll all have a Merry Christmas.......fuckin fanboys.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST

    "Hi I'm Darth Nihilus"

    by IAmLegolas

    "No, do you?"

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Jar Jar

    by seniorspeilbergio

    So i know no one gives a shit but what the fuck happens to that guy after Ep. 3 anyway? My theory is he just hid out on Naboo, became a BIG pothead and sulked over handing the whole fucking government over to Space Bush.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    I'm sure the plan is...

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    To put the live-action TV pilot in theaters like he did with Clone Wars. Fine by me.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Greedo fired first. Nuff said.

    by Fa Fa Fooey

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Here is what lucas..

    by emeraldboy

    should do. had over Star Wars to Speilberg. the DGA forbade lucas to do this for empire. so Lucas should do it now. get people like Spike jonze, Michel Gondry. fincher etc.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Make it a full on black-face minstrel show in space

    by Anything But Tangerines

    Ah longo tahma go, inna gala-see faaah, faaaaah way. Dey lived-a Br'er Rabbit!

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Luke Skywalkers great grandson

    by The Gipper

    It is officially licensed stuff. http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Cade_Skywalker

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:24 p.m. CST

    More Senate and Space CSPAN conferences plz

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    there were not enough explanations and political scheming going on, i wanted more frog people and old guys with vaginas on their foreheads talking in circular seated rooms.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Do not... under..estimate.... the power... of.... profit

    by Anything But Tangerines

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:26 p.m. CST

    OceanWang Speaks The Truth

    by Sean38

    (Never thought I'd ever speak that sentence.) There is a SINGLE great movie in the Star Wars canon and it is The Empire Strikes Back. EVERYTHING else...the other movies, the TV shows, all of it...merely ride on the coat tails of this epic piece of cinema. It's created something of an umbrella effect that makes all the other movies better...although in the case of the last THREE movie, not better enough.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:28 p.m. CST

    bass

    by BurnHollywood

    That would be funnier if I didn't think Lucas would actually do something like that...

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Whitest Kids U Know skit on this

    by InstantClassic

    Gets it pretty much right.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:31 p.m. CST

    I call bullshit on this too

    by SithMenace

    Yeah, a new Star wars movie starring Anne Hathaway as the Vulturess.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Moment I had a "ba-a-a-ad feeling" about the prequels...

    by BurnHollywood

    Back in '99, I ordered a pizza...wasn't looking for a tie-in, I just wanted a pizza. I get my greasy goodies in this box with a heartstoppingly ginormous Nute Gunray head emblazoned thereon. On the bottom, it says "Collect all 12!" That's right...it was a collector's edition...complete with wads of melted cheese and grease stains.<p> Fuck, I wonder what that would be worth today!

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    This franchise is a joke

    by Star Hump

    and if you're still into it you're a total sucker.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Regarding Empire's time line

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    You know, though I love the flick, I'm always struck by the seeming discrepancy in time lines. Either Luke gets his entire Jedi training in, like, a couple of days or Han and Leia's flight from Hoth to Bespin is really long, but cut to seem shorter. I don't know - the Jedi training always seemed to me to be a months long thing whilst the flight from Hoth to Bespin seemed like a couple of days, maybe even a week. Can anybody explain this?

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Episode 3 was better than Jedi........

    by lucasdefender

    and worthy of the A New Hope & Empire. I cannot tell you had mad I get at the fan dorks unwillingness to acknowledge how good it is. 1 and 2 failed but 3 delivered. Read this review by A.O. Scott to see what I mean: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/16/movies/16star.html?_r=1&ex=1147838400&en=8fb491b87610884f&ei=5083&partner=Rotten%20Tomatoes

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Been burned too many times, George

    by superfleish76

    I just don't care anymore...until I see some evidence that you still have your sanity and care about making a movie that adds to, instead of detracts, from your legacy.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:37 p.m. CST

    TakingScorpiosCalls

    by Mostholy

    It's a good thing I'm not drinking milk right now, or it would've shot out my nose. Well played, sir.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST

    So, they're making an Episode 10?!

    by BurnHollywood

    'Cause Supershadow sez he's already written Episodes 7, 8 and 9...Lucas is waiting for him to quit banging his beautiful wife long enough to direct all three...

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Bicycle.......THAT'S A DAMN GOOD POINT!

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    I also like to point out things like "lazerbrain" to those who say Empire is nothing like the other films.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Supershadow wrote it?!?!?!

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    I call shenanigans. Everyone knows that JettL93 wrote the third trilogy while banging Kate Beckinsale and fisting Monica Belucci.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Bass, that was awesome

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    I don't think I've laughed out loud at a post in a looong time.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:44 p.m. CST

    YES!!! Finally we get GRANDO Calrissian.

    by TheAFLACDuck

    Of course, only if there is a GOD in heaven.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Maybe Jedi training is like a Lucas film

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    You're fucked and done before you know it. "Fucked well, you have been. Mmm. Yes."<p>"Lazerbrain!" LOLZ!

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    STAR WARS: QUEST FOR ENDOR<p> Jar Jar goes in search of Wicket!<p>Ewoks and gungans together! <p>It's everything George has been working towards! <p>Only this time the ewoks are 100% CGI too!<p> Howard the Duck cameo's!<p> Thomas Dolby changes his name to Thomas THX and does the score!<p> Yousa saying meesa gonna find teddy bear? Woohoo!!!

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Grando?

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Now that's a name I haven't heard in a long time. A long time.<p>I think JettL93 knows him. He said he was dead.<p>Oh, he's not dead. Not yet.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Maybe he can redeem himself?

    by MonsterKilledThePilot

    If he does want another film, get Neil Blomkampto direct!

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    I LIKE Howard the Duck

    by Larry Jay

    There, I said it.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    IndustryKiller!-actually

    by j2talk

    Despite the sarcasm of your post, Ryan Reynolds as Cade Skywalker would be an inspired casting choice....as for the-smuggler,pirate,bounty hunter skill set think Firefly's Malcolm Reynolds-anything for a buck, its a tough galaxy out there for people living on the edges of it

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Tim Robbins has no right to trash any

    by Jawa 007

    movie. Ever.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:49 p.m. CST

    And lets be honest

    by Larry Jay

    KOTOR is the the only way to go.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:49 p.m. CST

    There a good chance that Lucas stole SW

    by harper54

    Not from the American version but the earler Japanese version of Star Blazers. They have outer space battles and plunky spunky droids and far too many small coincidental similarities to not have been a major influence if not the direct progenerator of SW. Since the Japanese show came out in 1973, that would have been plenty of time to develop his own spin. My buddy is all up into the show and owns most of the whole series on DVD. He'll throw it on and we'll just sit back and laugh at all the shit that's ripped off. Don't get me wrong, huge SW fan, but don't give GL and J.R.R.R.R.Tolkien level credit for its inception. Ya know. Actually, as source material, that would be a sick property to develop if it opened with the WWII era sinking of the Yamamoto (or Arizona for the Western viewership).

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Empire was best because they had an actor's director

    by SifoDyasJr.

    The best line ("I know") was improvised because he gave the actors leeway to experiment. Lucas is probably the best visual director ever--even the newer trilogy looks amazing, but the acting was terrible and just about every actor in Episodes 1, 2 and 3 is capable of oscar caliber work, so it wasn't their ability at fault.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:50 p.m. CST

    ...TakingScorpiosCalls...they could debate health care...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...Senator Joe Lieberman. Speaking of frog men and vaginas of faces and all...

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:50 p.m. CST

    don't care don't care don't care

    by madCanada

    Can't even watch the classic trilogy anymore, knowing that, behind Vader's mask, Lucas always imagined Hayden Chickenenshit. Star Wars is dead to me.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Damn, Bass!

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    That is the most realistic sounding "joke" I've ever heard. I actually got a chill then threw up when I read that! Anybody know how to get vomit out of a keyboard? I'm praying that George Luck-A$$ doesn't read this talkback or meesah thinkin' weesa gonna be in da muy muy big trouble with dat one!

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    ..."Senator Joe Lieberman would fit right in" that was...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...supposed to be.<P>Cockpit error.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    The trilogy is to be about the sith wars

    by JettL93

    spanning from about 1000 - 800 years before TPM, Lucas describes it as balls to the wall action, the story will involve a young group of jedi knights, one of which will discover the supposed chosen one in a young pupil named yoda. Lucas isn't all to interested in directing, and his top choice is being kept a secret, but lets justr say Lucas recently met with peter jackson during pre-production of tintin and he seemed very interested in learning more about a certain district 9 director

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Gary Owens of LaughIn should sue Lucas

    by tangcameo

    That annoying announcer at the beginning of every bloody episode sounds just like him.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    HailDaHypnoToad

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    You know that they're a twelve-step program, right? And admitting that you've got a problem is the first step. Good luck to you.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:54 p.m. CST

    new Star Wars movie starring John Malkovich as...

    by jackknifed_juggernaut

    ... Vlad the Impaler as Grando Calrissian. his story must be told. search your feelings... you know this to be true.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    HAHAHA! I knew we'd get JettL93 up in here

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    See? See! Unfortunately, I told you that Jett wrote the new ones and he admits that's not the case. :-( Jett, didja ask Supershadow about any of this? 'Cause his "script" synopsis doesn't come anywhere near what George "told" you.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:56 p.m. CST

    You guys are all overlooking something..

    by ShogunMaster

    Lea Thompson is hot... <p> I'm not a fan of the ROTJ or the first two prequels, but but did love 4, 5, and 3. I understand that Lucas has made some mistakes along the way, but considering all the redos, sequels and bullshit coming out of Hollywood these days, I say having another Star Wars Trilogy would be far better than Casablanca 2. <p> The Star Wars universe is fun and I'd love to see some more movies and storylines; really hope they turn out good. But even if they fail, I still love the ones that worked...

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:57 p.m. CST

    I vote we go...

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    NIGHTS of the Old Republic and make it a 3D porn with some good ol' fashioned Gungan bukkake! "Messah he thinkin' hesa gonna blow a load!" KERSPLAT!

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Clone Wars was also a theatrically released movie

    by enderandrew

    Don't forget that. This could just be a theatrical released movie of the new TV show.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    I was looking through some old childhood photos. I was a mop-haired innocent boy holding my Kenner Chewbacca figure. Then I noticed something strange in the picture. A shadowy figure. Chinless. Bearded. Looming behind my childhood self. That monster was... he was... no... nooo... Arghh! AAAAAARRRRRRRGGHHH!!!

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4 p.m. CST

    Lucas wants to have the worst film of the decade again?

    by MontyPigeon

    At least he's being consistent in the 21st century.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST

    I forgot...

    by NazGul2k

    that Tim Robbins was in Howard the Duck!! LOL LOL

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST

    They should just film the Timothy Zahn books.

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    If Lucas could just refrain on having any ideas, that would be awesome.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Star Wars - Nights of the Old Republic

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Jar-Jar Binks: Ooh mooey mooey I love you! Quite-Gon Jizz: You almost got us ruined the money shot! Are you brainless?<p>Jor-Jor Stinks: I skank!<p>Quite-Gon Jizz: The ability to swallow my load does not make you intelligent. Now get out of here.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:04 p.m. CST

    please no

    by billyhitchcock1

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:04 p.m. CST

    TOM CRUISE CAST AS YOUNG PALPATINE

    by BurnHollywood

    You saw it here, first!<p> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRbhE3GRiUE

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:06 p.m. CST

    LUCAS GOTTA EAT!!

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    He's got three chins to feed!

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:06 p.m. CST

    The only thing that should represent Star Wars going forward...

    by ravenloff

    is the trailer for the upcoming Star Wars MMO in which a ship full of Sith attack the Jedi Academy. It was epic. It was well "shot". It was action-packed and full of force use. It was the Star Wars that brought out the giggles in this completely jaded fan. Give THOSE guys the helm of any new SW movie project and you will breath life back into the franchise.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:07 p.m. CST

    DeclarationOfArbroath

    by BurnHollywood

    Oh man, does he ever still function...bookmark "Supershadow.com" for all your fake Star Wars updates...

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST

    I like "The Clone Wars" but...

    by darthvedder81

    ...anybody who thinks they are better than any live action SW (included 1-3) is an idiot. For a saturday morning/kids show it's fun though.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:11 p.m. CST

    A good idea for STAR WARS 7

    by IAmLegolas

    http://tinyurl.com/yclh4lm

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:12 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Steve Sansweet

    by YackBacker

    He was laughing- not at the rumor, but at the fact that he does nothing all day long and is given all of this respect by Lucasfilm. He's doing lines of coke off a Darth Vader cake mold as we speak.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:13 p.m. CST

    ESB has some lame acting too

    by darthvedder81

    Luke's reaction to Vader's "No I am your father" is one of the most embarrassing moments in the entire saga. ESB also spends way too much time on the go nowhere/serves no purpose Han and Leia relationship. SITH was way more emotional for me.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Can Lucas Top "Long Island Goo Spew"?

    by keylimepirate

    The future of digital is here. Something along the lines of "Long Island Goo Spew" (webisodes on YouTube)was what Lucas always wanted to do. Stripped down experimental works.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST

    The first Clone Wars 'movie' made money, right?

    by white_vader

    And now they've got all the assets/digital characters, props and sets, another one would be even cheaper. How Lucas is that? I don't get why this is a big deal. Dolby mentioned it in the same breath as the show, right?

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:16 p.m. CST

    "This EU project is better than the prequels!"

    by NinjaRap

    Every time some tool says that, they're inevitably wrong. Thrawn Trilogy? Blatant Mary Sue fanfiction where some annoying newcomer has to come in and deliver badass one-liners and "rescue" the famous characters we actually CARE ABOUT. Clone Wars micro-series? Borderline-incoherent action-fest with shitty voice acting and crappy writing in the second season. The Clone Wars CG series? Incredibly hit-and-miss series that fails at rudimentary attempts to create involving new protagonists and, much worse, fails to adhere to continuity in any meaningful way. The EU can pretty much suck deez nutz: I'll keep Episodes I-VI.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST

    No, nope. Not again. Not after you ruined it.

    by gruntybear

    Anything with the "Star Wars" label nowadays just flat out repulses me.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Look, Lucas always intended to make more of these

    by YackBacker

    They make tons of money, and he's got to keep his licenses valuable. He figures a movie every 5-10 years will keep the thing going. It's a sick, cynical way to manipulate his audience too.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Here's My Idea

    by Drsambeckett1984

    Star Wars Episode VII <P> The Gathering Storm <P> Seven hundred years have passed since Luke Skywalker defeated Emperor Palpatine, the galaxy has gone through many difficult trials before settling down into an era of peace and tranquillity. Now, in the unknown regions of space, a forgotten horror of the ages is racing through the darkness. <P> The Galactic Alliance have discovered an abandoned armada, ancient ships of war, and there is a survivor. A Jedi Knight, Allon, who makes claims of this horror fast approaching, his connection to it, but the team who found him question his sanity. The Jedi are still the peacekeepers of the galaxy, but this is a more relaxed role due to stability of peace. This lone survivor throws the Order into chaos by making startling revelations about the past, he paints the Jedi as villains, this seems unbelievable to the current Jedi, although much of their history has been lost. Including all tales of the Sith. <P> Allon promises to lead the Jedi to the truth behind their lineage, taking a group to a planet smothered in The Dark Side, Allon kills the Jedi and reveals himself to be Sith. He draws on the power of the planet, searching for an apprentice, luring her to him. <P> His intended apprentice is a young woman called Cally, she lives with her family aboard their ship as they trade goods with various planets. Her brother has some latent talent with the force, Cally claims to have none at all, in actual fact she is incredibly powerful and hides her increasing abilities. The Jedi learn of Allon’s betrayal and dispatch two Knights Kerrin and Xix to find Cally. <P> Allon uses his immense dark side power to resurrect a slaughtered army to man the armada and launches a vengeful attack on the Galactic Alliance, who have no such firepower to defend against such a cruel attack. Allon’s fleet are bearing down on Coruscant, with only the Jedi mounting a defence, Cally and her family answer a distress call on the edge of the star system, they pick up the two jedi sent to find her. They try to escape and head for New Alderran, but it isn’t long before Allon discovers them and traps the ship. <P> He offers Cally a choice, Join him or he will kill her family. With no other option, Cally goes with the Dark Lord, they disappear into hyperspace. But Allon has lied and has his fleet destroy Coruscant, and fires on her family’s ship. Xix is killed, as are her mother and father. Her brother is nowhere to be found. Kerrin vows to find her, taking a small starfighter and heading off in search of the fleet. <P> The End. <P> The first half sets up the new era, showing the Jedi to be much weaker than anything we have seen before. Everything has changed because of the lasting peace, and the oncoming threat simply walks over them. There are more characters but I just wanted to give an overview. There is a love story between Kerrin and Cally, the animosity between Cally and her brother, and the hidden secrets of Allon. Huge space battles, alien worlds, dangerous creatures, and interesting characters. Cally is very much the Han Solo character. The next film focuses on her descent into darkness, and Kerrin trying to find her. While the last part would be her redemption upon finding her brother is still alive, and trying to rid the galaxy of Allon forver.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    FailureAtTheCave

    by Willips Brighton

    Nobody worth their salt in the geek world makes a "definitive order" list that puts ROTJ above ANH. Force fail.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:37 p.m. CST

    lucasdefender - 2 main reasons why ROTS SUCKED

    by spud mcspud

    (1) The pinnacle climactic saber duel between Obi-Wan and Anakin on Mustafar - y'know, the one we OT fans have waited for for over 30 FUCKING YEARS - it looked like a Playstation 2 demo. Not PS3, the PS2. The last time I saw SFX that bad in a movie concerning lots of fire and brimstone, it was SPAWN. Yeah, I compared the climax of ROTS to SPAWN. Because it really was that bad.<P> (2) Hayden Christensen.<P> And for fun, point 3:<P> "It seems, in your grief, you killed her."<P> "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"<P> Teh ghey. Darth Vader is now Darth Bitch. George has fucked the dead horse. ROTS sucked harder than the Ewoks. Yes, even the Order 66 sequence that dangerously came close to being watchable. The only cool bit in ROTS was when Obi-Wan and anakin flew into the enemy ship, belly-landed their ships, LEAPT OUT OF THEM AS THEY WERE STILL MOVING - and had sabers lit and swinging as they hit the ground running. An entire movie of that would be awesome on a level TDK could only wonder at. But it's George Lucas, so of course it all went downhill after that barnstorming opening.<P> Fuck STAR WARS. Until I see Nathan Fillion as Young Han Solo, in a movie by Neill Blomkamp, scripted by someone decent, STAR WARS is dead to me, and George Lucas is the one standing over its corpse, steaming axe in hand.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:38 p.m. CST

    OH MY GOD LETS ALL FUCKING JIZZ OVER A TYPO AHHH!

    by dr sauch

    No one wants more Star Wars. Let it go man, let it go.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Screw Star Wars - Dolby gotta eat!

    by oisin5199

    Yup, he's still very much alive. I saw him do a show in a small Chicago venue doing the best stuff from his first two albums (with 1 or 2 selections from his 2 later albums). And the man is still fantastic - using the latest technology (he's mostly a software developer now), borrowed from the military and from NASA in the show. It was an amazing show. And yes, I was a fan before Blinded Me with Science. And after. I think The Flat Earth is one of the best albums of the 1980s - hands down.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    by Linguo_IS_Dead

    Seriously AICN, you're posting about a "new star wars" movie turning out to be some guys twitter bullshit is weak. You know it's just gonna be another CGI animated DVD shit. Fuck George Lucas and his lack of new ideas. I'm critical of James Cameron, but at least he's doing new things, and not just retreads of his older films.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:41 p.m. CST

    agree with frankenberry

    by Dreamfasting

    When mentioned in the same sentence as video games, it sounds like it's just some animated promotional gimmick for other product lines like the clone wars "movie" was.<BR><BR> My imagination long forked into an alternate Star Wars universe where my nostalgia lives on untainted.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Let me see if I can develop some caring about this...

    by chromedome

    ...don't hold your breath, Throatsac.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Get in Line NOW!

    by chromedome

    Love "Hardware wars"<p><p>"You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll kiss ten bucks goodbye..."

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Cobra-Kai - How it happened

    by spud mcspud

    Young Cobra-Kai sits, tear-streaked, disbelieving, staring at the screen. It's 1984. Darth Lucas has travelled back in time and shown Young C-K his plans for a new trilogy.<P> "But... Why?" says Young Cobra-Kai, blinking through the tears. "Darth Vader is a kid who whines all the time? Stormtroopers aren't real people, but clones? Padme doesn't fancy Anakin, but they marry anyway? Why did they kill the only villain cooler than Vader in the first movie? And WHAT THE FUCK IS A JAR-JAR ANYWAY??"<P> Darth Lucas stares hard into Young Cobra-Kai's eyes.<P> "It seems... in your grief... you forgot who is the true master of your fate." His face is a mask of evil; his Force aura an awesome maelstrom of suck. "I am the master. I am... the Maker. And THIS is the future of STAR WARS."<P> Young Cobra-Kai tries to turn away from the unbelievably awful jerky digital SFX of the clmax of REVENGE OF THE SITH. He cannot; he is transfixed.<P> George shows his last, most dastardly plan. Young Cobra-Kai is horror-struck. "No... It can't be... That's IMPOSSIBLE!"<P> "Yes!" Darth Lucas cries, throwing his hood back in terrible triumph, his three gizzards flapping as he roared and laughed. "GREEDO SHOOTS FIRST! AND MISSES! FROM TWO FEET AWAY!!"<P> Young Cobra-Kai's soul, Force-trained though it is, can take no more of this madness. Mercifully, the young Padawan faints, a brief yet necessary repose from the future horrors of the - for now - greatest movie trilogy of all time.<P> Darth Lucas drums his fingers together. His eyes shine a hideous yellow, evident of the Dark Side - the Merchandi-chlorians high in his ichorous blood - as he murmurs in a voice dripping with malevolence:<P> "Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen," he says, summoning his swoop racer with a flick of his wrist. "Now, for INDIANA JONES 4..."

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Why do people think I want to read their fanfic

    by OBESE_WAN_KENOBI

    Nobody cares about your Star Wars ideas. And I can't make a case for any of the prequels being as good as the original series. Because even if ROTJ was weak in some areas. It still had the hottest version of Carrie Fisher you will ever see on film. The fantasies that slavegirl Leia provided make ROTJ worthy of a top 3 spot in SW movie lore.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Re-Release Of Originals in 3-D

    by Crow3711

    That's all that means, imo. Although I wouldn't be against another actual new movie. If it sucks, I'll pretend it doesn't exist. Nothing Lucas does now can tarnish what he made then. I don't care.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST

    IndustryKiller...

    by Kremzeek

    For the most part I agree with you. All of the prequels were pretty awful. But there was one scene in ROTS that I actually loved. The scene with Palpy and Anakin on the balcony. The whole dialogue about the Sith Lord who killed his master... or whatever it was... ironically, I can't remember the exact details. I've only watched it once since I got it on DVD years ago - so maybe it wasn't that great after all HAHA. But truly, that scene is awesome. I remember seeing it on the big screen and thinking "see, if they captured this kind of intensity for all 3 prequels, they would've been good. Alas, any hope I had for ROTS to be good died the moment Anakin swtiched to the dark side for no good reason after just watching someone he respected and cared for be murdered by Palpy. No idea how that was supposed to somehow make sense. Only George knows.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST

    THE FORCE UNLEASHED

    by the Green Gargantua

    would be sick as a movie

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST

    I think you guys forget...

    by Rakafraker

    ...that Lucas is like any other human being, and tends to make mistakes. But like other humans, he can learn from his mistakes and succeed where he has failed.<p>GL is getting older and he doesn't want to go out on a sour note. The Clone Wars are an experiment. He wants to dominate TV. Young Indy gave him a taste, now he wants more. The CW CG movie was the right thing to do, just executed poorly. The new live-action series will be the culmination of all that Lucas and team have learned.<p>I'd like it if JettL was right (did I just say that? j/k, AG!) and we see the universe a thousand years earlier, but I'm pretty sure that we'll be seeing the beginning episodes of Boba and entourage in this movie, IMHO.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:01 p.m. CST

    "Movie" probably means TV pilot for the series.

    by ninpobugei

    Mystery solved.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:02 p.m. CST

    he means the TV MOVIE

    by FleshMachine

    that will be part of the series.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Sith Wars and balls to the wall action

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    The clone war in the prequels had me gasping for air. I screamed in terror when all those aliens who we were emotionally invested in fell with Shakespearean deaths, when Padme was left behind during that one part in the sand i went "NO! you cant leave her!". But thankfully the robot deaths made up for that since their funny "roger roger" thing lifted my mood. :)

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Episodes 7, 8, and 9

    by pelhamsim

    Dudes! (and ladies, if there are any ladies around...) This is his chance to do episodes 7, 8, and 9! I can't wait. We're gonna find out that there was really this OTHER bad guy all along, and that Darth Vader was really a good guy all along, and there's gonna be a plucky digital sidekick, and we're gonna find out that the millenium falcon is really made up of microscopic lifeforms acting together! I can't wait for it. I hope George Lucas NEVER let's his tired, spent Star Wars universe go!

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:06 p.m. CST

    George Lucas Is Too Greedy To Stop!!!

    by Media Messiah

    Greedy for publicity and money!!! He can't help hmself. There will be another Star Wars film...and even films as I predicted in the last story about whether Luas will green-light another film or films. You'll all notice that AICN have not run this story by Lucas' official spokes person--the reason being, that to deny it, she'll be caught in a lie--thus, without plausble deniability, she is just prefering to say nothing.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:07 p.m. CST

    SUPERSHADOW!!

    by Semen Stains

    How did i forget about him,gotta find his site fast,see what new craziness hes got posted,you ever see the pictures he had posted of "him" and hes "Girlfriend" haha,wonder if that shit is still there...

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST

    darthvedder81

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Luke's reaction to that was realistic, would you rather have him do some fake bullshit face or a real one that doesnt look pretty at all when you lose your shit.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Yup

    by Semen Stains

    Those pics are still there....

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Need more story on Captain Panaka

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    And why he was so cynical all the time and how he got that eye patch. My guess is his pure alabama blacksnake was untamed and he was laying the pipe on some of those queen bitches until it went out of control and skewered his eyeball.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Spud, you had me worried dude. I thought I was gonna get a full blow-for-blow childhood raping conspiracy style.<p> I think young Cobra got off lightly.. least he'll always his have his 'Green Greedo' Kenner '79 figure to re-enact the cantine scene with dinky 'Han'. And yes, Greedo's bollocks are blown off without him firing a shot everytime!

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    ...will it be hard-R and starring Darth Talon?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...that's what I want to see.<P>If I was impaling Darth Talon with my light saber I wouldn't even care where those noggin tails of hers end up in the heat of the moment...

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    You could have picked a better T. Dolby song

    by Bot-Bot

    Really. Howard the Duck? Why not "One of Our Submarines" or "Windpower"? The guy had some pretty cool 80's hits.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:15 p.m. CST

    luke skywalker...

    by emeraldboy

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:16 p.m. CST

    If You Could Write Yourself A Billion Dollar Check...

    by Media Messiah

    ...any time you felt like it, would you? Well, that is what any new Star Wars trilogy means to Lucas. There is no economic recession or depression for him, all he has to do is write himself a new trilogy, and it becomes license to print-out all the Monopoly money he wants.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST

    UN-LIMITED SEQUELS!!!

    by aSTRESSEDavenger

    People who claim to like REVENGE OF THE SITH more than the the other prequels are assholes who don't understand storytelling - ROTS failed in a more fundamental way than just being boring or stupid. It fucked up the whole point of the prequel trilogy: show Anakin's tragic fall and transformation into Darth Vader. His turn to the dark side happens in about ten seconds, and his reasons for turning are flimsy at best. And even if you buy him trusting Palpatine and viewing the Jedi as evil, why is he so devoted to Palpatine at the end of the movie? Padme is dead, the emperor was obviously full of shit, so now Darth Vader's loyalty to the dark side in the originals isn't as strong, and therefore his redemption isn't as powerful. Of course, I could just list lines from the film to illustrate how awful it is: "I have the high ground!" "NOOOO..." etc.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST

    TakingScorpiosCalls

    by Drsambeckett1984

    Uh... Captain Panaka wasnt the guy with the eye patch, that was Captain Typho. Different characters

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Star Wars will be cool again...

    by Wrecks

    when lucas is gone and someone else is in charge.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:19 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    dstrange, i agree. That was the one and only scene that immersed me. Perhaps the last three minute montage set to music also (where you glimpse a young Tarkin). Other than that ROTS was a cartoon crap-tacular imho.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:20 p.m. CST

    How many space battles and shit blowing up on planets

    by skimn

    can we endure? Have a kagillion spaceships of odd and unique design, and a dozen star destroyers, and an asteroid belt, and a, and a...does it matter anymore? Lucas admits he thought Star Wars was the worst kiddie film imaginable, barely better than the latest Disney flick with Kurt Russell or Don Knotts of the era. Now its taken on this mythology, 30 years later, that the simple original story of a farm boy, a princess, a rogue and a "wizard" can hardly shoulder. I say be done with it George. Move on to something new, don't listen to the fanboys. They'll get over it....maybe.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Are we supposed to forgive and forget...

    by chromedome

    ...Jar Jar Binks?<p><p>Never.<p>Gonna.<p>Happen.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:21 p.m. CST

    ...so what, Lucas wants a shot at our eyeballs now?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...well guess what...my eyeballs learned a long, hard, lesson the hard way recently.<P>It's skirts below the knee, baggy sweaters, and sensible shoes for for my two eyeballs for the foreseeable future.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:21 p.m. CST

    "One hundred...two hundred...three hundred..."

    by conspiracy

    Thomas sat in the dark confines of George Lucas office on Skywalker Ranch, a roaring fire in the fireplace lending its light to the proceedings; it was a rainy Sunday evening in Marin, and as far as he could tell he and his "hosts" were the only people on the property..."Four hundred, five hundred, six hundred..." The stunning ebony beauty dressed in some sort of a costume kept peeling the bills, whispering the amount, and placing them on his lap. Dolby had been in some "different" situations before...but nothing in his life as a musician had quite prepared him for this night.</p><p>Thomas had only met George Lucas once or twice, and finding him reserved and introverted never quite connected with him personally; so the call he had received in his San Francisco hotel room from a honey voiced caller, on behalf of Lucas, only hours before had taken him by surprise. George wanted to talk, the caller had said, ...and had a business proposition for him. "I best should take this up", thought Dolby, "The Blinded Me with Science money is long gone, and techno is dead as my flaccid cock..I can't say no." The Limo had arrived promptly at 7pm...taken him to a heli-pad in South San Francisco and within an hour he was landing in the front yard of Lucas plantaion-like mansion...far removed from the busy city and all signs of outside civilization. Nobody met him...he was simply instructed to get out and go to the front door..."And it was there I fell down the Rabbit Hole" Dolby thought with a shudder.</p><p> Walking towards the door..it opened silently just as he reached for the intercom...a small shadowy figure stood before him...no more than 3 feet tall...a dwarf. "Mr. Dolby..." the little person spoke..."My name is Warwick...Mr. Lucas is waiting for you in his audience chamber..please follow me" As his eyes adjested to the dim light he could see Warwick was wearing what appeared to be a jesters outfit...the bells on his feet and hat jinged and echoed through the massive Great Room as they made their way to a staircase leading down. The house was warm..but dark and lit with candles..shadows danced from the redwood fixtures and ornate ancient looking furniture scattered here and there. "God...I feel like I've stepped back in time" Thomas thought to himself..."this Lucas sure is an eccentric". "Warwick..." Thomas said quietly, "Why is the house so dark...has there been a power outage from the storm?" Warwick stopped and turned to face Thomas...the small candle he held illuminating his familiar features..."No...my mast...Mr. Lucas likes it this way...'shadows hide the evils of the world' he always says", and turning away led Dolby down into the lower regions of Lucas sprawling compound, where hopefully he would find a cure for the years of obscurity and lack of a decent payday....

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    SOMEBODY STOP HIM!!!!!!

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    Oh, God, my poor fat ass can't take any more of this! Damn you, Luca$$! I send your kids through school and this is what you do? I TRUSTED YOU! Seriously, I've totally lost interest in SW, which is too bad, 'cause as a kid I was a fanatic and a card-carrying member of the fan club. Literally, I carried the card around in my wallet. Hayden, Natalie, Jar Jar, and Grievous among many other things squelched my interest however. And that CGI Clone Wars thing is the worst thing I've ever seen...the people making it are so dumb, they can't remember who is on which side! The Separatists are neutral now?! If the Separatists were neutral, then there would be NO CLONE WARS! When the people running a franchise can't keep this shit straight, it's time to call it quits. (However, the Tartavsky version was awesome...pretty much the only good thing to come out of SW post-1997, sans the John Williams scores).

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    older...

    by emeraldboy

    luke skywalker. a corrupted. luke who is batlling or fighting witrh dark forces. if i was lucas I would do a lion in winter type scifi movie. star wars film that was older, sadder, more meloncholy. but i do think lucas should make a final star wars and make the ending definitve. even bring back some of the old cast members. but have them in camew form.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Captain Panaka backstory would be great

    by MattmanReturns

    Could expand upon the tragic story of how he lost his personality.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Actually, if it's a Darth Talon,

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    Princess Leia, Padme, Mara Jade, Aayla Secura, Jaina Solo, young Mon Mothma, Keira Knightley's character, Tenel Ka, Mala, Itchy and Lumpy story set on a planet where clothes are outlawed and the air makes everyone insanely horny, I'm all for it. I think it's doable, since continuity in the SW universe is pretty much out the window at this point.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Klone Wars: The Transformers Years.

    by Sal_Bando

    Yeah. Let's do it. Big Robots, Mikey Bay, Herr King Jorge Lucas 'over-seeing', lotsa things going BOOM---we'll all watch it. Make it so, Uh, Jorge.

  • And everyone here called out that it was full of shit and Harry posted a corporately worded denial?

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:27 p.m. CST

    First AVATAR review - 4 STARS

    by SeXX ED

    Check it out at thisislondon.co.uk

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Star Wars: The Chancellors talk to the Viceroys

    by Bot-Bot

    An exciting new chapter of the Star Wars saga, featuring elders, councillors chancellors, senators, viceroys, consultants and some weird blue guy debating the construction and history of the chamber of Elkropoot or whatever the fuck, while outside, millions of light-sabering Jedis spin around in circles like an exploding disco ball full of shiny lego parts and then a Wookie honks for comic relief. Meanwhile, a miserable young Jedi cracks lame puns, and is called into the chamber of old politicians to listen to the entire backstory of some character we no longer care about and is told how vitally important it is that he saves the galaxy, but since the Joseph Campbell Hero archetype was all used up in the original three episodes of Star Wars, the story is mangled to make us believe that the politics, gadgets, vehicles, planets and history of this made-up civilization would somehow be more interesting than creating characters we care about.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST

    never happen

    by sith_rising

    the only new star wars film we'll see is a reboot, 15 years from now

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST

    ...conspiracy...Darth Talon and "friends" story please.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Shut the fuck up about the Thrawn trilogy.

    by Azlam Orlandu

    Seriously, it's not that great. People just love it because it was the first drink of water in so many years.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Sex ed

    by Anything But Tangerines

    thanks! Its been over a month since I saw the trailer and I was curious to know what some desk job limey thought about it.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Fuck you Azlam

    by MattmanReturns

    There were books before the Thrawn trilogy, you ignorant fuck. They aren't as popular because they weren't as good. Thrawn was a brilliant villain. And the Mara Jade arc was very well done. I've read the series a few times now and it holds up just as well today.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    where's scriptgirl?

    by ludmir88

    is she dead?

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Long as someone else writes and directs, I'm down.

    by Onin Solstice

    Lucas has proven he's an outstanding producer and collaborator with young talent. But a shit fucker when it comes to writing anything cool anymore. Let him produce and let in a new generation of SW creators take this sumbitch to the next level!!!

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Perhaps he was referring to "movie games" like Scene-It.

    by Shadow16nh

    He says movie and online games, perhaps he's talking about a trivia games and MMPORG's?

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST

    ScriptGirl is alive, well, and writing a regular column

    by chromedome

    in Script magazine. Among other things.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Lucas needs to do what he does best:

    by Rocco Curioso

    Pimpin'. The problem with the prequels was execution. He decided to be both pimp and ho's, and he's simply not cut out for that.<P>If he makes it very, very clear from the get-go that he's only going to put up the $$$, produce, and oversee casting & ILM's contributions... then he'll win us back. Hand off the writing and directing to those better suited.<P>Atone for the prequels. Extend the story and give us Episodes 7-9. Surely he knows(but will never admit)that if he micromanages any future SW movies, the fanbase will be wary if not entirely skeptical.<P>At bottom, he's JUST greedy enough to make this a reality. That's the clincher.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    This is a loooooooong talkback...

    by 3D-Man

    of people claiming not to care about Star Wars anymore. If you really didn't care, you wouldn't have clicked on the link in the first place you chuckleheads.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Yoda as a Jedi youngling!

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    Make THIS happen!

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:50 p.m. CST

    And please.. Lucas fucking anally rapes JJ Abrams!

    by scriptgirl_nipples

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:52 p.m. CST

    REBOOT HOWARD THE DUCK

    by TheKGB

    Nuff Said

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    I can explain the Empire Strikes Back timeline:

    by I am_NOTREAL

    YOU'RE THINKING TOO MUCH

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:57 p.m. CST

    ...scriptgirl_nipples, I think that was called DARK CRYSTAL.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 5:58 p.m. CST

    ESB timeline

    by Jared

    Luke didn't get much training from Yoda and was only on Dagobah for a couple days. That's why Obi-wan was so concerned about him going to face Vader. Luke had already self-taught himself a lot of jedi stuff...ex-escape from snow creature on Hoth.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 6 p.m. CST

    What happened with the Dark Crystal sequel?

    by MattmanReturns

    I just watched Dark Crystal the other day (thank you Netflix streaming) and it's still awesome.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 6 p.m. CST

    What's next? . . .

    by Thall_Joben

    For me the Clone Wars show is obviously aimed at a younger generation - but despite it's detractors I think it outclasses the prequels in terms of scripting and performance. The prequels however were a MASSIVE disappointment. Sure they may have made a heap of money, but that doesn't necessarily make something great - look at all those damn boy-band albums that top the charts constantly, they're still junk. If Lucasfilm really want to knock something out of the park here's what they should do: Take that absolutely incredible 'Old Republic' game trailer and expand it into a fucking awesome two hour movie! No midichlorean bullshit, no restrictive (and boring) Sith 'rule of two', no dumb kindergarten poop joke aliens - just classical high drama, tons of visual spectacle - with RATIONAL plotting and QUALITY dialogue! They'd clean up like NEVER before, especially if Lucasfilm consciously made a film directed at the original/more mature audience. I mean come on: if Luke had accidently destroyed the death star with a 'whoopee' and Chewy spoke/behaved like an idiot even New Hope would have tanked. Bring back characters with a little mystery, instead of a bland tableau of maladjusted kids and dull politicians. Give us something that we don't have to cringe/apologize for on any level.- we deserve better.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST

    ...MattmanReturns, I think it's even better now...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I can enjoy a CG orgy extravaganza as much a most people, but THE DARK CRYSTAL is like a palate cleanser. <P> The CG overdose antidote.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Lucas really wants to make a Starwars 3D movie.

    by Ganymede3001

    I remember him mentioning years ago he'd like to update the original trilogy in 3D. As long as he doesn't write or direct I'm game. If not It will be another gut wrenching disappointment.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    3D-Man

    by skimn

    Cuz sure as shit if Star Wars is in the header, there's gonna be some prime bashing of "the neck". BTW conspiracy, nice to see you back.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Start it at the dawn of time when the first

    by Dingbatty

    tadpole crawled out of the primordial muck and built a lightsaber.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Not Cool to Nitpick ESB

    by Liberty Valance

    Didn't you know? Every bad special effect, lame dialogue line, plot inconsistency and poor line delivery gets a free pass thanks to the fog of nostalgia. It was perfect when you were 10, so perfect it shall always be. Those prequels you watched during your cynical 30s? Not so much.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Decending the staircase Warwick and Thomas came to a large ornat

    by conspiracy

    Placing his candle on a small ledge Warwick placed his hand against a small scanner built into the wall next to the portal. A series of clicks and the door slowly hissed open..."Please...come this way" Warwick intoned..."Mr. Lucas rarely lets anyone but his closest associates into the Audience Chamber...in fact few are permitted into the house at all...you are very lucky Mr. Dolby." The corridor was wide, high, hewn from solid granite and lined with a series of doors, on the walls gas fired torches lit their progress. Thomas was taking it all in, not missing the smallest detail..., there were names on replaceable plaques next to the cell like doors...'N.Portman', 'M. Hobson','C. Flockhart', 'F.T.#2', 'F.T.#1'...Dolby recognized some...but the rest were all just variation on the 'F.T.#' theme. It was hot and humid down here...and the strange silence of the corridor, but for what he thought was faint whispering or crying, was unnerving. Thomas was glad when they finally came to a large Iron double door, it designed with various Star Wars characters cast into it...but all were in various sexually suggestive poses. Here, Darth Vader had his hand around Princess Leia's throat..while he penetrated her with a obscenely large penis; Padme was nailed to a cross as an ancient looking Obi-wan knelt before her exposed pubic mound; and across the top of the door Jabba the Hutt, with the facial features of George Lucas himself, slithered across what appeared to be people in line at a theater, who were being crushed beneith him, "Fuuuuk me..." Dolby said outloud..."THIS..is what George thinks of his characters...I never knew he was such a..." "What" Warwick turned abruptly and said..."such a movie God? A Great Man? A man of compassion?...we all wear our public masks Mr. Dolby...I said you were a lucky man, and how deeply I meant that,...for tonight you will see His TRUE face" And with that the dwarf rapt three times on the huge iron structure...again the clicks, the hissing...and a wave a heat as the giant doors began to swing ever so slowly open....

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Is Jett93 Supershadow?

    by Ganymede3001

    His riveting insider information sounds to good to be true.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    FlickaPoo, that's very true

    by MattmanReturns

    I'm not a CG hater, but it is refreshing to go back to a time when everything was tangible. I know technically it's all 'fake' but there's something to be said for creating an entire world outside of a computer. I have more respect for that kind of filmmaking.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST

    I'm hyperactive....

    by Loosejerk

    in my pants.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    A question about ESB:

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    Why doesn't Vader just nab Luke when he's on Hoth? Seriously, is it really a lot easier to track his friends half-way across the ass end of space, then torture them and hope Luke "feels their pain" like some sort-of intergalactic Bill Clinton?

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    So many fucked-up bizarre ideas in this TB

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Like it or not, Star Wars really brings out the crazy best in AICN. I was going to address some of these posts but there are too many. Some of you people are absolutely delusional.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 6:29 p.m. CST

    ROTS was good, but got old quick.

    by Ganymede3001

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Because nothing screams good source like Howard the Duck

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 6:36 p.m. CST

    ROTS is up there with Jedi

    by MattmanReturns

    But it's obviously no New Hope or Empire. Still, I think it actually fits nicely with the original trilogy... praise that I cannot give the first two prequels.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 6:37 p.m. CST

    no new movie. It's gotta be either a mis-speak or

    by Puddleglum

    a new CGI flick like Clone Wars...that'll probably be direct to DVD.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Nope, even the balcony scene is crap

    by IndustryKiller!

    First of all you've got Hayden Christensen whose acting on EVERY SINGLE LINE is like nails on a chalkboard. Secondly the entire scene sets up a ridiculous plot point about the Dark Side bringing people back from the dead. Anakin doesnt bother to inquire further about this or ask why this guy is suddenly espousing the dark side, he just sort of nods his head and takes it at face value. The whole thing is just totally inorganic. moreover it's in service of the ridiculously random "Padme Premonition" angle, which has nothing to do with anything but was hastily invented at the last second by Lucas after he probably realized he had done virtually nothing in two films to set up Anakins fall to the dark side in any sort of natural way.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Hi my name is JettL93 and I like LucasTaint!

    by Puddleglum

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Live Action TV Series in theaters everywhere

    by Nem_Wan

    I'm with Boneyard. There will be a new "movie" but it will be the live-action TV series production packaged for a theatrical debut. The six Star Wars Episodes are distinct from this multi-platform stuff.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Dear George...

    by Lucasblows

    ...why don't you try and have an original idea for a change? You haven't had one since the 1980's, and I'd say you're due. Stop beating every last dime out of your classic franchises. I know all you care about is the money, but look at it this way, just think how much fun it would be to rape the shit out of a new franchise. Just think about it you fat-necked freak. Sincerely, Lucasblows

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 6:50 p.m. CST

    C'mon George ya got two weeks

    by skimn

    A new Christmas Special to ring out the decade? Dancing Boba Fetts in a Rockettes style line maybe?

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Dear aSTRESSEDAvenger.......

    by lucasdefender

    Anakin's reasons for turning are not stupid in the way you put it. He obviously turns to save Padme's life, for fear of the visions he had been having, "Just help me save Padme, I can't live without her..." is what he said when he turned. When he cut off Windu's arm he said, "I need him" in reference to the Emperor's ability to stop death. His saying that the he believed the council was corrupt was his excuse for rebelling against the council and switching sides. It was how he justified his actions, not why he committed them. Thus in the end, it is ironic that his whole reason for embracing the Emperor's doctrine (to save Padme) is the very thing that kills her. Vader therefore must believe that his turning to the darkside was worth anything at all, for he sacrificed Padme in doing so. That is what I got when I watched the movie and it feels perfectly reasonable to me. Whats more, it feels logical. So whatever to your awesome comments about not understanding storytelling, silly one. It is a good story.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Why all the ROTJ hate?

    by theneonsamurai

    I mean, I was as disappointed as the next nerd about the prequels (in so much as they never could have lived up to our expectations), and would usually rank Empire as one of the greatest films I've ever seen (why we rank films at all is something I'll never understand), but I don't really get the hate for ROTJ. It must be a generational thing. I was 5 or 6 when it came out, and I've loved it ever since.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Further more......

    by lucasdefender

    I would argue that the strongest point particularly about Episode 2 and 3 is there story, first and foremost.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    ...you know this is just going to be the two hour TV season...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...finale cliffhanger in which all jedi might or might not have lost all their powers when a planet size antibiotic factory explosion wipes out all the Midi-chlorians in the galaxy.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Loved Jedi Too...

    by lucasdefender

    but, I think it is foolish to argue that Jedi is just so high in quality that the prequels never touched it. Jedi has just as many inconsistencies as 3. Ewoks defeat an entire legion of the Empires best troops with like sticks and rocks. Legion. Best. Star Wars was never about that though and it is forgivable. I just find it laughable that the same peole who are willing to forgive things like that in the OT, swear that the prequels are unforgivable and hold onto things like a crap piece of dialogue or wierd effect (things that exist in all SIX Star Wars). I think 3 is worthy of the OT and is condemned not because it is bad but because it does not satisfy nostalgia. Check Rottentomatoes and see that it was even reviewed more fairly than Jedi.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:04 p.m. CST

    A note about greed

    by Dreamfasting

    As long as people keep spending money on Star Wars, you can't blame Lucas (and the industry he has spawned) for taking it. <BR><BR> I think it's clear that Star Wars was a fluke ... things worked that had no right to work and our generation saw layers in the mythos that were not intentionally put there. A lot of the things that annoy us about prequel-era Star Wars are the same kind vague jargon and cryptic references that were casually tossed around in the original movies. It's not like Lucas is sitting on a magical formula of the brilliance that he's refusing to share ... and he's been allowing generous use of his IP for fanfic to let other people put their visions forward if they have a better idea.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:05 p.m. CST

    I know...

    by yesiamaplant

    ...it's exciting to hear him mention a movie and all, but he's probably talking about a compilation film they'll shove into theaters to kick off the TV series and nothing more. Same thing they did with Clone Wars, which I don't consider a Star Wars movie any more than the Ewok flicks.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Another possibility...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    George Lucas was telling him about the upcoming TUSKEGEE AIRMEN film? Or is it possible that he was talking about the previously mentioned re-release STAR WARS in 3D? <p>Regardless, I would like to see another STAR WARS film...and possibly one that happens outside of the current set of characters.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:06 p.m. CST

    FUCK GEORGE "GREEDO SHOT FIRST" LUCAS!

    by Gus Van Rant

    But seriously, I would probably give this a shake.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    THE PHANTOM MENACE wouldn't have been so bad...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    ...if the kid who played Anakin actually knew how to act. He SUCKED! <p>That kid -- and not Jar-Jar -- ruined the film for me. </p>

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    I don't know what to think

    by CherryValance

    I was done after Revenge of the Sith. I mean I liked it alot but that was it for me. I haven't watched the Clone Wars show at all. I thought that stuff is what the prequels should have been so to tune into that ugly looking cartoon would be sacrilegious to me. A new movie? Only if it was something completely different within the universe that relates in no way to the Skywalker clan. OR the episode 7 GL pretended he never had any intention of making. But like 'Skywalker Babies' and/or 'The Return of Jango's Head' aren't anything I think we need to see.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:14 p.m. CST

    "It's like a fucking blast furnace in here" thought Thomas

    by conspiracy

    as he walked into Lucas "Audience Chamber". It was huge...along the granite walls piles of pillows, love seats, ornate and expensive looking tapestry hung from the walls; the middle of the floor was bare..a mosaic of the Lucas Films Logo was embeded in what was an otherwise marble surface...there were no light fixtures apparent...just the light from a huge fire in a fireplace at one end of the room that must have been 20 feet across...a large dais was near it...a large figure reclined there on a a mountainous throne, backlit buy the light of the roaring fire. A figure raied itself from the floor in front of this raised area and walked towards him. It was a beautiful woman...dark chocolate in complexion, her breasts barely contained in some ornate kind of halter...the jeweled thong covering her private areas was so small as to be more a thought than an actual piece of clothing, two long "tails" hung from a cap affixed to her head. </p><p>.... "Please...come in...have a seat" she spoke, a voice dripping with sexuality and passion. Warwick rushed past him and lept onto the dias, which was coming towards him now...and knelt before the figure contained upon it. Dolby was entranced...it was like living a Star Wars movie. The dark vision of alien sexuality motioned to a pile of pillows, her taught ebony body glistening with sweat, her perfume made Thomas reacll his deepest sexual desires. Dolby collapsed there in in the pillows, the air smelled of incense and pine, his head was swirling as the motorized Dais approached. "THomas....I want to thank you for coming...are you comfortable, can I offer you anything?"</p><p>Thomas stared in amazment...for there on a throne fit for a king lay George Lucas..., nude...his pasty folds glistened...crumbs of some most probably forbidden delicacy covered his chest, his gray hair shone like silver in the fire light...a large tray was on a table near his head..a mountain of the purest white powder was piled upon it...Warwick sat near his feet as the entrancing woman walked over and rested her face near Lucas genitals. "We can help each other Thomas...or rather, I need your help spreading some trivial rumors and in return...I will give you what your career never had enough of...."</p><p>With that The woman rose...her hand clutching a bag. She strode down from the dais and approached Dolby...she walked over him...straddling him as he lay in the mass of pillows before lowering herself onto his legs...her shaven vulva clearly visable...and licking her full, luscious lips began counting..each hundred dollar bill as she lay them on his lap. "One hundred...two hundred....three hundred..."</p><p> Lucas smiled...his nub like erection grew as he thought of yet another false rumor stirring the loins of the fan base.."God...I so love fucking them" he mused to himself..."As you should my master..." cooed Warwick as he climbed behind the glistening, rotund director and began kneeding the volumous flesh of his neck,"..as you should".

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:14 p.m. CST

    gl making a new one so Chris Pine can be Han Solo

    by Meadowe

    He told me so himself. He told me, you know Chris Pine as jtk in the blaq longsleeve and then the yellow jersey really made me pitch a tent, then I thought about Chris Pine in a white shirt and blaq vest and I erupted like a mustafar volcano. I asked him, really? He said yeah, he's just dating that blaq chiq to look straight and make it look like he gives a fuq about minorities, in reality he's a flaming queen that hates anyone darker than antonio banderas. So even though I'm a big mongrel he told me my alabaster skinned azz is safe. He $h&^ briqs when I brought up tiger and all these white girls.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Thank You DreamFasting.....

    by lucasdefender

    Just want some friggin honesty about the thing is all. It is nostalgia gosh dang it. For me, the scope, story, and atmosphere/mood that I find in those movies (all 6) is why I love and respect Lucas for them. I have always been shocked that people have been so upset by the corny things that exist in the prequels. THEY"VE ALWAYS BEEN THERE IN THE OT!!!! I've been ignoring orforgiving it for as long as I have been watching Star Wars. My friends and I used to quote it. "thats not TRUE, THATS IMPOSSIBLE!!!!" "2 faughters ugenst uh star destroyer." "just impacted on the surface" "but I was going to the Toshi station get some power CONVERTERS!" I could keep going but I'm done for now.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:17 p.m. CST

    theneonsamurai...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    I agree. I actually have a much deeper respect for RETURN OF THE JEDI than I did when I was a little kid. It was the first film that I can remember attending. I felt...lost. As I grew up, I always had it ranked #3 in the original trilogy. In fact, it might still be ranked there. <p>However, my respect for the film (especially the last 20 minutes) has increased exponentially. The final redemption scene of Darth Vader is fabulously epic. </p>

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:19 p.m. CST

    3rd EWOK MOVIE!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    yub nub!

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Let's not forget this is the blinded me with science guy

    by ricarleite2

    So don't expect anything from this man, he could be full of shit, or just did not understand what was said to him, and posted some crap about a movie. And EVEN if another SW-related movie comes out, so what? Didn't a piece of shit clone wars movie came out some time ago? If something really comes out, there's a 99.999% chance for it to be a fucking sequel to that.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST

    If Paul Sebastien really knew about these things

    by ratpack223

    everybody would know about it by now. So forget it. No new movie and the live action series is in bad shape...

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST

    JJ ABRAMS TO REBOOTS STAR WARS!

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Hired by Lucas to takeover the franchise, Abrams promises to make Star wars " young and hip" for a new generation.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Reboot

    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:26 p.m. CST

    How many of you think Ewoks suck?

    by FailureAtTheCave

    You're all idiots.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST

    ...aagh!, conspiracy...a Darth Talon and "friends" stand alone..

    by FlickaPoo

    ...episode please. Lucas the Hutt spoils the mood don't you think?

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST

    ccchhhrrriiisssm

    by theneonsamurai

    Vader's redemption scene (well, really the entire third act as you say) really gets me everytime. I get chills when Vader picks up the emperor. Awesome music too.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST

    He might be talking about the 3D re-release,,,

    by DadTimesTwo

    ...of the original film.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Ewoks

    by theneonsamurai

    Ted Mosby: I just met the perfect woman. She's funny, she's beautiful, she loves "Star Wars"... Marshall Eriksen: Woah woah woah, what's her take on Ewoks? Ted Mosby: Loves them! Marshall Eriksen: Oh, good. I don't know why people are so cynical about Ewoks, the Rebellion would have failed without the Ewoks.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:39 p.m. CST

    How many of you think Young Yoda is cool?

    by FailureAtTheCave

    With his flips and his twirlie-whirlies? You're idiots too.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:40 p.m. CST

    STAR WARS 7: REVENGE OF WHITE VADER

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:40 p.m. CST

    The new movie will be about The Old Republic and Darth Bane

    by BASEMENT_CHEETOH_EATER

    Bane will be the main focus...I'd bet my left nut on it. And Harry's right one.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    What would be wrong with picking up with a middle aged Luke, Lei

    by Alfie Boy

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    I'm a huge SW fan...

    by ImperialMarchFace

    ...prequels not so much, but I love the universe. I can't bring myself to watch more than the occasional Clone Wars episode, they bore me. And Lucas is catering to a totally new audience now, a much younger one, so I have absolutely no faith in him producing any decent SW material anymore. Sad, indeed.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:47 p.m. CST

    What would be so bad about picking up with a middle aged Luke,

    by Alfie Boy

    Leia, and Old Han? Carrie Fisher's gotta eat! Seriously though. The Jedi Academy thing against the power struggle of the disorganized Empire.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Christ have you SEEN Carrie Fisher lately?

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

    She looks like a fucking goblin. You can NOT put her in a Star Wars movie anymore. Unless she plays Ploppica Fattassicus the crime lord or something.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:51 p.m. CST

    I always wondered ...

    by TheHumanBeingAndFish

    I always wondered how the Millennium Falcon managed to travel from the Hoth system to the Anoad system to the Bespin system *without a functioning hyperdrive* ... Anyway, the subplot about Anakin having visions of Padme dying, doing everything to "save" her which then turns out to be the very reason she dies (the self-fullfilling prophesy) is traditional Greek tragedy (e.g., Oedipus). Moreover, it's set up in the first two movies, with Anakin having trouble letting go of his mom (Ep.1), and Anakin having visions of his mom in pain and dying, to find those visions are true (Ep.2). Moreover, it sets up why he does what he does in Ep.5; he wants to lure Luke to the dark side in a similar way that he himself was first lured. Yeah, it's not a emotionally engaging as it could have been with better dialogue/script/acting, but the story, in and of itself, is very good and more-or-less coherent, IMO.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST

    they day i knew the prequels would suck

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    is when they had a promotion where the would give you 20 dollars (!) if you got a case of pepsi with a golden image of yoda on it. 20 dollars!? how nice of you to whore your franchise out and expect us to buy cases and cases of a fucking drink, only to put more money in both companys pockets, and have you fucking throw A FUCKING TWENTY DOLLAR BILL OUR WAY, THE PEOPLE WHO MADE YOUR MULTI BILLION FUCKING DOLLAR FRANCHISE SO HUGE IN THE FIRST PLACE, AND YOU FUCKING BASICALLY THROW A TWENTY DOLLAR BILL ON A CAN OUT THERE EXPECTING US FANS TO JUMP AT THE OPPURTUNITY LIKE A BUNCH OF STUPID WORTHLESS FUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HOPE YOU FUCKING PATTED YOURSELF ON THE BACK LUCAS, AND WHOEVER RUNS PEPSI!! YOU FUCKING MISERABLE PIECES OF SHIT!!!! GO FUCK YOURSELVES!!

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 7:54 p.m. CST

    I assume by "old mare" you mean "dead horse."

    by ar42

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Yeah OceanWANG

    by ufoclub1977

    I've seen Empire in the theatre many ties when it came out, and I know that it felt (even then in grade school) slightly like I was watching a very well acted play because it was NOT as cinematic as Star Wars, not as well structured in terms of the world they created. It might have been great for character development and acting, but that was not what was remarkable about Star Wars and made it such a huge phenonemon. And how cheesy is glowing ghosts? Not very good cinematic creative decision making there. I think he sweated over Star Wars a lot more, and it shows to my eyes and ears and sense of cinema. Empire is like an opera, and that's what's bad about it. It's worls seems a bit stagey. I also think Return of the Jedi is worse than any of the new trilogy. It's like some kind holiday special where no one is in danger and everyone's just grinning and OUT of character. Hate it so much I can't watch it. I think if they had treated the Force as a religion as opposed to telekenisis and acrobatics and had more location shooting (like a real swamp for Degobah) and more real Norway footage for Hoth, it would have played better. I can also do without the whole "Luke" "Father" "Son" ending with the split screen. I don't want theatrical. I want cinematic. I want versimilitude. The Vader Luke duel though is GREAT. As is the Asteroid chase. But all in all, I feel more transported to another place a long long time ago and far far away much more by Star Wars.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Don`t

    by Nobody26

    Star Wars is dead.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 8:08 p.m. CST

    ...how about agrizzled, angry, anti-Semitic, Luke?

    by FlickaPoo

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 8:10 p.m. CST

    It could be the movie about the African american airmen.

    by hallmitchell

    Star Wars - my obsession was cured by the prequels.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Fake News

    by Losteroo

    This is a weak story that was obviously posted to generate traffic. By this time tomorrow we will see the Red Text "Update", clarifying that he was mistaken, Lucasfilm denies, etc., etc.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 8:13 p.m. CST

    It's like Jordon coming back or Favre going to the Vikings..

    by billypilgrimisunstuck

    ...stop ruining your legacies famous, old rich people. GOD.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Dear God, no

    by SmokingRobot

    Star Wars is crap. It's over.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Again with the rumors...

    by sanzaru

    Last time a new Star Wars rumor was TB'ed here, I tossed in a suggestion that Lucas do a Jedi spin on "The Seven Samurai" structure, re-focusing the franchise on the idea of THE FORCE and the spiritual/action dynamic that helped make ESB so compelling. May or may not be a great idea, but apparently somebody named James Cameron is interested in trying something similar? Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/ylx7fly

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 8:31 p.m. CST

    FlickaPoo, now THAT I would watch!

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    As long as Luke calls Chewie "sugar-tits" at some point.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 8:33 p.m. CST

    TIE Fighter: The Movie

    by Squilookle

    Excellent Hunting, Alpha 1.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Prequels...

    by seniorspeilbergio

    I NEVER had a problem with the story. The story is fucking great (yes, even the midichlorians). If i ran into Lucas on the street in 1994 and he just told me the story I would be fucking pumped. But man, his execution sucked balls. Yeah, all the movies have plot holes and questionable dialouge but the great performances make the OT work. I give a shit about what happens to Luke, Han, Chewie, etc. The only characters i give a shit about in the new films is Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon because Ewen Mcgreggor and Liam Neeson are great fucking actors. Although in ROTS, Ewen slacked off a bit.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    arrggg!

    by papalovedoug

    my heart is broken by the possibility of another terrible star wars movie. i want a great star wars movie but i don't see how its possible.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Needs to be Old Republic...

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Needs to be the Sith War. Think the Battle of Geonosis x 1000000. That's Star Wars.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 8:37 p.m. CST

    No Red Vader No PEACE! Know Red Vader Know PEACE!

    by Xiphos_2

    or what ever that meme is I forget. As long as the Neck turns the writing and directing duty over to somebody competent then it might be alright. If the Neck gets back in the saddle as writer/director I'll take the big Pasadena on it.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Movie must be adapted from Knights of the Old Republic

    by Osiris3657

    amazing story, easily the best video game script ever

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Guys...

    by seniorspeilbergio

    Lucas isn't nearly as enamored with all that expanded universe stuff as you guys are. Do you really think he's going to adapt a videogame or novel liscence from a universe that sprung out of his own head? I would rather watch another original lucas crapfest then have him sink to that level.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST

    So did Lucas get the idea for Star Wars from Kirby or Assimov?

    by crazybubba

    did he get it from Jack Kirby's fourth world or Issac Assimov's Foundation Series?

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 8:56 p.m. CST

    This was reported several months ago!

    by derousse bag

    This story was reported several months ago, and it even details some of the story points: http://www.celebrityfreakshow.com/lucas-announces-hoth-trilogy-of-films/ Sounds kinda iffy to me, though.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 9 p.m. CST

    Hilarious!

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    "Monsters get gassy too"!

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 9:03 p.m. CST

    conspiracy love it

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    can just see Lucas like Jabba. <p> keep it going

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Another 10 years of pissy whiners screeching

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    about how Lucas "raped their childhoods"? Thanks, but no thanks.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 9:09 p.m. CST

    I don't want another star wars movie until ...

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    GL is out of the picture, he is creatively very good, but needs to let go on the direction and casting front. <p> Its clear from the prequels that only very talented actors like Ian McDiarmid,Liam Neeson or Ewen McGregor came across well or in my view McDiarmid was brilliant at times. <p> The less talented or inexperienced actors need a more hands on director who is in control and clearly that is not Lucas. <p> Saying that I really enjoyed ROTS, there are a few cringe worthy moments, but for me there is little difference in my mind between this and ROTJ. Really enjoyed both, but neither of them compares to ESB or ANH.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Would anyone be ok with an Animated Sequel Trilogy

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Or does it have to be live action ? <p>

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Return of the Jedi was great, although I was

    by RequisiteMonkey

    5 years old when I saw it, so it's got that nostalgia factor for me

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 9:24 p.m. CST

    GEORGE LUCAS IS A PLAID FORCE OF NATURE

    by HaterofCrap

    there is no stopping him. and i think he's a badass motherfucker.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Horrible idea if true unless it was Heir to The Empire and JJ di

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    If that trilogy got made I am in. Anything else would be terrible with Lucas at the helm. They should let someone else make any new Star Wars films because Lucas is out of touch with his fans and has been for years. I am all about JJ getting a crack although I wonder how Paramount might react if that was possible and even if JJ would accept being so deep into Star Trek.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Can anyone recommend

    by master_of_realty

    a good FREE .avi to DVD converter program that doesn't make a watermark? Thanks.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Funny how smug Aicn was a few weeks ago

    by southafricanguy

    when marketsaw.com posted this rumour. Cant remember if it was Quint/Herc/Merrick who ad a small rant against that site. Amazing how you guys can run this rmour now....

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Future SW films

    by Ingeld

    My guess is that Lucas has recorded all kinds of data in regard to voice quality/character, body size shape and nuance of movement of the original New Hope-ROTJ actors so that his final major SW film project will be a completely photo realistic CGI movie trilogy sequel with the old characters--looking as young as they did in the mid 80s. Lucas is just waiting for the technology to catch up to his plans.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Star Wars Rebooted

    by LordVonPS3

    As far as I'm concerned, the Star Wars saga ended after the happy ending of RoTJ. Everything since then has been a forgettable play on the original trilogy - which makes for my next point... Reboot STAR WARS. Here's my idea... 1. Star Wars, ESB, RoTJ are the prequels. The SW reboot takes place three-hundred years after RoTJ. 2. Ignore the plot line for the other prequels. 3. Less CG, more live action, props, make up & costumes. Lucas can afford it! Episode I : A New Hope. --------------------------------- The great galactic war has ended and a new Empire rules the galaxy. The Empire's first new construction, the DYSON SPHERE controls power to an entire galactic quadrant. Pursued by the Empire, Princess Arianna races back to the hidden rebel base aboard her starship, custodian of the stolen plans that may restore freedom to the galaxy... -------------------------------- Casting: Christian Bale / The learner. Scarlett Johansson / Princess Arianna of New Alderran. Patrick Stewart / The Elder, last survivor of Alderran & Darth Legious. Andre the Giant / Sith Lord Giantor. Daniel Craig / Sith Lord Thrawn. Mark Hamill / Emperor Sideous III :-D

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Just release the Holiday Special on Blu Ray

    by Franky_Four_Fingers

    and be done with it already.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 9:53 p.m. CST

    A bad Star Wars movie...

    by Dranem

    Is still better than half the crap out there. Grew up on the originals, liked the prequels, and enjoy the animated series. Personally I'm with others here who would like to see an Old Republic movie. Lots more Sith in that time period, would be cool to see swaths of Jedi vs Sith. I will never be too jaded to see a Star Wars movie. The recipe is there, but I think seeing some new directors tackle it would be interesting.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 9:55 p.m. CST

    R.I.P UMAGA

    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10 p.m. CST

    JJ Abrams could make a GREAT Star Wars film...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    He actually understands the personal mythology of the franchise. <p> In spite of the prequels, I like George Lucas and I appreciate what he has contributed to the industry. I think that the idiots whiners who claim that he "raped their childhood" should be castrated in order to prevent them from reproducing. </p> <p> However, George Lucas is looking from the INSIDE when he creates a STAR WARS film. He was responsible for the franchise and knows it more intimately than anyone else. However, he doesn't understand what it means to be a viewer...or how they perceive the film. J.J. Abrams would be able to create a film from a completely OUTSIDE perspective -- from the perspective of a fan. </p> <p> I can only imagine what the prequels would have been like if Damon Lindelof and JJ Abrams would have been able to write and direct the prequels! They could have taken the short story that Lucas wrote...and turned it into something that the fanboys would have been proud of!

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10 p.m. CST

    I Believed Episode 3 Was OK Once...

    by Scuzzy

    The test is now that it's all a few years later, I still can't bring myself to watch any of the prequels, but even the least of the originals I can easily watch straight through without blinking. For those handful of you that actually saw it, the BEST of the prequels most people never saw, it was the IMAX cut of Episode II. Lucas let his team recut it without his input to slice the 25 minutes that had to go for it to fit on the IMAX reel. Badabing! Every cringeworthy and horrifically misguided moment of the prebuscent love story GONE. You know what, it was a few winks shy of Jedi of being worthy of the originals. Still doesn't change the fact that all the screaming NO we did when AICN reported Leo DiCaprio as Anakin in retrospect now seems like it might have been a missed opportunity (if a long shot) to have made 2 and 3 respectable...NAAAA. And as much as I've been an AICN junkie for 10 years, I hate it when they take one misspoken word in a post or interview and turn it into a breaking revelation news story. Even if he DID mean movie, after the steaming pile that was the Clone Wars compilation film release why would we even begin to think it was anything other than another poorly written toddlerfest? The only hope this franchise has of ever film or TV respectability again is if Lucas completely divorces himself from the creative side of it beyond throwing out ideas that the the producer doesn't have to listen to. In fairness, the Clone Wars animated series at least is decent kids entertainment (the movie, though, Christ it was painful). The animated Clone Wars series between Eps 2 and 3...probably the last watchable Star Wars we'll ever get.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10 p.m. CST

    The new "Movie" he's refering to...

    by TheNorthlander

    ...is the Star Wars Holiday Episode 2: Lifeday with Jar Jar and family, with guest appearances by little Anakin, played by CG animated 11-year-old Jake Lloyd<p> Natalie Portman sings, badly.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST

    could this be...nah

    by Glitch5

    You know what guys...I highly doubt that they will continue to make movies. Even if they are animated. I am one of the largest Star Wars gees on the planet...and I would absolutely love a new trilogy...but they need to base it off the old republic or something with an actual cast and not throw something together like he did with "The Clone Wars" movie.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Jedi

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Wipes its ass with the prequels.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:06 p.m. CST

    SAG - yeah I'm not really coming here for latest news

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    come here for the talkback, comments, conspiracy's stories etc. It's been a while since this site was at the forefront of breaking the big stories.<p>

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:09 p.m. CST

    New "Avatar" Clips—

    by blakindigo

    http://www.collider.com/2009/12/09/6-movie-clips-from-james-camerons-avatar/

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:12 p.m. CST

    I don't know why they'd ever stop making Star Wars

    by cgih8r

    There's so many different stories in the comic books and old novels. It would be nice if a quality director was allowed to make one. Episodes I-III could have been a lot better. Sometimes you get more with less, District 9 proved that.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:19 p.m. CST

    TV series set between eps 2 & 3

    by voxmortis

    They've already written 100 hours of script for it or something stupid... (7 seasons). Will be a grimy look at the underbelly of the universe - yes, lots about bounty hunters. YES, Hans Solo.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:20 p.m. CST

    You guys have got it all wrong..

    by MajorFrontbum

    ....when Dolby was talking about Star Wars-related TV show, movie and online games - he was referring to Ronald Reagan's Star Wars, not Lucas'.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Ingeld

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    I agree re photorealistic CGI, he is just waiting for the cost of the technology to come down. GL hates paying lots of money to actors, and will want to avoid that like the plague.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:22 p.m. CST

    southafricanguy, ain't that the truth

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Marketsaw is full of bull sometimes, but at least they also have genuine exclusives rather than the dry old tat offered here.<p> I knew Lucas would go back to the well - it's just inevitable. And why not? He must fullfill his destiny to make 9 movies. That's right - 9 -not that BS spin about there only ever being 6 planned.<p>Ep. 7 - spielberg to direct. ep. 8 - peter jackson. ep. 9 - david fincher or christopher nolan. Kasdan and Darabont can script. lucas can come up with basic story concepts/ideas/arcs (something he is actually good at), and leave others to do the fleshing out, as well as producing of course.I'd nominate Cameron for a director role, but of course he has his own universe now (here's hoping)-which no doubt Lucas will be trying to compete against.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:22 p.m. CST

    I'd like to see a Han and Chewie movie

    by Crimson Dynamo

    I'd like to watch them tool around the universe in the Falcon like BJ and the Bear, smuggling dope, meeting aliens, having adventures

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST

    This movie in question

    by secretcylon

    is probably definitely the WWII pilot movie.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Hey Crimson Dynamo, they already made a Han/Chewie movie

    by Ironhelix

    It was called "Every which Way but Loose".

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Right turn Chewie

    by voxmortis

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Sure its been said, but a new movie would be tv episodes

    by DVader

    Much like the Clone Wars movie was the first 3 episodes of the Clone Wars show, if the man was referring to "a new Star Wars movie", I'm sure its going to be the first 3 episodes of the new live action show.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:32 p.m. CST

    By the way, the comedy in "Clone Wars" works.

    by DVader

    That droid scene that parodied the "Doctor, Doctor..." scene from "Spies Like Us", using "Roger, Roger" as the replacement, got genuine laughs from me.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:34 p.m. CST

    use cgi versions of young prequel cast,

    by SylarTheCylon

    voiced by original cast, and eventually soundalikes. Didn't they scan the vvhole original prequel cast or something? Get good vvriters, Lucas can produce. More bikini leia please, but make her a hot dark side lesbian sith bitch, it's all i ask.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:35 p.m. CST

    IndustryKiller, you are nuts

    by DVader

    If you think Episode III is the worst of the prequels. Absolutely nuts.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:36 p.m. CST

    DVader

    by secretcylon

    Agree about Clone Wars. A lot of elements that failed in the prequels seem to work in the series.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:36 p.m. CST

    CLONE WARS is solid STAR WARS entertainment

    by YackBacker

    It surpasses the prequels and makes the universe fun again.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Industry, you're correct about the "Padme" angle

    by YackBacker

    When they did principal photography on ROTS, the Padme Premonition stuff was not the reason for Anakin's fall as originally scripted. In fact, it came down to Anakin personally seeking power for his own purposes, something I feel would have been a lot more in line with Darth Vader than what we were being sold in the final version. <p> After the original cut was done, Lucas went back and wrote in a bunch of material (the balcony scene, some shit with Obi Wan visiting Padme early on in the movie (which was cut out) and the Mace-Palpatine duel was completely redone- in the original version, Anakin was with Palpatine from the start- and Palps used Anakin's lightsaber to fight the Jedi. There was no weepy silent scenes from balconies at dusk. Anakin was just bad, and that's the way it went. <p> You can tell how the earlier stuff doesn't jive with the Padme rationale especially in the final duel on Mustafar. All that stuff about "My new Empire" was the original version- which kind of doesn't make sense in the final context.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Star Wars lost me with "Return of the Jedi"

    by Ironhelix

    sure, I loved it as a kid, but it's really the weakest of the originals by far. "Empire Strikes Back" is a fucking masterpiece by any movie standard you want to measure it by (well ok, maybe not from an actual acting point of view). The lighter, happier tone of the new movies removes ALL of the thrill and drama for me.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:43 p.m. CST

    I mean... just hearing James Earl Jones say "Padme"

    by YackBacker

    sounded so fucking off... Darth fucking Vader doesn't have a girlfriend/wife. Vader wants action! We didn't get Darth Vader. We got Lucas Vader... a howarduckian abomination of a once-great villain.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST

    TakingScorpioCalls, allow me to geekout for a moment...

    by DVader

    But Captain Typho from Ep.II and III had the eyepatch, not Captain Pancake.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Lucas Vader? Darth Vader is Lucas' creation

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    It's all Lucas Vader. Also, I had no idea Darth was supposed to be in a bad mood because he had a raging hard-on and wanted some action. I'm sure his love gun burnt off in the fire anyway.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Also, Clone Wars is able to explore EVERY influence on Lucas

    by DVader

    The series is able to do just about every genre that influenced Lucas and the original "Wars" in the first place: war films, westerns, old serials, b-movie scifi films, samurai flicks, etc etc.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Captain Panaka was a cunt

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Hugh Quarshie refused to reprise the role because he wanted more money.<p>Remeber the rumor that Capt. Pancreas was going to become Boba Fett?

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Only new Star Wars I want is Rogue Squadron

    by br1947

    That could be awesome, in the era of "eyeball fucking" Avatar and other effects extravaganzas, think about how absolutely awesome the dog fighting would be. No more angsty wooden performances, just a bunch of fighter pilots in an action flick in the Star Wars universe. Play up Corran Horn as the token Jedi learning his powers and pit him against the Red Baron-ish Imperial Ace Baron Fel and let it run. Starts off right after ROTJ, with Rogue Squadron rebuilding the ranks to 'finish the job' of dismantling the Empire. Throw in some news footage of Luke & Leia in the background, hint at a new blue skinned Imperial Admiral rebuilding the Empire, and let it run.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:52 p.m. CST

    CLONE WARS feels like one big romp through EMPIRE

    by YackBacker

    It has that same dark vibe, but with that wry sense of humor to it all- it's amazing how those same bland, awful characters from the prequels pop in the cartoon. I even like the Trade Federation droids in the show.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Clone Wars

    by TheHumanBeingAndFish

    I agree that the Clone Wars TV series is really very good. Actually, I recently rewatched the "Clone Wars" theatrical movie, and now that I'm more familiar with the series' sense of aestetics, it isn't nearly as bad as I first thought (the vertical battle was pretty fun). Plus it adds something the movies lacked: some emotional connection to the clones, and showing how dependent the Jedi were on the clones.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:54 p.m. CST

    FLASH GORDON

    by gus4u2c

    Enough with Star Wars!!! I wish Gearge Lucas would do an update of Flash Gordon, what originally inspired Star Wars.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:55 p.m. CST

    On Return of the Jedi: Its my favorite

    by DVader

    Its the first movie I ever saw. Either that, or E.T., but point is, its the first Star Wars film I ever saw, and I've loved it ever since. Seeing Vader's redemption gets me every time.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Really glad

    by secretcylon

    That people are enjoying clone wars.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Well, better bust out the White Vader

    by DVader

    This could be a long one.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 10:59 p.m. CST

    The problem with 97% of Star Wars EU...

    by darthvedder81

    ...is that it ignores the mythological aspects of the saga. Star Wars isn't about sci-fi tech, or intrigue or even great character depth. Star Wars is myth in space played by archetypes. Almost all the EU gets bogged down in lame tech or overly clever plotting. The mythology of the whole thing is an aspect of the prequels Lucas really got right. There's almost too much of it, whereas half the Clone Wars episodes and whatever garbage Kevin J. Anderson writes has none.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 11:03 p.m. CST

    YackBacker

    by TheHumanBeingAndFish

    Are you sure about this? That the Oedipal "self-fullfilling prophecy" aspect of ROTS was done in re-shoots? That makes very little sense, to me, in light of how it's set up in TPM and AOTC. The only explanation I can think of is that Lucas wrote Eps. 1 and 2 to set of the self-fullfilling prophecy, when writing Ep.3 changed his mind, then changed his mind back after principal photography finished.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Boink!

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

    http://tinyurl.com/ykkc3zo

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 11:05 p.m. CST

    that clip should shut up all the people who say

    by slappy jones

    howard the duck is terrible. The only thing terrible about it is its terribly triumphant.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Avatar is being screened to critics/press....

    by TheWaqman

    tomorrow. The word shall soon be out. I'm pumped.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Klytus, an even better "Boink!"

    by DVader

    http://tinyurl.com/c7zfyf

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 11:12 p.m. CST

    I don't have the time or patience...

    by Jaka

    ...to read through this entire talkback right now. SW stuff tends to get the geek community into a full on rampage and I'm trying to be calm right now. All I really have to say anyway - and I rarely question AICN on anything in this manner - is this really news? I mean, it's one single word in Dolby's blog. Like, maybe somebody should have emailed his and asked him what he meant before posting it. Just sayin'.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 11:14 p.m. CST

    TheHumanBeingAndFish

    by YackBacker

    All of what I mention is in this book: http://www.secrethistoryofstarwars.com/book.html (minus spaces in the link)

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 11:19 p.m. CST

    TheHumanBeingAndFish

    by secretcylon

    A lot of Ep3 was reshot. He screened the first cut for ILM people and they all felt that Anakins turn in the original version was sudden and unmotivated. He actually listened. Anakin's fall in the novel is a little different also but I think it's my favorite version.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Jesus Christ. "Movie" and Star Wars in the same sentence

    by Larry Sellers

    is always enough for another fucked up TB. Not gonna happen, guys. It's most likely just a typo or a misunderstanding. While I'm here, though...I'll always watch a Star Wars film regardless of the buzz. I hated AOTC, kind of like TPM for the longwinded mess it is (best saber fight), and I enjoy ROTS. But I don't sicken of that universe. What I do get tired of is that Hollywood continues to (SPECULATIVELY) milk the fuck out of every cash cow it can until no one gives a fuck. Nothing is sacred.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 11:23 p.m. CST

    That clone wars movie

    by BendersShinyAss

    as cheesy and shit and trashy as it was... it actually played just like the first star wars film, only stripped of any real excitement or scope. <p>and when i saw 'the force unleased' and how cinematic and FANTASTIC it was i couldnt understand why THAT wasn't released as an animated film???? <p>nights of the old republic looks fucking sick!!!!!!! <p>but a new star wars film........ I'm not so sure. seems to me star wras plays a fuck load better in other peoples hands

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST

    How does he fall in the novel, secretcylon?

    by DVader

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 11:28 p.m. CST

    DEATHTROOPERS movie!

    by voxmortis

    I haven't read the book yet... but give us an R-rated action horror in the Star Wars universe.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 11:35 p.m. CST

    DVader

    by secretcylon

    If i remember correctly, you actually get a better picture of Palpatine's sleaziness. He's way chummier with Anakin, literally buying him presents, etc. You get to hear Anakin's interior monologue as he struggles with emotions, they build more contrast between the strict treatment of the jedi towards anakin and the fatherly bonhomie of Palpatine. Book also brings jealousy issues to the fore and emphasizes the political rift between Anakin and Padme. My favorite scene though is one where Anakin literally sees palpatines face shift from its "normal" state to the horrific disfigured face and back. This happens very quickly, a wtf moment for Anakin and the implication being that Mace doesn't injure palpatine as much as he reveals his true face. I Love ROTS novel. Highly recommend.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 11:37 p.m. CST

    a sequel to GALAXY QUEST will be better

    by Gorgomel

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 11:40 p.m. CST

    also DVader

    by secretcylon

    You get a much better sense in the novel of how truly effed up Anakin is, how twisted and complex his emotions and beliefs are. You actually feel for the guy.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 11:43 p.m. CST

    secretcylon

    by TheHumanBeingAndFish

    Thanks.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST

    If they do make a new SW flick...

    by thegeorger

    the amount of CGI used needs to be cut in half, at least! The gross overuse and utter dependence on CG in recent SW movies (I'm referring only to the live action ones of coarse) does nothing for me. CG should be a last resort, and mixed in with something real to help trick your eyes, but not entire sets with barely anything real around, it makes it feel lifeless, and without depth, just a flat picture, it completely pulls you out of the experience. It's lazy film making. Less is more, movies like District 9 prove that rule, at the opposite end of the spectrum are movies like Transformers 2. Oh and a new director is needed, otherwise there's no point. Lucas has lost all perspective on this series, and needs to either put it to rest, or allow a fresh take from one of the many talented directors and writers who would gladly step up to the plate.

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 11:58 p.m. CST

    In the novel

    by YackBacker

    There's this great part where Obi Wan explains to Yoda and Mace that Anakin is loyal to people, not an ideology. So, when he feels like the people he's loyal to don't care about him, that is a betrayal. Therefore, his anger at the Jedi is based on their not taking his personal loyalty seriously. It's about ego, but it's also a very pure kind of thing- the boy who had no family from a very young age embraced the Jedi as his personal support network. But they looked at him differently- with compassion, yes, but not with love.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Galaxy Quest sequel

    by Jaka

    I've been saying that for years! They could still do it if they got on with it. But they're going to be a bit long in the tooth if they don't get to it in the next couple years.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 12:08 a.m. CST

    thegeorger

    by Jaka

    I don't think Lucas is capable of making a film with less CGI. Nor do I believe that he truly has the desire to do so. If he could make a movie with no argument 100% photo realistic CGI actors, I'm sure he'd be all over it in a second. I can't even hate the guy for it anymore, either. It's just his thing. However, if he let somebody else make the movie, then maybe.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Hamill, Hamill, HAMILL!!!

    by Triple_J_72

    Get Hamill.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Avatar and Golden Globes

    by qtipsq

    So, the word is that Avatar might get a Best Picture nomination after the Avatar screening yesterday in Hollywood. Ain't it cool news?

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 12:11 a.m. CST

    OK, stupid question, but which book...

    by Jaka

    ..are y'all talking about? I've only read the Timothy Zahn books, but I've got a huge number or other SW books loaded up on to the hd waiting to be read.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 12:12 a.m. CST

    WHO WILL WIELD THE BLACK LIGHTSABER?

    by ZombieHeathLedger

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 12:17 a.m. CST

    OK, so it's just the ROTS novel then?

    by Jaka

    Jah? Novelization of the film?

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Sorry, Jaka- yeah the ROTS novelization

    by YackBacker

    Get it, it makes the whole story come together.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Didn't care for beings other than Jedi

    by Dingbatty

    being able to wield a lightsaber, in the case of Grievous. Should have to have the force to contain the beam in that shape, is a better concept.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Re: "The New Movie"

    by ArmageddonProductions

    ... will be entitled "STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE", starring Zac Efron as Luke Skywalker, Shia LeBeouf as Han Solo, Megan Fox as Princess Leia, Ewen MacGregor in old-age makeup as Obi-Wan Kenobi, R2-D2 with jetpacks, a callback to the original with Harrison Ford as the bartender in Mos Eisley and Mark Hamill as the General on Yavin 4, extended scenes with CGI Jabba the Hutt and CGI overkill on Tattooine that makes the Special Edition look sparse by comparison. You heard it here first.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Is that why PJ isn't directing the Hobbit, since he's Directing

    by Ganymede3001

    I hate give any credibility to Jett 93. But PJ makes a lot of sense.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 12:46 a.m. CST

    Episodes 7-9

    by Billy_Batson

    Motion capture CGI. End of story.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Motion capture...

    by Jaka

    ...would still involve the need to direct actors. Lucas likes to direct programmers.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Remember AICN retracted the "Clone Wars" review

    by jerry91748

    then said they would never talk Star Wars again?

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 1:16 a.m. CST

    AICN is making shit up with one!

    by jerry91748

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 1:40 a.m. CST

    I'd rather see a new "HOWARD" than a new "STAR WARS"

    by BenBraddock

    Can't we just let it rest now? At this stage it's only about how much more money Lucas can squeeze out of the series, anyway..

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Another shitty SW movie? Count me out.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    A V A T A R - FUCKING YOUR EYEBALLS IN LESS THAN ONE WEEK!!!!!!!

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 1:56 a.m. CST

    The only way to make a new Star Wars film

    by Bellam

    is to use the Star Wars universe and that's it.<p>STOP TELLING AND RETELLING THE SAME GODDAMN STORY. What I've seen of Clone Wars I like well enough, but fuck Anakin, fuck Obi Wan, Fuck Luke and Han and Leia and Chewy and all the same boring shit they've been iterating on since the franchise began. I am tired of this history and minutia. I never played Old Republic but they have the right idea - because the thing that's awesome about Star Wars isn't the characters we know and have grown tired of.<p>It's Sith. And Jedi. And Light Sabers. And the Force. And a galaxy Far Far Away. It's such a potentially rich mythology and Lucas can't get away from the same 60 years of history in it. As long as that's his stance Star Wars will never be as cool as it was when it was new.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Still waiting for the argument as to why Ep. 3 is...

    by IndustryKiller!

    anything but an intolerable piece of garbage on every level. It's literally one of the worst films ever fucking made and I have never heard anything logical in opposition to that that isn't flat out apologist bullshit.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 2:21 a.m. CST

    And Yackbacker I guess that makes sense because...

    by IndustryKiller!

    at the end of the film, when Anakin (now Vader, who apparently went to the space Gap and got the "loose" fitting space suit) wakes up from his transformation and finds out that Padme is dead, instead of saying "Wow that fulfills the prophecy that was my ENTIRE point for becoming a child murdering dark side dweller, thank God it turns out I was justified in my ridiculous paranoia, now let's go get her body and get to work on this resurrection thing you told me about!" just let's out one of the most infamously pathetic cries in film history and just moves on or something. Ergo Lucas negates the ENTIRE point of his own crudely shoehorned in plot. So not only did he write a horrible story, but he then made it totally meaningless right at the last second. Ugh the mind reels at what sort of blithering idiot Lucas must be. Honestly just a classically stupid or greedy human being.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 2:42 a.m. CST

    "Ploppica Fattassicus the crime lord "

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Thank you Klytus, for making my day goblier.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 2:47 a.m. CST

    Ok so Panaka didn't have the eyepatch

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    His mystery and intrigue, and layered complexities are still untapped!

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 2:50 a.m. CST

    Yeah can't see Lucas using Motion Capture

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Unless he can use trained monkeys to substitute for people, he could then literally pay his "actors" peanuts, and all his dreams would come true.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 3:28 a.m. CST

    Bounty Hunter movie please.

    by Shermdawg

    Jedi are overrated.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 3:30 a.m. CST

    Actually, a HK-47 flick would be the bee's knees.

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 3:33 a.m. CST

    IndustryKiller!

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Given your comments think there is a better chance of Richard Dawkins convincing the Pope that God is just an imaginary friend of adults and about as real as Santa. <p> I also hope your use of the word "logic" is as tongue in cheek as some people use "fact" on this site, and for those that aren't using it in a tongue in cheek matter, can't really be taken serious. <p>

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 4:05 a.m. CST

    Sad to say this..

    by Giant Ape Balls

    ...but Star War is now completely ruined. I didn't watch Clone Wars and I won't be watching any other effluent that Lucas spews forth

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 4:06 a.m. CST

    Good Heavens, Miss Sakamoto, you're beautiful!

    by BiggusDickus

    Thomas Dolby can do no wrong in this dojo...

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 4:07 a.m. CST

    SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE in CGI and 3D.....Make it so

    by Monkey_King

    Please adapt this from the Perry book, comic book and pop-up book "Battle of the Bounty Hunters" and use better character designs than CLONE WARS' deco-styled characters. Cast? Gigi Edgely as Leia Organa, Andrew Divoff as Prince Xizor, Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamil and Billy Dee Williams as 3PO, Luke and Lando and watch the magic happen!

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 4:08 a.m. CST

    Someone once told me that Dolby was...

    by BiggusDickus

    ...the poor man's Robert Fripp.<p>I didn't necessarily think that was an insult to the bloke...

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 4:27 a.m. CST

    Why would anybody want to see

    by kwisatzhaderach

    a Peter Jackson Star Wars movie? Why? Star Wars is all about Lucas. Take Lucas out of Star Wars you ain't got Star Wars. The same way you take Cameron out of Terminator you ain't got Terminator. You take Spielberg out of Jones you ain't got Jones.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 4:31 a.m. CST

    kwisatzhaderach - its about the Director

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Lucas didn't direct ESB or ROTJ, and had some decent help with the scripts. He will still be heavily invovled with the characters, storytelling etc, that would never change until he dies. <p>

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 4:31 a.m. CST

    how bout written by someone with more credibility as a writer...

    by BRUTICUS

    I'd say set it AFTER Return of the Jedi.Han and Leias kids. Have Han and Leia dead and bring back a shadowy / cloaked Mark Hamil as Luke Skywalker...

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 5:02 a.m. CST

    Nothing will ever come close to Star Wars

    by Drsambeckett1984

    All the haters are just crazy people who should be locked up or destroyed, more should be made and soon. <P> And it has nothing to do with Lucas being greedy. If he was greedy, then he would have made dozens of Star Wars movies by now, and churned out loads of Indy sequels. But he hasnt. <P> Lucas like entertaining people with his stories, he may not be the worlds greatest director or writer, but what he has created is timeless and will always be rememebred fondly.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 5:12 a.m. CST

    Original Cast + MoCap

    by Vesuvio

    It's the only way I can see Eps VII, VIII and IX actually working, although it would still be pointless (given that SW is about Vader).<p> This or an Old Republic movie. Which would still be pretty pointless.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 5:14 a.m. CST

    Ranking

    by solvseus

    Everyone knows the true ranking: Empire, the original, Return and Revenge may tie (but Return should edge Revenge), Clones, Phantom, with the rest being Lucas just trying to squeeze more blood from this stone. The first Clone wars shorts were good, but he just had to keep going with the recent cartoons because he knows we'll watch it and we do (though the theatrical release with the dreadful Jabba the Capote mess was just plain awful). If he did more sequels, the stories have already been written in the books, none of which most of us have read, but a quick wiki rundown tells you what you need to know. Bet it's like others have said though and just another tie in to the upcoming series.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 5:18 a.m. CST

    There is NO new movie in the works...however

    by HarryBlackPotter

    it wouldn't surpise me if by the time they rolled out the TV show (if they EVER get round to it), to exepct the first 3 episodes cut into a movie length package and given limited distribution in theatres, y'know, just so poor old Uncle George can make an extra buck.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 5:18 a.m. CST

    Different ranking

    by Drsambeckett1984

    Jedi <P> Empire <P> Revenge <P> A New Hope <P> Menace <P> Clones

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 5:20 a.m. CST

    And I have read all of the books

    by Drsambeckett1984

    Which is in the hundreds now

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 5:38 a.m. CST

    drsambeckett...

    by BiggusDickus

    Nobody ever needs to see Star Wars ever again.<p>Fact.<p>We are all suffering from terminal Lucas over-exposure.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 5:44 a.m. CST

    BiggusDickus

    by Drsambeckett1984

    I doubt that very much, if they released new Star Wars films, proper ones mind you, they would take a fortune at the box office. <P> Because millions of people around thew world love Star Wars. <P> There is no such thing as Lucas over exposure.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 5:47 a.m. CST

    Ministry of Truth swings into action

    by HarryDean

    I notice that Mr Dolby has already retracted what he said on his blog, and has in fact deleted the original blog entry about it: http://blog.thomasdolby.com/?m=200912 This no doubt because he had his mate Paul Sebastien screaming in a panic that he had to take down any mention of a movie before he got fired... Thomas said he just used the wrong word, but you know what? I reckon it is going to be the Pilot movie in the cinemas deal. George has done it once, so why wouldn't he do it again?

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 5:58 a.m. CST

    Zahn Novels

    by Crumb

    Why would anyone want to see these cliche ridden, arse-clenchingly bad novels made into film? True they are no worse than the prequels but they are up there with the Dark Empire comics in terms of quality.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 6:07 a.m. CST

    RE Zahn novels

    by Drsambeckett1984

    If it wasnt for Zahn, there would be no Star Wars EU. <P> He created Mara Jade, the best Star Wars character of all time!

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 6:14 a.m. CST

    RE Zahn novels

    by Crumb

    The best SW character of all time? Seriously? The EU is at best repeating the good bits from the films, another Sith Lord, another Death Star, another fecking chosen one etc. At worst, it makes Jar-Jar look like a Ninja that graduated top of the class at the school of cool.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 6:21 a.m. CST

    by Drsambeckett1984

    Ok, that is true. <P> But the movies do exactly the same thing. Two Death Stars. <P> And in the books the death star plays a tiny part in one trilogy, it is the nature of Star Wars, the cycle is doomed to repeat itself. Jedi will turn to the dark side and then will be stopped. <P> The only exception is the Legacy era, where the Sith have won, now that would be one hell of movie!

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 6:24 a.m. CST

    lucas keep doing things the way you are

    by j2talk

    Lucas needs to to keep doing things the way he is NOW....draw up an outline, sit back and ok the details. Let other authors/film makers deliver the product.....at this point Lucas=Roddenberry a figure head who started the idea, guides it but whose Characters/Ideas work best in others hands.....

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 6:30 a.m. CST

    j2talk

    by Drsambeckett1984

    I agree, let Lucas write a story outline, let some lucky bastard write the script and direct it.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 6:40 a.m. CST

    ROTS is easily the 3rd best SW movie

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Miles behind ANH and Empire, but comfortably ahead of Jedi, with Clones and TPM making up the distant rear.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 6:40 a.m. CST

    It's been retracted!

    by SpaceWeazil

    From Thomas Dolby's blog today! "new Star Wars movie correction December 10th, 2009 A slight correction about the Lucas thing that my friend Paul Sebastien pointed out to me: he’s actually not aware of any movie plans, and was just talking about the live action TV show that George had talked about in an interview with an Australian TV station a while back. Paul is only working on the games side, and I know from past experience that he’s very professional and discrete, and would never leak confidential secrets, even to a close friend. Sorry to throw a bucket of water on it, Star Wars fans: I should have chosen my words more carefully given the ultra-sensitivity of your blogosphere!"

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 6:41 a.m. CST

    The only thing I ever read in Star Wars novels

    by smackfu

    that would make a good film would be Luke dealing with the possibility taht one of his sons was going darkside. That would make for a great story in keeping with the themes George has laid out.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 6:46 a.m. CST

    SW has become the new Star Trek

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    It has become bogged down with EU and ancillary garbage, and even the prequels themselves were encumbered by trying to join the dots with the OT, ie. this is all stuff only of interest to the hard core. SW needs to be freed up. I don't want to see Clone Wars, TV series, or Knights of the Old Republic; just give us some sequels post ROTJ (NOT based on the over-rated Zahn novels). <p>And please don't sully the brand even further by releasing a pilot for the TV show in theaters. It was a mistake to release the Clone Wars cartoon theatrically. Just looked damn cheap, and was hardly an event. Theatrical SW should be reserved for the cinematic entries only.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 6:48 a.m. CST

    Let's just get this straight

    by SithMenace

    Any film from the original trilogy is 100 times better than any film from the prequel trilogy. This ROTS is better than ROTJ shit is ridiculous. You guys are still that pissed off about Ewoks?<p> There's some seriously layered storytelling going on at the end of ROTJ, not to mention the psychological battle on the Death Star, the largest space battle of the entire trilogy and the death of Palpatine, Yoda and Darth Vader. <p>In ROTS we get a ridiculously over the top rope swinging lightsaber battle, Anakin's "You will try", Padme losing the will to live (wtf?), Obi-Wan's hamfisted delivery of "He...killed...younglings" and Vader's "Noooooooooooo". Ridiculous. Then everything gets put into place and flash frozen for 16 years. Um, what?<p>I have serious doubts about anyone who claims that ROTS is better than ROTJ. If you're talking fx, fine, (even that's debatable) but if you're talking about story, drama, tension, acting, resolution, and just general film making, you're questionable at best.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 6:48 a.m. CST

    My ranking

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Star Wars <p> The Empire Strikes Back <p> Attack of the Clones <p> Return of the Jedi <p> Revenge of the Sith <p> The Phantom Menace

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 6:50 a.m. CST

    SithMenace

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Jedi blows away Sith, the last 45 minutes of Jedi are incredible. 26 years later it's still the best space battle EVER put on film (or hard-drive).

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 6:57 a.m. CST

    kwisatzhaderach

    by Drsambeckett1984

    I know you are entitled to your opinion, but Attack Of The Clones is the worst SW movies by a good few parsecs!

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:03 a.m. CST

    SithMenace

    by Crumb

    Absolutely agree, Jedi was better than the prequels combined. The Death Star II battle has still not been bested and that was all model work with no CGI just good old fashioned talent and imagination. I have to admit though without the Padme losing the will to live bit we would not have had the awesome Dr Ball MD in the 2nd Robot Chicken Special. "Lost the will to live??? What's your degree in, poetry?"

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Yeah but at least AOTC

    by SithMenace

    felt like a SW film regarding structure and atmosphere. If they had just toned down the cheesiness of the love story and found a better actor to play Anakin it would be the favorite prequel by far.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:06 a.m. CST

    Jedi - the good and the bad

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Jedi's plus points: <p>space battle<p>Luke/Han/Emperor scenes<p>Jabba's place (great 1st act)<p>Yoda's death<p>Jedi's negative points:<p>Re-hash of New Hope (death stars again - should have gone to Coruscant as originally planned)<p>Harrison Ford phoning it in<p>Boba Fett's death<p>Ridiculously clunky expositional scenes (Obi Wan and Luke, Leia and Luke in Ewok village) designed to tie things up in a neat bow<p>The fact that Han seems to have conveniently forgotten and forgiven Lando's betrayal and is best buds with him yet again<p>Dull Ewok village scenes in the middle of film<p>I could go on, but more negatives seem to spring to mind than positives. Jedi is a very good film by most standards, but this is SW we're talking about - after the hell of a set-up Empire gave us, Jedi could, and should, have been incredible. Jedi should have been even better than Empire for crying out loud. SW OT could have been the perfect trilogy. I'll bet if early 80's Spielberg had done Jedi it would have been phenomenal.<p>ROTS is a better film because, although flawed, it si much more ambitious than the lazy Jedi, where it was transparently obvious that Lucas was sick of the whole thing (probably due to his divorce) and just wanted to put it to bed.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:06 a.m. CST

    kwisatzhaderach

    by SithMenace

    Agreed. You can't top the manic energy of the final battle in Jedi. You're right, 26 years on and it still hasn't been done.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Crumb

    by SithMenace

    That was hilarious. For some reason the one that gets me is the mouse driving the droid that Cewie growls at, then he has a drink when he's out of danger. Also, Ackbar's "It's a trap" as he hits the bowl off of the table.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    by Crumb

    No Leia in bikini? Fail.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Forgot about that

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    All right, it has that in its favor too.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Turd

    by SithMenace

    The reason those faults are so easily forgiven for Jedi is because the movie is actually compelling, which is more than you can say about any of the prequels.<p>And Ford's performance, while a little lackluster, never bothered me. It wasn't grating and forced like Christenson's. Also, Solo forgiving Calrissian is because Calrissian redeemed himself by risking his life to correct the mistake he had made. Lando saved Han's life before Han even had a chance to talk to him about it.<p>The choice to do a 2nd Death Star instead of Coruscant was for budgetary reasons if I remember correctly. But I think it helped the trilogy to feel like it had come full circle.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Sith

    by Crumb

    The problem with Sith for me was the fact that it had all the storypoints we wanted to see in Eps 1 & 2 squeezed into the final act of 3. Anakins 'fall' was really rushed through and totally unconvincing. His belief that Obi-Wan had betrayed him was BS and it all boiled down to the scene with Mace and Palpatine. He finds out Poppa Palps was the bad guy but it's ok we can trust him even if he does want all the Jedi killed. WTF? "Nooooooooooo". Case closed.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:20 a.m. CST

    I couldn't agree more Crumb

    by SithMenace

    Add to that the terrible dialogue and acting and you basically have the perfect storm of bad film making.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Drsambeckett1984

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Really? I find its the only prequel that really engages me. Things I like: <p> No Qui-Gon, Liam Neeson looked paralysed saying Lucas's lines in Menace. <p> The speeder chase is good old-fashioned Star Wars fun, with some crazy shots and angles. <p> I like the whole Obi-Wan 'investigates' storyline, and the conflict betwen Obi and Jango is fun to watch. <p> The greatest sound effect in the history of film (the sonic mines)PENGGGGGGOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW!!!! <p> Christopher Lee being all kinds of cool and badass, particularly in the scene where he holds Obi-Wan prisoner. <p> John Williams love theme. Classy. <p> The last half hour. Stunning. <p> OK, so some of the acting is risible (check out Haydens facial expression just after he kisses her for the first time...!) and theres some flat scenes (the diner) but on the whole its a kickass film, I really don't understand the hate for it at all.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Also, to whoever above said the Ewoks defeated

    by SithMenace

    a legion of the Empires troops, that's wrong. The Ewoks created a distraction so that Han and Leia had just enough time to disable the shield for the fleet. After the destruction of the Death Star, which you could clearly see from the ground, most of the remaining troops probably deserted anyway.<p>And it's not ridiculous that an entire race could defeat a legion, which is what, 10,000? There could have been millions of Ewoks.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Jedi generally gets a free pass

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    because of the accumulated goodwill from the first two entires, and because it features the original gang. But taken apart from that it has many glaring faults.<p>I don't know about not featuring Coruscant for budgetary reasons- I've heard it for was technical ones, like the fact that they would have had to work with locked down matte paintings. But given what Douglas Trumbull had come up with using sets and matte paintings to create a futuristic cityscape in Blade Runner the previous year, I fail to see why ILM would have had any trouble with it.<p>The thing about Annakin's turn, though, is that it's not really rushed - it's set up through the previous two movies with Anakin saying things like "I don't want things to change" in TPM, and having premonitions about his mother's death in Clones. The fact that he sticks with Palpatine even after he has revealed himself is because Palps has done a number on his head, and he feels guilt that he has been colluding with this guy whom he has come to regard as a surrogate father figure (to replace Qui-Gon).

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:31 a.m. CST

    more ugnauts!!!!

    by krod

    the interworkings of cloud city would be awesome

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Lord of the Rings is the same thing

    by SithMenace

    The farmers come together and defeat the machinations of the evil warlord, but for some reason that doesn't get any of the grief that the Ewoks get. <p>I have a feeling that if the Ewok thing had gone down exactly the same, but they were cool looking lizard people instead, the Ewok haters would be singing a different tune.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:33 a.m. CST

    ROTS is not better than ROTJ but...

    by Gordon Bombay

    It is close. Count me in the minority that like the prequels and look at Star Wars as one big 6 movie saga, rather than 2 trilogies. Gasp, I even like all the changes Lucas made in the DVD version of the OT to make it better blend with the prequels. I think it is just "cool" around here to shit on the prequels because they didn't turn out to be the second coming and instead are just good flicks that are no way an embarrassment to the Saga. My rankings: Episode I: 7 Episode II: 6.5 Episode III: 8.0 Episode IV: 9.0 Episode V: 9.5 Episode VI: 8.5 I will be showing my kids the saga in the order of I-VI. I am willing to bet they don't have the opinion that "gee dad, the first three, sucked but then it got real good." I bet they just see 6 films that are pretty close in quality. I actually did this experiment last year with someone I was dating who had never seen any of the films. She commented on what a great story they 6 make together. ROTS was her 2nd favorite of the bunch.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:39 a.m. CST

    I POSTED A MESSAGE ABOUT THIS A FEW WEEKS AGO

    by Ray Gamma

    I work for a London studio that has worked with Lucasfilm many times in the past, and about seven weeks ago we were alerted to an internal email rumour that including several tidbits of exciting info, including the fact that two key members of the cast of the ORIGINAL TRILOGY had been in meetings regarding a new set of movies. </P> <P> Carrie Fisher was named very firmly in the rumour, and, surprisingly, part of the rumour suggested that if Mark Hamill was involved, his part wouldn't appear until the second episode of the new trilogy, and "not in a way you would expect". </P> <P> So you heard it here first, folks. <P>The person in question is

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:39 a.m. CST

    I disagree about Jedi turd

    by SithMenace

    I think as a movie, despite some faults, it's more than capable of standing on it's own and gives us a hell of an ending to a great trilogy. But it's ok for us to disagree. <p>As far as Anakin's turn, yes, it was hinted at in the two previous movies, especially with the Tusken slaughter, but the problem was that it was only hinted at. The turn should have begun in earnest towards the end of Ep. 2 and ending with a cliffhanger. Then Ep. 3 should have spent less time on Grievous and The Clone Wars and focused more on Anakin's turn.<p>When people say it was rushed it's because it happens within a span of a couple of minutes in the movie, literally. It's something that should have been fleshed out over the entire film.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:42 a.m. CST

    The problem with the ewoks is not the theme

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    of a primitive force defeating a technologically superior one. That is a classic sci-fi/fantasy staple, and one which appears in LOTR and of course, Avatar as well. It's to do with the ewoks being portrayed as goofy, slapstick characters (same as the Gungans). If they were depicted as vicious little tasmanian devil types there would be more acceptance of them.<p> Personally, they're actually way down on the list of Jedi faults for me, certainly not a reason alone for the movie being below par, but they don't even look good, never mind how kiddie-centric they are - check out the eyes on some of them in the scene where the Rebels first encounter them. They look like they're falling off! Facial parts pasted onto moth-eaten costumes like those old 'fuzzy felt' books that kids used to play with!

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Fuck the PT

    by ominus

    The new sw movie,if its ever going to be made,should be created by someone who gives a fuck about art and not toys.but thats not going to be,so enjoy your cgi and your cool lightsword fights.i will stick with OT.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Ray Gamma

    by SithMenace

    This would make sense too now that Ford's career is on the skids, Lucas would be able to get him more easily than say, 10 years ago.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:44 a.m. CST

    This is SOOOOOO Simple.

    by Sean38

    Lucas outlines episodes 7, 8 and 9. Hands the outline off the JJ Abrams and his gang. Let them come up with a story that brings back Hammil, Ford and Fisher (and hire her a personal trailer, please) but doesn't make them the MAIN characters. OR...just got the Star Trek route and recast them. Let J.J. direct and, presto, giant piles of money for all.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:46 a.m. CST

    re: SIthMenace

    by Ray Gamma

    well, there was no mention at all of Harrison Ford in the story going around here, so I don't know any more about that. But we were told that Carrie Fisher was a very definite yes.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:47 a.m. CST

    That's interesting Ray

    by SithMenace

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Jedi

    by Crumb

    Jedi really was the third act in a three part play. All the character work had been done in Empire so by Jedi we were all desperate to find out what happened to them. The prequels were not done in this manner, the characterisation was never any good and the gaps between the films were too big. Seeing them after the TPM was more a case of morbid curiosity than anything else. The reason that there are so many 'haters' is that Lucas had set a precedent in terms of quality and enjoyment. I did not enjoy these films, they were poorly made by someone more interested in the technology of making them rather than what to do with that technology. The story and characters took a back seat to the effects whereas the OT were a good story enhanced with amazing eye candy.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 8:02 a.m. CST

    GOOD HEAVENS MISS SAKAMOTO!

    by The_Crimson_King

    YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL!

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 8:04 a.m. CST

    crumb exactly

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    the first one should have had the beginning of the clone wars at the end with an early 20's Anakin, the second one completely the clone wars and the third one as it was. <p>

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Ray

    by Crumb

    Hamill was interested? That surprises me. Did you see Justin Lee Collins trying to get hold of him for Bring Back Star Wars a while back? He doesn't like talking about it anymore. Maybe he's a bit skint?

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 8:18 a.m. CST

    re: Crumb

    by Ray Gamma

    from what we heard, there was no confirmation about Mark Hamill, but that if he WAS involved, it would be in the second and third films.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Ray

    by Crumb

    Oops. Sorry Ray, thanks for that.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Are they going to make into movie that

    by ominus

    awesome comic series,which told what happened to the heroes and the galaxy after the events of Return? from what i remember the bad guy was an imperial admiral with red eyes,and Luke maried some Jada jedi babe? what was the name of the series? <p>it would have been awesome if they did that into movie,and not some new fuckturd script from Lucas to make political comments and sell more toys.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Anakin went all psycho in the last Clone Wars ep I saw

    by DVader

    He was beating a confession out of the Geonosian leader, Poggle the Lesser, and using his Force-choke on the guy as Vader's ominous theme started playing in the background. It was a terrifying and great moment.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 8:45 a.m. CST

    TheHumanBeingAndFish

    by Crumb

    Good question about the Falcons journey to Bespin. Funnily enough I was browsing through the SW Atlas in a bookshop recently and they claim the Falcon limped to Bespin on it's.. wait for it.. Backup Hyperdrive. Awesome. Go Team Lucasbooks!

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 8:46 a.m. CST

    ominus

    by Crumb

    That's the Tim Zahn 'Heir to the Empire' Trilogy. And hell no.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 8:54 a.m. CST

    why? dont u like it?

    by ominus

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 8:56 a.m. CST

    The Falcon's hyperdrive was damaged

    by SithMenace

    and it was even mentioned in the movie. So it's pretty obvious that the ship had to make it to wherever it was going on auxiliary power. So it's possible that it took a week or weeks to get to Bespin, and that's how long Luke trained for.<p>Hopefully the Falcon had showers and toilets, and maybe a washing machine. Oh and a kitchen.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Prequels

    by Philvis

    It's ashame that the prequels couldn't have been more like the Clone Wars cartoons. I really would have liked to have seen Ep.I and Ep. II be more like the Clone Wars show.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Ok, I did some digging and found some info

    by JettL93

    Turns out the rumour of the new trilogy being set during the sith wars is mostly false info derived from an early outline (one dated Sept. 1995) This new trilogy will use some of that orginal stories themes but i Can confirm that it is going to take place, around 30 to 40 years after Return of the jedi. here is a run down of the key points found in the story outline floating around lucasfilm <P>Han solo does NOT appear at all, but is mentioned several times. <P>Episode 7 does not contian luke, he is said to be lost during a routine peace mission, episode 7 will involve a search for him but he does not physically show up until episode 8 and he will gradually shift into the main character role by the middle of episode 8 and episode 9 will heavly involve himself, leia and their fates as the "chosen ones" <P>Episode 7's main character is liea and han's son; a jedi protege who for some odd reason begins showing stong abilities in the force at the late age of 26 (he had been a youngling but never showed more abilities then an average jedi until his uncle Luke dissapeared. He appears in all 3 episodes but is only the main protaganist in episode 7 <P>Chewbacca, R2-D2, and c-3p0 appear in all 3 episodes, both droids will have several upgrades and chewbacca's life debt to han has now extended to his son <P>Lando makes an appearance, he runs a pub and is helpful in episodes 7's search for Luke <P>Yoda will appear in spirit form but not until episode 8 and 9<P>Several sith lords will appear, in order to regain the galaxy they have abandend the "only 2 at a time" rule, <P>episode 7 will end with a giant jedi vs sith war <P>Gungans appear in Lando's pub, but Jar jar is not one of them and they are NOT main characters <P>The Emperor or Vader will not appear at all, there is mention of them, the current sith lords worship sidious and vader as gods <P>Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher are already in negotiations to reprise their roles, Harrison ford was never asked because Han was never in any draft, Lucas says this was done to keep the bedget lower (he's funding the movies himself) and to strengthen The main characters relationship with his uncle Luke<P>with advances in digital production and process time Lucas intends to shrink the gap between each film's release to 2 years, and since episode 8 and 9 basically happen back to back, he is considering filming them at the same time this however is up to the director he hires to helm the films<P>As mentioned Lucas does not intend to direct the new 3 installemnt, He will write, produce and generally be in control of it, but he feels he's too old to give up 6-8 years to direct and oversee production, he would like to mimic the situation he had with ESB and RoJ, No director has been suggested, but do not expect a high profile director like speilberg to come in, Lucas wants a younger director <P><P> I'll try and get more info this afternoon or tomorrow As far as i have heard there is no front runner for the role of Leia and Hans son, but the names on Lucas list include Shia Lebouf, Sam Worthington, Henry cavil, Anton Yelchin and Jake Loyyd (yes the same jake Loyyd from The phantom menace, which if he got this part he would basically be playying is own grandson)

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 9:03 a.m. CST

    JettL93

    by SithMenace

    I actually feel really sorry for you.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 9:04 a.m. CST

    DVader

    by Philvis

    I really enjoyed that part of last weeks episode as well. I really like how it is setting him up more for his fall. I wonder what will happen to little Asoka?

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 9:06 a.m. CST

    The Falcon's hyperdrive was damaged

    by Crumb

    Lucky that the Empire was patient then, they waited for weeks and then 'arrived right before you did'. Unless that fithy git Lando was lying again and the Empire had been hanging around for a week taking advantage of Cloud City's many relaxing spas and leisure facilities.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Why would Darth Vader scream NOOOOO anyways?

    by BEYONDTHUNDERDOME2GIRLS1CUPBILLCOSBY

    as a Sith wouldn't he lose his emotions. A silent reaction, almost uncarring, would have been better.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Why would Darth Vader scream NOOOOO anyways?

    by BEYONDTHUNDERDOME2GIRLS1CUPBILLCOSBY

    as a Sith wouldn't he lose his emotions. A silent reaction, almost uncarring, would have been better.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 9:10 a.m. CST

    DVader

    by Drsambeckett1984

    That was an amazing episode of Clone Wars, I like how they are slowly building the darkness inside Anakin, it is a more convicing arc than the films sudden dark side. <P> I too wonder about Asoka's fate, maybe she will start to notice Anakin turning. i suspect she wont be killed, rather leave the order for some reason or another. There could be a great final episode set during ROTJ, and we see a grown up Asoka coming out of hiding. <P> The violence on CLone Wars is quite strong sometimes. Love it!

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 9:11 a.m. CST

    I always thought that was Lando

    by SithMenace

    trying to make it sound like he had no choice and was caught by surprise. Which I guess is better than premeditated betrayal.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Why would Darth Vader scream NOOOOO anyways?

    by Crumb

    He had a really bad day?

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 9:12 a.m. CST

    No, BeyondThunderDome

    by DVader

    The Sith embrace their emotions, its the Jedi who try to contain them. Sith draw strength from their rage, so an angry, emotional reaction would be normal for a Sith.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Dolby's updated statement....

    by progrocktv

    new Star Wars movie correction A slight correction about the Lucas thing that my friend Paul Sebastien pointed out to me: he’s actually not aware of any movie plans, and was just talking about the live action TV show that George had talked about in an interview with an Australian TV station a while back. Paul is only working on the games side, and I know from past experience that he’s very professional and discrete, and would never leak confidential secrets, even to a close friend. Sorry to throw a bucket of water on it, Star Wars fans: I should have chosen my words more carefully given the ultra-sensitivity of your blogosphere!

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 9:14 a.m. CST

    everybody knows a Palpatine Rising trilogy

    by BEYONDTHUNDERDOME2GIRLS1CUPBILLCOSBY

    would make most sense, his learning of the Jedi and Sith ways, his rise from simple Naboo mayor to Senator, raising Darth Maul, creating clones, Anakin and making friends with Dookoo. Plus it still interlocks with the Skywalker soap opera. Genius.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 9:17 a.m. CST

    I think Dooku will kill Ashoka

    by DVader

    After Anakin has premonitions of her death. It will give Anakin more of a reason to do *whatever it takes* to save Padme in Ep.III, after he failed to save his mother and his Padawan, especially when he knew their deaths were coming too. I think that arc makes a load of sense.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 9:18 a.m. CST

    re: Ashoka

    by YackBacker

    Is there or is there not any sexual tension between her and Anakin? I can't figure it out! Their acting is too wooden to be certain.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    IndustryKiller, the "Padme Premonition" angle...

    by DVader

    Not so ridiculous, lest you forget that Luke had the premonition of Leia and Han Solo "in pain" in a city above the clouds in Empire Strikes Back. Its not random, its been established before.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Seek help JettL...

    by Skyway Moaters

    ... you are one sick puppy...

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Lucas will return to glory with RED TAILS

    by Sithdan

    I highly doubt there will be another SW film during Lucas' lifetime, but his upcoming WWII epic RED TAILS will put him back on the map and will even land Mr. Lucas an Oscar nomination.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 9:34 a.m. CST

    DVader

    by Drsambeckett1984

    Your theory about Asoka makes a lot of sense, Clone Wars is being used to fill in more than just the blank years of the war, it is making the characters way more rounded and human.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Force Unleashed

    by Affleckwasthebomb

    Could be a force unleashed movie? that dude from BSG who voiced the apprentice dude could reprise his role. If this guy works on the games side of things he may of let slip and then regretted it.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Force Unleashed

    by Drsambeckett1984

    Is fine with me. Good story, very cinematic, ties to both trilogy's. Yeah if it was that, then I would be very pleased

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 9:59 a.m. CST

    GUYS, chill, reread what Dolby didn't say...

    by VADER77

    he didn't say Star Wars movie, he said movie... he is probably referring to "Red Tails", Lucas' next movie coming out. I'm pretty sure there isn't any type of Star Wars film in the making in any way, shape or form. I would love it it were, but it isn't. OH, and i really like the Clone Wars series, I, like others, just wish he take out the stupid fuckin "wisecrackin" battle droids.!!!

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Skyway Moaters...I should be seeking help why?

    by JettL93

    I'm just passing on the leaked plot and character points from Lucas planed new starwars movie, If fanboys cry because of the stuff they shouldn't be blaming me, I'm not the one writing this stuff

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 11 a.m. CST

    JettL93.....your information is slightly undermined by.....

    by Righteous Brother

    a) You haven't spelt Leia correctly, and b) you haven't spelt Lloyd correctly. I can only speculate that,all your posts are ironic. Or you're mentally imbalanced.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 11:06 a.m. CST

    MAKE A BOBA FETT MOVIE

    by SpawnofAchilles

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST

    The Phantom Menace may have 'underwhelmed'

    by kwisatzhaderach

    but it's like fucking Lawrence of Arabia compared to JJ's StarTrekwars. I sleep easy at night knowing that he will never get his hands on the Star Wars films.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 11:12 a.m. CST

    "Story outline floating around lucasfilm"

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    ... and written by one of the janitors

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST

    OH MY GOD I JUST REMEMBERED SOMETHING

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

    There was a character in AOTC called "Sleazebaggo." I remember seeing an action figure of him in the toy aisle years ago. Sleazebaggo. Weeping, bleeding Christ.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST

    I would love...

    by emeraldboy

    a palpatine trilogy. he is the puppeteer. the master of puppets. I think we need to see his story at some point.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Lucas has nothing new to offer

    by Denty420

    ... And coming from someone who sat agog in the cinema in '77, even if he did, I'm past caring. He created something wonderful and then fucked it all up. Keep collecting the merchandising cheques, Georgie-boy, but spare us any more of your green-screen, kid-friendly shit.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Lucas directed exactly ONE good movie.

    by FleshMachine

    lay off the worship.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 11:52 a.m. CST

    I have a friend at Lucasfilm that says

    by Professor_Bedlam

    It depends on how avatar works but the rumblings are Lucas wants to put star wars back on top and work with the new tech but have others direct! And yes everyone is denying this for the sake of there Jobs!!!!!!

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 12:01 p.m. CST

    how/why is bobba fett so popular?

    by Bouncy X

    he had what, 3mins of screentime in the whole OT? how did he grow to have so many fans and be considered so awesome and badass? he never does anything but stand there. his death scene is probably the most screentime he gets in one shot. i guess this just falls in the "uber fan" category, like those people who know all the names of characters that had 2 seconds of screentime or were only in the background.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    ...blah, blah, blah people

    by VADER77

    i'll wait til i see a trailer or sneak one sheet.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 12:48 p.m. CST

    The new film

    by AnUsulDarkley

    will be about the Gungan/Naboo war set a thousand years before TPM. The gungans have a mineral the Naboo want. The Naboo find a way using a genetically created gungan clone controlled by a sith lord to infiltrate and learn about gungan society. The sith's loyalty is tested when she finds herself at odds with the Naboo's directive. She snaps and nearly destroys both cultures. And only the combined might of the Naboo/Gungan armies stops her. Starring Anne Hathaway as Darth Vultress.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST

    ROTS makes Menace look like Citizen Kane

    by AnalFissure

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST

    should be dark lords of the sith

    by kriscole

    would love a new movie about the dark lords of the sith, where they were a larger group and then some got to the one master one apprentice, only if GL doesnt write or direct

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST

    I'm not letting Lucas take another shit in my mouth

    by AnalFissure

    Fuck Star Wars.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Do a storyline in THE OLD REPUBLIC

    by Lamerz

    That would be awesome. Sith seizing control of the Republic following the Mandalorian wars, similar to the KOTOR game, but obviously with changes. Big time Jedi on Sith action, but with a solid story. Use Bastila as one of the main characters.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    "Ian McDiarmid gurns and chews scenery as if he was playing Lady

    by AnalFissure

    Quite. McDiremid's well and truly into unintentional self-paradoy territoty by the time we get to the Mace Windu showdown. Fucking abysmal. Still, as embarrassing as his ham-fisted theatrics are, Lucas should have rained the silly old cunt in a bit.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Ian McDiarmid was the best thing about ROTS

    by Sithdan

    I don't know what you people are smoking. His portrayal of Palpatine stole the entire film. Of course he was over the top because of the nature of the film. It's an homage to the pulp sci-fi serials of the 1930s where "ham-fisted" dialogue was the norm. The guy was brilliant and made the greatest villain of the decade!

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Fuck all the hate

    by rogueleader66

    People are never fucking happy with anything. Even if you don't like SW, or the prequels or whatever, at least these movies tried to tell a fucking story, something people constantly bitch is absent from movies the last few years (with a few exceptions). <P>I guess everyone who is hating on SW must think TF1, TF2 Or T4 was great cinema. All this SW hate makes me sick, and not just because I am a SW fan, as a movie fan it sickens me.<P>Nothing is ever good enough for anyone. Compared to the last few years that Hollywood has spewed out so much garbage, I will take mediocre SW any fucking day over all the state of the art f/x laden story absent bullshit that we seem to have gotten the past few years.<P>I could really dive deep into this whole debate, but I don't think I can stomach it. I am sure I am gonna chime in here and there, but arguing with some of the ignorance in this TB is exhausting.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 1:44 p.m. CST

    ALL YOU STAR WARS LOSERRRRZ

    by the new transported man

    Just kidding, anyway I'm looking for this movie news site, can't remember the name. It's a new site, has a site logo that rips off the Zombieland logo, might be named like Benihana.com or some shit. Anybody?

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Sithdan

    by rogueleader66

    Spot on bro, it was awesome to see McDiarmid let loose and just be an evil motherfucker. His character was holding back the first two movies because he had to, and you could tell he had a blast letting loose, and it was immensely enjoyable.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST

    I also think TPM might be the best of the prequels

    by reflecto

    It's simple, clean, carefree like ANH. Yes, they should've got a better kid and fixed MANY aspects of the script. But AOTC is unfuckingwatchable. I tried twice and fell asleep. And ROTS is so-so, but tries way too hard.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 1:54 p.m. CST

    I will repeat my new trilogy idea once more

    by reflecto

    INVERT THE ENTIRE CONCEPT OF THE SERIES. Fast forward centuries: the light side of the Force has turned into a dogmatic, tyrannical, sterile theocracy, forcing some new protagonist to rediscover the Dark Side in order to bring balance, passion, life back to the galaxy, while struggling not to lose him or herself to evil. It's the only way to do something new.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Some random comments and opinions...

    by Jaka

    I don't hate Ewoks - I hate their cuteness. I hate that Empire was soooo good! That it went dark and evil with the tone of the film, and then we get dancing teddy bears who say "yub, yub" in Jedi. So take that all you Jar Jar haters! lol Lucas started that mess long before Jar Jar. So anyway, that's my complaint. Star Wars is mostly in space. The locations for Empire are cold, or dark and creepy. Then in Jedi we have a bright ass forest with dancing teddy bears and jokes all around. The only thing "dark" in Jedi is the Luke/Darth Vader/Emperor portion of the film (OK, I guess Jaba's palace was dark, too). The rest of it is just way too Star Wars lite for my own personal tastes. I still love ROTJ, but I felt exactly as described above when I saw it in the theater in 1983. It just wasn't the direction I was expecting. <br><br> I completely agree that they need to move the stories off into other areas of the SW universe/timeline if they're going to continue. Have some faith in this massive audience that you've built and take it someplace else. If you feel the need to adapt previously written books or comics, fine. But do something with some characters and stories that have not yet been filmed or animated. Move away from the Skywalkers. No Obi Wan. No Qui Gon. <br><br>That being said, and I type this with a sigh of resignation, I'd still like to see eps 7-9 happen. It's been a while since I read the Zahn books, but in my memory I seem to recall liking what he did with Luke, Leia and the academy. I could be confusing that with other books, though. Anyway, if they did them, I'd like to see Lucas as, like, an all-seeing mastermind behind the work, but have him dole out the actual work to other people. Like, have him come up with the plot, then work with other people to write it. Or just let somebody else write it period. Have him work out the look and the sets and the tertiary characters, but then let other people fully flesh them out (so they aren't all gibbering little cute guys). Have him decide on the tone and the locations, but let his people take over building them and adding the finishing touches. Have him work on the casting, but PLEASE let somebody else direct them. Because who wouldn't want to work with the guy? He could probably get most of the best people in their fields at the drop of a hat.<br><br> In regards to the prequel trilogy, I like it. I like all three of them. I just don't have the massive love for them that I have for the original trilogy. They're just two totally different things for me.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Jaka

    by rogueleader66

    Well written post bro, I pretty much agree with all you said. I love the prequels, but like you I have a greater love for the OT. I love the Zahn novels, would love to see them as films, but sadly it's never gonna happen unless they are animated and I could handle that but it just wouldn't be the same> Ford has already stated he has no interest in being Han Solo again, and no actor could replace him. <P>Still, some old republic stories would kick ass I think, they would make good films, but I would want someone else to direct them. Lucas can write them, just no directing.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Lucas is a good idea man, but execution and script...

    by reflecto

    needs to go to someone else. His head was brimming with crazy ideas when he created the whole saga and only a fraction of those have been tapped. Just get someone else to put them to paper and shoot the film.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST

    More about hating

    by rogueleader66

    I see a lot of nitpicking about a lot of stupid shit. Wanna nitpick, we can nit pick, let's nitpick at every geeks wet dream, The Dark Knight. Mind you, I LOVED the film, but since everyone is shitting all over SW, I figure let's pick on another beloved film.<P>The Joker blows up a hospital. Ok, how the fuck did he get all of those explosives in there? He has nothing but schizophrenics and outcasts as his henchmen, and you're gonna tell me NO ONE in the hospital noticed these nuts walking around, much less planting bombs?<P>Waiting for the excuses and justifications for that huge plot hole. <P>Like I said, I loved TDK, but christ, NO FILM is immune to plot holes. Very few movies DON'T have them, and that's what pisses me off, people naming off every little plot hole or flaw in SW movies, but when it comes to other movies, it's perfectly ok to have plot holes. What a bunch of fucking bullshit.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST

    reflecto I think you missed the prequels

    by Player01

    Since your 'inversion' concept IS EXACTLY WHAT WE HAD TO SIT THROUGH THE PREQUELS FOR!

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 2:23 p.m. CST

    We didn't watch the same crappy movies, Player01

    by reflecto

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Darth Vader screamed, 'NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!' because

    by Asimov_Lives

    he realized that he no longer had a penis. I thought that was obvious. Seriously, wouldn't you scream No, too. That scene has a lot more weight to it when you look at it from that perspective. It almost elevates it to genius.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 2:27 p.m. CST

    OF FUCKING COURSE they'll be EP'S 7-9

    by backfromthedead

    Never doubted for a second another set of SW movies would someday happen. Once Lucas has dragged poor old Ford out of his basement for another good kicking and total humiliation as the decrepit Indy NOBODY wants to see, he'll turn once more to that other cash cow AND RAPE THE SHIT OUT OF IT ONCE A-FUCKIN-GAIN - BUT THIS FUCKING TIME IN 3-FUCKING-D. And in 2027, when he’s in his cryo-freeze alongside "Rick-I-MAY-BE-DEAD-AND COLD-BUT-I’M-STILL-FUCKING-HUNGRY-McCallum" he’ll get his soulless minions to roll out EPS 10-12. But by then I will hopefully be either a) blind and deaf b) dead c) reincarnated as that weird bubble under Lucas’ chin and pop myself all over his beard.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST

    More intelligent posts

    by rogueleader66

    Gotta love the nonsense that is posted in these TB's sometimes. Good for a laugh that's for sure.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 2:32 p.m. CST

    FIRST OFFICIAL REVIEW OF AVATAR!!!!!!!!

    by backfromthedead

    Aparantly there's a lot of blue people in it. You have been warned.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 2:32 p.m. CST

    This may be blasphemy for some of you...

    by Jaka

    ...but at this point I don't actually care if EP 7-9 have the original actors. Ford seemed to loose his magic around the time of "What Lies Beneath" anyway. However, if they were completely animated in one form or another they could clearly all still do the voice work.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    RETRACTED: NO NEW MOVIE COMING

    by ManaByte

    Dolby just posted this: " A slight correction about the Lucas thing that my friend Paul Sebastien pointed out to me: he’s actually not aware of any movie plans, and was just talking about the live action TV show that George had talked about in an interview with an Australian TV station a while back. Paul is only working on the games side, and I know from past experience that he’s very professional and discrete, and would never leak confidential secrets, even to a close friend. Sorry to throw a bucket of water on it, Star Wars fans: I should have chosen my words more carefully given the ultra-sensitivity of your blogosphere!"

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Kinghts of the Old Republic

    by Cl_Kilgore

    A new movie series based on the Knights of the Old Republic lore would be great. Start fresh with characters and great plots already out there in the games and comics. KotOR rules. Make it PG-13, guarenteed mega block buster.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Episode Minus 1: The Legend of Young Yoda

    by Damien Chowder

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Re: Why STAR WARS Sucks Now

    by ArmageddonProductions

    As a non-STAR WARS nerd, it's difficult for me to interject something in this argument, but the prequels uniformly sucked. TPM was like "me and my friends shot this in my backyard with a camcorder" unwatchable, except with a $100 million-plus budget and ILM effects. Seriously. I wish I could blame the whole thing on Jake Lloyd or "this one was meant for the kids!", but it goes a lot deeper than that. Aside from an okay light saber fight at the end, pretty much every other frame of the movie is a bad idea. Complicated setup that goes nowhere (trade negotiations?!?)? Check. Inexplicably making the main character a little kid to push more toys and getting more kiddies into the theater? Check. Two instances of setting up a surprise twist with all the subtlety and nuance of an episode of "Blue's Clues" ("Surprise! The creepy Sith Lord turns out to be Palpatine!" and "Surprise! The Padme chick turns out to be the Empress -- the universe's first ELECTED Empress, mind you!")? Check. Anakin wants to leave his mom and the world's cushiest "enslavement", in which he gets to fuck off all day, race pods and live in a decent (for Tattooine) home with plenty of food and candy? Check. Shoehorning in C-3PO for the fanboys by making it so that Anakin built him in his bedroom from some "Gay Robot Kit"? Check. Midichlorians? Check. Greedo as a kid? Check. "That's gotta hurt in ANY universe!" Check. More thinly-veiled racial stereotypes than Disney's entire 1940-1980 cinematic output? Check. Gratuitous Samuel L. Jackson casting? Check. Making Anakin Skywalker some sort of "Space Jesus"? Check. Written less as a cohesive three-act movie with a beginning, a middle and an ending than as a video game with plot, dialogue and entertainment value eerily similar to that "Willow" SNES game from the late Eighties? Check. "Wizard!"? Check.</p><p> Well, I could go on and on, because the damn thing was just two hours of nothing but feeling embarrassed for George Lucas, but sufficed to say, the movie was godawful. And bitching about the other two prequels is pretty much moot, because, built on that foundation, Francis Ford Coppola being fed a steady stream of Yello Sunshine LSD, the script for APOCALYPSE NOW with the name "Willard" crossed out and replaced with "Anakin" and the name "Kurtz" crossed out and replaced with "Palpatine", a blank check for a budget and the constant urging of "Indulge yourself!" could have saved the prequel trilogy. Let's face it, STAR WARS was a happy accident and EMPIRE STRIKES BACK was an example of what STAR WARS could have been had a real director directed it and a real couple of writers had written it.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Re: Correction

    by ArmageddonProductions

    "COULDN'T have saved the prequel trilogy". And again, don't be surprised if the "next STAR WARS movie" winds up being a J.J. Abrams-style reboot of A NEW HOPE, probably in 3D. Lucas loves that goddamn money.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 3:12 p.m. CST

    ROTS wasn't good, but the others were WORSE

    by Drath

    You're a Darth Maul whore or just plane dipshit nuts if you think otherwise. ROTS is the most watchable and most satisfying of the prequels--which is still NOT the same as saying it's good. For the end of the shit mess that was the prequels, it's better than I expected, but anyone who won't let a remark like that stand is simply too fucking hung up on bitching. But fuck it, you people can cling to your opinions, it doesn't change which movies I watch or love or praise.---------------------- Good luck with another Star Wars movie to George. I honestly don't think what I loved about the original three will ever be recaptured and it only makes me appreciate them more (and admit I'm watching them through my own filter that is itself a gift I'm glad to have). I honestly don't know how Lucas can be so gung ho for more prequel era stuff. I still think the setting for a TV show should be between Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back. Darth Vader still a villain, Empire powerful, all familiar heroes are active. To NOT make a show in that period while James Earl Jones is still alive is a huge disservice to the whole franchise. Instead, Lucas made a series out of probably the least loved Star Wars movie--Attack of the Clones (I maintain only because people love Darth Maul, but otherwise there is no fucking good reason to raise TPM above ATOC because though they had different flaws, you cannot put TPM above ANYTHING). If Lucas wants to make a post-Jedi trilogy, I'd be curious to see that more than any other project right now. I'm not a fan of EU. Back when it was just the Zahn trilogy, it was kind of interesting, but now it's a cluttered unsatisfying soap opera mess. Even Zahn never took things far enough and his story obviously doesn't work so well now that we know more about Sith and Clone Wars mythology. But hey, I'm not the SW fan I once was, I'm reacting to it now but I'm trying to anticipate anything anymore because I obviously got more enjoyment out of the post-ATOC material than most of the sad fucks bitching about ROTS still. Good luck with life.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 3:15 p.m. CST

    ArmageddonProductions

    by theKRELL

    If all Lucas wants is money, all he needs to do is come out with a boxed set of the six movies on DVD. And another set for Blu-Ray in a Millennium Falcon Case. Then he 'might' have enough to 'scrape by' in his dwindling years! signed: your friend

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 3:26 p.m. CST

    SW is still great

    by DarfurOnTheRocks2

    SW is great and that includes the prequel trilogy. The fact that so many people view each of the movies as their favs indicates that it is ALL good. People first bitched about TPM, not they love it. Harry loved AOTC, now he does not. And people view ROTS and better than ROTJ, which I love....

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 4:06 p.m. CST

    The prequels were not bad.

    by Gordon Bombay

    ROTS is not better than ROTJ but... It is close. Count me in the minority that like the prequels and look at Star Wars as one big 6 movie saga, rather than 2 trilogies. Gasp, I even like all the changes Lucas made in the DVD version of the OT to make it better blend with the prequels. I think it is just "cool" around here to shit on the prequels because they didn't turn out to be the second coming and instead are just good flicks that are no way an embarrassment to the Saga. My rankings: Episode I: 7 Episode II: 6.5 Episode III: 8.0 Episode IV: 9.0 Episode V: 9.5 Episode VI: 8.5 I will be showing my kids the saga in the order of I-VI. I am willing to bet they don't have the opinion that "gee dad, the first three, sucked but then it got real good." I bet they just see 6 films that are pretty close in quality. I actually did this experiment last year with someone I was dating who had never seen any of the films. She commented on what a great story they 6 make together. ROTS was her 2nd favorite of the bunch.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Never got the ROTS love

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    and never got the ROTJ hate. IMO, ROTS had everything that was bad about the previous two prequels, but a whole slew of problems of its own, for reasons mentioned above. It's like, people were so desperate to get something worthwhile out of the prequels that they seized on ROTS as the trilogy's "saving grace", and convinced themselves it was infinitely better than it is. Hayden, Natalie, and General Grievous alone were enough to sink the movie, and let's not even get into the Amazing Technicolor Clone Troopers, shall we? And I agree that AOTC would have been the best of the prequels, (closest to having a plot, felt more like SW), if not for the sucky romance and Hayden and Natalie being the two worst actors of their or any generation. My ratings: -Empire -Jedi -New Hope -The Holocaust -September 11th -Hurricane Katrina -Darfur -The Bubonic Plague -Harry's "chocolate-covered pussy juice" remark -JJ Abrams -Lupis -Herpes -Anal Warts -Menace/Clones -The Rapture -Satan's Anal Drippings -Shit-encrusted anal plug -Revenge of the Sith

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST

    SHIT! How do create paragraphs in these talkbacks?!

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    Damn this crappy system! Well, you the the idea.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Lucas always said it's the story of Anakin--period.

    by cylon_conspiracy

    <p>But he is of course free to change his mind.</p> <p>I would love to see a new SW film that was a bit darker... GL seemed to pick up his stride as a director again with ROTS, so there could always be one more great SW film in our future.</p> <p>What I am really looking forward to is the live action television series. I know I'm probably being too optimistic, but the HBO series ROME comes to mind of the potential that Star Wars has... and GL was a big fan of that show, so maybe the best is yet to come. </p> <p>As far as the Clone Wars series... I think it's pretty good, but I'm just kind of tired of the prequel era. I think it's outlived it's welcome. ANH came out in 1977, and that era ended in 1983. But we're past the 10 year mark with the prequel era right now and it's time for something new.</p>

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    by theKRELL

    Type < P > without breaks, to make paragraphs. signed: your friend

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 4:25 p.m. CST

    George Lucas has failed?

    by darthvedder81

    The Star Wars movies alone have grossed what? 2 billion globally? He's made iconic genre-defining films like American Graffiti and THX. He conceived and produced Indiana Jones. I only hope I one day fail as badly. It's all fucking gravy for him and this point and I say good on him.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    I Am A Traitor To My Generation...

    by tensticks

    ...because I *like* the prequels. A lot. Hardly flawless. But they tell a very interesting story. Granted, they could have been streamlined to tell the same story in a more entertaining, economical and dynamic way. But I'm sick of hearing about how much they sucked. And I'll put SITH over JEDI any day. So as a part of the original Star Wars Generation--5 years old when the first film came out--just brand me a traitor to Gen X.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Prequel bashing/defending:

    by cylon_conspiracy

    Now that the dust has settled and the prequels are years behind us, I think us lifelong SW fans should at least acknowledge that they weren't perfect.... but I think the bashers should be able to point out the good points as well. I saw all of the prequels in the theaters multiple times. I think I saw TPM about five times in the theaters, and the other two, probably three times. And I've been a SW freak ever since I was a kid, and my favorite memories are of seeing ROTJ in the theaters in 1983 when I was six years old. GL was my childhood idol, I collected the Lucasfilm fan club magazines, read the most of the SW novels that came out beginning with Heir to the Empire and stopped reading them when the New Jedi Order came out. I also like most people followed news of the prequels like a deranged person the moment they were announced. I had dreams of what they might be like. So that's my background... I'm the direct opposite of a SW or Lucas hater. The first time I saw TPM I left the theatre in a daze, like I had just taken a hit of acid. After seeing it a few times I allowed myself to see the flaws. Bad direction. Some painfully awful dialogue. Wooden performances by SOME in the cast. And although the effects were impressive for the time, I missed the real-world look of the OT, when all the stuff was hand crafted by visual artists. I guess these criticisms could extend to all three of the prequels. To deny that shows not really being intellectually honest that the films were flawed, because they were. The tricky, frustrating thing about the prequels are there are really GREAT sequences, and performances, mixed in throughout all three films. They are not ALL good, but they are not ALL bad either. There are parts of the prequels that still get me excited, and there are parts that bore me to tears. It's a shame they weren't more consistent. But a lot of hard work and creative vision, from a lot of different people went into making them and I don't think they should be as marginalized as they are.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 4:35 p.m. CST

    ... damn, meant to put paragraph breaks in that above post.

    by cylon_conspiracy

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Captain Kirk, Joy Orbison and Omar from The Wire

    by OnlyForKoolKids

    Captain Kirk, Joy Orbison and Omar from The Wire - all at OnlyForKoolKids right now. The koolest movies, music and televizzle, 100% Spam free. http://onlyforkoolkids.wordpress.com/

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Part of the prequels that gets me excited...

    by DVader

    The entire 3rd act from Attack of the Clones. That's just dynamite.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Thanks, theKRELL

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    Good to know! ;)

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Heck Yes!

    by Annie The Pod Racer

    We're goin to Malastare!

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Introducing Hulk Hogan as Darth Steroid

    by savagedave

    WELL YOU KNOW SOMETHING BRUTHA! I'VE BEEN HANGIN AND BANGIN WITH THIS PALPATINE DUDE! AND HE GAVE ME THIS MAGIC POTIENT THAT GAVE ME, THE LARGEST ARMS IN THE WORLD! SO SAY YOUR PRAYERS, TAKE YOUR VITAMINS AND USE THE FORCE, AND YOU'LL HAVE THE POWER OF THE DARTHAMANIACS BEHIND YOU TOO! AND WHATCHA GONNNNAAA DOOOOOO, WHEN PALPATINE, THE DARK SIDE, JAR JAR BINKS, AND SHITTY DIALOGUE...RUN WILLLLDDDDD ON YOUUUUUUU!!!!!

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST

    3rd act in Clones is shit

    by MattmanReturns

    Stupid video game sequence in the factory, which is just a bunch of CG bullshit with two actors clearly running around a bluescreen stage. The arena scene has too much groan inducing banter between Obi-Wan, Padme, Anakin, and Threepio. The Dooku/Anakin saber fight is cool for about two seconds when Anakin duel wields lightsabers. Then Yoda turns into a fucking pinball.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST

    LORDOFLIGHT, the weird thing about Anakin making C3PO

    by MattmanReturns

    is that he makes it in accordance with standard protocol droid factory design... Threepio looks exactly like every other protocol droid out there. Did Anakin really create him, or did he just order the Build Your Own Protocol Droid kit?

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST

    I must confess

    by savagedave

    I stole that post from HeHateMe, writing in the Grando Calrissian thread from 2003. Good times.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Darth Plagueis? Darth Sidious?

    by spud mcspud

    Fuck, where was Darth Badass? Darth Sneaky? Darth Sinister? Or my personal favourite, the one who knows ALL the plans, Darth Exposition?<P> Fucking hell. Did Lucas ever graduate from high school?? Writes like a fucking dunce...

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST

    darthvedder81

    by spud mcspud

    Yeah, loads of money equals talent. That's why Simon Cowell, who produced Ant and Dec, Zig and Zag and the Mr Blobby singles in the UK, has more money than the Beatles, who produced some of the finest songs ever recorded. Because, obviously, Simon Cowel writes BETTER SONGS. (/irony)<P> I can't believe there are still people out there this fucking stupid. MONEY DOES NOT EQUAL TALENT, YOU DOOFUS!!

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Dvader - given!

    by spud mcspud

    The third act of CLONES is ufcking nonsensical, but it moves quickly and looks REALLY FUCKING COOL. I did dig that ending, very much. And Iain McCaig, who used to paint the FIGHTING FANTASY gamebook covers back in the day, designed the three arena beasts, so at least one awesome artist has appeared at LFL...

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Best parts of ATOC

    by cylon_conspiracy

    <p>OR at least one of the best parts, has to be the Jango Fett/Obi-wan fight on Kimino. The entire Kamino sequence to me was the most classic-SW aspect of the that particular film. Actually most of the film with the exception of anything happening on Geonosis (and obviously, the really awkward romance between Anakin and Padme) is pretty good. </p> <p>The droid factory part and the whole arena battle was the part that bored me to tears and made the Jedi look like punks, but that's just my particular taste.</p>

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 6 p.m. CST

    LORDOFLIGHT about K.Smith

    by cylon_conspiracy

    Maybe Smith knows something that we don't, but just about everything official about the show is that it's going to be darker and much more adult, but still keeping some of the fun adventure aspects of the OT.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST

    ROTS Was Easily the Worst thing in the SW Universe

    by _Maltheus_

    We waited since the 70s to see what could have turned Anakin to darkness and they did nothing to explain it. He goes from being on the fence over who to side with, to immediately going off and slaughtering a bunch of children just cause some dude asked him to??? Even serial killers would have a problem doing that. It made absolutely no sense. And then then there was the ridiculous "nooooo" scene that had the whole theater laughing, at what should have been the most serious moment of all the movies. Jar Jar aside, at least TPM had the best light saber fight of all time (along with some really good music). My rank: V, IV, I, VI, II, III.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 6:18 p.m. CST

    To be fair to ROTS

    by cylon_conspiracy

    <p>When he first becomes Darth and screams "NOOOO!" It was pretty pathetic, but the scene where he is charred up in the lava while Obi-Wan is heartbroken over what's become of Anakin was pretty well done (no pun intended). The Vader scene was regrettable but doesn't ruin the movie for me.</p> <p>As far as his motivation, something to do with Padme is going to die, the Jedi are trying to stop Anakin from learning how to save her, blah blah. He was blinded by love, which is why he went insane and killed the kids.</p> <p>The reason it makes no sense is the Anakin and Padme romance is the most awkward love story ever filmed.</p>

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST

    ...and it's also an echo of when he killed the tusken villagers

    by cylon_conspiracy

    <p>The women. Even the children. He hated them. All of them.</p> <p>They killed his mommy so he killed the entire village.</p> <p>The Jedi were going to let Padme die so he killed THEIR children.</p> <p>Starting with AOTC, it's clear that Anakin is capable of killing little kids.. even if he sniffles a little after and says "I'm better than this."</p> <p>Can you imagine doing that in real life? Taking out a whole group of kids and saying "I know I'm BETTER than this!" and your girlfriend trying to comfort you, then you get to go back to work as a police officer the next day?</p> <p>Maybe the Jedi really were corrupt and needed to be eradicated.</p>

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST

    REBOOT OF 4-6...

    by Zahaladeen

    ...OR I'M A CHINESE JET PILOT.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 6:44 p.m. CST

    STAR WARS is dead to me.

    by Curious Jorge

    George Lucas should be brought in front of a war crimes tribunal and made to answer why he filmed Episodes I, II and III.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 6:57 p.m. CST

    So surprised to hear pple dislike ROTS so much

    by DVader

    Its my favorite of the prequels.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST

    vader it's cuz of association

    by Meadowe

    With the other prequels. Otherwise III would be getting love, or at least a wee bit more.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:19 p.m. CST

    The Phantom Menace was the best of the prequels...

    by TheWaqman

    yeah I said it. All the films had their flaws. That little shit kid and Jar Jar were Phantom Menace's flaws. But it had the sense of adventure and fun that was the closest to the original trilogy when compared to the other two prequels. The second one just had fucking the worst of the worst dialogue and put me to sleep. I can't sit through it. And Revenge of the Sith just had the worst acting and most sporadic moral choices I've seen. Anakin went bad real quick didn't he?

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Anakin was like Two Face to the Dark Knight...

    by TheWaqman

    only with much much shittier acting of course.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:39 p.m. CST

    I STILL rate Lucas above...

    by mrdck

    Jackson, Cameron and JJackass Abrams. Why? Because he was and always will be fucking unique. He built the SW universe from the ground up, and you can still lose yourself entirely in his creation after all these years. The prequels were shitty but, hey, he had every right to do them his way and not pander to demands of pathetic fanboys. There will never be another Lucas.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:43 p.m. CST

    mrdck

    by theKRELL

    i see u r still working the i'm a DICK persona, and to a T. Congrats. signed: your friend

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:47 p.m. CST

    I like Jackson more...

    by TheWaqman

    because LOTR was to me what Star Wars is to many of it's fanboys. Your list sounded good until you threw in JJ Abrams. That guy hasn't done anything good enough to be thrown in there.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Mr. Hold My Dick While I Take a Whizz

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Still being a trolling jackass, I see? DocPazuzu's sure got your number. I'd love to find out who you really are. You cunt.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 8:05 p.m. CST

    There's a difference between...

    by _Maltheus_

    <p>...slaughtering the village that tortured and raped your mom and killing a bunch of kids (not to mention classmates) on the whim of some dude who's clearly trying to manipulate him. Especially since, he seemed to be on the fence about who to help only moments earlier. And why the loyalty to the emperor after it became clear that help couldn't do anything to help?</p> <p>The best "conversion to the dark side" story (with subsequent redemption) was done in Babylon 5 with Londo Mollari. Londo was a more more interesting and sympathetic Darth Vader than Lucas is capable of managing. I couldn't care less about the fate of Anakin, with the way he was portrayed. When Londo found out Morden had been playing him all along, and started flipping his room over, it actually scared me a bit. When Vader had his flip out moment, I laughed.</p>

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 8:08 p.m. CST

    I love Star Wars and don't get the level of hate for the prequel

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Was I disappointed, yes, could I have suggested other ways to do it yeah, but there are some people carrying on like GL did something to their mother, sister and dog.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 8:20 p.m. CST

    TURD AND KRELL...

    by mrdck

    Just how much does Cameron pay you to massage his balls, suck on his helmet and tongue his asshole? Do you all do him simultaneously or take turns? Turd, you should not talk with your mouth full. Gulp down all that Cameron semen before spouting your own. And when Avatar bombs you can suck me off.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 8:26 p.m. CST

    mrdck

    by Jaka

    Wow dude. Unhappy much? You have the power to ignore some you don't like or agree with. Ya know?

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Peter Jackson hate

    by Jaka

    Have the people who hate on PJ ever seen Bad Taste, Meet the Feebles, The Frighteners and particularly Heavenly Creatures? If you're judging him on the LOTR trilogy do you have any idea how difficult it was to pull that off, how hard he worked and how happy it made most of the people who've loved the books for the last fifty years? Because you know, most of those people have never heard of AICN. A vast majority of the people who have seen that trilogy are very happy with either version of it. Now, King Kong, I hate that bloated, uninteresting pile. It should be 90 minutes long. Not three days, or whatever it is. But even if you can't find it in yourself to have an open mind about the LOTR trilogy, have you seen those other films? Because PJ is a very original filmmaker with an extremely personal vision and style. I just don't get the generic hate for this guy. I guess it's just a backlash or something.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Prequel hate is unjustified

    by johnnyg korrupt

    You fuckers just were too young to remember how bad some of the OT was. Even in A new Hope all the shit till they get to the Cantina was boring as fuck. Everything on Endor was crap especially the Ewoks, and the way he ruined Fett was unforgiveable. Now your an adult and have such empty lives that you can spend hours upon hours dissecting every movie you bitch about the prequels. To be honest i liked them. There were parts i hated...naboo, jar jar etc but i'm more shitty about what Lucas DIDN"T give us. eg more Maul, an older kick ass Fett, Vader hunting down the jedi. Go ask any fucking 10 year old if he liked them or not. My 8 year old daughter loves them to death alongside the OT. PS i miss the feeling you get when you know there is a new star wars flick coming out soon. Hell i miss the excitement of lining up to finally see it. Quicker they make more movies the better i say

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    I explained it to you _Maltheus_

    by cylon_conspiracy

    <p>This is the alleged plot of Anakin's rise and fall. The Jedi never understood him, never trusted him to do things on his own, yet at the same time he was more powerful than all of the people on the council. Mix this in with grief over his mother, and the fact that he has to hide his emo love for Padme (live a lie) and he's got a big chip on his shoulder. </p> <p>Then, he gets these "dreams" that Padme is going to die, just like his Mommy, and he starts freaking out because he won't let history repeat itself.</p> <p>All of these elements combined together are supposed to be the reasons that Anakin turned to the dark side. If the writing and acting had been any better, it would have been more convincing and you wouldn't be asking these questions, but GL failed us in that regard.</p> <p>Palpatine was using Anakin's fear of Padme dying for his own ends, he knew that Anakin was so in emo-love with her that he would do ANYTHING to save her... so he told him what he wanted to hear, that together they would figure out how to save her. Somewhere along the way he convinced Anakin that the Jedi were the true evil people, and basically gave Anakin permission to take his revenge for all those years the older Jedi ignored him, didn't trust him, etc. </p> <p>So, Anakin was so terrified of losing Padme that he was not THINKING STRAIGHT... which turned him into the DARK SIDE... which led to killing the kids. It wasn't a "whim" on the Emperor's part.. it was a strategic thing. I think maybe the Emperor even planted those visions of Padme dying in Anakin's head to set up a chain of events that made it a self-fulfilling prophecy.</p> <p>That's my understanding of the plot. If I have it all wrong, please tell me why.</p> <p>The reason it makes no sense is that GL was not able to sell the love story. If he had, we all would have completely understood how Emo-Anakin could have made the choices he made... but he didn't, so they just look awkward and clumsy. It was supposed to be a grand, tragic, Romeo and Juliet type of thing, powerful enough to turn good orphan annie into the Dark Lord of the Sith.</p> <p>At least on paper.</p>

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 8:56 p.m. CST

    ... he also feared the death of his unborn child

    by cylon_conspiracy

    So not only was Padme going to die but so was his child, and I'm sure in his mind, having that child was going to give him an excuse to take a stand and LEAVE the Jedi order. He was not a happy Jedi, he just did what he was told and he resented it, but he convinced himself that it was to help people. What he really wanted was an independent life with Padme and their unborn child, and all of that was now in Jeaopardy, which was enough to set off an emo reaction. And he didn't know he was powerless to save her until after he first puts on the vader suit, which is what the "NOOOO!!!!!" was all about--that NOOO!!!! was that Padme didn't make it. He realized at that point that he made a deal with the devil and it was all for nothing. </p> <p>But, again, GL didn't sell it well enough for it to be clear on the first few viewings.</p> <p>Now I'm gonna watch ANH.</p>

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 9:03 p.m. CST

    A Star Wars movie based on KNOTOR would be awesome

    by orthodox bagpiper

    I always thought the Knights of the Old Republic would lend to an awesome storyline that is separate from the Skywalker saga.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 9:32 p.m. CST

    mrdick..

    by theKRELL

    Drove by your hovel the other day, saw your last name on the mailbox. LICKER, imagine that, MR DICK LICKER. And you named your bastard sons KNEEL and BOB, cause that's what they do! Why so angry DICK, Cameron gave your mom the full $20.00 for the RIM JOB (even though he said she wasn't as good as you)so why so angry MR DICK LICKER?

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Dolby has already said he was wrong on his blog.

    by dailysportspages

    He said movie but meant tv show.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Also they're planning to make an ABC sitcom of that gay jabba th

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    who cares what they make, its gonna suck. George Lucas turned star wars into a star trek geek suckfest. Mc Donald's versions of the original trilogy.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Clones is My Favourite Prequel

    by Autodidact

    For me, Clones is the best prequel. First off it's the middle chapter so we're free to breathe a bit, knowing that we don't have to waste a lot of time on introductions and culminations. Second it has about a half dozen mind-blowingly cool sequences that make up for the 50s space diner, and some of the worst dialogue anyone's ever been paid to write.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    by AnalFissure

    "It's like, people were so desperate to get something worthwhile out of the prequels that they seized on ROTS as the trilogy's "saving grace", and convinced themselves it was infinitely better than it is" Ding ding ding, we have a winner.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Sithdan

    by AnalFissure

    McDiremid was brilliant in ROTJ. However, in Sith his performance was pure panto and the gurning cunt killed one of the film's most pivotal scenes with his cringe-inducing, mongoloid-on-crack-Emperor-parody. "Nooowwahhhh, noooowwahhh, nowwahhhhh....Ultimate Power".Terrible.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Re: theKRELL

    by ArmageddonProductions

    Yeah, George Lucas is set for cash. Considering the sweet deal he made waaaaay back on STAR WARS, he was pretty much what most of us not named "Bill Gates" would consider "set for life" by 1980, but trust me, that hasn't prevented him from milking every single dime he could from audiences back then. Not sure if re-releasing those first six movies in any form would make a lot of bank, at least not for another ten or fifteen years, like he did with the "Special Editions" of the original trilogy back in the Nineties, but I'm sure he's looking at the new TREK movie and thinking ... "Shia LeBouf as 'Han Solo' ... hmmmmmmm. Now, I can finally get rid of the lame Seventies stuff from STAR WARS and and really make that shit EPIC!"</p><p> By the way, you can cite how great STAR WARS was and all the things Lucas has achieved in his alleged career til the cows come home, but I prefer to view him as the Thomas Edison of blockbusters. THX-1138 was a box office dud when it was released, AMERICAN GRAFFITI did well, but is mostly remembered for the plot -- Gloria and Willard Hyuck -- and the music, STAR WARS was the product of all of Lucas's friends who thought he was a joke and leaning on him til he threw out all the dumb shit that wound up in the prequels, as well as Gary Kurtz's refusal to be a yes man and, of course, Lucas being married to the chick who edited TAXI DRIVER, and RAIDERS was born of a bull session between himself, Spielberg and Lawrence Kasdan (not to mention, Spielberg at the heighth of his power and hungry to kick ass being in the director's seat) and ... well, that's really it. He's great at picking people to realize his vague ideas and he's got decent taste in music. And he fucking loves money. Other than that, let's not be so quick to suck him off, eh? Nothing anyone has ever listed in this post has been the "sole vision of George Lucas", he just happens to be the HNIC.

  • Dec. 10, 2009, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Re: One More Thing For You STAR WARS Nerds

    by ArmageddonProductions

    By the way, crack open your STAR WARS Novelizations by "George Lucas" (coff!alandeanfostercoff!). What does it say on the title page? "From The Adventures Of Luke Skywalker". Who was a fucking GIRL in the original script. So this whole "Oh, Lucas always planned this to be about Anakin Skywalker and it was always gonna be nine movies" shit is like saying "Jimi Hendrix always planned on entering rehab after Woodstock".

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 12:04 a.m. CST

    The nine movies thing

    by Jaka

    He may not ALWAYS have planned it that way. But I have printed material from before Jedi saying that was "the plan".

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 12:07 a.m. CST

    ArmageddonProductions

    by cylon_conspiracy

    Obviously you sent some fan fiction to GL with the hopes that he would read it, love it, and fly you up to Skywalker Ranch, give you a personal tour, and cast you as the son of Han and Leia in Episode 7, but it didn't pan out. I grieve for your loss.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 12:14 a.m. CST

    ArmageddonProductions

    by DrMorbius

    I am not a Star Wars Nerd. My post to you was sarcasm, sometimes hard to convey in a missive. There should be a universal symbol to denote such, like * possibly.<P>And early drafts show it was originally Luke Starkiller, was it not?

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Waqman agreed on TPM being best prequel

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Jake Lloyd was not really a problem since how else is a 12 year old kid uspposed to act, he was less annoying than Hayden's midst of voice-drop acting. But then there was Jar Jar. Still Liam Neeson is a better lead than any of those unlikable assholes of the other two.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 12:23 a.m. CST

    If your post is longer than 20 lines you have

    by MacReady452

    problems. JettL owns your asses.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Qui Gon was the best part of TPM

    by cylon_conspiracy

    It's a shame he didn't survive the rest of the prequels, but you can't have Anakin, Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon all as the main heroes of the films.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 12:55 a.m. CST

    MacReady452

    by cylon_conspiracy

    Better 20 lines that make a point than one that's just taking up space.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 1:04 a.m. CST

    cylon_conspiracy

    by Jaka

    Totally agree. This ain't twitter. Some of us actually want to discuss films, not just berate the people who don't agree with us.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 1:39 a.m. CST

    I hope its a non star wars movie

    by Potatino

    I remember reading an interview with lucus before the prequels came out and he was saying something about how he'de like to make experimental movies after star was. Ihope thats what he does. A non star wars, non indianna movie. Something wierd and experimental. That I would watch. A new Star Wars no so much.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 2:19 a.m. CST

    The prequels sucked

    by ratpack223

    Episode II is the worst SW movie ever. We shouldn't be on this site, since Harry pushed that piece of shit when it came out.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 2:48 a.m. CST

    Star Wars is dead.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    The awesome original trilogy got fucked. Three times.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Judging from this talkback, and the ROTJ one

    by Drsambeckett1984

    Star Wars is far from dead.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST

    in the new movie, Darth Vader gets...HYPERACTIVE!!!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 12:24 p.m. CST

    I'd love to see SW rebooted by Jar Jar Abrams...

    by AsimovLives

    ... the same way he did for Star Trek. The fucker would need to go to a FBI witness protection program-like thing to escape the wrath of the geeks. It's all fun and games when it's Star Trek being fucked up. But Star Wars... God fobids!!

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST

    JJ did direct a SW movie

    by cylon_conspiracy

    It came out this year, it was called Star Trek, and it was a remake of the OT. It was also awesome. I'd have no problem with him directing an official SW film.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 8 p.m. CST

    This is the guy who writes comic books?

    by cylon_conspiracy

    <p>saying he won't do stuff that's aimed towards children?</p> <p>Anyway, I know he was possibly going to be involved as a writer but that was a couple years ago. Every bit of info that has come out since then has said the series is going to be darker and more adult. At one point "Sopranos meets Deadwood" so we'll see.

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Bullshit......

    by ZodNotGod

    All you cunts bitch, but every goddamn one of you would pay money to see it, just like you own the prequel DVDs. Such lying fuckers.

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Far to many haters on here....

    by Arturo

    No matter if you love Star Wars or hate Star Wars the FACT remains that George Lucas changed the movie world forever...

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Betcha its more sucktastic prequels!

    by Violator90

    Lucas has been riding the coat tails of Star Wars for decades, and only new Star Wars movies he can make are shitty ass versions of the original versions! Shit, with all the books, comics and games of Star Wars I would have thought it would be easy to pick a story and do it. The prequels were something a 5-yr old wrote on the weekend. Hell, Lucas' ego won't let any one else with good writing skills AND imagination do an entirely new Star Wars story. Lucas can choke on a smoked turkey and those 15 chins of his can weigh will be 16 by the end of this year.

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 8:42 p.m. CST

    the only Star Wars moment..

    by nolan bautista

    ..in the prequels(this includes audience reaction):Yoda wielding a lightsaber on screen for the first time..the audience went nuts! it reminded me of the reaction when Han saved the day in Episode IV back in 1977

  • Dec. 13, 2009, 12:44 a.m. CST

    give us EPISODE VII

    by inthetrenches

    it must happen. PLEASE

  • Dec. 13, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    What I would really want to see...

    by ObiBen

    ...is a 2h prequel about Ackbar struggling to get dressed in the morning. Now I'd buy THAT for 2$!

  • Dec. 14, 2009, 4:07 a.m. CST

    ObiBen

    by spud mcspud

    IT'S A TRAP!!!

  • Dec. 14, 2009, 5:01 a.m. CST

    yes

    by DioxholsterReturns

    yes

  • Dec. 14, 2009, 10 a.m. CST

    Spud

    by ObiBen

    He-he-he...Only, in a muffled voice, with his big claws thrashing around before knocking himself unconscious on the mirror. Komedy gold!

  • March 29, 2010, 11:48 a.m. CST

    YES

    by JoshBelcher

    yes YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!......................(uses inhaler)...YES YEs!

  • March 29, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Are you sure?

    by orcus

    YES!

  • May 26, 2010, 11:34 p.m. CST

    by scruffy_nerfherder93

    I think that George Lucas needs to get into the production of episode VII!!

  • May 27, 2010, 7:59 a.m. CST

    That'll never happen

    by orcus

    Even though he went on the record of stating the saga was 9 parts