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John Ary: The Characters I Want to See in Episode VII!!

Published at: Nov. 20, 2012, 5:33 a.m. CST

John Ary here with a few thoughts about Episode VII.

As a 34 year old fan of the original trilogy, I hold a cautious optimism that the new film will indeed not suck. Several of the non-Lucas Star Wars projects in the last few years have gone a long way in repairing some of the damage done by the prequels.

When you look at the work done on The Clone Wars animated series, a few of the video game projects including the upcoming Star Wars 1313, and various installments of the expanded universe in literature and comics, you'll find some great stories and characters that could also work well in a cinematic sense. As someone who patiently awaits a new installment of the series, I have compiled a short list of characters that I would love to see brought to life on the big screen.

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  • Nov. 20, 2012, 5:38 a.m. CST

    First

    by Jeff

    Ever

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 5:46 a.m. CST

    As a 34 year old Virgin

    by Redhead_Redemption

    There I fixed the first line for you john

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 5:49 a.m. CST

    Van Lee Cleef??

    by paint163

    Jesus man..........

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 5:50 a.m. CST

    My picks

    by photoboy

    The Gonk robot C3-PO's missing gold leg Chad Vader The Ooba-Ooba mid-wife droid Chief Chirpa Stormtrooper #7

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 5:58 a.m. CST

    lol redhead redemption

    by Bobo_Vision

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 6:13 a.m. CST

    DENGAR?! Get a fucking grip.

    by Cpt Kirks 2pay

    Dengar will be in his bloody Zimmerframe in this film he'll be so old! Get the fuck out of here you bloody idiot! And don't gimme this "Oh the main characters are old so why not?" Dengar was much more minor and less important than the main characters, we don't need an old fuddy duddy like him in this, not when we can have NEW, YOUNG characters and villains. Dick!

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 6:14 a.m. CST

    @mariusxe Clone Wars uses EU locations and characters.

    by Drsambeckett1984

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 6:22 a.m. CST

    redhead_redemption

    by John Ary

    You win the No Prize for that one. Well done sir.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 6:27 a.m. CST

    Stepping outside the box, John Ary. Me lika dis.

    by Deceased Fan

    Eschewing the rumor mill and just having some fun. Good job. (Please forgive me for the Boss Nass. Sometimes you can't unlearn what you have learned.)

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 6:33 a.m. CST

    I'll just post my list

    by Jared Bond

    -young luke on hologram -ghost of yoda -R2D2, but with a robot other than C3PO (maybe not even R2D2, but same model, slightly different sounds) -at least one ewok (real midget in bear suit) -maybe a few subtle throwbacks to OT background characters -the rest new -some other part of the galaxy -will never happen

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Why the F

    by Uridium

    Why the fuck does every two bit nobody that ever appeared for a couple of seconds in any of the films or books/comics/whatever, have to have a backstory that includes one of the main players in SW. Fucking Dengar has his whole existance defined by being injured while 'Swoop racing' Han Solo when they were young..... Who writes this crap?

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 6:39 a.m. CST

    I like your picks there John...

    by Jason

    Well thought out in terms of what they could do to make a compelling story arc, rather than a "wouldn't it be super-sweet if..." kinda rationale. Takes full advantage of the breadth of character types in this universe. My #1 pick is also Luke Skywalker, but they really have to give him some meaty stuff for him to do, not just battle sith after sith. That right there is what I perceive to be an issue with the new trilogy, the marketing people will insist on too much lightsabre monotony at the expense of an interesting story to sustain 3 films. It would be great if they realised that we got all the lightsabre fights we'd ever need in the PT and let the galaxy be a more realistic, bounty-hunter-y, smuggler-y, space battle-y affair. Right now is the best time for the new trilogy because it currently is nothing but pure possibility and nothing has been sullied yet. (please have Billy Dee come back too, and Admiral Ackbar) :)

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Jar Jar Binks

    by deathvalley69

    will return. I have it on authority because Mark Hamilton told me.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 6:47 a.m. CST

    How can you not have the return of Boba Fett!!!!!

    by Professor_Bedlam

    Even Lucas admitted he made a mistake in killing him off the way he did!!!! Boba is coming back!!!!

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 6:49 a.m. CST

    I just want the Force back.

    by TheManBehindTheMask

    Some EU characters are cool and all. But I don't want a generic vilain of week. I want a story that wraps things together. Not just a new cool looking Sith coming out of nowhere or some imperial forces fighting for the glory of their dead Emperor. Those are ok ideas for a TV series or standalone movies. But for the Sequel Trilogy, I want more than recycled ideas. I want the concept of the Force being the center of the trilogy. I want things like: Luke not wanting to use the Force again because it's too dangerous. If Sith and Jedi are "keepers of the Force" then what happens to the Force when there are no more "keepers"? Could the Force itself be a threat for the galaxy this time? I know I put myself in a dangerous hype with this kind of ideas that belong more in a SciFi universe than a space opera. But well, I can't help but hoping for something special rather than reclycling old ideas.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 6:49 a.m. CST

    "Van Lee Cleef"?

    by JonJonB9

    That was intentional, right, I get a prize for spotting it?

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 7:04 a.m. CST

    This is a stupid list. No offense

    by PHUCKO

    C'baoth and Thrawn will only work if they do Zahn's trilogy (which they said they're not) Voort saBinring and Ketch tread too close to Jar Jar Binks territory. Nobody wants to see a biomechanical ewok. Sorry. I'd like to see them go with characters like Corran Horn, Kyp Durron, Talon Karrde, Mara Jade, Boba Fett who have survived multiple story arcs and are good supporting characters.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Lobot.

    by DarthBlart

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 7:12 a.m. CST

    The Crying Ewok.

    by Deceased Fan

    A Revenge Tale.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 7:14 a.m. CST

    What's this "sir" stuff?

    by MovieManStill

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 7:14 a.m. CST

    EU does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    As a massive fan of the Star Wars movies, but having never read any expanded universe books or seen any clone wars cartoons, I have to say wow - what a fucking load of crap. I'd heard the EU stuff was weak but listening to Ary's *best of the EU* characters was shocking. A Gam Guard called Piggy who was educated by the Emperor and now flies for the rebels?!?! Dengar the toilet roll head was best man at Boba Fetts wedding??!?!?! Keetch the Ewok pilot?! Please. Let none of this come to pass in Ep VII.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 7:15 a.m. CST

    Lucas DID use EU characters/planets in the prequels..

    by darthwaz1

    Coruscant & Aayla Secura..

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Coruscant was created by Lucas and was gonna be in ANH

    by performingmonkey

    It was originally called Alderaan then they changed that to Leia's home planet once they realised they couldn't pull off a huge city planet. It was also considered for ROTJ. This was all before EU used the idea. Btw NO fucking EU in the new episodes, please.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 7:27 a.m. CST

    ...live like Buddist monks...

    by AndoSoundsLikeAMong

    Because they don't get married. Right?

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Coruscant was EU... lightning absorbed by lightsaber...EU.

    by Ali Kerim Bey

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 7:30 a.m. CST

    I just want to see Luke and Leia.

    by Pat

    More specifically, I want to see Mark Hamill and Carrie Fischer as Luke and Leia eating a bowl of "Endorian" chicken wings with Harrison Ford as Han Solo standing in a doorway covering his eyes and shaking his head in disgust. "Only the Skywalkers..." Then cut to something dark sidey.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 7:33 a.m. CST

    C'mon dojo!

    by Deceased Fan

    Surely ALL massive Star Wars fans know that Boba Fett was the best man at Dengar's wedding!! Duh! At least it happened in my back yard. Do you Dengar take Hammer Head to be your lawfully wedded husband? (They were way ahead of the game in '82.)

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 7:40 a.m. CST

    You want Han Solo and Luke, but not Leia?

    by TinDrummer

    Ouch.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 7:40 a.m. CST

    alien

    by Vince

    painting someone blue doesn't make an alien. And he's a nice chap?! Bad choice. Painting a pig green, ditto.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 7:42 a.m. CST

    paint163 and jonjonb9

    by John Ary

    No Prizes to you guys for my boneheaded swap of Van and Lee. Good catch.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 7:43 a.m. CST

    I would like to see rubber Yoda, rubber Jabba, rubber Bantha, and Boba Fett with strings

    by sasquatch_with_a_swatch_watch

    in other words, Star Wars, when it had old fashioned character and charm, before computers killed all that and took the anarchy fun and possibility out of motion pictures

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Luke's severed hand running around as a Bounty Hunter

    by NightArrows

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 7:45 a.m. CST

    I want more ethic stereotypes....

    by Smerdyakov

    So far we've made fun of Jews, blacks, and Chinese. How about a drunken Irish x-wing pilot or an Italian Storm trooper who carries his lunch in his pocket?

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 7:53 a.m. CST

    where are the cool new Sith characters?...Sith rule!

    by Titus05

    cool list John Ary!...I like most of them except for the E-wok

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Ugh

    by robertplant

    *puke*

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxPs82OO-ZM

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Holy shit! Capt Kirks 2pay

    by DocPazuzu

    Now there's a name I haven't heard since....

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 8 a.m. CST

    "Storm's coming, Ani"-lady from Ep1

    by Colonel_Blimp

    Obviously.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 8:03 a.m. CST

    They could recast Dengar with Carrie Fisher

    by Polyphenus

    Seriously, her Slave Leia days are long behind her...

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 8:09 a.m. CST

    PREQUEL REBOOT!

    by Ironhorse

    After 7, 8 and 9 are done and don't suck.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Please let there be NO SITH in these movies..

    by darthwaz1

    If Anakins purpose was to get rid of the sith & restore balance then it would render the whole Anakin/Vader arc pointless if more sith start showing up!

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 8:20 a.m. CST

    ...the damage done by the prequels??? FUCK OFF!

    by Dan

    Good Gawd find something new! This is NOT speaking for everyone so cram that noise!

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Robert Redford as Dash Rendar!

    by Stephen

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Third JAWA on the Right would make a great band name...

    by Dan

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 8:24 a.m. CST

    I'd like to see an IG-88 feature....

    by Darren

    IG-88 eventually uploads his consciousness into a computer core destined for Death Star II. He succeeded in being uploaded, and was preparing to activate his program to take over all droids in the galaxy when it was destroyed. With his consciousness in the Death Star II, he would literally become the Death Star.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Please, no bounty hunters.

    by buggerbugger

    Seriously, what a fucking bore of an idea. Am I right in thinking that there are more bounty hunters in the SW galaxy than any other profession? The new movie needs Luke in a Qui-Gon/Obi-Wann capacity - being bumped off at some point - and the droids. Everything else is up for grabs. Good guys as underdogs against an overwhelming force, like the original trilogy. Part of the reason why the prequels sucked such massive amounts of shit is that, for the most part, the goods guys were on top, with the bad guys starting at a disadvantage. Bad guys as underdogs = fucking stupid. The new bad guy needs to be called Darth Scrumptious. DARTH. SCRUMPTIOUS.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Sidious, Plagueis and Tyranus

    by MustGoFaster

    As red force ghosts having lightsaber fights with blue force ghosts.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 8:37 a.m. CST

    love ya Ary but your SW choices sucked.

    by nametaken

    Dengar? an old man who looks like he just escaped an infirmary? BORING. plus anakin showed the jedi order how wrong their rigid stance was, luke would obviously restart the order with love being okay.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Sidious, Plagueis, Tyranus, Maul

    by Stephen

    seriously what happened to the imagination? Darth Vader is an awesome name and it came from outta nowhere. These all sound like Harry Potter names. I always hated that stupid Harry Potter shit where they put an -us on the end of the word and suddenly its a MAGIC word. If you asked someone what a Vader was in 1975 they wouldve guessed a vaccuum cleaner or something. If you asked someone what a Plagueis was that wouldve said "a plague?"

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 8:41 a.m. CST

    As a 38 year old fan from the original trilogy days

    by kwisatzhaderach

    I can safely say it is 'fans' like John Ary that have done damage to the Star Wars brand, not the prequels themselves. The prequels are going to look like Lawrence of Arabia compared to what Disney comes up with.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Essentials

    by Brian

    Bring back old characters SPARINGLY. No more winks and nods. I wanna see IG-88 and handful of other bounty hunters. I want to see 1-2 Yoda-type dudes, but not a flesh-colored Yodas, that was gross. I want to see alien species we've seen before, but not characters we've seen before. Oh, and a resurgence of Mandalorian Commandos may be in order... and immediately spun off into it's own movie with Boba Fett getting cloned and made young again. Ummm, no Jawas or Ewoks. More astromech droids. Less chatty cunt droids. Oh, and lightsaber fights.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 8:42 a.m. CST

    What I would like for another Star Wars series

    by HornOrSilk

    Sandpeople: A Rock Opera... Ok. Maybe not.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Star Wars VII: The Search for Earth

    by HornOrSilk

    After a fleet of Death Stars take out most of the biological life in the known universe, the last, few remaining life forms team together to go and find a rumored paradise, where all machines will be destroyed: Earth.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 8:45 a.m. CST

    No more "coincidents" in SW, please, like

    by gerry derboven

    Darth/Anakin making Threepio, Jango Fett the father of Boba, Dengar speeching on Boba's wedding , where Solo was thrown out of because he was fingering Jabba's sister or whatever... This could be a fantastic opportunity to start fresh. i'm all for bringing Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, Lando and the bots back but only to tie things together. The jedi Academy is a good idea but not like they did in the novels. keep the idea but run with it, make them discover a Sith planet or something and have the younglings fight for the survival of the New Republic. I mean, i think that , if you listen what the fans want, you just have this unbelievable big universe to play with. That said, I 'm pretty sure they will enlist some unknown, young director who is malleable enough to listen to the Kennedy/Lucas two headed hydra but brings a new visual style. But I hope they don't. i hope they don't want to "reinvent" Star Wars", with Zack Snyder type visuals , Bourne like melee fights with shaky cam and Simpson/Family Guy meta humor. Star Wars needs to be a grand, operatic, old style swashbuckling adventure. What a strange feeling to be enthousiastic and apprehensive at the same time, like looking forward to first time sex with a hot girl but fearing you'll "underperform" (I'll explain later, John Ary) I'm 40, Star Wars has always been a very big thing for me and i can't take another disspointment like The Phantom Menace . I fucking flew from Belgium to New York to see that and that crushed feeling.... i will never shake off... AAanyway. May The Force Be With Us.

  • Back in my day, we only had a thousand CG shots per film and they were shot in 2D! Not this crappy three thousand CG shot fake looking shit and 3D filming!

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 8:54 a.m. CST

    That was supposed to say

    by Dranem

    I wonder if kids who grew up with the prequels and love them will be as whiny of bitches about the Sequel Trilogy as some OT fans are of the prequels

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Wow, this list comprised of fanwank garbage.

    by Harlock999

    Redhead_Redemption had it right. So did Cobra--Kai. Sometimes I am truly shocked at the utter naivete and (quite frankly) idiocy of some of the more extreme science fiction fans. This list was equivalent to hoping Kirk, Spock, and Khan all team up to fight the Borg in a future Star Trek flick. You know, with help from Worf's granddaddy. Unfortunately, it's people like this guy who have caused Lucas to continually give the finger to most of the "silent majority." Goddamn, that video was embarrassing...

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Um, yeah, I needed to insert the word "was" in there...

    by Harlock999

    ...between "this list" and "comprised of fanwank garbage." Oh well.

  • and if anyone kills Han, it should be Fett. After the debacle of getting "taken out" by a bit of slapstick comedy and sitting in a sarlaac for a while, that choice is the only one that makes sense.

  • ...just regular guys wearing pigface helmets and fatsuits. And they're pissed. With an untranslated, "Rarrrrgh, Piggy smash puny everybody!", Piggy rips off Threepio's head...

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 8:57 a.m. CST

    redhead_redemption

    by GulDucati

    LOL dude, LOL! Actually he's far from a virgin, he was getting his dick sucked by two hot chicks while compiling that list of Star Wars expanded universe characters he'd love to see in the next movie.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 8:59 a.m. CST

    nametaken

    by GulDucati

    " luke would obviously restart the order with love being okay." HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 9 a.m. CST

    I had sex with John Ary last week.

    by Deceased Fan

    He REALLY likes toys.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 9:07 a.m. CST

    New Jedi Order

    by MJAYACE

    Should be the only EU they could consider (if any at all). It was pretty epic, Chewie died, Han and Leia's kid died. No sith and the remaining empire, the Jedi and republic had to work together to defeat the greater threat. Plus it was pretty "hard". Check out the novel "Star by Star" by Troy Denning. in my opinion still one of the best Star Wars anything. Oh, and Harry and team shafted poor John Ary. He doesn't even get a black highlight login! Hahahah. In all seriousness, I am hoping they do a completely original story.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 9:10 a.m. CST

    I always hate the idea of luke starting a school

    by Stephen

    its prequel shit. The good guys are the government. Politics. Overconnected continuity. Doesn't work. You need the rebellion aspect with the overwhelming odds and the mystery.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 9:20 a.m. CST

    mothra vs. world

    by Micah

    I like Darth Maul. I know that he had a good run, so he is prolly out. Ewoks are cool too. The warden from superjail would be a nice change of pace.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Why has no one mentioned Wedge Antilles???

    by kindofabigdeal

    He fired on the Death Star II first. I'd like to see what kind of offspring he would have. He is one of the undersung heroes of the war. Having said that we should see Jabba's son. The guy who loses his arm in the cantina. A guy who fights wampa's in cage matches. Dash Rendar cameo, played by Tom Selleck. The droid who tortures other droids at Jabba's Palace. That hot chick who plays one of Padme's handmaidens. That little girl (grown up into a hotty) from the Ewok Adventure. She would obviously be decked out in an animal fur bikini.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 9:35 a.m. CST

    zorba the hutt please. voiced by ian mckellan

    by Stephen

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 9:36 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    space-jesus, you are right about the shoehorning in of characters and coincidences from the OT into the PT... C3PO being buillt by Darth Vader, REALLY?!?!?! I didnt mind the cameo-tastic fan service of the pod race, where we saw quick glimpses of Jawa's, Sand People, Cantine Band and Jabba - that was quite fun and worked well to raise some extra grins within the hi-octance sequence. Baby Boba and his pappy Jango I really didnt need though. *G'day Obi Wan. Psst, Boba. Dont let him see you do it but I left the bathroom ajar with my armor showing right next to that jedi. Go close the door, nice and subtle like little mate. Yeah, think we got away with it.*

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 9:37 a.m. CST

    I want exactly NONE of those characters in the sequel trilogy

    by Vicconius

    Mara Jade maybe... but that's it.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 9:40 a.m. CST

    I think Luke would 'liberalize' the Jedi Order

    by EjkoUSC

    He cant just remake the old Jedi Order as-was because they were a gang of cold, unfeeling, cocky, unimaginative crusty old farts who wouldnt know a Sith Master plan if it was literally TOLD to them by a Sith (see Dooku to Obi-Wan Ep II). The Jedi also got too cold and unfeeling, unwilling to simply accomodate and adjust to the Chosen Ones needs. I think Luke will see that in order to cut down on frustrated Jedi hormones and needs, the Jedi will need to cool it a little. Allow for children. Allow marriage. No more abducting babies, telling the baby's family "it's an honor" and then cutting ties between Jedi and their birth family. Being a Jedi will be voluntary and you will NOT be raised as a Jedi from birth. There will be an age minimum, not an age maximum. The Old Jedi kids probably made Anakin feel like an outcast loser from the onset. The Jedi were so stupid.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 9:40 a.m. CST

    R5-D4, and the remains of Uncle Owen.

    by Jodo_Kast

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 9:41 a.m. CST

    What about a buddy robot movie with Lobot and R4D4?

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    Heartbeeps in space.

  • haha remember when they did that shit in TMNT and made the foot clan all robots? Don't let those kids see no murders now! I was super disappointed when the clones showed up and they were good guys. I mean the movie was called Attack of the Clones, not Clones to the Rescue!

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 9:42 a.m. CST

    And by the way, it's LEE VAN Cleef

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    Some things are worth going back and correcting.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Cad Bane & Thrawn would be incredible...

    by ganymede3010

    If they were smart they allow these two characters to make their big screen debut.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 9:45 a.m. CST

    All these suggestions are good..

    by JAGUART

    because any reasoned, enthusiastic and creative idea is gonna be better than what that clueless fuck gave us.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Definitely Wedge

    by Vicconius

    He could be a General or Admiral in the new movies. Wouldn't be the same without him.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Who do I want in this?

    by Reasonaxe

    Simple. Even if it's just one scene, Ewan McGregor as a spirit Obi Wan appearing to Luke. Give him a little makeup to make him look older and you're good to go. Connects the 2 trilogies a little more. He started to look the part with his beard and hair in Episode III.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 9:54 a.m. CST

    As a 35 yo bald and cute man...

    by Ditko

    I must confess that now that George Lucas is gone, I kinda miss him. LucasFilm died in 2012.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 9:57 a.m. CST

    vetepalapinga

    by Reasonaxe

    haha read my comment like 4 up

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 9:58 a.m. CST

    They used a few EU characters and concepts in the films

    by rev_skarekroe

    Aayla Secura, the name "Coruscant," Quinlan Vos (mentioned but not seen), Dash Rendar's ship (in the Star Wars special edition), etc. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Expanded_Universe#Lucas.27s_use_of_the_Expanded_Universe

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 10 a.m. CST

    That said, they should ignore all the post-Jedi EU stuff

    by rev_skarekroe

    I think most of it is worse than the prequels, frankly.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 10 a.m. CST

    Trioculus or GTFO

    by Stephen

  • The bigger franchise in movie history. The budget will be $200 million. And they hire indie people? I know the director hasn't been named, but I keep hearing he's on the list and as the bigger names drop off one by one, he'll end up with it. It'll be like Spider-Man. They give a big budget franchise to an indie director whose movie wasn't a big hit. And Webb's Spider-Man was way too safe and bland. We don't want a safe Star Wars movie. We want a kick ass Star Wars movie. I really wish instead of one guy doing the trilogy, they would let a director direct one movie each. The big name directors would jump at that in a second. But they don't want to direct three movies.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 10:05 a.m. CST

    BLAH BLAH BLAH

    by D.Vader

    Gotta justify that paycheck from Harry, I suppose.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Wait, these guys are paid?

    by Brian Hopper

  • oh and FBI guys love the cock.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 10:11 a.m. CST

    FACT!

    by UltraTron

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Of course they're paid, M6Y

    by D.Vader

    If they weren't, I don't think Harry would have come as close to bankrupting AICN as he did.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 10:12 a.m. CST

    cobb05 He also wrote Toy Story 3 which was huge.

    by Stephen

    and Marc Webb's 500 Summers was in theaters for a very long time. it did well I'm sure. ASM still sucked tho.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Yeah Cobb05, TOY STORY 3... not so Indie afterall

    by D.Vader

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Dengar! Are you mental? And then he goes on... egad!

    by T

    Yeah, why didn't we ever get some clone on clone action? The Clones Vs The Droid Wars is what we got.

  • HAHA! All on you dude, of course you'd be disappointed...duh... over-hype much?

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Aren't we setting ourselves up for inevitable disappointment?

    by Mel Garga

    I did this with the prequels. My friends and I would run through potential plot lines for stories leading up to Ep.IV. And then there was the immaculate conception of Anakin. I just want to sit back and enjoy an original story. Thanks in advance.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Wu

    by T

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Wiz Tango Fett will

    by T

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Wiz Tango Fett will

    by T

  • I'm going to thread the needle, Toaster!

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 10:32 a.m. CST

    If they weren't in the Original Trilogy....

    by vorlonkosh

    I don't want to see them, unless they are new creations. We need to proceed as if I, II and III never happened. The EU stuff needs to remain outside the films, as most of it is cheap-novel garbage.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 10:37 a.m. CST

    They MUST have a Biggs prequel at some point

    by Stephen

    Also I want a Nien Numb origin story

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 10:37 a.m. CST

    vorlonkosh

    by GulDucati

    ditto

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Why do they have to bring in anyone but the original cast?

    by AlienFanatic

    Seriously, I think the wide universe is cool and all that but I'd much rather see Arndt create original, interesting characters than re-hash fan favorites. Everyone has an opinion on how so-and-so should be portrayed, and it's almost never the way it appears on screen. I mean, look at WTF happened to Boba Fett in the prequels! Just let Arndt use the Star Wars canvas, dabble with a few primary colors (actors), and then let him open up a new can of paint and create something really fun and new. The last thing I want to see is cameos by characters that have only existed in the books and video games.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 10:46 a.m. CST

    booger T, are you referring to Maxi Biggs the Force?

    by kindofabigdeal

    I want to see the "hit the nose" robots again. Except not so much slapstick comedy as just regular dudes getting the job done.

  • I know, that's mean, but even the "ugly tree" analogy seems insufficient for what Carrie's done to herself since Jedi wrapped. It's as though, every day for the past 30 years, she downed a fifth of Tequila before paying some homeless guy to hit her in the face with a Wicket bat. I saw a TMZ video a couple weeks ago with the caption "Carrie Fisher" and I wondered why they were interviewing her dog.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 10:51 a.m. CST

    kindofabigdeal is that his full name?

    by Stephen

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Here's how they should use Han Solo

    by petek66

    After a bitter split from Leia, Han is now a grouchy, washed-up old man who runs a bar on some planet so full of scum and villainy that Mos Eisley looks like paradise in comparison. But the New Republic needs his connections and/or ship and/or skills for some impending threat and Leia is reluctantly dispatched to seek him out. Looking most out of place, she enters his bar accompanied by a couple of droid escorts. From behind the bar, Han looks over and calls out "Hey, we don't serve your kind in here!" Leia sighs, looks to her droid companions and says, "Wait outside, I can handle this." to which Han snarls, "I wasn't talking to the droids!" Gotta return to that crackling tension between characters that was missing to a certain extent in Return of the Jedi.

  • women in supporting roles only. women support the dicks.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Uhm, Dengar was on Jabba's sail barge in ROTJ

    by KingDingaLing

    You could get away with Ep VII starting with Boba Fett found in the sand along a smoldering sail barge and go from there. Palpatine's dark force was also on the way to Coruscant to be cloned. Mc Dirmid would not need makeup at his regeneration.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Just Luke. Nobody else.

    by Doctor_Strangepork

    Han would have fucked off years ago. I don't want to see Grandpa Han and a gray Chebacca sitting in one of those sterile, CGI apartment rooms from the prequels talking about the good old days. Maybe Leia if you've got something for her to do and you're not just shoving shit in because Carrie Fisher is still alive. Maybe we could see a Mandalorian or two because the armor is so well designed. They already have hundreds of aliens they can recycle to maintain the illusion of a cohesive universe. Other than that, I want all new shit.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 11:13 a.m. CST

    A 2nd kid has come forward and said he was buttfucked by Elmo

    by Bobo_Vision

    And he said it didn't tickle o_0

  • Only because it sounded child like, innocent, and fun. And it was before Jar Jar really started to get on your nerves. Other than that, I have no idea what other 'Biggs' your referring to.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 11:20 a.m. CST

    I'd like to see a character that is neither Jedi or Sith, Light or Dark.

    by kindofabigdeal

    Someone so powerful and beyond the petty squabbles of the past. Someone who represents a force like the Nothing from Neverending Story. Or like Galactus. Except not a cloud monster. A being who believes that the galaxy needs to be cleansed in order to start over new. This will cause whatever new Jedi we introduce to team up with whatever hidden Sith they might also want to introduce. A threat so great that armies, technology, nor the Force itself can protect you from. To defeat it they must first learn the orgins of this menace and go on a quest across the galaxy to find a way to stop it. Make it a journey filled with the deaths of many of it's key players. Make the audience feel like no one is safe, and anyone can die at any given moment.

  • What a bunch of crap.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 11:27 a.m. CST

    You're ALL the victims of a hoax!

    by Sluggolicious

    These movies are going to SUCK simply because they do not need to exist. So cash-grabs and audience pandering is what you fan-boys want well, by god, that's what we're going to give you! The mystique of the original trilogy was it's self-contained arc. Star Wars was NOT a serial - it was a story about a farm boy who, by chance, stumbled into a huge world and ends up saving it - but now it's time to move on. This will be some shitty sci-fi pablum with Star Wars slapped on the poster (like the last Start Trek) just to make sure the idiot fans come rushing in to happily throw their money away. Star Wars was over after Jedi (the prequels were a disturbing nightmare that I've all but erased from my mind). All the morons circle-jerking in anticipation of another movie should be ashamed of themselves.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 11:31 a.m. CST

    If it actually happened, Bobo

    by D.Vader

    When the first accuser recants his accusations and gives back the settlement money, THEN recants his recant bc a second person steps forward bc they "just recently realized" what horrible things happened to them, then it sounds like they're untrustworthy and lying to begin with. None of us know the truth, but right now, I'd say the accusers don't look good.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 11:35 a.m. CST

    wait wait wait elmo buttfuck what?

    by Stephen

    I missed this

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 11:39 a.m. CST

    No love for Sy Snootles?

    by Joey Stars

  • I think we've reached a plateau with the director debate.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Wow. Speaking of changing the subject.

    by Deceased Fan

    Can we not judge Elmo until all the facts come out. Think of the children.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST

    No, Bobo, Elmo resigned bc its impossible to dodge now

    by D.Vader

    When you've been accused twice of underage sex, even if you're innocent, that's something that's going to haunt you and the Sesame Street brand for years. There are parents that will vow never to watch Sesame Street again, no matter if its true or not. That stigma just won't go away. You can say its evidence of his guilt, but I see it as doing what's best for the brand no matter what (and he could have been pressured to do so too). There's no argument that the first kid was fucked, yes. But there is an argument as to when it happened and whether it was consensual. The kid said he was underage. Elmo says no, it was legal. The kid settles. Then the kid *recants* his accusation and GIVES BACK the settlement money. That suggests it was all a lie to begin with and the kid's better nature got the best of him.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Guess Elmo won't be in the new Star Wars.

    by kindofabigdeal

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Perhaps you are right, deceased.

    by D.Vader

    Perhaps you are right. It just seems like its reaching is all.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Right, Bobo. So none of us know the truth.

    by D.Vader

    Exactly.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 12:06 p.m. CST

    And actually, I think your timeline is wrong

    by D.Vader

    Everything I've read suggests the 2nd man came forward and then the first recanted his recanting. Its a lil bit confusing.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Or not..

    by D.Vader

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Elmo will survive.

    by Deceased Fan

    He's bigger than this.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Now this, is butt raping!" "I feel a great disturbance in my cornhole.

    by kindofabigdeal

    "Your a rapist?" "My name is Elmo and I'm a person, er, puppet." "You better stop your friends betting or I'll end up raping him too."

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 12:22 p.m. CST

    LT. Frank Drebin Police Squad

    by Kal-EL84

    Theres nothing to see here please!!!!!

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 12:27 p.m. CST

    I hope everyone has adblock

    by animas

    this site gets more advertising hits for every stupid star wars NON-ARTICLE because it is easier than coming up with actual movie news.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 12:42 p.m. CST

    creepythinmandestroys

    by John Ary

    Glad to help!

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 12:55 p.m. CST

    No one is going to kill Han

    by Adam Jones

    He will more likely sacrifice himself to save his friends and/or loved ones. Probably crash the Millennium Falcon into some huge planet destroyer machine.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Wedge Antilles and Rogue Squadron

    by Mergos

    I always loved the Rogue Squadron books and comics. Ysanne Isard and Baron Soontir Fel would make for a couple of fun enemies.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 1:10 p.m. CST

    LUKE GOES TOTAL RECALL!

    by Prometheus_VaJayJay_snake

    Luke is bored. He's mastered The Force and now he wants to take a vacation to a distant alien moon where the weather is warm and the drinks are ice cold. Problem is, Luke wanders into Total Recall where his vacation can be implanted for a month's worth of space creds. Even though he was warned NOT to seek out Total Recall, he goes anyways and chaos ensues! Luke discovers he has a doppelganger, a wife, five kids, and a mortgage. OY VEY!

  • I know Boba Fett went out like a bitch and it would explain why most storm troopers have the aim of A-Team extras and die like Rambo extras, but it just seems rediculous that there's a million poorly armored Jango Fetts running around the universe in Tie-Fighters and AT-ATs. I'd like some backstory about how they all died of a nasty clone related virus and had to be replaced with regular people or something when they switched over to Storm Troops (maybe the surviving clones are part of the sequels as the new villains).

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 1:11 p.m. CST

    whats the one guys name? I wanna say Corran Horn

    by Stephen

    I musta been pretty young when I read them shits cuz now that I'm remembering them I'm thinking that guy was a pretty big douche.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 1:14 p.m. CST

    This post hurts my heart.

    by Bigdada

    The only person with a series of ideas (for StarWars) worse than this, just sold the company to Disney.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Stupid...

    by Elevator Killer

    Anything in story is totally invalid as soon as it said 'damage done by the prequels' - Like them or not, they are just movies. Get a life.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Luke's a given isn't he.

    by Pipple

    If nothing else, one of the few highlights of the prequels was its re-inclusion of some of the old cast from the OT. If they had someone else play the emperor, it wouldn't have been star wars... When i watch them, that's the only thing that I enjoy anymore, that they still have Oz doing yoda, Ian the emp, there's still some star wars in there deep down... Hamill's made light of Luke skywalker for years now, but I swear to God I'd give my balls to see him take the character seriously again. How old is that SOB, 61? We can work with that. He'll have to get in the best shape possible. Diet, exercise, hell take seriods, who gives a damn... then what I want to see next is that he's an old lost hermit in the deepest corners of the galaxy, the last jedi in existence next to his sister, and he's like the wise old wizard that a young hotshot force user tells stories about. Yes like obiwan... But I want things to be truly bleak for Luke, like how Empire pulled the rug from under everything we witnessed previously in the happy ending from ANH. Lets see our heros have no happy ending, but have to struggle against even more powerful enemies... yep.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Kell Dragon's left nut!

    by ObiBen

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 1:58 p.m. CST

    I just want more Ewoks, dammit!

    by Deceased Fan

    Kids love Ewoks! Only this time a magical portal transports the lil fuzzballs from Endor to the middle of Times Square. Here they befriend a streetwise orphan girl and comedy hijinx ensue. Coming to Disney channel FALL 2016. Eecheewawa!!

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 2:10 p.m. CST

    A humanoid poodle with a French Accent?

    by Smerdyakov

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 2:11 p.m. CST

    My top 10...

    by Bob

    1) Fett...he's a gun for hire...this time I'd like to see the rebellion hire him. Fett fighting for the good guys = awesomeness. 2)The half cyborg hunter guy in the 70's Marvel series...he hated droids, but only becasue he was half droid himself 3) Republic commandos- I forget which comic..and more for the costume than anything, but want the all black costumes they wore. I think Luke ad some female character wore them. 4)Thrawn, but not the Thrawn storyline. 5) The Dark Woman. again, read the comics. 6) Black Sun crime syndicate. Preferable Cad Bane in a limited role. 7) Han and Lando's sons flying the falcon. 8) Anyone in the Crimson Empire series..all good. Carnor Jax = awesome. 9) Luke as a yoda/Ben teacher. 10) Chewbacca... unleash him this time. We still haven't seen him pull a droids arm out of thier socket.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Carrie Fisher should get her role back. She's funny. She was funny in Star Wars.

    by Fuck disney with a rusty chainsaw

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST

    RE: supersoldier - male and female protagonists

    by The Gipper

    Very simple. Skip ahead 30 years from ROTJ, that puts you towards the end of the EU books, so you can skip it without trashing it or confusing those who know nothing about it. Male and female protagonists who are not brother and sister? Easy, how about cousins? Ben Skywalker (Luke and Mara Jade's son) and Jaina Solo (Han and Leia's daughter / last surviving of the Solo children.)

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 2:38 p.m. CST

    I would love to see a talkback of everyone's version.

    by tom_quinn

    I want to open after 40 years of peace in the galaxy as a ambassador's command ship is taken over. Leia and Han living on the outback. Like Austraila, but with stranger creatures roaming the foggy planes at dusk. Their son and his family live on the compound. Chewie is their mechanic of sorts. 3P0 on hand for royal duties and protocal. Their son is nearly 40 and never had an opportunity to do something important during peacetime and feels his parents' shadow. Their granddaughter is 17 (think Chloe Moretz). She is about to leave for the academy and is fighting with her father because there is a ceremony celebrating her parents on the 40th anniversary of freedom from the Empire, but he insists she leave for school. The Falcon is in a hanger on the property like the old car your dad keeps under a tarp. She goes out to it - her two suns moment - the ship is empty and a few florescent lights grow. It hasn't run in years and parts are pulled out from old repairs half finished. She stands in the cockpit, the force music swells, thinking of adventures that could have been if she'd been born in a different time. Han enters the cockpit and sits next to his granddaughter. She looks up to him, moreso than her dad. It would be a nice performance moment for Ford, reflecting back with nostalgia and melancholy, but mostly nonverbal and so with no real heavy lifting. She goes to school. They go to the ceremony. It is like the end of a New Hope, but toned down. Lando is there. Luke is absent. Their receive medals. As they head to the reception a sliding door opens and Han draws his blaster when he sees Vader, but it is only a statue and young kids are being taken on a tour to see it. Old habits die hard. That night, their ranch is surrounded by figures. The creatures on the plains make noise outside and Han's son goes to the case housing his blasters. One is missing. He turns and his father already has it in hand. The front door bursts open and an imposing presence enters. Before he can speak, Han shoots first. The house erupts in blaster fire. THE GIRL ISN'T HERE. KILL THEM ALL. Chewie gets his crossbow and wants to stay and fight. Han tells him to get to his granddaughter. Troopers are already taking off on speeders and Chewie heads after them. Granddaughter at school with friends. Shadowed figures trailing her. A hooded figure on the roof. She splits off from her friends to head home and as the shadowed figures emerge, Chewie fires his crossbow into one. A blue lightsaber erupts from the darkness to kill 2 more and suddenly the girl is taking cover as Luke and Chewie fight off the attackers. They head back to the ranch, but everyone is dead. They collect pieces of C3PO and head to Luke's cave in the mountains. Eventually, all Jedi remove themselves from the temptations of the society. This is silly, but fun. I'd love to read others.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 2:49 p.m. CST

    SW Ep. VII MUST Include...

    by The Gipper

    Bea Arthur as Ackmena / Art Carney as Trader Saun Dann / Diahann Carroll as Mermeia Holographic / Jefferson Starship (Marty Balin, Craig Chaquico, Paul Kantner) as Holographic Band / Harvey Korman as Krelman - Chef Gormaanda - Amorphian instructor

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 3:01 p.m. CST

    I don't want to see any EU motherfucking bullshit crap!

    by Drew

  • No, it's not just you, domi. It was the utmost in fanwank - by the one guy who should've known better. I can imagine him scribbling out his prequel ideas and the thought suddenly struck him, "Hey, everyone loves Boba Fett, right? Well, what could be more awesome than Boba Fett? A **million** Boba Fetts! The fans want Boba Fett in every Star Wars movie? Well, now he is! With extra fucking Boba Fett on top!"

  • yep

  • yep

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 3:34 p.m. CST

    scratchmonkey it was the #2 fanwank of all time

    by Stephen

    after I'm the Juggernaut Bitch! in X3

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Anybody remember the 1970s Star Wars Comic strip?

    by DougMcKenzie

    Yeah Lucas gave that a big FU with Empire and RoTJ. He's going to run roughshod over the EU so badly that Timothy Zahn and Kevin J. Anderson will be considering suicide to end the pain. He might borrow a name here or there... and maybe even the look of a character. But the plots are completely out the window. Don't come crying to Georgie thou, he was adamant for years that movie canon trumped the EU and he never for one inkling of a second felt bound by it's plot developments.

  • How come 90 percent of them seem to be inept idiots who run into blaster fire?

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST

    3 More names out of the running for director

    by Porco Drunko

    Just listening to Kevin Smiths latest smodcast and he confirmed that chris nolan, ben affleck and Jon Favreau have all been offered the directors chair for the next star wars and they've all said no. Oh and obviously he hasn't been asked and he won't be directing.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Looking for Love in Alderaan Places

    by animatronicmojo

    I just want to be held, like Ani held Padme by the lake on Naboo.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Hot Sith in a Wine Glass

    by animatronicmojo

    Here is my list for five super low-budget post-trilogy of trilogies Star Wars- ALL GUARANTEED OSCAH CONTENDAHS!!! <BR> 1. "Secret lives of the Sarlaac" - entire movie about Fett's years inside, and eventual escape from, the Great Pit of Carkoon. And who knew the Sarlaac had such feelings? <BR> 2. "Postcards from the Edge of the Galaxy" - The struggles of Leia to come to terms with the ghost of her alcoholic narcissistic mother. <BR> 3. "Ghost Council" - Starring Mark Hammill and all the dead actors. <BR> 4. "Naboolay" - Lars von Trier directs this 4-hour drama, set entirely on a black stage with no props, about the Gungans' abuse of a Tatooinian woman on the run from the Hutts. <BR> 5. "The Inland Empire Strikes Back" - David Lynch directs Laura Dern as Leia ("a princess in trouble") in this epic Directed-by-David-Lynch-Star-Wars that everyone always wanted. Lynch makes up the entire "story" while he shoots the movie on his iPhone over a ten-year period.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 5:27 p.m. CST

    John Ary. You know I love you, but...

    by Deceased Fan

    Are you being serious or just taking the piss? Some of these choices are pretty out there.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Yeah I don't want kids...

    by Pipple

    I just want to fuck and fuck and fuck some more, that's all...

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Kasdan approached to work on 8 and 9

    by paladinryan

    http://www.deadline.com/hollywood/

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Only EU character I want to see..

    by Brigon

    .. Is Kyle Katarn. They should hire the same actor they used in Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight to play him. Jason Court I think he was called.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Recast!

    by fanboy71

    I grew up with Star Wars, but I will sit this one out rather than see fat geriatric versions of my childhood heroes trying to look heroic while making sure their dentures don't fall out. Continue on from ROTJ, but cast new actors for the characters. Mark Hamill never could act worth a damn anyway. We could use a new Luke Skywalker that isn't a whiny little bitch. "But I was going into Toshi station to pick up some power converters" (You just read that in a whiny little bitch voice, didn't you?) The prosecution rests.

  • of the New Republic era. I'd love to see the original guy play him too. I'd like to see a mix of OT character, UE characters and new characters. The Lucas-approved Clone Wars uses the EU heavily... the Nightsisters, the Deathwatch, Quinlan Vos.. this makes me believe that the new sequels won't ignore the EU.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Lobot or GTFO

    by diseptikon

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRHdv1IU4po

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Damage done by the prequels?

    by darthwaz1

    Get over it man, they weren't that bad. Could they have been better? of course. They're not as good as the OT but I enjoyed them. I loved your Halloween movie reviews btw.. great stuff.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 8:49 p.m. CST

    IG88

    by BBSloth

    and maybe Bossk

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 11:21 p.m. CST

    @John Ary, your voice reminds me of Guybrush Threepwood.

    by Darth Saruman

    'Ask me about Grim Fandango.' ...I don't want people asking me about Grim Fandango.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 11:59 p.m. CST

    never going to happen, and that's a good thing

    by Alex

    The expanded universe characters were developed on the assumption that there would not be a sequel trilogy. It would be crazy to assume that the new movies will draw on these works in any way. They're courting top talent to write the screenplays, and they're going to start from a clean slate. The ego that naturally comes along with writing Oscar-winning screenplays simply will not allow someone like Michael Arndt to crib ideas off of Timothy Zahn (though I loved his books in 6th grade). This is a good thing. If the new films are going to be good, I'd rather get new Star Wars material than adapted plot lines I already know the end of. If they're not good, it won't matter what they're based on.

  • And I am going to do my best not to speculate on plot, characters, etc. I just want to be happy....

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Gad damnit! There can be only ONE:

    by Johan

    TALON KARRDE! http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Talon_Karrde

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Reboot all 6

    by doczlove

    Go on. Taylor Lautner as a fresh, edgy Luke, and then they can split the last one into two parts. Then remake them as teen novels. Formula, Disney, formula.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 1 a.m. CST

    Jaxxon. You know, that green rabbit from Marvel comics.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    Ha! The whole "Jedi don't fuck" thing injected into the prequels was idiotic. As was, non-Jedi using lightsabers.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Also, "Pre Vizsla"? Some SW characters have the stupidest

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    most obvious names. As in, previsualization? Previz? Lazy lazy lazy.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 1:05 a.m. CST

    The original Dengar looked horribly out of shape.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    Like he couldn't chase a turtle without getting winded, or tipping over.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Ackmena. Because they never made a

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    Maude action figure.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 4:07 a.m. CST

    Mungo Baobab...

    by Jamie Baynham

    ... getting shot in the face by HK-47.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 4:09 a.m. CST

    And the most annoying EU character

    by Jamie Baynham

    Silvio Berlusconi.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 5:22 a.m. CST

    Dengar = Costume Department Rubbish Bin of ESB!

    by T

    His outfit is a mishmash of parts, odds & sods of snowtrooper, imp gear + an ace bandage! He looks very last minute.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 8:55 a.m. CST

    It's the original cast or bust...

    by Dan

    Anyone saying otherwise is a liar or a non-fan. I like an idea of the Solos, married and a little too settled in their lives when all hell breaks loose. I agree on the EU, let it go- it was started on the assumption that no more movies would be made... aside from the Thrawn books and a few others, it's weak compared to the movies, so let the movis trump it... And if this is the original kids back again- the first trailer of said characters in costume will cause the internet to implode and create a blackhole of virgin geeks as millions cry out in orgasmic glee! Search your feelings you know it to be true! And get off the prequel hate... its tired, old and over-done... there are films so much more deservinig of hate for instance: Pirates.... SAW Lord of the Rings Love, Zod.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 8:58 a.m. CST

    I think it's douchey and hyprocritical....

    by Dan

    per usual, of the fanboys to want a Han Solo type in the prequels, but when the original gangsta himself, Harrison Ford is considering coming back as Han FUCKING Solo- the fatboy loser "fans" become indignant, so no and are disagreeable....HUH? WTF is wrong with you people? YOU ALL FAIL.......AGAIN.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 9 a.m. CST

    IG-88 had a cool appearance on Clone Wars...

    by Dan

    Don't remember which season...very cool indeed... Dengar was on last year I think...

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Kasdan rumor is odd....

    by Dan

    Considering he was asked to write for the prequels and said no.... Not sure he's the best choice, when was the last time he made a good movie? Anyone....anyone......Bueller?

  • stupid.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 12:22 p.m. CST

    I think we know who the stupid one is....

    by Dan

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Disney takes over and all of a sudden there are SW movies

    by orcus

    Like they need the cash

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Denger had the best story in the Bounty Hunter wars novel...

    by ganymede3010

    However it was a very sad story, you really feel sorry for him and the conclusion of his arc.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 2:08 p.m. CST

    *Dengar

    by ganymede3010

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Belle and Ariel need to be in this

    by FlyingToupee

    Naked. Now that Disney owns Star Wars and all.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 2:35 p.m. CST

    NO EU PLEASE - Your list makes me sad

    by FrodoFraggins

    Thrawn is about as far as I'm willing to go. At least you weren't asking for Mara Jade or the Skywalker kids.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Aladdin will appear as Han's long lost son and he'll be played by Shia Lebouf

    by Christopher Bynum

    Wait, they've done that. Never mind.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 2:37 p.m. CST

    The Genie will appear as a wacky Force Ghost

    by Christopher Bynum

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Are there any contributors on this website UNDER the age of 30?

    by Chris Moody

    Yikes!

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 2:53 p.m. CST

    IG-88 was great in SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE game when I was a kid.

    by Chris Moody

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Scar will lead a New Republic uprising

    by FlyingToupee

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Gepetto will create wooden stormtroopers

    by FlyingToupee

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 3:45 p.m. CST

    How about the talking rabbit from the Marvel comic?

    by Royston Lodge

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Disintegrations, that's Dengar's specialty!

    by Royston Lodge

    No disintegrations. Aw nuts...

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Asohka!!!!!!

    by Nintendarth

  • And I would like to challenge John Ary to actually RESPOND to these points and not simply ban me. In the past, I've been banned for simply pointing out factual reality, and it's very frustrating. I like this name and want to keep it. But I feel compelled to speak because this kind of absurd dialogue from fans simply has NO place - well, anywhere in intellectual discourse because it's ... just idiotic. What's idiotic about these choices is that they ignore the reality of how movies are made, marketed, sold, profited-from. It ignores that there is no fundamental component of storytelling that focuses on action figures and birthday party sets. Sorry, that's what Star Wars is about, John. No matter HOW much you might try to respond that this is a fan's wish list, there's no POINT to such a list if you're aware of what truly motivates: the profit motive. As such, all 5 of your choices fail miserably in terms of profiteering by the studios. It's like you're incapable of thinking logically because it's far too cynical for you. What the-? Let's run through the top five choices John Ary says he wants to see in the trilogy. Dengar, Cad Bane - Not likely. Unless a bounty hunter was a major character, which is doubtful, Disney/Lucasfilm is going to do what they always have done since after EMPIRE: focus on toys. What that means is that toy collectors - who already HAVE Dengar or Cad Bane action figures and accessories and statues and busts and maquettes, won't make it into the new film except as possible cameos. The other possibility is that these characters might come back for brief onscreen appearances with MODIFIED looks like cybernetic enhancements that change them fundamentally so they become Dengar (Fire Planet Edition) or Cad Bane (Thorga Forest Camo). That's what it's about now. I repeat, so you can get it through your head: that's what this is about now. There, do you get it? Do you feel that? Do you understand how monumentally stupid you're being when you suggest any of those characters will be brought into the new trilogy? IT'S ABOUT TOYS, HALFWIT! TOYS! To that end, let's see what the evidence says. Star Wars executives have ALREADY said there will be ABSOLUTELY NO call-outs to extended universe characters. And you know why? Licensing rules. Money. Fees. Paying writers. Crediting writers. Acknowledging continuity of books. Paying editors to go over expanded universe. OR, instead of doing ANY of that, the brief role of that fighter pilot could be played by some new character we can sell as an action figure while John Ary runs around pulling his hair out (oh, wait) screaming WE GOTTA GET PIGGY! Um, no. No, we don't. Nobody cares about Piggy who's going to PAY to see STAR WARS. The only people who care about Piggy aren't PAYING for Star Wars' salary or going to Disneyworld. They're in their parents basements downloading movies illegally and being scum. Same with Kvetch the Ewok. You're an idiot woefully unaware of anything beyond pew-pew-pew and vroom-a-vroom, do you know that? You REALLY are. The trilogy will be precisely what everyone THINKS it will be: featuring minor cameos by well-known characters to stick the characters into the trailer, a few surprise cameos and the majority of the story focusing on a new generation of characters fighting variants on what made the first movies so successful, IE a villain who more closely resembles a Bay Transformer than anything like a Darth Vader. Expect a lot of CGI, almost no practical effects and aliens up the wazoo doing nothing in the background but appearing JUST long enough to make the impression required for a toy. And a lot of cute pets on par with JOHN CARTER. Yes, STAR WARS - JOHN CARTER is your fucking future. Now, I'd love to hear your response to why none of these points are valid. Please.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 9:54 p.m. CST

    nintendarth Lucas' scripts were focused on the story he wanted to tell. Not toys.

    by Fuck disney with a rusty chainsaw

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Good God, EU backstories are horrible, fan-fiction-level dreck.

    by kevred

    When this video starts going into Dengar's retconned "backstory", I want to start smashing chairs through windows. So bad. So very, very bad. The prequels were hideous, but were towering works of genius compared this fanboy nonsense.

  • And I say this as someone who was obsessed with Boba Fett as a kid, and found the bounty hunters the most fascinating, mysterious characters in ESB. That ship has sailed. This isn't some modern Assassin's Creed-level pablum. This is a Star Wars film. We need iconic heroes and villains. The bounty hunters and assassins should always be, and should always have been, minor side characters. And for GOD'S sake, do NOT assassinate Han Solo. If the character has to die, let's have a noble death, fighting for a cause. After everything we went through with that character in the OT, to have an assassination would feel like being robbed, a cheap and pointless death.

  • You did a great job with the cases you made for Thrawn and Luke - hearing your ideas on those two, I want to see them both in the new films, in the capacities you describe. Well done. All of your other choices are horrible, though. Nothing personal.

  • Magic tech-robot Ewok bionic oh my gosh no Supereducated genius Gammorean boba-at-his-wedding-genetically-cybernetically-enhanced-motorbike-Grease-is-the-word-Dengar-Solo-feud Former-assassin-redhead-Chris-Claremont-wannabe-character-turned-Jedi-Luke-wife WTF? All-Blue-Dessalok-clone-piece-of-crap-artist-soul-alien oh my fudge And remember, these are the people who are cool with all that and COMPLAIN about the prequels. I'll stick with the prequels. Cad Bane - will - not - appear - in - the - new - movie - you - pieces - of - human - garbage.

  • But that's just me

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 6:32 a.m. CST

    Not gonna use EU characters

    by dioxholsters_scion

    about the only good thing i could say about this farce

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 12:12 p.m. CST

    I've stopped at 51 seconds in to say...

    by Righteous Brother

    DENGAR!!??? - REALLY!!?? WTF! He's not even a character, its just some out of work stand-in actor from the UK, in an outfit the costume department cobbled together in a few minutes, I mean do you even see him in TESB?

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Let's have Jar Jar meeting Ewoks.

    by Gary Makin

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Who I want to see in Episode VII:

    by NeoDevilbaneX

    Luke, Leia, Han, Lando, Chewbacca. Plus new characters. That's all.

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 7:41 p.m. CST

    neodevill - that's what every normal person wants.

    by Nintendarth

    It's literally the ONLY thing audiences are going to be looking for when they go to see STAR WARS. If they get it, Cinemascore = A if they don't, Cinemascore = C It's literally as simple as that. But, you wanna bet that's the ONE thing the studio will REFUSE to give us because it means more $? I can bet it. I am betting it. Mark my words, the hero will be a Dash Rendar type Han replacement with magical Force Neo powers. Mark my words - there will be a new version of like, lightsaber nunchuks and Neo slow-motion dodge scenes.

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 8:56 p.m. CST

    How about No More alien Senators?

    by Ash

    The whole point of star wars has been an ongoing battle between good and evil. I want generals like the ones darth vader force choked in ESB. They were evil and because they were played by humans you can understand their motivations. A character like darth maul or that general grievous seem so over the top ridiculous. Why does Everytjing have to be so fantastical. I think prequels became too obsessed with alien characters. More humans! And no more politicians! This isn't c-span!

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 9:10 p.m. CST

    magnetic_fields22

    by Dan

    Shut up. U are complaining Star Wars is TOO fantastical?????? have you seen these movies? Dumb... non-fans suck.

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Zuckuss and 4-LOM were much more interesting...

    by Dan

  • THEN wants to see KETCH in the new flick? WHat the fuck....damn internet douchebags...fair weather fans make me sick.

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Zodlovesmaude

    by Ash

    Easy dude. I am a lifelong fan. Remember the battle on naboo in episode I? A bunch of frogs fighting droids? Wtf? Now compare that to the opening sequence in episode iv when stormtroopers boarded the rebel ship. I like it when normal human beings go through an alien environment in space. Not the other way around. It makes things more relatable and grounded. The original trilogy felt like the original alien movie by Ridley Scott. And the prequels feel like avatar. I can't relate to blue colored weird aliens. Why make them the central focus? And I get it. Star wars is science fiction meets fantasy.

  • Nov. 23, 2012, 12:29 a.m. CST

    I will only say two words! Hoo-jibs!!!!

    by Gremlin517

    I only want a cameo--but it would be great to see these characters that were part of the excellent Marvel Comic Star Wars series of the 80's!

  • That said, a hoo-jib cameo would by awesome. Heck, even bounty hunters like Dengarr or Zukkus or 4-LOMM in the -background-, that's fine. Just not as the main characters.

  • Nov. 23, 2012, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Wanna save Star Wars? Find a way to recant the prequels and start over.

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Eliminate the prequels as canon and get someone in there that can write a new back story for Anikin that becomes the new canon that makes more sense with the original universe and not the blasphemous disaster Lucas created because money clouded his vision over the years. Add it into the first 15-20 mins of the new films and make it so the prequels were just a horrible dream that Luke woke up from.

  • Go with Darth Revan, etc. Don't re-hatch the same storyline.

  • Nov. 23, 2012, 5:56 a.m. CST

    magnetic_fields22 - damn never even thought of that

    by dioxholsters_scion

    but youre right, human characters are what made star wars, and the more CGI crap there is the less relatable they are. This is not star trek, there is no need to have every character a weird alien with cone head.

  • Nov. 23, 2012, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Toddler Greedo was 2nd to JarJar in annoyance factor for me

    by menacingphantom

  • Nov. 23, 2012, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Fuck Cad Bane.

    by Wakkadude21

    Give me Darth Bane.

  • Nov. 23, 2012, 8:54 a.m. CST

    magnetic_fields22 - Star Wars is fantasy...

    by Dan

  • He created it and produces it...

  • Nov. 23, 2012, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Interesting, never knew much about the Expanded Universe

    by David Cloverfield

    The blue gentleman dictator guy could be cool as a new bad guy. Also: my mind gives every second post in this talkback the Napoleon Dynamite voice. GOSH, WHAT AN IDIOT.

  • Nov. 23, 2012, 3:26 p.m. CST

    NO EWOKS

    by Longtime Lurker

    None. At Any Point. Ever. It would be tempting to put them in just to kill them all in horrible ways (a delightful prospect) but even that is not enough. NO EWOKS. That is all.

  • Nov. 23, 2012, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Star Wars original trilogy was more than just a nice story

    by dioxholsters_scion

    YOU CANT REPLICATE THAT AWESOMENESS. Too many variables were just perfect for star wars, it wasnt the lightsabers, the ships, the planets, the setting; thats nothing, it was something much more the essence of star wars back then cant be replicated. I cry when I watch the OT but reading any EU, or clone wars or prequels, it doesnt even seem star wars-like. I dont want the same exact thing as OT, I want the essence of it back.

  • Nov. 23, 2012, 9:44 p.m. CST

    dioxholsters_scion

    by GulDucati

    You won't get that essence back because you were on some LSD they don't make anymore.

  • Nov. 23, 2012, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Fuck European Union you liberal homos! Cast Americans

    by illegal alien vs sexual predator

  • Nov. 24, 2012, 1 a.m. CST

    i was born in the late 80s

    by dioxholsters_scion

  • Nov. 24, 2012, 11:16 a.m. CST

    I hope no impressionable screenwriter sees that video

    by Mack

    Dengar? Piggie? Thrawn? Luke ? Lee Van Cleef? 1. If your hoping or excited to see Luke in the new set, wouldn't the rest of the gang fill out your top 5? I mean you assume that Han will not only be in it but be killed off by some burn victim. 2. A Gamorian? If the Ewoks didn't show up in ROTJ the Gamorian guards would have been the silliest thing in the 3rd film. 3. Thrawn - Everyone said he's not going to be in it so your just wishing for something that won't happen. Read the Thrawn trilogy...forgettable. I suspect that if Disney has a deciding role the central theme it will be a love story between two young people set against intergalactic war. The main character will be female. Her sidekick will be like a Jar Jar but tolerable and well written and performed. C3PO & R2 will be in the films that's almost guaranteed. Love interest will be a swashbuckler. The Villain will be very similar to Vader probably more grandstanding and evil. Film 1 (SW 7). Lovers meet Film 2 (SW 8). Boy loses girl or girl loses boy Film 3 (SW 9). Boy gets girl back they both save the Kingdom...re uh Galaxy I suspect it will be an entirely different story with all new players accept for droids if any of the original trilogy or prequel players fit in they will be nodded to or casually discussed. If flashback they will use Tron Legacy tech to digitize young Luke Han & Leia.

  • Nov. 24, 2012, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Ary was just having a bit of fun. It's not serious. Get a fucking grip people.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    Try not taking everything so deadly serious and you won't go into apoplectic fits so frequently. The stress will ruin your health.

  • Nov. 24, 2012, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Ahsoka "Snips" Tano

    by evergreen

    Surely there is a full lipped, pipe cleaner-legged actress who can pull this off. Also: any random episode of Clone Wars is objectively better than than all the prequels combined. Why are we still talking about this?

  • Between Hanna and Atonement, guys got chops.

  • Nov. 24, 2012, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Boba Fett as Dengar's best man at his wedding...

    by Logan_1973

    Is exactly why 99.9% of the EU needs to never see the big screen.

  • Nov. 24, 2012, 10:30 p.m. CST

    wow - mackmm69 HAS A HUMAN MIND!

    by Nintendarth

    Your answers ACTUALLY make a LOT of sense and seem very likely; they're also along the range of what I expect, a female heroine because that sells now, a grandstanding overdone big-bad-guy, the droids and a few cameos but otherwise all-new action figures, I mean characters. Any other view is idiotic ands hows how fanboy expectations work, and are almost ALWAYS wrong. Still no response from Ary on this topic: who'd'a'thunk'it?