Official Canon Star Wars Thread: #CloneWarsSaved

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  1. PeterGriffin

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    It was a great, great callback to Obi Wan's sacrifice to give the kids time to escape, down to the raising of the lightsaber to accept a killing blow. Only missed Kylo squishing some leftover robes hoping to feel some blood or something.
     
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  2. TheGrifter

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    I definitely think the EU Luke spoiled me for what we got in TLJ. Luke in the EU was so powerful non-force sensitive people could feel it around him.
     
  3. CF3234

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    It was fucking awesome. Then he died. That was the end of Luke. A great ending if we had gotten 3 full movies of Luke. Not 22 minutes or whatever his screen time was.
     
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  4. lazy bum

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    I share the frustration of the paucity of Luke in the new movies, but I lay that at JJ's feet.

    There's nothing wrong with having Luke go out in movie 2 of a trilogy, knowing he can come back as a force ghost and clearing the way for the actual protagonist to win the day on her own. Leaving him out of the first movie deprived us our quality Luke time.
     
  5. bigpig

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    What was Obi Wan's screentime in A New Hope?
     
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  6. PeterGriffin

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    Luke Skywalker < 37:30>
    Han Solo <19:30>
    C-3PO <19:15>
    R2-D2 <18>
    Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi <17:30>
    Princess Leia Organa <13:30>
    Chewbacca <11>
    Darth Vader <9:15>
    Grand Moff Tarkin <5:30>
    Owen Lars < 3:15>
    Beru Lars <1:45>
    General Dodonna <1:30>
    Biggs Darklighter <1>
    Wedge Antilles <:45>

    https://www.imdb.com/list/ls027631145/
     
  7. PeterGriffin

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    What I got from that list is that Phasma was on screen for a combined 3:30 seconds in TFA and TLJ. That is my biggest gripe with the sequels so far, she could have been great.
     
  8. Wu

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    I’m of the opinion that I didn’t like his characterization in TLJ but him astral projecting himself to what amounted to trolling his dipshit nephew was awesome, especially with the foreshadowing of Kylo telling Rey about it earlier in the movie.

    I’m totally down for Rian doing or spearheading a trilogy provided there’s a few extra looks at the script.
     
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  9. SugarShaun

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    I’m with you. That was some pretty high level shit that showed more power than much with a lightsaber could IMO
     
  10. Pelican Grove

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    Great point.

    To add to this: as someone who has experience with films I can attest that sometimes you can easily get caught in your own wants and desires for how the film should look, feel, etc etc — and you’re so immersed in the process that the hardest part is taking a step back and thinking about what the audience might want to see.
     
  11. Pelican Grove

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    There were too many characters in TLJ. That’s the biggest problem with the film.
     
  12. bwi2

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    The biggest problem with TLJ is TFA being a waste of a movie
     
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  13. Pelican Grove

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    Yeah I enjoyed TFA for the nostalgia and parts of the storyline were actually pretty cool -- but Episode IX will be leave me unhappy if they don't explain how Maz got Luke's lightsaber. I know it may be minor to some people, but I've always wanted a backstory.
     
  14. Truman

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    They fucked up not having even a loose outline of what should happen in all three movies.

    It’s crazy to me JJ made episode 7 and then had no input on ep 8

    That’s just setting up for failure
     
  15. Wu

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    This having zero overarching plan for the story is ultimately what botched it

    It’s wild, especially considering what marvel is doing also under Disney
     
  16. bigpig

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    So Luke was Obi Wan.

    Luke had three full movies. This isn't his trilogy
     
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  17. Wu

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    I disagree. Would’ve been a massive waste of screen time to try to develop her into a fleshed out character.

    Maybe give her another badass moment or two but I wouldn’t care to hear about how she had daddy issues or something.
     
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  18. JCort

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    I have this feeling we get some flashback Luke scenes in episode 9. Either the Jedi Temple stuff or something else. If not, no big deal to me.
     
  19. Pelican Grove

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    I was thinking the same.

    I wonder to appease the fans they will have this flashback scene with Mark Hamill and use that nice CGI anti-aging for him to have a scene wielding his green lightsaber.

    Keri Russell could even play a Mara Jade type character who is tragically killed by a younger Snoke or something along those lines.
     
  20. bwi2

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    I will walk out of the theater if this happens
     
  21. Pelican Grove

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    And then Jar Jar Binks lands his ship and brutally murders Wedge Antilles.
     
  22. JCort

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    Because of your erection?
     
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  23. Wu

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    A flashback combined with a contrived love interest for Luke in the third movie and I just wouldn’t even know any more
     
  24. Pelican Grove

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    Dude you never know. It wouldn't surprise me at this point.
     
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  26. Artoo

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    Uh, he was the fucking executive producer for the he movie.
     
  27. Joe_Pesci

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    These sorts of plot holes don't bother JJ. James Kirk goes from cadet to captain of the Enterprise in like a day in his Star Trek movies
     
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  28. Doc Louis

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    Totally agree. As someone who's been in the film industry its true that people can get caught up in the magic of it all.
     
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  29. bigpig

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    And read and loved the Ep8 script, wishing he could have directed it
     
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  30. Wu

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    JJ is the perfect Hollywood director in that he’s inoffensive, non-confrontational and plays ball with execs

    And he makes entertaining enough films, but I can’t imagine him making anything more than solid popcorn fare
     
  31. bigpig

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    Star Wars was never that deep. Solid, Flash Gordon popcorn fare is what it first buttered its bread on. It was only with the EU and the movie-free era of catering to the hardest of the hardcore fans that the "lore" and "mythology" of the universe came center-stage.
     
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  32. Wu

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  33. Aussie

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    Although it hasn't lived up to my expectations, any Star Wars is better than no Star Wars. So I remain optimistic that this last one will deliver.
     
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  34. Truman

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  35. Wu

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    Trying not to get my hopes too high, but with all that talent in front of and behind the camera it’s hard.
     
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  36. ugafish

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    So he is just as much to blame for that abomination?
     
  37. Wu

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    ‘Producer’ can be a vague word. Oftentimes it just means their production company provided some of the funding, and not necessarily that they were actively involved in creative/production decisions.
     
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  38. TheGrifter

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    What was this?
     
  39. Artoo

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    Was a tweet saying season 1of The Mandalorian has wrapped as well.
     
  40. Wu

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  41. PeterGriffin

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  43. Truman

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    The delete biggs scene :ohgosh:
     
  44. bigpig

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    Great use of the TLJ trailer music
     
  45. Wu

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    God take all my money

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    Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers –Guests come to the workshop to meet with the Gatherers – a secretive group of people who have dedicated their lives to restoring balance in the galaxy by passing on their knowledge of Jedi lore and the Force. The workshop Master guides guests to customize and build their own unique lightsabers, and instructs them on the ways of the Jedi.
     
  46. PeterGriffin

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    The Always trailer was great. Skin tingled a bit.
     
  47. CF3234

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    If it's the same plastic crap that they currently sell as custom lightsabers, I'll be very disappointed.
     
  48. theriner69er

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    I was thinking that too. But how much are you willing to pay for a custom light saber that isn't plastic?? The plastic ones are $24 I think.

     
  49. Wu

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    At Star Wars Celebration Chicago, fans will get a first look at what’s coming next Star Wars video games.

    In a special panel on Saturday, April 13, EA and Respawn will pull back the curtain on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, in which gamers will meet a Padawan who survived Order 66 and explore the galaxy in the time after the fall of the Jedi Order. The discussion will feature never-before-released details ahead of the game’s fall 2019 release.

    Beyond this exciting debut, fans can invade the exhibition floor to try out other games including: Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, a game of strategy, skill, and squad building; and Star Wars Pinball, Zen Studios’ innovatively immersive take on an arcade classic.

    And Star Wars: The Old Republic, one of the longest running games set a thousand years before the rise of the Empire, will be hosting a special event with more details to come.
     
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  50. Wu

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    Truman are you going to SWC y n