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Rubeus
09-12-2017, 11:53 PM
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It's Official: J.J. Abrams Will Write and Direct Star Wars: Episode IX


The replacement for Colin Trevorrow has been found—and it’s a familiar face to Star Wars fans. Lucasfilm and Disney have confirmed that Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams will return to the franchise to both write and direct the final chapter of the Star Wars sequel trilogy.

The news was confirmed this morning in a brief statement released on the official Star Wars website, with Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy commenting on Abram’s return to the franchise:

With The Force Awakens, J.J. delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for, and I am so excited that he is coming back to close out this trilogy.

Abrams will direct, and co-write the latest draft of the script with Argo’s Chris Terrio—which suggests that a good chunk is being re-done, given that it was only recently revealed that The Fades creator Jack Thorne was giving the script a re-write.

Star Wars: Episode IX is still expected to hit theaters May 24, 2019.

http://io9.gizmodo.com/its-official-j-j-abrams-will-write-and-direct-star-wa-1803778750

spider-prime
09-13-2017, 12:24 AM
So glad I'm not a fan of star wars.

pawsons
09-13-2017, 09:36 AM
I am! That could be good news, but just if this movie will not be so boring like Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I watched that in IMAX 3D and was very disappointed

Nem
10-30-2017, 05:51 AM
I'm gonna be honest. I enjoyed the prequals more than episode 7 and i hate prequals.

E7 was a terrible joke. I just can't get over the magically bending spiliting energy beam that destroys those planets. That is complete BS. Gundam makes superweapons more believable than that!

You can't just piss on physics like that when making a sci-fi movie. Even if SW veers a bit into fantasy.


Rogue 1 though, was awsome. I am not expecting good things from this new trilogy though. The cast is terrible, i don't care about any of the new characters and they portraid the classic characters as passive losers post episode 6.
Just, the story is a whole unbelivable mess, and this is without even touching "drops out of nowhere" new empire and planet sized super weapon no one noticed.

Drunken Savior
10-30-2017, 08:27 AM
LOL Let's not pretend like Episode 1 was some amazingly written story. I know prequelmeming is hot (or was), but let's not forget that the prequels were disappointing. And while E7 might get some flack for virtually retelling E4, it still created many great new characters and scenarios...something E1 utterly failed to do.

Seriously, I caught Episode 1 a few weeks ago and some of the stuff was still insufferable unless you were laughing at it. Take for example Anakin Skywalker taking down the whole droid army at the end. He did so by shooting the main reactor that supplies power to that entire base. Which was accessible from the hanger...you know...where the high power ships with weapons are constantly in. How fucking stupid. If it wasn't for Maul, Kenobi, and Jin, that movie would have little to no redeeming qualities.

Oh and let's not forget MIDICHLORIANS or whatever.

spider-prime
10-31-2017, 07:01 PM
personally, I would have loved the prequels more if Jar Jar was a sith hiding in plain sight, that was actually a really cool theory that probably was going to be true. The evidence points to it too much, plus that was a plot to one of the old Kurasawa movies that Lucas loves and usually copies. The bumbling idiot who turns out to be the main villain.

zechin
11-02-2017, 06:24 PM
There were a lot of filler scenes it felt like in the prequels, but regardless I enjoyed them.

While people give shit to the prequels I enjoyed The Phantom Menace more so than others. The final showdown with Obi-Wan, Qui-gonn Jinn vs Darth Maul made people jizz back in the day with 'omg TWO Jedis vs a Sith with a double-edged lightsaber'.

While one scene does not make a good film (arguable). I was still a kid back in the day and I didn't even realise the prequels were that sorely hated till I started going on the internet.

But looking back and re-watching the films it's true the prequels aren't masterpieces and don't flow quite as well (compared to E7) due to ambitious ideas poorly executed.

spider-prime
11-02-2017, 11:26 PM
I was 13 at the time when Phantom came out, I was extremely bored by it, but yah, the maul scenes are the best part of the movies. Even in the clone wars tv series and rebels, he was the best parts of those, too.

The Emperor fighting Maul in Clone wars was just awesome.

SavedFromSin
11-04-2017, 12:14 AM
Yeah, I like the prequels, the original trilogy, and Force Awakens. What do I know.....

spider-prime
11-04-2017, 06:33 PM
If my brothers didn't love Star Wars, I probably wouldn't know anything about them other than the really common stuff about them. But gah, it's mostly all they talk about when new stuff happens.

johnhozy
12-29-2017, 01:46 AM
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Einhander
12-29-2017, 02:55 AM
I rewatched the prequels after watch Last Jedi, and I was amazed at the actual coherent story telling in those movies.

You can criticise stupid plot points (like the power source being in the main hangar) but I will say the characters at least felt consistent from movie to movie.

Last Jedi's Luke must have been a clone, because it certainly wasn't Luke Skywalker.

spider-prime
12-29-2017, 04:02 AM
Apparently, Disney is bullying reviewers to give a good review, basically saying, if they don't, they will destroy their career. lol Mostly youtube reviewers tho, by flagging their videos with copyright strikes non stop.

SavedFromSin
12-30-2017, 01:56 PM
The criticism of The Last Jedi is ridiculous. All the Star Wars fanboys mad that their fan fiction wasn't made into a movie. I adore the movies but really despise the Star Wars fanbase. I loved the movie as it fit perfectly into the Star Wars universe.

Einhander
12-30-2017, 02:43 PM
It fit like a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire shoved into someone's ass.

spider-prime
12-30-2017, 07:46 PM
What Ein said!

Nem
12-30-2017, 10:33 PM
I'm gonna be honest. I enjoyed the prequals more than episode 7 and i hate prequals.

E7 was a terrible joke. I just can't get over the magically bending spiliting energy beam that destroys those planets. That is complete BS. Gundam makes superweapons more believable than that!

You can't just piss on physics like that when making a sci-fi movie. Even if SW veers a bit into fantasy.


Rogue 1 though, was awsome. I am not expecting good things from this new trilogy though. The cast is terrible, i don't care about any of the new characters and they portraid the classic characters as passive losers post episode 6.
Just, the story is a whole unbelivable mess, and this is without even touching "drops out of nowhere" new empire and planet sized super weapon no one noticed.

After watching the last Jedi i still feel exactly the same way, except we can add superman moment to the list of silly things.
I enjoyed the movie, i just think the problems were there on E7 and i had seen them way before now. It's not an E8 problem imo.

Drops out of nowhere empire still not explained, villain not explained, suspension of disbelief on ridiculous power level still there. These were there on E7 aswell, but that one was somehow good. *shrugs* I just don't get it.

At least this time i knew what i was going in for. So, i went in to watch a popcorn flick and be entertained, not amazed.

spider-prime
12-30-2017, 11:07 PM
I don't even see many movies anymore, most are snore fests.

zechin
12-31-2017, 02:07 PM
My major gripe with the movie is this (there are many) but this deus ex machina makes it impossible for me to not question why they just didn't resort to using this and solving all their problems in earlier films:

Who would have thought using lightspeed would do that much damage. Why not just do this from the very beginning of the film? Why not just send in space ships/cruisers on auto-pilot and lightspeed them into everything to do massive damage. Why not get those bomb carriers at the beginning of the film to lightspeed directly into the dreadnought? Scratch that, why didn't they just do that in the earlier films? Pop a droid in or develop some program to make them go auto pilot every single time an epic space battle happens and lightspeed them into enemy ships. Why even bother making the death star shoot lasers, just give it tons of fuel and make it lightspeed through 600 planets in one go. Why not get an x-wing to lightspeed into the death-stars one weakness instead of gambling on two laser torpedos.

*giant face-palm* that's just one criticism for this terrible movie. I don't fully hate it, because I can still appreciate its cinematography but god, at least with the Force Awakens I was looking forward to the next film.

Nem
12-31-2017, 04:40 PM
Yet you had no problem with the faster than lightspeed traveling energy beam that magically splits in E7? (i do agree with the point you make though)

These movies are full of nonsense. The old ones at least tried to be believable. Rogue one even elaborated on it. Like, the Death star was a space station. It could move to it's target in light speed and fire the beam.
That planet weapon's beam is literally travelling past thousands of lightyears in a second. It makes zero sense. They just derped and went "let's just make everything bigger! derp derp!".

I mean, things like the sound in space one can understand or the movies would be boring. But that doesn't give you a green light to do absolutely every impossibly idiotic thing. It breaks the immersion completely.
Honestly, i'm missing the prequals, but i never hated them anyways. I enjoyed the movies, i just don't like prequals cause i already know the ending so it feels like filler. But, those movies were alot more enjoyable for me.


Honestly, at this point i'm just hoping they declare this trilogy as a side-story and just continue the saga with Luke/Leia/Han with new actors. Just like Logan was for the Wolverine character, we could just see this trilogy as a send off to the original characters. But don't make this universe breaking BS canon. I will take the expanded universe over this anyday.

spider-prime
01-27-2018, 06:18 PM
I'm learning so much!

FinalSolace2
01-27-2018, 08:13 PM
It fit like a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire shoved into someone's ass.

don't forget to insert the Lobster first HAHAHA

FinalSolace2
01-27-2018, 08:17 PM
I want to see a Star Trek Star Wars crossover with Spock shat out of a Blackhole while smashing into a Death Nebula.