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Might Episodes VII - IX Still Be Made?

Zonk posted more than 9 years ago | from the when-IP-gets-a-life-of-its-own dept.

Star Wars Prequels 658

LE UI Guy writes "According to the HoustonChronicle.com, with all the hype surrounding the recent release of ROTS, speculation abounds that someone may still take a stab at creating episodes VII - IX. Gary Kurtz, producer of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, gives some insight into where the storyline may, or may not, go. On a related note, Roger Ebert, is also giving a thumbs up to a continuation of the storyline as well. Where does the line start?"

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YRO? (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12596893)

WTF?

Re:YRO? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12596900)

LMAO!

Re:YRO? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12597016)

STFU.

Re:YRO? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12597057)

LOL

Re:YRO? (4, Funny)

kyleinc (738929) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596917)

Apparently it is one has the right to see those episodes and Lucas should be punished as a human rights criminal if he doesn't produce them.

Re:YRO? (5, Funny)

psetzer (714543) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596921)

I think Episodes 7-9 are specifically mentioned by name in the UN Convention on Torture and Inhumane Treatment.

Re:YRO? (4, Funny)

oGMo (379) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596943)

So are 1-3, didn't stop Lucas!

Re:YRO? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12596941)

Threatened by the further adventures of Jar Jar? Star Wars is going to burn out just like Star Trek. Give it a rest Luca$.

Re:YRO? (2, Funny)

whiteranger99x (235024) | more than 9 years ago | (#12597077)

Two words: Chewbacca Defense.

Starwars the porno (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12596903)

Come on. It's obvious what happens to a long-running series. The temptation to spice it up with soft-core pornography becomes just too hard to resist.

That's Star Whores, Dude (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12597058)

Away with your ____ ...ouch.....

It'll happen... (5, Insightful)

}InFuZeD{ (52430) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596905)

There's way too much money to be made to just not continue the series with so much hype still alive.

Re:It'll happen... (1)

Joe the Lesser (533425) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596982)

Maybe the industry will want more, but Lucas has publicly stated he's done with Star Wars, and he certainly will block anything involving the franchise he doesn't want.

It will be interesting to see what happens when he croaks though...

Re:It'll happen... (5, Funny)

CyberSlugGump (609485) | more than 9 years ago | (#12597032)


I'm still waiting for Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money to come out!

fake SPOILER ALERT (1)

revery (456516) | more than 9 years ago | (#12597059)

thanks for leaking the new title... now they'll have to come up with something besides - Star Wars VII: A New Hype

my first !!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12596906)

#1 ... damn this is the 2nd post, $hit!!!

Re:my first !!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12596978)

No, it's like, the fifth. You suck at the internet [forumpics.info] .

I'm downloading Ep 7 right now. (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12596907)

Seriously though. The series had a happy ending, so what are they going to do? Morph a new bad guy? Have R2 turn evil?
Make the ewoks rabid?

Re:I'm downloading Ep 7 right now. (1)

Monkeman (827301) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596914)

Imagine Luke Skywalker going crazy go nuts on a bunch of ewoks. I'd buy it.

Re:I'm downloading Ep 7 right now. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12596927)

I'd also like to see some SW Deathmatch episodes.

R2 Versus C3p0, Cagematch!

Re:I'm downloading Ep 7 right now. (1)

mrchaotica (681592) | more than 9 years ago | (#12597009)

That'd be boring -- R2 would win easily.

Now, Jar Jar vs. a horde of rabid Ewoks -- that I would watch!

Re:I'm downloading Ep 7 right now. (1)

mrchaotica (681592) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596933)

Well, Luke and Leia need to rebuild the Jedi council and whatnot (not to mention the Republic itself...)

Plus, if there really is "balance in the Force," doesn't that mean there are still two Sith out there somewhere?

Re:I'm downloading Ep 7 right now. (1)

ThatWeasel (113982) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596965)

If the Extended Universe has anything to do with it, no, Luke turns to the Dark Side and Leia is the Jedi Side. And the balance of power is equaled. I guess. And only guessing at this point in my drunken state.

Re:I'm downloading Ep 7 right now. (3, Insightful)

wyldeone (785673) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596967)

You've obviously never played any of the Jedi Knight games. They take place after the end of 6, and they focus on the rebuilding of the galaxy after the war. Also, just because the emperor and Vader are dead doen't mean that all of the Sith are. That, and the Empire's huge infrastructure is still around. Another leader could rise and rejuvenate the movement. Sorry--that was a little too nerdy. But If they want to, they'll find a plot.

Re:I'm downloading Ep 7 right now. (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12596987)

The Dark Force Rising trilogy, written by Timothy Zahn. Takes places after ep 6, talks about the creation of the New Republic, protagonist is Empirial Grand Admiral Thrawn. The N64 game, Shadows of the Empire, was based on one of the novels of the same name from that trilogy. Zahn is notable as one of the few writers allowed to use the characters from the movies extensively in novels.

How about remaking episodes I-III... (3, Interesting)

Nova Express (100383) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596908)

...so they, you know, made sense? And maybe had better acting for Anakin? And better direction? And no Jar-Jar? I mean, Lucas has tinkered with the earlier films, and they needed it a hell of a lot less.

Anyway, I thought ROTS was good, but not great. My full review can be found here. [locusmag.com]

Spoilers::Re:How about remaking episodes I-III... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12597037)

Decent Review.
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I struggled with the poor conversion to the
dark side scenes as well, but I resolved
it for myself a few hours afterwards.

What I think about is that at the very moment
that Anakin decided to switch to the dark
side -- he gave up a portion of control.
Therefore all that "Master!", and kneeling and
pledging instant allegience makes a bit
more sense. He is not really controlling/
saying so much as it is happening _TO_
him. It also explains why he starts
getting paranoid and then even attacks
his "My Love!"

Still say the dudes too gay for the role though
(again, not that there is anything
wrong with that)

i hate niggers (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12596910)

ghdgfj jews

Old man Luke? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12596911)

Luke, I am your grandson?

Luke-III (1)

Luke-Jr (574047) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596956)

He won't be born until September.

George Lucas or Not... (1)

ThatWeasel (113982) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596913)

I have always felt that episodes VI-VII would be made. Lucas may take a back seat, as a producer, but these movies will be made eventually with ILM and THX Sound. I promise* it (*Promise only kept with those who care with in my personal space some time in the future).

Re:George Lucas or Not... (1)

ThatWeasel (113982) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596937)

Fuck, I screwed up. Anyway, VII-IX will be made whether I am drunk or not.

Re:George Lucas or Not... (1)

DrunkenTerror (561616) | more than 9 years ago | (#12597005)

The Force is Drunk with this one.

Please God no. (5, Funny)

nokilli (759129) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596919)

If there's a VII, VII and IX, you just know there's going to be X, XI, and XII after that.

Then it's the prequel to the prequel. Negative I, II and III. I don't know, maybe Darth Vader discovers time travel.

Unless you get Natalie Portman to be wearing that outfit Carrie Fisher wore in RotJ, I don't want to hear any more about it. Please.

Enough already.

Re:Please God no. (1)

Proney (823793) | more than 9 years ago | (#12597004)

Unless you get Natalie Portman to be wearing that outfit Carrie Fisher wore in RotJ, I don't want to hear any more about it. Please.

Oh, just check out Closer [imdb.com] . Fast-forward through most of it, though...

Re:Please God no. (3, Insightful)

harkabeeparolyn (711320) | more than 9 years ago | (#12597027)

Unless you get Natalie Portman to be wearing that outfit Carrie Fisher wore in RotJ, I don't want to hear any more about it. Please.

Natalie Portman can keep her scrawniness to herself. She isn't woman enough to wear that outfit.

not gonna work (5, Insightful)

bLindmOnkey (744643) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596924)

It's been more than 25 years since the first three episodes came out. So much has changed then that if movies taking place after episode 6 were to to be made now episodes 4,5,and 6 would just be smack in the middle of a bunch of episodes made with cg and crummy love scenes. Episode III was welll worth the wait, but I think it's time to put the series to rest.

roger ebert? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12596925)

it seem likely he'll die of a heart attack before the next episode gets made. does it really matter what he thinks?

the continuing saga.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12596963)

includes Jabba, and Ebert's looking for the plum role?

The line starts.... (2, Insightful)

ericdano (113424) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596926)

The line starts away from where Lucas is. He can't write an interesting story to save his life.

3 Stages (4, Funny)

thatguywhoiam (524290) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596928)

Stage 1 - Phantom Menace:
"Lucas you sonofabitch, you have shat upon my childhood."

Stage 2 - Attack of the Clones:
"I still hate him even though these movies are absolutely gorgeous. Last 15 minutes were ok."

Stave 3 - Revenge of the Sith:
"Wow that was cool seeing all those early Darth Vader moments and... wha? no more? Noooooooooooooo! Make more! MAKE MORE"

Re:3 Stages (1)

whiteranger99x (235024) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596953)

You forgot the next stages

Stage 4 - ???
Stage 5 - Not just doing it for profit, we're doing for a SHITLOAD of profit!

You mean 3 Stooges, right? (5, Funny)

nokilli (759129) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596995)

Stooge 1 - Moe:
"You're holding the wrong end of your light saber, moron."

Stooge 2 - Larry:
"This isn't a light saber. Moron."

Stooge3 - Curly:
"Now THIS is using the force, Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk."

Stooge 3 1/2 - Shemp:
"I always knew they were gay."

Re:You mean 3 Stooges, right? (1)

networkBoy (774728) | more than 9 years ago | (#12597110)

Dude, you remembers Shemp.
You trespassing on nerddom. :-)
-nB

This is /. front-page news why? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12596929)

Seriously, this is a "news for nerds" site and all that, but there must be more interesting or relevant news out there than this...

The REAL question... (1)

Saeed al-Sahaf (665390) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596961)

Seriously, this is a "news for nerds" site and all that, but there must be more interesting or relevant news out there than this...

Yeh sure, yada, yada, yada. Don't like the stories at Slashdot? Go to k5 or Technocrat.net.

The REAL question should be, what the FUCK does this story have to do with my rights on line?

Re:The REAL question... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12597050)

Yeh sure, yada, yada, yada. Don't like the stories at Slashdot? Go to k5 or Technocrat.net.

Yes, and if we want to read rumours about "Star Wars" film sequels, then we can go to AintItCoolNews or TheForce.net

Re:The REAL question... (1)

Kinky Bass Junk (880011) | more than 9 years ago | (#12597112)

Yes, and if we want to write complaints about /. we go to /dev/null

Why? "People are greedy." Joy. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12596932)

Basically, the logic appears to be like this:

Star Wars makes fuck-loads of money off the movies and, more importantly, the merchandising.

Eventually someone will want to milk that some more and start pressuring Lucas to make the final three episodes.

Should that fail, Lucas will eventually die. Then someone else inherits the rights, and they'll get presured to do it and probably will.

Basically, people expect the final episodes to be made for the money. Yay.

I hear (5, Funny)

whiteranger99x (235024) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596934)

that in these sequels, the Ewoks will shoot first.

Ahoy! Rough Seas Ahead! (1)

FrogofTime (826941) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596936)

I suspect that if the next three were made, they would have to create another annoying creature. It will probubly invoke more hatred than Jar-Jar and Ewoks combined. I would have to gouge my eyes out if that ever happened.

Re:Ahoy! Rough Seas Ahead! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12596981)

I smell some hot Jar-Jar on Ewocks action.

Why the FUCK is this in YRO? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12596939)

I better get a better reason than "now lucas has a RIGHT to FAIL"

Re:Why the FUCK is this in YRO? (1)

wk633 (442820) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596962)

Exacty. What, we have the 'right' to more episodes?!?!

Please tell me this was mis-edited.

bad editing on slashdot? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12597002)

now i've seen everything!

Where it may go. (4, Funny)

PseudoThink (576121) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596945)

Gary Kurtz, producer of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, gives some insight into where the storyline may, or may not, go.

My guess is it'll go "up". That's the only place it can go, from these last three travesties of writing/directing.

Note to filmmakers of the future: bad dialog leads to anger, bad directing leads to hatred, shallow action sequences lead to suffering. Farming out a movie to a corporation of computer animators is a path to the dark side of filmmaking.

Re: Where does the line start? (1, Redundant)

ltwally (313043) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596954)

"Where does the line start?"
Honestly, for me, at this point: the line starts with taking George Lucas out of the loop. Seriously. The original trilogy was brilliant... but not even the third, and best, of the prequel trilogy truely lived up to the originals. Whatever magic George Lucas had back in the late 70's / early 80's... he's since lost.

If a sequel trilogy is ever made, someone needs to have the guts to stand up and say, "George, you were once a brilliant man.. but your day is done."

But that's just my 2 cents. YMMV

the thrawn trilogy of course (2, Informative)

jaxdahl (227487) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596955)

peter zahn is the author of these heir to the empire [amazon.com] dark force rising [amazon.com] the last command [amazon.com]

Re:the thrawn trilogy of course (5, Informative)

tangent3 (449222) | more than 9 years ago | (#12597031)

I'm pretty sure they were written by Timothy Zahn. Yes, I have the books sitting on my shelf behind me...

Re:the thrawn trilogy of course (2, Informative)

Vertdang (822271) | more than 9 years ago | (#12597051)

It's Timothy Zahn, actually. These books were very well done. The problem is that they were shortly after jedi in the timeline and still focus on Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewy. All the actors are now too old for the storyline.

On another topic, I have an idea as to why Jimmy Smits was cast as Bail Organa.
We know that there is going to be a live-action series. Smits is a TV/series actor MUCH more than a film actor (though I thought he did very well), I'll bet that the series that comes out has a lot to do with Bail Organa and Mon Mothma setting up the rebellion. Probably a lot of young Leia in it as well.

Damn... (0, Redundant)

mikeg22 (601691) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596958)

and I had just gotten off the phone with the suicide hotline...Where'd that phone go?

Suck or Not (1)

kristopher (723047) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596959)

However much people will say it sucks or not and it shouldn't be done, I would still see it. It's Starwars after all. I'd see anything Star Trek as well. I think we do not have enough of scifi. The more the better.

Re:Suck or Not (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12597069)

First off, while ROTS wasn't as bad as the previous two, I'm still think calling it good is a little much.

What about shows like farscape, firefly, star gate SG-1, and the whole host of other sci-fi shows out there.

That kind of attitude almost seems like a problem to me. We kept watching star trek, even when they started Enterprise. We have to learn when to stop watching. Other wise they'll just keep turning out the same stuff. Only it keeps getting crappier as the cloning process goes on. If we would stop watching sooner, they would stopping screwing with the classics.

Come on lets face it, if they make another trilogy it's going to be even worse. Unless they take the Zahn trilogy, and don't let lucas get anywhere near it.

But yeah I'd still see another star wars series regardless......

Spoilers::Um Can we get better better actors? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12596964)

Spoilers-----------

Hayden and Portman have 0 _Zero_
on screen chemistry. Add to that the
ridiculous "My Love" dialog and it
just becomes sad.

I suspect that H.C. prefers the
male sex (not that there is anything wrong
with that) -- but not what a
Portman Impregnating megalomaniac Vader
type would be IMHO. Portman had more on screen
chemistry with Zach Braff...in garden state.

But hey it was shiny and pretty....
lots of explosions that are difficult
to follow -- opening scene must have taken
a year or so.

And Vader getting burned to a crisp to
become the guy in the suit was done well.

I guess I'll have to be satisfied with
Obi-Wan played by a very talented Ewen.
Ewen can even make the cheasy line,
"You were to be the chosen one!" sound
decent.

Re:Spoilers::Um Can we get better better actors? (0)

Monkeman (827301) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596986)

(not that there is anything wrong with that)
AGE FOR SEINFELD REFERENCE
wait
this is slashdot
MOD PARENT UP FOR SEINFELD REFERENCE
there we go

Re:Spoilers::Um Can we get better better actors? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12597008)

I would first go with a better writter/director.

I don't care what the next three are about... (1)

mobiux (118006) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596970)

but they better bring Han back.

Or at least someone cool.
Someone that isn't all good or all evil.
Someone who isn't drive solely by the pursuit of the "force".

I want someone with normal problems. i.e. bill collectors, cool car that needs a tuneup, looking for women, etc.

Re:I don't care what the next three are about... (1)

bcrowell (177657) | more than 9 years ago | (#12597010)

And how about Leia versus Padme?

Padme's dialog in Episode III seems to consist only of the following:

  • Anakin, tell me, what's wrong?
  • Anakin, I'm scared!
  • Anakin, what's happening?

Re:I don't care what the next three are about... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12597026)

Then you should try watching firefly....

Lucas should seal the saga (1)

Basehart (633304) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596974)

Isn't there a way for George Lucas, as creator of Star Wars, to legally close the saga and make sure it doesn't just turn into some galactic Nightmare On Elm Street?

As much as I'd love to see what happens after the big party up in the trees, at some point there has to be closure and I think the way it all ends is just fine as it is.

Re:Lucas should seal the saga (2, Insightful)

bladesjester (774793) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596998)

*smirks*
Nightmare on Endor

The Next Movie (1, Funny)

Renraku (518261) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596976)

Star Wars VII: The Search for More Money

why is this post under "Your Rights Online"? (1)

geeflow (85081) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596992)

should I have the right to create my own episode?

mod parent up (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12597066)

"The search for more money" is a reference to Spaceballs, where Yogurt tells Lone Star about the sequel. And its title was "SpaceBalls II: The search for more money". I think it's more than an appropriate post.

I just hope it won't be George Lucas (2, Insightful)

melted (227442) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596979)

I just hope it won't be George Lucas. Let's face it, Star Wars could have been 10 times more dramatic and interesting than it was, and George Lucas' storytelling and directing skills are pathetic. He's a good businessman, and a visionary, but that's where it ends, really. ROTS, while better than the previous two installments, falls short of what it could have been. The story of ROTS would barely fill 20 minutes of screen time if it wasn't for CG.

Get Them Done Right First (1)

nukem996 (624036) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596985)

The first two episodes were pretty bad(I mean the new ones that came out) the third was great, reminded me a lot of the new ones. He should get those two right then remake the original three NOT touching the script just making the graphics look like ROTS.

It'd be silly for them to end the star wars saga. (2, Interesting)

francisew (611090) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596989)

Although Lucas may be tired of making star wars movies, or perhaps simply not want to be remembered as 'the guy who made star wars', I think it would be silly for them to not continue the stories. They have a storyline that is at least as interesting as the star trek franchise, although I wouldn't want to see it exploited to death as star trek has been. Most non-geeks I talk to express interest in seeing further star wars movies, and that's definitely my hope. For anyone who hasn't seen it yet, I saw it yesterday, and it was pretty good. I just feel bad for people who will see all 6 movies in order, because a lot of the excitement of episodes 4-6 came from the surprises inherent in the relationships between characters. Now that it's all laid out so clearly, it might make 4-6 much less interesting. I'd like to see more star wars prequels.

Remake 4,5,6 (1)

jeoin (668566) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596990)

I believe this is would be a great move. It would of course offend quite a few, but would bring more positives than negatives.

strangely enough.... (1)

shrewd (830067) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596991)

the bulk of the comments here on slashdot are against making more star wars, well i guess they are mainstream, and slashdotters are elitest bastards before they are nerds.

DIE (0, Flamebait)

ufpdom (556704) | more than 9 years ago | (#12596999)

Star TREK
Star WARS

why cant it just die ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
edited:
Lameness filter encountered. Post aborted!
Reason: Don't use so many caps. It's like YELLING.

Naturally... (1)

dysjunct (443107) | more than 9 years ago | (#12597001)

There's no way Lucas is going to pass up the opportunity to make "The Gungan Christmas Special"!

Lucas seems to be ambivalent (5, Insightful)

jd (1658) | more than 9 years ago | (#12597013)

He seems to have ruled out making them himself, but the last I heard, he was openly thinking about the idea of having them made by someone.


Certainly, the plan all along was to have a 9-parter. He said so himself, shortly after the original Star Wars movie came out. (Those in the UK at the time might remember the interview with George Lucas that was broadcast on Ask Aspel, at about that time.)


He has said that others have done "plenty" in the post-ROJ era, but that could mean anything. He could mean that some published (or UNpublished) existing work by himself or someone else would form the basis for 7-9 - ie: nothing new has to be written, as it already is.


The fact that episode III grossed so much in the first day might cut either way. On the one hand, it proves Star Wars is still worth a LOT of money. On the other hand, it gives Mr Lucas a chance to bow out of Star Wars on the kind of high note that very very few directors ever get to have. Star Wars is worth a lot, but so is a good image, and right now Mr Lucas has one of the best images out there.


Probably the deciding factor will be the advancement of computer-generated graphics. George Lucas has clearly proven that he likes high-tech toys, with I-III, and even IV-VI had some impressive effects for the day and the budget. (IV was the shoestring of shoestrings, by all accounts, but still pulled off some pretty good special effects which stood the test of time.)


If, within the next few years, we see some really good rendering engines - cone-tracer + radiosity (or better) at speeds fast enough for live-action - then maybe Mr Lucas would do the last 3 parts just to play with the new gizmos. I could believe it.


On the other hand, if we see a stagnation, with no real improvements in quality but maybe just a bit more quantity, then the technology won't coax him out. That would be my bet. He's had his fun with what's out there, he'll want something that is NEW for the last 3, if he's to think it worth it on those grounds.


Of course, I'm probably completely wrong, but it's always fun to speculate about such things.

Re:Lucas seems to be ambivalent (1)

antdude (79039) | more than 9 years ago | (#12597094)

Then, George Lucas need to hurry before he dies. He just turned 61 years old. Let someone else do the Star Wars sequels. George can supervise the work as an advisor.

I personally would rather see George work on the Indiana Jones 4 movie with Stephen Spielberg. Harrison Ford is getting old too. :(

Who cares about Starwars. (0, Offtopic)

CrazyJim1 (809850) | more than 9 years ago | (#12597017)

I want to see SpaceBalls episode 0. Ok, I care about Starwars, don't mod me down.

Jesus, battered wife syndrom anybody? (2, Funny)

grasshoppa (657393) | more than 9 years ago | (#12597018)

Seriously. How many times does Lucas get to kick us in the nuts before we finally decide enough is enough?

"He really didn't mean Episode 1&2, and especially Jar Jar. He really does love me. We deserved what we got from Ep 1&2"

Let's hope not (2, Insightful)

AntsInMyPants (819105) | more than 9 years ago | (#12597024)

As disappointing as they were, the prequel trilogy when combined with the original trilogy creates a nice, balanced story of the fall and redemption of Anakin Skywalker. It also puts Luke's temptations in Empire and Return of the Jedi into sharper focus. The father was turned, will Luke as well?

An additional trilogy would be just some tacked on stories.

Ars magna (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12597028)

sith is an anagram of shit. coincidence?

why is this post under "Your Rights Online"? (1)

geeflow (85081) | more than 9 years ago | (#12597035)

Apparently the topic is unclassifiable.

Creative Commons License Star Wars! (3, Interesting)

mattbelcher (519012) | more than 9 years ago | (#12597045)

Since Lucas is fine with fan-made Star Wars films, as long as they don't make a profit, perhaps Lucas will see it in his heart to release the franchise to the public in his will under some friendly Creative Commons license. I'd love to see what independent film makers could do with the material using the technology of 2050.

Re:Creative Commons License Star Wars! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12597113)

Your name is Matt Belcher?

Heh... ehem... what's your wife's name? Martha Farter?

This won't "work" because.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12597056)

--This will take 10 more years at least if George is going to have anything to do with it, who by that time will wait that long? What if poor George isn't around or interested in doing it by then?

--No true star wars fan will ever see a SW movie w/o John Williams' score and he's getting on in his years (although I would like to see his career continue until the day he becomes one with the force...), so unless someone can replicate his work brilliantly there will be disappointment on that scale

--All the Fan-boys who ranted and raved about the prequels not living up to their fantasies and ruining their childhood, will now complain that the new series doesn't live up to the 'nostalgia' of the PREQUEL trilogy (rather than the original) and say it ruined their middle-aged years...the purists will always find something to complain about.

--Lucas' originality will have disintegrated into ideas that will break the hearts of all the other SW fanatics (yet they will still plunk down $$ to see the darn thing), and will just look bad from a purist's point of view, meaning that it is all an excuse to make money, and the 'art' of the film-making process from these legendary movies will die with it.

Yeah, I'm anonymous coward, but I was too tired to create an account...so sue me.

Here's a great idea... (5, Funny)

gamer4Life (803857) | more than 9 years ago | (#12597060)

Let's do X, XI, XII

then wait 10 years to do VII, VIII, IX

Tired... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12597062)

I'm tired of Star Wars.

traditional saga format? (2, Interesting)

LuxFX (220822) | more than 9 years ago | (#12597072)

I was told once that Lucas was following a traditional saga format, where a nine-part story was told starting with the second third, followed by the first third and then the last. Is anyone familiar enough with traditional/ancient story formats to verify this?

Where does the line start? (1)

creimer (824291) | more than 9 years ago | (#12597078)

A recent issue of Starlog had a cartoon of some guy poking his head through the Stargate for the first time, and he said (paraphasing): Now we know that the other side of the Gate is where the line for Star Wars start.

Anakin (1)

nate nice (672391) | more than 9 years ago | (#12597087)

I fail to understand how Anakin will have a purpose in any of these. The 6 Star Wars movies are founded on the rise-fall-rise of a man with great potential and making films after he dies destroys the main theme of the Star Wars movies. Then again, they would probably make a boat load of money and people probably want to see them too, so why not? I don't care one way or another really but being a fan of all six Star Wars (really) I cannot see where these would fit into the story we've been told. I do however like the idea for a casual TV show that focuses on other characters not as epic that chronicles other pieces of the struggle.

OK (1)

dr.banes (823348) | more than 9 years ago | (#12597093)

I don't care what happens but let someone like Peter Jackson or Steven Spielberg direct them.

Common Sense (1)

blueadept1 (844312) | more than 9 years ago | (#12597098)

Perhaps if they use a bit of common sense before they started the prequals. If they made the sequels 10 years ago, they could have used the same actors as in the original 3!

Get Uwe Boll on the phone... (2, Interesting)

The Barking Dog (599515) | more than 9 years ago | (#12597099)

...and let him make movies of "Knights of the Old Republic"!
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