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star striker
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New Star Wars trailer

One of the character in the new Star Wars trailer looked like revan, I can't see it actually being him but hopefully there will be some sort of link to him and the old republic, there is too much good material there to pass up

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c0ina
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
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it's manipulative as fuck by REALLY laying it on thick for nostalgia - the opening music, r2d2, vader helmet, chewie and han etc.

that opening wide shot where you see the crashed x-wing and you think "fuck that's a bit dark" but the pan keeps going and reveals the half buried star destroyer - that's fucking good filmmaking in that one shot. tells an entire story in itself.

i've gone from "don't give a fuck about star wars" to "maybe they got this right?" in the space of two teasers.

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themorgan
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in reply to c0ina:

maybe they got this right?

I really hope so.

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Giles
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in reply to c0ina:

I feel kind of the same. I've gone from 'Oh no, the guy who made those awful, awful Star Trek films can't possibly get Star Wars right' to having 'a new hope' (if you will).

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c0ina
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to be fair, as much as i despised (DESPISED) into darkness, i did enjoy the first jj star trek movie.

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star striker
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When you think about it Revan is probably one of the most influential characters in the Star Wars universe, the influence he had on countless characters like darth bane.
His journey of going from the light side to dark and then back to light. Really good character and story.

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Andrew Todd
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
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in reply to star striker:

One of the character in the new Star Wars trailer looked like revan, I can't see it actually being him but hopefully there will be some sort of link to him and the old republic, there is too much good material there to pass up

All previously-published STAR WARS material except the movies, The Clone Wars, and Rebels is now 100% non-canon. They've wiped the slate clean. No material from the existing books, comics, or games will be used in anything STAR WARS going forward. I think it's a really great move on the part of Lucasfilm, personally. Most of the expanded universe is awful, and it gives them unlimited storytelling potential, rather than being hemmed in by pre-existing nonsense that only a (comparative) handful of fans care about.

Abrams made the worst Star Trek movie, but weirdly that movie would have made a pretty good Star Wars movie. The way he made his Trek films, he obviously really wanted to make Star Wars films anyway. So I'm OK with him on this picture.

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star striker
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Yeh but Revan should be canon so they can still use him.

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star striker
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Darth bane is seen in the clone wars making him canon and many of darth banes views on the dark side come from darth Revan (rule of 2 for example)

Plus George Lucas is said to be pretty fond of Revan and actually considered including him in the clone wars.

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themorgan
From: Auckland
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in reply to star striker:

Plus George Lucas is said to be pretty fond of Revan and actually considered including him in the clone wars.

Good reason not to.

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Andrew Todd
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I'd rather not see any previous EU material in the new films.

I want new stories, not rehashes.

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themorgan
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in reply to Andrew Todd:

I'd rather not see any previous EU material in the new films.

Whatever it takes to un-kill Chewie.

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star striker
Since: Apr 2011
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I dont want to see revan integrated into these films being made right now as some spirit.

I just think it would be cool to see Revans story during the old republic, seeing him during the mandalorian and jedi civil wars and defeating malak and saving bastilla on the star forge, then going into exile to track down the sith emperor.

it would be great as a trilogy.

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John Munro
From: Auckland
Since: Mar 2015
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Made some STAR WARS movies with some of the kids from my classes during the school holidays. Great fun while waiting for the real thing later this year.

https://youtu.be/g7JDfKehaWY
https://youtu.be/ePigytZH3JA
https://youtu.be/ei5rHL568gg

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c0ina
From: Auckland
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^that was cute as hell :)

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Rowox
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in reply to John Munro:

Fantastic!

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