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Shaun Barry
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Well, looks like it's (semi?) official:




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Oh, Dog!! The destruction of the real STAR WARS continues!
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I always ask one thing of such projects: has any fan lobbied for this? Or had a yearning for it?

It's a bit like when there was a prequel to THE PINK PANTHER. Did anyone really want to see Clouseau's early years?

I can't know every STAR WARS fan, but I've never come across one (and my late stepfather was a huge fan) who had a yearning for an Obi-Wan Kenobi film. 
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Regardless of whether or not spin-off films are even a good idea...

...must every single one so far be set between Episodes III and IV??  Why is this the only acceptable time period?

Not saying they need to be done, mind you, but why not have some films set years before Episode I?  Or something between VI and VII?  Hell, why not take a real risk and set something 100 years after the proposed Episode IX?

Considering that they're also seriously looking into spinoff films of Boba Fett and Yoda... seems like they're going nowhere fast.





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Like STAR TREK, they've got galaxies and a long timeline to play with. Why not play with it?

Hell, let's see what was happening 1,000 years before A NEW HOPE. Or 50 years after ROTJ. 
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"...must every single one so far be set between Episodes III and IV"

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ROGUE ONE and REBELS are set in that time frame, but the primary films that Lucasfilm is producing are set after RETURN OF THE JEDI.

And we have 121 episodes of THE CLONE WARS, which is firmly in the prequel trilogy (set between ATTACK OF THE CLONES and REVENGE OF THE SITH).

I am fine with REBELS being set between III and IV - it is fertile ground that has not really been explored yet. The team that did CLONE WARS is doing a fantastic job on REBELS. And ROGUE ONE was very strong. I liked it even better when I saw it on DVD.

Hardly "nowhere fast"!

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I like the idea of Stephen Daldry being involved in a Star Wars movie, but don't like the idea of going back to tell some previous tale with old (or young) Ben.

I'd prefer they just strike out on some new ground; maybe go waaaay back and tell us about the first Sith or something.

We're eventually going to get a Chewbacca origin tale, aren't we? So we can answer that burning question of why he wears the bandolier.
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Tim, I'm talking about the spin-off films, and not the animated TV shows, nor the Sequel Trilogy.

ROGUE ONE, HAN SOLO, OBI-WAN KENOBI, and even the proposed BOBA FETT... maybe "YODA! OF ME, YOU HAVE HEARD?" could be set prior to Episode I, but all others have been or will likely be set between Episodes III & IV.

Isn't there more fertile ground to cover?

(And Peter, I would bet even money that the Chewie bandoleer will be explained and explicitly shown in the upcoming HAN SOLO movie!)



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You see, some characters, at least for me, work better in movies, but not as spin-off characters. I can't say I'd welcome a YODA movie, if I'm honest.

It's the same with superhero ensemble books. I doubt I'd want to see an ongoing Cyclops comic; he works for me as someone to bounce off - and interact with others. 

I loved THE A-TEAM, but had they opted for a solo spin-off series with any of the four, it would not have appealed.

I don't mind Yoda (in any incarnation) appearing, but I can't muster up enthusiasm for a Yoda film.
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I want a YOUNG PALPATINE ADVENTURES movie where he, along with his archeologist father, stumble onto some ancient Sith artifacts
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Young Palpatine and the Phantom Runes of Doom.
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I don't know the idea of a western flavored Obi-Wan on Tatooine has
some promise for a story, I think. The current Marvel comic has been
doing some fun stuff in that vein.
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I'm reading about plans for a JABBA movie.

Obi-Wan and Yoda don't interest me, but a JABBA movie would. Quite a bit of activity in that palace. And quite an empire he's built up. I guess I'm mildly interested in that. 
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I'm surprised they haven't done a Boba Fett movie yet, since he's SOOO cool. OK, sarcasm off.
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  Seeing JABBA ia all caps had me imagining Jabba as the lead singer of ABBA.
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If anyone deserves a movie, it's the Emperor's Royal Guards. 
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A story about obi-wan seems a pretty interesting one to me. I also enjoyed
Jimmy Olson comics though.
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Everything I need to know about Obi Wan is covered in 'Star Wars.' His place in that story is clear and he has the proper amount of backstory and motivation to make the character's actions resonate with great poignancy. How would seeing him in random youthful adventures improve that?

I realize I'm out of step with the 'if less is more think how much more more will be' motto of modern copyright holders, of course.
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A story about obi-wan seems a pretty interesting one to me. I also enjoyed Jimmy Olson comics though.

False equivalency. Jimmy Olsen comics had Superman in them.

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A story about obi-wan seems a pretty interesting one to me. I also enjoyed
Jimmy Olson comics though.


False equivalency. Jimmy Olsen comics had Superman in them.
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Fair enough. Maybe a more apt comparison would be Better call Saul which at
least to date has not had Walter White in it
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It will, of course, be impossible for this story to avoid "Superboy Syndrome", where potential for drama is greatly reduced by the fact that we already know how everything turns out.
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I like the idea. You could adapt PALE
RIDER in an OBI-Wan film quite easily. I
think it would be a heck of a movie.
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It will, of course, be impossible for this story to avoid "Superboy Syndrome", where potential for drama is greatly reduced by the fact that we already know how everything turns out.
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Yes, a pertinent point. Sometimes it is possible to wring some kind of drama out of the knowledge of an inevitable outcome (the recent Dunkirk movie did a decent job of this), but more often than not it makes it very difficult to build any kind of dramatic tension, as if people are moving through the motions like clockwork. I prefer an "anything can happen" feel, where the outcome is unknown. 
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