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Charles Valderrama
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Posted: 20 November 2019 at 10:15pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Interesting comments from the Lucasfilm President...


"Thereís no source material. We donít have comic books. We donít have 800-page novels..."  Uhhhh, is she serious??

It was Lucasfilm's decision to ignore the "Expanded Universe" and NOW she states that they have no source material to borrow from?? CRAZY.

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It's also nutty because whenever they paint themselves into a corner, they just bring something from EU over into the new canon. 

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It's also nutty because whenever they paint themselves into a corner, they just bring something from EU over into the new canon.  

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I would not characterize it that way. The Expanded Universe was a contradictory mess. The stated intent with "Star Wars Legends" was to take what they wanted from the EU without all of the baggage that came with it. A lot of ideas from the EU were already ported over with the canonization of THE CLONE WARS animated series. And most of the currently reintroduced EU stuff has come through STAR WARS: REBELS, and I don't see how that series was "painted into a corner".
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There must be hundreds of Japanese movies they haven't plundered yet!
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They really should just do Seven Jedi.
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The new movies wouldn't be such hard work if they planned out the trilogy ahead of time.

Spoilers - The Emperor is back, and we had zero foreshadowing in eps 7 and 8. They really are shooting from the hip. 


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What's funny is that even in the latest new canon novel (which mostly is there to try to correct the way The Last Jedi fit with everything) they don't foreshadow the Emperor there either.  To me that means it was a late addition (if it even ends up being him for sure).  If it ends up using parts of Dark Empire it will be yet another EU story ported over. 
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 QUOTE:
We donít have anything other than passionate storytellers who
get together and talk about what the next iteration might be. We go
through a really normal development process that everybody else does.
You start by talking to filmmakers who you think exhibit the sensibilities
that youíre looking for.


...is the rest of the quote. I think what sheís saying is that theyíre not
looking make adaptations of existing material like many other cinematic
franchises out there (GoT, Harry Potter, etc.) ; or their versions of
existing stories or existing characters (MCU, DCU). That means they
have to decide what stories they want to tell, how, and then with who
helming those projects.
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I think the success of Star Wars owes more to George Lucas's artistry and vision than simply his creation of a setting anyone can plunk a story into. Even the worst of his movies, not to mention projects like the Clone Wars cartoon, are idiosyncratic and personal in ways the created-by-committee Disney products don't even try to emulate.
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What point was she trying to make with that statement though?  Sounds a lot like an excuse to me.

What I wonder is, will she get the credit for the Mandalorian?  It is technically under her watch but all I'm hearing is that she's going to soon be out.


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She was answering a process question about being Abrams back after
firing the previous director.

Based on the amount of $$$ that Star Wars has and is bringing in and
the majority of the public liking it (Twitter Echo Chambers donít count), I
donít think she owes any excuses.
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Adam: Yeah. Considering Disney is releasing as many theatrical films over four years as Lucasfilm released in thirty, I assume part of her mandate was exploring the saturation point. Since they've made a metric shit-ton of money overall, with only one financial loser (and Solo had more strikes against it than just coming out a few months after The Last Jedi), I'd say she's been successful. If Star Wars can't summon the content diversity for a Marvel-style release pace, taking a few years off is a good idea.

And we'll see how the MCU fares when they start rolling out four movies in a calendar year starting in 2022, which will be more like five within 12 month periods. I know I'm up for it, but Twitter Echo Chambers are already claiming fatigue with three a year.
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