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Star Wars: Rogue One (The First Spin-Off)
« on: March 17, 2015, 02:38:23 AM »
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http://www.starwars.com/news/rogue-one-is-the-first-star-wars-stand-alone-film-rian-johnson-to-write-and-direct-star-wars-episode-viii

Thoughts? Any bets that it will feature Rogue Squadron and rad X-Wing dogfights? If so, I am beyond excited!


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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One (The First Spin-Off)
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2015, 04:09:50 PM »
I'd watch 2 hours of dogfighting...
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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One (The First Spin-Off)
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2015, 01:15:28 PM »
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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One (The First Spin-Off)
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2015, 02:10:12 PM »
I'm surprised this is coming out before Episode VII.




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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One (The First Spin-Off)
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2015, 04:05:26 PM »
It's not, is it? Rogue One is coming out in 2017 whereas VII is this year. Or am I mistaken?

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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One (The First Spin-Off)
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2015, 06:11:28 PM »
No, it isn't :) Ep VII is at the end of this year, Rogue One is scheduled for December 2016.

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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One (The First Spin-Off)
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2015, 09:14:48 PM »
My mistake. Star Wars VIII not VII comes out five months after Rogue One.




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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One (The First Spin-Off)
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2015, 09:05:45 PM »
So, on the final day of Celebration Anaheim, a short teaser trailer was released for Rouge One. I haven't seen it, but I'm sure someone will put it on Youtube within the next few days. We also learned some new information about the movie.

Apparently, the plot will involve a squadron of rebels going on a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans. To tell you the truth, I literally face-palmed when I heard this. This has to be like the tenth story there is about the Death Star plans being stolen. I know that the other stories aren't technically considered canon anymore, but still, come on? Couldn't they think of something more creative? It's nothing spectacular that we haven't seen or heard before. It sounds pretty boring to me.

There are some many other interesting things they could explore and make stories about, but instead they choose this? Disney claims that the reason that they got rid of the old EU is so that they would have more creative freedom and wouldn't be restricted by it, but so far, the opposite seems to be happening. They have so much material they could use and explore, but they are too short sighted to do any of that and seem to be too scared to leave the Original Trilogy's shadow and try anything new. It seems like only want to focus on the Original Trilogy era now and milk it dry, similar to how a few years ago, it was the Clone Wars era that was being milked dry.

One of the people who manages the Star Wars canon, Pablo Hidalgo even once commented in the past that you could fill a dinner table with all the people who have supposedly stolen the Death Star plans and you still wouldn't be sure how many settings you would need. This is just adding another one to the list.
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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One (The First Spin-Off)
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2015, 07:07:25 AM »


Apparently, the plot will involve a squadron of rebels going on a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans. To tell you the truth, I literally face-palmed when I heard this. This has to be like the tenth story there is about the Death Star plans being stolen. I know that the other stories aren't technically considered canon anymore, but still, come on? Couldn't they think of something more creative? It's nothing spectacular that we haven't seen or heard before. It sounds pretty boring to me.


Interesting thoughts.

I think it comes down to execution.

I have heard it is going to be a heist style movie...which could be particularly enjoyable if it's done right.  There could be a lot of working parts in a plan that audacious.

The jettison of the EU actually does give more creative freedom.  This is case in point; as you have shown yourself with the comment of Pablo Hidalgo.  The theft of the Death Star plans has been so muddled by the EU that it's a joke.   A movie like this will define the events without having to worry about what the EU had to say about it at all.