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Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Thread (nah, not really)

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19 hours ago, Slurktan said:

Going by Force Awakens, I fully expect Finn to be captured by some sort of Crime Lord at the end of Last Jedi and so then Oscar Isaac has to try and save him by fake bringing in Chewbacca but then will in turn be captured himself and put in a metal speedo where eventually he gets to choke out the Crime Lord via a curtain.

That also sets up the perfect opportunity for Lando to appear in IX...

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I'm ok with Abrams doing part IX. A bit like when he was anounced for VII - we know he's safe (assuming you liked VII). We still don't know what Rian Johnson's version will be like so again, it's probably safer to take JJ for now.

I'm amazed it took them so long to announce the December push-back. I was under the impression that's the slot they want the SW films to be in. I guess they can't admit they were wrong and so they wait until they have a legitimate reason to move the date.

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So back from vacation where I had little access to internet, and this news hits. FFS. Personally I was expecting a new trailer to hit in the mean time.

On the JJ appointment, I have mixed feelings. 

On the positive side, we know JJ is a big fan, and he's shown this with TFA. I'm certain he'll try to do his best.

On the negative side, I don't know that his best is good enough. The flaws that TFA had are mainly due to his directing style. He doesn't really want to let the story to breathe, and he just wants to get to the big points as fast as possible. And as Ser Scot already pointed out, space is big, and even if Star Wars is not a hardcore SF story, but more of a fantasy story, there are still limitations that need to be respected. But JJ clearly doesn't care about this, as seen in his take on Star Trek. Furthermore, with Ep IX likely being JJ's last involvement with SW, he might say fuck it, and let loose the lens flare. (He abstained as much as he could on TFA)

I hope the movie will have good writers.

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New trailer to debut tomorrow night during Monday Night Football.

Also, tickets to go on sale afterwards.

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30 minutes ago, Joe Pesci said:

New trailer to debut tomorrow night during Monday Night Football.

Also, tickets to go on sale afterwards.

So once again, the NFL will have huge ratings. :P

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44 minutes ago, Corvinus said:

So once again, the NFL will have huge ratings. :P

Haha, not with that terrible matchup. Catch it on the internet near instantaneously.

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Oooo can’t wait for the new trailer, not long to go now :D.

Also, still calling it that Rey turns to the dark side, the light can have Kylo back, we don’t want him :P.

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Given Hamill and Johnson's comments about spoilers. I'm going to gauge how spoilery it is from you guys, and decide whether to watch it or not.

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Resistance is futile so I'll be watching the trailer regardless of how spoiler-y it is :P 

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8 hours ago, Astromech said:

Haha, not with that terrible matchup. Catch it on the internet near instantaneously.

I'll watch as long as nobody kneels during the trailer. It's just disrespectful. 

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On 10/8/2017 at 4:19 PM, The BlackBear said:

Given Hamill and Johnson's comments about spoilers. I'm going to gauge how spoilery it is from you guys, and decide whether to watch it or not.

Rian has again warned about spoilers, so I'm going to play it safe and not watch.

I've avoided the last Thor trailer and the new JL as well.

With my luck, I'll avoid it only to see the SW trailer before Thor or JL.... Very likely now that I think about it. Damn.

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On 10/8/2017 at 3:19 PM, The BlackBear said:

Given Hamill and Johnson's comments about spoilers. I'm going to gauge how spoilery it is from you guys, and decide whether to watch it or not.

In my mind this is what I'm gonna do, too. But in my heart...in my heart I know I'm gonna watch it five times in a row as soon as it hits the web. :blush:

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Tickets are actually on sale now if your theater is a Cinemark, just snatched mine up!

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As a proud owner of an Empire Poster, they're definitely leaning into that vibe.

We're getting a big speeder/walker fight (very Ep VI) ? Evil BB8 is on the poster! Phasma has a spear (will she get a chance to use it, or be unceremoniously thrown in the bin) ? Snoke's weird samurai guys make an appearance. Why is Renn's face healed, but Rey's arm is all fucked up.

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Yep.  That was good.

I don't know that I would say there was anything in there that I would call "spoilers."

 

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7 minutes ago, Rhom said:

Yep.  That was good.

I don't know that I would say there was anything in there that I would call "spoilers."

 

I would say there are definite hints at major spoilers, but they could all be misleading.

Two spoilers, though are

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Luke, at least at first, will be afraid to teach Rey because of her strength in the Force, and there will be a fight between Finn and Phasma.

 

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Oh and btw... the scene with Chewie giving the wookie roar and then you see the little penguin looking thing... that little fuzzball was everywhere at Disney last week.  Every store that had anything Star Wars, Porg was front and center with the BB-9 droid.  Its obvious they will be the two big merchandise pushes.

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1 minute ago, Corvinus said:

I would say there are definite hints at major spoilers, but they could all be misleading.

Two spoilers, though are

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Luke, at least at first, will be afraid to teach Rey because of her strength in the Force, and there will a fight between Finn and Phasma.

 

Yes.  I do wonder about the tension build up with

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Ben "Kylo Ren" Solo and Leia.  Is that really a scene where he's about to take a shot to kill her?  Or tricky trailer construction?

 

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Here is the trailer, for anyone who wants to watch it. You know you want to, give into your desires, feel the power of the trailer. :devil:

 

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