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Posted 24 January 2017 - 07:02 AM

Jimmy Fallon said the title for Episode IX will be "Oops, just found another one"


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 08:20 AM

It wouldn't make sense to take the story line towards the path of "the Jedi are no more."  We spent the entirety of TFA essentially being told the Jedi are the only chance the good guys have of defeating evil.  Killing them off or somehow ending their line seems to go against, really, one of the whole points of the films.

 

I also don't think "The Last Jedi" necessarily suggests death - where are people getting this idea from?  Just by reading the title?  It could also just be a direct reference to Luke - he's literally the last Jedi.


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 08:23 AM

I'm apparently laboring under a false assumption. I read somewhere that they had announced that Luke was going to die in this show. Couldn't even tell you where I heard that, but clearly they haven't announced any such thing, so...
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Posted 24 January 2017 - 12:19 PM

I'm apparently laboring under a false assumption. I read somewhere that they had announced that Luke was going to die in this show. Couldn't even tell you where I heard that, but clearly they haven't announced any such thing, so...

Luke dying has been speculated since they announced a new trilogy.


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 03:44 PM

Well now, I guess we can't count on Gen. Hyten from US Strategic Command to help fight the dark side.

 

https://twitter.com/StanfordCISAC/status/824007798811787264

 

 

 

 

Sorry, I found this tweet funny amongst all of the Star Wars mania going on right now.


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 03:52 PM

I'm not a huge fan of the title, but it certainly doesn't imply that there won't be any more Jedi. 

 

Luke is currently the last of the Jedi. All the title signals to me is that he's going to play a big role in the movie, and they're amplifying the mystique around his status. Look how precarious the situation is for the good guys!

 

It's a bit of a trite way to do it, though. Jumping universes, Aang was The Last Airbender...until the heroes triumphed and then he wasn't, because more airbenders would descend from him.


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 08:30 PM

I'm apparently laboring under a false assumption. I read somewhere that they had announced that Luke was going to die in this show. Couldn't even tell you where I heard that, but clearly they haven't announced any such thing, so...



We all thought you were talking about the title only.
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Posted 25 January 2017 - 04:58 PM

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 10:05 PM

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 11:17 PM

Star Wars XII was on TV tonight.

 

The big halogram evil guy called Luke "The Last Jedi"


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Posted 29 January 2017 - 12:03 AM

Star Wars XII was on TV tonight.
 
The big halogram evil guy called Luke "The Last Jedi"

Star wars 12????????

And hmmm that kinda answers it for me. If Snoke calls him the last jedi then it doesn't mean he's gonna die.
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Posted 29 January 2017 - 09:55 AM

 

Star Wars XII was on TV tonight.
 
The big halogram evil guy called Luke "The Last Jedi"

Star wars 12????????

And hmmm that kinda answers it for me. If Snoke calls him the last jedi then it doesn't mean he's gonna die.

 

Must have been tired, VII not XII, hologram not halogram.  All I know is that it wasn't alcohol - Doc said to give my liver a break.


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Posted 06 February 2017 - 08:58 PM

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 10:33 PM

On a selfish note: I kind of have a feeling Luke and Leia were going to reunite in IX, and so now we won't see that. Hope I'm wrong. Seems like it'd happen early in IX but I suppose late in VIII is possible too.
As far as the rest of her IX scenes, VII had a "passing the torch" feel to it so I never felt she would have a major role in VIII or IX. They just need to figure out a sensitive way to explain her absence.

 
 
Honestly, they don't even need to do that. A young Carrie Fisher showed up in Rogue One - an old one can just as easily show up in IX. Technology is quite insane.

I thought they CG'D the young Princess Leia in Rogue One but there was another actress (not Carrie) credited with the appearance. This would indicate that they might not shy away from recasting for an older Leia.
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Posted 08 February 2017 - 12:34 AM

 

 

On a selfish note: I kind of have a feeling Luke and Leia were going to reunite in IX, and so now we won't see that. Hope I'm wrong. Seems like it'd happen early in IX but I suppose late in VIII is possible too.
As far as the rest of her IX scenes, VII had a "passing the torch" feel to it so I never felt she would have a major role in VIII or IX. They just need to figure out a sensitive way to explain her absence.

 
 
Honestly, they don't even need to do that. A young Carrie Fisher showed up in Rogue One - an old one can just as easily show up in IX. Technology is quite insane.

I thought they CG'D the young Princess Leia in Rogue One but there was another actress (not Carrie) credited with the appearance. This would indicate that they might not shy away from recasting for an older Leia.

 

They only did that trick because Fisher was alive and there for the approval.  If episode IX was 20 years in the future, I could possibly see something like this.  At this point, there is no way in heck they are going to touch that with a 100 ft pole.  I have no clue what they are going to do, but I'm pretty sure the story group has already stated they are not going to recast and they're not going to CG.


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 12:42 AM

Ya. There's no way they would recast or CGI.

And before anyone brings up Tarkin, that actor died 2 decades ago and wasn't beloved the way Fisher was. They will deal with her character off screen.
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Posted 08 February 2017 - 01:08 AM

There is precedent for it ala Paul Walker. I have no idea if they've stated that they won't be doing it, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was a possibility, and I don't think it would be done in any way that wasn't with the utmost respect and remembrance.


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 08:10 AM

 

 

On a selfish note: I kind of have a feeling Luke and Leia were going to reunite in IX, and so now we won't see that. Hope I'm wrong. Seems like it'd happen early in IX but I suppose late in VIII is possible too.
As far as the rest of her IX scenes, VII had a "passing the torch" feel to it so I never felt she would have a major role in VIII or IX. They just need to figure out a sensitive way to explain her absence.

 
 
Honestly, they don't even need to do that. A young Carrie Fisher showed up in Rogue One - an old one can just as easily show up in IX. Technology is quite insane.

I thought they CG'D the young Princess Leia in Rogue One but there was another actress (not Carrie) credited with the appearance. This would indicate that they might not shy away from recasting for an older Leia.

 

 

The actress credited (Ingvild Deila) was the one that physically stood there for the shoot.  Then they CGI'd Leia's face/body on to her.

 

Same thing with 'The Moff'.  Some dude named Guy Henry is credited with playing him, but he was just the physical body that was there in the scenes.

 

https://www.cnet.com...ss-leia-tarkin/


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 07:20 AM

On a selfish note: I kind of have a feeling Luke and Leia were going to reunite in IX, and so now we won't see that. Hope I'm wrong. Seems like it'd happen early in IX but I suppose late in VIII is possible too.
As far as the rest of her IX scenes, VII had a "passing the torch" feel to it so I never felt she would have a major role in VIII or IX. They just need to figure out a sensitive way to explain her absence.

 
 
Honestly, they don't even need to do that. A young Carrie Fisher showed up in Rogue One - an old one can just as easily show up in IX. Technology is quite insane.

I thought they CG'D the young Princess Leia in Rogue One but there was another actress (not Carrie) credited with the appearance. This would indicate that they might not shy away from recasting for an older Leia.
 
The actress credited (Ingvild Deila) was the one that physically stood there for the shoot.  Then they CGI'd Leia's face/body on to her.
 
Same thing with 'The Moff'.  Some dude named Guy Henry is credited with playing him, but he was just the physical body that was there in the scenes.
 
https://www.cnet.com...ss-leia-tarkin/

Well that explains a lot. I couldn't get over how much she looked like her and then to see another credited... Makes sense now.
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 08:32 AM

There's nothing crazier than how much the current actress looks like the original Mon Mothma. Could be her daughter, or a young relative.

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 08:56 AM

For those who are interested, it sounds like the first trailer for The Last Jedi has been seen by a small number of people, and one of them spilled the beans.  All the information is unconfirmed as the first teaser probably won't be released until April, but the description sounds pretty legit.

 

(Disclaimer: this isn't the trailer but a description of what was seen.)

 


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 08:09 AM

At last, Disney has put the galaxy’s largest “singular or plural?” question to rest. In January, the studio revealed that the title of Star Wars: Episode VIII would be The Last Jedi, sparking a debate (à la The Last Samurai) about whether the word Jedi is meant to be singular or plural in this instance.

On Friday we got our answer, thanks to the official French Star Wars Twitter account, which divulged the French title of the film:

Les Derniers Jedi uses the plural form of “Last,” making it indisputable: The Last Jedi definitely refers to multiple Jedi. Other offical foreign accounts soon also posted titles in their languages, all using plural pronouns, in case there was any remaining doubt.


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https://twitter.com/StarWarsFR/status/832502743378051072


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