• Zeb Stark

    Can't imagine we'll see much of Leia, but it is good to know that we will see her some and hopefully get a proper send off, without it being too overblown or cheesy.

    I think we all assume we'll see Luke as a Force ghost. I think that I hope they leave him in sort of a "mentor" role for Rey, an inspiration to the Rebellion, and maybe he sort of haunts Kylo. Don't think I want to see him somehow be the hero again, I think it's time to let the new generation shine. I keep having this vision of Luke levitating way up in the sky with white eyeballs shooting lightning out of his fingers and it scares the shit out of me. I don't want a video game. We already have those.

    Looking forward to seeing Lando, I think it's a mistake that they didn't bring him in earlier, let him and Han/Chewie have at least a moment in TFA, but better late than never, I guess.

    The new cast additions Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, and Keri Russell, all intriguing. I'm sure we'll learn more about their roles as time goes on.

    Also be interesting to see what JJ does with Rose. Does he like the character? Will he keep her in the forefront? Or is he gonna tuck her away like Rian Johnson did with Maz (and Snap) and like George Lucas was pressured into doing with Jar Jar hahaha.

    Do I have confidence in JJ's ability to close out not only this trilogy, but the entirety of the Skywalker saga fittingly? No. No I absolutely do not. But I'm hoping for the best. I hope he's putting that first, far ahead of the apparent behind-the-scenes tug-o-war that many believe to be going on.

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  • Zeb Stark

    Patience, Jedi. We have 3 confirmed films coming from the master of subverting expectations that is said to be based on a yet unexplored corner of the galaxy, another confirmed series of films from Benioff and Weiss that is likely to be unlike anything we've seen in Star Wars before, a confirmed TV series from Jon Favreau, likely another 2 or 3 anthology films in serious development and, unless Tarkin has Alderaanian aspirations set on Earth, I don't think we're in any danger of running out of opportunities for them to expand the galaxy and I think that they have no choice but to do exactly that. I wouldn't expect much ground breaking cinema or and art-house type stuff, but they've just about milked the Skywalkers for all they're worth at this point (personally still hoping for a 4th trilogy, but that's me). Not only are they going to want to try new stuff, they're going to have to.

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  • Zeb Stark

    Yeah part of me feels like they kept him out of TFA & TLJ so they could put him in IX after Solo came out and sort of ride a little Lando wave. Don't think it's had the exact effect they were hoping for but I think I see their strategy.

    Could be interesting (or boring) to find out exactly what Lando has been up to all these years. I doubt they'll go into it too heavy and leave a lot up to the imagination and/or the comic books.

    The fact that they put Maul in Solo definitely implies a tie-in to the Kenobi film. I hope they don't make Kenobi some sort of unofficial sequel to Solo, but I don't mind a little crossover there, as long as it's not like Solo himself or Chewie showing up and running in Obi Wan only to not remember each other 5-10 years later. I've probably repeated this ad nauseum at this point but but I think that a Mandalorian/Boba Fett/Bounty Hunter/Enfys Nest movie would make for a better Solo "sequel" but I guess that's just my opinion. If we even actually get anything like that at this point. Plus you could still put Qi'ra and Maul in it and it doesn't have to influence the Kenobi movie at all if they don't want it to.

    In related news, The Nerdist with some Kenobi rumors/news this week:

    https://twitter.com/nerdist/status/1016815601761882114

    Thoughts on bringing George Lucas in on this? He may be the main authority on the character, but we can't pretend like he handled him all that well the last time he had a shot at him. I don't mind him coming in as a producer/adviser on the project but I don't want him directing anything, I don't think. Wonder how much of all this is true and how much of it is pure coincidence.

    In the Rebels episode Twin Suns we get to see Kenobi and Maul face off for what we have to assume is the last time, with (SPOILER ALERT) Kenobi besting Maul in a quick lightsaber duel that ends in Maul's assumed final actual death. At the very end of the episode we see a young Luke running across the moisture farm where he lives, showing that Obi Wan has indeed been keeping a close watchful eye over the lad. The problem here is that Luke appears, to me at least, to be fairly young here, maybe 11 or 12? But at the last canon update on the matter it is said that the episode of Rebels is supposed to take place only a year or so before the events of ANH. Seems like a slight continuity issue to me. Doesn't have to effect the timeline of Solo (13-10 years before ANH)/Kenobi/Rogue One (moments before ANH) at all but it just seems a little off. Of course I could just be misinterpreting some part of the whole deal, who knows. Not even a big deal just thought I'd bring it up haha.

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  • Zeb Stark

    Also, Ben grew up knowing Lando so that could be interesting.

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  • Zeb Stark

    If it's a "seek out" Lando situation, it'll be interesting to see what they do considering we won't see Leia. Could it somehow have been one of the last things she did; contact Lando or tell them to contact Lando? Or maybe R2 or 3PO bring up the idea? Not sure who else that's around would have that connect. Nien Nunb I guess, would they give him a role like that? Could be interesting.

    My guess is that maybe he picked up the Resistance's distress signal and shows up to help, fashionably late, of course. I think that's the simplest route and would make plenty of sense without having to do anything tricky or fancy to bring him back. Or maybe he shows up for Leia's funeral. Plenty of reasonable ways to write him into the script.

    @sammyc521 I dunno man, I don't know that there's much chance of us getting that movie. If Solo had been a smashing success, sure, but not with the way things went. I think that the most likely connection we'll get to Solo will be Enfys Nest showing up in some fashion, be it in a movie or on TV, followed closely by a Maul/Qi'ra. I wouldn't expect to see Alden or Donald reprise their roles. Of course I could be very, very wrong about all that.

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  • Zeb Stark

    Solo is not a great movie but it was never going to be a great movie. It's fun and entertaining and nostalgic and I think it answers some questions (some that were maybe never really posed) without completely overdoing it. We didn't need this movie, a lot of people didn't even want this movie, but I'm glad we got it. One, because I enjoy it and I'll be happy to add it to my collection when it's available, and that's one more Star Wars movie option on those nights when I'm in a Star Wars mood (there are many, you can imagine). Two, because, as Yoda said in TLJ, "the greatest teacher, failure is", and I think it gives Lucasfilm a chance to reexamine their strategy going forward; from which movies they choose to make, to how they choose to make those movies, to even when they choose to release those movies. I think all of those issues and more will be addressed thanks, in part, to Solo.

    I'm worried about Episode IX because I don't trust JJ to care enough about completing a good, memorable story. I think with JJ aesthetics and intrigue are more important than answers and satisfaction. I fear that he'll be going into IX with the same mindset he went into TFA with: fixing Star Wars. Which means it will look and feel and sound like Star Wars, but that it may be just a passable story i.e. TFA***. Only this time I don't think Star Wars needs fixing. Episode IX needs to be epic. It needs to out-epic TLJ. I don't know what that means as far as the story goes, I don't care really, that's not my job. I just know that it needs to be great, not only for the sake of completing the trilogy, but also for setting the tone for what comes next for the franchise, and reuniting the fan base, though that's likely an impossible task. But I need JJ to care about the characters he wrote and to show us exactly why these are the people he chose to carry the torch for Leia, Luke & Han. Rian Johnson didn't write those characters, but he took them where he thought they needed to go (with, I have to believe, at least some guidance or instruction from JJ).

    I honestly wish Rian Johnson was doing IX. I wish he had been slated to do both movies the day they hired him to do TLJ. I think his version of the Star Wars universe and the Skywalker saga is the one I want to see, and I think it would have been much more palatable for fans if he were able to spread his story out over two movies. I'm not sure what he would have done differently, if anything at all, but I think that maybe he wouldn't have felt as though he had to accomplish all of the things he did in one movie, and maybe he would have been more willing/able to address some of the mysteries posed by JJ in TFA which, as I've stated before never really bothered me much, but seem to have been expected to be addressed in the second film of the trilogy by many, many fans.

    ***I want to clarify that I still love TFA. It was fun, exciting & nostalgic, it did it's job in reintroducing us to the Star Wars universe that we knew and loved before the dark times... before the PREQUELS. And I think that it was overall a really good Star Wars movie. Maybe a bit too much rehash, and maybe the posing of some unnecessary questions with no intention of answering (remains to be seen, obviously), but a good movie. And I love the new characters that were introduced. I really do want to see where they end up and how they get there and I think that between TFA and TLJ we have pretty good character arcs so far for all of them. I just hope that Episode IX is as much better than TLJ as TLJ was better than TFA. Probably unfair expectations and as we've seen that's dangerous territory these days haha. But that's where I'm currently at. Gonna be an exciting 18 months of news and speculation, I imagine.

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  • Zeb Stark

    Sad day. Pay the man. Put him in the Ring. Hopefully the HoF one day. In 10-20 years the LOB reunions are going to be LIT af.

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