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For all of the advances in motion capture gaming, you'd think Lucasarts would have already banked on a decent "lightsaber simulator" for either Wii or Xbox Kinect. Massive facepalm.gif there for not being on the ball. Could be literally printing their own money.
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Rep says no Cumberbatch... http://www.accesshollywood.com/roll-call-benedict-cumberbatch-star-wars-casting-rumor-shot-down_article_83835
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"Has been cast" vs "In talks to be cast."

Nothing that couldn't be typical PR spin, easy to weasel out of. smile.gif
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Agreed. Every word coming out of Into Darkness was that he was not Khan. Look how that turned out.
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Agreed. Every word coming out of Into Darkness was that he was not Khan. Look how that turned out.

Also, everyone saying it won't be Thrawn as the villain, but we shall see
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Also, everyone saying it won't be Thrawn as the villain, but we shall see

Thrawn being the antagonist would be about the only thing that'll make me see this in theaters. Love the Thrawn Trilogy.
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Thrawn being the antagonist would be about the only thing that'll make me see this in theaters. Love the Thrawn Trilogy.

I used to love the Star Wars books when I was a kid. I recently reread Heir to the Empire, and I have to say... It did not hold up.

That said, I do think it would make a good movie, and Thrawn seems like a logical choice for them... And Eggybread Wonderlatch would make an excellent Thrawn.
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I used to love the Star Wars books when I was a kid. I recently reread Heir to the Empire, and I have to say... It did not hold up.

That said, I do think it would make a good movie, and Thrawn seems like a logical choice for them... And Eggybread Wonderlatch would make an excellent Thrawn.

I think part of that may be the bias from remembering loving it as a kid. I picked it up for the first time recently because of this thread and, despite my lack of Star Wars love, thoroughly enjoyed it. There is certainly some odd material - Joruus is as strange a character as I've read in any work. But Thrawn is a fantastic villain. He's deep, ruthless, and cunning. His knowledge of different war tactics based on the commanders' cultures, while a bit far-fetched, works well in the Star Wars universe. Again, I'm a SW rookie so it may not be true to canon or what have you, but it was an extremely fun read.
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I think part of that may be the bias from remembering loving it as a kid. I picked it up for the first time recently because of this thread and, despite my lack of Star Wars love, thoroughly enjoyed it. There is certainly some odd material - Joruus is as strange a character as I've read in any work. But Thrawn is a fantastic villain. He's deep, ruthless, and cunning. His knowledge of different war tactics based on the commanders' cultures, while a bit far-fetched, works well in the Star Wars universe. Again, I'm a SW rookie so it may not be true to canon or what have you, but it was an extremely fun read.

My biggest issue was that he was just completely godlike, in a Deus Ex Machina way. He always knew what was about to happen just because... Art? It wasn't like a mystery novel where you put the pieces together later and see how clever he was to put it all together--it was literally just like someone had given him a copy of the script.

Another problem I think is that because people expect certain things from each of the Star Wars characters, they can't really go through any sort of changes. Everyone stays exactly the same, it's like they are just passing through the world without interacting with it. This I would imagine is endemic to any Star Wars book though.
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They already said its going to be an original story.
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Bona and Han origin stories....

http://nukethefridge.com/2013/09/16/star-wars-han-solo-boba-fett-origin-movies-confirmed/


Am I the only one that thinks Boba Fett is the most overrated character in Star Wars?
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Am I the only one that thinks Boba Fett is the most overrated character in Star Wars?

In some ways, that distinction goes to Darth Vader. foo.gif
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Am I the only one that thinks Boba Fett is the most overrated character in Star Wars?

Not at all. Talk about making something out of nothing. I shuddered at the similar Aurra Sing hype following Episode 1.
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I read somewhere that when Lucas was planning out Star Wars, he envisioned three trilogies taking place in three generations.

Generation 1: Anakin becoming an adult (SW 1-3)
Generation 2: Luke becoming an adult (SW 4-6)
Generation 3: Luke's kids becoming adults (SW 7-9)
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