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BREAKING: J.J. Abrams to Direct Star Wars: Episode VII!
TheWrap ^ | January 24, 2012 | N/A

Posted on 01/24/2013 6:09:38 PM PST by Tyrannis

Star Trek Into Darkness helmer J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII for Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm, reports TheWrap. The site says that Ben Affleck was also in contention.

(Excerpt) Read more at comingsoon.net ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: jjabrams; starwars

1 posted on 01/24/2013 6:09:43 PM PST by Tyrannis
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To: Tyrannis

Awesome news!!!


2 posted on 01/24/2013 6:12:35 PM PST by Tyrannis (Nothing is True, Everything is Permitted)
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To: Tyrannis

Can Star Wars survive lens flares?


3 posted on 01/24/2013 6:12:59 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Tyrannis

4 posted on 01/24/2013 6:14:14 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Tyrannis

Can he revive the story line and get back to the original quality and pace of the first two stories?


5 posted on 01/24/2013 6:15:34 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

I guess we’ll have to find out in 2015


6 posted on 01/24/2013 6:18:12 PM PST by Tyrannis (Nothing is True, Everything is Permitted)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Three word...

Grand

Admiral

Thrawn


7 posted on 01/24/2013 6:19:44 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Tyrannis; GSP.FAN

Is he bringing in Hans Zimmer or John Williams do the score?


8 posted on 01/24/2013 6:20:43 PM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: Perdogg

Please G*d let it be Hans Zimmer
news will be streaming in the coming months
Zach Snyder is doing a stand alone Star Wars movie based upon The Seven Samurai


9 posted on 01/24/2013 6:23:56 PM PST by Tyrannis (Nothing is True, Everything is Permitted)
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To: Tyrannis

I hope there’s a character as awesome as Jar Jar Binks!


10 posted on 01/24/2013 6:26:24 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Tyrannis

Earlier thread on the same subject suggested the best name for the new film (my recap):

“Jar Jar Binks’ Agonized and Prolonged Death.”


11 posted on 01/24/2013 6:26:40 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: Tyrannis

Please let this be the last of these Star war movies.


12 posted on 01/24/2013 6:27:14 PM PST by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: Tyrannis

Please oh please do the Thrawn trilogy!


13 posted on 01/24/2013 6:33:00 PM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: Jim from C-Town

He already remade Star Wars as 2009’s Star Trek.


14 posted on 01/24/2013 7:00:34 PM PST by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: Tyrannis

Two hours of blue filter and lens flares.


15 posted on 01/24/2013 7:05:03 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: political1

Lucas wrote nine chapters so technically these would be the last three.


16 posted on 01/24/2013 7:07:44 PM PST by Fledermaus (I'm done with the GOP. Let them wither and die. Let's start over.)
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To: Tyrannis

Maybe he’ll create a time vortex so he can ignore the established history. /sarcasm


17 posted on 01/24/2013 7:21:18 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: Tyrannis
Will the bridge of every Star Wars ship have way too many lights?

18 posted on 01/24/2013 7:22:16 PM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: Tyrannis

Jar Jar Binks came up with this idea. :)


19 posted on 01/24/2013 7:38:31 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Tyrannis

They should have stopped with Star Wars I in 1977. None of the sequels and antecedents that I have seen have been as good.


20 posted on 01/24/2013 7:51:52 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Fiji Hill

The only good followup to Star Wars was “Spaceballs.”


21 posted on 01/24/2013 7:54:13 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Fiji Hill

Empire was better, though not by much. More pathos, and the characters were able to step outside the “Hero’s Journey” archetypes more. Plus, Williams really stepped up his game; the Imperial March is probably one of his better pieces.

Also, Frank Oz!

I really hope they manage to pry the screenplay away from Lucas. His “universe” is probably one of the best out there, especially visually, but he is actively bad at creating dialog. There’s a difference between the “World Of Ham” space-serial dialog he was aiming for and the “Stilted High-School Drama Project” that he put on paper.


22 posted on 01/24/2013 8:37:20 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Tyrannis; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Ben Afflack’s in it. How’s ‘bout Matt Damon?


23 posted on 01/24/2013 8:41:19 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise
Ben Afflack’s in it.

They need Cuba Gooding Jr, he's way better than Ben Affleck.

24 posted on 01/24/2013 8:44:22 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Little Pig; Fiji Hill

Empire is arguably better but it starts even MORE “in the middle of the action” and ends with an even bigger cliff hanger (more unresolved threads).

The first film still can stand on it’s own.

If you watch Return you end with Ewoks.

If you then watch the first three, you will also feel unfulfilled. AND look at how many hours you’ll have wasted.


25 posted on 01/24/2013 8:48:52 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: dfwgator

Cuba Gooding, Jr.? Sheeee....

This film needs Will Smith.

AND Mel Gibson.


26 posted on 01/24/2013 9:07:56 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise
"Ben Afflack’s in it. How’s ‘bout Matt Damon?" He's got a cameo


27 posted on 01/24/2013 9:14:15 PM PST by Dogbert41
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To: Dogbert41

Need more Team America references.


28 posted on 01/24/2013 9:16:40 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Tyrannis

Maybe the samurai version will feature the Noghri guy, Rukh. It’s been ages since I’ve read anything in the Star Wars theme and cannot remember who wrote them but as I recall, the books with the Nogrhi in it were pretty good.


29 posted on 01/24/2013 9:26:31 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Army Air Corps
"Two hours of blue filter and lens flares."

At least it wasn't Michal Bay and an endless series of Epic-slow-mo-pan-and-tilt-dolly-shots.

(if you are not sure of what I mean check this out: Michael Bay Dolly shot on Film Riot it starts around 2:05)

30 posted on 01/24/2013 9:30:32 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: a fool in paradise

Will Smith can’t act his way out of wet tissue anymore.


31 posted on 01/24/2013 9:32:00 PM PST by Clock King
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To: Tyrannis
It's like Hurley writing the "Empire Strikes Back"... with a few "improvements".
32 posted on 01/24/2013 9:47:28 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Tyrannis

Additional comments here:

J.J. Abrams To Direct ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2981551/posts


33 posted on 01/24/2013 10:27:55 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: a fool in paradise

I saw the first three in the theater. #1 was the best, by far.


34 posted on 01/24/2013 10:29:54 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Little Pig

I didn’t like Star Wars II. It chronicled a series of defeats, and its ending was inconclusive.


35 posted on 01/24/2013 10:31:59 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: piasa; Tyrannis

A stand-alone Star Wars film; a Jedi/samurai type based on the film Seven Samurai.”

It’s already been done: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F13CTKTkMvc


36 posted on 01/24/2013 10:47:49 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: freedumb2003

Mee-sa Jar-Jar, princess Jasmine...


37 posted on 01/25/2013 7:12:32 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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