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'Star Wars' Spinoff Films Confirmed By Disney
mtv ^ | Feb 6 2013 8:53 AM EST | Josh Wigler

Posted on 02/06/2013 8:26:41 AM PST by BenLurkin

The Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO confirmed on Tuesday that there are indeed films in development, in addition to the already announced trilogy of new "Star Wars" entries beginning with Abrams' "Episode VII."

"There has been speculation about some stand-alone films that have been in development, and I can confirm to you today that in fact we are working on a few stand-alone films," Iger said on CNBC's "Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo."

Iger's confirmation of "Star Wars" stand-alone films comes in the middle of new rumors surrounding that galaxy far, far away. On Monday evening, Ain't It Cool News founder Harry Knowles reported that Disney would begin their stand-alone "Star Wars" movies with a film based on the legendary Jedi warrior Yoda. In January, it was reported that "Man of Steel" director Zack Snyder was working on a "Star Wars" film loosely based on Akira Kurosawa's classic "Seven Samurai." Snyder's representatives vehemently denied the report; Disney officials have yet to specifically address the Yoda rumors.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: disney; hollywood; starwars

1 posted on 02/06/2013 8:26:46 AM PST by BenLurkin
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Disney would begin their stand-alone "Star Wars" movies with a film based on the legendary Jedi warrior Yoda.

There is only do or not do. There is no try.

2 posted on 02/06/2013 8:30:27 AM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: BenLurkin; KevinDavis

Maybe they will remake the long-lost Christmas special??

heh


3 posted on 02/06/2013 8:32:27 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: BipolarBob

Backwards talk, I do.


4 posted on 02/06/2013 8:34:23 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: BenLurkin

I was so disappointed in Episodes I, II, & III that I find it difficult to care about VII, VIII, & IX let alone sideline plots.


5 posted on 02/06/2013 8:34:23 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: BenLurkin
Disney didn't spend $4B on the franchise to just sit back and collect residuals.

I've seen this described as a "reverse-Avengers", i.e., start with the ensemble already established, then break down the universe into stories focused on smaller pieces of it. It should work -- Star Wars has a huge fan base and as long as the "one offs" are done moderately well or better, they'll be successful.

6 posted on 02/06/2013 8:34:27 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: BenLurkin; GraceG

And George Lucas will direct People to their seats in the theater.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-e7Upf6i7dE


7 posted on 02/06/2013 8:37:37 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: GeronL

I hear in the Christmas special Jar-Jar dies an especially long and horrific death. Really makes you grateful for that.


8 posted on 02/06/2013 8:37:41 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
I find it difficult to care about VII, VIII, & IX let alone sideline plots.

'Your friend is quite the mercenary. I wonder if he really cares about Episode VII. Or anybody'.

9 posted on 02/06/2013 8:39:12 AM PST by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
I hear in the Christmas special Jar-Jar dies an especially long and horrific death.

So... there really is a Santa Claus, then?

10 posted on 02/06/2013 8:39:34 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: BenLurkin

As long as they don’t destroy all the “history” in the books that take place after the events in Return of the Jedi I’m find with all of it. If they do that a LOT of people are going to be pissed.


11 posted on 02/06/2013 8:40:21 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: Secret Agent Man

that would be an awesome gift


12 posted on 02/06/2013 8:40:55 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Secret Agent Man
That's Senator Binks to the likes of you.
13 posted on 02/06/2013 8:41:46 AM PST by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: TheRhinelander
As long as they don’t destroy all the “history” in the books that take place after the events in Return of the Jedi I’m find with all of it.

I think it's unlikely that they'll go against "canon" -- it's still Lucasfilm beyond the productions, Disney is just the owner now. They're not replacing the creative staff.

On the good news front, though, it's unlikely Lucas will do screenplay or directing. The best of the movies to date (plus the Clone Wars series) has him as a producer and creative consultant, but not a writer or director.

14 posted on 02/06/2013 8:43:20 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: BenLurkin

“You are now a dark lord of the Sith. Henceforth, you shall be known by the name Darth Goofy.”


15 posted on 02/06/2013 8:44:03 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: agere_contra

Right on!


16 posted on 02/06/2013 8:44:19 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: kevkrom

No Santa Claus - it’ll be the Krampus.


17 posted on 02/06/2013 8:45:56 AM PST by Biff55 (If you run too far from the Alliance you end up in Reaver territory.)
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To: kevkrom

and just think, he’s not a jedi so there’s no chance of ghostly returns to talk to other characters in stressful situations. he’d really just be bantha fodder.


18 posted on 02/06/2013 8:50:47 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: agere_contra
That's Senator Binks to the likes of you.
have you noticed the current make-up of the Federal Senate....it's SPOT ON!...

19 posted on 02/06/2013 8:54:58 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: kevkrom

Call me crazy, but considering all the books and animated features based on the franchise, I would not be surprised to see dozens of movies. An entire universe was created. They can tell an unlimited number of stories and only enhance the depth of that fictitious world.

It could be like Dr. Who in the quantity of stories.


20 posted on 02/06/2013 8:55:30 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: kevkrom; TheRhinelander

Are the Timothy Zahn books considered canon now?


21 posted on 02/06/2013 8:56:41 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: BenLurkin; GeronL; Secret Agent Man; Cincinatus

Oh, I can see all the plot lines now...

The Death Star will have not one, but THREE planet-killing lasers, arranged in triangular formation (strongly resembling a certain corporate logo which shall remain nameless)...

The new Death Star will orbit PLUTO...

There will be a new Rebel base orbiting a system of SEVEN DWARF stars...

The plot will revolve around the appearance of a mysterious dark Jedi Master, who wears a red robe and a star-spangled cap, who can summon forth an army of inanimate objects that hurl liquid projectiles...


22 posted on 02/06/2013 9:07:21 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Secret Agent Man; GeronL
I hear in the Christmas special Jar-Jar dies an especially long and horrific death. Really makes you grateful for that.

Oooh, yeah! Meesa tune in fo' dat.

23 posted on 02/06/2013 9:07:55 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: BenLurkin

24 posted on 02/06/2013 9:10:40 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Cincinatus; BenLurkin

25 posted on 02/06/2013 9:11:14 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: BipolarBob

Only once, you live!


26 posted on 02/06/2013 9:15:55 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: BenLurkin

Rogue Squadron!

Wedge Antilles - the TRUE hero of the rebellion!


27 posted on 02/06/2013 9:17:19 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: agere_contra

That’s what we need. A political thriller showcasing the adventures of Senator Binks.

Gungam Binks goes to Coruscant. “Meesa isa inbacorruptible.”

How about a docudrama about how incompetent Yoda was at running the Jedi.

Freegards


28 posted on 02/06/2013 9:19:46 AM PST by Ransomed
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To: BenLurkin

Hopefully these new flicks are much better than the last batch of Star Wars films that started rolling out in 1999. The fact that George Lucas is no longer involved is a positive sign. Those ‘prequel’ Star Wars movies might be one of the biggest collective let-downs in the history of Western popular culture.


29 posted on 02/06/2013 9:20:28 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: BenLurkin
Feels like we're living through the next episode of Star Wars

Star Wars VII Revenge of the ...


30 posted on 02/06/2013 9:35:17 AM PST by McGruff (You are either with us or you are with the RINOs.)
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To: KC_Lion

OMG are you a plinkett fan?

I love the star trek and star wars reviews.


31 posted on 02/06/2013 9:42:27 AM PST by GraceG
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To: BenLurkin

As a SW fan I look forward to new movies, but at the same time when you consider the first big change is the addition of a HOMOSEXUAL PLANET in the gam Star Wars: The Old Republic — things are off to a very ominous start.


32 posted on 02/06/2013 9:58:36 AM PST by commish (The takers rule. Time to implement the triple G plan - GOD, GUNS, & GOLD)
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To: Secret Agent Man

“Jar Jar got run over by Wookie...”


33 posted on 02/06/2013 10:10:45 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: GraceG
Yes I sure am.

I figured you where too Grace that is why I pinged you.

Everything I know about Movie Criticism and what best type of Raid to buy I learned from Mr. Plinkett.

Star Trek: Generations is the Stupidest Movie ever made.


34 posted on 02/06/2013 10:50:21 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: jboot

Absolutely and the others as well.


35 posted on 02/06/2013 2:25:30 PM PST by TheRhinelander
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