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New 'Star Wars' film to be set 30 years after 'Return of the Jedi'
Rueters ^ | Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:57pm EDT | Lisa Richwine

Posted on 03/18/2014 1:22:51 PM PDT by BenLurkin

The highly anticipated next installment of the "Star Wars" franchise will be set 30 years after "Episode VI: Return of the Jedi," Walt Disney Co.'s chief executive officer Bob Iger said on Tuesday at the company's annual shareholders meeting.

Disney purchased "Star Wars" production company LucasFilm for $4.05 billion in 2012 and announced it would release three new films in the popular sci-fi series. Fans have been avidly awaiting details of the next film, "Star Wars: Episode VII."

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


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KEYWORDS: disney; hollywood; scifi; starwars
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Iger did not reveal any casting news, other than to confirm the return of the robot character R2D2.

So that makes it what...about 100 years old?

They must not have union auto workers in the future.

1 posted on 03/18/2014 1:22:51 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Unfortunately all the other characters are woollies, ewoks and whatever JarJar was.

Kidding


2 posted on 03/18/2014 1:24:46 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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Hopefully, it will be less horrifically awful than Episodes 6, 1, 2, 3


3 posted on 03/18/2014 1:25:27 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: BenLurkin
The official Star Wars website posted on Monday the new films would feature "a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces,"...

Probably Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart...and Ben Affleck as Darth Hideous. :)

4 posted on 03/18/2014 1:28:18 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL-GALT-DELETE])
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To: BenLurkin

I am excited about these, but they’d kind of have to since in real life Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford (as well as Bill D. W.) have aged.

They are all supposed to return as well.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 1:28:52 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: BenLurkin

Why do I think of the line from “Mystery Theater 3000”
“Ah, the script has arrived!”


6 posted on 03/18/2014 1:30:09 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: BenLurkin
This could end up worse than the Stones at the Superbowl.

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7 posted on 03/18/2014 1:30:31 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: BenLurkin

Star Wars 30 years later?

Vader - dead
Skywalker - retired, can only move small objects, can change the TV without getting up
Leah - living in Florida...double hip replacement
Han Solo - killed by Chewie over a chess match
R2D2 - spare parts bin


8 posted on 03/18/2014 1:30:31 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: GeronL

I think you meant wookiees.


9 posted on 03/18/2014 1:30:55 PM PDT by jimmyray
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To: GeronL
Unfortunately all the other characters are woollies, ewoks and whatever JarJar was.

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Don't forget the Hutt creature:


10 posted on 03/18/2014 1:31:21 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation leads to Crimea.)
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To: BenLurkin

R2D2 Will be around? It might be an antique then...Star Wars made by the PC Disney Company? Jeez, will there be a gay character in it?


11 posted on 03/18/2014 1:31:37 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: ExCTCitizen

If they have Jar Jar Binks in it, they’ll be riots.


12 posted on 03/18/2014 1:32:48 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GeronL

I watched episode 2 recenty.. it was absolutely awful.. the dialogue was terrible... cool idea, good story line.. bad script. I was surprised how bad it was... I had remembered liking it when it came out.


13 posted on 03/18/2014 1:33:27 PM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: Jeff Chandler

Howard Stern was in Star Wars?


14 posted on 03/18/2014 1:33:30 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ExCTCitizen
Jeez, will there be a gay character in it?

Well, c3po is in the film, sooo..

15 posted on 03/18/2014 1:33:51 PM PDT by catbertz
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To: Zathras

I remember that line LOL!


16 posted on 03/18/2014 1:34:01 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: JSDude1
I am excited about these, but they’d kind of have to since in real life Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford (as well as Bill D. W.) have aged.

One of the problems that they're going to run into is keeping consistency with the books, which were all officially approved and are considered canon.

Big issue being that Leia evolves into a Jedi Knight in the books, while Carrie Fisher evolved into a Hutt in real-life. Hopefully they've had her spending LOTS of time at a gym, cutting down on the bon-bons and otherwise doing things to loose a good deal of weight. Because all the CGI in the world still wouldn't be enough ...
17 posted on 03/18/2014 1:34:01 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: dfwgator

good one!


18 posted on 03/18/2014 1:34:22 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: BenLurkin

I was hoping they all lived happily everafter.


19 posted on 03/18/2014 1:34:27 PM PDT by DManA
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To: BenLurkin

That makes it a pre-sequel, yes?


20 posted on 03/18/2014 1:34:40 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Mich Patriot

LOL!


21 posted on 03/18/2014 1:34:41 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Mich Patriot

Reply of the day.

Why can’t they let it go?


22 posted on 03/18/2014 1:36:09 PM PDT by prisoner6 (FREEDOM)
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To: JSDude1

Is Luke going to sit his son down and talk to him about signing up for the Galactic Alliance health insurance program?

http://twitchy.com/2014/03/12/luke-skywalker-joined-the-dark-side-mark-hamill-mocked-for-obamacare-pimping-funny-or-die-tweet/


23 posted on 03/18/2014 1:36:30 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: GeronL
Or something else strange...

24 posted on 03/18/2014 1:36:58 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

If it’s Disney, it will be all CGI characters with just the voices of the actors.

The thing that made the ORIGINAL Star Wars so wonderful was that the SFX were done by hand on a shoestring, and looked great. As the franchise grew rich, the whole look of the movies suffered greatly.


25 posted on 03/18/2014 1:38:53 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: ExCTCitizen

C3PO always sounded a bit effeminate...


26 posted on 03/18/2014 1:39:21 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: BenLurkin; a fool in paradise
The working title is 'Stairclimber Wars'.


27 posted on 03/18/2014 1:39:46 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

Or British... same diff.


28 posted on 03/18/2014 1:40:24 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: dfwgator
There's Harrison Ford, fresh off the set of Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Prostatic Stent.
29 posted on 03/18/2014 1:40:34 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Star Wars already has a guy character, C3PO


30 posted on 03/18/2014 1:42:12 PM PDT by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: BenLurkin

There will be an evil character whose name sounds like Ronald Reagan or Ted Cruz.


31 posted on 03/18/2014 1:42:34 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Jeff Chandler

LOL.


32 posted on 03/18/2014 1:42:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Revolting cat!

33 posted on 03/18/2014 1:44:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: ExCTCitizen
Jeez, will there be a gay character in it?

You can bet your life on that one. It's a lock. Perhaps not overtly and more of a hint but it will definitely be there. Perhaps a couple of 'life partners'.

34 posted on 03/18/2014 1:44:18 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Do I really need ot use the sarcasm tag?)
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To: BenLurkin

I suspect the plot will revolve around something like ridding the universe of galactic warming deniers and fundamentalist jedis.


35 posted on 03/18/2014 1:44:21 PM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: yarddog

Parr’tay Tee


36 posted on 03/18/2014 1:44:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Those things drive me up a wall.


37 posted on 03/18/2014 1:44:43 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: dfwgator
Howard Stern was in Star Wars?

Peter Mayhew.

38 posted on 03/18/2014 1:45:42 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Do I really need ot use the sarcasm tag?)
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To: Revolting cat!


39 posted on 03/18/2014 1:47:35 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: BenLurkin

As long there not a gray headed Jar Jar Binks!


40 posted on 03/18/2014 1:48:09 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: Mich Patriot
Star Wars 30 years later?

C3PO comes out of the closet and marries George Takei.

41 posted on 03/18/2014 1:48:16 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: BenLurkin

will we finally discover what Jar Jar’s hidden talents are and why Padme keeps him around?


42 posted on 03/18/2014 1:49:21 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Jeff Chandler
There's Harrison Ford, fresh off the set of Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Prostatic Stent.

Was that before or after "Indiana Jones and the Fountain of Metamucil"?

"Nazis! I hate those guys! They hide my car keys and goose step on my lawn."

43 posted on 03/18/2014 1:51:03 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: BenLurkin; discostu

The Star Wars phenomenon has always passed me by. I wish the whole thing would go away.


44 posted on 03/18/2014 1:54:05 PM PDT by Borges
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To: shotgun
Nope. There's no coming back from this:

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45 posted on 03/18/2014 1:56:31 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: catbertz

LOL! You gotta watch this music video titled, “Robot Bar Fight.”

C3P0 and R2 make a cameo appearance in the wrong way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0do-QPoNh0


46 posted on 03/18/2014 1:57:09 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I still think this was better than the original.

Hardware Wars
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ymFxkFfIhU

“You’ll laugh...you’ll cry....you’ll kiss three bucks goodbye.”


47 posted on 03/18/2014 1:59:35 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Borges

It’s a license to print money, it’ll never go away, especially now that Disney owns it (Lucas did get that when you have a license then you should freaking print). It’s funny how big SW is when you realize that 4 out of the 6 movies basically blow. And yet when I hear that fanfare and see words crawling I get excited. And I’m really looking forward to this alternating 3rd trilogy stand alone schedule, hopefully there’s enough good ones to get SW up over 50%.


48 posted on 03/18/2014 2:00:03 PM PDT by discostu (Call it collect, call it direct, call it TODAY!)
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To: BenLurkin
30 years after ROTJ?

So, the new movies will deal with the Invasion of the Galaxy by the SW Moozies, known as the Yuuzhan Vong.


49 posted on 03/18/2014 2:03:25 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: dfwgator

Jar jar should be canned.


50 posted on 03/18/2014 2:06:14 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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