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Rumors Confirmed, JJ Abrams to Direct Episode IX


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Source


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I wonder if the lightsabers will have lensflares.


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It'll be an unwatchable lens-flare-orgy with dialog heard from characters no one can see and some pretty explosions. ;) j/k... mostly

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Please, some respect for the man who was charged with both winning back and bringing new Star Wars fans to the fold with The Force Awakens, all the while sneaking in a scene where E.T. is getting roasted over an open flame.


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I didn't watch The Force Awakens, I'm certainly not watching this crap.


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WOOOOOOOOOOOO SUCK IT WHEDON


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captain yesterday wrote:
I didn't watch The Force Awakens, I'm certainly not watching this crap.

you're missing out.


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Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I didn't watch The Force Awakens, I'm certainly not watching this crap.
you're missing out.

To each their own.

I haven't watched a Star Wars movie since The Phantom Menace I won't start now.


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captain yesterday wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I didn't watch The Force Awakens, I'm certainly not watching this crap.
you're missing out.

To each their own.

I haven't watched a Star Wars movie since The Phantom Menace I won't start now.

i understand phantom menace driving you away from the series. Please, come home. Believe in Abrams.


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Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I didn't watch The Force Awakens, I'm certainly not watching this crap.
you're missing out.

To each their own.

I haven't watched a Star Wars movie since The Phantom Menace I won't start now.

i understand phantom menace driving you away from the series. Please, come home. Believe in Abrams.

Only if you start believing in Whedon and start watching the Marvel movies, if you do that I'll watch Star Wars again.

For the record, I liked the last Star Trek movie he did (it wasn't great, but it wasn't an old Star Trek with reverse Spock and Kirk).


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captain yesterday wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I didn't watch The Force Awakens, I'm certainly not watching this crap.
you're missing out.

To each their own.

I haven't watched a Star Wars movie since The Phantom Menace I won't start now.

i understand phantom menace driving you away from the series. Please, come home. Believe in Abrams.

Only if you start believing in Whedon and start watching the Marvel movies, if you do that I'll watch Star Wars again.

For the record, I liked the last Star Trek movie he did (it wasn't great, but it wasn't an old Star Trek with reverse Spock and Kirk).

i haven't missed a marvel movie, I just loudly complain when it's Whedon at the helm.

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Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I didn't watch The Force Awakens, I'm certainly not watching this crap.
you're missing out.

To each their own.

I haven't watched a Star Wars movie since The Phantom Menace I won't start now.

i understand phantom menace driving you away from the series. Please, come home. Believe in Abrams.

Only if you start believing in Whedon and start watching the Marvel movies, if you do that I'll watch Star Wars again.

For the record, I liked the last Star Trek movie he did (it wasn't great, but it wasn't an old Star Trek with reverse Spock and Kirk).

i haven't missed a marvel movie, I just loudly complain when it's Whedon at the helm.

Somebody needs to get him the f*%+ away from Batgirl too.


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Rysky wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I didn't watch The Force Awakens, I'm certainly not watching this crap.
you're missing out.

To each their own.

I haven't watched a Star Wars movie since The Phantom Menace I won't start now.

i understand phantom menace driving you away from the series. Please, come home. Believe in Abrams.

Only if you start believing in Whedon and start watching the Marvel movies, if you do that I'll watch Star Wars again.

For the record, I liked the last Star Trek movie he did (it wasn't great, but it wasn't an old Star Trek with reverse Spock and Kirk).

i haven't missed a marvel movie, I just loudly complain when it's Whedon at the helm.
Somebody needs to get him the f!!% away from Batgirl too.

See? It's whedon that needs to be stopped, not Abrams.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I didn't watch The Force Awakens, I'm certainly not watching this crap.
you're missing out.

To each their own.

I haven't watched a Star Wars movie since The Phantom Menace I won't start now.

i understand phantom menace driving you away from the series. Please, come home. Believe in Abrams.

Only if you start believing in Whedon and start watching the Marvel movies, if you do that I'll watch Star Wars again.

For the record, I liked the last Star Trek movie he did (it wasn't great, but it wasn't an old Star Trek with reverse Spock and Kirk).

i haven't missed a marvel movie, I just loudly complain when it's Whedon at the helm.
Somebody needs to get him the f!!% away from Batgirl too.
See? It's whedon that needs to be stopped, not Abrams.

Wait,is he actually directing the Batgirl film? That's legitimately terrifying.


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Bleh.

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Lordwakkawakka wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I didn't watch The Force Awakens, I'm certainly not watching this crap.
you're missing out.

To each their own.

I haven't watched a Star Wars movie since The Phantom Menace I won't start now.

i understand phantom menace driving you away from the series. Please, come home. Believe in Abrams.

Only if you start believing in Whedon and start watching the Marvel movies, if you do that I'll watch Star Wars again.

For the record, I liked the last Star Trek movie he did (it wasn't great, but it wasn't an old Star Trek with reverse Spock and Kirk).

i haven't missed a marvel movie, I just loudly complain when it's Whedon at the helm.
Somebody needs to get him the f!!% away from Batgirl too.
See? It's whedon that needs to be stopped, not Abrams.
Wait,is he actually directing the Batgirl film? That's legitimately terrifying.

Very. For more reasons than you know.


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baron arem heshvaun wrote:
Please, some respect for the man who was charged with both winning back and bringing new Star Wars fans to the fold with The Force Awakens, all the while sneaking in a scene where E.T. is getting roasted over an open flame.

The Force Awakens was pretty good ... although Han Junior should've stayed masked up.

It's a low bar to step over compared to The Phantom Menace.

Mmmmm .... crispy ... tasty ... E.T. .... nnngggrrrllll ....

Liberty's Edge

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Very excited about this! It was apparently going to be either Rian Johnson or JJ. I would have been cool with either, but I know JJ will do a great job.


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I was a bit disappointed with "The Force Awakens". It was too much like Episode IV for me.


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The force awakens was like ordering butter chicken from the food court, it filled me up, but there was no magic in it to make me go crazy for it.


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Black Dougal wrote:
The force awakens was like ordering butter chicken from the food court, it filled me up, but there was no magic in it to make me go crazy for it.

interesting critique...


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Freehold DM wrote:
Black Dougal wrote:
The force awakens was like ordering butter chicken from the food court, it filled me up, but there was no magic in it to make me go crazy for it.
interesting critique...

Especially since the last time I got chicken from the food court I got food poisoning. :-)

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Rysky wrote:
Lordwakkawakka wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I didn't watch The Force Awakens, I'm certainly not watching this crap.
you're missing out.

To each their own.

I haven't watched a Star Wars movie since The Phantom Menace I won't start now.

i understand phantom menace driving you away from the series. Please, come home. Believe in Abrams.

Only if you start believing in Whedon and start watching the Marvel movies, if you do that I'll watch Star Wars again.

For the record, I liked the last Star Trek movie he did (it wasn't great, but it wasn't an old Star Trek with reverse Spock and Kirk).

i haven't missed a marvel movie, I just loudly complain when it's Whedon at the helm.
Somebody needs to get him the f!!% away from Batgirl too.
See? It's whedon that needs to be stopped, not Abrams.
Wait,is he actually directing the Batgirl film? That's legitimately terrifying.
Very. For more reasons than you know.

Batgirl's feet the movie...oh my god starring Summer Glau

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I was unimpressed by THe Force Awakens. Felt like Episode IV try 2. Seriously. The only impressive thing in the movie was Chewbacca's bowcaster.

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Force Awakens was the come back to SW episode. I can give some leeway for the heavy derivation. I hope that the saga takes its own direction from here on out though. If the second film of this new saga isn't very good story wise, I don't think the third will be good no matter who directs it.

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Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I didn't watch The Force Awakens, I'm certainly not watching this crap.
you're missing out.

Only if you count the outright worst Star Wars movie ruining it for you as "missing out".

Liberty's Edge

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Worse than the three prequel films?

Come on!


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Marc Radle wrote:

Worse than the three prequel films?

Come on!

Marc speaks wisdom.


Flawed but original and full of good ideas vs. polished, derivative regurgitated mass: hmmm

Honestly, I will watch the prequels, warts and all, over TFA and its bland remakeiness any day.

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Marc Radle wrote:

Worse than the three prequel films?

Come on!

Yes. TFA was terrible, and while the Prequels have some issues, I still rewatch them and enjoy it.

TFA just trashed the setting. The story would be forgettable if it where not a s@*+ty remake of a great one. The characters are boring. Especially Rey, who is just better at everything than everyone, just because. And how dare you grab my arm when you spot danger and want to keep me safe! Oh the outrage!

Even the antagonists are meh, barring maybe Rey falling to the dark side, effectively retconning out of existence the entire New Order thing, Ren, and Snoke and becomming the big bad. Better if that all happens in the openning scroll.

Hearing that, after TFA, they are potentialy allowing JJ to touch the setting is genuinely depressing.


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People are to hard on the prequels I was like 13 or something for episode 1 so I was an easier audience then and I expected less from movies so I'll give you guys that but the spectacle was entertaining and hadn't seen anything like the Darth maul fight or pod racing scenes before. Episode 2 had the yoda v dooku and then 3 had a ton of awesome fight scenes and choreography. The acting just needed a lot of work and a few other odds and ends. really however I could see young Vader as a bit whiny. They could of used a better actor granted. You don't just go to uber jedi to child killing sith without some emotional discourse.

It was all still way way better the Elektra movie.


Hama wrote:
I was unimpressed by THe Force Awakens. Felt like Episode IV try 2. Seriously. The only impressive thing in the movie was Chewbacca's bowcaster.

I was impressed by the director's/writers' complete lack of comprehension of basic elements like 'time' and 'distance.'

But I largely agree with others here- it's a bland remake. Bringing Abrams back is a weird choice.

@Vidmaster7- you need to watch more films, apparently. Most of the elements you like are from other things. Like the podrace is a drawn out and somnambulant copy of the Ben Hur chariot race, and the fight scenes might as well be stock footage for how uninspired and derivative they are.

'The acting just needed a lot of work' is a terrible thing to say about a movie. Its along the lines of 'if only a book's author was better with words'


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Bjørn Røyrvik wrote:

Flawed but original and full of good ideas vs. polished, derivative regurgitated mass: hmmm

Honestly, I will watch the prequels, warts and all, over TFA and its bland remakeiness any day.

I see we have nothing to discuss.


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I liked TFA. It would have been nice if they had merely disabled the New Death Star instead of it blowing up just like the other two.

OTOH they didn't kill off every single major character like they did in

Am hiding this for no good reason but habit:
Rogue One.
So there's that.

Also I like Summer Glau's feet. :p


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Vidmaster7 wrote:

People are to hard on the prequels I was like 13 or something for episode 1 so I was an easier audience then and I expected less from movies so I'll give you guys that but the spectacle was entertaining and hadn't seen anything like the Darth maul fight or pod racing scenes before. Episode 2 had the yoda v dooku and then 3 had a ton of awesome fight scenes and choreography. The acting just needed a lot of work and a few other odds and ends. really however I could see young Vader as a bit whiny. They could of used a better actor granted. You don't just go to uber jedi to child killing sith without some emotional discourse.

It was all still way way better the Elektra movie.

I think the biggest problems with the prequels (aside from nobody there to tell George "NO!" a few dozen times) was having people act in a near total blue-screen environment, with few relevant props or stand-ins to help with dialog.

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Quark Blast wrote:

I liked TFA. It would have been nice if they had merely disabled the New Death Star instead of it blowing up just like the other two.

OTOH they didn't kill off every single major character like they did in ** spoiler omitted ** So there's that.

Also I like Summer Glau's feet. :p

Well they should have killed them all. Made the story better.

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Oh look, it's again my time to defend Force Awakens as a good movie!

Oh how I missed this. Not.

Force Awakens was a good movie. I prefer it highly over Rogue One. Smarter folks than me have defended it better than me (I recommend Movies with Mikey episode about Force Awakens) and since every argument seems to start and end with "iT Is ThE sAmE MoVIe aS nEw hOpE", I'm just tired. Scott, take it away.


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Wow, that's a very 'haters gotta hate' sort of argument. Just dismissing criticism with an absurdly simplified tangent doesn't make for an effective 'defense.'

If you don't want to bother defending a film- don't. You aren't going to change minds with an absurd comic that misses the point of criticism.

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I don't think it really doesn't, since most of the criticism is based on how similar those movies are, and I think they are missing the point of Force Awakens. Because that is a criticism based on the surface elements- same plot (it really isn't) same themes, same overarching structure.

What people seem to overlook every time is great acting with instant chemistry between the main characters, clever subversion of the tempting of the dark side, villain who is more interesting after he puts away the helmet and we see his very human face, character development for the old characters based on the state of the world and JJ Abrams doing his darnest to fix the mistakes of prequels (sorry, prequel fans, no hard feelings) in how light & dark side are equated in metaphysical level. Rey is awesome (who's actions make sense, and she is just as mary sue as Luke was), Finn is awesome (one of my favorite protagonists ever) and Poe is awesome (Oscar Isaacs is a living legend). Best fight scenes of the entire series, (lightsaber melee with only one lightsaber YES), tragic ending with weight and gravitas because they earn it by build up, and understandable and powerful storytelling in many parts without speaking a word.

So yes. Force Awakens is more than just plot structure of New Hope. It is wholly it's own story, and very unique one on that when one looks deeper than just on the base level.

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Rey is a Mary Sue, a textbook example. And it is annoying. You don't have to make a female protagonist a mary sue to make her interesting or strong.
Finn is OK, I guess, pretty forgettable.
Poe doesn't have enough screen time.
Han Solo is there just for the paycheck and to finally get his wish he's been wishing for 30+ years.

What great chemistry? What great acting?

And yeah, sorry if you take pacing, desert planets, planet destroyers and more. which was the theme of the first film, you are decidedly lazy and playing it safe.


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Voss wrote:

Wow, that's a very 'haters gotta hate' sort of argument. Just dismissing criticism with an absurdly simplified tangent doesn't make for an effective 'defense.'

If you don't want to bother defending a film- don't. You aren't going to change minds with an absurd comic that misses the point of criticism.

so do the "it's just like episode iv!" comments. There is a real difference between criticism and bellyaching, and that argument crossed the line a few miles back.

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Entire video is good, but the part dealing with JJ and the Star Wars movies starts at the 6 minute mark


Aside from Force-pulling a lightsaber, what did Rey do in TFA that Luke, Leia or Anakin didn't pull off in their own first movies?


Kalshane wrote:
Aside from Force-pulling a lightsaber, what did Rey do in TFA that Luke, Leia or Anakin didn't pull off in their own first movies?

Well, as far as we see, she does it all without any training. Without even what little instruction Luke got from Ben or the practice he had shooting womp rats.

OTOH, there were definitely hints she had repressed early training.

And piloting skill appears to be genetic in the Star Wars universe anyway :)


Kalshane wrote:
Aside from Force-pulling a lightsaber, what did Rey do in TFA that Luke, Leia or Anakin didn't pull off in their own first movies?

Mind tricks, for one. And winning a lightsaber battle. It's been a while since I saw TFA but didn't Rey also have some visions?

Luke didn't do TK or visions until ESB and mind tricks until RotJ. Anakin didn't do anything Force related except piloting until AotC and minor card tricks.
Leia didn't do anything Force related in the movies

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