'Return Of The Jedi' - where do we go from here?

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  1. Hand Of Omega

    Hand Of Omega Well-Known Member

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    I just watched the entire original trilogy (the un-restored theatrical versions with the limited DVD set) and once again pondered, "what happened next?"

    Now, I'm not talking about making more movies, I'm just asking, all comics and novel arcs aside, 'are you interested to see where the movie Universe went after ROTJ'? Did Luke give in to his dark side and build another Empire? Did a new threat rise? Was the Jedi order ressurrected? Was the Universe in turmoil after the fall of the Empire - civil wars, revolutions, etc that were previously suppressed by the Empire?

    I think its interesting and it has to be said that the prequel material didn't ever interest me, even years before they were announced. I was always concerned with 'what now'?
    Thoughts? :) 
     
  2. Paladin

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    Read the books, they cover the subject in great detail with varying degrees of quality.
     
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    I am with you 100%, I finished watching it the whold nonstop way last week, said and questioned what happened next, personally I would'nt mind something different then the whole good guy to dark villain.
     
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    I would love to see the Thrawn trilogy made, great villain and it does take place shortly after ROTJ even if it was animated (hm, considering that how much time has past, animated is probably the best option)
     
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    I'd love an actual sequel. Make it about the kids of Luke and Leia, feature the original stars in supporting roles, and bring back the Sith. Just keep Lucas away from the writing.

    And go read Dark Empire I and II. It pretty much covers everything you want to know.
     
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    Dude to the fleet: Attention! Attention! The Emperor is dead!

    Fleet: What about Vader and the Death Star?

    dude:both gone.

    Fleet: We're fucked! We give up.
     
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    Funny thing that I coincidentally got Revenge of the Sith and the Original Trilogy (restored) today.
     
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    I've read every SW novel, and many of them are so good (and so ingrained into my head) that I tend to think of them first when someone mentions Star Wars.
     
  10. Hand Of Omega

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    Well, I always thought that the Empire would have suppressed a lot of conflict during their reign, many worlds probably owed them a lot - infrastructure, trade, security etc.
    I would love to see the Jedi order be reinstated and in its fledgling years have to deal with stabilising the galaxy again that has erupted in civil wars, backstabbing and a proliferation in crime.
    Perhaps a secret Vader disciple is involved with a crime family and aches to establish a new Empire? We could have the Jedi bring order again, but with the knowledge that a new Sith order is secretly growing somewhere in space.

    Animated would be great. Just not the style of Clone Wars, that was horrible. Maybe anime (in the style of 'Yukikaze') or a decent CGI look, like an updated take on 'Final Fantasy' or the upcoming 'Avatar'?

    The whole kid angle is a bit cliche IMO and retreading old characters can be boring, sorry. But I do agree with your other ideas - bring back the Sith and have someone else write.
     
  11. grimlock1972

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    the problem is there is so much written that takes place after ROTJ, including one book The Truce at Bakura that takes place almost imediately after ROTJ that Lucas would be stepping on a crap load of toes and render some books Moot depending on where we went with it, and in the process piss off alot of fans of the books, if he kept on making them after the first 3 there wouldn't have been a problem but now unless they are made from one of the multitude of books out its just not possible with out antagonizing fans possibly more so than the prequel trilogy
     
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    If Star Wars ever returned, then I want Irvin Kershner (Sp?).
     
  13. Hand Of Omega

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    And...? Unavoidable when you follow up or adapt anything.
    Being a Dr Who fan, I can tell you the WHO forums are filled with 'are the books canon?', 'this book is, those aren't...', 'are the comics a true continuation?'...'what about the audio plays?' - etc, etc....
    In the end, continuity is almost always taken from the TV show, or in this case, they'd do well to stick to the film world. Maybe incorporating elements from other sources, but should only follow directly from the movie ROTJ.
     
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    I'd rather have an animated series based after ROTJ (what's with all these sequels having RO acronyms? ROTJ, ROTF, ROC) than the second Clone Wars show we have now
     
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    very true just saying no matter how its done they are gonna piss some fans off and as there very well constructed timelines for Star Wars any new material would have a difficult time finding a space with in said Timeline which to fit in not to mention they would need to cast new actors for most of the major roles, R2D2, C3P0, and Chewbaca would be the exception as the actors and actress have aged too much to pick up from where they left off in ROTJ best they could do is a cameo where they are sipping coffee and talking about the old days or something
     
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    Make a new movie based on Kyle Katarn,Mara Jade and Leia's Twins.
     
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    When I mean their children, I mean the children of Luke and Leia as full grown adults, not that kiddie crap...and as Jedis/Scoundrels. While cliched, a Star Wars film without a Skywalker in the lead role wouldn't be a Str Wars film. You could have the son of Luke searching for evidence that the Sith is re-emerging. He could disguise himself as Sith being known as a rogue Jedi. You have the son of Han Leia as the faith ideal Jedi Knight under the guidance of Luke and Leia. Also, the daughter of Han and Leia could be a scoundrel type character like her father.

    The sequels would never work with just the original actors alone and they'd have to be in it, otherwise what is the point. Also, the original cast is just too old (a sixty-year Han and Leia running would be heartbreaking to see), but if they use Luke as the Supreme Jedi Master in the galaxy in a Yoda/Obi-wan type of role and Han/Leia as leaders with the New Republic, now would be awesome.
     
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    I think they should do a KOTOR movie first, just to stir things up.
    then, do a post RotJ film.
     
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    Not until Lucas is dead...

    And I am serious. There needs to be a different view on the Universe.
     
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    What I would love:
    A lot of companies are doing anime shorts, Batman: Gotham Knight, Marvel, Halo Legends... so on and so forth.
    I would love to see an anime shorts collections of the book "Tales of the bounty hunters". That would be awesome.
     

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