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Teaser trailer dropped today

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  • DARDAR Posts: 897
    I've watched it 15 times. I might just be a little excited
  • MattMatt Posts: 4,108
    I often reflect on how the prospect of things 10-15 years would have me excited. This is one of those things that would've had me giddy with excitement...now I'm just lukewarm. I think the last 5 Star Wars movies have me treading lightly with this one.

    I'm wondering if Luke wants to end the Jedi because of his failure to train new ones & the destruction they've brought with them.
  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 5,637
    Matt said:

    I often reflect on how the prospect of things 10-15 years would have me excited. This is one of those things that would've had me giddy with excitement...now I'm just lukewarm. I think the last 5 Star Wars movies have me treading lightly with this one.

    That happened to me in the theater 34 years ago about halfway through watching Return of the Jedi. I still enjoy aspects of the Star Wars universe, I just don't get all that excited about any of it.
  • MattMatt Posts: 4,108
    I heard this about Hamill's opinion on the direction of Luke weeks ago. Wasn't certain it was true. Now I'm wondering if he's trying to fudge his actual feelings on the direction.

  • fredzillafredzilla Posts: 2,095
    Modern science has allowed us to look into Mark Hamill's mind to see what was his thoughts were doing as he was talking:

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    He didn't flub anything, but one can almost hear the gears working in his head as he spoke so as to be as diplomatic as possible.
  • bralinatorbralinator Posts: 5,967
    From EW.com
    Perhaps the only thing more unsettling than meeting your enemy is coming face-to-face with your hero.That’s where the Star Wars saga left us at the end of The Force Awakens, with Daisy Ridley’s Rey standing atop a craggy, windswept island, holding out Luke Skywalker’s long-lost family lightsaber to the man she knew only as a legend. But in The Last Jedi, she actually has much further to go to find the warrior who inspired all those old stories.This isn’t the Luke she’s heard about. It’s not the one we know either.This is a broken man. One who would have preferred to stay lost. And he feels the same way about that lightsaber.
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  • DARDAR Posts: 897
    That thing with Chewy....adorable
  • bralinatorbralinator Posts: 5,967
    Almagamate @David_D when you have the time
  • Mr_CosmicMr_Cosmic Posts: 3,200
    edited August 2017
    Best thing about the new SW is they don't have cute lil Ewok-like aliens...OH SNAP!!!
  • bralinatorbralinator Posts: 5,967
    edited September 2017
    Josh Trank, Gareth Edwards(almost), Lord & Miller — you're gonna have company. Colin Trevorrow, the Jurassic World helmer who's been attached to direct Star Wars: Episode IX for something like two years now, is officially out, per a statement Tuesday on StarWars.com.

  • DARDAR Posts: 897
    I don't really count Trank since his film never got past the idea stage.

    The only film we haven't heard some sort of issue with is the Last Jedi. My guess is if it's received extremely well (just a hunch I think it will) then I think Rian Johnson finishes out the trilogy
  • bralinatorbralinator Posts: 5,967
    Smart, introspective science-fiction - which Star Wars can be - is a thriving genre right now. There are several working directors who seem perfect for a Star Wars film. Patty Jenkins and Denis Villeneuve come to mind immediately.

    Ava DuVernay or Ryan Coolger (already under Disney contract with Marvel for “Black Panther”) might've been interestng choices. Neill Blomkamp or “Dark City’s” Alex Proyas definitely understand conceptual sci-fi, as does Kathryn Bigelow or Robert Zemeckis.

    But all the fan dreaming of a perfect, smart and new take on Star Wars went out the window when it was announced this week that J.J. Abrams would be returning to direct Episode IX. It’s a safe bet, if not a particularly bold decision. And that’s what Disney is going for - not rocking the multi-billion dollar franchise boat.
  • Check your back issue collections, apparently Mark Hamill says Star Wars #49 from the old Marvel series is a massive spoiler for The Last Jedi so don't read it before you see the film. The name of the issue - The Last Jedi.
  • Marathon said:

    Check your back issue collections, apparently Mark Hamill says Star Wars #49 from the old Marvel series is a massive spoiler for The Last Jedi so don't read it before you see the film. The name of the issue - The Last Jedi.

    Makes me wonder if Mr. Hamill isn't trying to drive up the price of that issue? Wonder if he has a case of #49 somewhere in the back of a closet.
  • David_DDavid_D Posts: 3,630
    That issue is on MU... if you dare!

    And if there was some idea they pulled from that, there was a really strong creative team on the issue- Mike W. Barr, Walt Sinonson, Tom Palmer.

    It would be fun to see them thanked in the credits (or, more importantly, to hear that Disney sent them a check).
  • DARDAR Posts: 897
    HOLY. $#%^!

  • bralinatorbralinator Posts: 5,967
    This new trailer has convinced me that I really don't care so much about Star Wars anymore...
  • MattMatt Posts: 4,108

    This new trailer has convinced me that I really don't care so much about Star Wars anymore...

    I didn’t know Mark Hamill had a fake CGS account.
  • matchkitJOHNmatchkitJOHN Posts: 1,013
    Just got my tickets!
  • fredzillafredzilla Posts: 2,095

    This new trailer has convinced me that I really don't care so much about Star Wars anymore...

    I'll see it, and probably love it. But I've got a creeping feeling that having a new SW movie come out every year may not be as good a thing as we all have hoped.
  • bralinatorbralinator Posts: 5,967
    And here is the international trailer that dropped on Monday.

  • bralinatorbralinator Posts: 5,967
    Meanwhile, Rian Johnson is currently planning the next Star Wars trilogy...
  • DARDAR Posts: 897
    Which leaves me to believe that Lucasfilm is really happy with TLJ
  • bralinatorbralinator Posts: 5,967
    DAR said:

    Which leaves me to believe that Lucasfilm is really happy with TLJ

    Don't forget, Disney spent $4 Billion to buy Star Wars and now the upcoming 'Solo' movie has just reshot 80% of their movie with Ron Howard, so Disney/Lucasfilm is gonna milk this cash cow for all its worth.
  • MarathonMarathon Posts: 308
    Marathon said:

    Check your back issue collections, apparently Mark Hamill says Star Wars #49 from the old Marvel series is a massive spoiler for The Last Jedi so don't read it before you see the film. The name of the issue - The Last Jedi.

    So, does anyone who's read this issue know if there was anything spoilery in it?
  • David_DDavid_D Posts: 3,630
    Marathon said:

    Marathon said:

    Check your back issue collections, apparently Mark Hamill says Star Wars #49 from the old Marvel series is a massive spoiler for The Last Jedi so don't read it before you see the film. The name of the issue - The Last Jedi.

    So, does anyone who's read this issue know if there was anything spoilery in it?
    Good reminder— I will look that up on Marvel Unlimited.
  • Mr_CosmicMr_Cosmic Posts: 3,200


    Star Wars #49 plot summary:

    Princess Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker and the droids take a Y-wing fighter to a jungle planet where they answer a beacon left behind by Prince Denid of Velmor. Denid, his betrothed Loren, and his friend Jedidiah crash-landed on this world years ago, a crash that claimed Loren's life. It is now imperative that he returns to Velmor to take the rite of succession or else his younger brother, an Imperial sympathizer, will gain control of the planet. Luke is surprised to find that Jedidiah, now addle-brained due to an injury, was once a potential Jedi Knight.

    With Luke disguised as a bounty hunter, and Leia disguised as Loren, they escort Prince Denid back to Velmor to claim the throne just in time to prevent the coronation of Denid's brother Anod as the new king. This frustrates not only Anod but also Zelor and Imperial Captain Zeta Traal, each of whom have their own plans for power.

    At the ceremonial Mrid Hunt to commemorate the return of Denid, Traal plans to have Denid and Leia killed in order to keep the planet sympathetic to the Empire. Zelor also desires the two would-be leaders dead, but for his own personal gain since he would rule the planet if no one of royal blood could take the throne. In the ensuing battle Denid and Leia are wounded by Anod, but Anod himself is killed by Traal. Zelor intends to kill Luke thinking the brash scoundrel would be no match for him with his energy sword, but he doesn't realize that Luke is a skilled swordsman who easily defeats Zelor. But during the duel, Traal has a clear shot at them both but is interrupted by Jedidiah who bravely sacrifices himself to prevent Luke from being captured.

    With all of the conspirators either killed or captured, Denid is free to become King of Velmor and pledges to be sympathetic to the Rebellion. Luke, Leia and the droids bid farewell to Denid and leave Velmor, and Luke takes charge of Jedidiah's body and gives him a funeral in space in honor of the fallen hero's bravery.

    ..........

    It seems Jedidiah was the last "Jedi" the title of the comic was referring to. I don't know, maybe @David_D found something in the comic that the plot summary is missing, but other than the title it doesn't seem to have much to do with the movie.
  • David_DDavid_D Posts: 3,630
    The issue is mostly Luke just milking every space mammal he could find. I can't believe this got by the Comic Code Authority back in the day. Pages of nipples. So many different colors of milk. It's the Brightest Day of Star Wars comics about getting milk from giant space mammals.

    No. Okay, I didn't get a chance to read it until tonight, but as you can see from the synopsis @Mr_Cosmic posted, there really isn't anything in the issue the connects to the movie other than the title.

    It is, upon reading it, a wonderfully bonkers one and done issue. It is like a Shakespearean comedy: It is full of disguise. (Leia dyes her hair blonde, Luke dresses as a smuggler, though he looks like a pirate). There is a farcical amount of misunderstanding. A maybe-she's-attracted-to-him-maybe-she-isn't romantic plot between Leia and this lost monarch of a forgettable planet. And a female Imperial officer who totally hits on the disguised Luke. And through all of this is a sympathetic, Force sensitive large alien, I think his species remains unnamed, but he looks like something out of The Dark Crystal, who after a head injury has convinced himself he is a Jedi. And has a noble sacrifice moment in the story that saves Luke. He is the titular "Last Jedi" of the story, as memorialized by Luke at the end, in a space burial.

    It's a gonzo story, and I think Mark Hamill was doing an admirable bit of mischief in drawing people to it to look for spoilers, as those that did at the time must have wondered what the hell could have been taken out of this comic for a contemporary Star Wars movie.
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