Today’s Poll: Star Wars Episode 7

As if Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm wasn’t big enough news on its own, the company also announced that Star Wars Episode 7 will be coming in 2015. This is huge, huge news for all of nerdkind. Some Star Wars marks are afraid of the upcoming movie; they feel that the original trilogy gets tarnished by every new film. Some, particularly fans of Timothy Zahn’s excellent Star Wars novels, are excited by the prospect of seeing cool characters like Grand Admiral Thrawn on the big screen.

How do you feel about Episode 7? Are you worried it will be as lame as Jar Jar Binks? Or are you excited for a movie that’s Han Solo cool? Please vote in today’s poll and expand on your choice in the comments section!

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15 thoughts on “Today’s Poll: Star Wars Episode 7”

  1. Spoiler below

    Bold prediction: no matter what fans will bitch and moan about it. Such is the way of Star Wars. People bitched about Chewbacca’s epic death.

    1. I’m excited to see what they will do next. It’s definitely not a yawn for me, and it’s going to happen so there’s no use in me being completely against it or anything. People will complain about it all though, even if it turns out to be extraordinary.

  2. Hey… I was geeked for Phantom Menace… like Roger Daltry, I won’t get fooled again.

    Imagine the horrible recasting decisions that could get made.

  3. I’m not quite sure how I feel about this. I have always felt there are too many unfinished / unexplored plot points left over at the end of the original trilogy. I mean, come on, you can’t drop a bomb like “Leia is a Jedi” and never mention it again! On the other hand, midichlorians – need I say more?

  4. I don’t really care because I won’t see it in theaters. I’ll wait for the VHS, then the special edition VHS with bonus footage. After that I’ll buy the super special edition on DVD with even more bonus goodies. Once that gets old, I may or may not buy the 3 disc, that’s right baby 3 disc, Blu Ray Extravaganza Director’s Cut Secret Edition now with galactic map Edition. THEN I’ll be “forced” to buy the 4k edition which will be titled A New Hope at riches. So yeah I’ll wait for the home release.

    1. LoL! VHS, man, really?! Wow. That beating Ray Allen, LeBron, Wade and Bosh gave to the Celtics last night must have affected you worse than I thought.

      -M

      P.S.- How do you like my new Gravatar?

  5. I’ve been saying since 1999 that Star Wars should go forward, not back. I thought it was a mistake to do three prequels back then and I have been proven right.

    Since I was a teenager, I’ve always said that they (Lucas) should do Episode 7, 8, and 9 instead of 1, 2, and 3. Why? Because it’s logical. One of the reasons Vader was such a badass is because of the mystique surrounding the character. They diminished some of that badassness during the last act of Return of the Jedi, but the prequels damn near destroyed and completely obliterated what had made Vader such an awesome character. We got to see his “tender” side. Suddenly, Vader isn’t seen as a badass anymore, he’s seen as a little whiny, emo blonde-haired bitch (that can’t act if his life depended on it).

    What would make more sense is if they continued the story decades later. Think about it: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher could all reprise their roles as elders in the new movies and seen “passing on the torch” to a new generation of actors. Luke and Leia could be the headmasters of a new Jedi academy teaching all sorts of new people/aliens the ways of the force. All you would have to do is bring some big, honking intergalactic threat to test the mettle of the new Jedi recruits and BAM! you have your lead-in for Star Wars 8 with new characters while still integrating those who had come before. Imagine Luke Skywalker being the new “Obi-Wan” to his padwan.

    The possibilities are endless as they are awesome. Lucas became to senile (or complacent) to realize this vision. Disney on the other hand excel in what awesome can be… especially since it will mean the difference of making their money back quickly or a huge financial disaster. Disney is motivated to do something extraordinary. Lucas did not have this drive since the 80’s. He lost it.

    I am excited to know that Disney is motivated to put out the best product it can. I have a feeling that they are going to try really hard to give us what we want…. for Star Wars to live up to it’s true future potential.

    -M

    1. Wait you forgot about how this will sell toys and such??? It’s not about story! hahah.

      Seriously though, I wouldn’t mind new stories like those in the Bioware games.

      1. That’s the “chicken and the egg” argument. You are saying that the IP is all about making money of the merchandising, but you should know that the only way to sell action figures and other Star Wars-themed trinkets on a massive scale is to have a popular form of media (like movies, TV shows, or books) that exposes the average person to the SW universe and makes them emotionally invested in it.

        If someone likes the movies so much, they will buy the toys. The sale of these toys will help make the next movie, and that, in turn will fuel the next wave of toy buying and so on. If the movie is crap (think “Willow”) no one will buy the toys and the sequel will not be made (or it will be made, but it won’t last too much longer after that).

        Also, toys can drive movie sales (like the 80’s Transformers), but in Star Wars’ case, I think it’s the quality of the movies that drive the merchandising. Although, at this point, because SW is such a juggernaut, I would venture to say that even if they came out with a few flops, it still wouldn’t affect toy sales too much. You would really have to go out of your way to destroy the franchise in order to actually hurt merchandising numbers.

        -M

  6. -“Lucasfilm has now revealed to E! Online that the new films won’t be based on Zahn’s work. The company says that the trilogy ‘is an original story. We’ve already heard that George Lucas provided treatments for an entire trilogy and possibly even beyond that.'”-

    Annnnnd…. There goes the neighborhood.

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