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Re: Official Star Wars Thread

Postby Ben » February 18th, 2017, 9:31 pm

I'm not the only one here thinking "if only", right guys?

Right!? ;)

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Re: Official Star Wars Thread

Postby Dacey » April 14th, 2017, 11:13 am

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift--that is why it's called the present."

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Re: Official Star Wars Thread

Postby Ben » April 14th, 2017, 1:35 pm

Much better orchestration than the first teaser for Force Awakens. I have a good feeling about this!

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Re: Official Star Wars Thread

Postby Dan » April 14th, 2017, 9:45 pm

It was quite the experience to watch the live stream of the trailer at work. :mrgreen: It helped that I had two monitors so that it looked like I was busy, but shifting my eyes more onto the trailer when it launched.

Quite pumped to see the film.

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Re: Official Star Wars Thread

Postby ShyViolet » May 24th, 2017, 1:59 pm

Last Jedi preview in Vanity Fair!
:)

http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/201 ... -portfolio

(Quite long article--skimmed it. No spoiler warnings so I assume there aren't any.)
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Re: Official Star Wars Thread

Postby Dacey » October 21st, 2017, 5:58 pm

I'm going to assume this isn't the super cool title Ben may have heard about a while back? ;)

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Re: Official Star Wars Thread

Postby Ben » October 22nd, 2017, 2:28 pm

Nope, but it's close.

I don't know when it changed, or if the one I heard was the original script title, if it was the previous directors' name, or if it was being discussed when Howard came in, but I think it was a slightly better title.

Solo's Game: A Star Wars Story.

I guess I can post that now that it's been changed/announced. So that's what I had heard from someone on set. And I liked it, getting his name in there as well as a little intrigue. It's a bit gritty too. What's the game? What are the stakes? Why should we never tell him the odds?

The rather obvious, and to me bland, Solo title doesn't say much, other than what's on "the tin" inside. I think better would have been to call it Han Solo, if only to try and put to bed all those people who never quite got the name and still call him Hans, which conjures up images of a lederhosen attired space smuggler!

Solo is not really a let down (what else was a Han Solo movie really ever going to be called anyway!?), but it's not too intriguing either. At least Solo's Game had a bit of mystery, a bit of intrigue. Heck, even if you didn't know who Han Solo was, Solo's Game just sounds like a pretty cool title, ready to reveal more about itself. I guess you might get that from just Solo, but that might not be a character name...it could be about some renegade guy who likes to be alone (again why Han Solo works a little better).

But...anyway...that's what I heard a long, long time ago, and I still think it's a better title. Does it refer to how Solo lives his life? Is it the actual game or challenge in which he wins the Falcon? Solo's Game makes it clear this is a character name, and it has a good few angles to it.

Maybe when Howard came in they had a rethink (it might even be a contractual thing so that he can claim full director credit on the "new" version of the film). But it was Solo's Game a while back, and I thought that was super cool.

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Re: Official Star Wars Thread

Postby Randall » October 22nd, 2017, 8:10 pm

I'm betting (strongly) that "Solo's Game" was dropped due to the similarity to "Ender's Game"--- especially considering that Ford was in that film adaptation too! But it would have been a great title, for sure.

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Re: Official Star Wars Thread

Postby Ben » October 23rd, 2017, 5:28 pm

Um...I don't think so. Ford isn't in this one for one thing, and Solo's Game as a script title would have come well after Ender was done and on home video.

The feeling I got from it was that it was more of a Ripley's Game approach anyway, but the title wold have been picked after Ender. The choice to change it is much more recent than what will be a five year old film by the time Solo comes out. :)