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Old October 23rd, 2009   Elias is offline   #1
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EXCLUSIVE: Lucasfilm Gearing Up Another Star Wars Trilogy In 3D?!?!!

Jim here. Here is a strong rumor that should whet your appetites! (or sour them if you have had too much of the franchise). I have been hearing rumblings... extremely quiet at first, but now heating up significantly and from a trusted source - that George Lucas is preparing to unleash another STAR WARS trilogy upon us, this time in stereoscopic 3D. This is NOT the TV series, these are brand spankin' new 3D STAR WARS movies.

But here is the shocker: Lucas will be producing and NOT directing these new episodes apparently! Could Steven Spielberg be tapped to direct a STAR WARS movie after all? Yes according to a trusted source of mine! Further, Francis Ford Coppola was mentioned too as a possible director for a future film!
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Another STAR WARS Trilogy on the Way? This Time in 3D?


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New SW Trilogy In 3D Being Considered?
 
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Old October 23rd, 2009   carmine007 is offline   #2
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I do like 3D.

Even if they are terrible I'll still probably go see it
 
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Old October 23rd, 2009   SmilingKnight is offline   #3
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Wow this is quite exciting! A second Star Wars trilogy sounds like a good idea
 
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Old October 23rd, 2009   Werehunter is offline   #4
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Please be smart and base it off of Timothy Zhan's Heir to the Empire trilogy.
 
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This would be awesome if true.
 
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Old October 23rd, 2009   TheRay is offline   #6
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Please be smart and base it off of Timothy Zhan's Heir to the Empire trilogy.
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That would be so awesome!

Or base them off of Dark Empire I & II.
 
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I'd like to see it star Harrison ford and Carrie fisher. They would play an old married couple and Han solo ol buddy chewie comes for a visit but is a slob and then over stays his welcome
 
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I'd probably be excited by this if I hadn't seen the prequels.
 
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Old October 25th, 2009   yodazone is offline   #9
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The rumor was already debunked:

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/42788

Lucas probably has his hands full with the live action tv show and the cgi series now.
 
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The rumor was already debunked:

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/42788

Lucas probably has his hands full with the live action tv show and the cgi series now.
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side topic - way back in the 70's, I vaguely recall being told that the first trillogy was the middle arc of a nine part epic. The final 3 were to move the characters into the future. Anyone else remember this or anything like it?

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side topic - way back in the 70's, I vaguely recall being told that the first trillogy was the middle arc of a nine part epic. The final 3 were to move the characters into the future. Anyone else remember this or anything like it?

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Gary Kurtz (Producer of the original SW) mentioned this in an old interview:

http://www.filmthreat.com/index.php?...nterviews&Id=8

- Finally, were there plans for a third Star Wars trilogy and were there any ideas generated for those three films?

Gary Kurtz: "Yes, it was very vague. It was Luke's journey really up to becoming sort of the premiere Jedi knight in the Obi-Wan Kenobi mold and his ultimate confrontation with the emperor. That was the outline of it and all that happens."
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side topic - way back in the 70's, I vaguely recall being told that the first trillogy was the middle arc of a nine part epic. The final 3 were to move the characters into the future. Anyone else remember this or anything like it?

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Gary Kurtz (Producer of the original SW) mentioned this in an old interview:

http://www.filmthreat.com/index.php?...nterviews&Id=8

- Finally, were there plans for a third Star Wars trilogy and were there any ideas generated for those three films?

Gary Kurtz: "Yes, it was very vague. It was Luke's journey really up to becoming sort of the premiere Jedi knight in the Obi-Wan Kenobi mold and his ultimate confrontation with the emperor. That was the outline of it and all that happens."
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Gary Kurtz Reveals Original Plans for Episodes 1-9 Wed, May 26, 99 01:08:05 AM CST

Gary Kurtz, the producer of A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, spoke at the Sci-Fi Expo in Plano, TX this weekend along with his daughters Tiffany and Melissa (as children they played Jawas in A New Hope). He shared with the crowd about meeting Lucas, leaving the Star Wars films and the original plans for the entire saga.

Back in the early 70s, Kurtz was looking to use the new Technoscope technology in an upcoming film. Francis Ford Coppola hooked him up with George Lucas who had recently filmed TXH-1138 with Technoscope. Kurtz became interested in Lucas' planned American Graffiti and the partnership was born.

When the time came to produce Return of the Jedi, Kurtz was unhappy with the story direction Lucas was taking. He felt that it was too much of a rehash of the first films with no real challenges. At the same time, Jim Henson was inviting him to produce his experimental film, Dark Crystal, which he chose instead.

Kurtz gave The Phantom Menace a mixed review as he was clouded by plans made for Episode 1 back in the early 70s. As someone involved with Star Wars from the initial concepts, Kurtz revealed the original intentions for the nine films as they were laid out BEFORE 1980. Very interesting.

EPISODE 1: Was to focus on the origins of the Jedi Knights and how they are initiated and trained

EPISODE 2: Introduction and development of Obi-Wan Kenobi

EPISODE 3: Introduction and life of Vader

EPISODE 4: There were seven different drafts of the film. At one point, they pursued buying the rights to Hidden Fortress because of the strong similarities. At one point, Luke was a female, Han was Luke's brother, Luke's father was the one in prison (interesting point for some debates) and the film featured 40 wookies

EPISODE 5: Once written, the screenplay of Empire is almost exactly what is seen on screen. The only cut scenes were those involving wampas in the rebel base (cut because of time and unsolved technical glitches) and about two minutes of Luke/Yoda Jedi training with no real dialog.

EPISODE 6: Leia was to be elected "Queen of her people" leaving her isolated. Han was to die. Luke confronted Vader and went on with his life alone. Leia was not to be Luke's sister.

EPISODE 7: Third trilogy was to focus on Luke's life as a Jedi, with very few details planned out.

EPISODE 8: Luke's sister (not Leia) appears from another part of the galaxy.

EPISODE 9: First appearance of the Emperor.


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From Time magazine May 19 1980.
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[The very first surprise in The Empire Strikes Back comes in the
opening credits: the movie is identified as Episode V. Since it is
the immediate sequel to the original Star Wars. That opus has been
retitled Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, raising a meteor shower of
questions. The answers: Lucas has begun his space saga in the middle,
and both pictures are the centerpieces of a projected nine-part
series. The remaining movies, fore and aft, have not yet been laid
out in detail, but Lucas hs the framework, a kind of history of what
happened in that galaxy long ago and far away. A preview:

For years the universe was governed by a republic, which was
regulated by the order of Jedi Knight who bore a vague resemblance to
Japanese Samurai warriors. But eventually the citizens of the
republic "didn't care enough to elect competent officials," says Lucas
the historian, and so their government collapsed. A sorcerer, a bad
counterpart of Yoda, blocked all opposition and declared himself
Emperor. He was not seen in Star Wars: Episode IV, but he makes a
brief appearance in The Empire.

The Emperor subverts Darth Vader to his side, and together he
and VAder betray the other Knights, nearly all of whom are killed in
their trap. Ben Kenobi escapes, and after a fierce struggle he does
such injury to Vader that forever after Vader must wear a mask and
that noisy life-support system. The fall of the republic and the rise
of the empire will form the first of Lucas' three trilogies.

The second trilogy, which opened with Star Wars: Episode IV,
center on Luke Skywalker, who will be seen as a child in Episode III.
The Empire continues the Skywalker story, and Episode VI, the next
film to be made, which will be called Revenge of the Jedi, will end
it, with either Luke or Darth Vader walking away from thier final
bout. The last three episodes involve the rebuilding of the republic.
Only two of the main characters will appear in all nine films,
and they are the robots, Artoo Detoo and See Threepio. Says Lucas:
"In effect, the story will be told through their eyes."
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Wookiepedia has a "Sequel trilogy" page that features links for all the "sequel" mentions/plots and interviews too:

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Sequel_trilogy
 
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Old October 25th, 2009   Elias is offline   #14
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Wookiepedia has a "Sequel trilogy" page that features links for all the "sequel" mentions/plots and interviews too:

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Sequel_trilogy
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Just make the live-action TV series, George!

Grumble, grumble, grumble...

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If Lucas doesn't write and doesn't direct -- I'M IN!!!!!
 
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