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    TheBigBadShadowMan
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    did you guys here the rumor that pixar might be doing one of the star wars spin off movies

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    #36650
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    Cap
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    @thebigbadshadowman Yeah, we caught wind of that one. If I had to guess I’d say it wouldn’t be one of the “spin-off” films. One of us suggested maybe something like Droids.

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    Just linking this here…..

    Mark Hamill – Reddit

    There. Some Mark Hamill fun for those that don’t have time to look for it.

    Edit: Looking at this in more detail I have become aware or re-aware of the tendencies of the internet
    1) There is a ton of information I need to nerd out to, but must make the time for them first.
    2) It doesn’t matter if you are talking directly to your favorite actor, if its on the internet, it will digress into dick jokes.

    Both of these are evident in the reddit post. #1 is found in the post initially visible. #2 is found in all the hidden posts.

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    It may be fun to reflect on past speculations in relation to past releases. circa 1980

    The link below is basically a long article speculating how the clone wars plays into the series before Return of the Jedi was released.
    Some interesting thoughts was that Obi-wan was actually OB1, a clone of some random other guy.
    Anikin Skywalker and Vader were clones of the same person, but were different people. Keeping the illusion that Vader isn’t truly Luke’s father.

    I am still trying to find the actual magazine this was supposedly published to verify the source. For all I know it is another random speculation by a fan or fanfic.

    “Clone Wars Explained”
    © Fantastic Films, December 1980, vol. 3, no. 5
    http://lostepisodes.fateback.com/prequels/clonewars.html

    #37197
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    Cap
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    Wow… that’s some nutty stuff! Excited to read this. @seven check it out!

    #37688
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    Max
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    YOU GUYS. Epcot is doing expanded universe comics. They’ve got Jim Zub (skullkickers) writing about Figment: http://geekandsundry.com/view/first-look-disney-kingdoms-newest-comic

    Can Captain EO be far behind?

    #37692
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    Cap
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    @maxacree Wow dude… That’s awesome. @colin, this is for you.

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    Max
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    #37734
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    Cap
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    My god… that’s a pricey sucker. http://mycomicshop.com/search?TID=436891 Something to look for if I have any free time at MegaCon

    #38339
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    Max
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    Here is some legit State of the Empire news about EU moving forward. I take from this that Old EU remains available for purchase but is not canon, and moving forward all EU will be legit? http://starwars.com/news/the-legendary-star-wars-expanded-universe-turns-a-new-page.html

    #38347
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    So basically everything that wasn’t directly related to George’s work is up for grabs, and anything that took place after Return of the Jedi didn’t happen the way that it was described.

    I am curious if all EU was thrown out or was there a break point at RotJ? All things before pretty much happened the way the book/game described, but everything after RotJ didn’t happen at all except the stuff that will be carried over into the new cannon.

    The article eluded to this idea some, but never gave many definite answers except that EU after RotJ is now out of cannon.

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    Max
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    Tim Zahn’s response to that press release:
    “Having now had a few days to process the news from LFL, a few thoughts:
    First, since many of you are wondering, I have *not* yet been asked to write any new Star Wars books. But that doesn’t mean I won’t receive such an invitation in the future. If that happens, whether or not I accept will depend on what kind of story I’m asked to write, what input I’d have on the content, what era the story will be set in, etc. I would certainly *like* to return to the GFFA, but at the moment that’s not my decision to make.
    Second, as far as I can tell from the announcement, LFL is *not* erasing the EU, but simply making it clear that nothing there is official canon. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, nor does it immediately send everything into alternate-universe status. If nothing from the Thrawn Trilogy, say, is used in future movies (and if there’s nothing in the movies that contradicts it), then we can reasonably continue to assume that those events *did* happen. It looks to me like the “Legends” banner is going to be used mainly to distinguish Story-Group-Approved canon books from those that aren’t officially canon but might still exist.
    Third, even if something from the Thrawn Trilogy *does* show up in a movie in a different form, we authors are masters of spackle, back-fill, and hand-waving. For example, if Ghent appears in the movies but never mentions Thrawn, I can argue that he simply doesn’t want to talk about that era, or else has completely forgotten about it. (Which for Ghent isn’t really much of a stretch.)
    Finally, there’s nothing inherently demeaning in the term “Legends.” Think back (a little farther…a little farther) to Disney’s 1950s “Davy Crockett” TV series, (a show I grew up with) which presented stories and legends about the King of the Wild Frontier. Historians have Crockett’s genuine history, but there’s nothing that says these TV adventures *didn’t* happen, right? So until and unless the legend puts Davy in Tennessee at the same time the real history puts him in Virginia, we can still believe those adventures happened. That’s how I expect it to be with the “real” Star Wars history versus the “legendary” adventures of the EU.
    Bottom line: let’s all sit back and relax and see what new adventures are offered to us, both in new books and new movies. It’ll be Star Wars, and that’s what counts.”

    #38384
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    frozentreasure
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    Everybody stopped caring about what was and wasn’t canon when Genndy Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars was dubbed as not canon enough.

    Meanwhile, Hamill, Ford, and possibly also Fisher are in London, where filming for Episode VII is set to take place. http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/apr/29/star-wars-7-london-shoot-harrison-ford-mark-hamill?CMP=twt_gu

    Regards,

    ~Roy42

    #38573
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    Doug
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    I wanna know… Who failed to invite the smoothest playa in the galaxy to the Ep VII script reading?

    Classy Lando.

    General Manager of the Central Florida Ghostbusters
    We're ready to believe you! | (321) 209-2020 | Twitter: @GBResurrection

    #38696
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    Cap
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    NEW STATE OF THE EMPIRE! We really crack into some serious quandaries about the current EU and predictions… oh we’ve got predictions!

    https://nerdyshow.com/2014/05/episode-176-state-of-the-empire-the-ponda-baba-conundrum/

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