I have to say, I'm very excited. While on the one hand it's a shame that all the previous book and video game canon is now considered alt-u, it gives the movies total freedom from here on in, and I'm eagerly anticipating seeing where they go with it. That said, I'd rather they de-canonise the prequel trilogy than a lot of the books (like Heir to the Empire and Legacy of the Force), but I doubt that's going to happen anytime soon, despite how much the SW fandom dislikes those three films.
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However, a couple of the rumours have been quite disturbing, like the ones that Luke's been kept hostage by Sith witches since RotJ, and that Han and Leia - everyone's ultimate ship - are no longer a thing. I know if those rumours are true...well, that'll put off a lot of people, and not just within the fanbase.
To me, the title sounds great, though I'm hoping they keep the 'episode' theme (the title card they released doesn't fill me with hope though). From what I've seen of on-set photos and stuff like that, this looks very promising, and that's thanks in no small part to
the fact George Lucas is no longer involved JJ Abrams being at the helm. Say what you want about Super 8 and Star Trek Into Darkness, he's a talented director, and I don't know that I would be as optimistic about Episode VII as I am if someone else (except perhaps Joss Whedon or the Wachowskis) was involved. Umbra-Manis wrote:
The falcon always shot red lasers, not orange so definitely fake. It also looks almost rebels cartoonish.
Galactic already said it's fake, but even so, maybe the Falcon upgraded its weaponry
I haven't seen Rebels yet, but I really liked The Clone Wars (a lot more than the prequels, anyway). There was this funny dichotomy where when it started off pretty bland and mediocre, but as the premises for the overarching stories got more ridiculous (like Darth Maul and his brother taking over Mandalore]) the better they actually were on-screen. Season 4 was glorious. Haven't got around to the final season yet, though.
"Nothing goes down 'less I'm involved. No nuggets. No onion rings. No nothin'. A cheeseburger gets sold in the park, I want in! You got fat while we starved on the streets...now it's my turn!" -Harley Morenstein