Roqoo Depot Roundtable

April 3, 2013 at 10:50 am | Posted in Disney, JJ Abrams, Lucasfilm, Movies, Sequel Trilogy, Star Wars | 1 Comment

RD Roundtable


This week’s discussion centers on the Expanded Universe and the Sequel Trilogy.  Will EU characters be included in the ST?  Who do you think are likely candidates are?  How faithful to the EU will their characterizations be?

Geralyn: Given that the Prequel Trilogy and The Clone Wars have used EU characters, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see some in the movies.  Lucas isn’t writing the script but he came up with the story, and he passed on sketches he had done — I’ve found references that these images are actual storyboards, but I can’t verify that.  Kathleen Kennedy has stated she wants to remain true to Lucas’s vision, and JJ Abrams is a huge fan of Star Wars.  He changed up the Star Trek story, but he definitely stayed true to the characters.  Now the only thing we really have to go on is how EU characters were portrayed on screen, specifically in TCW.  LFL demonstrated they weren’t adverse to using EU characters, but they also demonstrated that they were going to tell their own story with these characters, and not necessarily the story in the EU.

Cory: Honestly that’s how it should be. For a new audience member there shouldn’t have to be a reference guide to figure out what’s going on with new to the screen characters.  Han and Leia are married and they have twins, Jacen and Jaina. LFL/Disney will use the names but not all the background that exists for the characters. It would be too confusing for a new audience to have to read 40+ novels to get to know these characters. Also Anakin won’t exist and don’t expect Ben’s name to be used either. Most likely Luke and Mara’s son will be called Cade. Continue Reading Roqoo Depot Roundtable…

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