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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story | December 16, 2016 | 155M OW... nearly immeasurable | SPOILERS NOW ALLOWED

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I know the script hasn't been written but why is Disney/Lucasfilm holding their hands on the character the spin off will be about?  The movie is now coming out in 2 1/2 years.  They have to know who they are doing.  We only have 3 names rumored.  Bobafett, Yoda and Han Solo as well as a possible Luke Skywalker Tiefighter "Red 5" rumored Film. 

 

I mean... who cares right now? We're a year and a half from Episode VII and already we're talking about that one more than any movie coming out this summer. 

 

They probably know what they're doing, or at are least narrowing it down, and they'll announce it sometime next year. It'll make like 700 million worldwide and people will talk about it until the next Episode or spinoff opens. Big whoop.

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Great news. Talk about a career that has just taken off into the stratosphere.

 

Forget the Stratosphere, more like the Ionsphere.

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Good news. An Star Wars spin off will always be more promising than the 5th Batman reboot or that boring Avatar sequel.

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I  hope I can write one of these star wars spin offs. It seems Disney is buying every random star wars spin-off script. 

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I hope they get a new writer for this spin off since this Gary guy has a bad track record. I guess Godzilla 2 coming out May 2017 is still possible.

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Depending on the character, I can see each of the spin off movies doing 500-700m WW.

 

 

I'm sure if Fox puts A2 on that date as well Dis/Lucas will it to a different date in the month.

 

And Edwards is still doing G2, he's just doing this first as they only currently have some general story ideas for that.

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If any company can milk Star Wars dry, its Disney.

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So what happens if Avatar 2 tries to claim this date?

 

If Avatar 2 comes out. At this rate, I feel like it's not coming out.

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If Avatar 2 comes out. At this rate, I feel like it's not coming out.

I wonder if we'll ever get Battle Angel.

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Depending on the character, I can see each of the spin off movies doing 500-700m WW.

 

 

I'm sure if Fox puts A2 on that date as well Dis/Lucas will it to a different date in the month.

 

And Edwards is still doing G2, he's just doing this first as they only currently have some general story ideas for that.

Edwards won't be doing Godzilla. WB wants the $$$. They will hire a new director.

 

Anyway, what's up with this guy getting a SW gig? I mean, Godzilla comes out and some Disney exec is like "OMFG, that is the most moving film I have ever seen. Edwards gets the whole wooden acting concept of a SW film and the concept that CGI is the most important aspect. Forget the script! This guy can do destruction porn! Win for us!!!"

 

Oh well, maybe, he will cast Cranston in the spin-off that would be bad ass. I could see Cranston playing Boba Fett, perhaps.

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Edwards won't be doing Godzilla. WB wants the $$$. They will hire a new director.

Not according to every major news outlet.

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I fear these spin offs will affect box office of Episode 8/9 :/

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Not according to every major news outlet.

but, the SW announcement was just now. Wait a couple of months. Things will change.

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Also, why doesn't Disney do an Old Republic spin-off. They can start a whole new SW franchise there. They need to get over the idea of trying to bank on characters and actually try to bank on the SW brand with these spin-offs. Dammit Disney! Make good movies people want to watch.

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I fear these spin offs will affect box office of Episode 8/9 :/

 

The Episode Box office Pattern is pretty consistent:

 

1st Film: EXPLODES

2nd Film: Does Well but Drops

3rd Film: Increases from 2nd but doesn't top 1st. 

 

It would be interesting to see this Trilogy increase with each film but I think it follows the same pattern.  And I agree with the spin-offs the waiting for the "Next" chapter won't feel as long as before. 

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Wb has plenty of other franchises to fall back on while they wait. 

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Wb has plenty of other franchises to fall back on while they wait. 

 

Yeah, they just need to use them first.

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So what happens if Avatar 2 tries to claim this date?

 

Let them fight.

 

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I  hope I can write one of these star wars spin offs. It seems Disney is buying every random star wars spin-off script. 

#DaretoNathanson?

#DaretoWhitta?

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