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A new trilogy for the Lucasfilm cash cow Star Wars is apparently not enough for Disney, which has announced that it will be working on “multiple” standalone movies from the same inspiration with its acquisition. Boba Fett In a post to the official Star Wars news site, Disney and Lucasfilm said that Monsters and Godzilla …

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  1. Chris G Silver badge

    Furry

    I just hope they stay away from anything furry or Jar Jar Binks..........

    or Bambi in a space suit!

    1. king of foo

      Re: Furry

      Target practice?

    2. Captain DaFt

      Re: Furry

      I dunno... Any movie that ends in a climatic 'There can be only one!' battle between Goofy and Jar Jar might be worth watching.

      (As long as Jar jar loses, of course!)

    3. sisk

      Re: Furry

      I just hope they stay away from anything furry

      With an exception to be made for Wookies surely. After all anthros don't rip your arms out of their sockets when they're left out of a movie.

      1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

        Re: Furry

        You will now get a furry Bambi in a myteriously old spacesuit that is also the cousin of Jar Jar Binks.

        Space Bambi also breaks into singing and dancing with animatronically animated droids for no good reason about every 15 minutes.

        Enjoy.

  2. Mad Chaz

    Yoda's life story. You get 10 films and probably 20 or 30 seasons of a TV show with those 900 years training Jedi ...

    1. ThomH Silver badge

      I'm imagining it to be reality television with viewers having a say on which candidates stay on week after week. Is that what you were thinking?

    2. smartypants

      Will they explain how yoda ended up advertising mobile phones?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        "Will they explain how yoda ended up advertising mobile phones?"

        Difficult to see, the dark side is. Placement leads to Advertising. Advertising leads to Vodafone. Vodafone leads to much suufffering.

        1. TheOtherHobbes

          "Let the marketing flow through you. Good. Good! A ha hah ha!"

  3. king of foo

    I truly HOPE the title is...

    Fett; the Gungan Massacres -

    Episode 8, Jar Jar's balls in a jar.

    1. sisk

      Re: I truly HOPE the title is...

      Let's be fair....Jar Jar is more likely to be killed by other Gungans than by Fett. Even they can't stand him.

      1. king of foo

        Re: I truly HOPE the title is...

        Ah, but the title doesn't say "how" his balls got into the jar. So there's an element of mystery and suspense. Maybe Fett doesn't kill Jar Jar... maybe he makes him watch while he slaughters his entire race... with an Ewok cannon.

        I could so be a movie director.

        1. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge
          Joke

          Re: I truly HOPE the title is...

          Can you use "jar" from the JDK?

          The Oracle Empire Strikes Back.

    2. Simon Westerby 1

      Re: I truly HOPE the title is...

      Episode 8 - The Jar Jar jar...

      har har ;)

    3. hplasm
      Thumb Up

      Re: I truly HOPE the title is...

      Star Wars IXa: Jar Jar Balls in a Jar Jar Ball Jar.

      Ballsy but jarring...

  4. Eddy Ito

    This is the way we milk the cow

    Milk the cow, milk the cow

    This is the way we milk the cow

    On a warm and sunny morning.

    1. Michael Habel Silver badge

      This is the way we milk the cow

      Milk the cow, milk the cow

      This is the way we milk the cow

      On a warm and sunny morning.

      Your just whistling Dixie now....

  5. getHandle

    "apparently enough"?

    Apparently not enough, surely?

  6. getHandle

    Tolkien's in the top 5??

    The only thing more boring than the books were the films. Or was that the other way round??

    1. 404

      Perhaps...

      ... if it were delivered in 160 character chunks, you could handle the awesome?

      Just wondering...

      1. Steven Roper

        Re: Perhaps...

        ...Or 30-second sound bites...

    2. The last doughnut
      Holmes

      Re: Tolkien's in the top 5??

      I think it was the hippie generation who rediscovered Tolkien. Boring old fart. Come to think of it, its the same bunch that are now running things. Hence lots of films that are only watchable if you turn your brains to mush before entering the cinema. Yes this is all making sense now.

  7. Steven Raith

    Hmm...

    Monsters, the new Gozilla (which is being fairly well recieved) and the Walking Dead apaptions applied to Star Wars?

    Could be interesting.

    No, seriously. Check my post history about my dissilutionment with JJ Abrams.

    If I think this could be interesting.....!

    1. Daggerchild Silver badge
      Gimp

      Re: Hmm...

      I wonder if they'll ever have the balls to reboot Episodes 1-3 ? Disney is already running franchises that have profitted from admitting that the previous manifestations were bantha poodoo.

      Ditto JJ Abrams. I'm resigned to Tatooine being destroyed or midichlorian injections giving people powers.

      And why isn't Genndy Tartakovsky in the list? Behold his Awesomisation! http://youtu.be/Xy_Po12VyZw. Christopher Lee actually sounds like he's enjoying his lines :)

  8. Don Jefe

    Godzilla and Monsters

    For a moment I thought a great movie had slipped by me. I always liked Mothra and the Turbine Powered Turtle was just too badass. Right there are some great characters that need exploring, and you really can't fuck it up.

    I'm just so very concerned that any new Star Wars films are going to be rehashed WWII or US Revolutionary War movies but with less tits and no redeemable character stories. Surprise is about all that's left in a story of defeating a conservative oppressor and poorly rebuilding civilization. I fully expect we'll learn that Yoda used to be a Sandperson but found a cursed Lightsaber in a creek and the evil it contained deformed his body and corrupted the speech centers of his brain.

    1. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge
      Paris Hilton

      Re: Godzilla and Monsters

      "Surprise is about all that's left in a story of defeating a conservative oppressor and poorly rebuilding civilization"

      No need to go back to WWII or earlier

      Gulf War 2. Sadam and the Quest for WMD.

      or how about Afghanistan - The Taliban and the Hunt for Osama.

      Perhaps these story lines would be a better fit for the Indiana Jones franchise. Tony Blair to play Dr Jones, scouring a desert landscape for WMD. After 45 years and having travelled as many light-years, he comes back home empty handed, only to find consolation in a treasure trove of millions on the international lecture and peace consultancy business.

      Paris to play Pricess Leia. (She could also play Cherie Blair in GW2)

  9. Chris G Silver badge

    Yoda could be interesting

    Think of the stories that could be woven around a 900 year old Wise Gremlin, his race is never mentioned anywhere but that's what he reminds me of.

    Come to think of it, I have never seen anyone give him a glass of water but he did live in a swamp.

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Boba Fett and Jar Jar Binks - The Bounty Hunter Duo

    I can see a teaming up of "Boba Fett and Jar Jar Binks - The Bounty Hunter Duo".

  11. Cliff

    I don't really care

    I liked the first three, second batch proved Lucas was just a greedy hack, and industry whispers suggest if he'd had all his own way on the first films without the studio influence, they'd have been bloody awful too. It rather soured the whole gig for me, no longer care, certainly won't spend money on it.

  12. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

    Why would they need a new script?

    There's already 100's of Star Wars novels. Some are even quite good and fit in with the accepted storyline from the original films. Or maybe they just want to own it all.

  13. Drew 11

    I think it would be quite a laugh if the Starship Enterprise were to investigate an unexplored sector of the galaxy and happen upon one of the Star Wars planets.

    1. stucs201

      Look up Breen. Then watch Jedi.

  14. P_0

    One word:

    Knights of the Old Republic.

    1. Roj Blake

      That's five words.

  15. WonkoTheSane

    Obligatory Star Wars quote...

    "I have a very bad feeling about this."

  16. John Savard Silver badge

    Oh, wait, it did

    Before they made Darth Vader into Luke's father, I was hoping that the prequel trilogy would have contained the origin story of Princess Leia.

    Oh, wait, it did... but that wasn't the sort of origin story I was thinking of.

  17. Timbo 1
    Joke

    Wait till the politically correct get hold of this

    ...........they'll no doubt insist there are some films along the lines of :

    The great grandmother of Leah fights for the right of women to bear lightsabers against a staunch patriarchal Jedi movement, whilst coping with a drunken and abusive husband.

    Han Solo's grandfather struggles to cope with his growing feelings for a wookie, on a planet where interracial and same sex relationships are punishable by death.

    An earlier model of R2D2 fights to highlight the environmental damage done by current industrial mining for fuel, and attempts to convince the doubters to embrace the use of wind power as a viable and healthier alternative.

  18. jason 7

    Turns out in the Fett movie...

    ...instead of Fett being a money grabbing amoral anti-hero type like Snake Plissken...he has a heart of gold.

    Well who would have guessed.

    To be honest they could remake Fistfull of Dollars and A Few Dollars More as Fett movies. Would be a interesting twist.

    Facial closeups could be a issue though.

    1. Simon Westerby 1

      Re: Turns out in the Fett movie...

      A Fett Full of Dollars

      A Few Boba's More (Oh hang on wasn't that Episode 2....)

      1. TommyBoy

        Re: Turns out in the Fett movie...

        ...The Good, the Bad, and the Wookie

  19. Tom 7 Silver badge

    Cabonite me now

    its the only way I wont walk out!

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