star wars

  1. No Star Wars

    It started off as a silly little science-fantasy film whose creator thought it would flop. But with its story of a farm boy who answered a greater calling, a princess in the clutches of evil, a cynical space smuggler with a beastly first mate, and a tug of war between a liberal-democratic...
  2. AHC: Star Wars Cinematic Universe Based Off EU

    In the past couple years, Disney have (A) scrapped the EU and made a controversial Sequel Trilogy, and (B) tried to create a Cinematic Universe based off Star Wars. With the failure of Solo, these plans have been put on the back burner for the indefinite future. But what if Disney hadn't...
  3. DBWI: Disney continues Star Wars instead of rebooting it

    Immediately after George Lucas sold Lucasfilms to Disney, Disney announced they would be rebooting the franchise, eventually culminating with 2014's Star Wars: The New Hope, helmed by Gennedy Tartovsky, followed by Rian Johnson's Grip of the Steel Order and the upcoming Jedi Rising, directed by...
  4. DBWI: Steven Spielberg Doesn't Direct "Return of the Jedi"

    In 1983, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas released their second film collaboration - "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi." Spielberg was always Lucas' first choice to direct the third Star Wars movie after "Empire" director Irvin Kershner walked away from the franchise. But it almost didn't happen -...
  5. THeaven

    Fawcett comics survives

    In 1949 National Comics tried and failed to both have Fawcett cease publication of Captain Marvel comics and have Republic Pictures withhold release of the Captain Marvel serial via a cease and desistin June 1941.When the action went unheeded, Detective and Superman, Inc. filed suit against...
  6. DBWI: Mark Hamill Doesn't Play Mozart

    After having played Mozart in the Broadway production of "Amadeus," Mark Hamill was cast in Milos Forman's 1984 film adaptation. Audiences were struck by Hamill's performance, having previously known him for his turn as the heroic Luke Skywalker. But Hamill's casting almost didn't happen. The...
  7. AHC: Roman "Star Wars"

    Disclaimer: this is not an attempt to troll or propose ASB stuff. This part of a recent post from @Dante tiggered the Galactic Empire's fanboy that is inside me, unleashing parallelisms between Octavian and Palpatine. Of course, there are also a lot of differences not only between the two, but...
  8. Making the "Star Wars" Prequels Better

    In this thread, please discuss what you would've done to make the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy better. This can cover any aspect of the movies including the scripts, casting, and special effects.
  9. DBWI: George Lucas Quits Directing After "Star Wars"

    After the release of his massive hit "Star Wars," George Lucas considered giving up directing. He hated the pressures of making "Star Wars," and making films only as a producer and writer seemed like an attractive option. But Lucas wanted to maintain creative control of his films, so he...
  10. RedTerra

    There is Another: A Dream of Rebellion (or what if Star Wars went very Differently)

    "I've retired from directing. If I directed Empire, then I’d have to direct the next one and the next for the rest of my life. I’ve never really liked directing. I became a director because I didn’t like directors telling me how to edit, and I became a writer because I had to write something in...
  11. RedTerra

    An Empire of Dreams: A World where the Magic of Star Wars lived on

    I hate directing. You go to work knowing just how you want a scene to be, but by the end of the day, you’re usually depressed because you didn’t do a good enough job. It’s hard enough just to walk through it, let alone direct the actors, move the equipment. It was easy to let go of directing...
  12. RedTerra

    AHC: A Better Future for Star Wars (film series)?

    So, I think it's safe to say Star Wars is quite divided now. Haters and loyalists and people in between, even with some preferring the prequels, some who grew up on the Clone Wars, and so much more divisions that the Star Wars fandom isn't as monolithic as many like to assume. Regardless, I'd...
  13. Challenge: Improve "Return of the Jedi"

    Most everyone will agree that "Return of the Jedi," while an entertaining and satisfying movie, is by far the weakest entry in the original "Star Wars" trilogy. Your challenge, should you chose to accept it, is to propose how the filmmakers could have turned "Return of the Jedi" into an overall...
  14. "No Luke, Obi-Wan Killed Your Father"

    In the original scripts for "Star Wars" and "The Empire Strikes Back," Vader wasn't Luke Skywalker's father. Instead he was a mere servant of the Emperor who hunted down and killed the Jedi, including Anakin Skywalker. In fact if you watch the original 1977 film it's clear that this was Lucas'...
  15. loneranger

    Stephen Spielberg's Return of the Jedi

    I've personally always found this quite an interesting POD, but one that's never been very deeply explored. Stephen Spielberg was reportedly George Lucas's first choice to direct the third installment in the Star Wars franchise : Return of the Jedi. The rumor goes that Spielberg was not allowed...
  16. TheCoolCucumber

    Spielberg Directs Episode VII

    When Disney bought Lucasfilm they asked Steven Spielberg to direct Episode VII but he turned it down. What if he had accepted this offer? We know that Episode VII went through massive changes before it hit the screens. Would Spielberg have taken input from Lucas about the direction of the Story...
  17. Star Trek v Star Wars

    what of Star Trek decided to sew Star Wars for coping them? Would Star Wars win or lose? Would Star Trek replace Star Wars as the big sci-if movie?
  18. Star Wars Prequel WI

    Instead of Qui Gon dying in the first film Lucas has him die in the last and that is what changes Anakin from being a Jedi to being a Sith Lord named Darth Vader. He somehow blames the Jedi for the death. The first film is as OTL except he beats Maul. The second is still the Clone Wars and in...
  19. Count of Crisco

    WI Star Wars Anime in the late 80`s

    What if following the release of Star Wars Episode VI George Lucas, rather than the whole Ewok show he approved OTL, which was a very kid orientated and sortof poor quality show. Rather Lucas decides to go with a Anime style Star Wars series or series? The show could follow the established...
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