Re: The Star Wars Thread v2 - *NO SPOILERS*
Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 10:37 pm
Thank god they’ve got rid of divisive havk Riam Johnson and got beloved show runners in
Games and Stuff
Wedgie wrote:Preezy wrote:It's cool to watch, but wouldn't actually make much sense in the film universe. Obi-Wan and Vader are both old men by the time A New Hope rolls around, they're both strong with the force but physically they're past it.
Yet Vader managed it in Rogue One?
Hexx wrote:Thank god they’ve got rid of divisive havk Riam Johnson and got beloved show runners in
Cuttooth wrote:Hexx wrote:https://movieweb.com/star-wars-trilogy-rian-johnson-cancelled-rumors/The 2022, 2024, and 2026 release dates are all allegedly going to be the trilogy from Game of Thrones showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, according to sources close to the matter.
Ron Howard has blamed the disappointing box office of Solo: A Star Wars Story on an online trolling campaign.
Speaking on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, the film’s director said that, while he noticed “pushback” from the previous Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, he felt “aggressive trolling” was a crucial factor.
“It was pretty interesting,” Howard said. “It was especially noticeable prior to the release of the movie. Several of the algorithms, whether it was Metacritic or Rotten Tomatoes, there was an inordinate push down on the ‘Want to see’ [score on Rotten Tomatoes] and on the fan voting.”
On its release in May 2018, Solo – a standalone “anthology” Star Wars film filling in the backstory of Han Solo – underperformed at the box office, with a global take of $393m (£310m), well below the $1.06bn of the Franchise’s previous anthology film, Rogue One, released in 2016. Industry commentators largely ascribed its failure to “franchise fatigue”, with Disney CEO Bob Iger admitting the company had made a mistake in releasing Solo only six months after The Last Jedi.
Review aggregator sites such as Rotten Tomatoes have been the focus of negative campaigning, with The Last Jedi targeted – as also happened with Black Panther and Ghostbusters – by trolls attempting to lower its scores. Howard said that “friends in Silicon Valley had explained” to him what the pattern of voting meant. In 2019, Rotten Tomatoes announced it was adjusting its site rules after a barrage of negative comments for Captain Marvel, prior to the film’s release.
No user reviews are currently available on the film’s Rotten Tomatoes site, while Metacritic’s users rate it at 6.2, compared to 7.6 for Rogue One.
Alvin Flummux wrote:I don't see any reason why the Echelon couldn't be incorporated into IX, or Resistance.
Tafdolphin wrote:Alvin Flummux wrote:I don't see any reason why the Echelon couldn't be incorporated into IX, or Resistance.
We'll see. But I'm doubtful. IX has gone through at least 3 iterations now (Treverrow, Johnson did a pass, now finally Abrams) and if that ship was created for a specific sequence or even just for the theme park I doubt it'll make it in.
Tafdolphin wrote:Having immediately jumped on those spoilers...I am now worried.