There’s no doubt that the biggest movie of 2015 will be Star Wars Episode VII. It’ll be tough competition for The Avengers 2 and Superman vs. Batman, but a new Star Wars movie will likely come in #1 in the box office. But that doesn’t mean it will be #1 in the hearts and minds of fans. As the Prequels have shown, it’s very possible for people to despise a new Star Wars movie. Here are ten things that could ruin Episode VII…
The Star Wars movies have a pretty consistent look. While some Abrams fanboys will bring up the couple of lens flares that show up in the original trilogy, it’s really a stretch to compare that to the number of lens flares he polluted the Star Trek movies with. Hopefully Lucasfilm will hold his leash pretty tightly to ensure Episode VII fits in with the established look of a Star Wars film.
While Episode VII is being written by Academy Award winner Michael Arndt with consultation from Lawrence Kasdan, there’s always the dark possibility that Abrams would bring in his partners in crime. Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are known for destroying franchises with their “writing” on Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, both Abramsverse Star Trek movies, and next year’s Amazing Spider-Man 2. If you see their names on a movie, run. Hopefully Lucasfilm will keep them away from Star Wars…
A New Jar Jar
While Jar Jar is probably living as a hermit on Naboo, racked with guilt over the Galactic Civil War (“It’s all meesa’s fault!”), there’s still the possibility of a new character fans will hate as much as Jar Jar. I’m not really expecting this to happen, as both Abrams and Ardnt really seem to want to win back the jilted Original Trilogy fans with this one, but if there is a comic relief character; brace for the backlash.
Force Ghost Hayden
I personally wouldn’t mind this happening, as George Lucas’ explanation made sense; especially with Obi-Wan’s dialog to Luke in Return of the Jedi. But with all of the rumors of different Force Ghosts popping up in the movie, if one of them is Hayden as Anakin, expect a major bashing campaign from the Prequel haters.
The Expanded Universe
We all love the EU novels, and over the last twenty years there have been some awesome books published. There’s also been a lot of crap. Saddling Episode VII with twenty years of fan fiction that the average moviegoer is unaware of is a recipe for disaster. Sure you can reference things like the “Thrawn incident”, but don’t require people to read twenty years of books just to understand what’s going on.
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