I just felt like sharing some thoughts and rants so here we go...
Like any Star Wars Fan I'm super stoked about Episode VII, but of course still a bit tentative.
Here are the reasons I'm excited:
- Turkeyneck Lucas is out of the picture
- Ben Burtt and John Williams still on board!
- J.J. Abrams is hopeful (to me anyway)
- Disney seems to respect the property
- OT actors returning
But if I had one wish, and I can't be alone on this, it would be to have a MUCH smaller Jedi presence. I'm so sick of Jedi. Yes lightsabers are cool, yes force powers are cool, but personally I'm so sick of them. That isn't ALL the Star Wars universe has to offer.
And of COURSE there will be Jedi stuff going on. It's inevitable, but I would personally like it to take a back seat. Especially since the prequels totally RUINED anything cool about the Jedi. Yes they could do all sorts of cool stuff like jump really high, deflect laser beams, force push and whatever. But there are so many other cool things they can do that just weren't "cool" enough apparently. Anyone who has read any of the EU novels knows what I'm talking about. Luke did all kinds of cool things. Remember the Krayt Dragon call that Obi-Wan did in Episode IV? Luke did that in Thrawn trilogy and it was awesome. He also did cool stuff like a meditation that kind of put his body into "stasis" to conserve energy and to heal. At the beginning of the Jedi Academy Trilogy he and Lando were in a space station and Luke did a cool trick where he used "enhanced short term memory" to where he basically rewound what he had just witnessed to find someone in his peripheral vision. Anyway there were so many cool tricks like that we never got to see, and it was probably due to "Turkeyneck's" hate for the Expanded Universe canon. But I digress.
Here's what I DO want to see more of:
Smugglers (It probably won't happen but I'd LOVE to see Talon Karrde or Mara Jade)
Bounty Hunters (Boba Fett's return. If they showed a flashback him escaping the sarlacc that would be frickin EPIC)
More stuff in space! (The prequels were too grounded on random planets)
CG only where it needs to be
If there has to be Jedi I'd like to see more disciplined powers, not just all the offensive stuff we've seen.
Anywho there's my rant/thoughts/dreams
I'd love to hear what you think!