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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2018 9:41 p.m. PST

If so, will it be called "Jar Jar Binks, The Tadpole Days"?

Dan

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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2018 9:45 p.m. PST

It will be a short film. Like "Bambi vs Godzilla".

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2018 9:57 p.m. PST

Lol. I loved Bambi vs Godzilla!

Well, that's the thing with "origins" films, you know the focused character won't die there. We all know JJB goes on to star on a couple of films later, as an adult. :)

Dan

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Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2018 12:01 a.m. PST

An origin film for Jar-jar? Hmmmm Cold day and Heck, leap to the tongue.

Along with statements like "not as long as directors want to keep all their body parts in the same house, let alone continent".

Ghostrunner21 Jun 2018 4:50 a.m. PST

JAR JAR
A STAR WARS STORY

scene: Two young directors having beer

[LUCAS]: I still feel I should get some share from that movie. I mean, it might be a cute alien, but it's still an alien – and I practically invented them.

[SPIELBERG]: Come on, George, it's not a competition. I heard your Duck movie did pretty well… overseas… somewhere…

[LUCAS]: Well, I've got a better idea this time. Once we wrap on this Indy movie (if Connery will ever let us finish it), I've got an idea for a new trilogy centered on a this totally over-the-top alien.

He'll start out as a cameo but by the third movie it'll be pretty much just him tripping over everything. Casting will be tricky, though – maybe he should be more ethnic? I'm going to take Star Wars in a new direction!

[SPIELBERG]: Huh… that sounds… yeah.

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2018 6:33 a.m. PST

A walking talking giant mutant tadpole. Nice idea, CC.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2018 6:43 a.m. PST

I really wish they would. They'd lose a ton of money, be distracted for years and not mess with anything I care about.

But the focus seems to be on messing with things the original fans DO care about, so Jar-Jar is canned.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member21 Jun 2018 6:51 a.m. PST

"…I'm going to take Star Wars in a new direction!"

Is that the movie they filmed on location at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD?

Captain Gideon21 Jun 2018 7:22 a.m. PST

If SOLO can have his origins film then why not have a Jar Jar Binks origins film I for one say YES.


And the rest of you with all those negative waves stop it will you.

Ghostrunner21 Jun 2018 7:36 a.m. PST

[Producer's Note: Last night, some guy claiming to be a member of Lucas's legal team and the "personal representative of Mr. Binks" (?!?) got into my office. He saw that leaked script on one of those message boards and was not happy. He wants changes to make Lucas a more sympathetic character. See what you can do – I think he has my family.]


JAR JAR
A STARWARS STORY
[Screenwriter note – can we PLEASE start calling this J.J. – A.S.S.?]
THE SPECIAL EDITION

scene: Two young directors having beer. The bar is more crowded and two people are having a boxing match with glowing gloves in the background.

[LUCAS – clearly intoxicated]: I still feel I should get some share from that movie. I mean, it might be a cute alien, but it's still an alien – and I practically invented them.

[SPIELBERG – recolored blue, speaking in alien language, subtitled]: Come on, George, it's not a competition. I heard your Duck movie did pretty well… overseas… somewhere…

[LUCAS]: Come on, man. You gotta help me out here. What's the trick? I get robots, but I can't write aliens for anything. Up till now I've just been using my dog or my kids' teddy bears for inspiration.

[SPIELBERG]: OK, look. First thing is they have to be relatable. The new thing is this computer stuff Cameron is pushing. C-G-I. Don't use it for major characters. If I'd added that to E.T., it probably would have ruined the movie.

[Lucas starts writing notes – with difficulty]

[SPIELBERG]: Also, you want to introduce the character in a gradual fashion, not too much screentime at first.

[AT-ST walks by in the background]

[SPIELBERG]: Last thing – people don't want aliens to be bumbling or stupid. Ironically, they want them to represent the best of humans. Intelligent, kind, with the highest morals and ethics.

[LUCAS]: (finishes writing) Thanks! My next Star Wars trilogy is going be awesomes!!!

[Camera pans down to Lucas's list]

sTeeve's AlIEN$ AdVIze
CGi
2 mUCH scrEEntimE
3 eThNics

[Cue theme music]

John Leahy21 Jun 2018 10:49 a.m. PST

If Solo failed you can bet that doing any other origin films will be hotly debated going forward. No chance on Binks. Regardless of how interesting or not it would be the character is not very popular with the majority of fans. He might pop up in somebody's film though.

Thanks.

John

jowady21 Jun 2018 6:03 p.m. PST

If Disney figures that they can get a toy line out of…use the SCHWARTZ!!!!!

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2018 9:20 p.m. PST

I can see it now, queue flashback, meesa born a poor black star child…

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2018 10:00 p.m. PST

Schwartz???

I thought he looked more like a Schultz!

Dan

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zoneofcontrol Inactive Member24 Jun 2018 6:00 a.m. PST

Also in pre-production is a four film series on the influences and inspirations of The Cantina Band.

Captain Gideon24 Jun 2018 8:11 a.m. PST

Schultz is too fat Jar Jar is fine as he is.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2018 8:24 a.m. PST

ZOC

I thought the band members were going to to be part of a "Where Are They Now" series on Lifetime, Television for Women.

Dan

jowady24 Jun 2018 4:16 p.m. PST

Schwartz as in FAO Schwarts, the whole point of Spaceballs.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2018 10:09 p.m. PST

Jowady

I meant Schultz, as in the public person, one of many alleged real life Jar Jar lookalikes.

Dan

Baconheimer11 Jul 2018 6:24 p.m. PST

We can only hope not.

Captain Gideon12 Jul 2018 7:48 a.m. PST

We can only hope YES

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