I liked the way the teaser focused on new characters (instead of Han/Leia/Luke), while clearly showing a continuation of the world from the original trilogy. Hopefully this means that the story will evolve and won’t just be a rehashing of old themes. We shall see.
If by extended trilogy you mean the expanded universe, I recall reading that they’re not basing the story on that. Only the six films and The Clone Wars cartoon are canon (pre Disney buyout). Making her Han/Leia’s daughter makes sense though.
In KOTOR my character fell to the dark side. So, red. >:)
In KOTOR2 I was Jedi. I don’t recall what colour lightsaber I ended up with. I liked the way your dialogue choices at the start of KOTOR2 determined what the KOTOR1 character’s choices were (within the history of that world).
What I mean is, before the fall of the Jedi Order (in the expanded universe), the Jedi used different colored lightsabers to reflect their roles.
“Around 4000 BBY, lightsaber crystals were used to indicate a Jedi’s chosen class. Blue indicated a Jedi Guardian, a Jedi who used the Force on a more physical level. Green indicated a Jedi Consular, a Jedi who preferred to reflect on the mysteries of the Force and fight the dark side at its heart. Yellow indicated a Jedi Sentinel, a Jedi who honed their skills in a balance of combat and scholarly pursuits.”
I am curious what color lightsabers people here would use. But I would use a blue lightsaber without any doubt. I’d be allergic to the Sith. I can’t stand evil.
I wonder how much of the expanded universe the new films will incorporate.
It looks great. They’re definitely appealing to nostalgia here, and I have no problem with that. The visual consistency with the original trilogy already feels greater than that of the prequel trilogy. My greatest fear is that they’ll appeal to nostalgia too much, at the expense of an independent story. The movie needs to stand on it’s own, rather than because of all the references to the original trilogy.
The fact that Harrison Ford, Carrie fisher and Mark Hamill are in the movie without any previous knowledge would lead me to believe it’s a continuation of their storyline. I know it’s not.
Being a fan and having nostalgia for the first trilogy, makes me sort of bitter that they play minor roles. At this point I could care less about the new characters. I’d rather a continuation of the original characters arcs.
Like you said I sort of feel cheated in a way. Out with the new and in with the old…Well not to say I wouldn’t want the original characters to be absent…
Luke Skywalker’s story arc came to a conclusion at the end of Return of the Jedi. His story concluded when he resisted the Emperor and chose death over the dark side. If the new film focuses on him significantly, it will be either a new story or a forced continuation. I can see Luke acting as an Obi-Wan mentor figure for the next generation of Jedi.
Leia’s story could be developed more (for example, showing how she has changed since becoming a Jedi), as could Han Solo’s. Or perhaps Han’s character will remain much the same, as the rouge hero from the original trilogy. We shall see.
Going by the hooded figure shots in this teaser, they may be saving the appearance of Luke and Leia as a surprise (either for the first long trailer, or until the actual film).
And what really has me upset, is what might happen to a certain character…if the spoilers are true.
I also heard Luke doesn’t get much screen time, playing a more prominent role in Episode 8.
I must say they have nailed the look and feel of the original trilogy, while making it feel updated. Those practical effects are going to really add to the experience!