View Full Version : Re: Feb. 15 show / Clone Wars

02-19-2008, 01:32 PM
Hi, all! I've been a Force-cast listener since September, and this is my first post on the forums.

I don't see a thread in here where people are already replying to the comments made on this week's show, so I started a new one. Mods, feel free to move this post if it's in the wrong place... ("What's a MOD?" http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif)

I'm very excited about the chance to see new Star Wars on the big screen again. However, I don't think it will overshadow Indy IV in any way. This is animation vs. live-action, and live-action always wins. Remember that the animated "Batman: Mask of the Phantasm" was released in theaters, and its box-office gross was a mere fraction of what the live-action films made.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not picking on animation, just estimating how the film will do box-office-wise, based on past examples. I think the film will do amazingly well for an animated TV spinoff, but I don't think Indy IV has anything to worry about.

Also, this is a new film with Harrison Ford. Imagine if a new Star Wars live-action film was premiering with Mark Hammill, Carrie Fisher, etc. Then later in the summer, an animated Indiana Jones movie came out with someone else voicing Indy. Of course the live-action film is gona do WAY better! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Of course, that doesn't mean Indy IV's reciepts will hurt Clone Wars in any way. These days, even the most successful movies earn the lion's share of their profits in the first weekend or two. Look at last year's Spider-Man 3. Even though many people didn't like it, it made enough money during the first few weekends (before word-of-mouth got around) to be the #1 moneymaker of the year.

As for the vocal re-casting with Jackson and Christensen, it could still happen. For instance, Disney had already completed work on the direct-to-video film "Aladdin and the King of Thieves" - Dan Castanella had completed voicing the Genie, the animation was done, etc. Then Disney resolved its legal issues with Robin Williams, and they brought Williams in to re-dub the role.

My guess is that Jackson and Christensen might be brought in to voice their characters for the movie - unless they ask for too much money - but that the series would still use the regular voice actors (just as Castanella would voice the Genie for the "Aladdin" TV show and for video games).

As for adapting famous stories from the EU, I'm all for it, but I'm guessing that it most likely won't be in the context of the series. I think we may see them eventually as direct-to-DVD installments.

That's how Warner's is doing it. For years, Bruce Timm and Paul Dini did daily or weekly shows for Batman, Superman, the Justice League, etc. Now they're adapting famous stories such as Superman's death (Superman: Doomsday), the formation of the Justice League (JL: New Frontier), the origins of Wonder Woman, etc.

I would love to see animated versions of famouse EU stories such as Knights of the Old Republic, Splinter of the Mind's Eye, Shadows of the Empire, the Thrawn trilogy, Dark Empire, crucial New Jedi Order installments, etc.

Anyway...I'm really looking forward to August. I loved the last Clone Wars series, and this new one looks amazing. Plus, Star Wars in a theater? How can you go wrong? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

I'd be interested to hear what others have to say about this.

P.S. Great show, guys! Keep it up!

02-19-2008, 02:13 PM
Hey Tom - welcome to the FC family! Glad to have you aboard!

Yup, we already have a thread going for The Clone Wars series. Please see the thread here. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=3067434&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#3067434)

Once again, welcome to the forum and we hope to see your input early & often! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

- Justin