Star Wars VII finally has a new name and it is "The Force Awakens." It is a nod to the new chapter in Star Wars that Disney and JJ Abrams are starting. 2015 can't come soon enough.

What do you think, does the new name feel like Star Wars?

http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/6/7168363/star-wars-episode-vii-is-called-the-force-awakens

MBoffin wrote on 11/06/2014 at 06:22pm

It feels like Star Wars, yes, but they really, really need to nuke the whole midichlorians thing from orbit if it's going to be any good.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/06/2014 at 06:33pm

Hahahaha, yeah I am almost certain JJ will in no way reference midichlorians. At least, I really hope he doesn't. grin

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 11/07/2014 at 12:41am

Yeah there was a lot to dislike about the prequel movies, and midichlorians is probably my most hated addition, except for maybe youza-know-who...

I think the new movie will probably make little to no reference to the prequel movies. I doubt they'll directly contradict the prequels, I just think they'll ignore them. I remain cautiously optimistic about the new Star Wars movie. I've been hurt in the past, but I think I'm ready to love again. We'll see if JJ and Disney can make it happen. laughing

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/07/2014 at 02:21am

If I were JJ I might put in some joke reference to the prequels. That said, if you want the movie to be timeless it might be a good idea to avoid that sort of thing.

Still, a Gungan that trips and falls off a cliff OR Leia kissing Luke on the cheek would be some epic fan service that would cause nerds to lose it. In a good way smile

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 11/07/2014 at 05:11am

Hm, well "the force" awakened a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Perhaps the title may refer to "the force" awakening within a character. I'm a fan of JJ. I liked Heroes and his Star Trek movies. I think he's a great guy and he'll do well with Star Wars.

That said, I don't understand the midichlorians (if that's how we're spelling it) dis-like. I am also one of those rare Star Wars fans that not only enjoyed the pre-quels and has the Star Wars: Complete Collection on Blu-Ray, but I also like Jar Jar!

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