lol, you know when you think about it, they could potentially get some very well known actors to do some guest/single episode roles for the tv series... but then having them there playing these roles would just seem very strange.... for example, imagine having Burt Reynolds play a seedy retired smuggler ...remember, he almost became Han Solo before Harrison Ford was finally chosen.
I wonder if $50 million is a number George pulled out of his a$$ on the spot. Especially since he himself said "we're going do something that would normally cost ($20 million-$30 million) and try to do it for $1 million," back in 2005.
Remember, the money will be needed so that the films can be revisited and updated in really important ways because of the TV series. After all, you can't have characters not looking the same all the way through...
"Beware the form-fitting black armor-clad Drow hottie with twin Mineral II Greensteel Khopeshes!"
"Liella d'Orien says, '"You're the fool, Devil. -- Witness the power of this fully ARMED and OPERATIONAL Titan!"'"
Here's an idea, George: Why not concentrate on things like intelligent dialog, character development and actual, as in not phoned-in, directing more than glitzy, yet still fake-looking, special effects and maybe, just maybe, it wouldn't have to cost $50 million an episode.
What a concept!
Oh come on, we all know that graphics are everything.
Originally Posted by adamqd
I wish he would just retire, its gonna be retcon followed by poor dialog followed by retcon followed by terrible sidekick character... and retcon.
But isn't that how it's supposed to be done?
Like how Hulk Hogan refused to stop with his same old tired routine year after year? I mean sure he eventually became an announcer/Gen. Manager but come on. Hafta milk that money cow!!!
Originally Posted by Miltiades
Less Jedi, no grand war and more focused on character development... how can this possibly cost that much per episode? When people with little to no budget can be creative for videos for YouTube, surely Lucas can do better with a few millions an episode.
Hmm. Are you implying that this is a sign someone has lost that edge that made his work great in the first place?
Originally Posted by Qui-Gon Glenn
As someone who works in the business, knows the difference between a high and low-production value show, and also the difference in degrees between an indie film and a big-budget monster. I have worked on TV and in movies.
Lucas needs to lay off that He is making that number up to impress and horrify us... it is indeed grand hyperbole, IMO, as Ctrl Alt Del surmised.
I'll give you $20 to get rid of the dead mice off the catwalk.