Im on my phone, so I’m not sure if I’m in the correct spot but I had a comment regarding the Star Wars EU decision that I find troubling. In fact it is something you have all discussed often, especially in regards to DC Comics.
Not sure if you’re all super familar with Star Wars EU and if someone is afraid of spoilers here’s your warning:
Long story short Han and Leia have three kids Jacen and Jaina (twins) and Anakin. Jacen is young, innocent, and had a deep connection to nature. He’s truly a pacifist. Jaina is Han pretty much. Loud, troublesome, sarcastic, and a damn good pilot and mechanic. Anakin is young, intimidated by his older siblings and their friends (Tenel Ka, a badass warrior who will one day be queen of her planet system and also a Jedi, and Lowbacca, chewies nephew.) during their time training to become Jedi knights a massive war against an alien race from another galaxy breaks out. Anakin is killed. This really upsets Jacen who feels responsible. Chewbacca dies as well. Again upsets Jacen.
As they grow older Jacen grows darker. Eventually he gets a new apprentice, Ben skywalker (Luke’s son). Eventually Jacen goes full sithy just like his grandpa and becomes darth caedus. A big motivator is his daughter, who’s mother is Tenel Ka.
Jacen is eventually defeated and we discover the true protagonist is his twin sister. That’s right an entire series with a female hero. Te final battle ends with Jaina holding the lifeless body of a man who was once her brother, and crying. A scene I would love to see on the big screen.
Michael Arndts script focused a lot on the solo kids. I feel that this was the story he was going to tell. JJ Abrams felt it should follow the skywalkers, not the solos. My interpretation of it? He doesn’t like the idea of a female hero. My fear is that Disney was afraid that audiences won’t believe, connect, whatever with a female in the lead role. The same reason why we don’t have a black widow movie yet and we don’t have a Wonder Woman movie. Studio execs don’t think that a female lead role can sell in a movie with this much action.
Hi. Loved the discussion on ep 508 about the Kirby case. I have a content bias because I’m a lawyer however I practice in Australia. It’s really quite interesting to hear the guest comments in comparison to Scalia assessment of the case an library card analogy. Very much method vs end result in their views.
Now we just need a case about personal DVR uploading automatically to a shared Dropbox via public wifi to screw the system.
A really interesting question to ask would be in Kirby’s case (a confusing name to me because that is the name of a former High Court judge – eq to SC in AUS), is would Disney be able to sue the former owners of Marvel upon the realisation of Disney acquiring inferior rights then they were originally sold if the decision goes against them?
Looking forward to the potential of the subsequent episode with the other mentioned entertainment lawyer.