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 Posted:   Mar 26, 2014 - 10:53 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I think the main point is, why hasn't he DIRECTED any of those small-scale films he talked about.
Producing and co-exec'ing ain't like lending YOUR own personal vision to something.
It's been said he's quite a nervous and shy person, so maybe the thought of something quite intimate and small just became to big for him to accomplish. Guess we'll never know.

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2014 - 1:34 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Thanks for the long and insightful reply, Joe.

I wasn't joking about the Howard the Duck remark; that's what someone actually said in the documentary.

As for Star Wars, I wonder why he feels the need to return to it and to waste time tinkering on what obviously isn't broken. He had sixteen years to write the screenplay to TPM and the end result has largely been viewed as a failure. Yes, those movies made money but that name brand is clearly a powerful one. That gullible and overly-sentimental fan base (IMO) and a highly, highly aggressive hype machine leads to financial success but the end result was three critical failures and I'm sure most of the fans dislike those films, as well; or maybe not(?). I suppose he'll revisit the prequels sometime up the road. Unless he got those "right" the first time around.

 
 Posted:   May 6, 2015 - 4:02 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

The People vs George Lucas is currently streaming on Amazon--and is free to Prime members. big grin

 
 Posted:   May 6, 2015 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Thanks for the long and insightful reply, Joe.
I wasn't joking about the Howard the Duck remark; that's what someone actually said in the documentary.


With the success of GOTG and a wise cracking CGI racoon I think it's a sure bet your wish will come true.

 
 
 Posted:   May 6, 2015 - 8:10 AM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

Thanks for the long and insightful reply, Joe.
I wasn't joking about the Howard the Duck remark; that's what someone actually said in the documentary.


With the success of GOTG and a wise cracking CGI racoon I think it's a sure bet your wish will come true.


Did you not see that Howard is actually in Guardians of the Galaxy?

I seriously doubt anyone will do anything to "fix" the movie. The only change I see as reasonably likely is the studio logo at the beginning, if the film's ownership changes studio hands, as it does with movies from time to time. I suppose it's conceivable there might be a version sometime with deleted scenes reinserted (or extant scenes taken out, to make it a little more family-friendly), but nobody's ever going to spend big bucks on some sort of drastic overhaul of this movie. Especially now that Howard is part of the MCU, it's far likelier that he'll just get a whole new movie sometime, and even that is highly unlikely.

 
 Posted:   May 6, 2015 - 8:38 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Thanks for the long and insightful reply, Joe.
I wasn't joking about the Howard the Duck remark; that's what someone actually said in the documentary.


With the success of GOTG and a wise cracking CGI racoon I think it's a sure bet your wish will come true.


Did you not see that Howard is actually in Guardians of the Galaxy?



I'm one of two people who didn't see the film. Howard the Duck really has a cameo?

 
 
 Posted:   May 6, 2015 - 8:44 AM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

Oops. Apologies; perhaps I should have put that in a spoiler tag. Then again, given that you seem not particularly interested in the movie anyway, I guess it's not a huge issue...

But anyway, yes, Howard the Duck is (briefly) in the movie, as part of the Collector's collection. He can be fleetingly glimpsed there during the main body of the movie "proper", if you know where to look, and then the movie's post-credits "stinger" is given over to him - he's the focus of the very last scene in the movie.

 
 
 Posted:   May 6, 2015 - 8:48 AM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

Oh, and it makes for a fun bit of trivia: all of Howard's feature film appearances (all both of them razz ) came out on the same day, as Guardians of the Galaxy was released on August 1, 2014 - 28 years to the day after Howard the Duck came out on August 1, 1986.

 
 Posted:   May 6, 2015 - 8:57 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Oops. Apologies; perhaps I should have put that in a spoiler tag. Then again, given that you seem not particularly interested in the movie anyway, I guess it's not a huge issue...

But anyway, yes, Howard the Duck is (briefly) in the movie, as part of the Collector's collection. He can be fleetingly glimpsed there during the main body of the movie "proper", if you know where to look, and then the movie's post-credits "stinger" is given over to him - he's the focus of the very last scene in the movie.


Haha! Didn't know that. No problem on the "spoiler". As you guessed I'm not into Marvel Universe stuff. So no harm no foul. wink

 
 
 Posted:   May 6, 2015 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

Or in your case, no fowl, since you didn't see him.

 
 Posted:   May 6, 2015 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Or in your case, no fowl, since you didn't see him.

LOL!

 
 Posted:   May 8, 2015 - 3:47 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

PLUS it has one of the most hilarious things I have ever seen in my life. Laughed so hard I was in tears; totally unexpected.

Warlok, you there old sport? Which scene? I know I laughed pretty damned hard at the bit when the guy is smashing the Star Wars products off the wall and then is later shown rocking back-and-forth while clutching a Millennium Falcon toy.

 
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