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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (Rian Johnson 2017)

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Did she ever do any films that didnt have Spielberg's direct imput though?

I mean can she survive on her own?

Most of her best work has been with Spielberg, but she was Oscar-nominated for The Sixth Sense, Seabiscuit, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and she also produced The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

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And exactly what level of creative control do you really think she had on any of these films as a producer? To what degree is she responsible for their outcome or success?

She seems more hands-on with the new Star Wars than she was with her previous films. It seems like she wants to stay away from the overly CGI'd prequels, which can only be a good thing.

Also, Rian Johnson loves shooting on film -- all of his previous movies were. I'm pretty sure Episode VIII will be shot on 35mm like Episode VII.

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Alex, that article says he'll be in Episode 8, not Episode 7.

And all it says about it is 'An insider told The Sun newspaper: "It will be a fun cameo. Billy's definitely up for it."' - so I'd take it with a grain of salt and chalk it up as a rumor for now. I mean, they haven't even started filming the 2016 spinoff film yet, let alone 2017's Episode 8.

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I will be stunned if Billy D Williams reprised his role for

a) Jedi Knight: Jedi Outcast

b) Star Wars Rebels

(and others, i think)

An he end not appearing in the sequel trilogy at all.

Disney want an old family reunion! I wouldn't be surprised if they were working on a CGI version of Alex Guinness' ghost version of Ben.

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Alex, that article says he'll be in Episode 8, not Episode 7.

And all it says about it is 'An insider told The Sun newspaper: "It will be a fun cameo. Billy's definitely up for it."' - so I'd take it with a grain of salt and chalk it up as a rumor for now. I mean, they haven't even started filming the 2016 spinoff film yet, let alone 2017's Episode 8.

"Remember, you heard it from me first folks!"

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That's so far away who knows. The man is already 83 now.

All we know now is he's doing Ep 7 and Bridge of Spies. Maybe he'll retire after that. Who knows.


Personally, I think he'll do all three entries in the sequel trilogy if he's healthy, able, and likes the films.

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