Because maintaining the Star Wars canon is important, the makers of Star Wars: Battlefront won’t be bringing the Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters into the game any time soon. The reason is because it’s impossible to bring in characters who are part of the future into a game that’s telling a story that is part of the past.
In Segment Next, EA finance chief Blake Jorgensen told the Wall Street Journal that they couldn’t plant the future into a past timeline, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens takes place in the future.
“You can’t make a game in ‘Star Wars’ that violates the canon of ‘Star Wars.’ Meaning, you can’t take something from the future and bring it back into the past unless it’s a reference.”
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Although the Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters won’t be making an appearance in Battlefront, Jorgensen didn’t rule out the characters making an appearance in Battlefront 2.
“We’re trying to stay tightly connected to the ‘Star Wars’ beat for future movies, and we will obviously in future Star Wars games be able to tap the new characters and vehicles and so forth.”
As previously reported in Inquisitr, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has left many unanswered questions for fans. Many fans are wondering who Rey is, and the speculation is that she is either Luke Skywalker’s daughter or she is related to Obi-Wan Kenobi in some way. Although director J. J. Abrams has stepped aside and will not direct Episode VIII, he did read the script for it, and he promised that fans would enjoy the next installment, which is written and directed by Rian Johnson.
What Culture reported that fans have actually learned quite a lot leading up to Episodes VIII and XI of the Star Wars trilogy since everyone from Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J. J. Abrams to directors Rian Johnson and Colin Trevorrow are talking. One of the biggest revelations of course is that even director J. J. Abrams thought that Star Wars: The Force Awakens ripped off A New Hope.
Although there were similarities between the two movies, it feels more like Abrams actually showed his love of the original Star Wars trilogy by honoring the original intent of George Lucas’s work. Episodes I, II, and III relied heavily on CGI and was riddled with lame dialogue. Episodes IV, V, and VI focused on the story line, but more importantly, it focused on family, which is what the Star Wars saga is really all about.
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Another major change to Episode VIII is both the release date as well as the content of the script. Because Star Wars: The Force Awakens was so successful, Johnson is making changes to the Episode VIII script based on fan reactions to new characters in Episode VII. These changes are also a logical result of beefing up characters like Captain Phasma, while possibly reducing the role of original characters like Princess-now General Leia and Luke Skywalker.
Other revelations that resulted from Star Wars: The Force Awakens included killing off Han Solo. It made sense to kill Solo so that Kylo Ren could justify turning to the Dark Side. Abrams justified it this way.
“We knew we needed to do something f**king bold. The only reason why Kylo Ren has any hope of being a worthy successor is because we lose one of the most beloved characters.”
So far Star Wars: The Force Awakens has earned $1.95 billion in revenues after only five weeks. Episode VIII will appear in December of 2017 as Disney hopes to continue the trend of earning more from a Christmas release.
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