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2012-11-09 04:52:33 PM  

texdent: I read two other articles saying that the guy who played Boba Fett would like to return, as well as Jimmy Smits to play Bail Organa. Boba returning wouldn't be a problem since in the EU he escaped from the Sarlacc but I think Organa died when his planet went boom.


Smits is confirmed as playing Bail Organa's twin, Brial Orblana
 
2012-11-09 04:54:19 PM  
scottydoesntknow:
/Derp right back at ya

I taker your Derp and counter with a Derpity Derp TO THE MAX!

InmanRoshi:
How do you "fark up" something that was barely above mediocre in the first place? It's like farking up chilli dogs or mac and cheese.

You lost me at ChilliDog... mmmmm chillidog

ducklord666: I actually have a modicum of hope (a new hope, if you will), that these will be done right. Those Pixar mofos know how to polish a story.Dammit. I hate being an optimistic fanboy.

Okay, that's pretty funny.
 
2012-11-09 04:55:55 PM  

Embden.Meyerhof:
Grapple: They could digitize Mark Harmon younger


What the fark are you people talking about?


Hamill, Harmon... WHATEVER. I'm sorry that I'm exhausted.
 
2012-11-09 04:56:34 PM  
Old Harrison Ford wasn't the problem with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Craptacular Hackery.

This was the problem with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Cringe Inducing Plotting, Dialogue, Characterizations, and Comedy Relief:

25.media.tumblr.com

/Disney coulda saved a few bil if they'da bought him out back in '83 after the release of The Care Bears Save The Republic
 
2012-11-09 04:57:12 PM  

sure haven't: scottydoesntknow: It has nothing to do with the movie or screenplay (even though those sucked too). He just looks old as balls. You could see on his face that he didn't give a rat's ass about any of it. If that's the same passion he brings to another character he hasn't played in 20+ years, then no thank you.

Don't listen to the idiots. I know what you're saying and agree with you.
He wasn't Indiana Jones, he was just old Harrison Ford wearing the clothes. Way too crotchety and angry sounding.


What didn't work for you for Old Indy, I think would work great for Old Han Solo. I imagine Old Han Solo is crotchety and angry and BORED.
 
2012-11-09 04:59:01 PM  

Big Beef Burrito: sure haven't: scottydoesntknow: It has nothing to do with the movie or screenplay (even though those sucked too). He just looks old as balls. You could see on his face that he didn't give a rat's ass about any of it. If that's the same passion he brings to another character he hasn't played in 20+ years, then no thank you.

Don't listen to the idiots. I know what you're saying and agree with you.
He wasn't Indiana Jones, he was just old Harrison Ford wearing the clothes. Way too crotchety and angry sounding.

What didn't work for you for Old Indy, I think would work great for Old Han Solo. I imagine Old Han Solo is crotchety and angry and BORED.


Get the hell off his Space Lawn?
 
2012-11-09 05:02:01 PM  

DaWormyPimpsta: Old Harrison Ford wasn't the problem with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Craptacular Hackery.


He wasn't the only problem, but yes ... he was a problem. Mainly the problem is that Harrison Ford sucks at acting and always has. He's let his good lucks and his smile and natural low key charisma (bordering on a coma) do his acting for him, but now he's a dittering old man and without the shiny veneer he's a distractingly bad actor.
 
2012-11-09 05:02:47 PM  

DaWormyPimpsta: Old Harrison Ford wasn't the problem with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Craptacular Hackery.


Yes it was. There were a multitude of other problems too (many much bigger than him), but you could tell he just didn't care. Half the time he seemed to be staring off camera at the fat paycheck sittin in his chair.
 
2012-11-09 05:03:19 PM  
They want to have a credible villain for SW 7 right? In the opening moments of the movie, have Luke, Leia and Han fighting their way off of a planet and one by one, they get picked off. Luke, doing the heroic sacrifice thing stays behind batting away blaster bolts with his lightsaber until there are too many and he goes down. Cut to the Falcon where Leia senses her brother's death and cries out in mental anguish not realizing that blaster bolt got her too. Moments later, Han goes to check on her to find his wife is dead. Falling into a Heroic BSOD, Han rams the enemy's ship destroy both the Falcon and the other ship in the process.
 
2012-11-09 05:05:30 PM  

texdent: I read two other articles saying that the guy who played Boba Fett would like to return, as well as Jimmy Smits to play Bail Organa.


Who wouldn't want to return and get on that gravy train? It's amazing career insurance. Even if your acting work dries up, you can work the ComicCon Dorkfest appearance circuit for the rest of your life.
 
2012-11-09 05:09:06 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: unyon: Nathan Fillion as Han Solo. He's been channelling Harrison Ford for a decade now anyways.

Nah recast Han using this guy...

[trialx.com image 435x623]

You know, the Jar-Jar Binks of the Star Trek universe...


No. He's too short for a fake stormtrooper.
 
2012-11-09 05:14:24 PM  
No, and stop asking, I'm straight.
 
2012-11-09 05:19:51 PM  
There is only one guy who absolutely must return for this one: John Williams.
 
2012-11-09 05:20:32 PM  

cgraves67: Having the old actors back in supporting or cameo roles would be great. Hand off the heroics to a new generation.


THIS please; using Tron-like CGI to de-age Hamill, Fisher & Ford would never work in the long haul.

The one thing that has me a little worried is the tendency for scifi movies/series nowadays to go full-on 'dystopian universe'. I admit, some of the darker storylines in the SW extended universe books left a bad taste in my mouth (after having grown up with the 'good-guys-win-or-are-at-least-redeemed' motif). Imagine how bitter someone like Leia might be if - in her senior years - two of her kids are dead, her marriage is on shaky ground & she's left raising a granddaughter. It's definitely realistic, but that's a pretty sad ending for a 'hero'. I'd be perfectly happy if the new movies just leave most of the EU stuff out. But that's just me - I don't own the storylines or have any creative input whatsoever.

That said, no matter what movie they make, this will be me on opening night:

i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-09 05:20:57 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Ed Finnerty: There is only one person for the new Han Solo and that is Dane Cook.

I'll play along...

Leia - Kristen Stewart
Luke - Shia LaBouef (Hey you can never get too much of the beef AMIRIGHT?)
Lando - Martin Lawerence

or how about the WWE Films version...

Han Solo - CM Punk
Leia - AJ
Luke - John Cena
Lando - Kofi Kingston.


Luke - Michael Cera
Leia - Zooey Deschanel
Han - Ryan Reynolds
Lando - Hologram Tupac
Chewie - Robin Williams sans costume
 
2012-11-09 05:28:59 PM  

Tom_Slick: SithLord: The Falcon is tucked away in a Republic hangar somewhere. Is being flown by Matthew McConaughey

FTFY


* Wooderson's voice*.

" Let me tell you what the Falcon is packin' right here, all right.
We got 2 Girodyne SRB42 sublight engines outback, Isu-Sim SSP05 hyperdrive generator, bored over 30, Quadex power core, Incom N2I-4 power converter. We're talkin' some farkin' muscle.

She'll make the Kessel run in under 12 parsecs"

*/Wooderson's voice*
 
2012-11-09 05:33:26 PM  
Why can't Pixar just do an animated feature called Star Wars: the Continuing Adventures of Han and Chewie?

Is that really too much to ask?
 
2012-11-09 05:43:55 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Big Beef Burrito: What the fark is wrong with an old Han Solo?

And a lot of people were asking "What the fark is wrong with an old Indiana Jones?!"

Answer:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x326]


Yeah, there's a difference.

Old Han Solo can still man a spaceship and be witty and charming and shoot guns. He doesn't have to run around a lot.

Old Indiana Jones...yeah, he still had to jump on things and get in fistfights and run a lot and basically do a lot of things that old people shouldn't be doing.
 
2012-11-09 05:47:00 PM  
Jeebus, Luke looks like Yoda.

If they don't recast (and I've felt for years that they should), Luke should already be a blue Force ghost. That way they can make him young without it looking all uncanny valley, and have Hamill do the voice work, like he prefers.
 
2012-11-09 05:49:06 PM  

Whatthefark: " Let me tell you what the Falcon is packin' right here, all right.
We got 2 Girodyne SRB42 sublight engines outback, Isu-Sim SSP05 hyperdrive generator, bored over 30, Quadex power core, Incom N2I-4 power converter. We're talkin' some farkin' muscle.

She'll make the Kessel run in under 12 parsecs"

*/Wooderson's voice*


You left out: "Alright Alright Alright"
 
2012-11-09 05:52:35 PM  

gridlocksammy: Cerebral Knievel: As long as we can get Tyler Perry to direct it, I'm on it.

The world is not ready for " Tyler Perry Presents Tyler Perry's Tyler Perry in Tyler Perry's Star Wars VII The Revenge of Madea"


FTFY.
 
2012-11-09 05:53:37 PM  
No recasting bullshiat. Come up with a way to let the old actors have one last curtain call (or two) and then hand off the franchise to new actors and new characters.
 
2012-11-09 05:54:44 PM  
I wonder how many people who are saying having Ford back would be a great idea will turn around and deride it if the new Star Wars turns into another Indy 4.
 
2012-11-09 05:56:26 PM  

InmanRoshi: Sharlto Copley will be the next Han Solo. Just start getting used to it.]


Perfectly fine with that...
 
2012-11-09 05:56:51 PM  

taurusowner: I wonder how many people who are saying having Ford back would be a great idea will turn around and deride it if the new Star Wars turns into another Indy 4.


Obviously the new storyline should not revolve around the old actors.
 
2012-11-09 06:01:58 PM  

moothemagiccow: did anyone really want star wars 7?


If they're just going to blow up the Falcon, blow up C3PO and/or R2D2, or kill Luke, Leia, Han, etc. and have the shock make up for a lame storyline, then no.
 
2012-11-09 06:02:39 PM  
Depends subby, is an Old Han Solo where I get to "shoot" first?
 
2012-11-09 06:08:50 PM  

hdhale: No recasting bullshiat. Come up with a way to let the old actors have one last curtain call (or two) and then hand off the franchise to new actors and new characters.


Leia the Hutt? I don't think so.
 
2012-11-09 06:21:21 PM  

Lando Lincoln: taurusowner: I wonder how many people who are saying having Ford back would be a great idea will turn around and deride it if the new Star Wars turns into another Indy 4.

Obviously the new storyline should not revolve around the old actors.


nope, cameos, if anything, and also... lucas and spielberg are not involved. so hopefully, none of that should be an issue
 
2012-11-09 06:25:55 PM  

StandsWithAFist: cgraves67: Having the old actors back in supporting or cameo roles would be great. Hand off the heroics to a new generation.

THIS please; using Tron-like CGI to de-age Hamill, Fisher & Ford would never work in the long haul.

The one thing that has me a little worried is the tendency for scifi movies/series nowadays to go full-on 'dystopian universe'. I admit, some of the darker storylines in the SW extended universe books left a bad taste in my mouth (after having grown up with the 'good-guys-win-or-are-at-least-redeemed' motif). Imagine how bitter someone like Leia might be if - in her senior years - two of her kids are dead, her marriage is on shaky ground & she's left raising a granddaughter. It's definitely realistic, but that's a pretty sad ending for a 'hero'. I'd be perfectly happy if the new movies just leave most of the EU stuff out. But that's just me - I don't own the storylines or have any creative input whatsoever.

That said, no matter what movie they make, this will be me on opening night:

[i50.tinypic.com image 552x313]


As I said to my friend at the opening of The Phantom Menace, "Lucas could do the entire movie with stick figures and it would still make 100 million "
 
2012-11-09 06:30:12 PM  
HOLLYWOOD, ARE YOU LISTENING?

We, the fans are CLAMORING for the perfect Han Solo in the form of this brilliant, up-and-coming young actor:

1.bp.blogspot.com

GUARANTEED BILLION-DOLLAR MOVIE. BOOK HIM, DANNO.
 
2012-11-09 06:49:59 PM  

simplicimus: hdhale: No recasting bullshiat. Come up with a way to let the old actors have one last curtain call (or two) and then hand off the franchise to new actors and new characters.

Leia the Hutt? I don't think so.


well, she did kill the old crime boss... traditional lines of progression and all that. It could work that the hutts hold allegiance to her for that,
I dont actually expect that to happen, but it is something to consider. is all I'm saying.
 
2012-11-09 06:50:36 PM  

unyon: Nathan Fillion as Han Solo. He's been channelling Harrison Ford for a decade now anyways.


The guy who plays Peter on White Collar strikes me as a Harrison Ford type. I love Captain Mal, but he would need to do some work to get back in his tight pants before he could play Solo.
 
2012-11-09 06:52:45 PM  
I've got the perfect story.

A renegade group of stormtroopers take over a mining ship. Mad at Luke for destroying the Death Star, they travel back in time to destroy Tattooine. They are using something called purple matter, one drop of which will turn the center of the planet into a black hole. An aged Luke follows in his ship to try to stop it.

Meanwhile, a young Han Solo is in a bar, getting drunk and picking a fight with a Wookie.

What?
 
2012-11-09 06:58:47 PM  
They should dedicate all of Star Wars 7 to Han Solo as a five year old.
 
2012-11-09 07:04:21 PM  

Normal Bean: I've got the perfect story.

A renegade group of stormtroopers take over a mining ship. Mad at Luke for destroying the Death Star, they travel back in time to destroy Tattooine. They are using something called purple matter, one drop of which will turn the center of the planet into a black hole. An aged Luke follows in his ship to try to stop it.

Meanwhile, a young Han Solo is in a bar, getting drunk and picking a fight with a Wookie.

What?


Dissatisfied and angry maintenance guy with mangled hand works unclogging vents in cloud city, finds a brand new barley used hand with lightsaber in it's grasp, runs to back alley doctor who attached it for some blue milk he was fermenting in his toilet, during evacuation ends up on Tattoine as the bathroom attendant on Jabba's yacht, falls overboard before it explodes and has to walk back to fortress
 
2012-11-09 07:07:36 PM  
Sure, as long as he shoots and kills Jar Jar Binks.
 
2012-11-09 07:09:23 PM  
Dopey article, but I would pay good money to see Jennifer Connelly in a Slave Leia bikini.
 
2012-11-09 07:11:19 PM  

Kanemano: Normal Bean: I've got the perfect story.

A renegade group of stormtroopers take over a mining ship. Mad at Luke for destroying the Death Star, they travel back in time to destroy Tattooine. They are using something called purple matter, one drop of which will turn the center of the planet into a black hole. An aged Luke follows in his ship to try to stop it.

Meanwhile, a young Han Solo is in a bar, getting drunk and picking a fight with a Wookie.

What?

Dissatisfied and angry maintenance guy with mangled hand works unclogging vents in cloud city, finds a brand new barley used hand with lightsaber in it's grasp, runs to back alley doctor who attached it for some blue milk he was fermenting in his toilet, during evacuation ends up on Tattoine as the bathroom attendant on Jabba's yacht, falls overboard before it explodes and has to walk back to fortress


Porkin's isn't really dead; turns out he was an angel this whole time and he guides the Rebel Alliance to a planet with a stone-age, proto-human population. The Rebel Alliance decides that technology has caused all of humanity's woes and decides to go back to nature. They interbreed with the natives of the planet creating a new civilization.

20,000 years later, George Lucas yet again creates Jar Jar Binks. It all happens again.
 
2012-11-09 07:21:42 PM  
Calista Flockheart?
 
2012-11-09 07:29:46 PM  

imgod2u: Kanemano: Normal Bean: I've got the perfect story.

A renegade group of stormtroopers take over a mining ship. Mad at Luke for destroying the Death Star, they travel back in time to destroy Tattooine. They are using something called purple matter, one drop of which will turn the center of the planet into a black hole. An aged Luke follows in his ship to try to stop it.

Meanwhile, a young Han Solo is in a bar, getting drunk and picking a fight with a Wookie.

What?

Dissatisfied and angry maintenance guy with mangled hand works unclogging vents in cloud city, finds a brand new barley used hand with lightsaber in it's grasp, runs to back alley doctor who attached it for some blue milk he was fermenting in his toilet, during evacuation ends up on Tattoine as the bathroom attendant on Jabba's yacht, falls overboard before it explodes and has to walk back to fortress

Porkin's isn't really dead; turns out he was an angel this whole time and he guides the Rebel Alliance to a planet with a stone-age, proto-human population. The Rebel Alliance decides that technology has caused all of humanity's woes and decides to go back to nature. They interbreed with the natives of the planet creating a new civilization.

20,000 years later, George Lucas yet again creates Jar Jar Binks. It all happens again.


cut to living room, where we find out that it was all a dream sequence inside the mind of an autistic child staring into a snowglobe.
 
2012-11-09 07:31:21 PM  

sprawl15: They should dedicate all of Star Wars 7 to Han Solo as a five year old.

img.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-09 07:44:07 PM  
collider.com

Been said already, but come on, the choice is obvious. This is Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier-level no brainer.
 
2012-11-09 07:49:05 PM  

buttery_shame_cave: imgod2u: Kanemano: Normal Bean: I've got the perfect story.

A renegade group of stormtroopers take over a mining ship. Mad at Luke for destroying the Death Star, they travel back in time to destroy Tattooine. They are using something called purple matter, one drop of which will turn the center of the planet into a black hole. An aged Luke follows in his ship to try to stop it.

Meanwhile, a young Han Solo is in a bar, getting drunk and picking a fight with a Wookie.

What?

Dissatisfied and angry maintenance guy with mangled hand works unclogging vents in cloud city, finds a brand new barley used hand with lightsaber in it's grasp, runs to back alley doctor who attached it for some blue milk he was fermenting in his toilet, during evacuation ends up on Tattoine as the bathroom attendant on Jabba's yacht, falls overboard before it explodes and has to walk back to fortress

Porkin's isn't really dead; turns out he was an angel this whole time and he guides the Rebel Alliance to a planet with a stone-age, proto-human population. The Rebel Alliance decides that technology has caused all of humanity's woes and decides to go back to nature. They interbreed with the natives of the planet creating a new civilization.

20,000 years later, George Lucas yet again creates Jar Jar Binks. It all happens again.

cut to living room, where we find out that it was all a dream sequence inside the mind of an autistic child staring into a snowglobe.


Lucas, on his deathbed, whispers "Graffiti".
 
2012-11-09 07:49:59 PM  
Who cares about Solo? Bring Grand Moff Tarkin back!
 
2012-11-09 07:52:03 PM  
Shut up everyone who thinks they know anything. Let the actors play the character as old sages and come up with new, exciting characters we can like just as much as the originals. If they are recast I will not see it. The original trilogy is perfect, and it needs to stay that way. I am not against a sequel if it's done right.
 
2012-11-09 07:59:43 PM  

jayhawk88: [collider.com image 291x400]

Been said already, but come on, the choice is obvious. This is Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier-level no brainer.


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-09 08:05:44 PM  
After waiting what, 30 years for the new movies and being utterly cockpunched? Just the fact that there's a chance, a chance that some of the awesome from Pixar's directing / storywriting might impact this, gives me hope.

One might say, a new hope.

New punchbowl without the turd? I'm game.

Now if you put Michael Bay, that asshole Lindelhof who ruined the script for Prometheus, and Shia LeAsshole near this, and all credibility is ruined. They're the movie version of the derp we just voted out of office.

Make it awesome, Disney. Please, Lassiter, bring the awesome.
 
2012-11-09 08:09:09 PM  

Mugato: Luke should be an anti-hero. He turned to the Dark Side because his kid died or something but the current Jedi Order is threatened by the new Sith Order that no longer have the rule of two and Luke "comes out of retirement"...Sith surround him....Luke ignites red lightsaber.


Taunting new Sith with the lightsaber of the Dark Lord of the Sith?
 
2012-11-09 08:16:48 PM  
I wouldn't mind having an old Han, Luke and Leia. Just give them minor recurring roles throughout the new trilogy. I mean, weren't they a huge part of saving the galaxy? And if you need to take 5-10 years off each of them, we have the makeup and technology to do that. Do it tastefully in a way that makes sense and it could be AWESOME for longtime fans of the series.
 
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