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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Does Anybody Really Want an Old Han Solo?   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 141
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2012-11-09 08:16:58 PM  

Fano: 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?


Hell yeah
 
2012-11-09 08:26:26 PM  
I said it before

Have him get blown up in the first scene. Old space cowboys burn out, they don't want to fade away. Once more into the breach type of thing.

Maybe dying while trying to get some vital information to the Republic, which because of his death doesn't discover the threat until the 2nd movie. A familiar vehicle for the story without coming off as just a continuation of episode 6.

We aren't talking George Kirk levels of drama, but you get the picture.
 
2012-11-09 08:38:09 PM  
Harrison Ford is in a lot better shape than Mark Hamill or Carrie Fisher. Plus---his secret weapon---he knows how to act. I can't picture him wanting to be a main character in a new movie, but a transitional one would be nice.

/Have no clue what direction a new movie will take
//Pretty sure kids will love it
///Very sure the "I've been sleeping on Star Wars sheets since 1977" crowd will hate it
 
2012-11-09 08:47:24 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.


Jaws_Victim: 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.


Mr.Poops: 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.


This this this etc.

Star Wars was a big part of my childhood (like so many others who are now in their 30s-40s and have disposable income) so it would make sense to bring the original cast back--in supporting roles. Leia as head of the Republic, Han as her husband/spymaster (maintaining his contacts in the smuggling world), and Luke as head of the Jedi order. Leia would order about the Republic fleet, Han would have scoundrels to do the dirty work, and Luke would have jedi at his command, but the characters actually involved in the action and driving the plot would all be new.

That's my thought, anyway.
 
2012-11-09 08:48:20 PM  
despite my previous comments....

luke is the founder and new sage of the breed of the newly restored jedi order, Han and Leia have gone on an raised thier own family, the vestiges of the old empire are still intact, and still need to be rounded up and defeated.
luke never had a family, being the whole savior of the universe Jedi Jesus thing, he's now yoda II, electric boogaloo, he can come back n the third one to help mop up whatever mess that needs to be mopped up in a freand HELL YEAH!!! moment. but other wise? he's yoda now.

I'm sure this has all been covered in the EU, but I have never been assed enough to read it.

central to the story is one of the force sensitive kids of leia and Han.

but generally? old sith lords are trying to regain the ultimate power of the universe, empire or not, and it is up to our plucky young heros to stop them.

all this allows the principle three to reprise their roles with out compromising the time line, and staying in the background.

droids is droids, let R2 be able to talk or something.. all those bleeps and bloops is annoying considering he understands everyone, and everyone understands him and there is a friggen midget inside there anyways.
 
2012-11-09 09:22:53 PM  
We've already done the "Harrison Ford 80's character had a child" so we could move on to a different group of characters to build a storyline around.

I can see Han showing up to shoot someone in the head from behind in a standoff with a new major character and providing a lift in the Millennium Falcon for a brief cameo. Plenty of fodder for jokes about "Make sure there isn't an unexpected space station when we come out of this jump Chewie."

Actually, nix that. No need to harass the elderly.
 
2012-11-09 09:56:22 PM  
Just a quick question folks, and I can't seem to get an answer..

Has Disney ever made a movie with the same level of violence as Star Wars? Hands being cut off, villains being cut in half, massive amounts of troops being killed in battle, ect?
 
2012-11-09 10:02:39 PM  

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


But what would be his cute little talking animal?
 
2012-11-09 10:14:57 PM  

andino: 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.

Jaws_Victim: 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.

Mr.Poops: 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.

This this this etc.

Star Wars was a big part of my childhood (like so many others who are now in their 30s-40s and have disposable income) so it would make sense to bring the original cast back--in supporting roles. Leia as head of the Republic, Han as her husband/spymaster (maintaining his contacts in the smuggling world), and Luke as head of the Jedi order. Leia would order about the Republic fleet, Han would have scoundrels to do the dirty work, and Luke would have jedi at his command, but the characters actually involved in the action and driving the plot would all be new.

That's my thought, anyway.


Better yet let Luke repopulate the Jedi order the fun way? After the death of his father and ending the evil emperor Luke parties down on every world he can find. A few years later he swings back by to pick up the kids. Boom!
 
2012-11-09 10:31:16 PM  

SearchN: Just a quick question folks, and I can't seem to get an answer..

Has Disney ever made a movie with the same level of violence as Star Wars? Hands being cut off, villains being cut in half, massive amounts of troops being killed in battle, ect?


Hard to say. They are no stranger to adult themes but they usually try to approach them in a nongraphic way (though not to say they avoid them)

Disney has made a crap ton of movies. When you think Star Wars, think about TRON, or 20,000 leagues, Rocketeer, Black Hole, Pirates of the Caribbean and Chronicles of Narnia. ,

All we really need to do is look at John Carter to see Disney definitely has the chops to deal with war, death, combat and all the other good stuff.
(looking back on that movie and this news, I wonder if they made John Carter just as evidence they can handle the franchise /tinfoil)

They cultivate and grow jailbait for Hollywood. And they know that is what they are doing.
Here is something I bet you don't know, they have sister companies under the umbrella that make mad bank on porn.
Disney is a big company. If the implication is they are too 'kids gloves' for starwars I don't think your understand their motivations. They will show a Jedi get his head pulled of his body in slow motion if it makes them enough money.

will they screw this up? who knows. but they as much or more than anyone are equipped to deliver the best we've seen yet out of the franchise.
 
2012-11-09 10:32:22 PM  

SearchN: Just a quick question folks, and I can't seem to get an answer..

Has Disney ever made a movie with the same level of violence as Star Wars? Hands being cut off, villains being cut in half, massive amounts of troops being killed in battle, ect?


plenty if you count thier subdivisions. down and out in Beverly Hills was a Disney movie after all.

but directly to your question... Tron had it's fair share of violence, and the black hole was pretty dang bleak, but, it must be remembered that the black hole was an already ongoing project that ran out of money that Disney Bailed out, then re-branded.

all the old reworked fairy tale stories were pretty bleak as well, and disney gave them all happy endings!
 
2012-11-09 10:35:43 PM  
I just realized this would be a Disney production.

You just know they'll have Johnny Depp as Han Solo, Miley Cirus as Leia, and Zack Efron would play the part of Luke. The Emperor would be a holographic head voiced by John Ratzenberger and Kyle Massey would play the part of the new Dark Lord.
 
2012-11-09 10:41:37 PM  
Quentin Tarantino tells Entertainment Weekly "I could so care less" about the looming trilogy. "No, sorry. Especially if Disney's going to do it

Apparently Tarantino forgot that Disney made his career with Pulp Fiction.
 
2012-11-09 10:44:18 PM  

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

But what would be his cute little talking animal?


Five year old Chewbacca.
 
2012-11-09 10:58:06 PM  

sure haven't: Did we want to see a 50 year old Michael Keaton in Batman Begins?


No, but if they did Dark Knight Returns (Frank Miller), that could work.

oblikon.net 


/Film it Sin City style
 
2012-11-09 11:10:54 PM  
this thread and it's responses just proves everything i have ever said about...these threads and their responses...

/begin indignant entitled fanboy butthurt

the series DIED after Jedi...period. get over it. it ain't never gonna be anything other than pure suck from here on in.

Nathan Fillion is already getting Hand Solo'd by Tom Cruise so...no thanks.

Firefly..pffft.  

i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-09 11:15:19 PM  

Brainsick: sure haven't: Did we want to see a 50 year old Michael Keaton in Batman Begins?

No, but if they did Dark Knight Returns (Frank Miller), that could work.

[oblikon.net image 300x239] 


/Film it Sin City style


no it wouldn't. he was a fat bald cardboard Batman to begin with...but applicable in this thread of fail.

Mr Mom...woops...in a combover...

jesus

you people don't understand how films get made do you?
 
2012-11-09 11:25:14 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Better yet let Luke repopulate the Jedi order the fun way? After the death of his father and ending the evil emperor Luke parties down on every world he can find. A few years later he swings back by to pick up the kids. Boom!


I like it!
 
2012-11-09 11:33:59 PM  

Haliburton Cummings: he series DIED after Jedi...period. get over it. it ain't never gonna be anything other than pure suck from here on in.


The series was never up to much and the old films look remarkably dated now. Terrible acting and a shallow plot masked by primitive-looking special effects (which were of course, cutting edge at the time). There's nowhere to go but up. A decent script and some good actors might even rescue the franchise.
 
2012-11-09 11:45:17 PM  
Yet another Star Wars thread. Sorry, fark, but more and more is being said about less and less. Get off your pampered fannies and start digging for stories that someone cares about.
 
2012-11-09 11:57:36 PM  
Next Star Wars should be a mokumentary/biopic: "The Life and Times of Jar-Jar Binks" or "Jar-Jar Binks: Your Life is Calling".
 
2012-11-10 12:03:51 AM  
Frankly.....no.
 
2012-11-10 12:17:31 AM  
This is not the walker you are looking for
 
2012-11-10 12:26:54 AM  
Sure, have Ford and Fisher reprise Han & Leia if the storyline is at the right time frame.

Nathan Fillion as Jacen Solo, Han & Leia's son.
i209.photobucket.comstatic.tvguide.com
 
2012-11-10 12:28:09 AM  

Earpj: Yes. I want the original actors to play their rolls, interspersed with new characters.

An older, wiser Luke, Leia and Han would be a good thing.


THIS. If you disagree, you're simply wrong.
 
2012-11-10 12:28:29 AM  
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Yes, the movie was bad, for any number of reasons (at the top of my list: aliens

I never got this gripe. Are aliens really that much more implausible than a box from God that disintegrates people?
 
2012-11-10 12:39:23 AM  
MurphyMurphy, Cerebral Knievel

Thank you both, didn't even think about checking other companies under the over arching brand.
 
2012-11-10 01:09:43 AM  
http://www.yahoosportsradio1560.com/audio/harrison-ford-on-a-mobile-ta lks-about-disneys-purchasing-of-lucas-films-and-his-love-for-pot-7086/

I would recommend listening to this for a laugh. It sounds just like Ford.
 
2012-11-10 02:01:20 AM  

fusillade762: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Yes, the movie was bad, for any number of reasons (at the top of my list: aliens

I never got this gripe. Are aliens really that much more implausible than a box from God that disintegrates people?


Shia Ledouche was my biggest gripe.
 
2012-11-10 02:14:00 AM  

Mugato: Quentin Tarantino tells Entertainment Weekly "I could so care less" about the looming trilogy. "No, sorry. Especially if Disney's going to do it

Apparently Tarantino forgot that Disney made his career with Pulp Fiction.


That's a pretty dumb thing to say.

He made his career off of Reservoir Dogs, which was an indie studio film. On the strength of that feature his producer brought the script for Pulp Fiction to DeVito's production company that quickly sat down with Harvey Wienstien of Miramax (prior to the Disney buyout) and he agreed to do the movie. Sure, Disney bought Miramax after that and prior to the film's release, but it's not like Disney the company had anything to do with the success of the film, or that Tarantino (er.. actually Harvey Wienstien) needed their filthy money to produce/market the film.

Hell, one can argue that with the exception of film distribution of a couple of notable films, during the 10 years or so that the Wienstien's ran Miramax while it was owned by Disney, they had pretty much complete creative control.

Also, your face smells like poop.
 
2012-11-10 03:32:30 AM  
Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a high fiber diet and good soak in Epsom salts.
 
2012-11-10 06:12:45 AM  

sure haven't: Article makes a good point.
Did we want to see a 50 year old Michael Keaton in Batman Begins?

That said, I don't like any of the choices he gave. I think you'd need to go with unknowns in this case. And whomever Han Solo is has to realllly be Han Solo. Not an interpretation, you gotta nail it or else the whole thing will be off.


A few years ago some friends and I drove from New Mexico to Louisiana in a straight go, and before departing we stopped at the library to get some books on tape to listen to in the car. Someone found a Return of the Jedi radio-dramatization and insisted we should listed to that, so we did. I think it had some of the original actors... but the guy who was doing the voice of Han Solo (who seemed to also coincidentally be one of the producers) sounded not a thing like Harrison Ford's voice, and as if this weird radio drama didn't have trouble enough (it was often just a minute of shootout sound effects with C3PO declaring "Look, now they are shooting at one another!") It was really grating to hear this guy doing I-don't-know-what with his voice. At least the other actors sounded passable.
 
2012-11-10 07:52:51 AM  
Mugato

Luke should be an anti-hero. He turned to the Dark Side because his kid died
So use the same script from Revenge? Yeah that'll work [ / sarcasm ]
 
2012-11-10 08:21:22 AM  

OnlyM3: Mugato

Luke should be an anti-hero. He turned to the Dark Side because his kid diedSo use the same script from Revenge? Yeah that'll work [ / sarcasm ]


Well someone has to turn to the Dark Side.
 
2012-11-10 10:50:25 AM  

Whatthefark: 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"


*takes shirt off*
 
2012-11-10 12:15:35 PM  

fusillade762: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Yes, the movie was bad, for any number of reasons (at the top of my list: aliens

I never got this gripe. Are aliens really that much more implausible than a box from God that disintegrates people?


Or a 1000 year old knight guarding the Holy Grail?

It's a much smaller leap of faith for me to accept aliens than to accept God
 
2012-11-10 12:43:47 PM  

InmanRoshi: Neill Blomkamp is going to direct the next trilogy. Sharlto Copley will be the next Han Solo. Just start getting used to it.

[lisamarksmedia.com image 570x351]


Star Wars: Return of the Fookin' Prawns
 
2012-11-10 01:40:40 PM  
That dude that plays Stiffler as Han Solo
 
2012-11-10 10:08:56 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.


Yeah it really is. I'd much rather see Han Solo right after Episode 6 ready to keep kicking ass. Fillion is about 40 now which is around the age Ford stopped being Solo so it's pretty perfect.

/Also can we please get Han Solo/Chewie buddy flick or series. It's too perfect to pass up. I'll even take cartoon if need be.
 
2012-11-11 02:36:05 PM  
How about ... I don't care.

I used to be a huge Star Wars fan boy, but after the prequels, cartoons, parodies, memes, and so forth, I'm done with it. The cultural saturation has made something that was special to me into something tawdry ... as if your super cute high school sweetheart has become a monstrous plastic-surgery-addicted stripper.

I know I sound like a grumpy old hipster, and I don't care ... but I assure you I'm not that old, and I've never been hip.

/grumpy as F*CK though
 
2012-11-12 01:44:30 PM  
I would watch Harrison Ford as Han Solo again.

/disclaimer: I liked Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
 
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