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(Wired)   George Lucas confirms he's signed Hamill, Fisher, and Ford for Star Wars VII   (wired.com) divider line 115
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2013-03-08 07:44:02 AM  
I wonder if Mark Hamill is going to reprise his role as incestuous whiner.
 
2013-03-08 07:48:42 AM  
farking lucas?!  keep that cancer away from this movie.
 
2013-03-08 07:48:46 AM  
I think that them being in an advisory role would be a good way to introduce a younger cast for the other movies.
 
2013-03-08 07:52:39 AM  
LOL.  George isn't even in the picture anymore and yet he still finds a way to fark things up.

"Lucas seemed to immediately realize what he had said and attempted to backtrack from the admission, saying "Maybe I'm not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them," and adding, "I won't say whether the negotiations were successful or not."
 
2013-03-08 07:54:44 AM  
If he gets Peter Cushing and Alec Guinness I'll be impressed.
 
2013-03-08 08:19:16 AM  
come on, gold bikini!
 
2013-03-08 08:20:46 AM  
Who cares?

I want to know if he's signed TK-421, to finally answer the age old question of why he wasn't at his post, and whether he copied.
 
2013-03-08 08:21:11 AM  

serial_crusher: come on, gold bikini!


more like a gold mu-mu these days.
 
2013-03-08 08:25:48 AM  
When do we get another ewok movie?
 
2013-03-08 08:26:00 AM  
As far as I'm concerned, no Billy Dee Williams, no movie.
 
2013-03-08 08:47:24 AM  
2/3 of those people need to hit the gym.
Also, where's Billy Dee? This movie needs some color!
 
2013-03-08 08:52:01 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: 2/3 of those people need to hit the gym.
Also, where's Billy Dee? This movie needs some color!


I think with Fisher it would be easier just to CGI her.
 
2013-03-08 09:04:26 AM  
Who else is waiting for Shia LaBeouf to pop out of nowhere and lay a 15" steamer on this?
 
2013-03-08 09:19:55 AM  
If there's not Porkins Jr. and Ackbar, I'm not watching it.
 
2013-03-08 10:05:16 AM  
Episode VII: A New Hip
 
2013-03-08 10:36:37 AM  

vernonFL: Episode VII: A New Hip


Winnar!
 
2013-03-08 10:50:30 AM  
It sounds like they all had a great conversation over some drinks at the Green Screen Grill.
 
2013-03-08 10:50:52 AM  

vernonFL: Episode VII: A New Hip


Followed by Episode VIII : Ow My Back
 
2013-03-08 10:52:32 AM  
My only wish is that they play the role of mentor to a new generation. And no, I want no part of a Jedi Academy movie. The idea of extra-special kids going to a school for special kids has been done to the point of cliche by the likes of Harry Potter and X-men.
 
2013-03-08 10:52:36 AM  
Why is Lucas signing people?  He was supposed to be an adviser, and a fairly distant one at that.  He shouldn't be involved in talent decisions.

That being said, I'm glad that the original cast is involved.  All grown up and such, leaders or ambassadors in their respective areas.  I think it could work quite well, particularly if you age the characters beyond the age of the actors.
 
2013-03-08 10:53:24 AM  

oldfarthenry: Who else is waiting for Shia LaBeouf to pop out of nowhere and lay a 15" steamer on this?


Carrying on the trend he will play Anakin Solo
 
2013-03-08 10:55:05 AM  
Unless they make Episode IX, Wrath of Greedo, I'm out.
 
2013-03-08 10:57:52 AM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: vernonFL: Episode VII: A New Hip

Followed by Episode VIII : Ow My Back


Episode IX: Revenge of that pastrami sandwich I had for lunch. oy, the heartburn!
 
2013-03-08 10:58:24 AM  

serial_crusher: come on, gold bikini!


We'll never see something like that again. Look at what the Prequels brought us:

Instead of a gold bikini, we get portman ripping her shirt exposing her stomach.

Instead of the rancor, we get some furry dog that anakin rides around.

That fight scene with yoda displayed exactly what was wrong with the prequels, instead of a wise sage, we get cgi kermit bouncing around cartoon style. All flash and no substance. Just pretty looking action scenes.
 
2013-03-08 11:04:17 AM  

gilgigamesh: Who cares?

I want to know if he's signed TK-421, to finally answer the age old question of why he wasn't at his post, and whether he copied.


TK-421 has been dead since 1977.
 
2013-03-08 11:07:18 AM  

ManateeGag: farking lucas?!  keep that cancer away from this movie.


That's what I thought too.  It's unsettling that he's still involved in any way.
 
2013-03-08 11:14:57 AM  
The force might not be strong with Star Wars 7, but the butthurt will be strong.
 
2013-03-08 11:15:04 AM  

GoldSpider: ManateeGag: farking lucas?!  keep that cancer away from this movie.

That's what I thought too.  It's unsettling that he's still involved in any way.


I don't so much think he's actively involved so much as he is a reference resource and he's in the loop. They are keeping him abreast of new developments and getting his opinions.
 
2013-03-08 11:15:49 AM  

serial_crusher: come on, gold bikini!


only if the Princess daughter wears it and not the mom!
 
2013-03-08 11:15:50 AM  

Cheater71: serial_crusher: come on, gold bikini!

We'll never see something like that again. Look at what the Prequels brought us:

Instead of a gold bikini, we get portman ripping her shirt exposing her stomach.

Instead of the rancor, we get some furry dog that anakin rides around.

That fight scene with yoda displayed exactly what was wrong with the prequels, instead of a wise sage, we get cgi kermit bouncing around cartoon style. All flash and no substance. Just pretty looking action scenes.


I actually think CGI Yoda was one of the few good things from the prequels because it developed his character a bit more. He's not just a wise sage but as good with a blade as anyone else. When Luke scoffs at the idea that Yoda could be a great Jedi Knight in Empire, he now looks like an even more smug idiot.

IMO, one of the major failings of the prequels is that they didn't provide any new backstory about the characters in the original trilogy. After three films we really don't know anything new about Kenobi or have a better understanding of him and his motivations. For a while there were rumors there would be a Padame-Anikan-Kenobi love triangle. That certainly would have made Luke's relationship with Kenobi more interesting in Star Wars -- he not only killed his father but had an affair with his mother, and now he has to act as a father figure to Luke.

Bringing back the Ian McDiarmid to play the younger version of the Emperor only to barely focus on his character was just a huge wasted opportunity. How cool was it that they could bring him back? But then they just did nothing with him. Same deal with having Chewy make an appearance just for the sake of it.
 
2013-03-08 11:16:23 AM  
What a coincidence, I've already confirmed I won't be watching this mess.
 
2013-03-08 11:17:44 AM  

GoldSpider: ManateeGag: farking lucas?!  keep that cancer away from this movie.

That's what I thought too.  It's unsettling that he's still involved in any way.


That's a great word to describe it. It's extremely unsettling.
I thought Disney was going to keep his poisoned cancerous ass far away from it??
 
2013-03-08 11:19:05 AM  
images3.wikia.nocookie.net


images3.wikia.nocookie.net

What about the further adventures of Lumpy?
 
2013-03-08 11:19:15 AM  

exparrot: MyKingdomForYourHorse: vernonFL: Episode VII: A New Hip

Followed by Episode VIII : Ow My Back

Episode IX: Revenge of that pastrami sandwich I had for lunch. oy, the heartburn!


Episode X: Where the hell is my colostomy bag and why are there mexicans on my lawn?
 
2013-03-08 11:19:32 AM  
Seriously, We went from this:

www.beertripper.com

to This:
images.forbes.com

And then from this:

images1.wikia.nocookie.net

to this:

customstarwars.x3.hu

I'll admit i was wrong to say it was furry. i haven't seen the movie in a long time.
 
2013-03-08 11:20:44 AM  

naughtyrev: If there's not Porkins Jr. and Ackbar, I'm not watching it.


Add in Wedge and I am in complete agreement..
 
2013-03-08 11:22:52 AM  

Smashed Hat: If he gets Peter Cushing and Alec Guinness I'll be impressed.


He'll get "them". Now that they've perfected digital eyelash rendering.
 
2013-03-08 11:24:41 AM  

thornhill: I actually think CGI Yoda was one of the few good things from the prequels because it developed his character a bit more. He's not just a wise sage but as good with a blade as anyone else. When Luke scoffs at the idea that Yoda could be a great Jedi Knight in Empire, he now looks like an even more smug idiot.


Not really, Luke is  supposed to be ignorant.  What it does is make all the shiat about oneness with the force and letting go of hatred Yoda spouts in Empire into meaningless, empty platitudes authored by another worthless hypocrite.
 
2013-03-08 11:27:13 AM  

Cheater71: serial_crusher: come on, gold bikini!

We'll never see something like that again. Look at what the Prequels brought us:

Instead of a gold bikini, we get portman ripping her shirt exposing her stomach.

Instead of the rancor, we get some furry dog that anakin rides around.

That fight scene with yoda displayed exactly what was wrong with the prequels, instead of a wise sage, we get cgi kermit bouncing around cartoon style. All flash and no substance. Just pretty looking action scenes.


If you take the "Phantom edit" version of episode 1 and add a little humor back in you have a mostly viable Star Wars prequel. From that point on the next two need serious revision to touch the spirit of the original, unadjusted trilogy. Clone Wars yes please, flashy green-screened 50 Jedi battles with "aggressive negotiation" jokes no. As you put it, all flash and no substance. The novelization of Revenge of the Sith was decent however. What does in Star Wars is how the EU and prequels crush every  Cryptic Background Reference without delivering a satisfying storyline (at least film-wise). It also doesn't help that as Star Wars fans we make up one of the most diverse and unpleasable audiences.
 
2013-03-08 11:27:35 AM  
I've got a bad feeling about this...
 
2013-03-08 11:31:13 AM  

Saiga410: naughtyrev: If there's not Porkins Jr. and Ackbar, I'm not watching it.

Add in Wedge and I am in complete agreement..


What about green leader? Oh wait, too late for that.
 
2013-03-08 11:32:32 AM  

Khellendros: Why is Lucas signing people?  He was supposed to be an adviser, and a fairly distant one at that.  He shouldn't be involved in talent decisions.

That being said, I'm glad that the original cast is involved.  All grown up and such, leaders or ambassadors in their respective areas.  I think it could work quite well, particularly if you age the characters beyond the age of the actors.


Lucas isn't signing people. Disney is.
 
2013-03-08 11:34:10 AM  

ManateeGag: farking lucas?!  keep that cancer away from this movie.


Oh, blow it out your ass. You wouldn't even have Star Wars if it weren't for him. You sound like a belligerent 15 year old who has decided his dad is the WORST PERSON ON THE PLANET.!!!!


Newsflash: That thing that you loved as a child isn't as cool when you grow up. The prequels certainly could have been better, but nothing will live up to the (incorrectly) remembered nostalgia you have for it.

I guaran-farking-tee you if Star Wars came out today, it would be received as "meh" at best.
 
2013-03-08 11:35:05 AM  

thornhill: Cheater71: serial_crusher: come on, gold bikini!

We'll never see something like that again. Look at what the Prequels brought us:

Instead of a gold bikini, we get portman ripping her shirt exposing her stomach.

Instead of the rancor, we get some furry dog that anakin rides around.

That fight scene with yoda displayed exactly what was wrong with the prequels, instead of a wise sage, we get cgi kermit bouncing around cartoon style. All flash and no substance. Just pretty looking action scenes.

I actually think CGI Yoda was one of the few good things from the prequels because it developed his character a bit more. He's not just a wise sage but as good with a blade as anyone else. When Luke scoffs at the idea that Yoda could be a great Jedi Knight in Empire, he now looks like an even more smug idiot.

IMO, one of the major failings of the prequels is that they didn't provide any new backstory about the characters in the original trilogy. After three films we really don't know anything new about Kenobi or have a better understanding of him and his motivations. For a while there were rumors there would be a Padame-Anikan-Kenobi love triangle. That certainly would have made Luke's relationship with Kenobi more interesting in Star Wars -- he not only killed his father but had an affair with his mother, and now he has to act as a father figure to Luke.

Bringing back the Ian McDiarmid to play the younger version of the Emperor only to barely focus on his character was just a huge wasted opportunity. How cool was it that they could bring him back? But then they just did nothing with him. Same deal with having Chewy make an appearance just for the sake of it.


Completely disagree. The dancing frog routine completely ruin the image of yoda as the wise leader. That and the fact he was completely blind to all the darkness around him.
 
2013-03-08 11:36:51 AM  
I'm not at all familiar with the EU other than that Thrawn took place not long after ROTJ, so given the actors' ages, what part of the EU would this fit in without screwing up the EU?
 
2013-03-08 11:38:37 AM  

Hebalo: ManateeGag: farking lucas?!  keep that cancer away from this movie.

Oh, blow it out your ass. You wouldn't even have Star Wars if it weren't for him. You sound like a belligerent 15 year old who has decided his dad is the WORST PERSON ON THE PLANET.!!!!


Newsflash: That thing that you loved as a child isn't as cool when you grow up. The prequels certainly could have been better, but nothing will live up to the (incorrectly) remembered nostalgia you have for it.

I guaran-farking-tee you if Star Wars came out today, it would be received as "meh" at best.


I know the feeling. I grew up watching the Original Star Wars Trilogy on VHS and saw the special editions in theaters. Episode 1 came out when I was in Middle School. Then Clone Wars while I was a Freshman in High School and Revenge when I was a Senior.  I enjoyed watching the movies and actually thought the Prequels were good. But as I got older and extended my horizons, I felt the prequels did lack. Still think Episode 3 was the best followed by Episode 2. And the Clone Wars microseries is also great Star Wars.
 
2013-03-08 11:42:45 AM  
Dear mickey mouse,
Please make hamil/Luke some kinda evil Jedi badass... THAT would at least make this interesting
 
2013-03-08 11:43:21 AM  
Waiting for the announcement of Zac Efron and Shia Labeouf as the Solo twins.
 
2013-03-08 11:43:26 AM  

bluorangefyre: I'm not at all familiar with the EU other than that Thrawn took place not long after ROTJ, so given the actors' ages, what part of the EU would this fit in without screwing up the EU?


What ever part of the EU that takes place after the Vong war.  Which is rather sad because having a trilogy where the Vong war starts before the second half of the first movie and ends near the end of the third movie could work.  Or at least make more sense than having the Clone Wars start at the end of Episode 2 and conclude half way through episode 3.
 
2013-03-08 11:44:43 AM  

gingerjet: Khellendros: Why is Lucas signing people?  He was supposed to be an adviser, and a fairly distant one at that.  He shouldn't be involved in talent decisions.

That being said, I'm glad that the original cast is involved.  All grown up and such, leaders or ambassadors in their respective areas.  I think it could work quite well, particularly if you age the characters beyond the age of the actors.

Lucas isn't signing people. Disney is.


While technically correct, the article (and Lucas' quotes) make it clear he's WAY too involved with the talent decisions on the project.
 
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