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2013-03-08 11:46:53 AM
I hear light sabers produce the best lens flare. So perhaps that will be a bigger distraction than those 3.
 
2013-03-08 11:48:10 AM
The one I'm really hoping they bring back is Stormtrooper Who Hits Head On Door.
 
2013-03-08 11:51:34 AM
STAR WARS: THE NEXT GENERATION

Hell, they may even bring back Willrow Hood!
 
2013-03-08 11:52:03 AM

gunga galunga: The one I'm really hoping they bring back is Stormtrooper Who Hits Head On Door.


They are dead sadly. They actually explain that in the series as two clumsy Jedi / Rebels who just have bad luck and get caught in stupid situations. One was the Stormtrooper that hits his head. Then they are the two that get tricked by Obi Won.

Here is a little info on them.
 
2013-03-08 11:53:32 AM
Disney buys the rights to Star Wars for $4.2 billion and Lucas is out there spilling the beans about contract negotiations. I imagine he will be considerably further out of the loop from here on out.
"George who?"
 
2013-03-08 11:54:14 AM

Tax Boy: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 250x297]


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What about the further adventures of Lumpy?


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Try getting THAT music out of your head today, Farkers! MWA- HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
 
2013-03-08 11:55:59 AM
Whatever Uncle Georgie is smoking, I don't want ANY of it.
 
2013-03-08 11:56:16 AM

Jim_Callahan: 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.


But THAT attitude-- the oneness and letting go and such-- that was Yoda's attitude after having his ass handed to him and living in a swamp for 20 years. That was EARNED humility and wisdom. So yes, it works to have the younger Yoda being the skilled Jedi Master he was, while having the older Yoda as the near-death, reflective, quiet, swamp-addled, humbled-because-a-Sith-kicked-his-ass Jedi Master who had his own little jokes at Luke's expense.
 
2013-03-08 12:01:04 PM
Wasn't the entire first movie dictated by Lucas to his secretary over the course of a coke fueled afternoon? I seem to remember hearing something about that.
 
2013-03-08 12:06:29 PM
Why bother with $tar War$ when this is out there:

www.blacklibrary.com

/Yes, I know they are short on movies
//hot
 
Slu
2013-03-08 12:08:13 PM

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?


Ha!  You think Disney cares about the EU!!!
 
2013-03-08 12:09:04 PM

ZeroCorpse: But THAT attitude-- the oneness and letting go and such-- that was Yoda's attitude after having his ass handed to him and living in a swamp for 20 years.


20 years in a swamp out of a 900 year lifespan was what it took to finally teach him basic freshman-level philosophy?  All right, I'll give you that character development is a legit alternate character interpretation, but that's just exchanging intentional hypocrisy for mental retardation.
 
2013-03-08 12:16:38 PM

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


That would truly be

www.biography.com
 
2013-03-08 12:33:40 PM

PainInTheASP: 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."


Actually, this is one of the few times I liked what he had to say, haha
 
2013-03-08 12:40:11 PM

cgraves67: 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.



And that will be their downfall right there. The more he's involved in any way the worse it will be. Lucas is a hack who worked with some good people in his prime, and his initial success made him lazy and erased whatever talent he may have had when he was young.

Nevermind the prequels, did you see Indiana Jones and the Movie so Stupid it Was Actually Insulting? And how about Red Tails? I forced myself to sit through Red Tails figuring I'd have fun mocking it and it was so awful even THAT was no fun. Lucas should stay away from film making from now on. He's just no good at it whatsoever. He should take up knitting or something.
 
2013-03-08 12:51:01 PM
There better be some god damned midichlorians.
 
2013-03-08 01:00:29 PM
Anyone here watch the porn parody of star wars? I was surprised, it was actually pretty funny at times.
 
2013-03-08 01:06:16 PM

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


Yeah I'm still concerned by this... unless Di$ney is keeping him around for press purposes.
 
2013-03-08 01:10:57 PM

Beeblebrox: There better be some god damned midichlorians.


Mandalorians with Midichlorians...

/sounds like an Old Republic guild name
 
2013-03-08 01:13:14 PM

CeroX: Beeblebrox: There better be some god damned midichlorians.

Mandalorians with Midichlorians...

/sounds like an Old Republic guild name


They make your clothes whiter.
 
2013-03-08 01:15:28 PM

Cheater71: Anyone here watch the porn parody of star wars? I was surprised, it was actually pretty funny at times.


a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com
 
2013-03-08 01:23:30 PM

Great Janitor: 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.


When i calculated this out earlier it was smack dab in the middle of the Vong War. My calculations might have been a bit off, but with Hollywood make-up and effects it's easy to imagine they have ten years or so lee way in either direction. Even more so since the characters have all been at war for decades, so they probably aged quite a bit.
 
2013-03-08 01:35:26 PM

Beeblebrox: There better be some god damned midichlorians.


fark it im in. I say do some kind of letter writing thing to demand more midichlorians. I will not be satisfied if the new star wars does not include in depth discussion of midichlorians, midichlorian levels, and midichlorian science.
 
2013-03-08 01:43:55 PM

lectos: Waiting for the announcement of Zac Efron and Shia Labeouf as the Solo twins.


Difficulty: Who plays the girl?
 
2013-03-08 02:04:40 PM

Jim_Callahan: 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.


This. It would have been preferable to have left in the lines about Yoda being a great swordmaster, then have him defeat all sword wielders Pei Mei style to show he "advanced" beyond that.

"Wars not make one great." Damn right, Mr. Pisspoor wartime consigliere.
 
2013-03-08 02:11:36 PM
I know this will be met with resistance, but Joseph Gordon Levit would make a decent Harrison Ford spawn...
 
2013-03-08 02:13:07 PM

houginator: Great Janitor: 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.

When i calculated this out earlier it was smack dab in the middle of the Vong War. My calculations might have been a bit off, but with Hollywood make-up and effects it's easy to imagine they have ten years or so lee way in either direction. Even more so since the characters have all been at war for decades, so they probably aged quite a bit.


God willing they will stay away from the forsaken trash heap that is the majority of the EU.
 
2013-03-08 02:31:01 PM

redmid17: 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 0 BBY.


FTFY
 
2013-03-08 02:38:48 PM
I just hope the movie(s) involves a World Devasator or two.
 
2013-03-08 02:48:22 PM

Jim_Callahan: ZeroCorpse: But THAT attitude-- the oneness and letting go and such-- that was Yoda's attitude after having his ass handed to him and living in a swamp for 20 years.

20 years in a swamp out of a 900 year lifespan was what it took to finally teach him basic freshman-level philosophy?  All right, I'll give you that character development is a legit alternate character interpretation, but that's just exchanging intentional hypocrisy for mental retardation.


I disagree.  A person's point of view can be changed in an instant given the right circumstances.  Losing the Jedi order, all of his friends, and the whole damn galaxy to a monster of a sith probably made Yoda re-evalutate all of his beliefs.  After a couple decades of soul searching in solitude it's no wonder he's much more wistful, especially if he knows he's near death.
 
2013-03-08 02:57:45 PM

threadjackistan: Beeblebrox: There better be some god damned midichlorians.

fark it im in. I say do some kind of letter writing thing to demand more midichlorians. I will not be satisfied if the new star wars does not include in depth discussion of midichlorians, midichlorian levels, and midichlorian science.


Maybe somebody comes up with a drug that can artificially raise midichlorian levels, and the entire trilogy is a morality play about the evils of PEDs?
 
2013-03-08 03:21:44 PM
Star Wars 2013 : The inflation of the diapers..
 
2013-03-08 04:22:10 PM
I thought the whole point of the third trilogy was to follow Han & Leia's kids while Uncle Luke rebuilds the Jedi Order? So having an aged Han-Luke-Leia makes a lot of sense towards that end.

vernonFL: Episode VII: A New Hip


I guess my comment is moot since the thread is already over.
 
2013-03-08 05:00:30 PM
Seconding the suck of Yoda leaping around like a cracked out, animated tick. It wasn't awesome, it was done badly. Cartoonishly badly. Half the audience bust out laughing, the other half groaned.
 
2013-03-08 05:10:40 PM

Earpj: I think that them being in an advisory role would be a good way to introduce a younger cast for the other movies.


THIS is my hope as well; have the original actors pass the torch to a new cast with new (preferably non-EU related) storylines. Sorry, but having read some of the EU books, I'm not really a big fan of the direction they went with the Solo kids. Some of the books had tragedy just for the sake of adding drama (read: the Darth Cadeus storyline). And seriously, does the Hapan royal family only lust after the Solo/Skywalker clan? Why does every major galactic event somehow revolve around a single family?

/who am I kidding
//will still see the movie opening day
 
2013-03-08 06:00:44 PM
Why all the Goerge Lucas hate? The man is a smart cookie. He gave us Star Wars ( ya know the reason you are all biatchin ) and he improved every facet of movie production. Not to mention PIXAR. He also financed his movies himself and was kicked out of the directors guild because of his own convictions. fark you all the man is a HERO
 
2013-03-08 06:40:26 PM

Hebalo: 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.


Because someone made one great thing exempts them from critisism? Like you couldn't yell at the inventor of cake if they served you a big smelly crap?

Starwars was pretty freaking cool back in the day and it still holds up. Its not fantastic and the best thing ever but its hardly meh.

15 year old kid huh? Just because your mom and dad had sex and made you doesnt make them good people. (in your case it makes them worse). GL made starwars. Sure. Maxis made SimCity-- if not for maxis we wouldn't even have a single sim game. It doesn't stop their new game from sucking an HIV ridden monkeys anus.
 
2013-03-08 06:41:26 PM
Phil Noto draws old Luke:

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2013-03-08 06:44:26 PM
Carrie Fisher will not reprise her role as Princess Leia. She's been cast to play Jabba the Hutt's daughter:

americanroosters.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-08 06:48:22 PM

kevra: The man is a smart cookie. He gave us Star Wars ( ya know the reason you are all biatchin ) and he improved every facet of movie production. Not to mention PIXAR. He also financed his movies himself and was kicked out of the directors guild because of his own convictions. fark you all the man is a HERO


He did all that. He also went back and screwed with stuff that didnt need messing. He put a crappy CG jabba the hutt into A New Hope. He made Cystal Skull. His prequels are some of the most crapped on works of our time. They are bad movies packed with bad effects and bad acting.

Its like he went back and pissed all over everything he had previously been lauded for.

He WAS a hero. Lance Armstrong did tons of great stuff too but hes a big freaking douchebag now. Jerry sandusky was thought of as a great coach at one time. Now he's a child molesting dirtbag.

Being awesome at one time doesn't armour you from turning into a giant farkup.
 
2013-03-08 06:50:14 PM

chuggernaught: Jim_Callahan: ZeroCorpse: But THAT attitude-- the oneness and letting go and such-- that was Yoda's attitude after having his ass handed to him and living in a swamp for 20 years.

20 years in a swamp out of a 900 year lifespan was what it took to finally teach him basic freshman-level philosophy?  All right, I'll give you that character development is a legit alternate character interpretation, but that's just exchanging intentional hypocrisy for mental retardation.

I disagree.  A person's point of view can be changed in an instant given the right circumstances.  Losing the Jedi order, all of his friends, and the whole damn galaxy to a monster of a sith probably made Yoda re-evalutate all of his beliefs.  After a couple decades of soul searching in solitude it's no wonder he's much more wistful, especially if he knows he's near death.


My point exactly.

Yes, he's 900 years old, but we're to presume he spent most of that life as a Jedi under the old order's ideals and bureaucracy, and he-- like the rest of the high counsel-- was sitting in his high tower, brimming with arrogance and a complete misunderstanding of what it was that made them weak enough to be defeated by a single Sith lord.

Think about that. THOUSANDS of Jedi. They were destroyed by the plan of ONE Sith. One Sith who matched wits with Yoda plus the rest of the Jedi masters. One Sith who beat Yoda in one-on-one combat. One Sith who saw to it that nearly EVERY SINGLE JEDI was killed, and then proceeded to take over the galaxy and rule it with an iron fist while Yoda sat in a swamp, masked by the dark side presence there, and thought about what, exactly, he did wrong.

And oh, yeah, he had Qui-Gon's force ghost telling him what he did wrong, too. Qui-Gon, who was denied a place in the high counsel because he was too attached to the idea of the "living Force", and warned that all the strict rules and monastic behavior would lead to problems. Well, guess what Yoda? Qui-Gon was right, and the only reason Obi-Wan survived to protect Luke was because he had the good fortune to be Qui-Gon's padawan and take that lesson to heart.

And look at what happened to Mr. stick-in-the-mud, Jedi-can-do-no-wrong Windu... He went out like a biatch.

After all that, Yoda would HAVE TO re-evaluate the way he looked at things. He had twenty years to go over his mistakes and figure out what happened. And what happened was that he didn't take his early lessons to heart. He, like the other masters, became mired in red tape and lost the ability to recognize the will of the Force, and the Force smacked them all down for it.

In short, he became humble because he recognized that it was the arrogance of the Jedi that led to their downfall. Nobody's too old to learn a lesson like that.
 
2013-03-08 06:59:55 PM

ZeroCorpse: chuggernaught: Jim_Callahan: ZeroCorpse: But THAT attitude-- the oneness and letting go and such-- that was Yoda's attitude after having his ass handed to him and living in a swamp for 20 years.

20 years in a swamp out of a 900 year lifespan was what it took to finally teach him basic freshman-level philosophy?  All right, I'll give you that character development is a legit alternate character interpretation, but that's just exchanging intentional hypocrisy for mental retardation.

I disagree.  A person's point of view can be changed in an instant given the right circumstances.  Losing the Jedi order, all of his friends, and the whole damn galaxy to a monster of a sith probably made Yoda re-evalutate all of his beliefs.  After a couple decades of soul searching in solitude it's no wonder he's much more wistful, especially if he knows he's near death.

My point exactly.

Yes, he's 900 years old, but we're to presume he spent most of that life as a Jedi under the old order's ideals and bureaucracy, and he-- like the rest of the high counsel-- was sitting in his high tower, brimming with arrogance and a complete misunderstanding of what it was that made them weak enough to be defeated by a single Sith lord.

Think about that. THOUSANDS of Jedi. They were destroyed by the plan of ONE Sith. One Sith who matched wits with Yoda plus the rest of the Jedi masters. One Sith who beat Yoda in one-on-one combat. One Sith who saw to it that nearly EVERY SINGLE JEDI was killed, and then proceeded to take over the galaxy and rule it with an iron fist while Yoda sat in a swamp, masked by the dark side presence there, and thought about what, exactly, he did wrong.

And oh, yeah, he had Qui-Gon's force ghost telling him what he did wrong, too. Qui-Gon, who was denied a place in the high counsel because he was too attached to the idea of the "living Force", and warned that all the strict rules and monastic behavior would lead to problems. Well, guess what Yoda? Qui-Gon was right, and ...


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2013-03-08 07:47:53 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: What a coincidence, I've already confirmed I won't be watching this mess.


Yes you will. You're about as convincing as the Star Wars fans that claim they never saw the prequels.
 
2013-03-08 08:03:37 PM
 The man is a smart cookie. He gave us Star Wars ( ya know the reason you are all biatchin ) and he improved every facet of movie production. Not to mention PIXAR. He also financed his movies himself and was kicked out of the directors guild because of his own convictions. fark you all the man is a HERO

He did all that. He also went back and screwed with stuff that didnt need messing. He put a crappy CG jabba the hutt into A New Hope. He made Cystal Skull. His prequels are some of the most crapped on works of our time. They are bad movies packed with bad effects and bad acting.

Its like he went back and pissed all over everything he had previously been lauded for.

He WAS a hero. Lance Armstrong did tons of great stuff too but hes a big freaking douchebag now. Jerry sandusky was thought of as a great coach at one time. Now he's a child molesting dirtbag.

Being awesome at one time doesn't armour you from turning into a giant farkup.
ya know what else he did ( pardon please not font guru )http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/entertainment-eonline/20130308/ b39 5615/
 
2013-03-08 08:04:01 PM

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.


You couldn't be more wrong. I can't believe how many times people try to make this argument. Please stop. You're trying to sound smarter than you actually are, but only prove what a complete idiot you are.

When Star Wars came out, it was universally loved by people of all ages. That movie was a g*damn phenomenon. Lines around blocks. People coming back to watch it again and again. It's still cool today.
 
2013-03-08 08:11:14 PM
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Hamill, Fisher, and Ford?
 
2013-03-08 09:00:43 PM

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?


Spoilers:


About the timeframe the books are in now where the characters are in their 70s.  Han and Leia's daughter is grown up, married and the matriarch to a new hereditary Galactic Empire.  Her twin died at her hands after he turned Sith and their youngest brother died in war.  Luke and his son, Ben took on and defeated a character named Abeloth who is supposed to be the dark side incarnate.  She was introduced in the Clone Wars cartoon.  So if anything, they could set the movies just after the current crop of books if they wish to keep the characters ages in line with the actors.  It's the only way it could possibly work.
 
2013-03-08 09:10:07 PM
Lunchlady:

God willing they will stay away from the forsaken trash heap that is the majority of the EU.

While the EU has it's share of crap I enjoyed the bulk of the New Jedi Order books. They were better on the whole than most of the preceding novels, with the exception anything written by Zahn or Stackpole. Now the Swarm War trilogy, that was farking terrible.
 
2013-03-08 09:38:45 PM

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.


What happened is, Iger asked Lucas if he was interested in selling his company, and Lucas said not yet but  he'd think about it. Lucas eventually decided to do that, but he knew first he needed to raise the value of Star Wars to get the best price. To that end, he started developing the sequel trilogy story treatments. Lucasfilm executives and the main Star Wars actors were informed and Lucas apparently got the actors at least tentatively on board, with Lucasfilm, without mentioning Disney. Then, the Disney deal that Lucas had kept secret was done and revealed, with the movie treatments already written and the cast more or less already on board.
 
2013-03-08 11:21:09 PM

Nem Wan: 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.

What happened is, Iger asked Lucas if he was interested in selling his company, and Lucas said not yet but  he'd think about it. Lucas eventually decided to do that, but he knew first he needed to raise the value of Star Wars to get the best price. To that end, he started developing the sequel trilogy story treatments. Lucasfilm executives and the main Star Wars actors were informed and Lucas apparently got the actors at least tentatively on board, with Lucasfilm, without mentioning Disney. Then, the Disney deal that Lucas had kept secret was done and revealed, with the movie treatments already written and the cast more or less already on board.


Which if Disney's smart they'll throw in the trash. I can't believe that more garbage written by Lucas would raise the value of the company.
 
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