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(Wired)   George Lucas confirms he's signed Hamill, Fisher, and Ford for Star Wars VII   (wired.com) divider line 22
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2013-03-08 08:26:00 AM
3 votes:
As far as I'm concerned, no Billy Dee Williams, no movie.
2013-03-08 08:20:46 AM
3 votes:
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 11:15:50 AM
2 votes:

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 10:52:32 AM
2 votes:
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 10:05:16 AM
2 votes:
Episode VII: A New Hip
2013-03-08 02:48:22 PM
1 votes:

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 02:11:36 PM
1 votes:
I know this will be met with resistance, but Joseph Gordon Levit would make a decent Harrison Ford spawn...
2013-03-08 01:43:55 PM
1 votes:

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


Difficulty: Who plays the girl?
2013-03-08 11:56:16 AM
1 votes:

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 11:42:45 AM
1 votes:
Dear mickey mouse,
Please make hamil/Luke some kinda evil Jedi badass... THAT would at least make this interesting
2013-03-08 11:35:05 AM
1 votes:

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 11:27:35 AM
1 votes:
I've got a bad feeling about this...
2013-03-08 11:24:41 AM
1 votes:

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 11:07:18 AM
1 votes:

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 10:58:24 AM
1 votes:

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 10:53:24 AM
1 votes:

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 10:52:36 AM
1 votes:
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 09:04:26 AM
1 votes:
Who else is waiting for Shia LaBeouf to pop out of nowhere and lay a 15" steamer on this?
2013-03-08 08:47:24 AM
1 votes:
2/3 of those people need to hit the gym.
Also, where's Billy Dee? This movie needs some color!
2013-03-08 07:54:44 AM
1 votes:
If he gets Peter Cushing and Alec Guinness I'll be impressed.
2013-03-08 07:48:46 AM
1 votes:
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 07:48:42 AM
1 votes:
farking lucas?!  keep that cancer away from this movie.
 
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