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(WPTV)   Harrison Ford hints at reprising the role of Han Solo in an upcoming Star Wars film, "It's a work in progress"   (wptv.com) divider line 78
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2013-11-03 12:46:03 AM
No, no, no. He should be in a museum.
 
2013-11-03 03:53:04 AM

new_york_monty: No, no, no. He should be in a museum.


i131.photobucket.com

"I know"
 
2013-11-03 04:08:35 AM

new_york_monty: No, no, no. He should be in a museum.


log_jammin: new_york_monty: No, no, no. He should be in a museum.

[i131.photobucket.com image 640x273]

"I know"


It's like a perfect storm of Internet comments.
 
2013-11-03 04:11:13 AM
They encased him in carbonite. He should be very well preserved.
 
2013-11-03 04:14:30 AM
A work in progress.. so, they're trying to figure out if they can afford him.
 
2013-11-03 04:41:05 AM
What about Lando?
 
2013-11-03 04:46:06 AM

BalugaJoe: What about Lando?


i131.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-03 04:46:49 AM

Alphax: A work in progress.. so, they're trying to figure out if they can afford him.


Meaning he wants a decent-size chunk of that Disney Star Wars pie, not just the pay or play contract.
 
2013-11-03 05:08:14 AM
www.thefunnyblog.org
 
2013-11-03 05:25:59 AM
They may alter the plan...
 
2013-11-03 05:59:18 AM
Anyone getting their hopes up about the Disney-ified Star Wars films should really put their expectations down a notch or two.

They might turn out to be passable films (and they're not likely to be the horrid messes the prequels turned out to be), but chances are good that:

1) They'll lack the creativity of a George Lucas film and will feel derivative of the original trilogy instead (much like the extended universe, which often just took elements that were exciting in the movies and tried to expand on them.)
2) They'll lack the sweeping grandeur of the original trilogy because they're being made by people who don't have the same influences or ideas about what the story's supposed to do.
3) They'll be polarizing to the point that many franchise fans will feel like they're a betrayal of the series.

I think the best "other Star Wars" we're ever going to get has already been done in SW:KOTOR, and that was mainly because a team of really great storytellers were given the freedom to do what they wanted  and nobody really expected much of them, allowing the game (and its story about Revan and Malak) to be a pleasant surprise.
 
2013-11-03 06:04:34 AM

secularsage: Anyone getting their hopes up about the Disney-ified Star Wars films should really put their expectations down a notch or two.

They might turn out to be passable films (and they're not likely to be the horrid messes the prequels turned out to be), but chances are good that:

1) They'll lack the creativity of a George Lucas film and will feel derivative of the original trilogy instead (much like the extended universe, which often just took elements that were exciting in the movies and tried to expand on them.)
2) They'll lack the sweeping grandeur of the original trilogy because they're being made by people who don't have the same influences or ideas about what the story's supposed to do.
3) They'll be polarizing to the point that many franchise fans will feel like they're a betrayal of the series.

I think the best "other Star Wars" we're ever going to get has already been done in SW:KOTOR, and that was mainly because a team of really great storytellers were given the freedom to do what they wanted  and nobody really expected much of them, allowing the game (and its story about Revan and Malak) to be a pleasant surprise.


Have you really ever watched Star Wars without your nostalgic kid filter on?  Disney's life action movies very commonly eclipse the Star wars franchise in terms of all those qualities and with Disney around there's finally an entity big enough to tell Lucas "No" when he wants to throw another Jarjar or whatever into things.
 
2013-11-03 06:44:10 AM
They should get Tyler Perry to direct one of the Star Wars movies.
 
2013-11-03 06:45:43 AM
I've got a baaaad feeling about this....
 
2013-11-03 06:48:09 AM
I wouldn't mind seeing Lando Calrissian's Nomad City on the big screen..  a mobile mining operation on a world so close to its star that regular ships get the paint burned right off them if they try to approach.
 
2013-11-03 06:54:44 AM

secularsage: 1) They'll lack the creativity of a George Lucas film and will feel derivative of the original trilogy instead (much like the extended universe, which often just took elements that were exciting in the movies and tried to expand on them.)
2) They'll lack the sweeping grandeur of the original trilogy because they're being made by people who don't have the same influences or ideas about what the story's supposed to do.
3) They'll be polarizing to the point that many franchise fans will feel like they're a betrayal of the series.


did you just wake up from a coma?
 
2013-11-03 07:03:28 AM
i624.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-03 07:48:09 AM
They should have Jedi's fighting the Obama Heath care program.
 
2013-11-03 07:48:32 AM
You know, dude has become such an asshole about the whole Solo thing that it has soured me on it. He would probably just come in to do that growling old man routine he's been phoning in since the late 90's. Don't bring him back, say he died and move the fark on. It's what he's always wanted anyway.
 
2013-11-03 08:07:11 AM

Bslim: He would probably just come in to do that growling old man routine he's been phoning in since the late 90's.


This.  He doesn't act.  He just shows up.

Bslim: Don't bring him back, say he died and move the fark on.


I vote that they give him one scene which involves Han and Chewbaca getting blown up in the Millenium Falcon in the first 10 minutes of the movie.
 
2013-11-03 08:08:51 AM

Bslim: You know, dude has become such an asshole about the whole Solo thing that it has soured me on it. He would probably just come in to do that growling old man routine he's been phoning in since the late 90's. Don't bring him back, say he died and move the fark on. It's what he's always wanted anyway.



Seconded.
 
2013-11-03 08:11:54 AM
Bring back the Leia slave bikini with no changes in casting.

/Thousands of boners will cry out in agony and then will be silenced
 
2013-11-03 08:19:52 AM
Terrible idea.
 
2013-11-03 08:34:56 AM
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2013-11-03 08:40:57 AM
Have you really ever watched Star Wars without your nostalgic kid filter on?  Disney's life action movies very commonly eclipse the Star wars franchise in terms of all those qualities and with Disney around there's finally an entity big enough to tell Lucas "No" when he wants to throw another Jarjar or whatever into things.

True, but the liklihood of Lucas even getting near the set is slim, much less getting to mess with it.  The precedent here is what Paramount did with Gene Roddenberry after ST:TMP.  He was given an office, a salary that most of us would sell Our Sainted Mothers for, and a cut of the profits...and he was kept very severely away from the films and shows, because the man had one or two ideas that he kept trying to beat people over the head with, (Saving John Kennedy and finding God only to discover God is a child/insane/both) and wouldn't go with anything else.  During the course of each movie, Paramount would do a meet-and-greet with Roddenberry and the current cast/crew, and that was all he was ever allowed to do again.  One can argue over the merits of the individual movies, but every last one of the damned things made money - they wouldn't have if Roddenberry had been in charge...for that matter, they probably wouldn't have gotten past a second movie.

Disney bought SW for a reason - so that they would have total creative control.  I seriously doubt Lucas will say a word, and even if he does all anyone will have to do is whisper "Episodes 1-3", and that will be that.

/And yes, if Disney screws it up, it's theirs
/FTR, I liked 1-3, especially after they turned JarJar into the greatest SW villain of all
 
2013-11-03 08:46:18 AM
Can one of these fit in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon?  Han is gonna need it.

thumbs2.ebaystatic.com
 
2013-11-03 08:46:55 AM
Harrison Ford will say he'll do any movie in an interview.
 
2013-11-03 08:59:10 AM
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2013-11-03 09:03:38 AM
The guy was hunched over and could barely move in the last Indiana Jones. I hope it's only a speaking role.
 
2013-11-03 09:08:00 AM
They don't know if they can work him in between Beastie Boys montages.
 
2013-11-03 09:11:53 AM
The funniest part of this to me is how Disney is insisting that JJAbrams stop sucking so hard, and publicly declare exactly how he will suck less:

"I know I get a lot of grief for that," Abrams admitted. "But I'll tell you, there are times when I'm working on a shot, I think, 'Oh this would be really cool... with a lens flare.' But I know it's too much, and I apologize. I'm so aware of it now." The director tells Crave that he showed his wife an early cut of Star Trek Into Darkness, "and there was this one scene where she was literally like, 'I just can't see what's going on. I don't understand what that is.' I was like, 'Yeah, I went too nuts on this.'"
 
2013-11-03 09:28:10 AM

secularsage: Anyone getting their hopes up about the Disney-ified Star Wars films should really put their expectations down a notch or two.

They might turn out to be passable films (and they're not likely to be the horrid messes the prequels turned out to be), but chances are good that:

1) They'll lack the creativity of a George Lucas film and will feel derivative of the original trilogy instead (much like the extended universe, which often just took elements that were exciting in the movies and tried to expand on them.)
2) They'll lack the sweeping grandeur of the original trilogy because they're being made by people who don't have the same influences or ideas about what the story's supposed to do.
3) They'll be polarizing to the point that many franchise fans will feel like they're a betrayal of the series.

I think the best "other Star Wars" we're ever going to get has already been done in SW:KOTOR, and that was mainly because a team of really great storytellers were given the freedom to do what they wanted  and nobody really expected much of them, allowing the game (and its story about Revan and Malak) to be a pleasant surprise.


You do realize that the original star wars movies are basically popcorn action movies made simply to make money...or in other words exactly what Disney does best right?  I realize that the years of adoration that people have given these movies has warped them in many people's minds, but in no way were the original star wars movies made with "sweeping grandeur".  That is just the image that you have created in your mind over the years...
 
2013-11-03 09:29:30 AM
After the brilliance of the "improved" originals, episodes 1, 2 & 3, and JJ Abrams generally, when it comes to the new star wars movies

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2013-11-03 09:31:57 AM
Ford still has the space acting chops if what I saw last night in Ender's Game is any indication.
 
2013-11-03 09:36:52 AM
Two things:

www.raybendici.com

And:

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2013-11-03 09:43:01 AM
That's no moon. It's a clusterfark.
 
2013-11-03 09:46:36 AM
With all the money and success the guy has had he sure seems like an unhappy asshole.
 
2013-11-03 09:54:35 AM
Is this another thread where people claim that Star Wars was never good and pretend that their brand of sour grapes is discovering that their generation had Jim Belushi instead of John Belushi and then assert that Belushis have never been funny?

Childhood nostalgia was not the reason the OT was good, it was reviewed well by people of all ages when it came out and broke into the cultural zeitgeist in a way none of the pathetic prequels could touch.
 
2013-11-03 10:02:41 AM
People. Look at yourselves.
 
2013-11-03 10:10:21 AM

secularsage: 3) They'll be polarizing to the point that many franchise fans will feel like they're a betrayal of the series.


Sooo, just like everything to do with Star Wars? You'll still buy it.

Personally I'd have left a fandom a long time ago if the changes made were not to my liking. Seems like the only consistent thing Star Wars fans like is biatching about what they don't like about Star Wars.
 
2013-11-03 10:13:52 AM

new_york_monty: No, no, no. He should be in a museum.


You belong in a museum!

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2013-11-03 10:15:10 AM
I hope Jar Jar is in the new movie.
 
2013-11-03 10:17:15 AM

Shrugging Atlas: With all the money and success the guy has had he sure seems like an unhappy asshole.


IIRC, it's just him cultivating that image for kicks. If he was such a curmudgeon about things he wouldn't be goofing off on Jimmy Kimmel's and Conan's shows.
 
2013-11-03 11:00:54 AM

texdent: Ford still has the space acting chops if what I saw last night in Ender's Game is any indication.


Thank you! He was one of the best things about that movie.

/it was awesome
 
2013-11-03 11:07:53 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: The guy was hunched over and could barely move in the last Indiana Jones. I hope it's only a speaking role.


They had Christopher Lee, who by all accounts could barely walk onto the greenscreen set, doing CGI-assisted quintuple backflips in a light-saber duel. I doubt they're going to show any restraint if they think the fanboys will want to see Han Solo kicking some ass old-school.
 
2013-11-03 11:30:00 AM

BalugaJoe: I hope Jar Jar is in the new movie.


Actually, I think it would be hilarious and kind of awesome if someone could use the character in such a way as to make him a total badass. Pass off his stupid behavior as youthful idiocy. As an old Gungan, he will have become a hard-boiled, cold, serious king of all asswhipping in both politics and on the battlefield. His voice changed when he hit Gungan puberty (age 90) and now Ahmed Best doesn't do his voice anymore... Now Jar-Jar is performed by Alan Rickman.
 
2013-11-03 11:32:13 AM
Meh, more important recent sequel news is afoot.
 
2013-11-03 11:42:24 AM
BalugaJoe: What about Lando?
===========================================

Billy Dee is almost 80 years old... granted he didn't exactly have a physical role in Empire Strikes Back either, but still...

I'm sure his character is either dead or sitting at home sipping on an alcoholic beverage.
 
2013-11-03 11:46:23 AM
semiotix * * Smartest * Funniest 2013-11-03 11:07:53 AM PC LOAD LETTER: The guy was hunched over and could barely move in the last Indiana Jones. I hope it's only a speaking role.

They had Christopher Lee, who by all accounts could barely walk onto the greenscreen set, doing CGI-assisted quintuple backflips in a light-saber duel. I doubt they're going to show any restraint if they think the fanboys will want to see Han Solo kicking some ass old-school.
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Christopher Lee has a bit of a mobility issue now (due to an injury he sustained), but he could walk and move just fine for the movie... However, the lightsaber duel was not Christopher Lee at all. It was a stunt man with Christopher Lee's face superimposed.
 
2013-11-03 11:48:23 AM
Also, basically only Luke has any sort of physical role in any of the original trilogy.

Han has 2 scenes of moderate running and that's about it.

The rest of the time he's seated at tables or the Falcon.
 
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