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(Contact Music)   Star Wars Episode VII casting is complete. So, we've got Commissioner Gordon, Sherlock, Zac thingy, and the weird ginger guy from 'Breaking Bad'   (contactmusic.com) divider line 178
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2014-02-12 09:17:18 AM  
 
2014-02-12 09:17:56 AM  
It's Gary Oldman.. he could reprise his performance as Mr. Zorg!
 
2014-02-12 09:27:06 AM  
Jesse Plemons

That Opie dead-eyed piece of shiat.
 
2014-02-12 09:35:53 AM  
Shia la Boof, Ke$ha, the fat girl from Precious and Charlie Sheen.
 
2014-02-12 09:44:17 AM  
Plemons could pass for Hamill's son, and we know he can play a dead-souled terrifying person as well as a really charming hero. (I'd assume the Skywalker clan passes light and dark side back and forth across generations like some people do blue eyes). It would be a waste not to cast him.
 
2014-02-12 09:52:58 AM  
Benedict, please put on the blue face and white admiral's uniform..  :P
 
2014-02-12 09:56:48 AM  
Bill Burr?

Awesome!
 
2014-02-12 09:58:22 AM  

Alphax: Benedict, please put on the blue face and white admiral's uniform..  :P


This!
 
2014-02-12 09:58:46 AM  

Alphax: Benedict, please put on the blue face and white admiral's uniform..  :P


THIS! Oh please THIS!

If he is Grand Admiral Thrawn then its going to suck to be part of the rebellion
 
2014-02-12 10:03:09 AM  
and the weird ginger guy from 'Breaking Bad'

meth damon
 
2014-02-12 10:09:46 AM  

smerfnablin: If he is Grand Admiral Thrawn then its going to suck to be part of the rebellion


The principal actors are WELL past the age where they could make that story work.
 
2014-02-12 10:12:57 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: smerfnablin: If he is Grand Admiral Thrawn then its going to suck to be part of the rebellion

The principal actors are WELL past the age where they could make that story work.


True, not without heavy changes.  We don't want to see Carrie Fisher pregnant with twins now.
 
2014-02-12 10:14:20 AM  
Simon Peg huh? So I guess jar-jar's back.
 
2014-02-12 10:14:31 AM  
Are hardcore Star Wars fans even excited for these new films? I find it hard to ask one since they've gone all Obi-wan with their exile after the prequels.
 
2014-02-12 10:16:25 AM  

Confabulat: (I'd assume the Skywalker clan passes light and dark side back and forth across generations like some people do blue eyes).


It's all in the midichlorians
 
2014-02-12 10:17:45 AM  

miss diminutive: Are hardcore Star Wars fans even excited for these new films? I find it hard to ask one since they've gone all Obi-wan with their exile after the prequels.


Everyone that doesn;t have Trek hate for JJ Abrams is cautiously optomistic. If for no other reason then "well we were disappointed in episodes 1 and 2 with 3 only being 'ok'... it can't be WORSE can it?"
 
2014-02-12 10:18:32 AM  

miss diminutive: Are hardcore Star Wars fans even excited for these new films? I find it hard to ask one since they've gone all Obi-wan with their exile after the prequels.


It's really too early.. there's not enough detail yet, so we're kinda speculating in vacuum.
 
2014-02-12 10:19:17 AM  

Confabulat: Plemons could pass for Hamill's son, and we know he can play a dead-souled terrifying person as well as a really charming hero. (I'd assume the Skywalker clan passes light and dark side back and forth across generations like some people do blue eyes). It would be a waste not to cast him.


According to the EU (which was just annihilated) Leia's son went over to the dark side.  Her daughter and other son, and Luke's son, stayed with the light side.
 
2014-02-12 10:19:44 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Everyone that doesn;t have Trek hate for JJ Abrams is cautiously optomistic. If for no other reason then "well we were disappointed in episodes 1 and 2 with 3 only being 'ok'... it can't be WORSE can it?"


I saw Episode 3 once, but it's the only one I've never rewatched at all.
 
2014-02-12 10:21:07 AM  
leave Carrot Top alone
 
2014-02-12 10:24:48 AM  

Big Beef Burrito: Bill Burr?

Awesome!


This is who I thought the headline meant, too. Now I'm sad.
 
2014-02-12 10:27:05 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: miss diminutive: Are hardcore Star Wars fans even excited for these new films? I find it hard to ask one since they've gone all Obi-wan with their exile after the prequels.

Everyone that doesn;t have Trek hate for JJ Abrams is cautiously optomistic. If for no other reason then "well we were disappointed in episodes 1 and 2 with 3 only being 'ok'... it can't be WORSE can it?"


My oldest brother was a star wars fanatic, but simply walked away from the franchise after Episode II. At Christmas I asked him about the new movie and he just shrugged and said "Star wars is dead to me."

I guess I could understand his feelings (that movie was absolute garbage) but it seemed like a waste to throw away all the good with the bad.
 
2014-02-12 10:27:37 AM  

smerfnablin: Alphax: Benedict, please put on the blue face and white admiral's uniform..  :P

THIS! Oh please THIS!

If he is Grand Admiral Thrawn then its going to suck to be part of the rebellion


Yea, but only up till Thrawn realizes it wasn't such a great idea to piss off the Noghri.
 
2014-02-12 10:30:18 AM  

miss diminutive: Are hardcore Star Wars fans even excited for these new films? I find it hard to ask one since they've gone all Obi-wan with their exile after the prequels.


I remeber turning to my coworker when the sale occurred and saying, "dude, Disney just bought Star Wars." "Yeah, so?" "Marvel franchise and long term planning."

His jaw dropped and we both went back to pre prequel love status for the franchise.
 
2014-02-12 10:31:26 AM  
You know, Gary Oldman could bust out some of his "old Dracula" costumes and they'd probably fit right in with the rest of the decor.
 
2014-02-12 10:31:46 AM  
I stand by my pre-judgement.

This is going to suck.


Sorry Star Wars, you burned me once before. I have no more f*cks to give.
 
2014-02-12 10:34:50 AM  

miss diminutive: Are hardcore Star Wars fans even excited for these new films? I find it hard to ask one since they've gone all Obi-wan with their exile after the prequels.


The only thing they've really got going for them right now is that Lucas isn't in charge, and that alone might make all the difference in the world. I'm not a huge Abrams fan, but he seems to at least listen to feedback and care about the product beyond simply wanting to make money.

/Cautiously optimistic
//honestly can't be worse than the prequels
 
2014-02-12 10:35:26 AM  

Alphax: Benedict, please put on the blue face and white admiral's uniform..  :P


Oh, good call! That sent a shiver down my spine. But didn't they say they were going to effectively scrap the whole Extended Universe and start fresh?
 
2014-02-12 10:37:43 AM  

Strolpol: I'm not a huge Abrams fan, but he seems to at least listen to feedback and care about the product beyond simply wanting to make money.


Except that Abrams is bank-rolled by Disney who have been jerking themselves off for the better part of 30 years at the thought of owning Star Wars.

Disney needs to make their $4 billion back and then much, much more.

They will squeeze every conceivable dime they can.

And that does not give me hope for a superior product.
 
2014-02-12 10:38:41 AM  

Strolpol: The only thing they've really got going for them right now is that Lucas isn't in charge, and that alone might make all the difference in the world


the real question is how many ricks disney is involving
 
2014-02-12 10:39:24 AM  
Strangely, my fan boner has not hardened.
 
2014-02-12 10:39:52 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: smerfnablin: If he is Grand Admiral Thrawn then its going to suck to be part of the rebellion

The principal actors are WELL past the age where they could make that story work.


Easy fix. CGI!
 
2014-02-12 10:43:11 AM  

cgraves67: Alphax: Benedict, please put on the blue face and white admiral's uniform..  :P

Oh, good call! That sent a shiver down my spine. But didn't they say they were going to effectively scrap the whole Extended Universe and start fresh?


You know how everyone keeps saying they're scrapping the EU? That they're not doing Thrawn?

Remember how Abrams said he wasn't doing Khan?

/you're welcome
//much Trek-hate for Abrams, but cautiously optimistic about Star Wars
 
2014-02-12 10:44:57 AM  
This crap better not delay the next series of Sherlock.
 
2014-02-12 10:50:20 AM  

Crudbucket: Jim from Saint Paul: smerfnablin: If he is Grand Admiral Thrawn then its going to suck to be part of the rebellion

The principal actors are WELL past the age where they could make that story work.

Easy fix. CGI!


No, thanks. That storyline was okay, but I really don't have any interest in seeing a film version of it. I'm cautiously optimistic on this one as well, mainly due to the fact that I trust Kasdan. I think the storyline of the prequel could have been handled much better if Lucas had gotten help with direction and dialogue. He is just so hamfisted and corny with dialogue that there were sequences that were just cringe-worthy.
 
2014-02-12 10:51:29 AM  
Wishing they could find a bunch of "unknown" actors to fill the roles...not that Todd isn't an unknown.
 
2014-02-12 10:54:07 AM  

sprawl15: Strolpol: The only thing they've really got going for them right now is that Lucas isn't in charge, and that alone might make all the difference in the world

the real question is how many ricks disney is involving


Abrams is a safe but competent director.  I'm expecting the movie will be slick, entertaining and instantly forgettable like Trek.
 
2014-02-12 10:54:32 AM  

sprawl15: and the weird ginger guy from 'Breaking Bad'

meth damon


I came here to say this. He will always be "Meth Damon"
 
2014-02-12 10:55:35 AM  

Rev.K: Strolpol: I'm not a huge Abrams fan, but he seems to at least listen to feedback and care about the product beyond simply wanting to make money.

Except that Abrams is bank-rolled by Disney who have been jerking themselves off for the better part of 30 years at the thought of owning Star Wars.

Disney needs to make their $4 billion back and then much, much more.

They will squeeze every conceivable dime they can.

And that does not give me hope for a superior product.


Trust me, they most likely already made that back with the Star Wars area in Hollywood Studios. Every time I am there, there is a line for people wanting to build a light saber. My nephew and I built two. It costs about $20 for a single and $25 for a double. They most likely make a couple thousand a day on that alone. Not to mention all the other Star Wars stuff in there. And since they do not have to pay royaties any more. Its 100% profit now.
 
2014-02-12 11:01:59 AM  

miss diminutive: My oldest brother was a star wars fanatic, but simply walked away from the franchise after Episode II. At Christmas I asked him about the new movie and he just shrugged and said "Star wars is dead to me."

I guess I could understand his feelings (that movie was absolute garbage) but it seemed like a waste to throw away all the good with the bad.


That's pretty much how I feel.  I am happy to forget the prequels happened, and enjoy the good parts of Star Wars---the original movies and many of the games.  I'll watch this movie, and if I like it great!  If not, oh well, I'll just forget I saw it and continue to remember the original trilogy.

/also "publically?"  REALLY?
 
2014-02-12 11:02:02 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: miss diminutive: Are hardcore Star Wars fans even excited for these new films? I find it hard to ask one since they've gone all Obi-wan with their exile after the prequels.

Everyone that doesn;t have Trek hate for JJ Abrams is cautiously optomistic. If for no other reason then "well we were disappointed in episodes 1 and 2 with 3 only being 'ok'... it can't be WORSE can it?"


I'm excited because all the Trek stuff people complained about other than lens flare was him star warsifying Trek. He might be able to pull it off.
 
2014-02-12 11:02:43 AM  
Is this the good Sherlock or the bad Sherlock?
 
2014-02-12 11:03:57 AM  

yves0010: Rev.K: Strolpol: I'm not a huge Abrams fan, but he seems to at least listen to feedback and care about the product beyond simply wanting to make money.

Except that Abrams is bank-rolled by Disney who have been jerking themselves off for the better part of 30 years at the thought of owning Star Wars.

Disney needs to make their $4 billion back and then much, much more.

They will squeeze every conceivable dime they can.

And that does not give me hope for a superior product.

Trust me, they most likely already made that back with the Star Wars area in Hollywood Studios. Every time I am there, there is a line for people wanting to build a light saber. My nephew and I built two. It costs about $20 for a single and $25 for a double. They most likely make a couple thousand a day on that alone. Not to mention all the other Star Wars stuff in there. And since they do not have to pay royaties any more. Its 100% profit now.


Well, it's not 100%. You still have overhead, inventory, etc. They are apparently planning a huge expansion of Star Wars into an entire theme park section. Hollywood Studios has a ton of unused space since their original vision was to expand with a fully functional film studio on the premises, but that part never got off the ground.
 
2014-02-12 11:04:48 AM  

Rev.K: Strolpol: I'm not a huge Abrams fan, but he seems to at least listen to feedback and care about the product beyond simply wanting to make money.

Except that Abrams is bank-rolled by Disney who have been jerking themselves off for the better part of 30 years at the thought of owning Star Wars.

Disney needs to make their $4 billion back and then much, much more.

They will squeeze every conceivable dime they can.

And that does not give me hope for a superior product.


If it were a Star Wars movie that is as entertaining as the first Pirate of the Caribbean and new Star Trek, I'd be okay with that. Both are fairly shallow cash grabs, but at least they aren't downright painful to watch. It would be light years ahead of the prequels.
 
2014-02-12 11:09:39 AM  

Nabb1: yves0010: Rev.K: Strolpol: I'm not a huge Abrams fan, but he seems to at least listen to feedback and care about the product beyond simply wanting to make money.

Except that Abrams is bank-rolled by Disney who have been jerking themselves off for the better part of 30 years at the thought of owning Star Wars.

Disney needs to make their $4 billion back and then much, much more.

They will squeeze every conceivable dime they can.

And that does not give me hope for a superior product.

Trust me, they most likely already made that back with the Star Wars area in Hollywood Studios. Every time I am there, there is a line for people wanting to build a light saber. My nephew and I built two. It costs about $20 for a single and $25 for a double. They most likely make a couple thousand a day on that alone. Not to mention all the other Star Wars stuff in there. And since they do not have to pay royaties any more. Its 100% profit now.

Well, it's not 100%. You still have overhead, inventory, etc. They are apparently planning a huge expansion of Star Wars into an entire theme park section. Hollywood Studios has a ton of unused space since their original vision was to expand with a fully functional film studio on the premises, but that part never got off the ground.


I am well aware of the other costs of the merchandising side. I just felt my point would be better made with allowing people to assume I added that in already. I should of said "all profit goes in house now" since they own Star Wars.

I know of that expansion. And if its as good as what they are doing with Fantasyland. I am all for it! Give me my Star Wars land already!
 
2014-02-12 11:13:47 AM  

Hoboclown: Big Beef Burrito: Bill Burr?

Awesome!

This is who I thought the headline meant, too. Now I'm sad.


and Huell as Chewie's cousin/litter mate/ grand-something or another
 
2014-02-12 11:16:30 AM  

sonnyboy11: smerfnablin: Alphax: Benedict, please put on the blue face and white admiral's uniform..  :P

THIS! Oh please THIS!

If he is Grand Admiral Thrawn then its going to suck to be part of the rebellion

Yea, but only up till Thrawn realizes it wasn't such a great idea to piss off the Noghri.


I don't like fish egg on my sushi either.
 
2014-02-12 11:17:21 AM  
Can they get Badger to write the script?
 
2014-02-12 11:19:33 AM  
th06.deviantart.net
 
2014-02-12 11:28:14 AM  
But I thought Gary Coleman was dead...
 
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