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(io9)   New Star Wars cast announced. Contains twice as many females as the original cast   (io9.com) divider line 141
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2014-04-29 02:17:08 PM
Oh, good, Abrams is co-writing.

I can't wait until he pisses off the Star Wars fans and makes 'em beg for Lucas to return.
 
2014-04-29 02:34:39 PM
Darth von Sydow?
 
2014-04-29 02:38:29 PM
Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams

Um ...

from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan

Yay!

and Abrams.

Um ...
 
2014-04-29 02:41:43 PM
And I'll bet they all have big boobs so the boynerds can get all hot & bothered.
 
2014-04-29 02:47:00 PM
I love Max von Sydow...but the dude is 85 years old.  Isn't that a bit risky casting him?
 
2014-04-29 02:48:01 PM
It'll suck unless it's the Thrawn Trilogy
 
2014-04-29 02:53:56 PM
Love the table read photo. Who knew Mark Hamill and Max Von Sydow shopped at the same shirt store?

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2014-04-29 02:58:44 PM

HawgWild: from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan


That's the one thing that gives me hope Jar Jar Abrams won't completely fark it up.

FirstNationalBastard: beg for Lucas to return.


He stated a bunch of times he was pretty much done with Star Wars, so he never would have "returned" even if he'd never have left.
 
2014-04-29 03:08:58 PM

netizencain: It'll suck unless it's the Thrawn Trilogy


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2014-04-29 03:18:56 PM
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2014-04-29 03:22:55 PM
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2014-04-29 03:24:18 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Oh, good, Abrams is co-writing.

I can't wait until he pisses off the Star Wars fans and makes 'em beg for Lucas to return.




Nah, it's pretty clear from the Star Trek Films, he always wanted to do Star Wars films. He even included a midget alien.


HawgWild: Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams

Um ...

from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan

Yay!

and Abrams.

Um ...


I really never forgave Lawrence Kasdan for not writing the Prequels. Lucas went to him and begged him to write But Kasdan refused saying that only Lucas could write it and be happy. Gotta say though, Revenge of the Sith was pretty good./2

Irving Kershner, Harrison Ford and Gary Kurtz were the reason for some of the best scenes from Empire - not Lucas or Kasdan.
I gotta say, no Lando? No more women? Honestly- that is disappointing!
 
2014-04-29 03:28:49 PM

BalugaJoe: [upload.wikimedia.org image 315x520]




That was actually one of Lucas ideas for a sequel if Star Wars was a modest hit. It cut out a lot of big space battles, and took the action to easily filmed locations.
 
2014-04-29 03:40:52 PM

FirstNationalBastard: I can't wait until he pisses off the Star Wars fans and makes 'em beg for Lucas to return.


Yeah, Lucas wasn't treating the franchise too well with the last 3 movies.  I can't imagine Abrams will be worse.  Especially since his two Star Trek movies were pretty decent Star Wars films.
 
2014-04-29 03:40:53 PM
That picture of the table read has given me a huge nerd boner
 
2014-04-29 03:41:43 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Oh, good, Abrams is co-writing.

I can't wait until he pisses off the Star Wars fans and makes 'em beg for Lucas to return.


he's going to completely change everything about the Force, isn't he?
 
2014-04-29 03:51:19 PM

wee: HawgWild: from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan

That's the one thing that gives me hope Jar Jar Abrams won't completely fark it up.

FirstNationalBastard: beg for Lucas to return.

He stated a bunch of times he was pretty much done with Star Wars, so he never would have "returned" even if he'd never have left.


Q&D:
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2014-04-29 03:52:12 PM
My main takeaway from this is that nerds no longer even wait for movies to be filmed before hating them.
 
2014-04-29 03:55:52 PM
Cast Also includes gollum!

Love the table read picturre
 
2014-04-29 04:03:23 PM
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2014-04-29 04:06:20 PM
Where did he dig up those old fossils?
 
2014-04-29 04:08:11 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Oh, good, Abrams is co-writing.


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2014-04-29 04:13:17 PM

slayer199: I love Max von Sydow...but the dude is 85 years old.  Isn't that a bit risky casting him?


Hail Ming!
 
2014-04-29 04:13:45 PM

Winterlight: Love the table read photo. Who knew Mark Hamill and Max Von Sydow shopped at the same shirt store?

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Pretty shiatty way to treat Kenny Baker, though.
 
2014-04-29 04:14:58 PM

Darth_Lukecash: FirstNationalBastard: Oh, good, Abrams is co-writing.

I can't wait until he pisses off the Star Wars fans and makes 'em beg for Lucas to return.

Nah, it's pretty clear from the Star Trek Films, he always wanted to do Star Wars films. He even included a midget alien.


This.
 
2014-04-29 04:19:22 PM
"Max von Sydow, you know who Max von Sydow is."


Yeah...totally...

/IMDB says he was in The Exorcist
//Also Minority Report, which I haven't seen
 
2014-04-29 04:20:27 PM
I Can't Wait to see it !
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This is going to suck so hard, by the end of the movie, your car will be in the Lobby
 
2014-04-29 04:25:24 PM
Why is the photo in black and white? They couldn't afford the color photons for their camera?

I am a bit afraid that this will be Cocoon meet Star Wars, but then John Wayne got a lot more fun to watch when he let his old fat flag fly. Sean Connery also made the transition to "crazy old bastard who is fun to watch".
 
2014-04-29 04:28:38 PM

Fireproof: "Max von Sydow, you know who Max von Sydow is."


Yeah...totally...

/IMDB says he was in The Exorcist
//Also Minority Report, which I haven't seen


Esbern from Skyrim.
 
2014-04-29 04:31:02 PM
I'm really curious who Max von Sydow is playing. One would think Skywalker is the aged mentor now. And we know the big ears guy from "Girls" is the main antogonist. It makes me thing that Max will be an arch-villain of some sort, like the Emperor.
 
2014-04-29 04:31:25 PM
Max Von Sydow going to be selling Sith Mind Control beer from Elsinore Station?
 
2014-04-29 04:32:07 PM

xanadian: And I'll bet they all have big boobs so the boynerds can get all hot & bothered.


"Twice as many" is counting Carrie Fischer.
 
2014-04-29 04:33:13 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Oh, good, Abrams is co-writing.

I can't wait until he pisses off the Star Wars fans and makes 'em beg for Lucas to return.


I'm already there.  Trying to include Hamil, Fisher and Ford is a mistake.  Also, JJ Abrams is a hack.  He butchered Star Trek, and he'll do the same to Star Wars.  Or he would, if Lucas hadn't beat him to it.
 
2014-04-29 04:38:35 PM

slayer199: I love Max von Sydow...but the dude is 85 years old.  Isn't that a bit risky casting him?


He's 7 years younger than Christopher Lee, who's in the new Hobbit trilogy.
 
2014-04-29 04:39:02 PM

wee: HawgWild: from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan


That's the one thing that gives me hope Jar Jar Abrams won't completely fark it up.


Don't get too excited. He also did the screenplay for ROTJ which gave us ewoks.
 
2014-04-29 04:40:07 PM

NewWorldDan: FirstNationalBastard: Oh, good, Abrams is co-writing.

I can't wait until he pisses off the Star Wars fans and makes 'em beg for Lucas to return.

I'm already there.  Trying to include Hamil, Fisher and Ford is a mistake.  Also, JJ Abrams is a hack.  He butchered Star Trek, and he'll do the same to Star Wars.  Or he would, if Lucas hadn't beat him to it.


Including them is the #1 sign this movie will be at best boring.

Star wars would have been fine with a single cameo from Mark Hamil.  Instead they're all coming back again competing for screentime.  It's goddamn Indiana Jones 4 again: Completely unnecessary.

It is goddamn easy to whip up a space-opera-romance movie out of the Star Wars universe.  It's the insane omnipresent need for EXTREME CONTINUITY that is going to screw this and its string of ever expanding sequels up.  Nothing can exist in its own self contained story.  Everything needs to be trilogies or more, and every single character needs to be related to other earlier characters.

I blame comic book movies.
 
2014-04-29 04:41:15 PM

Winterlight: Love the table read photo. Who knew Mark Hamill and Max Von Sydow shopped at the same shirt store?

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That's Anthony Daniels next to Mark Hamill. Max Von Sydow isn't in the picture.
 
2014-04-29 04:45:58 PM

Egoy3k: My main takeaway from this is that nerds no longer even wait for movies to be filmed before hating them.


Ding ding ding! We have a winnar!

This shiat is getting ridiculous. I'll put it to you folks this way.
Based on the original trilogy and casting Liam Neeson and Ewan McGregor, you all thought the prequels were going to be face meltingly awesome didn't you? I mean shiat, Lucas made the first trilogy right? What can go wrong? Yeah, we all see how that turned out.

I think I'll reserve my judgement until there's something of substance to actually judge.
 
2014-04-29 04:47:07 PM

T.rex: slayer199: I love Max von Sydow...but the dude is 85 years old.  Isn't that a bit risky casting him?

He's 7 years younger than Christopher Lee, who's in the new Hobbit trilogy.


Sir Christopher Lee almost didn't participate in the Hobbit because he was too old to fly to New Zealand.

Instead they filmed his parts in a green screen studio in England.  Which so far have been him sitting at a table talking.


I love love love Sir Christopher Lee, but he's probably not the guy you want to use an example.
 
2014-04-29 04:47:55 PM

Esc7: NewWorldDan: FirstNationalBastard: Oh, good, Abrams is co-writing.

I can't wait until he pisses off the Star Wars fans and makes 'em beg for Lucas to return.

I'm already there.  Trying to include Hamil, Fisher and Ford is a mistake.  Also, JJ Abrams is a hack.  He butchered Star Trek, and he'll do the same to Star Wars.  Or he would, if Lucas hadn't beat him to it.

Including them is the #1 sign this movie will be at best boring.

Star wars would have been fine with a single cameo from Mark Hamil.  Instead they're all coming back again competing for screentime.  It's goddamn Indiana Jones 4 again: Completely unnecessary.

It is goddamn easy to whip up a space-opera-romance movie out of the Star Wars universe.  It's the insane omnipresent need for EXTREME CONTINUITY that is going to screw this and its string of ever expanding sequels up.  Nothing can exist in its own self contained story.  Everything needs to be trilogies or more, and every single character needs to be related to other earlier characters.

I blame comic book movies.


I think geek culture in general creates the desire to inter-relate all the parts of a fictional world to an excessive degree. It doubles as a plot twist and a nod and a wink to dedicated fans.
 
2014-04-29 04:48:57 PM

Tyrosine: wee: HawgWild: from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan


That's the one thing that gives me hope Jar Jar Abrams won't completely fark it up.

Don't get too excited. He also did the screenplay for ROTJ which gave us ewoks.


Yeah, but he was forced into that by Lucas, who wanted to be able to sell Ewok toys.
 
2014-04-29 04:49:12 PM

Esc7: It is goddamn easy to whip up a space-opera-romance movie out of the Star Wars universe. It's the insane omnipresent need for EXTREME CONTINUITY


I hate that too. It's needless fan service. You have this fantasy Universe with thousands of planets and hundreds of species and trillions of citizens, and everything revolves around the same half dozen characters.

I bet they even go back to Tatooine again. For no farking reason.
 
2014-04-29 04:49:39 PM

T.rex: slayer199: I love Max von Sydow...but the dude is 85 years old.  Isn't that a bit risky casting him?

He's 7 years younger than Christopher Lee, who's in the new Hobbit trilogy.


Christopher Lee may actually be immortal, though.
 
2014-04-29 04:50:16 PM

Ishkur: Esc7: It is goddamn easy to whip up a space-opera-romance movie out of the Star Wars universe. It's the insane omnipresent need for EXTREME CONTINUITY

I hate that too. It's needless fan service. You have this fantasy Universe with thousands of planets and hundreds of species and trillions of citizens, and everything revolves around the same half dozen characters.

I bet they even go back to Tatooine again. For no farking reason.


We know they do. A recent production photo was set in the desert.
 
2014-04-29 04:54:10 PM

cgraves67: We know they do. A recent production photo was set in the desert.


You know, for a planet that was supposed to be non-descript and in the middle of farking nowhere and not even part of the Republic, they sure made it the center of farking everything.
 
2014-04-29 04:56:24 PM

cgraves67: I think geek culture in general creates the desire to inter-relate all the parts of a fictional world to an excessive degree. It doubles as a plot twist and a nod and a wink to dedicated fans.


I completely agree and I absolutely hate it.

It's the one thing that bothers me about the expertly produced Marvel movies.

Ishkur: Esc7: It is goddamn easy to whip up a space-opera-romance movie out of the Star Wars universe. It's the insane omnipresent need for EXTREME CONTINUITY

I hate that too. It's needless fan service. You have this fantasy Universe with thousands of planets and hundreds of species and trillions of citizens, and everything revolves around the same half dozen characters.

I bet they even go back to Tatooine again. For no farking reason.


Exactly.  It is so farking predictable!  It just guts the soul of filmmaking when a movie is forced to contain all these idiotic perfunctory bits.

These things are included because the nerds want them in there and it gets audiences to flock to the theaters again for the same stuff.

I'm just bored with it.  Same reason Man of Steel was just a straight up snoozefest.  It was just Superman, again.  But put a "lexcorp" logo on something and fans go crazy for it.  Why?  How does that make it a better movie?  It's just ego stroking.
 
2014-04-29 04:56:25 PM
Even if this movie sets new records for banality, I will still see it. I'll tell you why. Because my kids will love it, and I will do it for them.
 
2014-04-29 04:57:39 PM

cgraves67: Even if this movie sets new records for banality, I will still see it. I'll tell you why. Because my kids will love it, and I will do it for them.


You're a good mother/father.
 
2014-04-29 05:01:12 PM
I'm just glad they set fire to the EU, so we wont have to suffer through characters named Jaden or Shania or whatever farking horrible 90s names they gave the Solo kids.
 
2014-04-29 05:01:51 PM
I'm cautiously excited for these new movies, and I'm going to see them in the theaters, and none of you cynical farkers can stop that.

I have no idea if the entire movie will be the original cast watching Matlock on a lens flared Tattooine, talking about the old times. I don't know if they're in it for 5 mins as a bit of a cameo where Han is talking to Luke about how many times he boinked his sister. And neither do any of you, assuming you're not part of the cast/crew.

Unlike most of y'all, I'm going to wait to at least see a goddamn trailer before I start making expert commentary on a movie that's still 19.5 months away. I understand managing expectations, and maybe preparing for the worst while hoping for the best, but everyone chill the f out.
 
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