Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII
I'm kind of torn on this if it's true. On the one hand it does make sense to focus on the familiar (the big three), when starting over as a way to introduce the new (second generation), but at the same time it is going to be ridiculous to have people as old as Hamil, Ford, and Fisher are now playing action hero in a big budget blockbuster like this. Even though I actually did enjoy Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Harrison Ford's role was already starting to strain believability. He's even older now, and Mark Hamil and Carrie Fisher are about the same age. And I'm thinking it probably wouldn't be that easy for people their age to get into action movie shape.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. - Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites