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Old October 31 2012, 10:40 PM   #421
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They are all made for a global audience of casual viewers who don't care who plays Han Solo anymore than they cared who played James T. Kirk.
If this is really true, then it cuts both ways, and directly undermines your statements about Carrie Fisher. Self-contradiction - good luck with that.

Because it's Hollywood, babe! it's a cruel biz.
Tell that to Dame Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, and a host of other actresses, or Christopher Lee for a male counterpart. Star Wars doesn't seem to be a franchise that has considered age and attractiveness to be a large factor.

What I see for Episode 7 isn't a young/old, either/or situation. Rather, what I envision is a both/and, in which the older cast and a younger are blended for a single film and the cast looks a bit more like the recent Dallas reboot on TNT.
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Old October 31 2012, 11:33 PM   #422
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Yeah, there's no need to recast with younger actors since this will be a continuing story, just introduce new ones and pass the torch. Save the recast for the reboot in 20 years.
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Old October 31 2012, 11:48 PM   #423
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Episode 7 to be an original story.

Sorry, EU fans.
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Old October 31 2012, 11:51 PM   #424
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Re: Star Wars Episode 7 - 2015

Ford and Allen made quite an endearing couple and probably the only good thing about Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, so really? I'm fine with it.
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Old November 1 2012, 12:00 AM   #425
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They are all made for a global audience of casual viewers who don't care who plays Han Solo anymore than they cared who played James T. Kirk.
If this is really true, then it cuts both ways, and directly undermines your statements about Carrie Fisher. Self-contradiction - good luck with that.
They don't care which gorgeous 20 year old actress plays Leia is what I meant.

Because it's Hollywood, babe! it's a cruel biz.
Tell that to Dame Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, and a host of other actresses, or Christopher Lee for a male counterpart. Star Wars doesn't seem to be a franchise that has considered age and attractiveness to be a large factor.
You wanna see Judi Dench is a metal bikini? And of course age and attractiveness plays a big part in Star Wars, otherwise, how did Haydn Christensen get the role of Anakin? Right looks, right age, right height, had absolutely nothing else going for him.
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Old November 1 2012, 12:03 AM   #426
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BTW, I hope to God they keep Damon Lindejerk out of this.
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Old November 1 2012, 12:04 AM   #427
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Not surprising, like I said, Disney is making these movies for a global audience of casual fans who have never read the books.

The website states, “Forget the Star Wars novels. Forget the graphic novels. Forget everything you think you know about what happens to Luke Skywalker. According to my sources, Episode 7 will literally be nothing you’ve ever seen or read before from the Star Wars universe.”
Sooooo...they're making up a new story of "what happens to Luke Skywalker"?

And this is the point where this all veers into years and year of rumor, speculation and ansgt. I think I'll go back to ranting about how Benedict Cumberbund MUST be playing Gary Mitchell and not Khan.
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Old November 1 2012, 12:07 AM   #428
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^But they won't recast younger actors.
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Old November 1 2012, 12:07 AM   #429
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I don't want episode 7.

I'd prefer a new chapter that doesn't follow the direct continuity of the original films. Just because it's Star Wars doesn't mean we have to follow the Skywalker clan.

Otherwise we'll get stuck with what Star Trek did and try to shoehorn the Enterprise into everything.

EDIT: I made that post before I saw the above link...
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Old November 1 2012, 12:11 AM   #430
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I don't want episode 7.

I'd prefer a new chapter that doesn't follow the direct continuity of the original films. Just because it's Star Wars doesn't mean we have to follow the Skywalker clan.
Yeah, I think ROTJ pretty much completed the Skywalker saga and see no need to go back there.

BUT I guess we can have some interesting NJO stories without the Skywalkers, eh?

The Old Republic would have been the way to go, though.
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Old November 1 2012, 12:12 AM   #431
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EDIT: I made that post before I saw the above link...
All that link means is they won't use the books. No indication they won't pickup story threads from the movies.
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Old November 1 2012, 12:45 AM   #432
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I'll say it.

Good. The less New Jedi Order or Clone Emperor malarkey the better.
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Old November 1 2012, 12:53 AM   #433
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Well, so much for the old mid-90s "the next trilogy will be based on the Zahn books" rumor that was resurrected from a moldy grave just yesterday.
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Old November 1 2012, 01:17 AM   #434
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Well, so much for the old mid-90s "the next trilogy will be based on the Zahn books" rumor that was resurrected from a moldy grave just yesterday.
You have that exactly backwards, Set. The rumor was that the books were based on story notes for the films that were not going to be made.
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Old November 1 2012, 01:22 AM   #435
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I assure you people were constantly saying they thought the next films ( which were going to be made ) would be based on the Zahn books.
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