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Old April 29 2014, 06:35 PM   #91
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I'm just happy John Boyega is in the cast. He was excellent in Attack the Block. It makes me smile that Abrams kept his word about diversifying the cast.
That isn't much diversity. Even ESTB/ROTJ back in the 80s at least had one black actor too.
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Old April 29 2014, 06:38 PM   #92
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I'm just happy John Boyega is in the cast. He was excellent in Attack the Block. It makes me smile that Abrams kept his word about diversifying the cast.
That isn't much diversity. Even ESTB/ROTJ back in the 80s at least had one black actor too.
From what I've heard, he's playing the lead. It's not much, but I'll take it in the age of white leads.
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Old April 29 2014, 06:42 PM   #93
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Harrison, Mark and Carrie in the same room with R2 right behind Ford.

It's a good time to be a geek.
I gotta admit: That picture made me tear up a little. It's like seeing old friends.
Me too. There are so many EMOTIONS!

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Old April 29 2014, 06:43 PM   #94
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Notice that Ewan and Hayden weren't announced nor seen in the photograph. Every SW film thus far has featured Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, even if Anakin was buried underneath cybernetic life-support armor and sporting a Sith Lord title. This would be the first SW movie without them if they're not in the supporting cast, and I sort of doubt that's the case. Also: no Frank Oz nor mention of him, and it's hard to picture the films made after Episode IV without Yoda.

Methinks we'll be seeing Jedi spirits in this film, and possibly even Wedge and Lando at some point.
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Old April 29 2014, 06:43 PM   #95
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It's weird. We've all seen Mark, Carrie and especially Harrison in other things in the years since ROTJ, but when you put them all together in the same room they stop being Mark, Carrie and Harrison. They immediately become Luke, Leia and Han again. And they're not even in costume.
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Old April 29 2014, 06:46 PM   #96
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If Abrams thought directing Leonard Nimoy was hard, just wait until he has to direct Harrison Ford..
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Old April 29 2014, 06:46 PM   #97
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All I need to see is JJ Abrams and Bryan Burk and I'm going "Meh."
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Old April 29 2014, 07:00 PM   #98
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It could be worse. It could be written by Orci or Kurtzmann. Well they still have two more movies.
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Old April 29 2014, 07:01 PM   #99
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Jedi_Master wrote: View Post
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Harrison, Mark and Carrie in the same room with R2 right behind Ford.

It's a good time to be a geek.
I gotta admit: That picture made me tear up a little. It's like seeing old friends.
Me too. There are so many EMOTIONS!

EMOTIONS!

This is going to be a great ride.
As "Community's" Troy Barnes would say: "My emotions! MY EMOTIONS!"

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Notice that Ewan and Hayden weren't announced nor seen in the photograph. Every SW film thus far has featured Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, even if Anakin was buried underneath cybernetic life-support armor and sporting a Sith Lord title. This would be the first SW movie without them if they're not in the supporting cast, and I sort of doubt that's the case. Also: no Frank Oz nor mention of him, and it's hard to picture the films made after Episode IV without Yoda.

Methinks we'll be seeing Jedi spirits in this film, and possibly even Wedge and Lando at some point.
It would be cool to see Jedi spirits, although it might seem a little odd to see Obi-Wan and Anakin as their younger selves when their previous spirit incarnations appeared older. That problem doesn't exist with Yoda, however. Who knows? They might even throw us a curve ball and have Qui-Gon's spirit show up. And I'm really hoping for an appearance by Lando. Bottom line is I'll be shocked if there aren't one or two unannounced cameos.
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Old April 29 2014, 07:07 PM   #100
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Now Harrison Ford will be able to harumph his way through interviews for 3 more SW films.

When my daughter was a baby we got her a onesie that said "I'll never see a new Star Wars movie". Guess that's wrong.
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I always envisioned this picture of Obi-Wan's spirit appearing to Luke, first as Old Ben (Alec Guinness) through the help of some CGI, then he morphs into Ewan McGregor to remind Luke what he looked like as a young Jedi in the prime of his life. That way Sir Alec can be properly acknowledged for the role he played in the Saga and Ewan can return to the role as one of Luke's spirit guides and mentors as he rebuilds the Jedi Order.
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Old April 29 2014, 07:08 PM   #102
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Random Thoughts:

- Darth Ming! LOL

- Andy is the new half CGI'ish Jar-Jar (he is still alive you know!) LOL

- No Billy Dee? Apparently his dancing did not impress JJ!

- Adam Driver will be a quirky character that uses his powers to get fat girls with over-exaggerated opinions of themselves

- What role will Warwick Davis play? apparently an Ewok Jedi Master!

- Cameo by Ian McDiarmid as ..err. not the Emperor.

- Carrie will be driving miss Daisy

- Chewbacca will be so old he will be shedding like a cat in heat!

- C3PO will finally come out of the closet.

- JJWars has begun.. get out the lens flares.
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Old April 29 2014, 07:14 PM   #103
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I always envisioned this picture of Obi-Wan's spirit appearing to Luke, first as Old Ben (Alec Guinness) through the help of some CGI, then he morphs into Ewan McGregor to remind Luke what he looked like as a young Jedi in the prime of his life. That way Sir Alec can be properly acknowledged for the role he played in the Saga and Ewan can return to the role as one of Luke's spirit guides and mentors as he rebuilds the Jedi Order.
That could work, and I just remembered that as of the last round of revisions Anakin's spirit in ROTJ was Hayden. So really Obi-Wan is the only one who would require a bit of hand-waving.
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Old April 29 2014, 07:16 PM   #104
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That isn't much diversity. Even ESTB/ROTJ back in the 80s at least had one black actor too.
The announced cast also includes the Guatemala-born Oscar Isaac. I don't think we've had a Latino actor in a major SW film role before.
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Right after the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm and the making of Episode VII were announced an interviewer asked Ewan if he'd like to come back to the franchise. He gave an enthusiastic "yes, if they asked me I definitely would" reply. He seems to enjoy having played Obi-Wan and I'd love to see him return and interacting with the OT cast.
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