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Old March 28 2014, 11:07 PM   #451
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Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII

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IF they use anything from the EU, it will probably be names only, so if we WERE to get characters named Jacen, Jaina, Ben, etc., the chances are highly likely that they would have completely original backhistories and characterization completely separate from the EU.
So basically what happened in The Clone Wars? I could definitely see that happening.
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Old March 28 2014, 11:11 PM   #452
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Old March 28 2014, 11:42 PM   #453
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IF they use anything from the EU, it will probably be names only, so if we WERE to get characters named Jacen, Jaina, Ben, etc., the chances are highly likely that they would have completely original backhistories and characterization completely separate from the EU.
I don't think Abrams or Lawrence Kasdan [who is actually writing the script] will follow the EU exactly, but having one of the Solo children turn to the dark side IMO is a very compelling storyline.
Really? After the whole thing with Anakin's fall and redemption, going back and basically doing the same thing all over again with his grandson just seems redundant to me.

Indeed, endless repetition was one of the main reasons I stopped reading EU novels after a while.
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Old March 29 2014, 12:30 AM   #454
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IF they use anything from the EU, it will probably be names only, so if we WERE to get characters named Jacen, Jaina, Ben, etc., the chances are highly likely that they would have completely original backhistories and characterization completely separate from the EU.
I don't think Abrams or Lawrence Kasdan [who is actually writing the script] will follow the EU exactly, but having one of the Solo children turn to the dark side IMO is a very compelling storyline.

Or it could suck. The writers of the Legacy of the Force novels sure proved that.
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Old March 29 2014, 02:27 PM   #455
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The Kasdan/Abrams script is based on the Arndt script, which was based on story ideas directly from Lucas, which further supports the statement about the film's story being completely 100% original and not based on anything from the EU.
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Old March 29 2014, 05:40 PM   #456
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It's not though. From all accounts they threw out everything that Arndt developed (with Lucas) and started from scratch reportedly because Abrams wanted a Leia/Luke/Han movie instead of one about the new generation of characters (which was the original idea Lucas had).
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Old March 30 2014, 12:18 AM   #457
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As far as I can tell "all accounts" are in fact nothing but third hand rumours and wildly embellished speculation. All we know is that Abrams is taking a pass at the script. We have no idea what was in it initially, nor what he is and is not changing.

It's all idle speculation at this point.
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Old March 30 2014, 09:00 PM   #458
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If Mayhew is having trouble getting around, they could only show Chewi sitting in the Falcon's co-pilot's seat.
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Old March 31 2014, 12:25 AM   #459
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Or just use digital magic.
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Most of the Wookiees seen in the Battle of Kashyyyk in Episode III were digital, so I don't think augmenting Peter Mayhew's physically limited performance with some CGI in necessary spots would be any big deal for the producers. Even Artoo and Threepio were rendered as completely digital characters in certain scenes of the Prequel Trilogy.
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Old March 31 2014, 01:42 AM   #461
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As if anyone could notice the difference if the guy under the suit changes.
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Old March 31 2014, 02:02 AM   #462
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As if anyone could notice the difference if the guy under the suit changes.
I think people would notice.

I mean, we came close to having David Prowse play Chewie and Mayhew play Vader. But Mayhew wanted to play a good guy. There are many subtle tics to the way he moved, as well as Chewie's disposition, that can attest to the soul someone can put into a character, covered or not.

Most Star Wars fans know when they are suing a remote controlled R2-D2 is being used, and when Kenny Baker is inside that can. There is subtle (but definitely important) character stuff that can only be attributed to a certain performer
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Old March 31 2014, 02:04 AM   #463
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If they can recast Kirk, they can recast Chewie.
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Old March 31 2014, 02:29 AM   #464
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Kirk isn't an especially complex character. (Not that Chewie is, either.)
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I would love to have Mayhew reprise the role - for sentimental reasons. But that (for me), ultimately, won't add to (or detract) from the film itself.
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