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Old January 17 2014, 07:56 PM   #91
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Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII

"Yeah, I'm here to pickup my power convertors. Here's the receipt"

"This receipt is 35 years old!"

"Yeah, my damn droids made me late"
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Old January 17 2014, 08:45 PM   #92
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"Yeah, I'm here to pickup my power convertors. Here's the receipt"

"This receipt is 35 years old!"

"Yeah, my damn droids made me late"


"Seriously? What kind of nonsense is are trying to pull? That's not an excuse."

"Fine. I'll tell you the truth. You see, I had to rescue my sister from my father, who turned out to be Darth Vader, only I didn't know she was my sister until after I kissed her."

"Now you're just being cheeky ... just take the damn things."
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Old January 17 2014, 10:26 PM   #93
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Hugo Weaving and Michael Fassbender are now rumored to be up for roles in next year's Episode VII, with talk that the genre fan favorite Weaving is up for the role of an unnamed Imperial officer of the post-Palpatine era.
Weaving as Grand Admiral Thrawn would be fan-service in the extreme - but it also strikes me as too much wishful thinking on my part.
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Old January 18 2014, 04:35 AM   #94
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I'm thinking he'll probably be some other high-ranking officer in the former Imperial fleet. Some ringleader of an assault or plot against the New Republic....some plot point along those lines. Of course, who knows this early out. Just because they said they won't be slavish to and follow the EU doesn't mean they won't cherry pick elements from it such as Thrawn and cast an actor like Weaving in such a role.
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Old January 18 2014, 06:25 AM   #95
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Some fans apparently think that Han, Leia and Luke are going to be hobbling around on walkers and in wheelchairs complaining about loud noises or something.
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I'm sorry but anyone who doesn't want to see Luke freaking Skywalker in a SW sequel trilogy is an ass.
When comes to Luke, Leia, and Han I really want them in the movie, I just don't necessarily want the movie to focus on them. I was looking forward to them playing the supporting mentor roles to a new generation of characters. If it's going to be a sequel to the OT set within the Big Three's lifetimes you really can't not have them in the movie.
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Old January 18 2014, 03:29 PM   #96
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Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII

I will say that I hope their use of the characters doesn't overly stretch my suspension of disbelief. Having Luke suddenly doing Dooku or Palpatine twirls would be nonsensical given both his age ... and the fact he rarely did anything that athletic in the OT (the carbonite chamber and Palpatine's throne room being exceptions, of course). But there's plenty of room to have him (and the others) be active and in action-based settings, without having their actions seem unrealistically (for the OT, anyway) athletic.

BTW, this thread has really got me back into a Star Wars mood. I think I'll fire up my Phantom Menace blu-ray if I finish my research article before it gets too late in the afternoon.
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Old January 18 2014, 04:13 PM   #97
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Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII

That's my primary concern with Luke and Han. In Episodes II and III it wasn't that bad to see Yoda, Dooku and Palpatine leaping around doing CGI fips with their respective lightsabers (even if a few shots were beyond gratuitous and silly just to attract the younger "wow, that was KEWL" demographic), but trying to make sixtysomething Mark Hamill look like he's in an Avengers or Spider-Man film by doing huge leaps and spins, dodging enemy fire like he never did when he was younger and more a lot more nimble will just look pretty bad, especially if they decide to do it more than once.

Bring our beloved OT heroes back, but don't turn them into obvious CGI cartoons.

There's now talk that Ben Skywalker (Luke's son from the EU) will be in Episode VII or one of the other sequels, but it's probably best to take anything this early with a colossal grain of salt even Yoda would have difficulty levitating.
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Old January 18 2014, 05:25 PM   #98
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Strange nobody seemed to complain about old Qui-Gon running and jumping, I'd fully expect to be in full command of the Force and be able to all of that stuff too.
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Old January 18 2014, 08:25 PM   #99
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Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII

If I get to see a 60ish Mark Hamill taking up the Obi-Wan role for a new generation of Jedi hopefuls my inner 6-year-old may just die of pure joy.
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Old January 18 2014, 08:31 PM   #100
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After thirty years as a Jedi Knight I'm sure Luke will have matured to the status of wizened Master and role model for any Jedi who were inducted into the restored Order after the fall of the Empire. Math tells us that Luke won't be but a handful of years younger than "Old" Ben was in Episode IV by the time the new film is set, so he could definitely pull off the role as the aging hero of the Rebellion and the man who revived the Jedi from the ash heap of history, restoring them to glory.

"Master Skywalker, how will we know the good side from the bad?"

(*Luke looks down and gently smiles*)

That'd be a nice little moment.
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Old January 18 2014, 08:46 PM   #101
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Hopefully Luke is a better Jedi Master in the movie than he was in the EU, where it often seemed as if every other apprentice who ever studied under him turned to the dark side and wreaked havoc on the galaxy.
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Old January 18 2014, 08:46 PM   #102
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I'm sorry but anyone who doesn't want to see Luke freaking Skywalker in a SW sequel trilogy is an ass.
I think Luke is the only one I would want to see. Leia, sure.
Han? No. No, I don't want to see a 70 year old Han Solo. If any character was meant to die young in a blaze of glory, it was Han.

If anything, I hope Ford doesn't try and recreate the Han we think we want to see, that Han of decades ago, that Han of our nostalgia. Did we not learn anything from Crystal Skull?

The whole project, bringing back the original, just feels like... it feels like getting a band back together for a nostalgia tour. They don't sound great, they don't move around the stage so well, and they are playing songs they wrote when they were in their 20s.

I wish the next trilogy would've moved on. Been further down the road or something.

Or not made at all.

Because I don't want to endure the internet again like it was after the prequels came out.
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Old January 18 2014, 08:50 PM   #103
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Hopefully Luke is a better Jedi Master in the movie than he was in the EU, where it often seemed as if every other apprentice who ever studied under him turned to the dark side and wreaked havoc on the galaxy.
Man, is that ever the truth. If we went solely by the EU storylines then Luke would be one of the biggest walking disasters (albeit unintentional) to ever don the robes and title of Jedi Master. The authors had a habit of sabotaging his long-term reputation, probably to create a deliberate parallel between Luke and his students and Obi-Wan's failures and tragic experiences with Anakin.
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Old January 19 2014, 06:06 AM   #104
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I'd love to see Hamil, Fisher and Ford play the characters again, with no kids or already established secondary characters.
That's me too.

There's enough fanwankery in the EU.

Leave that shit there where it can ignored en masse.

I want my Luke, Leia and Han back!!!
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If anything, I hope Ford doesn't try and recreate the Han we think we want to see, that Han of decades ago, that Han of our nostalgia. Did we not learn anything from Crystal Skull?
The story was lacking, but Indy was great in KOTC.
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