Han Solo...(Possible Spoilers)

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Gil T.Azell, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. Samurai8472

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    Do you want to see a CGI Han Solo because Harrison can't jump over a retracting cat walk?

    A younger actor can perform more of the stunts
     
  2. DalekJim

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    Alec Guiness did just fine in the original movie.
     
  3. A beaker full of death

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    I too. As De Kelley said, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."
     
  4. A beaker full of death

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  5. Relayer1

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    The alternative is often 'No more movies'.
     
  6. BillJ

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    But he had five or six minutes screen time total in the next two films? It wouldn't have devastated the production if something happened he didn't or couldn't return.
     
  7. DalekJim

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    Uh, because Obi-Wan was fucking dead in those movies?
     
  8. BillJ

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    Kiss your mother with that mouth?

    Kenobi wasn't one of the central characters of the trilogy, so you could afford to go with an older actor. Which goes back to my original point, you can have older stars but if you're planning out a ten to twelve year series of films you're going to use younger actors for ongoing characters.
     
  9. DalekJim

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    I just hate the idea that you can't have a character over 40 as lead in a sci-fi movie. Did anybody seriously think Hayden Christensen made a better lead than an older Hamill, Fisher and Ford would have?
     
  10. BillJ

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    I'm not sure it's fair to compare since he was playing a different character.

    * I think all four are atrocious actors.
     
  11. DalekJim

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    They're not amazing or anything but Hamill, Fisher and Ford were very good in the original trilogy. Fisher tends to get overlooked but I thought she gave the best performance of the core three.


    As a hardcore EU devotee though, I wouldn't mind if Ep VII had nothing to do with the Skywalker family. Star Wars is so much bigger than that.
     
  12. BillJ

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    They were adequate for the material but I imagine there were hundreds of starving actors in Hollywood who would've given equally adequate performances.

    I thought Fisher was much more convincing in The Blues Brothers.
     
  13. CorporalCaptain

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    Plus, you can't cast the actor who first played a part if he's dead. Or if they refuse to play the part anymore, e.g. Lazenby.

    If only Kelley could have played McCoy in 2009, but—he's dead, Jim.
     
  14. BillJ

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    Urban did a hell of a job channeling Kelley though. :techman:
     
  15. JarodRussell

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    Who the hell published that lie?

    There's no need for anyone of the original actors to pass the torch to younger ones. Just have the younger ones. Or just have the older ones. Or have both young and old in substantial roles, and simply fuck the torch.
     
  16. teacake

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    ^completely agree.
     
  17. arch101

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    I'm not sure how happy I am that they'll have to devote time to Ford's Solo in the sequel (you don't hire him for a cameo). I'm of the mind that they should only bring back Hamil as "Old Luke" to play the Obi-Wan or Qui-Gon type character and pass the torch before heroically giving his life in the climax of the first film. They're supposed to be setting up a new trilogy of films with new characters to carry them. Spending valuable screen time on characters who had their day is wasteful.
     
  18. CorporalCaptain

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    At this point, it's presumptive to assume that Episode VII will pass the torch, or that Han's role will be shoehorned in, or anything. Right now, for all we know, Han could legitimately figure into events as one of the major players in the Alliance/New Republic.
     
  19. theenglish

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    This is not about rehashing the old movies, this is about living in the past or writing a new story. Each trilogy of the series should be about a separate generation of the Skywalker family.

    What I don't want to see is some fanboy crap movie that tries to rekindle the past by regurgitating things that have already been done. Rather I want to see a continuation of the story with new characters and themes that tie nicely with those that have come before without treading over trampled ground.

    (How's that for mixed metaphors?)
     
  20. EnsignRicky

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    Luke already passed the torch on at the end of Jedi; To his father.