More Star Wars films announced

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  1. JD

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    Glad to here about Carrie Fisher, hopefully the rest of the cast will confirm soon too. I would love to see everybody who was in more than one OT movie, and was still alive by end of RoTJ make some kind of a return, even if it is just for one scene.
     
  2. Yoda

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    I just don't have much interest in rounding up the old gang. Maybe 15 years ago it'd work, but George in his infinite wisdom decided to go with his prequel disasters.

    Mark Hammil as Luke in the mentor role? Maybe. Every old shriv from the originals with a supercameo? No thanks.
     
  3. tighr

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    Yeah, I don't support the fan-wank of having all the old characters cameo. I'd rather see new characters in amazing situations, in a story that uses the saga itself in a new way. Its a brand new trilogy, not a continuation of the last one.
     
  4. EnsignRicky

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    I don't get this whole too old thing. I think Samuel L Jackson is older than all of them.

    And he don't have to put up with any of that mother fuckin' nonsense!!

    Besides, people paid over a billion dollars last year to spend two hours staring up Judi Dench's nose.
    I think Star Wars will be just fine.
     
  5. Mr Light

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    Y'know come to think of it, Jennifer Lawrence would be perfect as angsty adult Jaina Solo...
     
  6. Dream

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    Carrie Fisher as an 'elderly' Princess Leia? Not so fast

     
  7. tighr

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    I don't care about old as in not young; I care about old as in not new. Difference.
     
  8. EnsignRicky

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    It's not new? I don't get it.

    In a world dominated by Spider-Man, X-men, James Bond, Avengers, Hobbits and Captain Kirk, I wish you all the luck in your quest.
     
  9. CorporalCaptain

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    ^ I hear a new Superman film is coming out this year.
     
  10. EnsignRicky

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    But Superman Is Sooooo Old!!
     
  11. tighr

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    Yes, but all of those are NEW stories. Not continuations of stories we've already been told. Even a straight up reboot is better than a continuation.

    I don't want to see a 40 year old Tobey Maguire swinging webs from the old folks home when Spider-Man is supposed to be a teenager/young adult.

    I don't want to see William Shatner and Leonard Nemoy out saving the the galaxy while wearing the same diapers as Picard's grandfather.

    As long as they recast James Bond every five movies or so (and they just killed off Judi Dench's M, so that's going to be new next time as well) that keeps his stories fresh.


    Tell a story about the Rise of the New Jedi Order, or tell a story about how the Fall of the Empire gives way for some outside enemy that no one knew the Emperor was keeping at bay. But don't give me three movies about Luke, Han, and Leia playing Bridge with Chewbacca while sipping tea and reminiscing about their youth. Take a cue from Obi-Wan in ANH: He sacrifices himself so that the OT is about Luke, not some old dude who can't swing a saber anymore.
     
  12. SalvorHardin

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    http://www.businessweek.com/article...-bought-lucasfilm-and-its-plans-for-star-wars


     
  13. Blip

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    Who says they won't??
     
  14. cooleddie74

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    Naturally, of course, what some of us prefer to see in Episode VII and what Disney and Lucasfilm decide after much hard work to give us could be two very different things.

    Me? I don't care so much how old the OT actors are so long as they get to do interesting things and the story is good.
     
  15. DarthTom

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    I guarantee she'll be in the film. This is a negotiating tactic - Fisher likely needs the money. When's the last time she had a big gig?
     
  16. flavaflav

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    every one of those stories is lifted or inspired from an existing book/comic. how is that new?
     
  17. RoJoHen

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    I don't think anybody is claiming that this new series is going to be about Luke, Han, and Leia. Just because those characters are still alive doesn't mean the story is going to focus on them. If you have the opportunity to tell a new story AND bring back some beloved characters, I don't see why you wouldn't. The three of them were pretty instrumental in the fall of the Empire; it stands to reason they'd still be active in galactic politics.
     
  18. cooleddie74

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    Mark Hamill will be about 63, Ford will be about 73 and Fisher will be closing in on 57 by the time cameras roll on principal photography. As much as I revere their characters we have to face facts: they're not spry action heroes anymore. Harrison Ford barely made it through the last Indiana Jones film without looking like he needed to take a nap and rub on some Lanacane. Han, Luke and Leia will no doubt be leading and major characters in any storyline set 30 years after Jedi, but I sort of have my doubts that there are going to be many glitzy, frenetic action scenes for most of them.
     
  19. RoJoHen

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    Of course not. They will be full of old-timey Jedi wisdom.
     
  20. FPAlpha

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    All that doesn't matter if the writer finds a way to include them and believably account for their importance in the story besides spouting some analogy of "I'm to old for this shit" or some Jedi Master wisdom just because they're old compared to the spry, young action cast.

    In fact i think Hollywood could use some more mixing of older actors with younger ones especially because there are so damn few young outstanding actors (i mentioned Jennifer Lawrence already which was no joke.. i think she's a brilliant actress despite her physical beauty.. it's the rare example of talent and good, marketable looks). For example a most recent example would be the movie Red where they take nearly exclusive old actors like Bruce Willis, Hellen Mirren and John Malkovich and turn them into a funny action bunch including their age.. it's a damn good and funny movie (and the sequel will be released later this year).

    If they manage to do that with Star Wars i'll be one happy camper.

    Oh.. and regarding this Carrie Fisher thing.. all three principal cast member are currently apparently only in an advisory role or something like that. They have been invited to meet with the main writer but have not signed contracts yet. What that means and if it's true is up to anyones guess.. if it's true and they get offered contracts to appear in the movies i doubt anyone will turn it down.. they are not exactly on food stamps (Ford certainly not, Hamill is doing ok with voice work and Fisher has/had a career as a writer) but i think they'll all welcome the chance to be in the spotlight again.

    If the script holds up and doesn't turn out to be some stunt casting for the sake of it i'm all for it.