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Star Wars old cast is coming back for a new movie!

  1. Mar 7, 2013 #1
    My gut feeling says this is a bad idea, but the star wars crazed kid in my is giggy!

    http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie...uniting-sequel-lucas-lets-slip-172815308.html

     
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  3. Mar 7, 2013 #2

    nsaspook

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    It's a great idea!

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  4. Mar 7, 2013 #3

    trollcast

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    If they are going to try and make a new series Star Wars films would they not be better casting some really good new actors to play the roles, since after all most of the original cast aren't exactly young (also Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull has permanently biased me against him for playing such a riddiculous role in such a crap movie.)

    Hope the new one has actually got some story to it (like VI, V and VI) and not a CGI fest (think III).
     
  5. Mar 7, 2013 #4

    Borek

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    VII should be some time after VI, so there is some logic to using same actors (but older).
     
  6. Mar 7, 2013 #5

    HallsofIvy

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    After looking at the picture in post 2, okay, let them come on for a brief cameo then let the grandchildren carry the plot! (Since Leia and Han Solo got married, I would guess that Luke and Chewbacca married and had children!)
     
  7. Mar 7, 2013 #6
    I pretty much agree, maybe more than a brief cameo, but they should not be major characters.
     
  8. Mar 7, 2013 #7

    strangerep

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    Ain't it depressing when you see "young and old" pictures side by side? Hamill could almost play the old emperor without needing makeup. :yuck:

    (So glad no pictures of my teens/twenties have survived. :eek:)
     
  9. Mar 8, 2013 #8

    Curious3141

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    Wow, when they say "old" cast, they ain't kidding. May the Farce not be with us.:rolleyes:

    One of the funniest comments I read on another site: "Use the Walker, Luke." :rofl:
     
  10. Mar 8, 2013 #9

    rbj

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    oh dear. and the censors allowed this to be posted?:rolleyes:
     
  11. Mar 9, 2013 #10

    Hepth

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    Remember Mark Hamill looks a lot older due to his facial injuries when he was young.

    I just wonder how they're going to avoid fan-rage if they ignore 20+ years of storyline after VI. The books are really good, and I'd hate to see them cast aside.
     
  12. Mar 9, 2013 #11

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    From a VERY secret source, I've heard Ian McDiarmid will reappear, too! :smile:
     
  13. Mar 9, 2013 #12
    Nice, he was a good Darth Sidious!
     
  14. Mar 9, 2013 #13
    That has to be a bummer for Pope Benedict. He resigned especially to play in the new movies.
     
  15. Mar 9, 2013 #14

    turbo

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    Pope Palpatine will be sobbing.
     
  16. Mar 9, 2013 #15

    Evo

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    At least Carrie Fisher has lost a ton of weight. Before and after the weight loss below.

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  17. Mar 9, 2013 #16

    arildno

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    Palpitating at least.
     
  18. Mar 9, 2013 #17

    Curious3141

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    Holy Jesus. The before picture looks like she'd gotten her revenge on Jabba for events in ROTJ. By swallowing him whole. :eek:
     
  19. Mar 9, 2013 #18

    Evo

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    It also looks like she had a facelift and a neck tuck done.
     
  20. Mar 9, 2013 #19
    Kinda sad that this whole thing happened honestly...I swear I read a quote from george lucas a while back where he said that he never intended for Star Wars to have any story beyond the death of the emperor and the salvation of Vader. But alas, I cannot find it after searching. "That is it" is basically what he said and it sounded like he wasn't too fond of most of the expanded universe stuff (like the "Jedi Knight" videogame series which takes place after Vader's death, which I think these movies are supposed to take place during the same time as well so they might conflict with the game's stories). As of now to me it really feels like he just sold out, but we will have to wait and see about the quality of the new releases.

    also, lol: http://entertainment.nbcnews.com/_n...says-there-will-never-be-a-new-star-wars?lite
     
  21. Mar 9, 2013 #20
    In my opinion, Lucas already sold out when the prequels were made.
     
  22. Mar 10, 2013 #21

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    Chewbacca doesn't look a day older. And he shaved! Or he's losing his hair. I don't know much about aging Wookiees.

    450px-PeterMayhew11.14.08ByLuigiNovi1.jpg

    I hope they invite him back too.

    But not Jar Jar Binks. He was annoying.
    My brother once re-edited the 4th Star Wars movie to include not a single scene with him in it.
    I think Lucas should call my brother the next time he remakes one of his films.

    ps. This is why I cling to life, like a coward. I must see all 9 movies. (Even though I fell asleep during the last 3). Which is not to imply that I am nearly as old as Princess Leia, which I am by the way, and fall asleep during action packed movies. I stayed fully awake during that Star Trek movie. The one with the Quiznos Spock, and the Leonard Nimoy Spock, that is.
     
  23. Mar 10, 2013 #22

    OmCheeto

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    I fell in love with Carrie Fisher. Not because of Star Wars, but because of her Rolling Stone interview with Madonna.

    Those two girls were a hoot.

    Most of the rest of the interview is not appropriate for general audiences. :redface:

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    Rolling Stones * Issue 606 * June 13th, 1991 ° Part 1 of 2
    Issue 607 ° MADONNA ° GIRL TALK, PART TWO ° BY CARRIE FISHER
     
  24. Mar 11, 2013 #23
    The trouble with cheese is even after its long gone bad and rotten there are a people who think its still edible.
     
  25. Mar 14, 2013 #24

    HallsofIvy

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    I remember hearing, when the first "trilogy" came out, that it had been concieved as a "trilogy of trilogies". The first star was film was labeled "chapter 4" because there were to be three films before it but there were also to be three films after.

    I would think that such a film would focus on Han Solo and Princes Leia's children. I would expect the original actors to be involved only slightly.
     
  26. Mar 14, 2013 #25

    HallsofIvy

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    For cheese, "long gone bad and rotten" is the same as "mature".

    Cheese is, essentially, rotten milk. How do you decide when "rotten milk" is rotten?
     
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