Confirmed: Original cast returning for Star Wars VII

posted at 5:21 pm on April 29, 2014 by Allahpundit

Plus some newbies, of course. The biggest surprise? Ben Affleck as Boba Fett.

No, no, I kid. Anyway, I for one look forward to seeing my childhood idols ruthlessly diminished by age.

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

Director J.J. Abrams says, “We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.”

You know how I feel about this. If the original crew ends up as peripheral characters, it’ll feel like stunt-casting. You’ll get the big Han reveal at the beginning (audience ovation) followed by 20 or so minutes of twinkly-eyed mentorship of some younger, less charismatic character sprinkled throughout. Meh. If instead the original crew ends up as main characters, it’ll be the first ever sci-fi flick with senior citizens as its nucleus. (Well, maybe not the very first.) How’d you like to be one of the younger, lesser-known stars competing with Luke Skywalker for audience attention? How do you build a new franchise on people like that going forward? Unless these actors are exceptional, they’re going to be swallowed alive by the nostalgia surrounding Harrison, Mark, and Carrie. Maybe J.J. Abrams should have insisted on major stars in every role to hedge against that.

The more I think about it, though, the greater the odds that people will be pleasantly surprised by the results. It’s purely a matter of expectations. At first, everyone was excited to hear that a new “Star Wars” movie was coming. Then they were excited to find that Abrams was in charge. Then they were excited to discover that everyone from the first movie was coming back. Now the backlash will begin: It can’t possibly be as good as we hope. In fact, given the precedent set by the prequels, it might very well be terrible. Who wants to see Han Solo with gray hair and Chewbacca using a walker? It’s going to stink stink stink. And then it’ll be in theaters and it’ll be good-ish and everyone will decide that it’s so far above expectations that they should make a dozen more, even if Ford gets so old that he looks like Yoda. And so they’ll make a dozen more, and most of those will stink stink stink. But it’ll all have been worth it for that first Han reveal, amirite?


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It’s a TRAP! I mean, it’s a TARP!

I just hope they “STAY ON TARGET!” and get it right. No Jar Jar idiocy, please.

xNavigator on April 29, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Han shot first, or these posers can stuff it.

locomotivebreath1901 on April 29, 2014 at 6:02 PM

damn right he did.

Axe on April 29, 2014 at 6:07 PM

I still think Ben Affleck is going to be a fine Batman.

Kensington on April 29, 2014 at 6:04 PM

So is that why there are more Batmen than there are in a cricket match?

Doughy is a new angle. No word yet if the bat suit includes man boobs.

Happy Nomad on April 29, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Why do they need Kenny Baker? He piloted R2D2 in the original and played an Ewok in E6. Won’t modern day remote control and CGI take care of that now??

oregonelam on April 29, 2014 at 6:10 PM

“Luke…..I am your zzzzzzzzzzz”

Ditkaca on April 29, 2014 at 6:10 PM

About twenty of these quotes would make appropriate comments for this thread.

SailorMark on April 29, 2014 at 5:56 PM

From the comments:

Lorehorrible
my favorite quote is when Luke yells, “KAAAAAAAAAAHHHHNNNN!!!!”

CrazySteve13
You are dead to us nerds. The Sunset Squad is en-route to your house.

Axe on April 29, 2014 at 6:10 PM

As long as they remember that technology can only make their movie look good, they’ll be OK.

Knott Buyinit on April 29, 2014 at 6:11 PM

Who doesn’t want to see the Millenium Falcon fly around the big screen for 2 hours with the turn signal on?

trubble on April 29, 2014 at 5:44 PM

That is funny.

spinwedge60 on April 29, 2014 at 6:11 PM

Senior Citizen Chewbaca, “Woaaaaa ACK! heave hack hack! Aaaaaaaaa Heave! Son of a…#!$@”.

Varchild on April 29, 2014 at 6:11 PM

“Luke…..I am your zzzzzzzzzzz”

Ditkaca on April 29, 2014 at 6:10 PM

He doesn’t say “Luke.”

Axe on April 29, 2014 at 6:12 PM

I still think Ben Affleck is going to be a fine Batman.

Kensington on April 29, 2014 at 6:04 PM

How much worse could he be than George Clooney, Val Kilmer, or Michael Keaton?

dentarthurdent on April 29, 2014 at 6:12 PM

What we need is more Star Wars, Spiderman, Superman and Batman movies!

Kill me.

terryannonline on April 29, 2014 at 6:12 PM

It’s Star Wars.

It can’t be bad.

Bigbullets on April 29, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Did you not see I, II, III and VI?

Perhaps the best news (perhaps) is Lawrence Kasdan being the writer.

jake-the-goose on April 29, 2014 at 5:37 PM

I missed that! There is hope after all! Now if Irv Kerschner could just somehow manifest himself through Abrams, the franchise just might have a chance — as long as Disney keeps Uncle George at least 50 miles from the sets and the script.

catsandbooks on April 29, 2014 at 6:13 PM

I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.

Newtie and the Beauty on April 29, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Porkins.

*moment*

Axe on April 29, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Just please, please, please, please, please don’t use the Expanded Universe. What a mess.

Stoic Patriot on April 29, 2014 at 5:28 PM

This times 1000 exploding Algerians.

Wisdom_of_Homer on April 29, 2014 at 6:17 PM

As long as they remember that technology can only make their movie look good, they’ll be OK.

Knott Buyinit on April 29, 2014 at 6:11 PM

Amen to that!

In the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the special effects served the story line. In the three prequels, the special effects were the story line.

catsandbooks on April 29, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Alderaans. Stupid autocorrect.

Wisdom_of_Homer on April 29, 2014 at 6:18 PM

They bring back the old actors just to give them all a death scene…while the new actors have to stop whose behind their deaths.

Star Wars: The Murder Mystery Edition

Varchild on April 29, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Wisdom_of_Homer on April 29, 2014 at 6:18 PM

I believe the word you’re looking for is “ducking”… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on April 29, 2014 at 6:20 PM

This times 1000 exploding Algerians.

Wisdom_of_Homer on April 29, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Alderaans. Stupid autocorrect.

Wisdom_of_Homer on April 29, 2014 at 6:18 PM

But the first one is valid for the real world – and would be entertaining to watch….

dentarthurdent on April 29, 2014 at 6:20 PM

He doesn’t say “Luke.”

Axe on April 29, 2014 at 6:12 PM

ok ok….

“No, I am your zzzzzzzzzz”

Ditkaca on April 29, 2014 at 6:21 PM

I think I rather see a Howard the Duck remake than another stupid Batman, Star Wars, Iron Man or Spiderman movie. LOL!

terryannonline on April 29, 2014 at 6:22 PM

What we need is more Star Wars, Spiderman, Superman and Batman movies!

Kill me.

terryannonline on April 29, 2014 at 6:12 PM

It’s “Spider-Man.” Dammit.

Kensington on April 29, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Perhaps someone could ask the NSA how the movie ends.

Varchild on April 29, 2014 at 6:24 PM

I think I rather see a Howard the Duck remake than another stupid Batman, Star Wars, Iron Man or Spiderman movie. LOL!

terryannonline on April 29, 2014 at 6:22 PM

Tim Robbins was in that Howard the Duck movie!

Kensington on April 29, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Given that VII is going to have Jar-Jar in it, that factor alone means it can only achieve, at the VERY BEST, just shy of SUCK.

Meople on April 29, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Tim Robbins was in that Howard the Duck movie!

Kensington on April 29, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Speaking of Star Wars….looked how produced Howard the Duck.

George Lucas. Well that explains alot!

terryannonline on April 29, 2014 at 6:29 PM

There is only one word for this utterly bad idea…

Sad.

There is a time to gracefully retire into the pages of history, while you can still look ‘fondly back’ on something…

This movie franchise passed that mark decades ago.

…this is embarrassingly *sad*.

a5minmajor on April 29, 2014 at 6:30 PM

No Jar-Jar?

philw1776 on April 29, 2014 at 6:30 PM

There were rumors that Ksenia Solo (her real name) was auditioning for the role of Hans Solos daughter.

Probably just a Hollywood insiders joke, but that would be awesome, if true.

MichaelGabriel on April 29, 2014 at 6:30 PM

“Luke…..I am your zzzzzzzzzzz”

Ditkaca on April 29, 2014 at 6:10 PM

He doesn’t say “Luke.”

Axe on April 29, 2014 at 6:12 PM

ok ok….

“No, I am your zzzzzzzzzz”

Ditkaca on April 29, 2014 at 6:21 PM

What we need is more Star Wars, Spiderman, Superman and Batman movies!

Kill me.

terryannonline on April 29, 2014 at 6:12 PM

It’s “Spider-Man.” Dammit.

Kensington on April 29, 2014 at 6:24 PM

^ lol :)

Yup. This . . . this is turf I know.

Axe on April 29, 2014 at 6:31 PM

If there’s no Jar-Jar I simply won’t watch it.

Mojave Mark on April 29, 2014 at 6:33 PM

“I have a girlfriend. She’s just Canadian.”

Axe on April 29, 2014 at 6:33 PM

I have a bad feeling about this.

mrsam on April 29, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Mr Lucas, maybe Howard the Duck can make an appearance in the new movie?

terryannonline on April 29, 2014 at 6:34 PM

I don’t like Star Wars without Darth Vader. Since Vader is dead, Star Wars is dead to me.

AScott on April 29, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Ohhh … thank GOD . . . . . . I was sooo “on edge”, worrying that they would ever get back together again.
.
Guess I’ll sleep much better tonight ! … : )

listens2glenn on April 29, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Perhaps someone could ask the NSA how the movie ends.

Varchild on April 29, 2014 at 6:24 PM

.
Ouch . . . . . . . : )

listens2glenn on April 29, 2014 at 6:48 PM

If they use CGI, not interested. Matte paintings or nothing.

HugoDrax on April 29, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Carrie Fisher then……Carrie Fisher now

Mark Hamill then….Mark Hamill now

Harrison Ford then….Harrison Ford now

This should get interesting!

lineholder on April 29, 2014 at 6:55 PM

How do you build a new franchise on people like that going forward?

Make all the original cast be part of an alternative universe with a different time-line? Hey, it worked for Abrams with older Spock five years ago…

(Actually, Abrams can probably re-introduce Jar Jar into the story line and then kill him off in the first 10 minutes — Han shoots first, then everyone else follows — and get 90 percent of the audience immediately on his side.)

jon1979 on April 29, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Oh, this’ll be good. “Leia, throw me that wrench! My back’s too stiff.” “Hold on, Han! I can’t read the size in this light.” “Never mind, just throw it here. Ow!” “Look, it’s not my fault your reflexes are so bad!” “Luke, do you have an ergonomic handle for your lightsaber?” “Yeah, one of those foam things. They’re cushiony.”

And Andy Serkis?

“Lassssersss, preecioussss!”

Horatia on April 29, 2014 at 7:11 PM

albill on April 29, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Harrison Ford isn’t looking too hot either.

terryannonline on April 29, 2014 at 7:19 PM

If they are doing this then I want to see Spaceballs II. But it wouldn’t be right without John Candy.

tommer74 on April 29, 2014 at 7:25 PM

And Andy Serkis?

“Lassssersss, preecioussss!”

Horatia on April 29, 2014 at 7:11 PM

Emperor Gollum…

workingclass artist on April 29, 2014 at 7:25 PM

albill on April 29, 2014 at 7:06 PM

.
Harrison Ford isn’t looking too hot either.

terryannonline on April 29, 2014 at 7:19 PM

.
I believe he was tryin’ out for some part as a ‘homeless’ guy, when that picture was taken, wasn’t he?

listens2glenn on April 29, 2014 at 7:36 PM

If they are doing this then I want to see Spaceballs II. But it wouldn’t be right without John Candy.

tommer74 on April 29, 2014 at 7:25 PM

.
Nope … definitely would not.

listens2glenn on April 29, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Ben Affleck

I won’t be watching.

Jayrae on April 29, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Who doesn’t want to see the Millenium Falcon fly around the big screen for 2 hours with the turn signal on?

trubble on April 29, 2014 at 5:44 PM

You are king of this thread. Close it down. It’s done.

RI_Red on April 29, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Playing as themselves or will there be cgi trickery ala clue in TRON?

clement on April 29, 2014 at 7:53 PM

1) This is Disney. Be afraid, be very afraid. The PC cuteness will be overwhelming.
2) This is J.J. Abrams, who is known for deliberately destroying any canon and continuity in any series property he touches; q.v. Star Trek. I avoided Star Trek after his first. I can avoid Star Wars.

Subotai Bahadur on April 29, 2014 at 7:56 PM

catsandbooks on April 29, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Hey! I liked VI!

All right, the Ewoks were corny. But the explosions were pretty awesome.

Horatia on April 29, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

Not to be cold, but is that really a good idea? Last time I saw Leia, she was the size of a small moon. Or maybe it was a death star.

JusDreamin on April 29, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Ever since I watched The Guyver I had a different opinion of Mark Hamill. Plus, Mark Hamill likes Svengoolie, More Rubber Chickens!

When you climb the mountain, you can’t go home anymore.

Star Wars doesn’t cut it anymore. Star Wars vs Guyver, that would be awesome

do not doubt the sincerity. I have entered the rubber chicken raffle

entagor on April 29, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Harrison Ford… looks old, but not OLD old… workable.

Carrie Fisher… didn’t she flip her sh*t or something? Like several times as I recall?

Mark Hamill… doesn’t need much makeup to be the next Emperor Palpatine. Will require a lot of makeup to look like anything else.

SO we’ll have an old guy piloting a star ship shooting at people; a lunatic woman running the Senate as the head of government… and a dude who looks like the dark side has won managing force training.

Yeah, that’s not a template for Star Wars VII, that’s more like Spaceballs II.

Will Mel Brooks be directing?

gekkobear on April 29, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Well, I heard my friends really got in a mess
So I’m gonna have to leave Yoda I guess
But I know that I’ll be coming back some day
I’ll be playing this part ’till I’m old and gray

The long-term contract I had to sign
Says I’ll be making these movies till the end of time
Oh with my Yoda
Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda

– “Yoda” by Weird Al Yankovic

Socratease on April 29, 2014 at 8:17 PM

You would have to be a Star War fan of epic proportions not to think this will be disaster….

William Eaton on April 29, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Who doesn’t want to see the Millenium Falcon fly around the big screen for 2 hours with the turn signal on?

trubble on April 29, 2014 at 5:44 PM

You are king of this thread. Close it down. It’s done.

RI_Red on April 29, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Amen. You wins the internets for today, trubble.

The Rogue Tomato on April 29, 2014 at 8:25 PM

I don’t like Star Wars without Darth Vader. Since Vader is dead, Star Wars is dead to me.

AScott on April 29, 2014 at 6:43 PM

My sentiments exactly. VADER!!

majorzot on April 29, 2014 at 8:30 PM

It has potential. I read some of the books post original movie series and their is allot of heavy action and fleet battles modern CGI could really do service to. I could see a Han in a fleet admiral, Luke as a Yoda directing the yutes journeys, etc supporting cast. New cast story centered on as they get themselves up to speed over come challenges and battle back the Empire. They need action lots of it more space battle (it is STAR WARS) less soap opera.

Will it happen eeeeehhh Considering Hollywood who knows they may just decide to check propaganda boxes

C-Low on April 29, 2014 at 8:39 PM

“Last time I saw Leia, she was the size of a small moon. Or maybe it was a death star…”

Actually, I was thinking these days she’d be a much better match for Jabba the Hutt.

kd6rxl on April 29, 2014 at 8:39 PM

I don’t like Star Wars without Darth Vader. Since Vader is dead, Star Wars is dead to me.

AScott on April 29, 2014 at 6:43 PM

We are talking J.J. Abrams here. There will be Darth Vaders coming back again and again. I would be surprised if there was not a battle where a good Darth Vader battles an evil Darth Vader.

pedestrian on April 29, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Carrie Fisher… didn’t she flip her sh*t or something? Like several times as I recall?

gekkobear on April 29, 2014 at 8:07 PM

You’re thinking maybe of Margot Kidder?

CurtZHP on April 29, 2014 at 9:10 PM

If instead the original crew ends up as main characters, it’ll be the first ever sci-fi flick with senior citizens as its nucleus. (Well, maybe not the very first.) How’d you like to be one of the younger, lesser-known stars competing with Luke Skywalker for audience attention? How do you build a new franchise on people like that going forward? Unless these actors are exceptional, they’re going to be swallowed alive by the nostalgia surrounding Harrison, Mark, and Carrie. Maybe J.J. Abrams should have insisted on major stars in every role to hedge against that.

Well, the original Star Wars had the great and famous Alec Guinness in his mid-60s starring alongside people who were for the most part much younger and nearly unknown (excepting James Earl Jones of course), and that turned out all right. Of course, it helped that one of two of the younger stars turned out to be pretty good actors themselves. Come to think of it, that balance of ages among the heroes—the youthful protagonist and The Girl, Harrison Ford playing a slightly older-man, Bogart-mould kind of hero, and the aged guide and father figure—is probably an important part of the film’s subtle quality, acting to steer it away from the modern childrens’-adventure “[youthful] good guys versus [middle-aged] bad men” formula (see Vance Packard in The Hidden Persuaders). But naturally it will be up to the sequel’s writers to repeat that trick if they can…

anonymous irishman on April 29, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Sadly Alec Guiness one of the main characters will not be there.

leader4hru on April 29, 2014 at 9:28 PM

I know lots of people love the first three Star Wars movies….

….but they sucked.

So did the next three, and so will these.

DRayRaven on April 29, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Porkins

Axe on April 29, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Am I the only one who caught this reference?

HornHiAceDeuce on April 29, 2014 at 9:40 PM

I love the original Star Wars trilogy, and consider the recent prequels as dog vomit…..but I have to say that the notion of an ‘episode 7′ sequel – starring the original actors – is interesting.

I’ve always had the hots for Carrie, so….

;)

Gal_Spunes on April 29, 2014 at 9:50 PM

No, I loved seeing people flying into and out of black holes and Spock waxing Mighty Mouse and zipping over to Romulus to Save the Day, only to get there too late because something called a “supernova” — which “threatened the galaxy” by the way — had eaten it.

Tard Trek was great.

Axe on April 29, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Well, not to put too fine a point on it, but have you ever seen one of those science programs where they describe their best guess as to what would happen to Earth if the Sun just suddenly disappeared, which is what Spock was trying to accomplish? Romulus was doomed either way, and the ‘red matter’ maguffin was no more than a solution in search of a problem.

(I still liked the movie anyway.)

James on April 29, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Tim Robbins was in that Howard the Duck movie!

Kensington on April 29, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Speaking of Star Wars….looked how produced Howard the Duck.

George Lucas. Well that explains alot!

terryannonline on April 29, 2014 at 6:29 PM

The way the Marvel Cinematic Universe is unfolding, they might just give Howard the Duck a chance at big screen redemption. It would be safe to say that all rights to film treatments reverted to Marvel after Lucas’ film bombed.

It doesn’t hurt that Disney owns Marvel, so the original Howard design (which was a deliberate parody of Donald) can be used. And they filmed key parts of The Avengers and Captain America II in Cleveland, and Howard takes place… in Cleveland.

Why not?

Myron Falwell on April 29, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Have you seen Carrie Fisher lately?

They are going to put the bikini on Jabba the Hut.

Snowblind on April 29, 2014 at 10:01 PM

I’ve always had the hots for Carrie, so….
Gal_Spunes on April 29, 2014 at 9:50 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:File_Carrie_Fisher_at_WonderCon_2009_4.jpg

Ronnie on April 29, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Am I the only one who caught this reference?

HornHiAceDeuce on April 29, 2014 at 9:40 PM

No

gwelf on April 29, 2014 at 10:10 PM

No Lando?

PEP on April 29, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Predictably, the ugly people start posting links to Carrie as an older lady to diminish her.

I think that is cheap and sad.

I want to see “Leia” as an older woman to continue the story.

Personally, despite her personal psychological and drug problems, I think she has been most valiant and I admire her for her resilience.

I wish her every blessing.

Gal_Spunes on April 29, 2014 at 10:25 PM

In the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the special effects served the story line. In the three prequels, the special effects were the story line.

catsandbooks on April 29, 2014 at 6:17 PM

This.

I cannot lament much for the people who are primarily Star Wars fans, who saw their beloved first series undermined by prequels, and who face new and possibly even worse prequels, because I am seeing The Hobbit bloated to death right now.

And the curse is exactly what you said it is.

David Blue on April 29, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Just one thing will make it worthy. No Jar-Jar.

TQM38a on April 29, 2014 at 11:03 PM

And allah, start your penetence for the Affleck quip. We’ll let you know when to stop.

TQM38a on April 29, 2014 at 11:06 PM

As long as Carrie Fisher wears the metal bikini for the entire movie, it’s all good.

edrebber on April 29, 2014 at 11:30 PM

I’m suggesting they use Richard Dawkins as the Dark Sith Lord. That guy spews out nothing that isn’t cold, dark, hideous, and bitter.

Cleombrotus on April 30, 2014 at 12:08 AM

What we need is more Star Wars, Spiderman, Superman and Batman movies!

Kill me.

terryannonline on April 29, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Too funny.

Cleombrotus on April 30, 2014 at 12:10 AM

“If they are doing this then I want to see Spaceballs II. But it wouldn’t be right without John Candy.”

So true.

I’d ask if Hollywood is this hard up for ideas, but I already know the anwser.

Knighthawk on April 30, 2014 at 1:24 AM

I have a bad feeling about this.

mrsam

Good shooting Wedge…

8thAirForce on April 30, 2014 at 1:48 AM

So what are we talking here, Richard Dreyfuss standing in as the ghost of Obi Wan Kenobi?

8thAirForce on April 30, 2014 at 1:50 AM

All the Original Trilogy cast members are exactly the right age to play their roles if these movies take place during the New Jedi Order era. If you still think they are too old to be doing this, just think that Max Drummer is Harrison Ford’s test run for another shot at Han Solo.

hurricane567 on April 30, 2014 at 4:42 AM

I thought Peter Mayhew has health issues ?

Brock Robamney on April 30, 2014 at 5:40 AM

Harrison Ford isn’t looking too hot either.
terryannonline on April 29, 2014 at 7:19 PM

You’ll also get older, Terry.

bluegill on April 30, 2014 at 6:11 AM

Predictably, the ugly people start posting links to Carrie as an older lady to diminish her.
I think that is cheap and sad.
I want to see “Leia” as an older woman to continue the story.
Personally, despite her personal psychological and drug problems, I think she has been most valiant and I admire her for her resilience.
I wish her every blessing.
Gal_Spunes on April 29, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Yep.

bluegill on April 30, 2014 at 6:11 AM

As long as George Lucas isn’t writing the dialog, I think we’ll be fine.

CurtZHP on April 30, 2014 at 7:46 AM

I think Harrison rocks as an old man, he makes being old sexy. In the last Indiana Jones if you gave me the choice between him and Shia I’d have gone Harrison all the way. There is a reason he is a mega star.

It’ll be fine if they allow the characters to be their age. What makes actors look stupid is say like Roger Moore ‘s last Bond movie, when they pretend they’re up for it. It really works (talking of Max Von Sidow) when it’s like an older Yul Brynner in The Last Warrior reaching into his age and experience to wipe the floor with the younger soft heros.

Not sure about JJ and Star Trek, he refused to have Shatner. I would pay a lot to see Shatner and Nimoy on screen once again.

JJ’s Nimoy role worked for me because they let him act. As lot as they let them act it will fine.

Esperanza on April 30, 2014 at 9:16 AM

As long as George Lucas isn’t writing the dialog, I think we’ll be fine.

CurtZHP on April 30, 2014 at 7:46 AM

Thread winner :)

Esperanza on April 30, 2014 at 9:17 AM

Big question of the day, will Luke warmly and passionately kiss Princess Leia again in Star Wars VII?

http://www.itsvery.net/star-wars-5/the-empire-strikes-back-006.jpg

Kokonut on April 30, 2014 at 9:21 AM

What? No Billy Dee Williams? No wonder he was on DWTS…

This….!

Just please, please, please, please, please don’t use the Expanded Universe. What a mess.

Stoic Patriot on April 29, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Sue Doenim on April 30, 2014 at 9:50 AM

I sensed a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of minds suddenly exploded at the thought of this…

WestVirginiaRebel on April 30, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Surely they can CGI younger versions of everyone like they did for Jeff Bridges in TRON: Legacy.

Herod on April 30, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Ford is not the problem. He has aged, but still retains his machismo. Both Fisher and Hamill have been poorly treated by the years. Hamill, the last time I saw him, was a bloated mess. Maybe we’ll see them in a visit to some intergalactic rest home…

Longhorn Six on April 30, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Hollywood and Washington are both old, tired, and out of ideas. The former doesn’t have the guts to make a movie without shoehorning old characters into new movies, from Han Solo to Spock. The latter keeps trying to trot out Clintons or Bushes as candidates, when there are 300 million other Americans to choose from.

Our movies and our politics are in a rut.

damage done on April 30, 2014 at 10:57 AM

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