Ok, I'll be that guy. Can't believe this was not posted yet. My fanboy rarely ignites but the thought of Han Solo holding a blaster again... Yes!
What do you think of the new actors?
SLIGHT EDIT - Yeah, OT. - LSA
Wanna tell us who they are??
Does it really matter to you?
I mean come on...just by the title alone, you know it's off topic. Why do you demand it to include the letters "O" and "T?"
Without him, I fear the movie is going to
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.
My son is so crazy excited for this movie. I can't believe they're actually making a new one!!
Not just one, but at LEAST another trilogy. Disney would prefer to make two trilogies.
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How has no one posted this picture?
Donkey balls. Why is anyone excited? (I loved the 1st 3 bye, arguably a fanboy). I feel like this is uniformz
Why is anyone excited?
b/c George Lucas has absolutely nothing to do with it.
Plus JJ Abrams is directing it. Expect a load of this:
Also expect a ton of fan service and shout-outs without any actual originality to the story.
I fully expecting a time-travel twist somewhere in there.
Except time travel is not part of Star Wars and to my knowledge (in the various books I mean), it has never been, so don't expect to see it.
I don't think JJ Abrams knows how to produce a story without time travel anymore.
I like the lens flare.
Wistful Asians and surprised-looking children?
Nope. Episodes 1-3 are more entertaining than 4-6. Before you assume I'm just a young kid who doesn't appreciate 4-6, I'm 32. I just prefer 1-3.
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Here's another link. It runs down the movies where all these guys are from
Adam Driver - Driver is the brooding Adam Sackler from "Girls," the man Lena Dunham dates(ed). After hitting it big in 2012 with the hit HBO show, driver has been in a slew of other big productions like "Lincoln," "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "This is Where I Leave You" opposite Tina Fey and Jason Bateman.
Max von Sydow Sydow - is an acting vet at 85 years young. You most likely know him as Lamar Burgess from "Minority Report" opposite Tom Cruise, or as Father Lankester Merrin from "The Exorcist." This Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor will fit in nicely in a special franchise like "Star Wars."
Oscar Isaac - This 35-year-old Guatemalan actor was a hit in 2013 as the lead in "Inside Llewyn Davis." For his work in the film, he was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor. Isaac was also in the "Bourne Legacy" and "Robin Hood" as King John in 2010.
Andy Serkis - You may know this Brit from 2004's "13 Going on 30," but you may also recognize him from "King Kong," "Lord of the Rings," and "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" as Caesar. In addition to "Star Wars," Serkis will reprise his role for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."
John Boyega - Boyega started acting in 2011 with the show "Becoming Human," but caught on quickly and is currently filming "24: Live Another Day" in addition to "Star Wars." Not bad for a 22 year old.
Daisy Ridley - Ridley is a virtual unknown, mostly doing English TV like "Mr. Selfridge" opposite Jeremy Piven.
Domhnall Gleeson - Gleeson is definitely most known as one of the Weasley brothers in the "Harry Potter" series. He was also in "True Grit" and "Dredd."
Harry Potter vs. Star Wars, we instead have one of the cast of Harry Potter joining Star Wars.
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From my phone.
"Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams."
Well, there's the Michigan connection, and a good one at that. It will be interesting to see what Kasdan has in mind for this one.
Other than Harrison Ford much of the original cast was unknowns and I'd say similar here outside of Serkis who has spent thelast decade being Gollum. Seeing Jennifer Lawrence or or Ben Affleck in this type of movie - no thanks.
I think JJ Abrams has done a great job with the 2 Star Trek movies; and this from a non Star Trek fan, so I hope he can do something similar with the Star Wars franchise. The standard remains The Empire Strikes Back.
Seeing Jennifer Lawrence or or Ben Affleck in
this type of ANY movie - no thanks
(I've always wanted to do one of these FTFYs...I'm kind of giddy)
Seeing J-Law in anything, period, is a good thing. Esp naked painted in blue.
Episode 3 is the best.
Goddamn, he must be very happy today:
And keel deez guyz plz:
He does that for charity. Nice dude. Froze his bantha off in that suit to come to marlin's last event.
Beyond excited. Lots to like in that casting list IMO.
Adam Driver just looks like a villain. I'm hoping Max van Sydow is his Sith master or some sort of villain as well. Harrison Ford is rumored ot have a fairly large role in Episode VII, so I'm expecting him to die to set a grim tone for the final two in the trilogy.
Hard to believe I haven't seen Mark Hamill in a movie since Jedi. I know he was the voice of the Joker on the Batman cartoon. Has he been in anymore movies?
The guyver. I'll let u google it but this is not a good thing
John Carpenter's Village of the Damned
I'm disappointed that Adam Driver won't be accompanied by Lena Dunham.
Shoshanna could be involved, too. She's already got a sort of Princess Leia thing going with her hair.
Maybe they'll let him do those sounds effects from Inside Llweyn Davis ... Please Mr President don't launch me into our space. Outer. Space. Outer Space.
They didn't list who would be playing Spock....
So I thought Max Von Sydow was old in the Exorcist, and that was filmed in 1973.....honestly I can't believe he's still working.
Is Isaac gonna play Skywalker's son?
Too excited. Apologies for the lazy post though, limited on a phone, waiting for a flight. But, the community came through as usual.
Barely OT though, come on.
Yes, I'm afraid that this new trilogy will not live up to expectations and will underachieve like the prequels did.
That being said, I really don't care, and will still be standing in line well ahead of time to see the first showing. Why? Because its frickin Star Wars.
The original films were some of my favorite movies growing up. I fear JJ Abrams is going to make a real mess out of this saga. That being said Lucas set the bar really low with those last 3 CGI disasters...so it can't be worse. Right?
EDIT: A down-vote? Apparently we have a Jar Jar Binks fan on here.
I saw the first one (IV) 16 weeks in a row in the theater, every Friday night. Loved it in a way only a 7th grade girl could. But I'm not looking forward to seeing Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill reprise their roles. She has too much baggage now as Debbie Reynolds' unhinged daughter (though she is a funny writer) and he looks like a barfly who's spent all morning in a dark bar. He used to be hot hot hot.
He did have that pretty bad car accident, honestly the change in his appearance from A New Hope to Empire is pretty stunning.
I liked him better with the broken face. He was perfect in empire and Jedi. I'm sure they'll both be in shape they've had over a year now to get ready.
Star Wars Episode VII -- Revenge of the Hipsters
Star Wars is my favorite set of movies of all time (all six), but I'm really upset that they will have the trio from episodes 4-6 in this movie. We don't need to see the Skywalker thing anymore. We got six movies with that family and it was great, don't get me wrong, but I think we need something fresh. I will, of course, still see this movie.
I don't think the Skywalkers will be that big in the storyline. Of Harrison Ford, Carrie Fischer and Mark Hammill, only Ford is believed to have a major role. One or two of his kids might have a big role, but I don't think the old cast is going to be the center. I think they'll kill off Han Solo to show that it's a new era.
I am not excited at all, and I have figured out that the reason that I'm not excited is because I was actually hoping that Disney would choose to remake Episodes I-III instead and declare the George Lucas versions to be non-canon. I would much rather see a competent telling of the fall of the old Reublic and Darth Vader's origin story than a new story that doesn't have much of a reason to exist. I have seen enough of JJ Abrams's work to know that I'll probably get something at the midpoint between a Michael Bay movie and the original trilogy. I'll take it, I guess, but that doesn't excite me either.
The casting looks to me like a calculated combination of hipster appeal to draw in the under 30 crowd (e.g. Adam from Girls) and nostalgia appeal (Fisher, Hamil, and Ford). How useful is Max von Sydow going to be at the age of 85? The only one that gets me interested is Andy Serkis, who I really like.
I'm kinda of with you. I have a different feeling towards this trilogy than I did when the prequel trilogy came out and when I was first introduced to the original trilogy. And as you said, this trilogy is trying to meet all parties in the middle - some fresh faces and characters to bring in the cynics, some old characters or ones with connections to old characters to satisfy the fanboys. I don't think it'll be great, but I don't think it'll be a disaster.
One thing for sure, Disney will milk this franchise for all its worth and it will eventually become a joke (though the prequel trilogy may have done that). I'm kind of upset that they're doing character centric movies in between the trilogies.
I'm a big SW junkie, read 50+ novels of the EU and I'm always hungry for more from SW. So I'll see the movies and enjoy them because they're in a universe I love. But it's just going to be different.
As an expanded universe fan, how do you feel about the threats to continuity that the new movies pose? I haven't read the books myself, but one of my good friends is a huge fan of them, and is furious with the direction the new movies are shaping up in. Curious for another take on that.
The people who have become highly invested in the extended universe are going to have to accept that it's not going to be consistent. It's just not practical.
There had already been a few instances where a show/book broke from a storyline that was thought to be canon. I can appreciate the EU for what it is, but I never expected the movies to be what was previously considered SW canon. It was always going to break away from it because it would have been hard to adapt one of the book trilogies and it would have been even harder to create a new story that fit somewhere in between the books of the EU. It was just easier to create a story without restraints. And I get that. I don't feel like I wasted my time reading those other books.
...that said, I wish Lucas' last 3 movies were decent.