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Old 02-15-2013, 09:52 AM
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Han Solo is back in Episode VII


And will be played by Harrison Ford. Wow, that would be something.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:57 AM
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Grandpa Han Solo? Is his son going to be played by Shia LeBouf?
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:58 AM
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Is his son going to be played by Shia LeBouf?
If he's not, people will be asking "Where's the Beef"?

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Old 02-15-2013, 10:26 AM
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I have a lot more confidence in movies that actually have a story and script before they have a cast.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:03 AM
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Right now that sounds like it's based on rumors. I think I'd wait for something a little more concrete.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:13 AM
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I really hope if true, it is just an extended cameo. While it would be great to see Mark Hamill fill the Ben Kenobi roll (the trilogies are big on repeating beats), having old Han run around would just be sad.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:19 AM
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I'm kind of amazed. After all this time in which Harrison Ford wanted nothing to do with Star Wars.

Would be funny if he was completely senile and kept talking to "Chewie", who turned out to be a rug.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:46 AM
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It would be better if was put back into carbonite and just left on the wall in the background.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:35 PM
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It's interesting...there's very little in the EU for the era in which the Solos would be as old as Ford and Fisher are now. A few of the most recent books are edging into that time period (the EU has just had a major shake-up with certain core characters' children having actual adult Jedi/Sith drama, as opposed to "Young Jedi Knights" stuff), but not that far yet. I still wish they hadn't completely thrown out the idea of at least taking story ideas from the EU. A fair amount of the actual writing is abysmal but there's an incredibly rich soup of plots and characters to draw from there.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:48 PM
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I can see it now: the left turn signal on the Millennium Falcon flashing throughout the entire movie.

or

Waves hand: "These are not the keys you're looking for."

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Old 02-15-2013, 12:51 PM
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If GL was still in charge, someone would tell Han "Fast enough for you, old man". With luck, the new screenwriter will have less interest in repeating himself.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:55 PM
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If GL was still in charge, someone would tell Han "Fast enough for you, old man". With luck, the new screenwriter will have less interest in repeating himself.
That sounds like a good line, actually.

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Old 02-15-2013, 12:58 PM
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Huh. I missed the potential for another round of "Han Solo and the Comfy Pilot's Chair" jokes.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:04 PM
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Would anyone notice if he was encased in carbonite again?

Having recently seen Carrie Fisher in"Wishful Drinking", I would totally love seeing her bring some of that to a Princess Leia in her mid-50's after a mostly disappointing 30-year relationship with Han Solo. Because if ever a movie relationship said "doomed once the hormones wear off", it was that one.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:11 PM
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Right now that sounds like it's based on rumors. I think I'd wait for something a little more concrete.
Like Harrison Ford's liver?
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:18 PM
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Luke Skywalker got a replacement hand. Han Solo will need a replacement hip.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:59 PM
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So will he shoot first?
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:36 PM
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So will he shoot first?
At this point, only if the other guy is reaaaally slow...
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:52 PM
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Hey if they can make Jeff Bridges look like he's 20-something in the new Tron movie, or make Brad Pitt look like he's 19 in that Benjamin Button movie, then I'd say they can make Harrison look like he did in the original Trilogy or not that much different, IF THEY WANT TO.

If he is in the new movie(s), I assume they'll just let him be an old tough guy.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:05 PM
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He can do the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs to get the early bird special at Denny's.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:29 PM
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Hey if they can make Jeff Bridges look like he's 20-something in the new Tron movie, [snip]
They did? He just looked oddly CGI faced to me!
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:33 PM
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They did? He just looked oddly CGI faced to me!
In all seriousness it didn't look 100% natural but it was pretty damn good.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:40 PM
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In all seriousness it didn't look 100% natural but it was pretty damn good.
If you mean, "incredibly fake-looking", then yes.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:44 PM
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Outside Indiana Jones 4*, I haven't seen Harrison Ford emote in a long time. Well, maybe a bit in that Cowboys vs. Aliens movie, but not much else.

*Yes, I really, really liked that one and thought he was good in it.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:47 PM
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If you mean, "incredibly fake-looking", then yes.
Ok, well what if they just use footage of Harrison Ford from various different movies he's been in and splice it into the new Star Wars movie?
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:14 PM
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Consider that Han Solo is a gunslinger from the Wild West of the Outer Rim Territories. I could see his fate being the equivalent of a retired Sheriff for a dusty dry world.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:26 PM
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So will he shoot first?
Only if he replaces the blue milk with the blue pills.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:43 PM
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I'm excited, I was hoping they'd get back the old cast (for cameos most likely). Ford's a good choice since he's still in shape; I'm not sure Mark Hamill or Carrie Fisher really have "it" anymore for the big screen. Heck, I wouldn't mind if Ford even got more than a cameo (alongside other new characters, of course).

I hope they stay away from the facial de-aging CGI stuff though, I don't think they've gotten it "right" yet.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:57 PM
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Hey if they can make Jeff Bridges look like he's 20-something in the new Tron movie, or make Brad Pitt look like he's 19 in that Benjamin Button movie
You mean the creepy death mask thing they put on Bridges' face in the first scene? I didn't think it was all that successful.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:11 PM
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I wouldn't mind seeing Carrie in the old slave girl bikini even now.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:31 PM
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I wouldn't mind seeing Carrie in the old slave girl bikini even now.
Yeah, you would.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:46 PM
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For example, this recent non-bikini photo should suffice to keep you off your feed for a few days.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:55 PM
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Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will have to transform themselves somewhat if they're going to be in the films, and seems to me if Harrison is in them then they will be too. But it can be done, as multiple examples will show, one of the more recent being Nigella Lawson.

Mark has to be a Jedi, so needs to look great. Carrie has more leeway as she'll be a 60 year old Princess, and she slimmed down in 2011 but has bounced back somewhat.

I wish I wasn't being so superficial, but unfortunately it matters in the world of movies.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:23 PM
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Look, I remember being impressed with Tron:Legacy, as well as the people I saw it with, and how they made Jeff Bridges young, and I also remember being impressed with Benjamin Button and how they made Brad Pitt look really young. Were the effects perfect? No. But they were impressive.

Considering that those movies are a few years old now, and this is a Star Wars movie that will have a billion dollars thrown at it, they could probably pull it off.

But I was mostly being humorous and I doubt Disney will go down that road.

I don't think *any* amount of CGI could get Hamill and Fischer to look like their old selves again, so, I don't think they'll do it with Harrison.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:48 PM
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Wow, those pictures of Fisher (and Hamill, for those who might have once found him attractive) need to carry a warning for people who would have liked to retain their old childhood fantasies. Yeesh!
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:58 AM
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Why must we continue this fantasy that living doesn't take it's toll? Enough with the diets and the photoshopping. That's what those fictional characters looked liked then, this is how they look now.

No matter how well you've kept your physique and despite what your vanity, you looked better when you were 20. Even if you're 25 now.
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You mean the creepy death mask thing they put on Bridges' face in the first scene? I didn't think it was all that successful.
That's just what people looked like in the 80's. It was a strange decade.

If they do have an elderly Han Solo, I hope he throws someone off the Falcon with an obligatory "GET OFF MY SHIP!"

But yeah, presumably any movie taking place that far in the future will have new characters. If the younger characters in the prequels were the elder characters in the original trilogy, then the younger folks in the original trilogy would be due to be elder characters this time around.

In any case, movies where old dudes kick ass seems to be the thing lately. I think Bruce Willis has starred in more action movies in the last 3 years than he did in the ten previously.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:26 AM
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No matter how well you've kept your physique and despite what your vanity, you looked better when you were 20. Even if you're 25 now.
Not true! When I was 20, I was overweight and perpetually in need of a haircut.

Now, I make it a point to get haircuts regularly.
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How does Latino Review get all these scoops? They've been getting them since the pre-production days of Batman Begins.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:20 PM
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Nothing wrong with casting Hamill, especially if they go the sensible route and have him out being the old hermit on some marginal planet, which looked like a logical extension of where the character was aimed. As for Carrie Fisher, a couple months with the physical trainer and dietician, followed by the usual make-up, lighting, hair & costume stuff and she can look like 30 years of living however it is appropriate to the script. I assume she has not been living the life of a pampered princess, more of a career diplomat from a marginal government. Not a lot of time for rest or looking pretty. I would rather see her looking like Hilary Clinton than a Hollywood star.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:39 PM
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How does Latino Review get all these scoops? They've been getting them since the pre-production days of Batman Begins.
I think they have had scoops that go back further than that. I think I heard about them ages ago.
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