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Reports now coming out that Harrison Ford has signed on to play Han Solo.
Well that's interesting
Ohio State.......our nuts will kill you
Will be able to walk once filming begins or will he be in a Hovercraft?
Very cool. Hopefully Carrie Fisher too. In some of the post books I read 20 years ago, the story has Solo and Leia getting married and having children. Let's just say their kids have "special talents".
Don't get too excited.
From everything I've read this will have zero to do with the previously written expanded universe story lines. We may get a couple of fan service moments, but this trilogy is going to be new characters.
Also the Harrison Ford news isn't really any news. We already knew they were planning to use the original actors for cameo roles, and this is just a small step in that direction. He isn't even scheduled for it yet, just confirming that he is interested and the agents are talking.
No, this site has confirmed that Ford's deal is "done" and is signed, sealed, and delivered. The author of the article appeared on Fox News Latino for about a 10 minute chat with the host (video is embedded at the above link). If you go to about the 7 minute mark in the video you will see where he talks about it and breaks the news. He says "he double checked with his sources, and triple checked" and that his sources are "legitimate". Anyone who has followed movie news online for years like I have knows Latino Review is a reputable source for insider info. They have a good track record.
You will also notice in the video, he mentions that the deal is "big" and "significant for him". An A list movie star does not sign a "significant" or "big" deal to appear in a movie and just turn out to have a small cameo role in it. While I don't think Han will be the center of the movie or of the new trilogy, I think he will have a signifigant role. I would think Luke and their offspring will be the central focus, naturally.
And yes, you are correct. The expanded Universe books will have zero to do with this new trilogy. Lucasfilm has already stated that these are new and original storys. Perhaps they will use a few names from the books. The name Coruscant originated in books, and was not a name invented by Lucas, but he ended up using it as the name of the capital city planet in the prequels because he liked it so much, just as an example.
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A little tidbit of info from starwars.com: http://starwars.com/news/new-spinoff-films-set-to-expand-the-star-wars-galaxy.html
We are going to either like the direction things are going or not like it. At the end of the day, life is so serious with all we encounter and have to endure, I for one am in favor of doing what many fans have wanted for some time, expanding the universe...as long as we aren't punished by 2hrs of Jar Jar Binks...UGH!!!
If you love Stars Wars as I do, and am in my generation (born in the 60's), then you not only watched the original trilogy, holiday specials, and even bought some of the comic books. I don't watch the clone wars (cartoon) because I prefer "live action".
Just as long as they thoughtfully space the timeframe between movies, it should work. Much of it will do with how the various trends as far as Marketing and Fan Base...and ultimately $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
I wonder if Star Wars will turn into a Bond like franchise? There is nothing stopping it unless somehow it stops making money.
I think the current Bond francise is successful is because it is mostly based on the storyline instead of the main character like in years past. For example, Sean Connery and Roger Moore fans loved due to their wit, Timothy Dalton was not as revered because he was always viewed as a fill-in, just to keep interest going which kind of cost the francise. Pierce Brosnon who the Bondites actually wanted would have been the best fit after Roger Moore, but his contract with "Remington Steele" cost him $. When he finally got the James Bond role, it was like "ok, he is good but...so late in the game". Don't get me wrong, Pierce did a very good job, but the storylines could have been much better with Pierce as opposed to Timothy.
Daniel Craig brings in a rugged view to the role. I think in certain circles, it's better for them. What used to be attractive (Alcohol, Cigarettes and Gambling) is not so much anymore.
Ahh, well my mistake there. I had read an article just a day or two before that didn't have those finalized details. I assumed instead of checking that what you linked was the same information. I apologize for that.
It wouldn't surprise me for one or two of the intended "cameo" roles to be expanded to a larger supporting role.
You don't need to tell me about expanded universe elements. I had read all the books up to the point where a few years ago they killed off (SPOILER for book fans) Jacen. I've met five of the prominent expanded universe SW authors. I'll get caught up again at some point, but I grew weary of them using the multiple authors per series. I don't think it works all that well alternating like that.
I've actually spoken to the author that created the name Coruscant about that specific topic, asking him what he thought about creating something in SW that even Lucas adopted.
This is what I was hoping for. Cool.
George Lucas says the Star Wars originals -- Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher 'have already signed' on to return to the screen more than 35 years later --- for Star Wars Episode 7. The Star Wars
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