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Petter Myhr Ness
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Posted: 29 April 2014 at 12:19pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

So, it's official:
Harrison Ford will return, along with Mark Hammil and Carrie Fisher, and more.

Full story.



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Posted: 29 April 2014 at 12:34pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

To me, they just made Star Wars exciting again, sorta like just before Episode I premiered, with this announcement and the EU one earlier. Feels like possibilities have opened up.
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Posted: 29 April 2014 at 12:36pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

In any event, it will be great to see Max von Sydow again.

And this won't be the first space adventure for the team of Oscar Issac and Adam Driver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9dBOi4nTm8
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Posted: 29 April 2014 at 12:37pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Ming The Merciless is in a STAR WARS film! :-)

Cool news!
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Posted: 29 April 2014 at 12:38pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

This news would be exciting to me - if only it was 20 years ago!
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Posted: 29 April 2014 at 1:09pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Interested and excited to hear that Von Sydow will be in the film. An excellent actor.

And Bill Weasley.
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Posted: 29 April 2014 at 1:12pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I have surprisingly mixed feelings about this!
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Posted: 29 April 2014 at 1:43pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

I hope they will be playing to their respective ages.
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Posted: 29 April 2014 at 2:06pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Wonder why no Lando?

I see Hamill and Fisher, but no Ford in that pic.

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Oh,and I'm pumped.
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Posted: 29 April 2014 at 2:13pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Ford's next to Abrams (right in front of the crated R2).
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...this video pretty much sums up my feelings about all this:

Bob 'MovieBob' Chipman - 'Star, Worn' (via The Escapist)
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Posted: 29 April 2014 at 3:49pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Ford's next to Abrams

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Ah, he is indeed!

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Here’s who’s returning from the original classic trilogy: Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Leia), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), and Kenny Baker (R2-D2)

And here are the new faces joining that galaxy far, far away: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Ming the Merciless himself Max von Sydow.

Why is Star Wars still a sausagefest?


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Posted: 29 April 2014 at 6:02pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply


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Why is Star Wars still a sausagefest?

To be true to the original?
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Although I'm sure I'll see the movies eventually, my immediate reaction is indifference. Basically, it feels 20 years too late. If this had been done instead of the prequels, I probably would have been uber-excited. The stink of the last Indiana Jones movie is still lingering; sometimes its best to not revisit these things, especially after such a long time. Plus Abrams isn't much of a selling point for me.

On the plus side? Max von Sydow, aka Ming the Merciless. That's pretty cool -- taking, presumably, the Peter Cushing/Christopher Lee spot. 
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I have to agree with the 20 years too late comment. If anything, I'm
fearing the damage this new movie (helmed by JJ "Start Wreck"
Abrams) is going to do to the legacy of the classic Star Wars characters
like Luke, Han and Leia.
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Posted: 30 April 2014 at 8:38am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Thank you, Thom Price. You articulated my thoughts almost word-for-word!
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Posted: 30 April 2014 at 10:22am | IP Logged | 19 post reply


 QUOTE:
Why is Star Wars still a sausagefest?


Maybe this kneejerk criticism isn't quite so warranted?
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Petter Myhr Ness
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Posted: 30 April 2014 at 10:28am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

The prequels pretty much killed Star Wars for me. But seeing that picture with Ford and the rest of the old gang made me a little bit excited.
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Posted: 30 April 2014 at 11:12am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Maybe this kneejerk criticism isn't quite so warranted?

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OMG! They might be adding a THIRD female? I take back my sausagefest comment. It's more of a sausage soirée. 
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As usual, Abrams is making a likely well-calculated effort to appeal to the broadest base possible by including the core original cast to cash in on the original films' goodwill (ala using Nimoy's Spock to "legitimize" nuTrek).  The problem is unless the script gives them something compelling to do, trotting out a bunch of AARP-eligible Jedis can only serve to diminish those first few films. 

And yet... somewhere long ago in a galaxy far, far away I want to believe Kasdan might have another good story in him (despite The Force not being with any of his scant films in the past 15 years.)  I'm going to resist having too much of "a new hope', but I admit that I do now want to believe in the possibility.


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OMG! They might be adding a THIRD female? I take back my sausagefest comment. It's more of a sausage soirée.


Because the end all and be all of the quality of this...and any other movie...really, is the ratio of male to female actors.

If you're not excited, intrigued, curious, etc. about the new movie(s), that's ok. You don't need to invent things to criticize it for and/or nitpick about, especially a year and a half before it comes out.
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Just to add: the below picture is admittedly cool but seems incredibly calculated to take on a quasi-historic staging.  When was the last time you saw the first press publicity still for what will be the highest tech, possibly most expensive scifi movie ever filmed be black and white?  (Who but auteurs shoot in black and white these days, honestly?)  Could this be Abrams + co's subtle attempt to reassure stalwarts that this is going to be an old school throwback to vintage Star Wars, not the recent Lucas soulless all green screen prequels?  From the apparently deep and thoughtful discussion, carefully and prominently positioned scripts in many hands to the "uncrated" R2D2 between Ford and Abrams, the message I'm getting is the exact opposite of what we got from Abrams' Star Trek, which was "This Ain't Your Daddy's Trek."  Quite the reverse, Abrams here seems to be going with "This IS your daddy's Star Wars" in this picture, and for me it's a very good marketing angle.



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Because the end all and be all of the quality of this...and any other movie...really, is the ratio of male to female actors.

If you're not excited, intrigued, curious, etc. about the new movie(s), that's ok. You don't need to invent things to criticize it for and/or nitpick about, especially a year and a half before it comes out.

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Please point out where I said or implied any of this. All I said was that it was a sausagefest. Based on your article, I'm not the only one that made that observation. I did not say anywhere that the quality of the movie would be improved by adjusting the ratio, or that I was not interested in the movie.The only one inventing things is you.
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