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Speculation Carrie bid farewell to Leia in an open letter.

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Lando's Little Maneuver, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Zuckuss the Ruckuss

    Zuckuss the Ruckuss Jedi Master star 4

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    He never said she was going to be training to be a jedi. All that was said was that "In time you will learn to use the force as I have." That doesn't mean she is going to be a jedi, its largely an open ended conversation. Not to mention, that the context of that conversation was if Luke didn't return. Luke's comment was a response to Leia's hesitation caused by the possibility Luke not returning.

    I agree, though, its largely pointless to spin our wheels. We will see what happens when the movie comes out.
     
  2. Padme501st

    Padme501st Jedi Master star 3

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    Honestly they could also not have Leia and Han together in Ep.7. Very dumb but the ending of ROTJ is just her saying that Luke is her brother so Han has no competition, they kiss and that's it. Everyone just held on to the romance and the EU did the rest but since they can ignore the EU if they want to, they aren't forced to keep them together. They could use the excuse that it just didn't work out, Leia was too focused on politics and Han couldn't deal with it or he got cold feet and didn't want to settle down

    Point is, anything can happen and be thrown out or thrown in. For all we know, Luke could have a bunch of kids and train them all and Leia could be childless. Not knowing is kinda scary after so many years with a set story in mind.
     
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  3. kataja

    kataja Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm a little late for this, but wanna reply anyway on my ow behalf: I would probably go - but it wouldn't be the same - not in any way! The original cast is SW to me! That said - if they "wrap this up" with a ST with the original cast (or a story further in timeline with maybe OC cameos) - and then go back to film what happeed in between with a new cast - I wouldn't mind at all! That way, respects would have been paid, nostalgia would have been honored - and reality would define the new ground.
     
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  4. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    *sigh*

    It seems that in the absence of real information, people have resorted to battling phantom menaces of their own creation. Take vague ramblings, extrapolate a conclusion based on those ramblings, and then bash the conclusion they just made up.

    Do I have that right?
     
  5. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Yeah we should attack the clones of these creations and develop a new hope of a return of the jedi for the ST so there would be no revenge of the sith thus preventing the empire from striking back...

    ...or something.
     
  6. Zuckuss the Ruckuss

    Zuckuss the Ruckuss Jedi Master star 4

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    Excellent point.
     
  7. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    :rolleyes: Really? If you take Yoda's line to Luke, "The Force runs strong in your family. Pass on what you have learned..." and combine it with Luke's line to Leia, "In time you'll learn to use the Force as I have...", then I don't think the OT can make it any clearer that Luke's intention is to train Leia as a Jedi to restart the order. Obviously the writers can ignore it and make Leia whatever they want but to argue that that is not Luke's intention is arguing for the sake of arguing and that's where I bow out of the conversation.
     
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  8. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've said before that I would only want Luke to return from the Big Three, and for Mark Hamill to play him. Han and Leia should just be referenced and that's it. Worse than having all three return, though, would be to have them return but to be re-casted with younger actors.
     
  9. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    I actually do agree with that. My own personal "Big Three" is Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, and C-3P0. That's it. Anyone else is just gravy. It's not that I DON'T want to see Han, Leia, Chewie & Lando again, but I think the story could move on with out them. But Luke Skywalker is key. And the droids. It is, ultimately, R2's story after all.
     
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  10. Bullhead CIty

    Bullhead CIty Jedi Knight star 3

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    I really don't want Carrie in the new movie. That's like casting a bloated, washed out Judy Garland to play Dorothy in a 1960's sequel to Wizard of Oz.
     
  11. FRAGWAGON

    FRAGWAGON Jedi Master star 4

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    Exhibit A of fans who entirely missed the point of the Star Wars movies.
     
  12. Bullhead CIty

    Bullhead CIty Jedi Knight star 3

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    Point is what?
     
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  13. Panakas_Dawg

    Panakas_Dawg Jedi Master star 5

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    Aaaand we again deteriorate into another "too fat, too old" discussion. This isn't "Logan's Run." We need somebody over 30 in these films!
     
  14. Bullhead CIty

    Bullhead CIty Jedi Knight star 3

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    *Out of line.*
     
  15. chris hayes

    chris hayes Jedi Master star 4

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    Yeah I could live with Luke Skywalker / Mark Hamill as the only one of the Big 3 returning - I could never live with the Big 3 back but re-cast !
     
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  16. T-R-

    T-R- Chosen One star 5

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    Exactly. That's what I got out of Carrie's "letter" about Leia. She wasn't saying goodbye to the character, she was saying goodbye to the idea that Leia is perpetually in her 20's. The only way we've seen her for 30+years. Leia aged just like Carrie and we'll finally get to see it. She's saying Leia will finally catch up to Carrie.
     
  17. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    Exhibit B of fans who think people have "missed the point of Star Wars movies" just because of one opinion.

    You don't want a old, fat, washed up, insane Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia? You've missed the point of Star Wars movies!

    BS.
     
  18. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Seems a bit like Carrie is trolling us.

    She knows she will always be remembered for doing Leia and largely lives off that, she openly admits her personal life is a mess and Leia lives on as she is despite that. She openly makes fun of herself while on the whole praising Leia despite not really getting what her whole deal was (it was known the actors back then didn't really "get" Star Wars and besides Sir Alec generally thought it was crap).

    It's entirely possible given how much she acknowledges the character's significance in her life that she would agree to do it all again. At the same time she is admitting she is not past letting one character dictate her life and she can move on to other things. She doesn't need Leia anymore, that doesn't mean she won't be Leia again.
     
  19. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd Hand of the Mod Squad and Enforcer of the Realm star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I tend to think Carrie's letter was done for self-help reasons, almost resigning herself to fact that she may be in the ST.
     
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  20. Fleab88

    Fleab88 Jedi Master star 4

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    No. Discuss the post, not the poster-darth boba
     
  21. Palpatine2016

    Palpatine2016 Jedi Master star 4

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    The Force is bigger than any Jedi.
     
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  22. awesomejedi

    awesomejedi Jedi Knight star 3

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    I'm not sure how seriously I should take it, but it does sound very negative for Fisher in 7.
     
  23. Allana_Rey

    Allana_Rey Jedi Master star 4

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    The whole letter just seems fake to me.
     
  24. FRAGWAGON

    FRAGWAGON Jedi Master star 4

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    Nah. It has her unique voice.
     
  25. appleseed

    appleseed Force Ghost star 5

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    Carrie may very well be relishing the prospect of dragging Leia down to her level. Take THAT, Miss Perfect Princess with your 25 year old body!

    Protip: people get old, even in the GFFA. Where did Han dig up that old fossil?