CT Cast if Disney were to remake the OT

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  1. sluggo1313. Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm sure most, if not everyone, here heard the lastest Forcecast when they did some fantasy re-casting of the (as of none non-existent) Star Wars Remake. I dunno about anyone else but I thought the actors being mentioned and thrown around were pretty........awful choices. I though I'd post my choices for the roles, and wanted to see anyone else had any ideas about who would play these parts if Disney were to remake the OT today (which they aren't, though I would be shocked if it never happens)

    Luke Skywalker - Kit Harington

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    Princess Leia - Emilia Clarke

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    Han Solo - Sullivan Stapleston

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    Obi-wan - Christoph Waltz

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    Lando - Idris Elba

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  2. TaradosGon Manager Emeritus

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    Part of me wants to dismiss this because I feel like Star Wars is one of those films along the same vein as E.T., Jaws, Close Encounters, or Jurassic Park (coincidentally all Spielberg films) that are just classics and should never be remade. I suppose I'll add Terminator and Alien to those so that I feel less awkward about Spielberg-saturation.

    But then again I would have said the same of Tim Burton's Batman or Robocop. And while the prior wasn't "remade" it was rebooted.

    Or classic films like King Kong and Godzilla which got remade. Spider-Man gets remade at the drop of a hat, when not that much time even passed.

    I'd like to think that it would never happen, but you never know. Hopefully I'll be 70 years old by the time I have to worry about it and I can lecture my grandkids for leaving the world in a worse state than it was left to them.

    Hypothetically though, one of the things I think worked for Star Wars, was that at the time most of those actors were relative nobodies, with a couple exceptions. I would hope that they would follow that form, which makes it impossible for me to really think of a list, since the first people that are going to come to mind are well known celebrities.
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  3. CommanderDrenn Jedi Grand Master

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    What. No. Just, no. Remaking Star Wars would be a sin.
  4. Mr. K Moderator Emeritus

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    Casting is already complete.....[IMG]
  5. DARTHKANISS Force Ghost

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
  6. Vthuil Force Ghost

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    I've said this in the past, but I think viewing Star Wars in terms of a conventional remake at all is the wrong way of looking at things. If it's really as "timeless" as most of us would hope, what we should contemplate is more like periodic adaptions. That's certainly a better term for superhero films and shows (although Amazing Spider-Man specifically - while I think technically superior in some ways to the Raimi films - is pretty much a cynically-minded "reboot").
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  7. Mr. K Moderator Emeritus

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    Yes, take Wizard of Oz: there have since 1939 been many adapations of it both on stage and screen- small and large. This years earlier release of Oz being an example. These productions in no way tried to re-do or remake that classic film that has existed for 75 years- it just shouldn't be done and Hollywood seems to understand that. But that doesn't mean there cannot be adaptations of it, which in the end are homages to the 1939 film. SW seems to follow a similar trend- from Muppets to Robot Chicken, there are countless interpretations of SW, but no one would dare try to remake it. And hopefully they never do.
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  8. sluggo1313. Jedi Grand Master

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    Get used to the idea, it will happen sooner or later. And its not a bad thing. Re-doing something that doesn't anything away from the original, and potentially brings more to the table.

    But the point wasn't "They should remake it with these people", more of a fun "IF they were to remake it today, who would you cast".


    First, Hollywood doesn't "undrsetand" that Wizard Oz shouldn't be remade. There was talk of a remake in 2010 with Zemeckis but there were trade mark issues. Disney has wanted to remake the movie it came out, since they tried to get the rights to the story back in 30's. They started (and never finished) an Oz tv show that would have retold much of the story. They did the Muppets Oz, a re-make of sorts, just with the Muppets. Then Oz the Great and Powerful was made because they couldn't remake the original but wanted to jump into the "Oz World". Just because re-makes don't/haven't happened doesn't mean people in Hollywood understand it shouldn't be remade. And second, the 39 Film was a remake of sorts itself, it was the 3rd verison of that book to made into a movie (I believe).

    And like it or not, sooner or later, they most likely will be remade. Just the way things go.
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  9. Mr. K Moderator Emeritus

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  10. TX-20 Force Ghost

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    I will only support a remake if the team behind refuses to release the original films and refers to them as "workprints".
  11. sluggo1313. Jedi Grand Master

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    You can say nope all youwant, it doesn't change the realities of the business and the fact that it will probably happen. I doubt it will anytime soon, but probably in our life times (maybe not in Lucas's)
  12. Mr. K Moderator Emeritus

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    Nuh-uh. I can say 'nope' all I want. You said so.

    Maybe someday....but hopefully I'm long dead by then. I'd rather not be here if this were to happen.
  13. sluggo1313. Jedi Grand Master

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    Why be so closed minded to something before it happens? The re-make could be great.

    As I pointed out the 1939 Wizards of Oz movie was the 9th version of the Wizard of Oz (counting all versions of all the books made). If they had stopped after the first one.

    Oceans 11 was a fantastic re-make. The 1980's version of the Fly. True Grit a few years ago was an amazing movie that was a re-make (was up for best picture). Some movies like the Departed and Magnicifant 7 are makes of movies from other countries.
  14. Mr. K Moderator Emeritus

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    Nope. [face_not_talking]

    I did enjoy the new OCEANS 11. Add CASINO ROYALE to your list of remakes. But none of the above are SW.
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  15. Anakin's Daddy Force Ghost

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    No, no and no. I can take the Prequels. I can take the Clone Wars. I can even take recasting the main characters in Episode 7. But I will SCREAM if they ever reboot the originals.
  16. Team Padme Force Ghost

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    Disney should never remake the films, especially the OT. I'd through a fit if they did. It's not Disney that I have a problem though, it's with remakes! Some remakes are good, but Star Wars just needs to be left alone. Simple as that.
  17. Jetedonne Pur-Pureus Force Ghost

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    Star Wars remake, ha...preposterous...good gosh could you imagine Star Wars being remade in the future? I admit, it could work wonders to cover up for the fact that there's such a small number of "new talents" in Hollywood, though. Among the same 10 people who're currently in every movie, the OT roles could be divided accordingly, and heck, best new actor/actress CGI itself could take over for supporting roles. Honestly, I say it'll never happen out of fear for what could happen. The OT and PT despite whatever flaw one can muster up for either, were the best they could ever be because of the people who took part in it. It should be left alone untouched, like every bit of the historical documents they are...imo.
    Anywho, hypothetically speaking:

    Han: Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy)

    Luke: Charlie McDermott (The Middle)

    Obi-Wan: Ewan McGregor (it's in the future, why not?)

    Lando Calrissian: Charles Michael Davis (The Originals)

    Leia: Dunno...Jennifer Lawrence??

    Anyway, that'll all stay hypothetical, hopefully...even thinking about it in that sense though, and reassigning the roles that've already been established by others...just seemed wrong.
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  18. TaradosGon Manager Emeritus

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    I don't know if superhero films like Spider-Man are the best comparison. Those properties have decades of material to draw on, with various interpretations of the characters even between comics -- such as the main 616 Marvel continuity and the Ultimate Marvel continuity.

    You tell a story of Spider-Man vs. Green Goblin and then go for a reboot, and you can tell a completely different tale with a different villain and different problems for Peter Parker.

    With Star Wars, everything really outside of the Inifinities comics is for the most part one large - constantly being re-written - continuity, really with the 6 films (thus far) being the major plot points of the saga.

    You can't really reboot Star Wars like they did with Spider-Man. You can re-make and tell the same story, but remove Vader or Palpatine as the villain and have a new writer put their own spin on it and it will cease to be recognizable in the same way that Spider-Man is, even if you replace Green Goblin with The Lizard.

    I think the only justification for remaking Star Wars would be if the SFX got to be so, so dated like they were for King Kong that an update is required for modern audiences. Lucas already attempted something of an update with the Special Editions, without remaking the whole thing.

    But even with the original theatrical releases of the Classic Trilogy, IMO those SFX hold up well enough even today. And I think if they've held up this well for this long, they will hold up well enough to be enjoyed 100 years from now.

    I think the closest thing to a remake will be with something like "The Star Wars" line of comics, and should those ever be adapted into a Star Wars film, though I would wager that they won't be, because I don't think there's any real demand for it.
  19. Sith-Mullet Force Ghost

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    This is as far as we should see the thought taken. I don't want Star Wars to become a joke full of members of the Mickey Mouse Club.
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  20. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    As much as I enjoyed the Spider-Man and Batman reboots, I would consider rebooting Star Wars to be a sin on up there with the mere thought of rebooting Back to the Future.

    I'm not saying it won't happen, I'm saying I won't be at the theater. And I hope I won't be in the theater because my ashes have already been tossed over the side of a mountain.
  21. ezekiel22x Chosen One

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    Wait fifteen years. Unknowns for the big four. Ewan McGregor as Kenobi.
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  22. TX-20 Force Ghost

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    Wait thirty years. Cast the best actor for each part. Start them from Episode I with a consistent storyline.
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  23. Vthuil Force Ghost

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    I wish the thought hadn't even been taken that far. There's enough of both lazy "Darth Mickey" jokes and sincere "Disneyfication" hysterics alike; I'd rather we not fuel them.
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  24. Sith-Mullet Force Ghost

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    Ron Jeremy as the Rancor Keeper. :D
  25. JediKnightOB1 Force Ghost

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    I would pay money to see that because it WOULD be funny.
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