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TFA George Lucas confirms (almost) Big Three return!

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by Kuestmaster, Mar 7, 2013.

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  1. Kuestmaster

    Kuestmaster Jedi Knight star 2

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    “We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison—or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation," reveals Lucas. "So I called them to say, ‘Look, this is what’s going on.’ Maybe I’m not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them.”

    Yay!
     
  2. krtmd

    krtmd Jedi Knight star 4

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    I said this in the Carrie thread, but I think we're ready for the "big whoop-de-do" Disney.
     
  3. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    Lets see go long it is till we get word he was "joking".
     
  4. StoneRiver

    StoneRiver Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    An unofficial "confirmation" straight from the man himself?

    It's looking more and more certain as each day passes
     
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  5. krtmd

    krtmd Jedi Knight star 4

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  6. Buddha Fett

    Buddha Fett Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    The full quote reads:

    "Asked whether members of the original Star Wars cast will appear in Episode VII and if he called them before the deal closed to keep them informed, Lucas says, “We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison—or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation. So I called them to say, ‘Look, this is what’s going on.’ ” He pauses. “Maybe I’m not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them.” Then he adds: “I won’t say whether the negotiations were successful or not.”

    So...not entirely a done deal. Yet.
     
  7. krtmd

    krtmd Jedi Knight star 4

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    IMO, he's backtracking in the interview because he didn't want to spoil Disney's "whoop-de-do". It seems to me they had a script in place and the Big 3 onboard before the sale to Disney, or at least that's how I read the article.
     
  8. TheManFromMortis

    TheManFromMortis Jedi Knight star 3

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    _ _ _ _

    Not quite, but I think it's going to happen.
     
  9. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd The Man / Also Known as Bazinga'd star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    George does not joke with things like this.
     
  10. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd The Man / Also Known as Bazinga'd star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Agreed
     
  11. PrincessKenobi

    PrincessKenobi New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    I'll believe it when I see it.


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  12. HanSolo29

    HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I second that!

    Coming from Lucas himself, it sounds like it's a done deal!
     
  13. Ridley Solo

    Ridley Solo Jedi Master star 4

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    Wow! So we get word directly from George himself that all three are most definitely in negotiations (or at least were). That says a lot, IMO.

    That said I'm not picky about all three coming back. Give me Luke in Jedi Robes holding his lightsaber and training the next generation and I'm happy.
     
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  14. Ryus

    Ryus Jedi Master star 4

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    Lolz at Lucas' backtraking there... seems he forgot he wasnt encharge of it all there for a moment :p
     
  15. DarthBreezy

    DarthBreezy Force Ghost star 6

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    The Bloomberg article that tells the 'whole story' is very enlightening too - and very promising!
     
  16. Vastor

    Vastor Jedi Knight star 3

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    Love it when Lucas says thisLays down the law ! lawman lol

     
  17. Leias_Left_Bun

    Leias_Left_Bun Jedi Master star 4

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    Thank you for the link. That's a great article.

    I have never been more convinced that Mark, Harrison, and Carrie are all signed on already. The parties involved can joke and deny all they want...but I have searched my feelings and I know it to be true.

    I do wonder however, if George won't have "seller's remorse" in a few years down the road.
     
  18. kevmp

    kevmp Jedi Knight star 3

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    Good enough for me
     
  19. kevmp

    kevmp Jedi Knight star 3

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    There has been a lot of backtracking to try and save the surprise...remember when JJ said he wasn't involved a few weeks? It's pretty hard to keep everything a secret now with the advent of social media...things weren't like this when the Prequels were made...
     
  20. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    This is a first, isn't it? From the man himself? Well, that's it then. They're in. We all knew that, anyway, but we never had Lucas himself semi-confirming it, then backtracking.
     
  21. phatdude1138

    phatdude1138 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Some people will only believe an "official" statement from Disney. But I think GL's word is as good as it gets.
     
  22. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    It’s actually a great article. It’s good to hear that he's attending story meetings.
     
  23. Fleab88

    Fleab88 Jedi Master star 4

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    Obviously still not official, but that quote is pretty funny. It's as though George basically realizes halfway through, "Whoops, I wasn't supposed to say this" and does some backtracking by trying to play coy at the end. I honestly feel a little bad for Abrams. here is a man known for secrecy, but people keep blabbing :p
     
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  24. phatdude1138

    phatdude1138 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Yeah..nothing good can come from posting that image...
     
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  25. The Hellhammer

    The Hellhammer Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Hah, cool.
    We all knew it, but still - cool.
     
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