Discussion George Lucas confirms (almost) Big Three return!

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII - Spoilers Allowed' started by Kuestmaster, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. Kuestmaster Jedi Grand Master

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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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 Force Ghost

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

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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  6. Buddha Fett Chosen One

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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.
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  7. krtmd Jedi Grand Master

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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    Not quite, but I think it's going to happen.
  9. Bazinga'd SWC/PT/ Spinoff Manager -Destroyer of Spam

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    George does not joke with things like this.
  10. Bazinga'd SWC/PT/ Spinoff Manager -Destroyer of Spam

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    Agreed
  11. PrincessKenobi New Films Manager of DOOM

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    I'll believe it when I see it.


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  12. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    I second that!

    Coming from Lucas himself, it sounds like it's a done deal!
  13. JainaSoloYJK Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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

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

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

  17. Leias_Left_Bun Jedi Grand Master

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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    Good enough for me
  19. kevmp Jedi Grand Master

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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 Force Ghost

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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.
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  21. phatdude1138 Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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

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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 Force Ghost

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    Yeah..nothing good can come from posting that image...
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  25. The Hellhammer 7SA Forum Interrogator

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