1. Qual Jedi Knight

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    Yes, that's what I'm saying. I'd love the Big 3 to have cameo roles in the ST, but main roles would be increasingly irksome as the trilogy continues. A new story needs new characters.
  2. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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    I think the new characters should be the Solo kids (han and leia have kids), and Luke marries some ginger chick and has kids with her. Ben skywalker is one of them. Anakin Solo would be a cool guy. Name alone. He's named after darth vader-is vader's grandson, yet has solo's last name. And Jaicen solo too.
  3. DamonD Manager Emeritus

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    Well I hope he is up for it as suggested. I'm sure they won't be the leads but it'd be great to see the Solos back.
  4. appleseed Force Ghost

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    None of them need to be the leads, but Luke can fill Yoda's role, Leia can be involved in the Republic as a statesman, and Han can still be the crusty old Pirate. They don't all have to die. Whatever works best for the story, really.

    The huge challenge will be the new hero and the new villain. The pressure on those characters and the actors who portray them will be beyond what even Hayden experienced.
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  5. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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    Kinda like writer's block? Ya know what I mean?
  6. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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    Han Solo turned 70 recently. Old man.
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  7. Jason79 Jedi Master

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    If they at least get Mark, Carrie and Harrison to come back I'll be satisfied.
    Don't give me none of that too old crap either. If Stallone came back for Rocky and Rambo then the Star wars crew can come back as well. Christopher Lee was 80 years old when he did Attack of the clones.
  8. G-FETT Force Ghost

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    I could do without having Han Solo back to be honest. His character was pretty much going through the motions in ROTJ and its hard to see where he could go in the ST.
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  9. TigerCraneFist Force Ghost

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    Wow, that's sexist!
    So Leia was only in the OT because she was young and beautiful? Not because she was a compelling character important to the story?
    The guys (even though Mark has aged worse than Carrie) are ok? Even though they are old and not as attractive as they were thirty years ago?
  10. GargantuanThrillMachine Jedi Master

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    yes. that is why you don't see angela landsbury as leia

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    menopause
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  11. Healer_Leona Scattegories Host. Manager Emeritus

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    Ok, as much as I've been ragging on the big three, the idea of them all coming back, even for Han to only to die is really exciting! It's weird because when I had seen a picture of the slimmer Carrie not to long ago I had joked to a friend that she was getting ready for new SW movie. Never in a million years...
  12. EviL_eLF Force Ghost

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    I'm shocked...never thought I'd hear Ford say he'd be open to the idea...not a done deal yet but WOW!

    I bet he only does it with a death scene as the article mentioned then...
  13. aguywithabiggun Force Ghost

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    Wow-- Harrison Ford is the last original cast member I would've thought open to return.
  14. vypernight Jedi Master

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    I'm surprised but considering Ford doesn't act his age, he should fit in with the movies just fine.
  15. That Bad Huh Jedi Youngling

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    I don't think this should be misrepresented. I'm not saying that the OT people should have no presence in the new films. What I'm saying is that the characters have certain ranges, realistically, and that it may be difficult to find suitable business for the Solo character at age 72.

    Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, aged Jedi sage leading young hopefuls in a quest to save the galaxy? Awesome. Mythic. Star Wars.

    Carrie Fisher as Princess (Queen) Leia, senior statesman guiding the flourishing Republic with a seasoned political wisdom? Great. Gravitas. Makes sense.

    Harrison Ford as Han Solo, the once spice-smuggling pirate who ... ... ... what? Who what? Either a) does something completely out of the realm of what made Han Solo a successful character in the first place, or b) gets pigeonholed awkwardly into a role very much like that of the OT, except now he's 75 and it's not believable in the slightest.

    I'm concerned that this thing is going to become an episode of "Men of a Certain Age" or a Cialis commercial, that's all. There's a reason that "I'm too old for this [stuff]" is a parodied cliche' in Hollywood -- it's because they do that movie with the old guy playing a young man's game a lot, and usually, it's something that ends up worthy of parody.

    If they can find something for him to do that doesn't look silly, then I'm all for it. I just don't know what that is, besides making him into essentially not-Han-Solo.
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  16. Darth Horn Rollo Jedi Master

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    In the OT, Solo's character followed a defined arc. By the end of ROTJ, he was already a former spice-smuggling pirate who had been reformed by friendship and love. My assumption is that Solo will be a grumpy Senator's husband with some dealings on the side (that will be handled lightly). At some point, he will most likely die in some heroic and heartbreaking fashion, probably trying to protect Leia (and maybe some other characters - children/grandchildren?). This will kind of be the inverse of his "rescue" of Luke in ANH. He'll come in to rescue Leia et al at just the right moment and be killed for his interference. Luke, however, will likely die in a major confrontation with the new villain. If I'm correct, Episode VII could be very traumatic for those of us who grew up with Luke Skywalker and Han Solo...
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  17. Yodahasgreenfeet Jedi Master

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    Hollywood is sexist. Name off the top of your head Resident Evil films with old women or any action adventure movies with old women. Weaver started to get old in Alien but she was still young and attractive. In Avatar she wasn't an action star, her avatar was . Guys like to see sexy women doing exciting things . She is an important character and I'd love to see her return . So I don't agree that she is too old or ugly to be in the film. I think that if they have Luke in the movie that Carrie Fisher should be in it too. But I think that Harrison Ford is too high bill and his presence is too much for him to return as han solo.

    She could easily have a part in this film, EASILY. She is an important character but hollywood doesn't cast old women to play action stars often. Hollywood is sexist , look at ROTJ .

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  18. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    I can see Han in Ep7 as someone maybe shoehorned into some political office or as a leader of the Republic's Military but still stuck behind a desk. He longs to go back out and fly the Falcon and be an adventurer as he once was, and that will be his downfall. He had a hand in creating he New Republic, but he was not someone who had a place in it.

    I'm glad the main cast are open to being in the movies, it would bridge the series well if nothing else. I don't rate Hamill much as an actor, but I'm sure even he can do the old Obi Wan kind of role in this series if he wants to.
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  19. Wookiee_Vader Jedi Grand Master

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    To keep Han's old character, he could possibly be involved in some kind of operation to keep the major criminal organisations in line, where he is actually leading such an organisation but is placed there by the NR due to his "experience". If anyone has seen HBO's Rome, something similar to how Vorenus is put in charge of one of the gangs on the Aventine.
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  20. Master_Bumpy Jedi Master

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    I hate to throw cold water on this, but how are they going to write a script, hire a director, get Ford to approve both (after a number of revisions, I'm sure), cast, film and score the movie, then do a year of post production, and get this movie released in May of 2015?

    I think that if Disney's plans involved Ford and the gang, they would have ensured that Lucasfilm had them signed before the deal was done. If I were Iger, I'd have wanted that assurance before spending $4 Billion.
  21. Avnar Jedi Grand Master

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    Solo as a military commander might work ...? Maybe.
  22. The-Eternal-Hero Force Ghost

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    2.5 years is the standard production time for a SW movie. There's plenty of time. The film will appear in 2015. Now that Lucas has moved on, they might release it in June or July.
  23. The Hellhammer 7SA Forum Interrogator

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    I could see Han as elderly General/Admiral commanding a fleet or two, but in a rather unorthodox manner.

    I don't really find it unbelievable that over the course of 40 or so years Han Solo has become more comfortable with his role as Rebel/New Republic leader.
    Why would he have to stay a crusty, gunslinging pirate his whole life?
    People change, and so can Han - and that might not be a bad thing at all.
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  24. Master Hamahiga Jedi Knight

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    Although, small but significant cameo roles could work well with the big three. I don't believe they need to carry the whole move necessarily. The emphasis should be on significant roles. Quality not quantity if you will.
  25. Athiest_knight Jedi Youngling

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    I hope we hear "scruffy nerfhearder" in the ST :p But yeah we all know that everyone is returning. The actors already know and have known...and to that...^:)^