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Discussion How big of a role will the original cast have

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by mglover92, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. mglover92

    mglover92 Jedi Knight star 1

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    there has been much speculation about how big of a role the main 3 or 4 will have. Rumor has it that the main original cast could of easily been written off if for some reason they said no. Well this tells me that their roles in the news star wars movies must not be very big at all if they could easily "be written off". To me this kind of sounds really disappointing because it just seems like they might be thrown in there for a couple scenes and then its done....Now I am not saying the whole movie has to be based off the main cast but I would like to see a collaboration of them helping the new cast in fighting whatever evil is ahead and I hope they decide to go this way. What do you guys think?
     
  2. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    Supporting to cameo *depending on the actor and how well he/she is physically, mentally and story wise* roles. I HIGHLY doubt any of the OT will be lead roles.
     
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  3. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Yeah most likely supporting.
     
  4. NoChesterHester

    NoChesterHester Jedi Knight star 1

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    If the newest rumor has any shred of truth, Episode VII is set pretty far into the future after ROTJ. Perhaps 50+ years. I wouldn't expect any more than minor roles if that is true. It would put all of the original cast at around 70 years old.
     
  5. BarkingFrog

    BarkingFrog Jedi Master star 2

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    Don't think it's farfetched to assume Luke will have similar screen time to Obi-Wan in ANH. I really want to see that. Massively wasted opportunity if we don't see Luke pull out the lightsaber one last time.
     
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  6. Jedi Comedian

    Jedi Comedian Jedi Knight star 2

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    Yeah, that's what would feel right to me. Too much of them and they would overshadow the new heroes.
     
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  7. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    This. While I love the OT cast, I dont want this to become some weird "OT cast revival movie" cause lately old action star revival movies have not been good *looks at Arnold, Stallone, the brutal milking of the Die Hard franchise, ect*. Let them be side characters, dont try to force them into being action stars again
     
  8. DARTHSHAME

    DARTHSHAME Jedi Master star 4

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    I have always thought that Luke, Han, and Leia would play supporting roles. However, I would prefer these roles to have some substance. What I fear are perfunctory roles that does not do the Big 3 justice. I admit the recent rumors about a Solo child and grandchild made me cringe. More the grandchild idea.
     
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  9. FatSmel

    FatSmel Jedi Knight star 3

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    This should be pretty obvious. Can you imagine the original cast playing lead roles as their characters in the current state they are in?
    I didn't think so. :p
     
  10. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Absolutely! ;)
     
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  11. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    Option B could be *if they NEED to have the OT as young leads* do what they did with Aubrey Hepburn. Get a look alike actress, then CGI them to look more like the actor. Like this


    Ha....no that would be awful ;)
     
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  12. lord_eidolon

    lord_eidolon Jedi Master star 3

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    Supporting roles. Luke as cautious Jedi Master, Han and Leia as diplomats and parents. Han dies. A torch is passed.
     
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  13. DARTHSHAME

    DARTHSHAME Jedi Master star 4

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    I think we are on the same wavelength.
     
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  14. Leias_Left_Bun

    Leias_Left_Bun Jedi Master star 4

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    As much as I adore the OT cast, I'm very much on board with keeping them in supporting roles only.

    If you look at other films where they tried to introduce new younger characters to breathe new life into a franchise, on the one hand you have films like Star Trek 2 (David Marcus, Saavik), Godfather 3 (Vincent Mancini) and Indy 4 (Mutt) where the new characters just never caught on. On the other hand, you have films like Star Trek Generations or the 2009 Star Trek where the transition to a younger generation did work.

    I think the main difference is in the first group of films, the new young characters were supporting while the old guard carried the film. The audience never had to invest in the new characters, and they didn't. While the latter films made it clear from the get-go that the younger generation was the main focus of the story and the older characters were merely supporting. So the audience was more or less forced to bond with the new characters right away if they wanted to enjoy the story.
     
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  15. chris hayes

    chris hayes Jedi Master star 4

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    The Big 3 will have something like 10-15 min screen time - enough time to have some nostalgia & pass the torch to the new generataion with the possibility of one of them being killed off .......
     
  16. johnrain39

    johnrain39 Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Maybe Han's son could be played by Shia LeBeouf.
     
  17. DARTHSHAME

    DARTHSHAME Jedi Master star 4

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    :( Lets hope the stain of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull stays away from Star Wars. Nothing against Shia, but he needs to stick with the robots.
     
  18. Echo-07

    Echo-07 Jedi Master star 4

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    Han and Leia not so much. In fact they could possibly die about midway through 7. Luke should have a larger role as mentor and sage.
     
  19. Jimstarwarsfan

    Jimstarwarsfan Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I wouldnt see a problem if the OT cast take more screen time in Episode 7, than just breif appearences.I feel this could work nicely to set up the other episodes. I dont mean tht they over shadow the new heroes just build up to them. I really want to see Luke fight as a master Jedi. Could Luke be in all 3 episodes? even if han is killed off earlier, It would be nice to have Luke there.

    What if they do have leading roles? possible but not likely as yet we still have not much that is solid to go on. very exciting...I just can't wait. I really can't.
     
  20. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Size matters not.
     
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  21. Jimstarwarsfan

    Jimstarwarsfan Jedi Padawan star 1

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    What if one of the planets they visit in episode 7 is called Disney world. More big eared CG chractors.:p
     
  22. Echo-07

    Echo-07 Jedi Master star 4

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    That would be disturbing on so many levels.
     
  23. chris hayes

    chris hayes Jedi Master star 4

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    If this happens Star Wars Episode VII will be dead to most people ..........
     
  24. Jimstarwarsfan

    Jimstarwarsfan Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Agree totally! This would be horrible. He actually ruins Tranformers for me. Please don't let this happen, Along with other suggestions of actors etc on other threads. Please keep the new cast also Original as possible like the new films story lines.
     
  25. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    JJ is usually good at casting so I'm not too worried....but if we let studio execs cast movies then most lazy ones would just choose whoever is popular *like J lawrence, that twilight dude, ect*. Here's hoping we actually get good casting :)