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Discussion Idea for actor to play Han Solo in spinoff -- Harrison Ford (not as crazy as it sounds!)

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Darth Nerdling, Apr 22, 2013.

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  1. Darth Nerdling

    Darth Nerdling Force Ghost star 4

    Mar 20, 2013
    Here's my idea. In 2008, the film "Benjamin Button" did a very good job of making Brad Pitt age in reverse, and that was with 2008 special effects. Tron: Legacy (2010) tried to do the same thing with Jeff Bridges, de-aging him 30 years and the results were okay. I think it'd be awesome if they could do the same thing with Harrison Ford.

    I know that would require de-aging Harrison Ford about 35 years (he's aged well), but computer processing power increases every 18 months, and CGI keeps improving and improving. So, if it's not possible now, I'm sure it soon will be.

    I shared this idea with my wife and and some of her female friends, and they loved it. My wife had pictures of Harrison all over her bedroom walls when she was in high school. It would be an incredible nostalgia trip for her.

    I would just be so psyched if I could see Harrison play his iconic role once again!
  2. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Oct 31, 2012
    Be ready to get psyched in 2015 then! :p
  3. clone3131

    clone3131 Jedi Master star 4

    Feb 11, 2004
    Hi Mom!


  4. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 Porg of New Films & Fan Films star 5 Staff Member Manager

    Sep 20, 2002
    Well... this won't happen. The process of de-aging an actor is very, very difficult, and to make a 70+ year old look like a 30 year old for an entire movie is basically impossible - at least if the character's going to do anything more than just stand around. Also, I seriously doubt Ford would be up to it.
  5. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

    May 25, 2000
    Redundant topic.
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