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Rumor Joseph Gordon Levitt as Han Solo?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Pro Scoundrel , May 13, 2013.

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  1. Pro Scoundrel

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

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  2. GGrievous

    GGrievous Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    How does that even work? Oh wait, JJ is the director. I sense an AU. :p
     
  3. Pro Scoundrel

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

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    I don't believe it for a second, but hey it's news. :)
     
  4. Han Burgundy

    Han Burgundy Jedi Master star 3

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    It's Destiny!!!

    On a serious note, I hope, if there's any truth to this, that they are talking about a Han Solo spinoff, not Episode VII. I spent way too long fantasizing about the return of Snarky Ford to have them pull the rug from under me now. Plus, that would mean they're recasting Luke, Leia, Lando.....

    To a dark place, this line of thought takes us. I sense a plot to destroy the saga.
     
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  5. markdeez33

    markdeez33 Jedi Knight star 3

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    This would have to be for a standalone film or set of young Han Solo movies, detailing his early days as a smuggler.

    No way in hell will Levitt be playing him in Episode 7. How could they even possibly explain that? Everyone complaining about 60 year old Luke speaking to Hayden as a force ghost, I guess your heads would explode off your neck if you saw Hamill/Fisher in scenes with Levitt, LOL.

    It's gotta be for a standalone. If it's for Episode 7, then this movie is going to be an absolute mess. There's no feasible way to incorporate Levitt as Han Solo, in this timeline. Doing alternate universes or time travel or any of that stuff would just be overkill. There's dozens of ways to do this trilogy and an alternate reality is NOT the right way.

    It's obviously gotta be for standalones. If not, to quote Han himself, "I've got a bad feeling about this"
     
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  6. Pro Scoundrel

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

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    Even if it's for a standalone I don't think it's a good idea. He just doesn't say Han to me, and I like JGL.
     
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  7. Vastor

    Vastor Jedi Knight star 3

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    I dont see him as Solo.
     
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  8. StoneRiver

    StoneRiver Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'm not going to take this rumour that seriously, for reasons such as this;

    "However other actors rumored to play Solo include Nathan Fillion, James Franco, Tom Hardy and Ryan Gosling"

    To me, especially with that line, it's all conjecture...

    "According to the Digital Spy "The Dark Knight Rises" actor could play Han Solo in a standalone movie on the character and in Episode 7."

    And that line says nonsensical silliness 8-}
     
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  9. sethg

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    i'm the most ridiculous JGL fanboy you'll probably ever come across (i joined tumblr just so i could follow him) but i can't see him as han solo. he's far too boy-next-door.
     
  10. Crankcase

    Crankcase Jedi Knight star 1

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    Latinopost.com is quoting an article from Eonline that is from November 2012. That's why they think that they're recasting Episode 7. Now we have a definite confirmations that the original cast is returning so treat this as a very old news. :)
     
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  11. BarkingFrog

    BarkingFrog Jedi Master star 2

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    This guy is amazing. With some work, he would be the best option as a young Han Solo. He's an actor, he's got the look, he's got most of the mannerisms down, he would just need a director. Check out his channel; he's done a lot of impressions. He's great!
     
  12. Feng Shui Engine

    Feng Shui Engine Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Harrison Ford was 34 when they shot A New Hope, and JGL is 32 now...so I just don't think he's young enough to be a "young Han Solo".
     
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  13. Han Burgundy

    Han Burgundy Jedi Master star 3

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    No. The #1 rule on recasting a well known role is that you don't do an impression of the previous actor. That guys impression is damn good, but put it in a film and its gonna feel forced, and worse, people are going to feel like they're being tricked. Unfortunately, Harrison's Solo is too iconic to be played any other way than how he played him. Which is why a Solo spinoff is just an all around bad idea.
     
  14. Hopalong Hutt

    Hopalong Hutt Jedi Youngling

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    Thank you for the information .. However, I wouldn't put my pension on it just yet until we have a official confirmation. ;)
     
  15. The Hellhammer

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

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    That guy's impersonation is alright, but the way he speaks some words seems a bit way too forced.
     
  16. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL and thus the episode 7 casting rumors have begun
     
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  17. Echo-07

    Echo-07 Jedi Master star 4

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    I don't think this rumor is for E7. Thankfully.

    I don't like the idea of JGL for Han Solo in a psinoff either. Nor do I like Nathan Fillion or Tom Hardy. It's bad enough that JGL is rumored to be taking Batman and Hardy ruined Rises for me with his stupid voice. I'd hate to see those two especially ruin SW too!

    I know there will probably be a young Han Solo. I also expect that the TV show will have an appearance or two from the scoundrel we all love. I've made my peace with this probability. I'd prefer they pick someone rather unknown though and at least resembles Harrison Ford.
     
  18. chris hayes

    chris hayes Jedi Master star 4

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    Levit could play Solo in a stand alone as he looks young enough to play Solo in his mid 20's but it's the most ludicrous rumour I've ever heard in my life that Levit would play Solo in EP7 - I mean Lucas said if any of the Big 3 don't come back then there character's would be written out besides what are they going to do age Levit to play the role ??? :mad:
     
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    NEVER eat while your reading any post by EETH.[face_sick]
     
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  21. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    Fillion is legit the most overrated person in all of fandom history. I mean where I go *CBM* he is legit fancasted as almost every single role and fans bug him to death with questions like "Will you play Ant man" and they dont take no for an answer. Its insane! Its like him, Jensen Ackles and Ryan gosling are fanboys obsessions. So yeah this is probably fake and just another article made to try to get hits.
     
  22. Echo-07

    Echo-07 Jedi Master star 4

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    Totally agree! Fillion and Joss Wedon are the two biggest fanboy obsessions when it comes to producing fanboy movies. Both are drastically over-rated.

    I tried watching Buffy and Firefly -- couldn't do it. I couldn't watch Firefly because that WAS Whedon's take on Han Solo. It was complete ripoff. And if we want a younger version of Han Solo for a spin-off movie and perhaps TV show appearances do we want a guy that's over 40??? Makes ZERO sense.

    All that said {ranted} I wouldn't mind if Joss eventually directed a SW spin-off. I just don't NEED him to.
     
  23. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

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  24. clone3131

    clone3131 Jedi Master star 4

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    I think what might be going on is JJ may open VII like he did the first Trek. Maybe a 5-10 min montage of events leading up to the main plot of VIi. Showing us what's happened over the last 30 years. So he will cast new actors to play those roles and then maybe those actors will be used in the spin offs.

    Or it's just a load of sh...

    -C
     
  25. Jedi Merkurian

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

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    This topic seems like it would be better dicussed in the casting thread and/or the spinoff thread.
     
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