Modern day casting

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  1. DarthGyos Jedi Master

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    Over dinner at the Outback last night, an interesting question was brought up, and I want to know your answers.

    If the original trilogy was to be made TODAY, who would you cast in these roles. Money is no object:

    Luke
    "Old Ben"
    Han
    Leia
    Darth Vader


    ~DG~
  2. Padawan915 Force Ghost

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    Tough question Gary

    I'd really need to think about this one.
  3. DarthGyos Jedi Master

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    I think these folks so far:

    Han: Luke Wilson
    Vader: The guy who played Candyman
    Leia: Katie Holmes
    Old Ben: Liam Nisan with make up. Think of the duel on the Death Star.
    Luke:??

  4. Reaper63 Force Ghost

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    Casting Han would be a little difficult for me today, I don't think there is anyone who could pull off a modern Han. Early thirties, that quiet type of tough.

    I'll have to think about the others. I could come up with someone for them.
  5. Padawan915 Force Ghost

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    I was going to say possibly Ed Norton would be a good Han Solo at first, but then I thought again. If Keira Knightley were a few years older, then I'd suggest her for Leia.


    Luke is the hardest though.
  6. BellaSabrina Jedi Master

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    Han: Luke Wilson, good choice.
    Leia: Natalia Livingston (she's in my soap and would be a good Leia!)
    Old Ben: Anthony Hopkins or Sean Connery *laughs*
    Luke: Jonathan Jackson
    Vader: LeBron James.....just kidding!
  7. IfAnakinLikedJazz Jedi Master

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    ha, here's just the first thoughts that came to mind...

    Han Solo: Hugh Jackman
    Old Ben: Ian McKellen
    Leia: Katie Holmes
    Luke: ???
    Vader: ???
  8. buster726 Jedi Master

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    I honestly don't know. I keep thinking about the way Lucas does his casting and he usually chooses people that aren't that reconizable yet... Plus its hard for me to see anyone else playing those roles.
  9. BellaSabrina Jedi Master

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    I had a real hard problem thinking of who would be good for these roles as well.

    Mary Stuart Masterson would be a good Leia too. She kinda reminds me of Carrie Fisher in her younger days.
  10. Jedi_Satimber Jedi Grand Master

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    If Keira Knightley were a few years older, then I'd suggest her for Leia.


    Why???

    Leia is 18...Keira is 18 in RL.
  11. Sith_Wench Jedi Grand Master

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    Jedi_Satimber . . . as usual you are wrong. Luke and Leia are twins and in EP4 Luke is 20 ergo Leia is 20. Get in right, Lightside Boy!
  12. Jedi_Satimber Jedi Grand Master

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    where is it said that they are 20???

    Since Ep. III takes place 19 years before ANH???

    And that the births may or may not happen in the movie...then making the twins 18.

    timeline



    As for the other characters...I was going to say a Russell Crowe-type actor would almost be perfect for Han Solo...but I think Russell is too stiff for the part.

    Maybe a Vin Diesel????
  13. LifeSabre Jedi Master

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    she's in my soap and would be a good Leia


    [face_laugh]










    Get a look at this crazy list guys




    "Old Ben" = Christopher Lambert
    Leia = Sara Michell Gellar
    Vader = Sean Connery
    Han = Pierce Brosnan
    Luke = Jude Law





  14. Jedi_Satimber Jedi Grand Master

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    why does it matter about Vader???


    Unless you are considering the helmetless scene in RotJ.


    But any schlub can play a masked man...and then use James Earl Jones' lines.
  15. Sith_Wench Jedi Grand Master

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    Lightside Boy, where did you get that piece of junk timeline? 8-}
  16. Jedi_Satimber Jedi Grand Master

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    it is the official timeline...so there.


    I still can't think of names for people today to play roles.
  17. BellaSabrina Jedi Master

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    Ant, I like your thinking! I can see SMG as Leia.

    But, I cannot see Vin Diesel as Han Solo. Talk about someone being too stiff for the part!
  18. LifeSabre Jedi Master

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    Yeah he is a lil to stiff



    Han was a very "do whatever the heck i want" guy, not too many actors could convey that attitude in a movie as well as Ford did



    I was thinking and I say that Han solo is pretty much the same role as Indiana Jones just in a different environment....what do u think?
  19. IfAnakinLikedJazz Jedi Master

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    Hugh Jackman + Ian McKellen, kthxbye..

    i also agree with SMG as leia

    you all can find your vader and luke
  20. Jedi_Satimber Jedi Grand Master

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    Action star would be needed for Han Solo, with some Drama acting too...that is why I threw out Vin Diesel.

    I love Sarah Michelle, but no way. Non of the TV Princesses from Buffy, Angel, Dawson's...etc.
  21. Grand Admiral Strife RSA Emeritus

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    how's this:

    Old "crazy" Ben: Christopher Lloyd
    Chewie: computer-generated(a la Monster's Inc)
    Han Solo: Dwayne Johnson(the Rock)
    Darth Vader: Ron Perlman
    Luke: Ashton Kutcher
    Leia: the girl from Starship Troopers, you know...dammit, what's her name? :p

    other roles:
    c-3PO: Brent Spiner
    Tarkin: Ian McKellan
    Wedge: Shawn Williams Scott
    Gen. Dodonna: Michael Caine
    Uncle Owen: Anthony Hopkins
    Aunt Beru: lady that played Aunt May
  22. Jedi_Satimber Jedi Grand Master

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    Strife...you were doing good, until you mentioned Ashton Kutcher.


    NO, NO, NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Dina Meyer (redhead) or Denise Richards (hot, pouty lipped brunette) from Starship Troopers?
  23. DarthGyos Jedi Master

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    Sorry dude, but the ROCK? Would that be considered a composite character- Han and Chewie? lol

    I think of Han is more of a bad-ass that gets in over his head- like Spiderman.

    ~DG~

  24. BellaSabrina Jedi Master

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    Tobey Maguire as Luke. Maybe. Or even Han. He's a stud muffin *laughs*

    Denise Richards as Leia.....no. She's too.....hoochie.

  25. IfAnakinLikedJazz Jedi Master

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    i'm telling you, Hugh Jackman would be a great choice for Han
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