Speculation Poll: Would You See the ST if Luke, Leia and Han were Recast

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Bazinga'd, Jan 14, 2013.

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Would you go see the ST if Luke, Leia and Han were recast?

Yes 70 vote(s) 52.6%
No 34 vote(s) 25.6%
Depends on Who was Chosen to Play the Big Three 29 vote(s) 21.8%
  1. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Apr 13, 2001
    star 6
    I don't think I could do it. Like many have said already, Mark, Carrie and Harrison are Luke, Leia and Han and nothing is going to change that in my mind.
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  2. Lando's Little Maneuver Jedi Master

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    Nov 26, 2012
    star 2
    Honestly I think everyone here will see it regardless of what Disney do.
    Curiosity will get the better of everyone, even if there are reports of it being 2 hours of Justin Bieber recast as Han Solo competing in underground dance contests and occasional drift races.
  3. ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio

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    Mar 26, 2001
    star 6
    I will see it. I just wont see it in the theater and be all excited about it like I would if they had the orginals returning or didnt have those characters in the film at all.

    If they recast, I will wait for rental. That's where I draw the line. But that's really the only line.
    Last edited by ShaneP, Jan 14, 2013
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  4. LunarMoth Force Ghost

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    Nov 27, 2012
    star 4
    I'm not going to cast a vote in the poll because we all know that everyone who is big enough a fan to be a part of a board such as this is going to see the ST regardless of ANYTHING!

    Come on.
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  5. chris hayes Jedi Grand Master

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    Nov 13, 2012
    star 4
    The question is WHY WOULD THEY RECAST ? it would be plainly rediculous :

    1. Why would you re-cast and have another trilogy devoted to the big 3's characters
    2. The big 3 need to pass the torch to the new generation
    3. If re-cast Disney will make less money on the ST "simple as that"
    4. Who the hell could fill those shoe's & who would want to take that responsibility on
    5. I heard a rumour the Mark Hamill , Carrie Fisher & Harrison Ford were still ALIVE
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  6. LunarMoth Force Ghost

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    star 4
    Number 5 sounds a little shakey to me........:p
  7. Lando's Little Maneuver Jedi Master

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    Nov 26, 2012
    star 2
    1. Why would you re-cast and have another trilogy devoted to the big 3's characters
    Because the original cast are too old to continue the story directly post ROTJ, if that is the plan.
    2. The big 3 need to pass the torch to the new generation
    It would be nice but not completely necessary
    3. If re-cast Disney will make less money on the ST "simple as that"
    It would initially be unpopular no doubt but that is pretty well much impossible to predict. Especially if the new films review well.
    4. Who the hell could fill those shoe's & who would want to take that responsibility on
    The OT cast weren't the greatest actors in the world, I'm more than confident that there is a pool of talent that could fill their shoes. Fanboy wrath would be a concern for them though.

    5. I heard a rumour the Mark Hamill , Carrie Fisher & Harrison Ford were still ALIVE
    I can't argue with that.

    I'm not saying this because I want the them recast, I would love to see Mark in the role of Luke again. I'm just saying it wouldn't be the worst thing ever, especially if they did a good job recasting.
    Last edited by Lando's Little Maneuver, Jan 14, 2013
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  8. DarthApprentice Jedi Grand Master

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    May 17, 2011
    star 1
    I voted yes, as I would still see the movie, but like another poster said, I would be disappointed going into it.
  9. Joe Force Ghost

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    Dec 25, 2012
    star 6
    To all you saying the big three were essential to Star Wars' success - what did y'all think about the PT?
  10. ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio

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    Mar 26, 2001
    star 6
    That's not the argument. Who played Luke, Han, and Leia in those PT films? This is about recasting those roles.
    Last edited by ShaneP, Jan 14, 2013
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  11. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Mar 4, 2011
    star 7
    This 100 percent.

    But yeah, I'll still go see it; as someone else said, I'll probably only see it once as opposed to the repeated theater viewings for all the other Star Wars films except for ROTS (which I saw once, at a discount theater).
  12. Joe Force Ghost

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    Dec 25, 2012
    star 6
    I personally feel a recast is in order. None of the big three aged particularly well (maybe Harrison, but not the other two), and putting them on screen would break the movie more than a recast with actors who can better play the roles. However, I would prefer just not having them in the movie vs a recast.

    Sorry, my mistake. I mis-interprited some of the statements on the first page
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  13. ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio

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    Mar 26, 2001
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    Yeah, I dont think people are arguing the validity of the prequels to the success of SW at all. I think most of us *No* votes were just saying those actors are those roles. They were essential to those characters. Not essential to the success of SW overall.

    I'm with you about not having them in the films if they're thinking of recasting. It will fracture the community more than anything I could imagine.
  14. chris hayes Jedi Grand Master

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    Nov 13, 2012
    star 4

    1. I don't believe they will have another trilogy focusing on the Luke , Leia , Han characters & I know there to old to play them 1-20 years after Jedi but from all the rumours & talk floating around the ST will be set 30-40 yrs after Jedi thus no need to re-cast but have the big 3 in smaller roles to pass the torch .
    2. Necessary IMHO .... just as Obi-Wan did in EP4
    3. If re-cast it would throw alot of negativity out there & that sways critics so it's bound to have alot of negative reviews
    4. The fanboy wrath would be so bad that these actors would have to go into hiding
    5. Yes they are alive & kicking so no need to recast see option 1 .
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  15. Episode Swag Jedi Master

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    Jan 9, 2013
    star 1
    Like I said in the Carrie Fisher letter topic, I would not mind as long as they picked out the right actors. The actors are not the characters in my eyes when it comes to any kind of play or movie. Especially when it comes to Mark and Carrie these days. They don't look anything like Luke and Leia anymore IMO. Only Harrison has any real resemblance to his GFFA counterpart these days.

    Yes they could use CGI to make the actors look more like how they think an aged Luke, Leia and Han would look like sure. But the thing is they could also do that for any other actor that might be a good fit for the characters.

    I mean come on, Ewan was great as Obi Wan in the prequels as a young guy. In fact he was the best part of the prequels IMO! Who's to say then that they can't do this in reverse? Have some fine actors take up the mantle of an old Luke, Leia and Han? It's not exactly impossible, heck it happened already.

    Now don't get me wrong, if Mark, Carrie and Harrison are willing to do this, then yes that would be the best way to go of course. It's just that I'm not gonna cry in my sleep if Mark, Carrie and Harrison don't return. As long as the new guys play them right!

    Well, I guess that's not entirely true. I would cry in my sleep if they got worse actors to play them. Or play them incorrectly, which is also something that has happened before. Why Hayden? Why?!
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  16. Ichor_Razor Force Ghost

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    Nov 6, 2004
    star 3
    I said it before & i'll say it again: Yes, so long as they're good in their roles
  17. startravellerearth Jedi Knight

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    Dec 12, 2012
    star 1
    I don't wanna see Mark give up Luke. He'd be great as a Jedi master.
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  18. Darth Chiznuk PT Trivia Master / Game Host

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    star 5
    I'm really sick of that argument to be honest. Mark and Carrie look perfectly fine to play their roles because despite what some want to believe people do age dammit! Even in the GFFA people can't stay perpetually young and nor should they. My fat a$$ father looks very different from when he was in his 20s and I love him just the same if you can believe it. I'm not saying they shouldn't get in shape but their faces don't need to be CGI'd. That would just be ridiculous.
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  19. CaptainHamYoyo Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 18, 2011
    star 2
    I would refuse to see it, or acknowledge its existence. The Saga would've ended at ROTJ in my mind.

    If they cant get the Big 3 actors back into their roles, it would be better just to not have those characters appear at all. I would at least go see that.
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  20. Episode Swag Jedi Master

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    Jan 9, 2013
    star 1
    Woah there bro I never said I wanted new actors to replace them. You guys are all right in the sense that Mark, Carrie and Harrison should reprise their roles. That absolutely should happen. I'm just not against new actors if and only if Mark, Carrie and Harrison can't be Onboard.

    And as for people aging like that in real life? Sure, you are right about that. But they have to be recognizable at least. I mean really, they don't look at all much like they used to. And no matter what I'm pretty sure there's gonna be some kind of effects to tune up what the heroes look like no matter who plays them.

    And heck I still love my father too even though he's not in his prime anymore.

    We just disagree, not completely. But we disagree. Whatever.
  21. Darth Chiznuk PT Trivia Master / Game Host

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    Perhaps I was a little too strong in my post and I apologize if it offended you. The father remark was really just a joke (although my dad is fat!) However, we definitely do disagree because I think Mark and Carrie look close enough to their younger selves for there to be no problem with them reprising their roles without the use of CGI.
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  22. appleseed Force Ghost

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    Dec 5, 2002
    star 4
    I'd still see it, but I would be kinda bummed. I really think Mark as old man Luke is just too cool a thing to pass up. Carrie and Harrison are just a bonus if they appear...Luke is the must have if they are going with a time line of 30 years after ROTJ or so. If they want to go closer to ROTJ, then they'll have to recast.
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  23. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Nov 20, 2012
    star 7
    I'd much rather have new characters. It would only make sense to recast everyone if it was set 5-10 years after ROTJ.
  24. FRAGWAGON Force Ghost

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    Nov 3, 2012
    star 4
    No, no, and hell no. But I'll never have to worry over it.

    Come on people, get creative. Remake Star Wars the way The Seven Samurai has been redone. The way Kurosawa himself re-interpreted Shakespeare and John Ford's westerns.

    Speaking of which, I'd be very interested in a re-interpretation of Star Wars in feudal Japan.
  25. CT-867-5309 Chosen One

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    Jan 5, 2011
    star 5
    Yeah, I'd still watch it, I'm willing to let them go, my childhood has already been raped so to speak.