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CT So, if you had to cast an ANH remake . . .

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by Tornado Wrangler, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. Tornado Wrangler

    Tornado Wrangler Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Yes, the suggestion itself is blasphemy, I know. I'm not at all suggesting it be done. This is just a hypothetical!! So, in this thought-experiment, old GL didn't sell to Disney, doesn't want to do epVII, etc. Instead, he wants to remake the OT with today's technology. It's going to happen, and there's nothing we can do to stop it. However, he gives YOU the power to pick the cast.

    You get to do two versions: who you fear GL might cast, and who you would cast if they put a gun to your head and made you. Don't worry about the driods or Vader. Jones will still do the voice. In fact, lets keep it simple; just Luke, Leia, Han, Ben and Tarkin. If you think of any others, feel free to throw them in.

    Here's mine. Feel free to criticize as along as you post your own!

    I fear Lucas would do:

    Luke: Shia LaBeouf
    Leia: Anne Hatheway
    Han: Seth Rogan
    Ben: Michael Cain
    Tarkin: Al Pachino


    So I would cast:

    Luke: Jesse Eisenberg
    Leia: Jennifer Lawrence
    Han: Karl Uban
    Ben: Ian McKellen
    Tarkin: Morgan Freeman


    - Ok, the serious ones are really hard. Had trouble finding a believable Luke. Anyway, have fun!
     
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  2. Jarren_Lee-Saber

    Jarren_Lee-Saber Jedi Master star 4

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    Luke: Shia LaBeouf vs Jesse Eisenberg. Both bad, but at least Shia can play the warrior. Jesse can only play one role.
    Leia: Anne Hatheway vs Jennifer Lawrence. Godawful choices both ways. NONE of those please!!
    Han: Seth Rogan vs Karl Uban. Karl Urban HANDS DOWN
    Ben: Michael Cain vs Ian McKellen. I love them both, but I'd rather have Ewan McGregor
    Tarkin: Al Pachino vs Morgan Freeman. Al Pachino would be preferable, but neither of them have a Tarkin presence.

    It seems that with the exception of Karl Urban, your choices would be equally as bad or worse than you "fear" Lucas would do.
     
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  3. Tornado Wrangler

    Tornado Wrangler Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Agreed! It's tough. I guess that's why I'm not a casting director. But hey, did you miss the part when I said, "Feel free to criticize as along as you post your own!"

    Don't hate unless you can create! :)

    Seriously, give it a shot. It's hard!
     
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  4. Jarren_Lee-Saber

    Jarren_Lee-Saber Jedi Master star 4

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    Ok to be fair, most of my irritation stems from your accusation that GL will do a terrible casting, something that he has proven he is VERY good at!

    I'll do my cast soon...and everyone will hate it :p
     
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  5. Tornado Wrangler

    Tornado Wrangler Jedi Padawan star 1

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    You're completely right. I shouldn't have phrased it that way.

    To keep it fun and lighthearted (the way I meant to intend it), let's change it to be your "worst-nightmare cast" and your "dream cast".
     
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  6. Seagoat

    Seagoat PT and Music Section Dictator star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Luke: Hayden Christensen
    Leia: Skyler Grey
    Han: Digitally youthened Harrison Ford
    Vader (body): Arnold Scwarzenegger
    Vader (voice): Ahmed Best
     
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  7. Jarren_Lee-Saber

    Jarren_Lee-Saber Jedi Master star 4

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    Luke: Liam Hemsworth
    Leia: Anna Kendrick
    Han: Hugh Jackman or Jason Statham
    Ben: Ewan McGregor
    Tarkin: Hugo Weaving
    Lando: Peter Mensah


    Bring on the hate. :D
     
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  8. Jarren_Lee-Saber

    Jarren_Lee-Saber Jedi Master star 4

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    If you're gonna cast Hayden as his son, why don't you cast Natalie Portman as the daughter?? Just curious.
     
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  9. Seagoat

    Seagoat PT and Music Section Dictator star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Because I'm a rabid Hayden fanboy for whatever senseless reason and... tbh, I really don't like Portman that much. I mean, she played the role of Padme perfectly, I just am not fond of her.
     
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  10. Tornado Wrangler

    Tornado Wrangler Jedi Padawan star 1

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    That's a good one! I think he would make an excellent Admiral Thrawn as well.
     
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  11. Tornado Wrangler

    Tornado Wrangler Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Ok, So here's my NIGHTMARE CAST:

    Luke: Justin Beiber
    Leia: Miley Cyrus
    Han: Matthew McConaughey (with no shirt, just the black vest)
    Ben: Burt Reynolds
    Tarkin: Christopher Walken (Do a Walken impression in your head of a Tarkin's line!)

    - By the way, not hating on these guys as actors in general (I LOVE Walken), just not to play these parts! -
     
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  12. Jarren_Lee-Saber

    Jarren_Lee-Saber Jedi Master star 4

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    I love Hayden too. But i wouldn't cast him twice ;)
     
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  13. Jarren_Lee-Saber

    Jarren_Lee-Saber Jedi Master star 4

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :p
     
  14. QsAssistant

    QsAssistant Jedi Master star 2

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    I did this in a thread about recasting a younger cast for a movie that takes place a few years after ROTJ. My cast was...

    Luke:
    Topher Grace
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    (Joseph Gordon-Levitt might be a close second)

    Leia:
    Maggie Grace
    [​IMG]

    Han:
    Jensen Ackles
    [​IMG]

    Lando:
    Brian White
    [​IMG]
    (Usher might be a close second)
     
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  15. Seagoat

    Seagoat PT and Music Section Dictator star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Kicker: 20 years later, remake the PT and cast Mark Hamil as Anakin.

    Lol but seriously, I couldn't tell if I was trolling or not there ^)
     
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  16. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Nic Cage and Gary Busey as everyone.
     
  17. Artoo Detoo

    Artoo Detoo Jedi Youngling

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    Never actually thought about that, but here goes:

    Luke: Zac Efron (only for the reason that he bears somewhat of a resemblance to a young Mark Hamill)
    Leia: Emma Stone
    Han: Nicolas Cage
    Ben: Robin Williams
    Tarkin: Jeremy Irons

    This cast probably wouldn't be all that half bad, actually............
     
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  18. Placeholder

    Placeholder Jedi Knight star 4

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    I think that's a pretty good plan for every movie
     
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  19. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Worst nightmare cast:

    Luke: Shia Lebeouf
    Leia: Kristen Stewart
    Han: Bradley Cooper
    Ben: Patrick Stewart
    Tarkin: William Shatner

    My cast:

    Luke: Dane DeHaan
    Leia: Saoirse Ronan
    Han: Garret Hedlund
    Ben: Donald Sutherland
    Tarkin: Christopher Eccleston
     
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  20. Garrett Atkins

    Garrett Atkins Jedi Knight star 4

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    Just don't remake the films.
     
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  21. Chainmail_Jedi

    Chainmail_Jedi Jedi Padawan star 2

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    100% pure opinion, mistakenly presented as fact.
     
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  22. Jarren_Lee-Saber

    Jarren_Lee-Saber Jedi Master star 4

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    Wait what?? Donald Sutherland is exclusively a villain! He cannot play a convincing hero. *shudders*
     
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  23. Jarren_Lee-Saber

    Jarren_Lee-Saber Jedi Master star 4

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    Topher would actually not be bad at all. I like this nomination.
     
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  24. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I disagree. I think he is a wonderful actor who can portray any character convincingly. For me at least.
     
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  25. KilroyMcFadden

    KilroyMcFadden Jedi Knight star 3

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    Anyone in any role who can act. I don't care who it is and what they look like. Luke can be played by a bald paraplegic with a colostomy bag and Ben can be played by a 15 year old girl... don't care, as long as they can act.

    Holy **** am I sick of being embarrassed to take my on the fence friends to modern Star Wars movies.
     
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