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

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  1. Tornado Wrangler Jedi Master

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Jedi Master

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Jedi Master

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Jedi Master

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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 Jedi Master

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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 Force Ghost

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

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :p
  14. QsAssistant Jedi Grand Master

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Chosen One

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    Nic Cage and Gary Busey as everyone.
  17. 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 Force Ghost

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    I think that's a pretty good plan for every movie
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  19. Darth Chiznuk PT Trivia Master / Game Host

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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    Just don't remake the films.
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  21. Chainmail_Jedi Jedi Master

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

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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 Force Ghost

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    Topher would actually not be bad at all. I like this nomination.
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  24. Darth Chiznuk PT Trivia Master / Game Host

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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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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