Rumor: Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher Might Return for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII | Collider
Dunno. Isn't restarting the franchise best served by starting with NO ties to the original. To piggyback them invites comparison, which won't help(in the case of the original trilogy) or can't hurt in the least(as far as the 'prequels'). I get it...bringing back cornerstones guarantees more toy sales, fast food tie ins, etc...but isn't it time someone actually put the cart BEFORE the merchandising horse? If the movies are good, all that other stuff will follow. Even the most terribly jaded SW fan would love to love the franchise again.Quote:
Before we get too far into this, it’s important to note that at this point nobody knows anything, so take the following rumor with the biggest heap of salt possible. That being said, a report at Showbiz 411 claims that Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher will be reprising their roles as Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia. Moreover, the story apparently revolves around the children of the original trilogy’s main characters, as their spawn has been tapped as the new trilogy’s protagonists.
So I watched the Blurays of the old trilogy and I know I'm hardly going out on a limb here but man those movies are plain fun to watch. Halfway through Return of the Jedi I remembered they had added screams of "NOOOO" by Vader as he saves Luke. I was dreading that moment for the rest of the film and it was as awful as I thought. UGH! The other changes didn't bother me much though. It had been a good five-six year or something since I last saw the trilogy and it was a blast. And I was sort of surprised how "short" the movies were, they all clocked in at a hair over 2 hours. Nowadays I'm expecting movies like these to be 2½ hours at the minimum, not having to sit those extra 20 minutes is kinda nice.
i think the only real problem is Harrison... and what a joke he's become