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Josh-da-man 02-05-13 11:41 PM

Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (2015, D: Abrams, S: The casts of Star Trek, Lost, Felicit
 

Originally Posted by slop101 (Post 11567514)
A Jar Jar Binks movie - I know y'all want one!

I'd be interested in "The Passion of the Binks" where he is brutally and graphically tortured for two hours before being killed.

dex14 02-06-13 12:26 PM

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Star Wars fans, admit it: you like scoundrels. And you’re about to get more of them in your life.

Yesterday, The Walt Disney Co. unveiled plans to make a number of spin-off movies set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away — in addition to the post-Return of the Jedi trilogy that had already been announced

Entertainment Weekly has learned details on two of the spin-off projects: A young Han Solo saga, focusing on the wisecracking smuggler’s origin story, and a bounty hunter adventure with Boba Fett at the center of a rogue’s gallery of galactic scum.

Sources close to the projects confirmed this was the direction the development was taking, although they cautioned it’s still very early in the process and, well, the deal could always be altered futher. Lucasfilm and Disney declined to comment on the information.

The Han Solo story would take place in the time period between Revenge of the Sith and the first Star Wars (now known as A New Hope), so although it’s possible Harrison Ford could appear as a framing device, the movie would require a new actor for the lead — one presumably much younger than even the 35-year-old Ford when he appeared in the 1977 original.

The Boba Fett film would take place either between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, or between Empire and Jedi, where the bounty hunter was last seen plunging unceremoniously into a sarlacc pit. Exactly who would play him isn’t much of a complication – in the original trilogy, he never took off his helmet. And in the prequels, we learned he was the son of the original stormtrooper clone, played by Temuera Morrison, who’s still the right age for the part if his services were required.

In addition to bringing back two fan-favorite characters as the leads of their own films, the Han Solo and Boba Fett projects would also allow Darth Vader, in full-on black death-metal gear, to return as a villain, since placing the spin-offs within the original trilogy would mean he is still alive and hissing. That timeline would also open the door for a return from visit with everyone’s favorite degenerate slug-like gangster, Jabba the Hutt.

Walt Disney Co. chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced the existence of spin-off plans yesterday as part of the company’s quarterly earnings report. He said the screenwriters working of the stand-alone films are Simon Kinberg (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Sherlock Holmes) and Lawrence Kasdan (screenwriter of The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark and the filmmaker behind The Big Chill.)

The pair are also involved in the drafting of the new trilogy, with Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3) penning the first of the series, which J. J. Abrams has agreed to direct. That film is scheduled to hit theaters in 2015.

There is no indication who might direct the Boba Fett and Han Solo films if they end up coming to fruition. Joe Johnston, director of Captain America and The Rocketeer, originally designed the armor for Boba Fett and told Screenrant he would like to make a film based around the character. Recently, Robert Rodriguez told MTV he would jump at the chance to make a Han Solo film if it were offered to him — although that seemed more like casual interest than a serious proposal.

The recent novel Scoundrels, by sci-fi author Timothy Zahn, focused on the exploits of Solo in the period between A New Hope and Empire as he set up an Ocean’s 11-type heist of a gangster’s fortune. But sources said it was not the basis for any film currently in the works.

As for other spin-offs, Ain’t It Cool reported Monday that a Yoda-centric film may be in the works, and earlier last month Vulture reported Zack Snyder may create a Seven Samurai-inspired Star Wars spin-off, although the filmmaker later said that was untrue.

Lucasfilm has ramped up its development in recent months under the new leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, who stepped in as co-chair of the company as Star Wars creator George Lucas stepped back and sold the company to the Walt Disney Co.

Kennedy, who has her eighth nomination for the Best Picture Oscar this year as producer of Lincoln, has a long track record of making films that strike a nerve with the original Star Wars generation, among them E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and everything from Gremlins to The Goonies and the Back to the Future movies.

The question now: If these films do happen, who would you cast as a young Han Solo – or should they cast someone as relatively unknown as Ford once was?

stvn1974 02-06-13 12:32 PM

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Shia Labouf as Han Solo or I don't give a shit.

pinata242 02-06-13 12:35 PM

Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (2015, D: Abrams, S: The casts of Star Trek, Lost, Felicit
 

Originally Posted by stvn1974 (Post 11568067)
Shia Labouf as Han Solo or I don't give a shit.

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Drexl 02-06-13 01:14 PM

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Bring on Shadows of the Empire. Christian Bale as Dash Rendar?

TGM 02-06-13 01:28 PM

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the Han Solo prequel sounds great, but will live or die on the casting of the lead role.

rexinnih 02-06-13 01:49 PM

Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (2015, D: Abrams, S: The casts of Star Trek, Lost, Felicit
 

Originally Posted by GuessWho (Post 11567359)
I'd love it if Kasdan wrote a Ben Kenobi movie for Ewan. Ben's been on Tatooine for 10 years now and gets into some trouble... a thankless adventure that ends up saving the planet but leaves the rest of the planet thinking he's a crazy old hermit.

I would see this.

dex14 02-06-13 02:10 PM

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http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansit.../news/?a=73847

RUMOR: FRINGE's John Noble Up For Villain Role In STAR WARS VII?
This is sketchy - basically just the word of one Radio show host - but we haven't had any casting rumors for Star Wars Episode VII yet so what the Hell! On morning radio (Fox FM) in Melbourne Australia, the hosts were discussing yesterday's confirmation of the standalone Star Wars movies when one of them (Jo) said she "has it on very good authority that Aussie actor John Noble will be appearing as the villain". The other host, Matt, queried this but she remained adamant, saying this was definitely for Episode VII and not for one of the standalone movies, before offering to make a friendly wager on the matter. Obviously we have no way of knowing if this is true, and our definition of "good authority" may differ quite a bit from Jo's here, but you never know. Noble did work on the J.J Abrams created tv show Fringe - but of course that could also just be where the (rather lazy) link was made for the rumor to spring from. If it did turn out to be true and he was to play the villain, how would it go down with you guys? Thanks to Natalia Romanov for the heads up.

It's like...they're listening to everything we're saying...and want...

Shannon Nutt 02-06-13 02:18 PM

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I think Joseph Gordon-Levitt would make a great "young" Han Solo.

redrum 02-06-13 02:25 PM

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John Noble is the shit point blank period

B.A. 02-06-13 02:26 PM

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I'd be fine w/ the entire "Fringe" cast heading up the sequels.

Guru Askew 02-06-13 02:27 PM

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This guy I know wanted Jonathan Taylor Thomas to play a young Han Solo back during the days of rampant PT speculation.

Same guy also thought Malcolm in the Middle was better than Seinfeld.

dex14 02-06-13 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt (Post 11568250)
I think Joseph Gordon-Levitt would make a great "young" Han Solo.

While I dont disagree... I think they should cast a bit younger. I think it'd be best to go with an unknown.

DthRdrX 02-06-13 03:13 PM

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The only spinoff movie I want to see is Yoda go senile on Dagobah.

DthRdrX 02-06-13 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by kgrogers1979 (Post 11567169)
As another poster said, the movies are poorly executed. The novelization does clearly show that Palpatine was superior to both Mace Windu and Yoda.

And to think he dies because a wounded half man/half machine snuck up behind him up and threw him down a shaft.

kgrogers1979 02-06-13 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by DthRdrX (Post 11568352)
And to think he dies because a wounded half man/half machine snuck up behind him up and threw him down a shaft.

Remember Luke tells the Emperor that overconfidence will be his downfall. The Emperor likely did foresee Vader betraying him. However, he was overconfident in his control over Vader and thought Vader would never betray him, so he just blew it off as an erroneous vision.

Deftones 02-06-13 03:33 PM

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Now EW is reporting it's a Han Solo movie and a Boba Fett movie: http://io9.com/5982180/add-a-young-h...vie-rumor-pile

pinata242 02-06-13 03:34 PM

Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (2015, D: Abrams, S: The casts of Star Trek, Lost, Felicit
 

Originally Posted by Deftones (Post 11568373)
Now EW is reporting it's a Han Solo movie and a Boba Fett movie: http://io9.com/5982180/add-a-young-h...vie-rumor-pile

More importantly, who's playing young Lando?

DthRdrX 02-06-13 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by kgrogers1979 (Post 11568372)
Remember Luke tells the Emperor that overconfidence will be his downfall. The Emperor likely did foresee Vader betraying him. However, he was overconfident in his control over Vader and thought Vader would never betray him, so he just blew it off as an erroneous vision.

Yea, I also like how the PT shows various Jedi such as Anakin, Ben and Windu being able to break falls and land safely without dying, yet the Emperor never learned that trick.

pinata242 02-06-13 03:56 PM

Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (2015, D: Abrams, S: The casts of Star Trek, Lost, Felicit
 

Originally Posted by DthRdrX (Post 11568395)
Yea, I also like how the PT shows various Jedi such as Anakin, Ben and Windu being able to break falls and land safely without dying, yet the Emperor never learned that trick.

He might have landed safely... on the heart of energy that powered the Death Star. Such a Negative Nancy!

kgrogers1979 02-06-13 03:58 PM

Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (2015, D: Abrams, S: The casts of Star Trek, Lost, Felicit
 

Originally Posted by DthRdrX (Post 11568395)
Yea, I also like how the PT shows various Jedi such as Anakin, Ben and Windu being able to break falls and land safely without dying, yet the Emperor never learned that trick.

They had something to land on. The Emperor was tossed into what looked like a bottomless pit. There's a difference between falling 10 feet and falling 1,000 feet.

Plus, Windu didn't survive the fall when he was blasted out of the window by the Emperor.

ivelostr2 02-06-13 04:39 PM

Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (2015, D: Abrams, S: The casts of Star Trek, Lost, Felicit
 

Originally Posted by dex14 (Post 11568061)
As for other spin-offs, Ain’t It Cool reported Monday that a Yoda-centric film may be in the works, and earlier last month Vulture reported Zack Snyder may create a Seven Samurai-inspired Star Wars spin-off, although the filmmaker later said that was untrue.

I always thought this would have been a much better idea for episode 1...Qui Gon teaching Obi Wan and a few other Jedis the ropes by taking them to lo-tech outer rim planets and helping locals with the their problems with Mandalorian Raiders....or something along those lines.

But I can't say I'm not worried about Snyder. I don't hate him as much as some of you guys, but I'm not sure this is a good fit...picturing Han on a skiff above the Sarlacc pit, with Boba Fett kicking him in slow motion bellowing,"THIS IS JABBAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!"

Ranger 02-06-13 04:42 PM

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Han Solo and Boba Fett movies still not confirmed yet.

A young Han and Lando flying the Falcon, gambling, smuggling, dodging trouble, would be fun.

A young Boba would be interesting. I guess they'd have to make him the sorta good guy this time. I think the most obvious story to use it Boba going after Black Sun crime lords.

Strevlac 02-06-13 04:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt (Post 11568250)
I think Joseph Gordon-Levitt would make a great "young" Han Solo.

No way. I'm not sure what it is people see in that guy. He's such a non-entity...he has no charisma whatsoever. Plus his character in 500 Days of Summer made me want to repeatedly punch him in the face.

He must have a great agent though because it seems like he's in just about everything that comes out.

Shannon Nutt 02-06-13 04:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Strevlac (Post 11568485)
No way. I'm not sure what it is people see in that guy. He's such a non-entity...he has no charisma whatsoever. Plus his character in 500 Days of Summer made me want to repeatedly punch him in the face.

He must have a great agent though because it seems like he's in just about everything that comes out.

I couldn't disagree with you more. I think he's one of our best younger (albeit in his 30s) actors.


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