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Han Solo To Reportedly Return For Star Wars VII

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  • New generation? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Joehonkie (665142) on Friday February 15, 2013 @02:38PM (#42913339) Homepage
    Is he going to pass on his legacy to his son, played by Shia LeBoeuf?
    • Re:New generation? (Score:5, Informative)

      by h4rr4r (612664) on Friday February 15, 2013 @02:53PM (#42913585)

      Why is that child allowed to act?
      What movie has he not screwed up?
      He destroyed Indiana Jones, he got more screen time than the hot girl or the robots in transformers, and he still can't act.

      • by SirGarlon (845873)
        Don't hate the playa, hate the game. Bad actors don't ruin movies -- producers who cast bad actors ruin movies. (And it's not Mr. LeBeouf's fault his parents named him Shia!)
        • by h4rr4r (612664)

          That is a stupid statement and you should feel bad for saying it. If you are bad at a job it is immoral to take the position. If it was legal to stab people in the face who made that stupid statement you did I would not since it would be immoral.

          He is over that age of majority and could change his dumb name at anytime.

          • Re:New generation? (Score:4, Interesting)

            by SirGarlon (845873) on Friday February 15, 2013 @04:09PM (#42914865)

            It's a rare individual who would turn down a chance to get fame and fortune for doing a job he's bad at. Especially when the consequences are as mild as a bad movie. I mean, it's not as if the guy is flying passenger airlines or designing tall buildings.

            In other words, if some producer said to me, "Sir Garlon, I will give you a gazillion dollars, lots of babes, sportscars, etc. to be in my movies because you're a natural star, son!" you would have some more bad movies coming your way because I would jump at the chance, and I would choose to believe the producer even though he was lying when he said I didn't suck.

            But I agree with you about the dumb name.

          • by AK Marc (707885)

            He is over that age of majority and could change his dumb name at anytime.

            Not everywhere. Many places, you must have a reason. There are some barriers to name changes to help prevent people from doing bad things under one name, then changing to another to avoid their past. Though, as an actor, he could go by any name he wanted. You don't need a name change to get billing as anything else.

        • by idontgno (624372)
          You give the young man too much credit. The move came pre-ruined for everyone's childhood memory destruction convenience.
      • by xevioso (598654)

        What movie HAS he screwed up? He's actually a fine actor. He brings a certain level of intensity to his roles, sure, but all things considered he's actually quite good. Watch him again in Transformers, which fanboys seem to hate, but which made a sesquipedillion dollars. I found him entirely believable, even if all the rest of the movie was not. I don't get the Shia hate around here.

        • by h4rr4r (612664)

          Either you are intoxicated or that is the best troll I have ever seen.

  • by interkin3tic (1469267) on Friday February 15, 2013 @02:38PM (#42913341)
    But Han shot him first. In the face. Repeatedly.
    • by mvar (1386987)
      And then he shot Jar Jar's dead body. Again. And again. And there was much rejoicing [youtube.com].
    • by Bodhammer (559311)
      "Ohh, maxi big, da Force. Well, dat smells stinkowiff."
    • by perpenso (1613749)

      But Han shot him first. In the face. Repeatedly.

      A clause in the George Lucas / Disney deal prohibits Han from ever shooting first. Lucas insisted. Disney had no objection, characters destined to ride floats down Main St during Disneyland parades are not allowed to shoot first.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    How else is Abrams going to get that whole red matter / time travel loop going so he can reboot the entire franchise.

    Can't wait for the first lightsaber lens flare.

  • I hope they hire Justin Long to be his sidekick.

  • by SydShamino (547793) on Friday February 15, 2013 @02:55PM (#42913623)

    There's a new Death Star being built by the remnants of the trade federation army, being led by a young and brash Jedi (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who's being turned by the haunting apparitions of Emperor Palpatine and Count Dooku. To test their new, fully operational battle station, they use it to blow up Corellia, killing most of the inhabitants. As the Millennium Falcon sweeps in, piloted by Chewbacca and his protegee (Shia LaBeouf), to see if anyone survived, it's hit by a largish rectanguar piece of debris, causing the Falcon to yet again lose its precarious sensor dish. The Falcon sweeps around to see what hit them and pick it up, and they discover that Han Solo survived. He escaped in a Corellian intergalactic-class refrigerator that was flung from the explosion at less than 4 parsecs.

    • by rgbscan (321794)

      Shia LaBooBoos better not be in any of these films. Or any more films period. He sucks so much. I can't stand watching any movie he's in.....

    • In the script I saw there were ewoks in the refrigerator, one had a crystal skull that opened a worm hole that allowed the force ghosts to come back to life.
    • by synapse7 (1075571)
      You forgot to include Zac Efron, and Miley Cyrus could be the next princess.
    • by mark-t (151149)

      ...they use it to blow up Corellia, killing most of the inhabitants

      *MOST* of the inhabitants???

  • Nope (Score:4, Funny)

    by crazyjj (2598719) * on Friday February 15, 2013 @03:02PM (#42913721)

    That's it, I'm out.

    Do not want to see an aging Han Solo sitting in a bar bragging about his glory days and complaining about his jedi bitch ex-wife.

    • Personally, I'm of the exact opposite opinion. If you're gonna do an Episode VII, it has to have Han Solo in it. What I'm unsure of is bringing Harrison Ford back in. He was already a big part of ruining Indiana Jones for a current generation of moviegoers. I don't want to see a repeat performance with Star Wars.

  • I became very disappointed(I was trying to be optimistic) when Disney had c-3po(Poorly costumed) and r2d2 showing up in the disney kiddie shows that my kids watch, and I try to tolerate in the background. I want to say the show was Ant Farm... I thought the angry birds co-branding was as washed out as it could get, I was wrong.
  • First we had the AT-AT and AT-ST walkers. Now I'm imagining something with tennis balls.
  • Han Solo, or Han Solo's dad? It has been quite a while since he was in a Star Wars film, and he isn't really readily recognizable as Han Solo any more. It might be easier to find a younger (or younger-looking) actor to take the role if you want it to make sense and not be a tale of Han Solo's retirement.
    • by SirGarlon (845873) on Friday February 15, 2013 @03:36PM (#42914321)
      Actually, a 70-year-old Han Solo sounds like an interesting character. I wonder where the hero of the rebellion would end up, 40 years later. If the screenwriters have the creativity and freedom to actually develop the character, that is. More likely we'll see a 70-year-old version of exactly the same 30-year-old smuggler, which would be a sad joke.
      • by dwillden (521345)
        What the 70 year old prince consort of the Nation of Aldebran refugees? He's a politician now but his rough edges still crop up from time to time, especially as senility creeps in. He keeps the Millenium Falcon in a local hangar, with a full time crew required to keep it operational. Every few years he flies to Tattoine and finds one of Greedo's releatives to shoot (first of course). He even occasionally tries on a old battered Fedora and pulls out a whip while forgetting which universe he's actually in
      • by Bonker (243350)

        As much as I'd like to see movie versions of Mr. Zahn's 'Thrawn' Triology, a line in 'Return of the Jedi' stands out to me, when Mon Mothma and Admiral Ackbar are discussing the assault on the Forest Moon of Endor.

        I think it's Ackbar who addresses Han as 'General Solo' for the first time and Luke is rather surprised that his friend got promoted while he was busy back on Degobah.

        Imagine, if you will, Ford as the aged, weathered space admiral who's seen it all, from Imperial recruit, to smuggler, to rebel pi

  • by GodfatherofSoul (174979) on Friday February 15, 2013 @03:39PM (#42914399)

    All the over-the-top criticisms about how much George Lucas sucked and how anyone could do a better job and how he's just milking the franchise (6 moves in 30 years and a handful of TV projects?). You're about to get pile drived by reality. You're going to see what it looks like when a corporation REALLY milks a franchise to get their 4 billion back in one CEO terms. You're going to see what a REAL mass-appeal version of Star Wars looks like with Disney-developed child stars and some schmuck producer's pet actress/mistress on the billboard. And, unlike the prequels, you're REALLY going to find out what it feels like to turn your back on a franchise instead of nerd raging about how you will after your last ThinkGeek purchase.

  • by tompaulco (629533) on Friday February 15, 2013 @06:35PM (#42916933) Homepage Journal
    They'll probably have a UFO and some aliens in it.

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