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Lucas Says Ford, Fisher and Hamill May Return For Next Star Wars 253

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93,000 writes "According to Yahoo, George Lucas has let slip that Han, Leia and Luke will return for the next Star Wars installment. From the article: 'Lucas backtracked, saying, "Maybe I’m not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them." Then he tried to cover his tracks: "I won’t say whether the negotiations were successful or not."'"
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Lucas Says Ford, Fisher and Hamill May Return For Next Star Wars

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  • by Massacrifice (249974) on Thursday March 07, 2013 @09:46PM (#43112111)

    Luke, Han, Lea, Gweedo, hell, they can bring back the goddamn Ewoks if they want, as long they keep George Lucas himself out of the crew, they'll be fine.

    I haven't healed from Howard the Duck yet.

  • oh awesome (Score:4, Funny)

    by smash (1351) on Thursday March 07, 2013 @09:49PM (#43112137) Homepage Journal
    I await the space equivalent of whatever the title of that travesty of an imitation Indiana jones movie was that I wasted $15 on to see in the cinema.
    • I saw this on TV this morning... damn but Carrie Fisher looks older than me. You guys who thought the prequels ruined your childhood...

      • Re:It's a trap! (Score:5, Interesting)

        by CncRobot (2849261) on Thursday March 07, 2013 @10:13PM (#43112297)

        She recently did a special called "Wishful Drinking", which is about her life, where she complained that someone on the internet say she looked like Elton John. She said it wasn't so much that they said it as much as she understood what they meant.

        She is actually pretty funny and it was a pretty good show.

      • Re:It's a trap! (Score:4, Interesting)

        by Abreu (173023) on Thursday March 07, 2013 @11:50PM (#43112841)

        Considering how Carrie Fisher and Mark Hammil look nowadays, the movies should be set 100 years after the Battle of Yavin!

        But seriously, watching them as secondary characters and possibly mentors to a new set of young heroes would be awesome.

        I'd like to see Leia as a tough-as-nails politician in Coruscant, Luke as head of a new Jedi order and Han still flying the galaxy with Chewbacca.

        (yes, I am ignoring the novels and comic canon)

    • I await the space equivalent of whatever the title of that travesty of an imitation Indiana jones movie was that I wasted $15 on to see in the cinema.

      The sad part is that they delayed it all those years because they were waiting for the right script to come along.

      • Well, it was delayed all those years because Lucas kept insisting on putting aliens in the movie, while Spielberg and everyone else refused because aliens in a Indiana Jones movie would be stupid beyond belief.

        I guess Lucas can say they were "waiting for the right script to come along" with a straight face, since that can be loosely translated as "I wanted aliens in the script, Steven didn't, so we had to wait for the right script that made both of us happy"

  • reboot? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by hguorbray (967940) on Thursday March 07, 2013 @09:51PM (#43112149)
    Hopefully this will allow for an Abrams style reboot of the franchise as has been done with Star Trek and pass the torch to new young actors who can hopefully age gracefully for the next 10-15 years...

    now all they need is enough story and character to cover about 7 hours of movie for parts 7-9

    I heard that some of the clone war writers were pretty good -or maybe alan Dean Foster???

    -I'm just sayin'
    • Re:reboot? (Score:5, Informative)

      by trout007 (975317) on Thursday March 07, 2013 @09:57PM (#43112191)

      The Thrawn Trilogy was pretty good.

    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by Anonymous Coward

      zahn trilogy or gtfo

    • by isorox (205688)

      now all they need is enough story and character to cover about 7 hours of movie for parts 7-9

      Why start now?

    • Hopefully this will allow for an Abrams style reboot of the franchise as has been done with Star Trek

      Not possible. The prequels already trashed the franchise. The only advantage Abrams would have is that it would be hard to make it worse.

      • Re:reboot? (Score:5, Funny)

        by ChunderDownunder (709234) on Friday March 08, 2013 @03:22AM (#43113629)

        Following a galaxy-wide financial crisis, Jar Jar Binks goes rogue, demanding the government honour his pension, holding Queen Leia and her consort Han Solo hostage on board a cargo ship. An ageing Luke Skywalker is recalled from Tattoine in pursuit of Binks, piloting a vintage last-millenium Falcon. This rust-bucket hasn't seen a mechanic in 30 years. A malfunction in the hyperdrive creates a temporal vortex. sending the ships of Binks and Skywalker back 60 years to when Obi Wan was still a young man.

        The vortex dumps them in orbit of planet Naboo, where out of the cockpit Luke glimpses his parents Padme and Anakin undergoing a secret wedding. He fires on Jar Jar's ship, which bursts into flame and crashes into the lake retreat, thus killing Jar Jar, Padme and Anakin. Han and Leia are ejected into the lake shortly before impact.

        C3PO and R2D2 are unscathed. Realising the paradox of accidentally killing his parents before conception, Luke exclaims "Nooooooooooooooooo!" immediately before he and Leia's existence is erased from history. Solo emerges from the lake alone.

        And so any recollection of episodes 1-3 are instantaneously erased from the audience's memories thus creating a parallel timeline.

      • Re:reboot? (Score:5, Funny)

        by unitron (5733) on Friday March 08, 2013 @06:35AM (#43114215) Homepage Journal

        "The only advantage Abrams would have is that it would be hard to make it worse."

        Do not underestimate the power of lens flares.

    • by globaljustin (574257) <justinglobal@gmB ... minus physicist> on Friday March 08, 2013 @12:19AM (#43112943) Homepage Journal

      Curse your filthy mouth for saying this:

      "Hopefully this will allow for an Abrams style reboot..."

      JJ Abrams is all hype and money. His concepts are all a tease with no substance. Substance comes of course, but in his projects what we usually call 'plot', 'writing', etc are slapdash afterthoughts. He benefits from the fact that ~60% of the population will watch whatever is playing in theaters that week due to artificial scarcity of film choices.

      I'm not even a Star Wars fanboi...if anything I'll claim to be a Trekkie. If you have any notion of Star Trek as a franchise and why fans like it, the 10 Minute Star Trek 2 trailer that played before The Hobbit should be all you need to see: http://www.ign.com/videos/2012/12/19/star-trek-into-darkness-first-trailer-rewind-theater [ign.com]

      JJ Abrams is shit. That doesn't mean his projects are doomed. In the big-budget studio world, franchises like this become so monolithic it usually prevents stupid shit like Abrams' ridiculous lens flare fetish. Put any random 30-something film buff in his chair and let him bark orders and bullshit concepts for action scenes and you'd get the same result.

      IMHO, Abrams' shit tendencies will *not* ruin Star Wars like they ruined Star Trek. Too many people with money on this understand how shitty Abrams is...

      • IMHO, Abrams' shit tendencies will *not* ruin Star Wars like they ruined Star Trek.

        Of course not, the people responsible for Jar Jar Binks/Episode 1 did.

    • by a_hanso (1891616)

      No no no... have you any idea what happens when you mix light sabers and lens flares?

      • No no no... have you any idea what happens when you mix light sabers and lens flares?

        Well, my theory is that's how Rainbow Brite came about in the 80s...or was that the result of light sabers and LSD?

    • by dbIII (701233)
      Bring on Abrams, he'll deliver the Jedi Mind Meld.
    • by click2005 (921437) *

      Remake it seriously? Has the story not already been told and retold with how many versions on even more formats?
      Everyone will be disappointed with some parts that failed to live up to whatever fanboy expectation they happen to have.

      Instead of pissing away an obscene amount of money on one film that has already been told to death they could make 100 smaller films employing a whole load of writers, actors and crew. Thats a hundred new films that could become the next Star Wars.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 07, 2013 @09:52PM (#43112151)

    What he said was that they may APPEAR in the next film, but what he means is that he's using footage from the first three movies, and digitally recreating them. The human actors will not be involved.

  • Uh, oh... (Score:5, Funny)

    by mrsam (12205) on Thursday March 07, 2013 @09:54PM (#43112171) Homepage

    ... I have a bad feeling about this.

  • by fermion (181285)
    While Fisher seems to have confirmed it. Can't see Hamill has anything else to do. But how much are they going to pay Ford to do the work?
    • by PNutts (199112)

      It had better be at least 12 parsecs because the last I read Harrison Ford for whatever reason was DONE with Star Wars and Han Solo.

      • by rubycodez (864176)

        well of course, the thing ended in 1983 why would Ford wait around for 16 years.....and then it started up again with horrific sequels

    • Re:Ford? (Score:5, Insightful)

      by Miseph (979059) on Thursday March 07, 2013 @10:14PM (#43112311) Journal

      Do you really think they wouldn't be able to afford him? This is a new Star Wars movie being made by Disney, they can and will spend whatever amount of money they need to get whatever it is they want, and they'll still turn a profit even if it sucks.

      • there was a short news blip about this recently on NPR and Ford said he would be willing to have a role in the new movies with the condition that his character dies. whether or not that means being in all three movies is up in the air.. I thinks its a bad idea to bring any of them back.. let jj do what he has to do to reboot the franchise without hamstringing his creativity with old characters and old ideas. if jj wants them.. cool, but don't force him, please!
        • there was a short news blip about this recently on NPR and Ford said he would be willing to have a role in the new movies with the condition that his character dies.

          I thought this already happened in the original trilogy with the corbomite business and all...?

    • Re:Ford? (Score:5, Informative)

      by westlake (615356) on Thursday March 07, 2013 @10:58PM (#43112567)

      While Fisher seems to have confirmed it. Can't see Hamill has anything else to do.

      Mark Hamill has become one of the most successful and sought after vocal talents in the business.

      Film and television animation, video games, audio books and so on. The definitive voice of The Joker.

    • Re:Ford? (Score:5, Informative)

      by ArsonSmith (13997) on Thursday March 07, 2013 @11:22PM (#43112707) Journal

      yea, sure looks like Mark has been sitting on his but for the last 25+ years

      http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000434/ [imdb.com]

    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by jbeaupre (752124)

      So Han Solo didn't sign first?

  • But (Score:5, Funny)

    by JustOK (667959) on Thursday March 07, 2013 @10:11PM (#43112279) Journal

    Did Han sign first?

    • Re:But (Score:5, Interesting)

      by Beardo the Bearded (321478) on Thursday March 07, 2013 @10:40PM (#43112467)

      In the book, everyone else in the cantina starts backing away because they knew how foolish it was to let Han get his hands under the table.

      Everyone else in the story knew that Han was going to shoot Greedo except Greedo. That made his death hilarious. He went after a guy with a bounty without even doing his homework.

  • "I don't own Star Wars any more what are you bothering me for?"
  • Try different characters: Ford as Bob Falfa, Fisher as Jake's ex-fiancée, and Hamill as the Joker
  • I hope the old characters are integral to the plot and don't just appear in a token torch-passing at the start. I'm hoping more like Obi-Wan in the original movie.
    • I hope the old characters are integral to the plot and don't just appear in a token torch-passing at the start. I'm hoping more like Obi-Wan in the original movie.

      With a little trick photography to deal with the height problem, all three of them will get to take turns playing Yoda.

    • by Rary (566291)

      Rumour has it that Ford's deal is a fairly significant part. I'm not sure that he'd be interested in just a cameo, to be honest. He doesn't owe Lucas squat, and has done so much since then that he barely remembers those movies, so if he's on board, it's because it's worth it for him to be on board. Sure, his role won't be as significant as in Crystal Skull, obviously, but he'll get a few action scenes and lots of dialogue, I'm sure.

      I just hope he's still flying the Falcon. It's not a Star Wars movie without

  • Who? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Kozz (7764) on Thursday March 07, 2013 @11:14PM (#43112645)

    Seriously, who the fuck is "Lea"?

    I know it's too much to ask the Slashdot editors to check their work, but how did THAT misspelling make it past how many geeks' eyeballs?

    • by rubycodez (864176)

      funny you'd think there would be a correct spelling in roman letters, for the english tongue, of a name from millions of years ago in a galaxy millions of light-years away. We could mispell it in Aurebesh....

    • My experience is that many geeks are poor spellers, regardless of how ingrained certain words are in geek culture.
  • WIlliam Shatner (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 07, 2013 @11:45PM (#43112815)
    Now that JJ Abrams is directing both Star Wars and Star Trek, can we get William Shatner to play a villain in the new Star Wars movie just for the entertainment value of the fan bases exploding at each other?
    • How about having the Shatmaster play a good guy? "NOOO...OOOO...OOOO...!!!!!"

  • Star Trek, Episode 7 - Depends of the Sith

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 08, 2013 @01:43AM (#43113259)

    "these are not the old farts that you are looking for"

  • What gives? They want to recycle the old quote "When nine hundred years old you reach, look as good, you will not" and put it in the mouth of Solo? For crying out loud, Ford is 70 years old! Hamill is 60 and Fisher 55, in most countries they qualify for retirement. And they should play action heroes?

  • For anyone still interested in Star Wars, Adywan's ESB:Revisited is due out in a couple of months. A preview with comparison to the crappy Blu Ray is here [vimeo.com] (switch on HD).

    One rather impressive changelog [originaltrilogy.com] so far.

    These aren't original preservation attempts, rather new Special Editions or, more accurately, what the Special Editions should have been.

  • by kiriath (2670145)

    Has its work cut out for it if Fisher is going to be in it...

    "Guys we need a filter to make some look like not a fat coke head"

    "We better double the budget"

  • by cstacy (534252) on Friday March 08, 2013 @06:07AM (#43114123)
    The last Star Wars movie was entirely a CGI animated feature-length cartoon. Is there some reason to believe that the sequel movies will be live action, and not CGI? Obviously, if it's animation then the appearance of the original actors is not a factor; they will be voice actors. This is Disney we're talking about, after all.

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