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Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher are back

For those of you who shuddered at the thought of Disney buying Lucasfilm Ltd. and releasing a new (potentially terrible) trilogy in a couple of years, here's a bit of news that may ease the pain: the original Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo may be back.

George Lucas, the creator of the "Star Wars" trilogies, slipped in a Bloomberg BusinessWeek interview that Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford (the original Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in Episodes IV-VI) will resume their roles in the upcoming trilogy made by Disney.

"We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison -- or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation," said Lucas. "So I called them to say, 'Look, this is what's going on.'"

Lucas stopped a moment in the interview, realizing he probably wasn't supposed to unveil that detail quiet yet.

“Maybe I’m not supposed to say that," continued Lucas. "I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them.

"I won’t say whether the negotiations were successful or not.”

Nice save, Lucas.

The Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm Ltd. (Lucas' film production company) for $4.05 billion USD in late October 2012.

Along with that acquisition came news of a new trilogy, which would be Episodes VII, VIII, and IX. The new trilogy will follow Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo once again beyond "Return of the Jedi," which was Episode VI in the original trilogy.

Episode VII is set to release in 2015.

Another cool factoid about the upcoming Episode VII? It will be directed by J.J. Abrams.

Die-hard "Star Wars" fans accused Lucas of losing his mind over the last decade or so when he created the second trilogy (Episodes I-III) with ridiculous characters like Jar Jar Binks. He also made huge changes to the Blu-ray release of "Star Wars," where Lucas only wanted to keep 25-30 percent of the original theatrical content. The nine-disc set contained new “content” like Darth Vader screaming "Nooo!" in the final battle scene of Episode VI.

Of course, we can't forget a very crucial mistake Lucas made in changing Episode IV: A New Hope -- Han shot first.

Source: Businessweek

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RE: The fact of the matter is...
By TSS on 3/10/2013 12:03:26 PM , Rating: 0
What, the Avengers? I would be very, very depressed if that's the case.

Don't get me wrong, i loved that movie and i had fun. It's awesome to see they are finally able to make "real life" superheroes. And i'd expect the visuals to be top notch in the new star wars as well, with some proper large scale galactic battles and long lightsaber fights similar to the chases in the last james bond movies.

But the story was *shit*. Nothing was explained, it was filled with plotholes, a hulk that can control his anger?! How easy, and how much cooler, would it have been to have the hulk end up on the battlefield somehow, pissed as hell, while the rest must fight off the aliens AND somehow get the hulk to fight the aliens instead of them.

Like i said i had a great time watching but i went into it specifically *not* for the story. And as far as i know, star wars is all about the story. The special effects in the first movies where top notch sure but that's not how the audience managed to sit through hours of talks in swamps, rooms and wherenot. It's because what they had to say was interesting.

[about Coulson's last stand
Tony Stark: He was an idiot.
Steve Rogers: He was doing his job!
Tony Stark: For taking Loki alone, he was out of his league.
Steve Rogers: Is this the first time you've lost a soldier?
Tony Stark: WE ARE NOT SOLDIERS! I am not marching to Fury's fife!
Steve Rogers: Neither am I! He's got the same blood on his hands as Loki. Right now we've got to put that aside and get this done.

And that's supposed to add moral to one of the few emotional deaths in that movie. It would've if captain america gotten mad at tony and told him what of a hero coulson was because atleast he tried to protect against all odds even without any superpowers, and they should learn something from it for the coming battle. Instead, Iron man thinks he's an idiot, Captain america thinks he was just doing his job. And both don't mean it because "aww their sad". When i grew up, superheroes didn't need pity from the audience, and that wasn't too long ago.

Even the prequel star wars movies where better then that. Anakin: Qui-gon shouldn't have gone up against somebody stronger then him. Obi-wan: he was just doing his job.

You really want that?

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