Cast Announced for New Star Wars Film

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    Apr 29, 2014 10:21 PM GMT
    NYT: After months of fan speculation, J.J. Abrams on Tuesday finally switched off the cloaking devices protecting the identities of his “Star Wars” cast members. Seven newcomers and six stalwarts will star in the seventh installment of the space epic, which is scheduled for release in theaters in December 2015.

    The newcomers are John Boyega, a young actor with mostly television on his résumé; Adam Driver, from HBO’s “Girls”; Oscar Isaac, who had a prominent role in the 2013 Coen brothers film “Inside Llewyn Davis”; Domhnall Gleeson, an Irish actor recognizable from the last two “Harry Potter” films; the veteran Swedish actor Max von Sydow; the “Lord of the Rings” star Andy Serkis; and Daisy Ridley, a largely unknown British actress. No information was provided about the characters they will play.

    The returning veterans are Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Kenny Baker (R2-D2).
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    Apr 29, 2014 11:43 PM GMT
    That's interesting that the returning veterans are stars from the original cast.

    Didn't JJ Abrams direct the Star Trek movies??

    I like the Star Trek reboots, but my concern with using the same director is that the two franchises need to stay distinct from one another.
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    Apr 29, 2014 11:46 PM GMT
    The only new actor I know is Oscar Isaac. He's also pretty hot.
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    Apr 30, 2014 12:12 AM GMT
    I think they are counting on J.J. Abrams to modernize Star Wars. Yes, he did redo Star Trek to great critical acclaim.
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    Apr 30, 2014 12:29 AM GMT
    It's not really a reboot. Well, kinda like a semi-reboot like X-Men First Class.
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    May 02, 2014 3:17 PM GMT
    woodsmen saidI think they are counting on J.J. Abrams to modernize Star Wars. Yes, he did redo Star Trek to great critical acclaim.

    Yeah, I'm sure they are. And I enjoyed the Star Trek reboots. I just don't want to the two franchises show up to the dance wearing the exact same dress.
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    May 02, 2014 3:28 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidThat's interesting that the returning veterans are stars from the original cast.

    Didn't JJ Abrams direct the Star Trek movies??

    I like the Star Trek reboots, but my concern with using the same director is that the two franchises need to stay distinct from one another.


    So are you saying they should find a new director?
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    May 02, 2014 3:45 PM GMT
    Erik101 said
    HottJoe saidThat's interesting that the returning veterans are stars from the original cast.

    Didn't JJ Abrams direct the Star Trek movies??

    I like the Star Trek reboots, but my concern with using the same director is that the two franchises need to stay distinct from one another.


    So are you saying they should find a new director?

    I'm sure they've already made their choice. It just seems like a predictable and safe choice. I'm sure I'm more critical than the average fan. I'm nostalgic about the older movies, without necessarily being hungry for more.
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    May 02, 2014 4:42 PM GMT
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    Erik101 said
    HottJoe saidThat's interesting that the returning veterans are stars from the original cast.

    Didn't JJ Abrams direct the Star Trek movies??

    I like the Star Trek reboots, but my concern with using the same director is that the two franchises need to stay distinct from one another.


    So are you saying they should find a new director?

    I'm sure they've already made their choice. It just seems like a predictable and safe choice. I'm sure I'm more critical than the average fan. I'm nostalgic about the older movies, without necessarily being hungry for more.


    I think his interpretation will be exceptional. One thing I like about JJ Abrams is that he doesn't disappoint his audience. I don't think George Lucas would've trusted him to direct these movies if he couldn't deliver.

    I understand what you mean about nostalgic movies but for me, I can't dwell into the comparing/contrasting of old and new movies; otherwise, my choices would be limited.
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    May 02, 2014 4:51 PM GMT
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    Erik101 said
    HottJoe saidThat's interesting that the returning veterans are stars from the original cast.

    Didn't JJ Abrams direct the Star Trek movies??

    I like the Star Trek reboots, but my concern with using the same director is that the two franchises need to stay distinct from one another.


    So are you saying they should find a new director?

    I'm sure they've already made their choice. It just seems like a predictable and safe choice. I'm sure I'm more critical than the average fan. I'm nostalgic about the older movies, without necessarily being hungry for more.


    I would rather they did further prequels and set it in the time of the old republic with completely new characters. That way if these films suck I won't necessarily associate them with the originals because you can't beat the originals!
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    Jul 11, 2015 4:22 AM GMT
    Harrison Ford Makes Surprise Appearance at Star Wars Comic-Con Panel, Says It Was 'Great to Be Back' as Han Solo

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