« on: October 31, 2012, 01:02 PM »
I think there was a story out there that at one point that the Luke/Emperor confrontation wasn't supposed to happen in ROTJ, but sometime in the sequel trilogy.
As for Ford, Hamill, and Fisher: I had always hoped that when the first rumbling of a "new" Star Wars trilogy started in the 90's, that they would do the sequel trilogy so they could use the original actors. I felt the could do the prequels at any point since the nature of those movies would require new actors anyways. After the PT was completed and Lucas denied ever wanting to make nine (or twelve) movies and Ford saying he would never play Han Solo again, I really wondered if we would see a sequel trilogy while Lucas was still living. My thoughts are going to be controversial to many fans. First, the simple truth is that the EU post ROTJ will have to be nuked. While the Thrawn trilogy is a great set of books, I'm not sure how it would translate to the big screen. If Lucas were ever to make VII thru IX, he never would have gone with an existing story. I want something knew so I can go in not knowing the ending. Additionally, one of your main villains in the Thrawn books is a crazy clone of a Jedi who doesn't even use a lightsaber. You need the good versus evil lightsaber battles in a SW movie, and there isn't much of that in Thrawn. I really think you need a Sith as a villain in a new trilogy. It may trample on Anakin's redemption and sacrifice, but that has already been done in the EU. As for the actors, I personally don't want to see anyone but Ford playing Han Solo. Ford doesn't want to do it, and if Lucas was running the show, I bet Lucas could have gotten Ford to make a cameo. I don't know if Fisher would really be up for three more movies or if we would want her to. I think Hamill is the best bet for a tie to the OT and as many have mentioned, I think he could work in an OT Kenobi-like role. I think the best way to move forward would be to kill off Han and Leia. I know it sounds crazy, but you may actually be able to get Ford and Fisher to make cameos in the beginning of Episode VII and their deaths could be the driving force for the story line of the sequel trilogy. It would give Luke a character building arc as well.