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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #346 on: April 29, 2014, 01:26 PM »
Max Von Sydow FTW!

Brilliant!


Edit: after reading through IMDB, I am pretty impressed with these choices, outside of Driver, who we are stuck with, so whatever.

Great pedigrees for Boyega (Attack the Block) and Gleeson (Deathly Hallows), don't know anything about Oscar or Daisy's prior work though.

Wonder if Serkis will be playing a live action role or some kind of CGI thing?

None of those actors is a young African American female either, so you have to wonder about all that Obi-Wan stuff.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #347 on: April 29, 2014, 01:58 PM »
No Billy Dee... will we get a holo of him sitting on the Falcon's dash?

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #348 on: April 29, 2014, 02:39 PM »
I wonder about Lando as well.  Does this mean he is out, or is this the major character list and other minor characters are still forthcoming.  Maybe he will get a small part.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #349 on: April 29, 2014, 02:45 PM »
Tommy Lee Jones has been recast in that role. Announcement forthcoming.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #350 on: April 29, 2014, 02:51 PM »
I have no idea who any of those people are outside of Serkis, so yay?

And maybe Adam Driver is actually a decent actor when not waist deep in **** written by Lena Dunham. Can't be any worse than Hayden as Anakin.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #351 on: April 29, 2014, 03:50 PM »
Tommy Lee Jones has been recast in that role. Announcement forthcoming.

That would make sense:  the names are kind of similar.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #352 on: April 29, 2014, 03:59 PM »
Jamie Lee Curtis is rumored to play his love-interest.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #353 on: April 29, 2014, 04:01 PM »
Wow.  We actually have some young actors with decent acting chops.  Oscar Isaac was great in the recent Coen Brothers film, Inside Llewyn Davis.  He also worked with Adam Driver in that film.

Domnhall Gleason played Bill Weasley in the last 2 films in the Harry Potter series.  He was also in a recent film called About Time in a leading role.

Daisy Ridley is currently in a series called "Mr.Selfridge" that I've heard some good things about, but not much more than that.

Andy Serkis is a fantastic addition to the cast.  I have to wonder if he's been cast for an onscreen part, or if he's going to be playing a motion-capture character.  He's really excelled in that sort of role following all of his work with Peter Jackson on LOTR and King Kong, as well as his work in Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

I had been hoping to see either Hugo Weaving or Benedict Cumberbatch cast as some sort of Imperial.  But damn, Max Von Sydow?!?! He's got that classic sort of gravitas that actors like Sir Alec Guiness, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee brought to prior films.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #354 on: April 29, 2014, 04:51 PM »
I thought it was Haley Joel Osment was taking over for Billy Dee Williams? 
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #355 on: April 29, 2014, 05:08 PM »
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #356 on: April 29, 2014, 05:12 PM »
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #357 on: April 29, 2014, 08:44 PM »
Andy Serkis is tremendous. Can't wait to see what part he plays. I assume its a mo cap part, but who knows. Very excited for all of this. Good choices all around.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #358 on: April 29, 2014, 08:49 PM »
I just hope that Abrams learned from EP1 and doesn't use Serkis to do a ****** character like Jar Jar.  I'd love to see him as the 'new' Ackbar done in mo cap instead of a mask.  Love his casting and Von Sydow's, however I think the guy is pushing 85, so if they plan on using him for the entire Trilogy they better film all his parts this year!
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #359 on: April 29, 2014, 09:09 PM »
For some reason I'm less concerned with the actors in this thing and more concerned with the story.    After all, TPM had some actors I really loved and was excited about and well... look how that turned out. :P
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