Star Wars Episode VII thread (cast announced)

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  1. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Announced | StarWars.com

    'Star Wars' Episode VII' cast revealed: Harrison Ford and original stars joined by likes of Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac and Andy Serkis - NY Daily News

     
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    Beat me to it :lol:

    Admittedly I'm not one of those hyper-obsessed Star Wars fans but I'm happy to see the original cast in there, plus Andy Serkis and John Williams composing :yesway:
     
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    R2-D2 had an actor?? WAT
     
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    No one can beep-boop better than Baker.
     
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    Haven't heard of any of the new blood. I kinda like it that way, no expectations to fight against. (Well except Serkis, but... that's different.) It'll be interesting to see how the original cast are getting along, they've gotten quite a lot older after all. I know Hamill as a gravel-voiced voice-over genius now...
     
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    At least it means that they're not going to go CGI crazy with absolutely everything

    Okay so Oscar Isaac i've seen in a few things (most recently Drive) and i like him, he's good. Domhnall Gleeson was Lupin in Harry Potter but other than that i have no clue, they're relatively very uknown actors
     
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    Which is great, IMO. The prequels had lots of big names and ranged from terrible to kinda ok. Never touched the magic of the original trilogy, which had (at that time) little-known actors and focused way more on story and world-building.
     
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    stoked for max von sydow. Awesome villian material in the exorcist, shutter island, minority report, etc as well as some live shakespear performances i think.
     
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    Ming the Merciless in Flash Gordon!
     
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    I just saw von Sydow in "Three Days of the Condor." I haven't seen that in years.

    After seeing Episode 1 in theaters on its first run, I vowed to never see another Star Wars movie unless it first got great reviews. Lucas hasn't managed it yet. On the plus side, the Robot Chicken parody of Episode III got higher reviews than the actual film, so RC for the win!
     
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    I like Oscar Isaac, he's a good actor IMO. The rest I'm not terribly familiar with.
     
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    Also not familiar with most of the newcomers, but I've seen lots of praise for John Boyega for Attack the Block.
     
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    This is going to rule!
     
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    Adam Driver's been rumoured for a while, and I'm really stoked to see that confirmed. Awesome actor, really ....ing funny on Girls.
     
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    Decided to edit the title and make this the "official" Star Wars 7 thread.
     
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    Doesn't John Williams compose everything anyway? Haha.

    Anyway, yeah I'm excited. JJ Abrams seemed to do a decent job with the Star Trek movie. The hardcore fans may not be happy with every decision, but the movies are made to appeal to as wide an audience as possible. In some ways, being a super hardcore fan may be the weakest position to take, as the studio knows that no matter what they do with the movie, the superfans will go see it no matter what. Even if only to complain about it.
     
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    I'm indescribably happy that Andy Serkis is in there. :agreed:
     
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    He's not just funny, he's got a really weird intensity that's unlike pretty much anyone else on TV, to say nothing of his appearance. I think this is a great casting risk to take if they put him in a major role.

    Attack the Block is a really awful movie but John Boyega was one of the least awful things about it. He was pretty much nothing but sullen and wounded for the whole thing, though. I dunno what kind of character they'd use him as here or what his range is.
     
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    Everything wrong with the Star Trek movies was as a result of the atrocious scripts, especially in part 2. I think since they're not hiring the same tardbombs that wrote Star Trek that this has a pretty good chance of being good.
     

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