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George Lucas Says 'Star Wars' Returns for Hamill, Ford and Fisher Almost Finalized
hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 9:22 AM PST 3/7/2013 by | Jordan Zakarin

Posted on 03/07/2013 4:57:21 PM PST by BenLurkin

Another day, another Star Wars rumor -- though this one is more trustworthy than most.

In a new profile in Bloomberg Businessweek, George Lucas and Disney executives discuss the long road that led to the purchase of Lucasfilm in October. Of particular interest for fans of the movies is the fact that Lucas confirms that he had begun talks with original Star Wars stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford to have them return to the franchise for its new films -- before he had even begun the process of the corporate offloading.

"We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison -- or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation," Lucas told the magazine. "So I called them to say, ‘Look, this is what’s going on.' Maybe I’m not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-dee-doo, but we were negotiating with them. … I won’t say whether the negotiations were successful or not."

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1 posted on 03/07/2013 4:57:23 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

So is Carrie going to come back as Jabba the Hutt?


2 posted on 03/07/2013 4:59:30 PM PST by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: BenLurkin
hmmm....was the Millenium Falcon retrofitted to be handicapped-accessible?
3 posted on 03/07/2013 5:01:00 PM PST by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: BenLurkin

“Star Wars: The Search For Jenny Craig”


4 posted on 03/07/2013 5:10:32 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: ZinGirl

Well it did have a ramp.


5 posted on 03/07/2013 5:12:44 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BenLurkin

Ford is the only one who remembers what its like to act.


6 posted on 03/07/2013 5:13:41 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: mkmensinger

Maybe they’ll film Carrie the way the obese Brando was in Apocalypse Now.

Mostly in shadows.


7 posted on 03/07/2013 5:14:02 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: rwilson99

You had to go for the fat angle. How easy was that.

Me, I was going to go for the crazy angle.

Does that make us both bad people?


8 posted on 03/07/2013 5:14:44 PM PST by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: BenLurkin

They better find Hamill some teeth.


9 posted on 03/07/2013 5:15:01 PM PST by CityCenter (No matter how good your PR is, you can't outsmart the truth.)
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To: rwilson99

“So is Carrie going to come back as Jabba the Hutt?”

It was reported that her boobs were taped down in the fist film to keep her from being too “curvy”.

My guess is that won’t be a problem now......


10 posted on 03/07/2013 5:15:54 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: CityCenter

May the Poligrip be with you


11 posted on 03/07/2013 5:16:49 PM PST by digger48
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To: Howie66

with no gravity in space, those thing flopping around would scare a Mynock


12 posted on 03/07/2013 5:18:36 PM PST by digger48
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To: BenLurkin

You all can crack jokes but this had to be done. Replacing them with other actors wouldn’t work and Carrie Fisher is by no means fat.


13 posted on 03/07/2013 5:19:12 PM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: TheRhinelander

They don’t need those roles at all do they?

It’s not like the Episode VII will pick up right where Episode 6 left off. It can’t UNLESS they re-cast the roles.

Which, now that you mention it. Might not be a bad idea.


14 posted on 03/07/2013 5:21:16 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

This has turned into the ‘Carrie is fat’ thread. LOL Hey, she needs the work.. May the force be with her. Have at it, FReepers!


15 posted on 03/07/2013 5:22:16 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: cripplecreek

Hamill does some pretty good voice acting for cartoons. I was surprised.


16 posted on 03/07/2013 5:23:29 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: TheRhinelander

Good for her. It’s the other two I worry about.


17 posted on 03/07/2013 5:24:35 PM PST by x
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To: BenLurkin
Don't forget that they can make them look as they once did by using the latest computer graphics systems.

Did you see what Bruce Willis looked like in "Surrogates" And that was made 4 years ago, 4 years is pretty far back and the technology is much better now.


18 posted on 03/07/2013 5:25:52 PM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: ZinGirl
was the Millenium Falcon retrofitted to be handicapped-accessible?

Yes. Also, it will keep its left turn signal on throughout the entire movie.

19 posted on 03/07/2013 5:26:01 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: x

Fisher??

Last time I looked she looked like Chaz Bono and had the same kind of politics.

Has she lost some weight and some ugly?


20 posted on 03/07/2013 5:26:50 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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21 posted on 03/07/2013 5:27:14 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

12 years ago, Mark Hamill and Lee Majors were on a couple of episodes of the same show, “Son of the Beach.” Drugs had taken such a toll on Hamill, Majors looked in better shape even being 12 years older and coming back from a heart attack.


22 posted on 03/07/2013 5:28:10 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: GeronL

She’s funny. She’s taken her screwed-up life and used it for other people’s entertainment. That can’t have been easy, but in a way it’s admirable. Better than whatever Mark Hamill has done with his life — better than whatever it is Harrison Ford has been doing lately.


23 posted on 03/07/2013 5:31:03 PM PST by x
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To: GreenHornet

LOL. ah, yes...the Eventual Left. One can only hope Solo will SPEED UP when merging, for God’s sake. “commit, dammit...COMMIT!”


24 posted on 03/07/2013 5:31:20 PM PST by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: BenLurkin

I’ll bet Fisher’s “Princess Leia” poster is still taped to more nerd bedroom ceilings than any other poster.


25 posted on 03/07/2013 5:32:19 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Soylent Green is Boomers)
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To: Bobalu
That film also featured the alluring Rosamund Pike

She really knocked me out in "Die Another Day"

26 posted on 03/07/2013 5:33:11 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
i guess all they really need is her voice, the rest of her can be CG...
27 posted on 03/07/2013 5:33:14 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: BenLurkin

Ruled “not guilty” by the FR jury, no matter what crimes she may commit......


28 posted on 03/07/2013 5:34:06 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: x

What exactly has mark Hamill been doing?

Voicing animation?


29 posted on 03/07/2013 5:37:53 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Chode
Like they had to do with Angelina Jolie in "Beowolf"

30 posted on 03/07/2013 5:39:28 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: GeronL
Tweeting for one thing.
31 posted on 03/07/2013 5:39:44 PM PST by x
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To: BenLurkin
I don't know what happened to Mark Hamill...

...but I'm pretty sure this guy ate him.

32 posted on 03/07/2013 5:41:59 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: BenLurkin; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Wheelchairs in the audience, wheelchairs on the screen. Soundtrack by Gerry and the Pacemakers.


33 posted on 03/07/2013 5:42:23 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: BenLurkin

“You’re all clear, kid! Now let’s blow this thing and make the Early Bird Special!”


34 posted on 03/07/2013 5:42:43 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: x

lol

what an idiot


35 posted on 03/07/2013 5:43:38 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: mkmensinger

star wars 7: the trek to kill jar jar and the ewoks


36 posted on 03/07/2013 5:44:06 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: BenLurkin

It will likely take place right during or after the real fall of the empire. I just hope they don’t destroy the timeline of the books, which I don’t believe Lucas would allow.


37 posted on 03/07/2013 5:47:40 PM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: BenLurkin
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38 posted on 03/07/2013 5:47:55 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BenLurkin
bingo...
39 posted on 03/07/2013 5:50:36 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ZinGirl

It’s in Detroit...on cinder blocks and missing the stereo.


40 posted on 03/07/2013 6:24:19 PM PST by Trod Upon (The Second Amendment acknowledges our inherent right to revolt if tyrannized. It ain't about hunting)
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To: BenLurkin

That is the only way this would even be considered Star Wars.


41 posted on 03/07/2013 6:26:47 PM PST by Sybeck1 (What has the GOP done today to gain your support in 2014?)
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To: TheRhinelander

Whaa?

What, exactly do you define, then, as ‘fat’? “Adj So obese as to alter the phase of the moon”?


42 posted on 03/07/2013 6:39:57 PM PST by SargeK
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To: SargeK

She’s normal, i.e. not anorexicly thin. I saw her on tv not more than a month ago.


43 posted on 03/07/2013 7:27:11 PM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: martin_fierro

Larry Flynt?


44 posted on 03/07/2013 7:35:46 PM PST by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: CommieCutter

Isn’t Hamill the voice of the Joker (animation)?


45 posted on 03/07/2013 7:48:46 PM PST by Kolath
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To: BenLurkin

Since Disney now has control, I hope there are people willing to tell Lucas how stupid and terrible his ideas are. It’s too bad Lucas didn’t sell the company before he ruined the prequels.


46 posted on 03/07/2013 7:50:29 PM PST by Aetius
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To: Aetius
Lucas did indeed mess up all of them after the original.

Disney knows how to make marketable products but I don't have a lot of confidence in their ability to make engaging science fiction.

47 posted on 03/07/2013 7:56:49 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: cripplecreek
Ford is the only one who remembers what its like to act.

That's not true.
Hammill played Christopher Blair in the Wing Commander [game] series (3 & 4 had movie cut-scenes, as well as Prophecy) -- additionally in the 90s show The Flash (DC Comic superhero) he played the Trikster, in which you could see the core of his next role: Joker on Batman the Animated Series. {While that isn't full-out acting, he did a superb job on the voice-acting.}

So he hasn't been utterly inactive.

48 posted on 03/07/2013 8:08:52 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Star Wars VII - Return of the Star Wars


49 posted on 03/07/2013 8:23:44 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: BenLurkin

Bring back Alec!


50 posted on 03/07/2013 8:24:09 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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