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Who of today's stars or upcoming actors would you cast as Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa?
vanity | March 7, 2013 | BenLurkin

Posted on 03/07/2013 5:53:43 PM PST by BenLurkin

Many Freepers have been commenting on the most recent Star Wars casting rumors http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2994628/posts.

But one comment gives inspiration for an inquiry.

The gist of it was that Lucas HAS to use the original actors.

But suppose you didn't want to engage in heavy make-up or CGI trickery to present Hammil, Fisher and Ford as youthful characters in their beloved roles.

You are asked to pick some of today's performers to step into their shoes.

So...IF you were to cast Episode VII as though it was picking up where Return of the Jedi left off: Who would you cast ast Han, Luke and Leia?


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1 posted on 03/07/2013 5:53:46 PM PST by BenLurkin
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Link to referenced thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2994628/posts


2 posted on 03/07/2013 5:54:36 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

Who cares?


3 posted on 03/07/2013 5:57:18 PM PST by laweeks
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To: laweeks

I could care less (sic). Much less!


4 posted on 03/07/2013 5:58:22 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: laweeks

I am not interested enough in celebutards to pick any. I wouldn’t hire any that I know of to flip burgers.


5 posted on 03/07/2013 5:58:54 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: BenLurkin

han solo=jackie chan
luke=bruce jenner
Liea=sofia vargara

Weird I know............


6 posted on 03/07/2013 5:59:55 PM PST by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: BenLurkin

Star Wars, the movie that never goes away.


7 posted on 03/07/2013 6:01:10 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: BenLurkin
For Leia, we must apply the Metal Bikini Test. Therefore, Olivia Munn wins in a landslide.


8 posted on 03/07/2013 6:03:13 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: BenLurkin

When Hollywood gests done with it, it’ll be Bill Clinto as Han, with Barry and Hillary as the twins.

The part of Chewbacca is s no-brainer


9 posted on 03/07/2013 6:05:53 PM PST by digger48
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To: digger48

LMAO!!!


10 posted on 03/07/2013 6:08:20 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Future Snake Eater

That’s the spirit!

And a very good start: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1601397/


11 posted on 03/07/2013 6:09:23 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

What is with this infatuation about the actors of anything..? I would rather have unknown actors and capable writers/directors. Actors really don’t make all that much difference to a movie if they are remotely competent.


12 posted on 03/07/2013 6:14:06 PM PST by LastNorwegian
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To: rktman
Sounds like a Sy-Fy channel cast...8^)

sofia vargara is a new name to me. But I'm gald I did a search....

13 posted on 03/07/2013 6:14:11 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: LastNorwegian

I agree.

But it would be difficult to draft a fantasy football team made up on unknown atheletes, yes?


14 posted on 03/07/2013 6:15:35 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Future Snake Eater

As far as I am concerned, Olivia could play all of the parts, even Yoda.


15 posted on 03/07/2013 6:18:50 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

I love Eurasian women.


16 posted on 03/07/2013 6:20:05 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: chris37

I would hit that like the fist of an angry God.

If I were endowed like a horse, I would hit it like the fist of an angrier God.


17 posted on 03/07/2013 6:21:52 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: BenLurkin

Definitely Will Ferrell as Hans Solo.

How about Dakota Fanning as Lukette Skywalker?


18 posted on 03/07/2013 6:36:51 PM PST by randita
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To: BenLurkin

True, but it would be possible to discuss what writers/directors we should want. Or what direction we would prefer the movies to go in. Or the importance/lack of it of special effects, the possibility of political correctness running amok in it etc.

All these ‘what actor’ threads we occasionally see can get a bit shallow. And are somewhat annoying in forgetting the many other people who often have more of an impact on how movies turn out.


19 posted on 03/07/2013 6:48:15 PM PST by LastNorwegian
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To: BenLurkin

Yeah Buddy! LOL!


20 posted on 03/07/2013 6:49:07 PM PST by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: randita

Interesting suggestions.


21 posted on 03/07/2013 7:00:21 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: randita

Interesting suggestions.


22 posted on 03/07/2013 7:00:30 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: randita
Definitely Will Ferrell as Hans Solo.

After what he did to Rick Marshall?
Wouldn't trust him with it.

23 posted on 03/07/2013 7:02:43 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: BenLurkin

I vote for Justin Bieber as Luke Skywalker


24 posted on 03/07/2013 7:06:50 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: BenLurkin

Keria Knightly - Princess Leia

Bradley Cooper - Hans Solo

Chris Hemsworth - Luke Skywalker

Kate Upton or Jennifer Lawrence as Mrs Perdogg


25 posted on 03/07/2013 7:11:33 PM PST by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator, Rand Paul for President in 2016)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/saywhat.wav


26 posted on 03/07/2013 7:17:36 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

Han - Jeff Dunham’s puppet, Walther.

Luke - Willie Nelson.

Leia - The little “No!” Girl on that credit card commercial.


27 posted on 03/07/2013 7:29:28 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: BenLurkin

With the current crop of Communists, Ecoterrorists, and just plain idiots who think that what they say, away from a script means something, no thanks!


28 posted on 03/07/2013 7:34:10 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: BenLurkin

The girl on the top looks deformed.

(I know,I know,I’m envious etc.)Not so .

.


30 posted on 03/07/2013 7:38:44 PM PST by Mears
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To: BenLurkin
Kate Upton as Princess Leia

If Kate Upton isn't available, Nadia Bjorlin

31 posted on 03/07/2013 7:42:08 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: Perdogg

Fun trivia, Keira Knightley played the fake queen (Sabe) in The Phantom Menace. Whenever you see the queen in full makeup along with Padme, it is Knightley playing the fake queen. She was cast specifically because of her resemblance to Natalie Portman.


32 posted on 03/07/2013 7:46:18 PM PST by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: mountn man

Sorry, but Kate Upton is already playing Mrs. Perdogg.....


33 posted on 03/07/2013 7:49:21 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: ConservativeTeen

I did not know that!

http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0052166/


34 posted on 03/07/2013 7:54:23 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
Well I guess that leaves Nadia Bjorlin


35 posted on 03/07/2013 7:56:19 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: mountn man

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/Ooo-eee.wav


36 posted on 03/07/2013 7:59:21 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

Matt Lauria (”Friday Night Lights”) might make a good Luke. Zoe Kazan (Elia Kazan’s granddaughter) is an up-and-coming actress and might pull of Leia pretty well. Shane West is a bit older, but would make a good Han Solo.

Look them up on IMDB. Hey, no one had heard of Mark Hamill either...


37 posted on 03/07/2013 8:09:12 PM PST by Our man in washington
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To: BenLurkin

Why not cast some new and upcoming actors in a new movie with new characters that can be loved and cherished for generations to come. Is Hollywood that bad and or lazy?


38 posted on 03/07/2013 8:12:17 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby
Is Hollywood that bad or lazy

Asked and answered for One Hundred, Alex. < /Trebeck >

39 posted on 03/07/2013 8:20:28 PM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: digger48
How Bill Clinton Sees Himself
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40 posted on 03/07/2013 8:34:18 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: BenLurkin

Chuck Norris as Obi-wan Kenobi, but he would screw up the storyline when he kicks Vader’s butt on the Death Star instead of dropping his guard.


41 posted on 03/07/2013 8:48:42 PM PST by yawningotter
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To: Our man in washington
Luke Skywalker

Leia Organa

Han Solo

42 posted on 03/07/2013 8:56:20 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

All these suggestions of young hotties for Leia. You all forget how Star Wars works. The next trilogy will be set several years AFTER Episode VI.

Han Solo : Harrison Ford
Luke Skywalker : Bruce Willis
Princess Leia : Betty White


43 posted on 03/07/2013 9:24:12 PM PST by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: digger48

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!

DAWG!!!!!!


44 posted on 03/07/2013 9:34:31 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Perdogg; Lazamataz

Definitely Kate Upton...

Good Luck...

Laz is on the hunt


45 posted on 03/07/2013 9:36:38 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: BenLurkin; a fool in paradise
Obligatory product tie-in.


46 posted on 03/07/2013 9:38:01 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: mountn man

Tiffani Amber Theissen’s hotter sister!!!!


47 posted on 03/07/2013 9:39:54 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: tpmintx
Yes, I thought that Episode VI WAS the end of the series.

I'm not familiar with the extended universe. Does something else happen later that would make for an interesting story?

Once the Ewoks finish dancing, is there really anything left to write about?

48 posted on 03/07/2013 11:23:16 PM PST by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: BenLurkin

Tom Cruise, Danny Glover and Jane Fonda. (It is fiction, right?)


49 posted on 03/08/2013 5:24:54 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: boop
I'm not familiar with the extended universe

I read episodes 7-9, years and years ago. Basic concept is that the Empire is broken but some of the pieces are still thrashing around. Eventually what's left of the Empire gets it together, and the "Rebellion" (now in charge) needs to have a big ol' fight and stamp them out. Hijinks ensue.

The only thing that was really memorable about the stories were a couple of the new characters. "Grand Admiral Thrawn"...new big bad guy...and his pet assassin "Rukh".

Otherwise, I thought that the books were pretty repetitive. Lots of the same combat, over and over again. Might translate well to the big screen, who knows.

50 posted on 03/08/2013 6:51:51 AM PST by wbill
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