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'Star Wars' Faves Back for Prequel *** Chewbacca RETURNS!!! ***
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Posted on 04/29/2003 5:07:31 AM PDT by sonsofliberty2000

'Star Wars' Faves Back for Prequel

Sun Apr 27,10:15 PM ET

By Sheigh Crabtree

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - George Lucas (news) is bringing back the classic characters Chewbacca the Wookie, C-3PO and R2-D2 for the upcoming "Star Wars Episode III."

The director has already hired actors Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniel and Kenny Baker (news) to reprise their respective roles as sprightlier versions of their characters for the prequel in preproduction.

All three actors have donned costumes in past "Star Wars" episodes, and in the case of Daniel and Baker, the thespians have loaned their voice talents to puppet and motion-control versions of their characters. Lucas has noted in the past that having Baker inside the R2-D2 suit brought "an element of humanity" to the character.

The film, whose full title has not yet been disclosed, is scheduled for a May 25, 2005 release.


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No reports on if Chewie was brought back to rid the galaxy of Jar-Jar.
1 posted on 04/29/2003 5:07:31 AM PDT by sonsofliberty2000
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To: sonsofliberty2000
Breaking News? Sheesh, grow up...
2 posted on 04/29/2003 5:09:48 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: hellinahandcart
Where's Illbay when you need him?
3 posted on 04/29/2003 5:11:33 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: hellinahandcart
I think I got my two posts mixed up:

I meant this post in breaking:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/902327/posts
4 posted on 04/29/2003 5:11:55 AM PDT by sonsofliberty2000 (I believe in life, liberty and the pursuit of all who threaten it.)
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To: sonsofliberty2000
The film, whose full title has not yet been disclosed....

"Star Wars III: We Had To Come Up With A Final Installment"

5 posted on 04/29/2003 5:14:00 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Mr. Avuncular)
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To: sonsofliberty2000
Now maybe if Lucas could bring in some decent writers, the galaxy far, far away could return to some of it's former glory. The prequels have forever dimmed my view of Star Wars.
6 posted on 04/29/2003 5:15:31 AM PDT by LanPB01
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To: sonsofliberty2000; Tijeras_Slim
I think I got my two posts mixed up

Uh huh. Sure. It's easy to mix up posts when you have to do them one at a time.

Confess. You love the Wookie. You think this news is right up there with the Fall of Baghdad.

7 posted on 04/29/2003 5:17:12 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Where's Illbay when you need him?

I never imagined I would find myself thinking that. :)

8 posted on 04/29/2003 5:19:21 AM PDT by Constitution Day (KUNG FLU FIGHTING...that SARS is fast as lightning, and it's a little bit frightening...)
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To: sonsofliberty2000
If there is no character development in this one, then forget it. I cared about Luke, Han and the rest, but the prequels have been all "look at the special effects" and forget that there should be a story with people we care about.

Like LOTR.
9 posted on 04/29/2003 5:22:32 AM PDT by KeyWest
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To: sonsofliberty2000
No reports on if Chewie was brought back to rid the galaxy of Jar-Jar.

Hopefully this will entail finally seeing what happens when a Wookie loses ...

"Mesa Jar Jar. Mesa have Royal Flush, yousa smelly rug have two pair. Mesa win, yousa lose."

"RRRRAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR"

<*twist*>

<*snap*>

<*pop*>

<*crunch*>
10 posted on 04/29/2003 5:51:52 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: sonsofliberty2000
George Lucas (news) is bringing back the classic characters Chewbacca the Wookie, C-3PO and R2-D2 for the upcoming "Star Wars Episode III."

Good, now perhaps if he brings back original writers, like Lawrence Kasdan, he may actually make a movie that doesn't suck.

11 posted on 04/29/2003 5:54:31 AM PDT by montag813
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To: sonsofliberty2000
>>>No reports on if Chewie was brought back to rid the galaxy of Jar-Jar.

God, I hope so.......


12 posted on 04/29/2003 6:15:56 AM PDT by 4mycountry (The wonderful thing about taglines, is taglines are wonderful things......)
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To: LanPB01
I disagree... I think the prequel stories have filled in a lot of holes. I believe the next film will be the biggest Star Wars movie (in terms of sales) ever.
13 posted on 04/29/2003 6:38:56 AM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (When news breaks, we fix it!)
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To: tanknetter
If I may, you left off just one thing. To wit:

<*twist*>

<*snap*>

<*pop*>

<*crunch*>

<*audience is now able to forgive Lucas*>

Dan
14 posted on 04/29/2003 6:43:20 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Tijeras_Slim; Admin Moderator
Is Illbay banned or suspended? It used to tell you if a person was susupended and when they were coming back.
15 posted on 04/29/2003 6:47:05 AM PDT by ChuckHam
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To: ChuckHam; billbears; stainlessbanner
Illbay GONE?!?
16 posted on 04/29/2003 6:48:55 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: BibChr; tanknetter
On a related note, the video game "Obi-Wan" was originally slated to be released for the computer. One of the reasons it was dumped to the X-Box was LucasArts was worried enterprising players would figure out how to insert Jar Jar into the game. Instead of the usual enemies, the protagonist (presumably Obi-Wan) would fight nothing but Jar Jar.

Then again, I'm the guy who thinks the script for Episode 3 should be one page long:

"Obi-Wan and Anakin fight."

"It looks real cool."

"Obi-Wan wins and knocks Anakin into lava pit."

Unfortunately, there are too many loose ends from the last one to make my dream script viable...

MD
17 posted on 04/29/2003 7:06:03 AM PDT by MikeD (Why yes, I AM a rocket scientist!)
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To: MikeD
I could live with that.

Or:

Anakin starts whining, AGAIN.

Amidala gapes at him like a woman coming off a particularly bad drunk. Anakin menaces her with his light saber.

Obi Wan kills him.

Amidala and Obi Wan go off together and raise little Han and Leia.

The Emperor's forces rebuild him as a mechanized zombie, setting the stage for Ep. 4.

The End.

Dan
18 posted on 04/29/2003 7:26:58 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Constitution Day
Well well well. It was only a matter of time! The wheels of justice grind exceedingly fine...
19 posted on 04/29/2003 7:33:22 AM PDT by =Intervention= (so freaking sick of the lies...)
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To: BibChr
audience is now able to forgive Lucas

Not! Have you forgotten about the Ewoks?

20 posted on 04/29/2003 7:40:45 AM PDT by al_c
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To: BibChr
Anakin starts whining, AGAIN.

So, that's where Luke gets it from.

Like father, like son.

21 posted on 04/29/2003 7:42:18 AM PDT by al_c
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To: al_c
Hm, you make good points.
22 posted on 04/29/2003 7:59:04 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: BibChr
<*audience is now able to forgive Lucas*>

I'll admit, seeing Jar-Jar get stomped would make me happy, but Lucas still has much to answer for.

Here's an amusing look at another grievance. :-)

23 posted on 04/29/2003 8:05:24 AM PDT by Charles Martel
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To: Constitution Day
Perhaps he has gone the way of The Cruiser and LLAN-DDEUSSANT, and Titus Fikus. Interesting.
24 posted on 04/29/2003 8:09:57 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: sonsofliberty2000
Why in the heck would you post the f---ing spoiler in your title, dickweed?!?!?!?! Have some f---ing common sense - some of us want to go into this movie spoiler-free!
25 posted on 04/29/2003 8:10:55 AM PDT by GreatOne (You will bow down before me, Son of Jor-el!)
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To: stainlessbanner
The Cruiser and LLAN-DDEUSSANT, and Titus Fikus

Whew! I guess that's nostalgic....

26 posted on 04/29/2003 8:11:19 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Charles Martel
LOL! That was a good laugh.
27 posted on 04/29/2003 8:11:35 AM PDT by al_c
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To: GreatOne
Where's the spoiler? It's old news already. You can even find it on Star Wars.com
28 posted on 04/29/2003 8:14:07 AM PDT by al_c
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To: =Intervention=; stainlessbanner
Not just gone, but totally NUKED!

Curiouser and curiouser.

29 posted on 04/29/2003 8:14:48 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Nasty Little Clique™)
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To: Lunatic Fringe
I believe the next film will be the biggest Star Wars movie (in terms of sales) ever.

No doubt. It will be much darker (nearly all the Jedi are killed) and it will complete the overall story line. How many people have noticed that Staw Wars is about Vader, not Luke? When the series is completed, it will be about the corruption of good intentions. At the risk of a bit of blasphemy, it is the story of what would have happened if Jesus had accepted Satan's temptations.

30 posted on 04/29/2003 8:24:33 AM PDT by js1138
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To: Constitution Day
Not just gone, but totally NUKED!

Curiouser and curiouser.

No kidding. Illbay's last post was 4/24/03 on the Utah polygamist thread. I did not read all the way through in detail, but a quick scan revealed nothing that would cause the axe to fall. Perhaps it was a deleted entry.

Any nominations for the new FR court jester/practice target?

31 posted on 04/29/2003 8:28:16 AM PDT by Charles Martel
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To: Constitution Day
WTF?
32 posted on 04/29/2003 8:31:20 AM PDT by Liberal Classic (Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentis telum est.)
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To: Constitution Day; ChuckHam; billbears; stainlessbanner; drstevej; ksen
Indeed he's gone, but not forgotten.

The notice on his page isn't clear. But it's been more than the usual three days.

He imploded in the religion wars.

33 posted on 04/29/2003 8:31:59 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (HHD, FRM, RFA)
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To: BibChr
Amidala and Obi Wan go off together and raise little Han and Leia.

Outside of the fact that it would be little Luke and Leia, I like your scenario.

As long as Jar Jar gets blown up. Maybe it's just me, but I wanna see the pieces flying.

Here's hoping that unlike Episodes I and II, Episode III will have a plot. Lucas knew what he was doing releasing Episode IV first. We never would've gone for it if he done them all chronologically.

34 posted on 04/29/2003 8:36:47 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (HHD, FRM, RFA)
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To: sonsofliberty2000
Empire Strikes Back was the last great Star Wars movie. All the rest that followed suffered from terrrible scripts and equally terrible acting.
35 posted on 04/29/2003 8:37:56 AM PDT by GunnyHartman
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To: Corin Stormhands
I don't know, I think I'm gonna miss Illbay a little.
After all, who else could belittle and mock a poster as well as he?
36 posted on 04/29/2003 8:47:08 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic
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To: Constitution Day
Wasn't he the one that first voiced that it was OBL that was responsible for the WTC attacks?

IIRC, it was.
37 posted on 04/29/2003 8:58:18 AM PDT by 2Jedismom ('The commitment of our fathers is now the calling of our time')
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To: Corin Stormhands
Outside of the fact that it would be little Luke and Leia....

D'oh!!!

I thought 2 had a pretty cool plot. Cool special effects! Only special effect I found totally implausible was HER falling in love with HIM.

Dan

38 posted on 04/29/2003 8:59:16 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: LanPB01
Now maybe if Lucas could bring in some decent writers, the galaxy far, far away could return to some of it's former glory. The prequels have forever dimmed my view of Star Wars.

I agree completely.
39 posted on 04/29/2003 9:00:17 AM PDT by strider44
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To: BibChr
Cool special effects!

That was one of my problems. I remember how blown away we all were with the first one in '77. But now I and II are more techologically advanced than IV,V and VI. There's a logical reason for the appearance of the movie. But it bothered me that there was more cool stuff in history than the "present."

I also laughed myself silly over the Yoda/Saruman smackdown...

40 posted on 04/29/2003 9:24:46 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (HHD, FRM, RFA)
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To: martin_fierro
The film, whose full title has not yet been disclosed....

"Star Wars III: We Had To Come Up With A Final Installment"

....So George Could Finally Whore Himself Out Completely While Continuing to Not Give A Jawa's Ass About Plot or Story

41 posted on 04/29/2003 9:30:49 AM PDT by ScottinSacto
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To: montag813
Exactly right....but don't count on it. He readopted his franchise baby and doesn't seem to care what the fanbase thinks. Even some of the writers from the novels would be better....except that Chewie was recently killed off in one of them. And Lawrence Kasdan's recent effort with Stephen King's Dreamcatcher almost made me leave the theater.
42 posted on 04/29/2003 9:34:57 AM PDT by ScottinSacto
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To: sonsofliberty2000
Terrible reporting... errors in the article:

1. "bringing back the classic characters Chewbacca the Wookie, C-3PO and R2-D2" - C3P0 and R2D2 have been in all 5 movies... having them in the 6th movie isn't "bringing them back" in the same context as "bringing back" Chewbacca.

2. "to reprise their respective roles as sprightlier versions of their characters" - Chewbacca as "sprightly" - come on now!

3. "Daniel and Baker, the thespians have loaned their voice talents to puppet and motion-control versions of their characters" - R2-D2's "voice" is a bunch of electronic noises - not a voice characterized by an actor.

43 posted on 04/29/2003 9:38:05 AM PDT by So Cal Rocket (God bless the coalition troops and their families)
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To: martin_fierro
"Star Wars Episode III: The First II Were Explensive, Flashy, and Boring Filler"
44 posted on 04/29/2003 9:41:11 AM PDT by BSunday
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To: Lunatic Fringe
I disagree... I think the prequel stories have filled in a lot of holes. I believe the next film will be the biggest Star Wars movie (in terms of sales) ever.

I think it will only totally be clear after the next film, but I don't like how they tried to explain the Force into a chemical steroid contained in the blood. On your second point, I think you are right, but $10 ticket prices accomplish that feat more than the story. And there are now 2 generations of SW fans...the first (classic trilogy) generation is gonna go regardless of how messed up the story is, and the second generation (prequel trilogy) don't know how mediocre it is. Which is my guess at one of the reasons why the classic trilogy isn't on DVD yet.

45 posted on 04/29/2003 9:41:47 AM PDT by ScottinSacto
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To: Constitution Day
to bad for illbay, let's have a pitty party, for that jerk
46 posted on 04/29/2003 9:46:12 AM PDT by vin-one (I wish i had something clever to put in this tag)
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To: GunnyHartman
If not for the blatant attempt at a merchandising tie in with the zipper-backed Ewocks, RETURN OF THE JEDI would have been every bit as good as the first two.

I've not been disappointed with the recent "prequels." I realize my 36 year old mind will never process a new STAR WARS movie the way my 10 year old mind did in 1977.

47 posted on 04/29/2003 9:46:30 AM PDT by okiesap
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To: vin-one
You won't see me shedding any tears.
48 posted on 04/29/2003 9:48:22 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Nasty Little Clique™)
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To: vin-one
to bad for illbay, let's have a pitty party, for that jerk

I wasn't exactly an illbay fan, but I can think of some posters who deserve banning a lot more.

49 posted on 04/29/2003 9:52:46 AM PDT by Hacksaw
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To: sonsofliberty2000
I'd pay good money for a scene in which Jar-Jar rattles on at length, inducing Chewie to grab him by the throat, growl some Wookiee "colorful idioms" (to mix mythologies for a bit) at him for a few seconds, heave him into the Millenium Falcon's airlock, and hit the switch.
50 posted on 04/29/2003 9:53:14 AM PDT by jejones
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