Update on Star Wars EPVII

I have some good news about SW EPVII , Mark Hamill will be there!!! Though he shares our same worry about what Disney will do:

“It’s all very, very exciting and so unexpected , I think that’s the quality I like about it most – it’s like getting a pair of pants out of the closet you haven’t worn in three years and finding a $20 bill in the pocket. It’s just so unexpected.”

“George wanted to know whether we’d be interested. He did say that if we didn’t want to do it, they wouldn’t cast another actor in our parts – they would write us out. … I can tell you right away that we haven’t signed any contracts. We’re in the stage where they want us to go in and meet with Michael Arndt, who is the writer, and Kathleen Kennedy, who is going to run Lucasfilm. Both have had meetings set that were postponed — on their end, not mine. They’re more busy than I am.”

Mark tells how he is left in the dark about the story line , but he is just as worried as we are:

“I probably learn more from Entertainment Tonight than I do directly from Lucasfilm – like for instance, when George told us he wanted to do the next trilogy, he didn’t tell us it was going to be done for Disney. He saved that little nugget, and I read it online like anybody else.”

“I said to George that I wanted to go back to the way it was, in the sense that ours was much more carefree and lighthearted and humorous – in my opinion, anyway. And another thing I’d want to make sure of is are we going to have the whole gang back? Is Carrie and Harrison and Billy Dee and Tony Daniels, everybody that’s around from the original? I want to make sure that everybody’s on board here, rather than just one. I guess I’ll have to tune into your show to figure out who’s on board.”

“I’m assuming, because I haven’t talked to the writers, that these movies would be about our offspring — like my character would be sort of in the Obi-Wan range ; an influential character. … When I found out  that ultimate good news/bad news joke – the good news is there’s a real attractive, hot girl in the universe; the bad news is she’s your sister – I thought, ‘Well, I’m going to wind up like Sir Alec .I’m going to be a lonely old hermit living out in some kind of desert igloo with a couple of robots.'”

“I hope they find the right balance of CGI with practical effects. I love props, I love models, miniatures, matte paintings — I’m sort of old school. I think if you go too far in the direction of CGI it winds up looking like just a giant a video game, and that’s unfortunate. … If they listen to me at all, it’ll be, ‘Lighten up and go retro with the way it looks.'”

As his opinion on the new SW films coming out (these of which finish the adventure in one film :*( ):

“That’s really smart. Then you’re more like James Bond pictures, where they come out and it’s not an investment of a three-movie arc. … It’s so rich, that universe, in terms of quirkiness and oddball . We would talk about that. We’d go like, ‘That little band that’s playing in the Cantina, what’s their story?! I mean, are they a traveling band? Are they the house band? Who’s their manager?’ They didn’t have names when we first were talking about them. Now they’re called, like, Sy Snootles – they come up with names down the road when they have to name toys.”

Mark expresses his want for a Wookie planet:

“That’s what I would love. You pick the most insignificant little  – there’s this little hawk-beaked character that’s somewhere in Jabba’s palace, I can’t even remember what function he served — but that’s what I would think. You pick something that almost nobody remembers or knows about — and then have a movie about him! You could probably put about 500 different character’s names on a big, giant dart board, throw a dart, and say, ‘Okay, wherever it lands we’ve got to make him the central character.'”

He seems to be excited about this , but he’s 61 . He may save the Star Wars Saga from Disney’s bloody claws. Please Comment , GOD BLESS!

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About tobymacboy

I am a 14 year old Christian and a Classic Games lover. I collect LEGOs and Sonic / Star Wars / Pac-Man video games and merchandise. My favorite games are all the classic Sonic and Pac-Man games.

Posted on 2013/02/22, in Star Wars. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Yeah lets hope MH can straighten Disney on this one.

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