On one hand, I’m really excited to see Luke, Han and Leia back together again, but on the other I’m really nervous, too. This could easily go way, way wrong. Do we really want to see Old Luke? I mean, really? I’m not sure we need to see them in order to legitimize the new trilogy, and if they’re utilized badly, well, instead of legitimizing the new one it might simply tarnish the original trilogy.
Of course, JJ Abrams used Spock pretty well in the new Star Trek movie, so there’s hope he’ll use the gang well in SW 7, buuuut the problem with using Spock was that he so far outclassed everyone else that simply by being so awesome he showed what a comparatively hollow outing JJ’s first Trek was. The new Spock was actually pretty good, and I was surprised by how good McCoy was, but the new Kirk was just terrible and the whole film lacked that great vibe original series possessed. It was simply an empty vehicle for cheap entertainment with awful writing and plotting. I doubt I’ll ever have an urge to rewatch it. But a STAR WARS movie should be endlessly rewatchable. Here’s hoping JJ ups his game for this one. I’m a big LOST fan, and he co-created it, as well as wrote the pilot, which was amazing, so there are positive indications, but there’s also massive room for doubt.
A day doesn’t go by without some quote, rumor, or speculation about the new Star Wars movies, quite often, about the famous trio of main leads.
I am almost ashamed of bringing this little piece of information but hey, journalism is journalism, right?
So today, even though he’s left the franchise behind, George Lucas tells Bloomberg Businessweek that:
“We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison — or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation. Maybe I’m not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them. I won’t say whether the negotiations were successful or not.”
Nice try George…