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Bowmani 16-09-2013 12:42

Millennium Falcon back for SW Ep7!
 
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/n...to-return.html

Eddie Badger 16-09-2013 13:05

I would have thought Han Solo would have traded it in for a newer model :)

Johnny Clay 16-09-2013 13:35

Millenium Fanwank.

I get the impression this new SW is going to be one long exercise in such, playing straight into the hands of fawning SW nostalgists.

Wouldn't surprise me if that c*ckend Pegg turns up in it either.

Old.Tallen 16-09-2013 14:05

Oh dear god, Ford, Hammil and Fisher all back as well as the Falcon?

Don't get me wrong, im a HUGE fan of the original trilogy, but this was a chance at a proper franchise regeneration, something new. Maybe its a hat tip cantina scene and nothing substantial? If they are the main focus of the movie, im not sure i have any interrest in watching it.

Cameos, fine, anything more? No thanks!

jenzie 16-09-2013 17:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by Old.Tallen (Post 68700096)
Oh dear god, Ford, Hammil and Fisher all back as well as the Falcon?

Don't get me wrong, im a HUGE fan of the original trilogy, but this was a chance at a proper franchise regeneration, something new. Maybe its a hat tip cantina scene and nothing substantial? If they are the main focus of the movie, im not sure i have any interrest in watching it.

Cameos, fine, anything more? No thanks!

they should give hem SEPARATE stories though .....

solo and chewie going after an "even more powerful" weapon .....

leia training up her children

luke being assigned by the new jedi council to search for "the lost children of the jedi"

Ancient IDTV 16-09-2013 17:21

Wish they'd just leave it alone now. Obviously, they won't, but............:o

Gulftastic 16-09-2013 17:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by jenzie (Post 68703317)

luke being assigned by the new jedi council to search for "the lost younglings of the jedi"

FIFY. We shouldn't ever forget how bad the prequels were.

Thunder Lips 17-09-2013 09:44

Was there ever any doubt??

Brass Drag0n 17-09-2013 10:24

This is news? Really?

Isn't this along the lines of - "Sci Fi/fantasy setting back for Star Wars Episode 7"

I will now put my neck on the line and make my own prediction "Lightsabers back for SW Ep7!"

Trsvis_Bickle 17-09-2013 10:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnny Clay (Post 68699607)
Millenium Fanwank.

I get the impression this new SW is going to be one long exercise in such, playing straight into the hands of fawning SW nostalgists.

Wouldn't surprise me if that c*ckend Pegg turns up in it either.

Chris, there's a thought!:eek:

CELT1987 17-09-2013 18:47

The son of Han Solo will pilot it.

Stansfield 17-09-2013 19:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eddie Badger (Post 68699078)
I would have thought Han Solo would have traded it in for a newer model :)

"It's the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. I've outrun Imperial starships. Not the local bulk cruisers mind you, I'm talking about the big Corellian ships now. She's fast enough for you old man. What's the cargo? "


:cool:

kegsie 17-09-2013 19:51

Fast it may be but Han is getting on a bit now and probably only drives it to Tesco on a Sunday at 20 mph with the hazard flashes on.

f_196 17-09-2013 23:50

As a child of the 90s who was brought up watching Star Wars on VHS, the Falcon is the stuff of boyhood dreams.

Sod you miserable lot - I can't wait to hear that baby fire up on screen again. :D

SegaGamer 18-09-2013 00:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by Old.Tallen (Post 68700096)
Oh dear god, Ford, Hammil and Fisher all back as well as the Falcon?

Don't get me wrong, im a HUGE fan of the original trilogy, but this was a chance at a proper franchise regeneration, something new. Maybe its a hat tip cantina scene and nothing substantial? If they are the main focus of the movie, im not sure i have any interrest in watching it.

Cameos, fine, anything more? No thanks!

But they are going to do this eventually anyway so why complain ?

Trsvis_Bickle 18-09-2013 00:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stansfield (Post 68724834)
"It's the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. I've outrun Imperial starships. Not the local bulk cruisers mind you, I'm talking about the big Corellian ships now. She's fast enough for you old man. What's the cargo? "


:cool:

I wouldn't put too much store by what Han Solo says. A parsec is a measure of distance, not time. It's like saying 'I made the run from London to Brighton in 55 miles.:p

oblivian 18-09-2013 06:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by f_196 (Post 68730166)
As a child of the 90s who was brought up watching Star Wars on VHS, the Falcon is the stuff of boyhood dreams.

Sod you miserable lot - I can't wait to hear that baby fire up on screen again. :D

Damn right. The second I see that hunk a junk on the big screen again it's 1977 and I'm 4 again :)

Brass Drag0n 18-09-2013 10:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trsvis_Bickle (Post 68730305)
I wouldn't put too much store by what Han Solo says. A parsec is a measure of distance, not time. It's like saying 'I made the run from London to Brighton in 55 miles.:p

Hey if you drove across a couple of fields / backgardens you could maybe shave a couple of miles off that.

Perhaps Han found a "short cut" to Kessel? :D




Oh God, people are now going to start quoting from the EU and mention the black holes around The Maw / Kessel and how Han did take the "short way" to Kessel.

Johnny Clay 18-09-2013 11:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trsvis_Bickle (Post 68715483)
Chris, there's a thought!:eek:

Good news: Pegg has apparently ruled himself out. Still a question mark over Benedict Cumberbatch mind. A bit better, but he showed his limitations as an actor in Tinker Tailor the other week. Not that that matters here of course.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Old.Tallen (Post 68700096)
Don't get me wrong, im a HUGE fan of the original trilogy, but this was a chance at a proper franchise regeneration, something new. Maybe its a hat tip cantina scene and nothing substantial? If they are the main focus of the movie, im not sure i have any interrest in watching it.

Cameos, fine, anything more? No thanks!

Does Abrams ever really do 'new' though? He just polishes up back-dated concepts and franchises mostly. A sheen of newness, a few fresh faces, but underneath much the same, old components, playing safe etc. His trick is to work on projects where this isn't really an issue.

I suppose SW is too steeped in pop-culture mythology to do anything truly new. Dusting down the Falcon has already done the job for some it seems. And looking at the box-office hike the Vader-empowered Sith enjoyed ($848m) compared to the relatively lowly returns for Clones ($649m), you can see how much needed the presence of the past is.

jeff_vader 19-09-2013 08:57

Maybe it'll be a model on Admiral Badguy's desk ;)

cy_bones 19-09-2013 12:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trsvis_Bickle (Post 68730305)
I wouldn't put too much store by what Han Solo says. A parsec is a measure of distance, not time. It's like saying 'I made the run from London to Brighton in 55 miles.:p

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brass Drag0n (Post 68732374)
Hey if you drove across a couple of fields / backgardens you could maybe shave a couple of miles off that.
Perhaps Han found a "short cut" to Kessel? :D
....

City of London to The City of Brighton and Hove is 66.2 miles down the A23.
If you use the A23 and M23 it's only 54.3 miles.
Han likes motorways...

RebelScum 19-09-2013 13:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by Old.Tallen (Post 68700096)
Oh dear god, Ford, Hammil and Fisher all back as well as the Falcon?

Don't get me wrong, im a HUGE fan of the original trilogy, but this was a chance at a proper franchise regeneration, something new. Maybe its a hat tip cantina scene and nothing substantial? If they are the main focus of the movie, im not sure i have any interrest in watching it.

Cameos, fine, anything more? No thanks!

The reports a few months back were that in addition the episodes 7, 8 & 9 there would also be new films in between the episodes, unrelated to what was going on those movies. So at this stage is appears those who want continuity will be served in the episodes, whilst there will also be new material for those those who want a fresh start. Of course, no matter they do, there will still be moaning in abundance.

Heavenly 19-09-2013 13:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by oblivian (Post 68731235)
Damn right. The second I see that hunk a junk on the big screen again it's 1977 and I'm 4 again :)

I'm a tad older than that....but I'm with you there!!! :D

blueplain 19-09-2013 14:20

Omg, I cant waite. I have the falcon model in my room, my favourite ship.

Johnny Clay 19-09-2013 15:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by RebelScum (Post 68751035)
The reports a few months back were that in addition the episodes 7, 8 & 9 there would also be new films in between the episodes, unrelated to what was going on those movies. So at this stage is appears those who want continuity will be served in the episodes, whilst there will also be new material for those those who want a fresh start. Of course, no matter they do, there will still be moaning in abundance.

You can expect more complaints for origin stories, perhaps.

http://www.firstshowing.net/2013/dis...rigin-stories/


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