Lord Simian wrote:
Whereas I wasn't interested in a film adaptation of the Thrawn trilogy, and you shouldn't be either. Because Thrawn takes place, what, 5 years after Jedi? Means Luke and Leia should be what, mid 20's? Han would be mid 30's?
Ok then. Your choice would be having people in their 50's and 60's playing 20 and 30's, or a recast. And does anyone think a Han Solo not played by Ford would be acceptable?
This is tough for me to hear, because ever since I've seen the original trilogy when I was a kid I wanted to see what happened to Luke after Jedi. The expanded U provided that & that's what I want to see on the big screen. I want to see the Jedi Academy, Thrawn, the Palpatine clone, the evil Luke clone, Han & Leia's twins, etc.
I see no reason that couldn't be done properly. I've been thinking that ever since Tron Legacy came out & I saw what they did with Clu. By the time episode 7 is upon us the advances in CGI since Tron Legacy should mean there's no reason we shouldn't be able to see extremely convincing versions of young Hamill, Ford & Fisher along with their voices & true older selves on screen as well. Makeup alone can already accomplish that in both directions. Look at the makeup in X3 with the young Xavier & Magneto, look at the makeup in countless other movies that make actors look younger or older than they really are.
I guess I just don't see those actors' current ages as reasons why some of those stories couldn't be done.
Either way, if they make a sequel trilogy without Hamill, Ford and Fisher, I riot.