Monday, January 13, 2014
More Movie Rumors, Potential Good News
Well, now things seem to be coming out more and more. I just came across this article HERE which says what I'd heard from a few of you, that apparently the changes that are happening behind the scenes were actually to make sure that Han, Leia and Luke are the focal point of the new movie and not their offspring. Of course whether or not this is true is anyone's guess, but it seems like it's making the rounds on a lot of sites which leads me to believe it may actually have some basis in reality. It also mentioned specifically that originally it was to focus on Luke's son and Han and Leia's daughter. I'm still curious to know whether in this case we're talking about Ben and Jaina or two completely new characters. I suppose it shouldn't matter, but I'm still curious. Eventually I expect we'll get the whole story there, even if it isn't until after the movie comes out.
I actually find it interesting if what the article says is true, that it was Abrams who really wanted to give the old characters a proper send off and wasn't ready to let go of the original characters before passing things along. He must be a bigger fan than I had thought. I figured that he'd want to move on and make it more his own. It also says that Lucas was the one who was against this idea. But apparently he is no longer the final word, or he is at least not immune to having his mind changed. Considering his more recent track record, this could also be a very good thing.
Personally, I don't know what to think. Part of me thinks this is the greatest news ever (if true), but then again I'm so used to being disappointed lately I can see just being annoyed with it all. In some ways, this is stupid, because knowing myself, I know I am a very, very forgiving fan when it comes to things I've been a fan of for most of my life. I mean, I kind of liked the fourth Indiana Jones movie. I know in a lot of ways it's dumb and the alien thing was stupid and hey, look, everyone got old! But for things I've loved for so long I can usually just enjoy the fact that they are giving me more of something I've always loved even if it's nowhere near perfect and kind of corny in a lot of ways. Seriously, if you told me there was going to be another Star Wars movie when I was 5 or 10 or 15 or 22... I would've flipped out (in a good way) and been ridiculously excited. They've made me jaded!
Again, this news is not 100% confirmed but given how things have played out thus far, it does at least seem plausible. I'll try and be optimistic. Because, frankly, if it is going to be about them and we get to see old Han, Leia and Luke kicking ass (Han and Leia in between being happily married for 30+ years) I can mostly only picture myself watching it while trying to suppress a smile as I bask in the awesomeness of seeing my favorite movie characters on screen again.
Oh, and as for the other casting news, that's all fine with me so far. They haven't mentioned anyone that I would really not want to see, so I'm ok with all of that. I'm sure there's a chance they'll talk about casting someone that would make me seethe with anger, but fortunately that hasn't happened yet.