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Star Wars Sequel Trilogy Rumors

CmdrTaco posted more than 10 years ago | from the let-the-rumors-start-flying dept.

Star Wars Prequels 723

Stop reading if you're spoiler paranoid. ChazeFroy writes "The actor who played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy, Peter Mayhew, will be in Episode III. Of course, this has been previously reported and comes as no surprise. However, TheForce is reporting that Mayhew's contract contains a stipulation that he must also appear in Episodes 7, 8, and 9. This was first reported in the British movie magazine Hot Dog, whose December issue with this news just hit US newstands."

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Re: Goatse.cx (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7989927)

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More details will be posted as we get them.
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Re: Goatse.cx (-1, Offtopic)

grub (11606) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990114)


Rhonda Clarke can have my goatse.cx when she pries it from my cold, dead fingers.

Good work.... but it doesn't resolve!? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7990126)

n/t

Awesome (-1, Offtopic)

Shmoe (17051) | more than 10 years ago | (#7989933)

First!

Heh, I read this earlier on theforce.net, this is amazing and I hope it's true. I doubt Lucas would be the director though.

This is flamebait (-1)

Bame Flait (672982) | more than 10 years ago | (#7989937)

You pathetic losers. Take note of my first post, and smell my grundle.

Re:This is flamebait (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7990143)

Wow. You fail it. So hardcore.

Better be Zahn's Trilogy. (4, Insightful)

Xeriar (456730) | more than 10 years ago | (#7989938)

Or there will be hell to pay. Nothing else was worth reading.

Re:Better be Zahn's Trilogy. (1)

grasshoppa (657393) | more than 10 years ago | (#7989975)

I will take anything other than Terry Brooks.

I was surprised EP1 didn't have some sort of wise overseer who wouldn't tell people what he knew, only what he thought they needed to know.

Re:Better be Zahn's Trilogy. (1)

ChaoticChaos (603248) | more than 10 years ago | (#7989987)

The Zahn Trilogy was extra special, but there are a lot of worth stories to tell in the Star Wars universe. I'm really enjoying the 22-volume New Jedi Order series. That's been just great!

Re:Better be Zahn's Trilogy. (1)

ceejayoz (567949) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990089)

I've talked to a lot of people who don't like the new series, but I personally agree with you.

It's nice to see the formerly invincible heroes of the past 600 books finally look a little vulnerable... major characters dying, good guys losing for huge multi-book story arcs...

People whine "OMG YOU KILLED _______" when it was actually one of the best things they could have done for the Star Wars universe.

Re:Better be Zahn's Trilogy. (3, Funny)

milkman_matt (593465) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990150)

People whine "OMG YOU KILLED _______" when it was actually one of the best things they could have done for the Star Wars universe.

They killed JarJar?

-matt

Re:Better be Zahn's Trilogy. (1)

ColdGrits (204506) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990017)

Yup, I'm with you 100% on that!

Although I guess actually it would need 5 films, to cover Zahn's trilogy and the two-parter that follows a little later which really DOES lead to a very neat conclusion.

Here's hoping, but I rather doubt there'll be 7-9 sadly. After all, it has been denied for so long, and Star Wars seems to have become "The life and death of Anakin Skywalker" so Ep 6 concludes it I suppose. Who knows?

Re:Better be Zahn's Trilogy. (1)

kin_korn_karn (466864) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990052)

If it's not the Zahn trilogy, it would have to be all the original characters' children. The Skywalker family is the centerpiece of all of the movies.

Anyway, if it IS the Zahn trilogy, I want to be the first to call for James Woods as Thrawn.

Re:Better be Zahn's Trilogy. (1)

ArmenTanzarian (210418) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990031)

He had two didn't he? The one with the original Thrawn and the one with the (to prevent spoiler) other Thrawn? Either way I agree, the Star Wars books were okay, but his were by far the best.

Re:Better be Zahn's Trilogy. (5, Insightful)

the Man in Black (102634) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990045)

I'm with seeing Thrawn & Co. up on the big screen, but only if George Lucas steps his monkey ass down as writer and director and let's someone talented handle it. He can be Executive Producer and just sit in the back eating corn chips and cackling.

Re:Better be Zahn's Trilogy. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7990063)

That'd be sweet, although I doubt it would happen.

Re:Better be Zahn's Trilogy. (1)

TrollBridge (550878) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990070)

I 100% concur!

The Zahn books were by far the cream of the crop of SW-related books. The rest don't hold a candle to the depth and suspense of his work.

Oh no! more shit from Lucas to come (1)

cur3 (514524) | more than 10 years ago | (#7989940)



i wait till the 9 dvd pack, star wars forever :D

Re:0h n000!!!1 m0re 5h17 fr0m Luc455 70 cum....... (1)

Deraj DeZine (726641) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990068)

I hope you weren't suggesting that they call it "Star Wars Forever..." We all know what that does to the development process...

Re:Oh no! more shit from Lucas to come (1)

diersing (679767) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990103)

contract contains a stipulation that he must also appear in Episodes 7, 8, and 9.

Seriously, will Mr. Mayhew live to meet these contact demands? Especially when you consider the 20 year (or so) gap between productions of 4-5-6 and 1-2-3.

Re:Oh no! more shit from Lucas to come (4, Interesting)

fromtheblueline (717915) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990131)

Just because Mayhew wants his part secured for future episodes does not mean that there will be future episodes. It would be no different then Elijah Wood securing his role as Frodo to keep another actor, say Keanu Reeves or Paul Reubens, from being cast in as Frodo in the future.

w00t! (-1, Flamebait)

ChaoticChaos (603248) | more than 10 years ago | (#7989942)

Episodes 7-9 would just be too wonderful to imagine! I'm a HUGE fan of the Star Wars Extended Universe and have read many of the novels. The Star Wars universe is soooooooo wonderful.

This is the best possible news and almost too much to hope for.

Re:w00t! (1)

gmezero (4448) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990071)

But absolutely NONE of the post episode 6 books are canon. In fact as we've seen 4-6 are apparently no longer canon either. No, if we see 7, 8, & 9. Then there will need to be a re-edit/issue of 1-6 to correct for all of the new continuity issues added to the story.

I'm still pissed over the Stat Wars newspaper strip that ran around 1978/79 which was called cannon at the time and apparently one of the only works given Lucas' story blessing. This strip documented the clone wars and the adventures of C3PO and R2-D2 with Obi-Wan pre-episode 6. All of that story was trashed... why?

Episode III better rock (3, Insightful)

mirio (225059) | more than 10 years ago | (#7989950)

If Episode III isn't incredible, Mr. Lucas can forget about any other Episodes.

Re:Episode III better rock (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7990050)

Amen to that. So much was left out of the so-called Episodes I and II, that Episode III will have to be 6 1/2 hours long to cover all the stuff that needs to happen before A New Hope.

Of course, knowing Lucas, what he'll do is utterly ruin IV, V, and VI in order to conform them to the garbage that he's put out thus far. :( To be perfectly honest, he should just put a bunch of actors under contract, hire some decent writers, and just focus on producing a mini-series. At least then maybe his directing will improve...

Sequel Names... (5, Funny)

H0NGK0NGPH00EY (210370) | more than 10 years ago | (#7989954)

Star Wars Episode 7: Milking the Cash Cow
Star Wars Episode 8: Beating a Dead Horse
Star Wars Episode 9: Please God, Make it Stop Already!

Re:Sequel Names... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7990048)

Very funny, but I think you meant episodes 6, 1 and 2.

Re:Sequel Names... (1)

sczimme (603413) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990136)


Reminiscient of the Simpsons parody entitled "Star Trek 12: So Very Tired":

Sulu: "Captain, Klingons off the starboard bow."
Kirk: "Again with the Klingons! Mr. Scott, give me full power."
Mr. Scott: "It's no good, Cap'n - I canna reach the control panel!"

While the the Simpsons writers were trying to be funny, any future Star Wars movies will probably be unintentionally funny, which is rather sad. D'oh.

PS I know I mixed references from Star [Trek, Wars] - try to get past that.

Who cares (3, Insightful)

Microsift (223381) | more than 10 years ago | (#7989959)

Episode VI, I and II have all been mediocre, so why would anyone even bother seeing episode III much less VII, VIII, or IX?

Re:Who cares (1)

bad_fx (493443) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990057)

RotJ may have been the worst of the originals (you'll definitely get no argument from me on that - I doubt anything will ever surpass Empire), but IMO it was still far superior to I or II... so please don't lump them together.

Re:Who cares (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7990107)

Whoa there, don't just lump Jedi in with 1 and 2 so easily. Without the ewoks, that would have competed with Empire.

force powers (4, Funny)

bludstone (103539) | more than 10 years ago | (#7989972)

The force is strong with me. I see these movies coming out, and thousands of voices scream out in excitement, followed by anger.

The future is always cloudy.

Re:force powers (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7990042)

I'm praying Peter Jackson will take over for the last 3 chapters.

Re:force powers (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7990121)

Fuck Peter Jackson. He didn't create the LOR mythology. He's just a fat, overpaid director.

Oh great (4, Funny)

wizarddc (105860) | more than 10 years ago | (#7989974)

7, 8 and 9? I must be one uninformed geek. I thought I only had 1 more disapointing movie left to watch.

Re:Oh great (1)

Patrik_AKA_RedX (624423) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990104)

I thought I only had 1 more disapointing movie left to watch.
No need to worry, you can trust Hollywood in provide plenty of disappointments in the future.

Hmm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7989977)

I guess there's no end to Lucas' whoreness.

Do not dare to hope, it has left these lands... (1)

stienman (51024) | more than 10 years ago | (#7989978)

Yeah, but the last three movies are going to be a re-write of LotR.

Here's hoping for another Return of the King!

-Adam

WWCD? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7989981)

What would Chewbacca do... if you took him to see the new Star Wars movies? He'd rip your arm off and beat you with the bloody end.

3 times the crap! (4, Insightful)

Sean80 (567340) | more than 10 years ago | (#7989992)

I'm sorry but I'm just sick of George Lucas raping my fond childhood memories of the first 3 Star Wars movies, and my wallet. Isn't it enough that he's created 2 incredibly bad movies in a row?

I have to say, as much as I love Star Wars, I will have to seriously think about even going to see Episode 3. I'm not terribly hopeful. 3 more movies just doesn't fill me with any joy any more. From a worldwide love to a worldwide joke. Now -that's- a screwup.

Can we get the screenwriter from Empire? (1)

oliverk (82803) | more than 10 years ago | (#7989993)

Please, please don't let Lucas write anymore!!! Empire was _awesome_ and just so overshadows Eps 1 & 2...

Re:Can we get the screenwriter from Empire? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7990158)

Sorry, she's dead since 1978. It was Leigh Brackett, who wrote many memorable screenplays (often for Howard Hawk) including the Big Sleep (1944), and was also a well-known sci-fi (and western) writer in her time. She was the reason Empire is the best of the SW movies, in my opinion.

Why the US? 3 More for Lucas to F@ck up (1)

strictnein (318940) | more than 10 years ago | (#7989997)

Why did it take for this magazine to get to the US for this information to get widely publicized?

Anyways... 3 more Star Wars movies just doesn't excite me as much as it might have. After seeing Lucas sodomize the Episodes I and II like he did, I can't imagine he's going to have some great revelation (*cough*Jar Jar binks needs to die*cough*) and make three great movies.

Lets guess at some titles:

Episode 7: Jar Jar Strikes Back
Episode 8: Jar Jar Has Kids
Episode 9: The Destruction of the Star Wars Fan Base

Ughh...

Can we start a petition? (1)

EulerX07 (314098) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990000)

The petition would be :

George, you've got the content control, it's your universe, you define it. BUT, someone else writes the scripts and dialogue, someone else produces it, and someone else directs it.

Re:Can we start a petition? (1)

agrippa_cash (590103) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990169)

I think he is bored with Star Wars anyway. I doubt he'll be directing any more Star Wars films after these. No, I have nothing to back up these suppositions (except for the last two films).

good news? (1)

devphaeton (695736) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990002)

At one point (about 3 years ago) i coulda swore i read that Peter Mayhew had died. I was bummed.

Nice to see he's in good shape otherwise.

Re:good news? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7990156)

I think it was the character of Chewie who died.

Re:good news? (1)

WOSSquee (722543) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990164)

*Extended Universe Spoiler* Might be because they killed off Chewie in one of the books... the bastards. I stopped reading EU books after I read that one.

...because of LotR (2, Interesting)

nphinit (36616) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990005)

Realizing I through III will not turn out to be the worshipped saga he had hoped for, and since LotR now defines the high-quality fantasy saga, George wants another shot to redeem it all?

Re:...because of LotR (1)

hesiod (111176) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990095)

> George wants another shot to redeem it all?

More like he wants another shot at being a trillionaire.

Let it die alrady (1)

32bitwonder (684603) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990006)

This "series" was already ruined with Ep. I and II. Any more of this is just beating a dead horse.

Slashdot 3004 comment... (0)

Caeda (669118) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990009)

Yep, just went out and bout the new Star Wars Tera-Peta-Giga Vid cube box set! Got all 4872 episodes in one nice little box.. with over 3 years of special features and directors comments!

Sequence (2, Funny)

nightsweat (604367) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990015)

First, was IV, then V, then VI, then of course, I, next II, and soon III.

Now VI, VII, and VII. Star Wars - teaching Roman numerals to whole new generation.

Re:Sequence (1)

zapp (201236) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990109)

Apparently you missed a lesson.
You just said the sequence is:
4, 5, 6
1, 2, 3
6, 7, 8

Re:Sequence (2, Funny)

zapp (201236) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990159)

Crap! I read that wrong

you actually said the sequence was:
4,5,6
1,2,3
5,6,6

Re:Sequence (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7990160)

Actually he said the 3rd sequence was 6, 7, 7

StarWars.com USED to show eps VII, VIII and IX (2, Interesting)

bluethundr (562578) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990022)

I remember back in around 1996 seeing slots for eps I,II,III,IV,V,VI and VII,VIII,IX on the StarWars.com homepage. Though a recent trip to the WayBack Machine seems to refute that memory. But they only go back to Dec 30th of '96 and my memory of VII,VIII,IX is a pretty clear one I'm adamant of having seen. But, interestingly enough Lucas had made some pretty clear statements that he NEVER intended to make a VII,VIII,IX trilogy. But I chalk those statements up to the same sort of Soviet revisionist history that made Greedo shoot first.

However, as we all know, the prequels don't hold a CANDEL to the originals. Maybe Lucas is FINALLY starting to realize this and hoping to restore the franchise to it's former glory, removing the tarnish of eps I and II. If that be the case, I truly hope that he can. Truly.

Re:StarWars.com USED to show eps VII, VIII and IX (1)

hrieke (126185) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990128)

I remember reading about it in People Magazine back in the 1980s that Star Wars was going to be 9 eps. long.

However, after seeing 1 & 2 and the 'enhanced versions', I wonder if GL shouldn't let it go.

And we thought it couldn't get any worse... (1)

addie (470476) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990028)

Or after EpII at least that's what I thought. But imagine what they'll have to do to make 7,8, and 9. There's no way they can get back all the original actors. So that means CG actors, which is a terrible idea, or brand new story lines with plots based solely on huge CG battle scenes (which given Lucas' skill as a director, also a terrible idea).

George should cut his losses and TRY SOMETHING NEW. Sequelitis is continually lowering the standards of an already washed-out industry.

I thought... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7990032)

Lucas said that Ep. 7-9 would depend on the success of Ep. 1-3.

That "CG" labeled crackpipe must have blurred his mind.

Well George, lets see how long the lines in front of the cinemas will be this time.

Oh sweet mother Jedi (1)

molrak (541582) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990033)

Just what the world needs, another crappy scifi trilogy. After the fiascoes in storytelling that have been Episodes 1 & 2, why would anyone want to go see these sequel movies? It's bad enough that Lucas is shoving Geriatric Jones and the Lost Walking Cane on us.

Granted, I'm going to go see Episode 3, but I'll not be participating in any sort of line party for it, and I may even opt to rent at as opposed to seeing it in the theater. I'll be surprised if it even manages to match Episode 2's BO, and Episode 2's BO was nowhere near Episode 1's BO.
(BO=Body Odor or Box Office, whichever.)

Original Trilogy DVDs (3, Funny)

Complicity (30481) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990036)

If you thought that you were going to have to wait a long time to get the original trilogy DVDs before...

Episodes 7, 8, and 9... (1)

nubbie (454788) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990043)

Has there actualy been books about theses? I thought I remember hearing Lucas never wanted to write them?

Re:Episodes 7, 8, and 9... (2, Insightful)

Warlock7 (531656) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990069)

No, no books yet. But back in the day Lucas always claimed that this was a nine part story.

Re:Episodes 7, 8, and 9... (3, Funny)

schon (31600) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990154)

I thought I remember hearing Lucas never wanted to write them?

Well, we're in luck then. They might actually be watchable. :o)

Contracts... (5, Insightful)

Whispers_in_the_dark (560817) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990044)


However, TheForce is reporting that Mayhew's contract contains a stipulation that he must also appear in Episodes 7, 8, and 9.

IMNAAA (not an acting agent), but isn't this just the sort of thing that gets tossed into lower-paid actor's contracts when a studio is simply hedging its bets? I like the 'bacca as well as the next dude, but he is probably paid less than, say Harrison Ford, on average. It seems likely to me that it wouldn't cost the studio much (if anything) to obligate him in this regard.

Now, if the face-time Ep. 6 folks (Ford, Fisher, Hamilton, et al.) start getting signed into contracts like this then we would be talking.

Aw, where's the sequel we all want? (1)

LNO (180595) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990051)

Yogurt: God willing, we'll all meet again in Spaceballs II: The Search For More Money.

Slightly Off Topic... (1)

starvingcodeartist (739199) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990059)

But...why does everyone think that the new Star Wars movies suck? I agree, they're friggin' terrible. Lucas has enough money to hire talented script writer and at least make a good script, but he doesn't seem to do that even. And lets not forget Jar Jar. Who the hell thought that was a good idea? I don't know. Does he just not care, because no matter what crap he puts out, all of us geeks are going to go see it? Sorry for being slightly off topic...but I've been wondering about this for awhile and would like to hear other's opinions.

This could be Lucas' chance to redeem himself! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7990061)

Let's withhold judgement for a little while. The entire prequel concept, in retrospect, seems doomed to be derided by Star Wars geeks by its very nature.....

But if Lucas can take the lessons he has (hopefully!) learned from the prequels and make a third Sequel trilogy that takes these lessons into account -- hopefully by going with a respected existing storyline like Zahn's books -- the salvation of the Star Wars mythology is not out of the question....

Great idea (1)

Dr_LHA (30754) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990062)

Yes - Star Wars Episodes 7,8 and 9 would be a great idea. However only if George Lucas moves into an "Executive Producer" role only.

The new Star Wars could then be made by the next generation of up and coming directors and script writers, and might actually not suck.

Too Old (4, Insightful)

jlechem (613317) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990065)

I wouldn't take stock in this. How old is George Lucas now, 55 60? It takes him roughly 8-10 years a trilogy. He'ld be in a wheelchair by the time he finished the next ones if he even lived that long. I would think he wants to move on and do other things. And who would play all the original roles. All the main actors have not aged well and it would be very shitty to not have Mark Hammil reprise his role as Luke Skywalker or Harrison Ford play Han Solo.

...but he can use the Chewbacca Defense... (1)

axis-techno-geek (70545) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990066)

Seeing how he is "Chewbacca", I'm sure he could get out of that contract using the Chewbacca Defense ;)

Times running out (1)

Greif (736200) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990073)

At the current rate at which these movies are being made, George has little time left to make 3 more episodes. Unless 7, 8 and 9 are made all at once (ala the LOTR trilogy) you can forget about George Lucas making the final 3 films.

hehehe .. well (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7990074)

speaking as one who Knows, i can safely say that this isn't true

Three thoughts (1)

Otter (3800) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990078)

1) I appreciate the spoiler notice, but perhaps a little more insulation between spoiler warning and spoiler would be in order?

2) Fortunately, learning who will be wearing the wookie suit barely qualifies as a spoiler. If the news was that Lucas was going to be suing everyone posting inane "Chewbacca defense" comments in SCO stories (for crying out loud, it wasn't even funny on South Park), that'd be news.

3) Sorry to burst the British bubbles, but you're not finding "Hot Dog" on any US newsstand except for the gimmicky superinternational stands in a handful of cities. Most of us remember "Hot Dog" as the magazine for kids too young to read "Dynamite".

By the time they come out... (1)

thefinite (563510) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990083)

They could just have Mayhew grow out his hair and skip the makeup all together. It will also be the right shade of grey for playing an old Wookie.

After enjoying the accelerated release schedule of the Matrix and Lord of the Rings trilogies, it feels like I should expect a glacier to show up at the local theater before number 7 does.

This just goes to prove (1)

Redmage5 (741968) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990091)

that Americans are reluctant to pick up British food... even if its a Hot Dog.

I can hardly think of anything worse (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7990097)

I used to think Star Wars 3-5 where amazing...now I think of them of some sort of fluke.
I cant imagine anyone taking Lucas seriously these days. Cant he see that all that CGI looks like one massive cartoon..take a look at Jar Jar for example. I wonder if Lucas thought Rodger Rabbit consisted soley of unkown actors.

It just won't be the same if not... (4, Funny)

milkman_matt (593465) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990100)

The actor who played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy, Peter Mayhew, will be in Episode III.

Well I would HOPE SO! If anyone but Peter Mayhew played Chewbacca I just don't think it would pass... I mean, it takes some serious talent to walk around in a big furry costume for a while... And while they're at it they better get the same people for C3P0 and Vader or this movie just won't quite work!

-matt

Peter Mayhew shouldn't get his hopes up. (1)

FeetOfStinky (669511) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990106)

Why bother with real, human actors in Episodes 7-9 when Lucas can just CGI all the main characters? I mean, come on, digital Jar-Jar, digital ewoks, digital Chewbacca... it's the wave of the future! - albeit a future from long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away.

Aren't most of the actors kind of old? (1)

MrDigital (741552) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990116)

I agree with the fellow who mentioned Zahn's trilogy.. unfortunately, however, it focuses on the characters from eps 4-6, which are now 25 years older than they were. (And in the case of a couple of them, full of psychiatric disorders)

I'm not sure where Lucas could go with 7-9, but if it's anywhere near 1-3 he should just stop while he's behind.

Heir to the Empire (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7990123)

I would not mind seeing sequels made from Heir to the Empire. Admiral Thrawn kicked some rebel butt without requiring props such as the force.

Chewbacca? Now there's an irreplaceable actor! (2, Insightful)

Gramie2 (411713) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990124)

I don't understand it. Surely any of the actors playing a character whose face is hidden and voice isn't used (i.e. Chewbacca, R2D2, or Darth Vader) is completely dispensable. Why is it such a big deal to keep Peter Mahew? The only qualification for someone replacing him would be height!

Mark Hammil responds... (3, Funny)

TrollBridge (550878) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990130)

"Oh thank God! I'll may yet eat another meal that wasn't first deposited in a dumpster!"

nothing to see here (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7990135)

contract stipulations like that (I must appear in a sequel) are very common, and don't indicate a sequel is in the works.

My cousin was a small-time actor for a few years, and almost all of his contracts had clauses like that, but it really didn't mean much

TheForce? (1)

SpamJunkie (557825) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990155)

How can we trust TheForce.net? Aren't they owned by Lucas?

Wouldn't that make them highly filtered by Lucas' cronies?

Seems like looking to ABC for Disney spoilers.

CA$H (4, Informative)

Malicious (567158) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990162)

Incase any of you didn't know, regardless of how much you/we think EP I & II may have sucked, they still raked in a wack of cash [yahoo.com] domestically:
Episode I: $431,088,295
Episode II: $310,675,583

I think what we're seeing here are at least + 741,000,000 reasons Lucas is considering 7,8,9.

the good ol' gang back? (1)

mac666er (591442) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990165)

Ok so this shouldn't be bad news at all...

Don't get me wrong, I think Lucas is a terrible writer since 1977. However, I grew up with these movies and *the one* thing that I always wanted to see is the future of whatever happened after episode VI.

Of course there are tons of novels and comics... but ... isn't it a little bit interesting to just imagine SEEING Han, Leia and all the gang as good ol' pals? That can only happen in a movie...

But of course.. I wouldn't expect much from the story or other *NEW* Characters.

Would u think Carrie is that hot with so many wrinkles and overwight?.. Well after all she had to take care of a reckless ex-smuggler... well.. at least we know Han (Harrison) is IN SHAPE =P

Just my two cents

The Death Script (5, Funny)

Dracolytch (714699) | more than 10 years ago | (#7990170)

"I felt a great disturbance in movie buffs... as if millions of viewers suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced."

Most likely their own organs went into revolt. Geeks everywhere left Episode II with their brains subconciously chanting: "If you are so stupid to watch the next one, I will KILL YOU!"

~D

Better fit in with the EU... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7990171)

While I really would like an episode 7, 8, or 9, if it contradicts practically everything in the EU I am going to be VERY annoyed. A trilogy based on the Thrawn trilogy would be awesome, or the New Jedi Order (but alas, the New Jedi Order is some 19 books long, so I doubt they'll make THAT many movies).

I hope its based on Zhan's Thrawn trilogy, or is original (but fitts in with the other Expanded Universe books).
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