Sunday, May 4, 2014

Returning To A Galaxy Far Far Away

Disney has announced the official cast for the upcoming Star Wars sequel!
It includes Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Kenny Baker, Anthony Daniels, and Peter Mayhew, who'll reprise their roles as Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, C-3PO, and Chewbacca. And of course John Williams will once again create the trademark musical score.
We've known this was likely for some time (see my blog Nov.2012), and I even wrote that George Lucas let the cat out of the bag and said the original cast was coming back.
Of course, some of the originals nowadays require galatically-designed zimmer frames (!), so there'll also be a new line of young Jedi facing new threats to the galaxy (which is still far, far away...).
The sequel is due in 2015 and will be the first of a new trilogy for the Star Wars franchise. In addition, Disney also announced plans for spinoffs, including Han in a (cue bad pun) solo adventure, as well as a stand-alone anti-hero bounty hunter Boba Fett movie.
The 'big three' - Han, Leia, and Luke - will have supporting roles while the main events focus on the newer cast members, and at least one of those younger actors portrays a child of Han and Leia. So, no more scenes of Luke snogging his sister then...
Oh, and May the 4th be with you!

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