Once Lucas was but a learner, now he is the master. A master of EVIL.
From imdb today: (I'd link it, but the link goes to to a news page that just cycles content in and out, so this wouldn't appear on the page in a day or two).
Oh, dear god, if true, then the circle is complete. Lucas Sucks.Originally Posted by imdb
Once Lucas was but a learner, now he is the master. A master of EVIL.
[size=6]STAR WARS SU.....[/size] Oh forget it. Everybody knows it by now.........
And I'll be first in line to see those too. I'm such a star whore
Yeah, me too. Of course I quite liked Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones.Originally Posted by Rob_Merritt
I liked Phantom Menace better back when it was just a single episode of Droids.
Interesting rumour -- there's also a rumour that there will be a Star Wars TV show to continue the story - maybe that's been exaggerated into eps. 7-9.
Hell, if they could get back the original crew, I'd love to see this. I'm still a sucker for the Star Wars movies - even the bad ones have a few fantastic scenes and some great creativity.
Good luck getting Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford on the same set again.
They were completely digitized in the late 90s. Payed big bucks to do that as well. So maybe Lucas is just going to CGI them.Originally Posted by Cool Breeze
Don't they like each other? It's a given that Mark Hamill would do anything he's offered. Ford seemed willing to work on Indy 4, so he may be open to it, especially given Lucas's role in Ford's early career. Carrie Fisher'll be a tough one though.Originally Posted by Cool Breeze
Right, that's the key. Carrie Fisher is batshit insane, paranoid as all hell. She won't step foot on the same set as Mark. She didn't even know that Mark was in Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back until after both of their parts were filmed.
Harrison Ford may or may not do it, depending on how well done he feels the prequels are. The main reason behind him doing Indy 4 might be the very fact that everyone loves the Indy movies, all three of them. The same cannot be said for the prequels.
Mark might be desperate for cash, but at the same time, he seems like a very smart man. I don't know how willing he'd be to doing the sequels, for the exact same reasons as Ford.
Mark Hamill is supposively very well off. Smart with investments and gets paid very well for his voice work. Probably not the same scale as Ford but he doesn't have to work if he chose not too.
That's very wonderful to hear. I've always thought that Mark Hamill was a wonderful actor who excels at voicework, it's great to hear that he's set for life basically.
That kind of makes me think he'd want to distance himself even further from what Lucas is doing now. It's so completely different than the previous films, I doubt it'd even be fun to act in them anymore.
You would think that true but Mark Hamill is a bigger star wars geek than most. So he probably couldn't control himself.
If this rumor were to be true then I would expect any original trilogy actors to be strictly supporting and functioning primarily as a "passing of the torch." You might get Harrison Ford in a five minute cameo and then not see him for the rest of the trilogy. Hamill I would expect to function in a similar way to Obi-Wan in Episode 4 and probably even be dispatched in the same way.
Also- I would expect Lucas's involvement to be relatively minimal. Probably Story and Executive Producer with others doing the writing and directing. I suspect interest in Eps 7-9 is driven by keeping an ongoing revenue stream for Lucasfilm.
Is there a reason for this? I mean the "won't set foot on the same set as Mark" part, not the "batshit insane, paranoid as all hell" part.Originally Posted by Cool Breeze
This may be my distorted memory playing tricks on me, but I recall that Ford had an issue with the fact that Hamill got a piece of the RotJ merchandising revenues and Ford didn't. That, as I understand it, is why Hamill is still pretty well set for life.
I had not heard about this Carrie Fisher thing with her refusing to be anywhere near Hamill, though. What's the deal with that?
It has nothing to do with Mark Hamill, really, but her alienation from Star Wars on the whole. There's the bits about her not doing cons, about not wanting to work with friends and colleagues from the Star Wars circles, the stalkers, everything, what have you.
She wasn't upset when she found out about being on the same set with Mark Hamill, but at the same time, she didn't have any real contact with him. Kevin Smith has made mention of this before that he got them to do their parts seperately because he knew that Fisher wouldn't do it if she knew Mark was involved/that it was a Star Wars parody. If I remember correctly, Carrie only knew that it was some stupid stoner comedy, that Kevin Smith wasn't a huge Star Wars fan, and that Mark wasn't involved.
I honestly don't know if she'd have an aversion to working on a new Star Wars movie. She's lightening up a little bit, hitting cons, and seems to have finally gotten past all of the problems that, up until three-four years ago, plagued her life.
It's pretty sad, but she was ran over by the Star Wars phenomenon and didn't handle it well at all. There's the whole drug abuse thing, which she just recently got over, as well. (That and she's also really bitter about merchandising, too).
She's also made a few off-the-cuff comments about how she'd really like to do some real acting, and how all anyone ever pins her as is "that girl from Star Wars." She was typecast, badly, and she resents that to hell and back.
Yeah, but god did she look good in Soapdish. Lousy movie, though.
All this is strange to me because I've read several positive comments about Star Wars and Lucas from Fisher over the years including acknowledging that Lucas is responsible for any fame and fortune she may have.I honestly don't know if she'd have an aversion to working on a new Star Wars movie. She's lightening up a little bit, hitting cons, and seems to have finally gotten past all of the problems that, up until three-four years ago, plagued her life.
Maybe it was the drugs talking when she was being negative, then, because she's said her fair share of "Fuck Lucas" comments as well.
We could debate this up and down all day long, just like whether or not Alec Guinness hated working on Star Wars while he was actually working on it, but in the end, there's evidence to support both sides, so I guess it's a moot point, if we choose to be pedantic enough to make it one.
Isn't Postcards From the Edge about Fisher's life? Strange enough for me.
Also, I thought Mark Hamill was trying to distance himself from the Skywalker role (I know: what the hell for?). Not so?
I always hoped that Luke would go to the dark side. I mean, you see it coming in ROTJ. At least I thought you could.
Well, yeah, but isn't the point that he doesn't, and in overcoming the failings of the parent, the son redeems the father? If he ended up going Vader, Jr. in the sequels, that would kind of blow that whole theme to hell.Originally Posted by Jason McMaster
Proof?Originally Posted by John Reynolds
I dunno. After they convicted Yoda for possession of blow and molesting Jedi padawans, I don't think they can find a replacement for him that won't be tainted by the memory of the scandal.
(For those who don't get it, you should watch Chappelle's Show)
Oh, yeah. I almost forgot:
Keep in mind that she is bipolar as well. She has extreme moods that effect everything she says.Originally Posted by Kevin Grey
This is the first I've ever heard of animosity between Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. What's the scoop on that one?
Last I knew her and Lucas were good - they did some episodes of Young Indy together when it was on the air.Originally Posted by Cool Breeze
As for Jay and Silent Bob - one of Carrie Fisher's stipulations is that no one would talk to her about Star Wars while she was working on the movie. I don't remember Smith mentioning the anti-Hamill stuff though.