I remember being the only one who stayed awake to watch the whole movie “Star Wars: Episode IV; A New Hope” I was six or seven years old. Sitting in our family’s station wagon, eyes glued to the big screen of the drive in theater. How at that moment I fell in love with all the characters except Darth Vader. I caught the movie bug. I do have to say I was disappointed to hear that Locus had sold out to Disney, but I am willing to give them a chance to prove themselves to the fans out there.
A new casting call went asking for two new main characters for their film Episode 7. Not giving much detail, Disney sent out this via twitter: @UKopencall “asks for two young actors: a tough, independent woman in her late teens and a witty and smart man in his early 20s.” Are these the children of our famed characters we all know and love. Nope. They are completely different, not even related. Do we really want to see the older versions of our wet dreams in this new film being parents? For me not so much. Though Harrison Ford is still one good looking man.
Star Wars Episode 7 is slated to hit theaters in 2015. Rumors from behind the scenes suggest that the film is in trouble. People want a fresh new take on the trilogies, like J.J. Adams and Lawrence Kasdan. Maybe we new eyes on it. Give it a different feel. I believe as long as they don’t trash our heroes, then go for it. Another interesting thing about this interview is that according to The Times the British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor might be considered for Episode 7 after he was seen sitting in the lobby of J.J. Abrams’ office. Again this is the next casting rumor for Episode 7.
J.J. Adams is quoted saying to The Times Magazine; “I loved how Star Wars had that sense of a world far beyond the borders of what you can see and have been told – it’s one of the things it did so brilliantly. If you watch the first movie, you don’t actually know exactly what the Empire is trying to do. They’re going to rule by fear – but you don’t know what their end game is. The beauty of that movie was that it was an unfamiliar world, and yet you wanted to see it expand and to see where it went.” Even with this quote, he doesn’t plan on treading on the original films. He makes sure he doesn’t diss the Prequel Trilogy by saying “A lot of kids who saw all the prequels when they were young really do identify with those movies as much as my generation identified with the originals.”
Even though they are rumored to be in this new film, our heroes from a time before. I think it is great news. These fine actors will be, in my opinion, handing the torch over to a new group of actors to carry on their world that they started in 1977.
By Zondra Mae