Reason for Han Solo's death revealed in recent Harrison Ford interview:
"I really hate the STAR WARS Expanded Universe, and wanted to send out a big 'fuck you' to all of the fans," Ford stated. "So I gave them the lamest Han Solo death I could come up with and said, 'Deal with it, nerds.'"
Ford then made two fists and slowly raised the middle finger on each to point upward, and gave his characteristic smirk.
"Deal with it."
Last Edit: Jul 13, 2016 17:20:28 GMT -5 by GRWelsh
Well, actually, we know Ford wanted Han Solo to die since going back to at least 1983, because the character had become uninteresting to him. So, maybe for Episode VII he agreed to do be in it just for the money with the condition that Han would die (and probably didn't care how). That's the meta-reason, which is irrelevant from a story perspective.
But I still think the director/screenwriter meant for Han's death to have some gravitas and feel significant but they just blew it. It's a murky, confusing scene. It wouldn't suprise me if there were multiple ideas going on and multiple rewrites that culminated in something entirely unclear. Maybe too many hands in the pot and no central vision.
Post by geneweigel on Jul 16, 2016 13:12:37 GMT -5
I saw that Mark Hamill was going to have a livestream at STAR WARS CELEBRATION EUROPE yesterday and I put it on the TV to watch. Then got bushwhacked into watching the whole thing after the kids came home earlier than I thought and wanted to see the ROGUE ONE shit (which they didn't show the clips of Vader on the internet).
From the way they were talking, it seems its not the "Touchstone Hollywood" Disney anymore. I don't even think there is a "Disney spirit" in Disney anymore its just another big ass movie company with some properties.
The Gareth Edwards ROGUE ONE guy who directed GODZILLA (2014) seems like he is a real deal STAR WARS fan.
If they can mulch up the expanded universe to get more exciting stories then why not?
I noticed "Thrawn" is appearing in season 3 of the STAR WARS: REBELS cartoon (2014 to present). Its not a bad show but its very kiddy and rubbery like when they redid the CLONE WARS cartoon (2003-2005) into a CGI CLONE WARS (2008-2014). The cartoon was better
"The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, as taken from the Journal of the Whills. Saga Number One: the Star Wars."
About Episode VII: "I'll tell you where I thought I came in... In the forest, when the lightsaber goes like this and flies off? I said 'Oh what a great entrance! Wha --? Rey caught it?!? She hasn't even been to Dagobah for training!'"
That would have been a great entrance for Luke! And so much better than the actual ending! I would have loved to see some final great epic scene with Luke involved, if they had written it in such a way to not seem like an out of place deus ex machina.
What a great guy Hamill is, he has such a tremendous attitude.
ROGUE ONE looks promising. It seems like a no-brainer to set a prequel in the time period of the Empire and Rebel Alliance we all know and understand, with the classic designs, and a Darth Vader who is still alive and in his ruthless villain phase (as opposed to "this isn't the Vader you're looking for").
Last Edit: Jul 17, 2016 13:35:15 GMT -5 by GRWelsh
Post by geneweigel on Jul 17, 2016 15:00:04 GMT -5
Yeah, he is pretty good at entertaining conventions and he is a no bullshit comic fan who doesn't pretend to know the new shit unless he has actually read it which is so refreshing from the standard con spiels.