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Old 01-28-2013, 09:52 AM
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Imdb has a few of the original main cast from the original listed including Harrison Ford as Hans Solo for VII.
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That's interesting, I know there has been a lot of speculation about that.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:22 AM
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Imdb has a few of the original main cast from the original listed including Harrison Ford as Hans Solo for VII.
IMDB is not a reliable source this far in advance.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:30 AM
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I agree, EC. Imdb is far from a reliable source.

If I may, EC, here's an advantage I see about Keenser in the films...granted its a seemingly negligible one, but a potential advantage in the future.

Keenser is small. Keenser is agile. Keenser could come in handy in reaching places on the Enterprise that even an average sized human (or other alien) character might have a rough time getting to....very handy in an emergency.

Besides, if JJ is a little more receptive to feedback than, oh, say, George Lucas, JJ might give those folks what they're looking for...perhaps a death to fell Keenser, but a heroic death, one that allows him to help save the day. As long as it's not done in a cheesy way, the scene could be pretty compelling, even for those who never cared for the little guy. I'm sure that even in such a scene, many who bemoan Keenser will simply scream joyously for his demise, completely overlooking the fact that he helped save the Enterprise, or the galaxy depending on the scenario. That's their loss for not considering the overall picture.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:38 AM
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He ain't the cutest looking thing to try and sell a toy on.......................he's no Ewok that's for sure!
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:59 AM
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You know... Nathan Fillion... Would make a great Hans Solo.
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If I may, EC, here's an advantage I see about Keenser in the films...granted its a seemingly negligible one, but a potential advantage in the future.

Keenser is small. Keenser is agile. Keenser could come in handy in reaching places on the Enterprise that even an average sized human (or other alien) character might have a rough time getting to....very handy in an emergency.

Besides, if JJ is a little more receptive to feedback than, oh, say, George Lucas, JJ might give those folks what they're looking for...perhaps a death to fell Keenser, but a heroic death, one that allows him to help save the day. As long as it's not done in a cheesy way, the scene could be pretty compelling, even for those who never cared for the little guy. I'm sure that even in such a scene, many who bemoan Keenser will simply scream joyously for his demise, completely overlooking the fact that he helped save the Enterprise, or the galaxy depending on the scenario. That's their loss for not considering the overall picture.
I wanted Jar Jar Binks to die. I don't really care if Keenser lives or dies because he was a nothing character who really had no purpose in the film. You're right he may get fleshed out a bit more in the second film but my guess is he will be around for a few more jokes. Again I hope to be proven wrong. Personally I wanted to see Jar Jar playing with a lightsaber and then looking in to the top of it as he accidentally ignited it putting a whole threw his own head right between the eyes. I will give George Lucas credit for limiting Jar Jar's role in Episodes II & III. I also thought it was kind of funny that Jar Jar's stupidity helped the Emperor gain power.

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You know... Nathan Fillion... Would make a great Hans Solo.
I could see that. It will be interesting to see what route they go with Episode VII. Recast, original actors de-aged like Jeff Bridges in Tron: Legacy, or matching up the timeline to the age of the original actors, or just completely new characters.

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Jar Jar detracted from his movies, Keenser was just sort of there.
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I wanted Jar Jar Binks to die. I don't really care if Keenser lives or dies because he was a nothing character who really had no purpose in the film. You're right he may get fleshed out a bit more in the second film but my guess is he will be around for a few more jokes. Again I hope to be proven wrong. Personally I wanted to see Jar Jar playing with a lightsaber and then looking in to the top of it as he accidentally ignited it putting a whole threw his own head right between the eyes. I will give George Lucas credit for limiting Jar Jar's role in Episodes II & III. I also thought it was kind of funny that Jar Jar's stupidity helped the Emperor gain power.
Ha ha....that may have been Lucas getting back at the bemoaners. See...see what I did! I kept him alive...I reduced his role, but I gave him one more little coup de grace that's gonna really get your hackles up! HA HA! I let Jar Jar pave the way for Palpatine's rise! MUA HA HA! Suckers!
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Jar Jar detracted from his movies, Keenser was just sort of there.
He's just a little light relief. There's not much to over-analyse except what the problem is with a character there for a dash of humour.
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