Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Pre-release)

PantheraGem

Sr Member
Agreed but with the Disney vision addition of " Anything's possible as long as it craps all over the ideas and notions of what made star wars star wars to those of us who love and cherish what it ( The OT ) meant to us.
Just saying :)
And that is exactly how I meant it.
 

SethS

Master Member
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My thoughts on Leia--

Movie begins, crawl explains the new Rebellion continues to fight. Her message that went unanswered in TLJ has taken flight and more people are pledging alliance. An old Alliance general named Lando meets up with Poe to join the cause and he wants to see Leia. Poe takes him to their secret baee and leads Lando to a grave.

Leia died between films, but she's been kept alive in voice/holograms and become an icon and symbol for the movement, though her death has been kept secret.

I think something like this would be cool-- it honors the character, doesn't require recasting, dismissing here as "not there," or cg trickery, and still advances the story without getting clunky. FX wise, it would be pretty easy to recycle existing TFA/TLJ footage to create a hologram Leia-- in fact, Poe could even be literally doing that-- editing old recordings of her to keep her voice and message alive.
 

Noeland

Sr Member
Lando should be in the film and he should be a big part of the film. And he should be pretty ticked off about losing his friend Han and want some payback. (You know, how Luke should have been since he's such a flawed Jedi and all.)

Frankly, I was sure after they send out that call for help that Lando would respond. I think they missed an opportunity to at least name drop the character.
 

SethS

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Lando should be in the film and he should be a big part of the film. And he should be pretty ticked off about losing his friend Han and want some payback. (You know, how Luke should have been since he's such a flawed Jedi and all.)

Frankly, I was sure after they send out that call for help that Lando would respond. I think they missed an opportunity to at least name drop the character.
The fact Lando wasn't casing and/or running the casino on Canto is a miscarriage of justice.
 

annanake

Sr Member
I said it was a fun interview. :) JJ seems to be having fun.
I don't think JJ knows how to not have fun ! can't wait to see what he does with the next film .
High praise to all things Disney
( except Song of the South they officially disavowed that one !)
And buy a porge and a rose figure for your loved one !

They'll thank you for it !

I guarantee !

Or my name isn't Joe Isuzu !
 

gonk27

Sr Member
Leia's absence in Episode 9 would be perfectly filled by Mon Mothma in my opinion.

She was not only a central commanding figure in the Rebellion but has had a long personal connection with Leia so she should really be a perfect fit.

If Mon Mothma is still alive somewhere in the galaxy there's no way she wouldn't be prepared step up when the Resistance needs her, in fact it would have made more sense for Holdo to have been Mon Mothma, although if that had been the case we'd have lost another OT character..

JJ, get on the phone to Caroline Blakiston!
 

seelsa73

Sr Member
Personally I hope they recast and finish Leia's story. I doubt Carrie would object to that. I feel it cheapens a character to kill him/her off between stories. I hate when TV shows do it, I hate when books do it and I especially hate when movie series do it.
 

cboath

Master Member
Leia's absence in Episode 9 would be perfectly filled by Mon Mothma in my opinion.

She was not only a central commanding figure in the Rebellion but has had a long personal connection with Leia so she should really be a perfect fit.

If Mon Mothma is still alive somewhere in the galaxy there's no way she wouldn't be prepared step up when the Resistance needs her, in fact it would have made more sense for Holdo to have been Mon Mothma, although if that had been the case we'd have lost another OT character..

JJ, get on the phone to Caroline Blakiston!
Mon Mothma had to have 10-20 years on Leia. If Leia was 60 for TLJ, that'd make MM nearly 70-80. Not sure that'd work out.
 
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