Friday, March 15, 2013

Which stars for Star Wars? (Probably none of these.)

From Total Film:

Disappointing how, beneath the lip service, it's obvious that so many of the actors know next to nothing about Star Wars OR Star Trek, and have probably never actually seen or understood anything J. J. Abrams has been involved with. Rachel Weisz especially is just the worst. Respect, at least, for those who will own to not having grown up with Star Wars, whether because of their privileged, hoity-toity upbringings or because they were most likely the school bully rather than the nerd. Gotta appreciate Jason Statham's frankness—the guy's a straight shooter, not some kiss-ass—even if his professed aversion to sci-fi and its "silly roles" comes across completely bonkers, considering the sorts of absurd over-the-top action movies that have made up most of his body of work.

I would not object to seeing Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan again, and it gladdens me to hear that he'd be down for it. And, no, I don't think, given where the stories have already gone before, it would be especially far-fetched having him appear in the sequel trilogy, although I think a standalone interquel would make more sense. Seriously, would be cool to see a dryly humorous Obi-Wan on some solo adventures, after having been liberated from that stuffy Jedi Order.

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