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MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU

Some call this Intergalactic Star Wars Day, but really, isn’t that every day?

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Yet this one has an added feature, we now have a date, December 18, 2015, of the next Star Wars movie, as I’m calling it, Star Wars VII: An Old Hope.

Also, cast announcements. The latter has brought a torrent of indignation from many fans.

I think this is unfair in many ways to the new cast.

Of course any comparison can’t be helped and it’s not likely to be favourable.

Many of us grew up with the original cast and still think of Star Wars IV: A New Hope as the first SW movie.

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In 1977 Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill weren’t even known.

Carrie Fisher hadn’t said, Help me Obi Wan Kenobi you’re my only hope or aren’t you a little short for a storm trooper? stars3

Mark Hamill hadn’t inadvertently kissed his sister, stood in the iconic pose against the twin suns, lost his hand, and screamed his famous nooooo!!!

Harrison Ford had never swaggered about the Millennium Falcon, said I know to Leila’s I love you, been encased in carbonite…

Alec Guiness hadn’t uttered the now famous, That’s no moon, that’s a space station, or said Use the Force Luke or become a cool ghost.

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We had never seen or heard the rasping menace of Darth Vader or the twisted malevolence of the Emperor…no Chewie or R2 or C3PO or Jabb14th10a or Lando or Boba-Fett.

So fear not, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, and John Williams are returning.

I think we should give the new cast a chance.

Adam Driver (he’s the best part of Girls, also in J. Edgar, The Unusuals, Your Don’t Know Jack, etc.),

Oscar Isaac (Sucker Punch, W.E., Inside Llewyn Davis, etc.),

Andy Serkis (Lord of The Rings, The Hobbit, King Kong, Einstein & Eddington, Longford, The Simpsons, Avengers: Age of Ultron, etc.),

Domhall Gleeson (Harry Potter as Bill Weasley, Black Mirror, About Time, When Harvey Met Bob, etc.),

John Boyega (Attack the Block and 24: Live Another Day),

Daisy Ridley (Mr. Selfridge, Silent Witness, etc.) and

Max von Sydow who’s been in I can’t even begin to list the work he‘s done since 1949, but he was Ming The Merciless.

Keeping an open mind, I am.

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Hope for the best, you should.

Now go get your comics, watch Star Wars movies, get your nerd on, and May The 4th Be With you!

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22 thoughts on “MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU

  1. It really doesn’t seem that long ago when my daughter was so in love with Mark Hamill, and of course, I was in love with George Harrison. Today Star Wars is just….LOUD.

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  2. MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU
    Another Star Wars movie, that should be great! ” May the 4th be with you” has been used
    over and over again online….so you know that next movie will be watched!

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    1. I can’t say I don’t have qualms with putting this series in the hands of Disney, but as long as they don’t flood it with musical numbers I think they’ll be ok. I did like the first couple of Pirates…so, here’s hoping. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

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  3. I haven’t been very excitied by JJ Abrams’s take on Star Trek, so I’m cautiously looking forward to the new Star Wars films. I am a little sad about the apparently exclusion of Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian).

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    1. As a major Star Trek fan (way overtakes my love of Star Wars) I was worried about Abrams take on ST and while they’re too long, they’ve grown on me. I worry about the Disney aspect, but I like the first couple Pirates movies, so…here’s hoping. Thanks for dropping by.

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    1. You have a lot of restraint, if I had a Darth Vader voice I’d use it all the time, lol, I mean all the time. Thank you for the kind words and thanks for dropping by Eric. 🙂

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